Monthly archives: May 2009

Becky & Anthony
Atlanta Botanical Gardens
May 23rd 2009

What a great wedding. Becky and Anthony’s wedding was exactly what I dreamed of when I was a kid. They had the Atlanta Botanical Gardens privately which is my absolute favorite venue in Atlanta. Becky chose the Trustee’s garden for her ceremony. It was the first wedding I have ever seen in the round which was awesome. I could see so much pride and happiness in Becky’s parent’s eyes, a tear on her made of honors cheek, at the same time I could see Becky’s smile when she looked at Anthony. The ceremony was surrounded with lush botanicals. Not only did I feel happiness for the couple but I also felt overwhelmed by being in such a natural beautiful setting.

The weather was a bit temperamental. It rained before the ceremony and right after. The rain brought the green out in the trees making it only more picturesque; it also brought overcast (which I love for pictures). Right after the bride and groom left the ceremony it started up again. A woman from the Gardens whispered in my ear “I have opened the Orchid Garden for pictures”. I was so happy I hugged this woman. If you haven’t had a chance to see the Atlanta Botanical Gardens orchid garden, I highly recommend it. It is one of my favorite places in the world and an amazing setting for photography.

I have a lot of great memories from this wedding. The unbelievable dress, the very humorous maid of honor, the trash TV, the very “large” sculptures, the orchid garden, the shrimp and grits, as well as the very large smile that didn’t seem to leave Becky’s face.

  1. Renee said:
    These pictures came out fab! Can't wait to see the rest!

    The humorous maid of honor with her own "large sculptures" ;)
    May 28, 2009  9:09 am
  2. Kristi said:
    Still making me laugh Renee...
    May 28, 2009  1:23 pm
  3. Renee said:
    Still waiting for the official job offer to be your assistant...
    May 29, 2009  11:20 am
  4. Kristi,

    I especially love two of these - the one in the garden with him kissing her on the check. I love how the "weeping' plants frame them. Just gorgeous. AND the one of them running away! it's so sweet and energetic! Just fabulous!
    June 7, 2009  9:23 am

Yesterday was a great day! Not only did I get to hang out with two awesome DC photographers taking pictures in new areas, but our wonderful bride/model/photographer, Astrid was willing to do anything in her wedding dress. We had so much fun running around parts of DC and Northern Virginia. Here are a few of my favorites!

  1. said:
    omg- i love love love these!!! wow-what a fun day! seriously...those pictures rock! i can't even believe that is me in them :-)
    May 20, 2009  8:21 am

Erin & Scott
May 9th 2009
Sun Village Resort and Bungalows
Dominican Republic

It is very hard to sum up this wedding, the first word that comes to mind is epic. You could make a full length Hollywood movie on Erin and Scott’s wedding weekend. They had it all, some absolutely insane dance moves, fainting, rockin’ boats, lots of alcohol, splitting pants, dancing in the rain, cigars, a crazy amount of love between the bride and groom, and an amazing setting of the Dominican Republic.

When I met with Erin to talk about her wedding, I remember thinking that she was very professional, very organized, perfect makeup, perfect hair. Sometimes the most organized people have a harder time letting go at their wedding. Wow was I wrong. Erin is such a free spirit and it all came to life on her wedding day. She was laughing and smiling so much that she reminded me of a kid in a candy shop. During the ceremony she had one tear, then it was back to smiling and laughing. There was a rain storm during the reception and Erin without hesitation took her new husband out in the rain and sang and danced around while getting drenched in her wedding dress. It was beautiful.

I had such an amazing time in the Dominican Republic. 54 people made down for Erin and Scott’s wedding and they were all such great people; it was hard not to have fun with them. Thank you all so much for including me in everything, words can not tell you how much fun I had!

  1. Anonymous said:
    What beautiful photos! You have outdone yourself again.
    May 16, 2009  12:53 pm
  2. Anonymous said:
    These are the most incredible photos that I have ever seen!!! You really captured every moment!! Beautiful couple & unbelieveable setting!!!
    May 18, 2009  7:02 am
  3. Cynthia Fillman said:
    Kristi, these ROCK! Looks like it was a fun wedding and you can really, really feel the love between the bride and groom ... you are SUCH a fantastic photographer!!! I hope you are happy with the results, 'cause I think they are spectacular!!!
    May 18, 2009  8:40 am
  4. Warren Williams said:
    Wow, incredible work!
    I was given your link through Tanja.

    Amazing how they stepped into the rain without hesitation, and you captured those moments.
    May 18, 2009  1:21 pm
  5. Anonymous said:
    I am so obsessed with these pictures...granted they are of me and my hubby...but you're such an amazing photographer and have such an eye for the shots.
    May 21, 2009  8:55 am
  6. Thu said:
    i think the reason why these pictures turned out so well, was because the personalities of the subjects truly shined... and what great personalities they were.

    i had so much fun at this wedding.... i didn't want to leave.
    June 17, 2009  11:15 pm
  7. Katie Martin said:
    Wonderful! How sexy is that! In the rain! LOVE IT!
    November 3, 2009  8:21 pm

Piedmont Park
Lake Clara Meer
Magnolia Hall
April 24th 2009

Tiffany and Steven were both so welcoming that by the end of the wedding I felt like one of their close friends. They are so filled with laughter and smiles that it is hard not to feel happy and at ease just in their presence.

They had an outdoor wedding at Piedmont Park on a perfect spring day. The crazy rain from the night before made everything just a bit more green. I do need to make a note here on how amazing the florals were. The florist kept the organic feel of Lake Clara Meer but really enhanced it with a stone aisle (that was amazing). Her use of twigs, stone as well as flowers really blew me away. Something else that amazed me was the craftiness of Tiffany’s mom. She handmade her daughter’s wedding dress (amongst many other things)!

The only challenge shooting on the dock was the ducks that tried to join in on the group pictures. It was very hard to compete with them for the little kids attention. But all in all it was an amazing day with an amazing couple.

Jacqueline & John

What a fun wedding (and what a fun couple). I have had some laid back brides, but I think Jacqueline might be one of the most laid back ever. They both truly knew what was important in the wedding and none of the small stuff mattered at all. It was about celebrating their relationship and having a blast with all the guests.

I remember this one time when I asked Catrina (my second shooter) to go around the room and take pictures of those not on the dance floor. She came back within 5 minutes and told me “there is no one not on the dance floor”. I looked around and she was right, everyone was out dancing like crazy and having an awesome time.

  1. Thu said:
    that side by side is awesome!!!!
    June 17, 2009  11:17 pm