A Faith-Centered Wedding at Holy Trinity Episcopal in Decatur

Mary Martha and Nathan’s lives center around their faith and so it was no surprise that they would plan a faith-focused wedding, as well.

According to Mary Martha, “Although we also looked forward to the reception, the ceremony was the most important part of our wedding day.”

Their service followed that traditional Episcopal celebration and blessing of marriage, complete with communion. Mary Martha said that it was important the they celebrate the sacrament with friends and family.

While the ceremony was Episcopal at its core, it incorporated aspects of Nathan’s Quaker tradition. And friends and family played different roles from reader, to acolyte, to organist and choir member

Here are a few favorites from before the ceremony, while Mary Martha and Nathan were getting ready. And a few more from their ceremony, taken inconspicuously from the sides and the back of the sanctuary.

 Mary Martha and Nathan Penner Wedding at Holy Trinity in Decatur, Reception at The Freight Depot in Atlanta
 Mary Martha and Nathan Penner Wedding at Holy Trinity in Decatur, Reception at The Freight Depot in Atlanta
 Mary Martha and Nathan Penner Wedding at Holy Trinity in Decatur, Reception at The Freight Depot in Atlanta
 Mary Martha and Nathan Penner Wedding at Holy Trinity in Decatur, Reception at The Freight Depot in Atlanta
 Mary Martha and Nathan Penner Wedding at Holy Trinity in Decatur, Reception at The Freight Depot in Atlanta
 Mary Martha and Nathan Penner Wedding at Holy Trinity in Decatur, Reception at The Freight Depot in Atlanta
 Mary Martha and Nathan Penner Wedding at Holy Trinity in Decatur, Reception at The Freight Depot in Atlanta
 Mary Martha and Nathan Penner Wedding at Holy Trinity in Decatur, Reception at The Freight Depot in Atlanta
 Mary Martha and Nathan Penner Wedding at Holy Trinity in Decatur, Reception at The Freight Depot in Atlanta
 Mary Martha and Nathan Penner Wedding at Holy Trinity in Decatur, Reception at The Freight Depot in Atlanta
 Mary Martha and Nathan Penner Wedding at Holy Trinity in Decatur, Reception at The Freight Depot in Atlanta
 Mary Martha and Nathan Penner Wedding at Holy Trinity in Decatur, Reception at The Freight Depot in Atlanta
 Mary Martha and Nathan Penner Wedding at Holy Trinity in Decatur, Reception at The Freight Depot in Atlanta
 Mary Martha and Nathan Penner Wedding at Holy Trinity in Decatur, Reception at The Freight Depot in Atlanta
 Mary Martha and Nathan Penner Wedding at Holy Trinity in Decatur, Reception at The Freight Depot in Atlanta
 Mary Martha and Nathan Penner Wedding at Holy Trinity in Decatur, Reception at The Freight Depot 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.

Claire and Joshua's Inman Park Engagement

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I photograph lots of engagement sessions in my tiny home town of Pine Lake. So it’s super fun to photograph some place different.

Claire and Joshua chose Inman Park as the perfect place for their engagement session. Claire really knew her way around, because she lived in Inman Park overlooking the Belt Line.

Joshua proposed to Claire under a tree in front of Victory Sandwich Bar. So we started their engagement session there.

From the Victory we moved to King of Pops for a one of their awesome popsicles. I indulged in my favorite, chocolate sea salt, which I had to hide in a tree while I took photos of the two on the Belt Line.

I’m happy to report my popsicle was right where I left it when I went back to claim it. It had melted a little, but was still incredibly yummy.

If you’d like to set up an engagement session, just give me a call, or text me at 404 298 6263, or shoot me an email at cindy@cbrownphoto.com. I look forward to hearing from you.

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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.

C4 Spark Awards at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown

A few years ago, I found out about C4 Atlanta, a non-profit arts service organization that offers business classes to artists entrepreneurs. My friend Manuel and I signed up for the Ignite class, which was informative and lots of fun. Plus we met a lot of great artists.

I stayed in touch with Jessyca Holland, the director, and for the last two years she’s called on me to photograph C4’s Spark Awards banquet. The Spark Awards celebrate Atlanta’s creative entrepreneurs.

The artist entrepreneur of the year for 2019 is Dan Flores of Art is King. And the Artist Champion is MARTA Artbound, led by Katherine Dirga, the Arts Administrator. Both were at the banquet to receive their awards, colorful blown- glass pieces in the shape of a flame.

Here a few photos from the banquet.

C4 Spark Awarrds 2019
Tahsa LaRae, singer

Tahsa LaRae, singer

Havoc Movement Dance Company

Havoc Movement Dance Company

Havoc Movement Dance Company

Havoc Movement Dance Company

C4 Spark Awards 2019
Artist Entrepreneur of the Year, Dan Flores of Art is King

Artist Entrepreneur of the Year, Dan Flores of Art is King

Keynote Speaker, Jamie Bennett,  Executive Director, ArtPlace America

Keynote Speaker, Jamie Bennett, Executive Director, ArtPlace America

Artist Champion, MARTA Artbound, ,Katherine Dirga, Arts Administrator,

Artist Champion, MARTA Artbound, ,Katherine Dirga, Arts Administrator,

Rap comedians at C4 Spark Awards

Soul Food Cypher, HipHop MCs

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If you’re looking for a photographer to capture the essence of your event, give me a call. 404 298 6263.

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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.