Ashley and Rob, a pair of self-professed homebodies, celebrated the beginning of their engagement with a happy surprise from Rob on their couch…and the end of their engagement with a magical wedding at the classically beautiful Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta.
It was the lovely backdrop for a warm Southern evening with the kind of light that creates a dreamy atmosphere, which I capitalized on with a technique I enjoy called ‘freelensing’. This kind of shooting creates some really special effects on film, softening and punctuating different details nicely. The bride and groom, with the help of the talented Melissa Bloomfield of Pretty Swell Parties and the endlessly creative Juli Vaughn of Juli Vaughn Designs, filled the venue with a variety of nostalgic details and soft colors – and some pretty delicious eats from one of our favorite local caterers, Sun in My Belly. The soiree continued late into the evening with some super fun party music from Yacht Rock Revue, prompting Ashley and Rob’s family and friends to get up and boogie for as long as they could take it! And then, just when we thought whole affair couldn’t have been any more idyllic, there were handfuls of sparklers at the ready to send this stunning bride and her handsome groom off into their new life as Husband and Wife. We had the honor of shooting alongside the wonderful Morning Light by Michelle Landreau.
Ashley and Rob, we loved capturing the joy and love between the two of you during so many special moments, from the first glance out in the back garden of Callanwolde, to the sweet whispers on the dance floor, to the moment you were whisked away to your next chapter together. We wish you a life filled with love and beauty – thank you so much for choosing us to help seize your very special day!