Monthly archives: April 2009

Erin & Chris

What a perfect wedding. I was a little nervous about the weather, I even went umbrella shopping the day before. Erin and Chris planned an outdoor ceremony at Piedmont Park’s Park Tavern. The weather read that morning “Showers in the morning, then a period of strong thunderstorms in the afternoon. Storms may produce large hail and strong winds. Tornadoes possible.” I don’t know how but the weather held. The overcast light was a photographer’s dream. A few minutes after we went inside the tent for the reception it poured. It is almost like the weather held off just for Erin and Chris to have their ceremony and a few pictures outside. When we were off taking the couple shots at the park a small rainbow appeared in the distance. It was perfect.

Erin is one of the only people I have met in my life who can laugh and cry simultaneously. She did this, lots, all throughout the wedding. You could feel the love and compassion from her and her family throughout the room. She kept saying things like “what did I do to deserve such a perfect day”. I have only known Erin for a little while but in the short time I have gotten to know a great deal about her. She is a wonderful person with a very large heart. She works closely with Teach for America ( which is an organization that helps to put an end to educational inequality. She always has a smile on her face and a laugh to share. If there is such a thing as karma, I think I have a pretty good idea why Erin had such a perfect day.

  1. Natalie Franke said:
    So incredibly beautiful! =)
    April 16, 2009  12:04 pm
  2. CatMax Photography said:
    Lovely set! Great work Kristi! :)
    April 16, 2009  4:11 pm

I am very happy to have two new shooters to the Photos by Kristi team, Trent and Catrina. They are both amazing photographers with very different styles to my own. The three of us did a shoot together the other day using Catrina as the subject and Trent’s warehouse as the venue. Catrina wanted a few pictures to send her husband for their 8 year wedding anniversary. So congratulations on 8 years of marriage (and for still fitting in your wedding dress), and welcome to the team!

  1. CatMax Photography said:
    I love them and so does the hubby! Thank you so much, I will treasure these photos forever!
    April 16, 2009  9:41 am
  2. Blake Clem Design said:
    Beautiful Photos! Both Amazing Photographers!
    Both A pleasure to work with!
    May 22, 2009  12:56 pm

What a fun wedding! Amy was so happy she was glowing, it was beautiful to see. Everything about this wedding was picture perfect. The church (beside being very dim) was very beautiful. It was small with stone walls, antique doors, and large windows. The reception hall, Callanwolde was also a new venue to me and wow I was impressed. It was like something out of a fairytale right on Briarcliff. I must have passed the building a hundred times and never saw it hidden back behind some trees. The combination of the perfect church, a stunning reception hall, one of the best planners in the industry (Kiersten with Gooseberry), a glowing bride, and a permanent smile on the grooms face made this an unforgettable wedding.

  1. Anonymous said:
    You really didn't have to include the one of me, did you, Kristi?

    Kidding, thanks for everything, you were awesome!

    April 16, 2009  7:28 pm
  2. Kristi said:
    I think that it is so sweet that you didn't shed a tear until you saw your bride walking down the aisle. It is every girl's dream.
    April 17, 2009  2:36 am