Deepak and Stephanie | Biltmore Ballrooms | Atlanta, Georgia | Wedding

I loved shooting this opulent wedding for this newly wed couple, Mr. and Mrs. Acharya.  The ballrooms are some of the most beautiful interiors in Atlanta.  They are truly a genuine and kind couple.  I love the way they laughed together in most every shot I’ve taken of them.  While their wedding was stunning, this is a couple that has their priorities that focus on family and friends and moments.  I hope that these photographs will be passed down for generations to come.  Congratulations to you sweet folks!  Wishing you all the best.
Special thanks to Greta Reynolds for second shooting!
Venue:  Biltmore Ballrooms
Wedding Planning, Design, and Coordination:  Molly McKinley Designs
Floral Design:  Stylish Stems, Jacki Fortunato
Paper Goods:  Plainjane Designs
Catering and Linens:  Affairs to Remember

Bridal Attire:  Fabulous Frocks

Menswear:  Men’s Wearhouse
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Bill Levkoff
Hair and Make Up:  Jennifer Nieman
Pastries:  Shelly Jones, Pastry Shells
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Winter Shoot | Smithonia Farms | Colbert, Georgia

cThe peaceful and rolling pastures of the property made us feel like we were tucked away somewhere no one else knew of.  Minimalistic wintry aesthetics mix a canvas for the adoring newlyweds, toasting to their deep commitment in the details; rich, decadent chocolates, layers of golden ambers with dinnerware and marble slated grey-blue textiles.

The dress is a sleeveless, ivory colored, A-line silhouette with a small train and deep neckline.  The released pleats at the waist allow for an hourglass effect (I love how modern the cut is on Elizabeth).

While strolling the property, we were inspired by the naturally growing red camellias and knew we had to incorporate that splash of color in the mix. The florals were composed of a mix of foraged and fresh blooms including: fragrant eucalyptus, pampas grass, cotton pods, juniper, and camellias.  They appear as if they are straight form the gardens!  Cotton and hydrangeas are an ode to the south, and the greenery reminds us of winter firs in Georgia.

The bride wore a romantic side swept up-style with an effortless type of aesthetic.  The groom, Chris, had a more tousled and rugged look.

These elements were accompanied by soft snows falling at the end of the shoot. A rarity in Georgia!


Special thanks to all vendors involved:


Venue // Historic Smithonia Farms //

Design + Planning // Whitewood Events //

Rentals // Barron’s Rental //

Models // Chris Rost + Elizabeth Tenoschock //

Bridal Gown // Colleen Quinn //

Groom’s Attire + Styling // The Modern Gent //

Photography // Alyssa Alig Photography //

Hair // Joanna Webb //

Make Up // Dina LaFera //

Sweets // Condor Chocolates //

Florals // Madeline Read //

Jewelry // Jessie Jordan //

Textiles // Kristen Chandler of Alanah Textiles //

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KAYLEIGH AND ALAN | Engagement Session | Leon’s | Mac McGee | Kimball House | Decatur, GA

I travelled to Decatur to photograph Alan and Kayleigh’s engagement session this past week.

They’re apartment is located in the heart of Decatur.  We shared a mutual love for music and food and sci-fi!

Kayleigh wore her grandmother’s jewelry.  I loved this sentiment.  The shoot had hints of Wes Anderson (note the symmetry, vintage look, and pops of color).  It also features a lot of the urban landscape in Decatur-this town is almost perfect.  Think Athens, but more populated and in Atlanta’s backyard.

Our locations mostly consisted of happy hour restaurants-Decatur square, Mac McGee, and Leon’s.  We ended our happy hour shoot at the Kimball House for oysters (their attention to detail is lovely-great little spot if you’re looking for a well-served meal or a glass of wine).

This is such a fun and sweet couple.  They’re set to be wed next year at Ashford Manor and I am so excited to be their photographer!


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