Best Wedding Photographs 2016: The In-Between Moments

A documentary photographer at heart, I have always been attracted to the in-between moments. The moments that would never make it on to a list of must-have photographs.

The must-have photographs are ... yes, you said it ... must haves. A bride (or brides, or groom/s) coming down the aisle, the exchange of the rings, the kiss, the happy couple exiting the ceremony, the first dance, the parent dances, the toasts, the cake-cutting, the exit.

But there is so much more to the wedding day. As a photojournalist, I find the challenge of photographing a wedding is capturing moments that tell the story of the day that would have been forgotten, if I had not been there with my camera.

Here are a few of my favorites.

 Tim and Vanessa Wedding at Emory Presbyterian Church and Trolley Barn
 Kim and Shelby's Wedding at Avondale Estates Clubhouse
 Alex Shoaff and Esther Albrecht Wedding at The Ridges Resort in Hiawassee
 Ashley and David's Ellijay Mountain Wedding
 Kim and Shelby's Wedding at Avondale Estates Clubhouse
 Tim and Vanessa Wedding at Emory Presbyterian Church and Trolley Barn

If you'd like a photographer who looks for more than the must-have photos, give us a call at 4040 298 6263 to see if we're the right fit for you.


Documentary Wedding Photographers in Atlanta

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Cindy Brown

I'm an Atlanta wedding photographer who takes soulful, quirky and honest photos ...

I'm also an adventurous traveler and all-round nerd. I love to hike with my beagle/cattle dog Roux and best friend/spouse.

I was born in Atlanta, moved around a lot--30 cities and 5 states--and then came back.

After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta, I took a job at asmall newspaper in south Georgia, where I photographedhospital teas, pecan farmers, and beauty queens.

I photographed a biker funeral, death penalty protests andTed Bundy while interning with the Associated Press.

While a photographer for two dailies in Florida, I photographed Ronald Reagan, a train derailment and the dedication of a screened-in porch.

An unexpected life turn took me to Vermont where I fell in love with Bernie Sanders and on to Indiana, where I edited photos for a major daily, and nerded out getting a master’s and PhD.

After teaching photojournalism at colleges and universities in Florida, Indiana and Mississippi, I returned to Atlanta to earn myfifth degree--a Master's of Divinity.

My passion for storytelling with my camera and my interest in religious diversity led my to the field of wedding photojournalism.

I have documented weddings large and small, Unitarian and Pagan, indoors and out, Christian and Muslim, in backyards and in churches. The most exotic wedding I have photographed took place in Mexico and was officiated by aMayan shaman.

When I'm not photographing weddings, portraits or corporate events, I work on personal photo projects, visit friends in amemory-care home, and volunteer at a recovery center.

Favorite Wedding Photographs from 2016: Getting Ready

"Looking back at my life's voyage, I can only say that it has been a golden trip."
Ginger Rogers

One year ends and another begins. We look back and we look forward, like Janus, the god.

I take the time to look back at the photographs I've taken during the past year and think about all the wonderful people I've met through my photography.

Here are few of my favorite photographs from the Getting Ready part of the wedding day. Ties seem to be a theme for the guys and surprise for the ladies.

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If you're getting ready for your big day, give us a call (404-298-6263) to find out if we're the right photographers for you.

Candid Decatur Wedding Photographers

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Cindy Brown

I'm an Atlanta wedding photographer who takes soulful, quirky and honest photos ...

I'm also an adventurous traveler and all-round nerd. I love to hike with my beagle/cattle dog Roux and best friend/spouse.

I was born in Atlanta, moved around a lot--30 cities and 5 states--and then came back.

After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta, I took a job at asmall newspaper in south Georgia, where I photographedhospital teas, pecan farmers, and beauty queens.

I photographed a biker funeral, death penalty protests andTed Bundy while interning with the Associated Press.

While a photographer for two dailies in Florida, I photographed Ronald Reagan, a train derailment and the dedication of a screened-in porch.

An unexpected life turn took me to Vermont where I fell in love with Bernie Sanders and on to Indiana, where I edited photos for a major daily, and nerded out getting a master’s and PhD.

After teaching photojournalism at colleges and universities in Florida, Indiana and Mississippi, I returned to Atlanta to earn myfifth degree--a Master's of Divinity.

