Saunders Wedding Album Sneak Peak
Venue: Chukkar Farms. Alpharetta, GA
Second Shooter: J|E Photography
Assistant: Sandi Choummanivong
An old friend, gave me the pleasure of photographing her big day. Since this was my very second official wedding gig, I needed some support. So, I asked my sister to assist and my friend Jess to second shoot. I wanted to get as many moments as possible. I am glad I did. Without them, I wouldn’t have as many candid shots as the guests as I would have hoped to have. I learned a lot and hope to learn more.
Here is the beginning of a new portfolio!
We talked about it many times to have a photo session and it finally happened. I went to visit my in-laws for Easter and snuck away with my sister-in-law for an hour to shoot at Nash farm which is about 15 minutes away from my father and mother-in-laws house. It was the most beautiful place I have ever shot at. We both were so excited! I even took off my shoes with her to shoot. The soft cool grass between my toes made me so giddy. I will definitely be returning to walk in the grass again, perhaps even catch a battle reenactment and have a picnic.
Gear: Canon EOS 6D; 85mm
Location: Nash Farm; Hampton, GA
My daughter asked for a star wars party with flowers. It was a challenge because I wasn’t sure it would work. The question I ask myself constantly when struggling to plan my children’s birthday party is “I can see it in my mind, but does it look good in reality?”
I already had a set goal of doing a simple spring floral party but the little miss requested star wars and specifically flowers. I had all the ideas planned but then I was struck with the flu! And three days before the party I was struggling to recover and get things done. I was lucky to have my dear friends from out of town come a day early to help. I am very thankful for them.
I did not get ANY good pictures because I was so nervous of surprising the little miss and nervous about being host. I just could not concentrate. Unexpected guests and mishaps happened. I won’t get into details. It seemed like a perfect disaster but at the end of the day she enjoyed celebrating with all her friends and family. That is a point I always make sure matters at the end of the day.
I usually plan with little miss but this time is was a surprise so it made it the more challenging and not so fun. At the end, she kind of wished she hadn’t asked for a surprise party. She enjoys the planning with me. My mini-me, my side-kick.
Macarons from Maclab
Invitation from Westminister Paper Co.
Faux Flowers from Michael’s
Happy birthday banner & plates from Target
Star Wars Instaxfilm from Amazon
48″ Darth Vader & Trooper from Toys’r’us
We checked into River Street Inn for a night. I have never seen such a beautiful city before. I was overwhelmed by all the timeless buildings. The bricks, the iron rails, light fixtures, door knobs and locks, and the antique furniture took my breath away. I went to this city expecting to visit Wormsloe Historic Site. Which we did not make it to due to all the rain. Instead, I discovered the most loveliest shop, The Paris Market and Brocante. I fell in love! It just screamed my name. We started off with my favorite, a hot cup of tea. – Afghani Chai tea -no sugar, no milk- and a vanilla macaroon.
After I had my cup of tea, I went exploring downstairs. All the antiques galore was just too much. I wanted everything there! But I did purchase four fine tea saucers and a pretty candlestick. And t-shirts for the little ones back at home. The atmosphere of the place was welcoming, and the staff were all very kind. Honestly, it was really really hard for me to leave. My sisters had to drag me out of there. I have to go back!
P.S. This was a sisters trip. You won’t see me pictured at all, just my sweet younger sisters. I documented the whole trip and no ghostly encounters happened. Thank goodness!