My passion for storytelling with my camera and my interest in religious diversity led my to the field of wedding photojournalism.

I have documented weddings large and small, Unitarian and Pagan, indoors and out, Christian and Muslim, in backyards and in churches. The most exotic wedding I have photographed took place in Mexico and was officiated by aMayan shaman.

When I'm not photographing weddings, portraits or corporate events, I work on personal photo projects, visit friends in amemory-care home, and volunteer at a recovery center.

Elopement in Cator Woolford Gardens

My first experience photographing an elopement was loads of fun. Check out these photos from a mid-week elopement that took place at Cator Woolford Gardens off Ponce. I got the call to photograph the event two days in advance. Elopement Ceremony in Atlanta

Atlanta Elopement Photographer

Cator Woolford Gardens Wedding

Bride and groom celebrate

Bride and groom and two witnesses

Need an elopement photographer?

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Cindy Brown

I'm an Atlanta wedding photographer who takes soulful, quirky and honest photos ...

I'm also an adventurous traveler and all-round nerd. I love to hike with my beagle/cattle dog Roux and best friend/spouse.

I was born in Atlanta, moved around a lot--30 cities and 5 states--and then came back.

After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta, I took a job at asmall newspaper in south Georgia, where I photographedhospital teas, pecan farmers, and beauty queens.

I photographed a biker funeral, death penalty protests andTed Bundy while interning with the Associated Press.

While a photographer for two dailies in Florida, I photographed Ronald Reagan, a train derailment and the dedication of a screened-in porch.

An unexpected life turn took me to Vermont where I fell in love with Bernie Sanders and on to Indiana, where I edited photos for a major daily, and nerded out getting a master’s and PhD.

After teaching photojournalism at colleges and universities in Florida, Indiana and Mississippi, I returned to Atlanta to earn myfifth degree--a Master's of Divinity.

My passion for storytelling with my camera and my interest in religious diversity led my to the field of wedding photojournalism.

I have documented weddings large and small, Unitarian and Pagan, indoors and out, Christian and Muslim, in backyards and in churches. The most exotic wedding I have photographed took place in Mexico and was officiated by aMayan shaman.

When I'm not photographing weddings, portraits or corporate events, I work on personal photo projects, visit friends in amemory-care home, and volunteer at a recovery center.

Elopement in Cator Woolford Gardens

My first experience photographing an elopement was loads of fun. Check out these photos from a mid-week elopement that took place at Cator Woolford Gardens off Ponce. I got the call to photograph the event two days in advance. Elopement Ceremony in Atlanta

Atlanta Elopement Photographer

Cator Woolford Gardens Wedding

Bride and groom celebrate

Bride and groom and two witnesses

Need an elopement photographer?

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Cindy Brown

I'm an Atlanta wedding photographer who takes soulful, quirky and honest photos ...

I'm also an adventurous traveler and all-round nerd. I love to hike with my beagle/cattle dog Roux and best friend/spouse.

I was born in Atlanta, moved around a lot--30 cities and 5 states--and then came back.

After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta, I took a job at asmall newspaper in south Georgia, where I photographedhospital teas, pecan farmers, and beauty queens.

I photographed a biker funeral, death penalty protests andTed Bundy while interning with the Associated Press.

While a photographer for two dailies in Florida, I photographed Ronald Reagan, a train derailment and the dedication of a screened-in porch.

An unexpected life turn took me to Vermont where I fell in love with Bernie Sanders and on to Indiana, where I edited photos for a major daily, and nerded out getting a master’s and PhD.

After teaching photojournalism at colleges and universities in Florida, Indiana and Mississippi, I returned to Atlanta to earn myfifth degree--a Master's of Divinity.

My passion for storytelling with my camera and my interest in religious diversity led my to the field of wedding photojournalism.

I have documented weddings large and small, Unitarian and Pagan, indoors and out, Christian and Muslim, in backyards and in churches. The most exotic wedding I have photographed took place in Mexico and was officiated by aMayan shaman.

When I'm not photographing weddings, portraits or corporate events, I work on personal photo projects, visit friends in amemory-care home, and volunteer at a recovery center.