Keely and Steven {Atlanta Wedding Photographers}

On a cold, blustery weekend in January, Keely and Steven tied the knot in downtown Atlanta. The bride and her maids spent the morning preparing at the Georgian Terrace where we had a wonderful opportunity to take some gorgeous bridal portraits. Later we moved over to Peachtree Christian Church to meet up with the groom and his men. The ceremony was absolutely gorgeous in this amazing church! The party heated up just down the street at the Biltmore ballrooms. Three fabulous venues just steps apart and one couple very much in love and ready to begin their new life together. We felt blessed to be a part of their day.

Love many things, for therein lies true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well. -Vincent van Gogh

 

Daddy’s Girls

This week for #tbt, Donna and I both honored our fathers with instagram shots from our own weddings. We did not discuss this before we posted, however, as we often do, we managed to do the same thing at the same time.

 

For years we have joked about being Daddy’s girls – she spells hers Deddy instead. At weddings, you will find us drying our eyes with our sleeves and trying to avoid mascara runs. Butterfly kisses gets us every time.

As mothers of little girls who are growing up too fast and who love their own fathers in a big way, it’s easy to see who close we are to witnessing our own girls’ weddings. And there’s no mascara made that will make it through those two days.

We both feel unbelievably blessed to witness the joining of two families nearly every weekend. There’s something pretty wonderful about watching a bride interact with her daddy – a beginning and an ending all in one short day. It makes our heads spin and our hears full.

Father’s Day is Sunday, and it seemed fitting that we should remember (with tears in our eyes) some of the precious daddy-daughter moments we’ve witnessed over the last four years.

And, because we will always remember how it felt to be that bride with her daddy on her wedding day, we leave you with our own daddy (or deddy) thoughts.

“He’s never told me how to live, he’s just let me watch him, mistakes included, and that speaks volumes. He does so much for others that so few know about, and that’s just the way he wants it.”

“Growing up, Daddy always showed us the value of educating ourselves, asking questions, going to see new things, and my personal favorite, following your heart.”

The First Annual Gallery of HOPE

Gallery of HOPE-A Silent Auction of Art in support of Jay’s Hope Foundation

In celebration of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we are calling young artists to show off their talents at our First Annual Gallery of HOPE to be held Saturday, November 9th from 7-10 at beautiful Pineola Farms in Fort Valley.  Join us for an evening of yummy hors d’oeuvres, wine, and cupcakes while viewing artwork by some middle Georgia’s most creative minds.

The gallery is open to all young artists who wish to display and donate their artwork’s proceeds to Jay’s Hope.

We do…is now accepting artwork submissions from children ages Preschool to 12th grade.

Complete the application and mail or email the application with a description of your artwork to: wedoweddingphotography@yahoo.com or We do… 1459 Hortman Mill Road, Roberta, GA 31078.

All applications must be received by October 15th , and artwork must be delivered to We do… or Pineola Farms no later than November 4th.   The gallery is limited to 50 children, so please send in your form as soon as possible.

Questions about the gallery?  Any questions not answered below should be directed to Donna Davis at 478-952-8811 or wedoweddingphotography@yahoo.com.

Tickets for the public or additional guests may be purchased by emailing wedoweddingphotography@yahoo.com.

Rules and Info:

 *Entry into exhibition is free and comes with admission for the artist and two adults.

*Registration form must be received by October 15th.

*The exhibition is open to all children ages preschool to 12th grade.

*One entry per child.

*If submitting a painting, please have it on a canvas 16×20 or larger.

*If submitting a photograph, please have it mounted or framed.

*We do…reserves the right to reject any entry that is deemed inappropriate.

About your entry:

*Be Creative!  If it’s beautiful or inspiring, it’s perfect!

*Entry can be any media of your choosing. (i.e. clay, ceramics, photography, sculpture, wood, painting, drawings, metal,  or fiber).

*Please send a description of your planned artwork with your entry form.

*Entry must be completed when delivered.

Delivering your entry:

*Entries must be delivered to us no later than November 4th.  Please contact Donna at 478-952-8811 or wedoweddingphotography@yahoo.com to schedule your delivery.  We will also have several pickup dates and locations which will be emailed to all students participating.

*Artwork is fragile and all entries will be displayed in a public space.  We will do our best to secure your entry, however we cannot guarantee or be held responsible for damaged items.

 

Jess and Matt – engaged! {Georgia wedding photographers}

Aside from the massive bug bites, this session was a dream come true. Two adorable people crazy in love for each other, two perfectly behaved pooches, a gorgeous ring, Lucchese boots, Pineola Farms,… the list goes on and on. It was a warm afternoon, and the bugs were the size of mockingbirds, but we really did have a great time, and we were able to create some pretty photographs as well. Congrats on your engagement, you two!

Lauren and Travis – married! {Georgia wedding photographers}

“I love you. I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I’ve ever had, and no matter what happens to us in the future, everyday we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours. ” 
― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

Lauren and Travis had a beautiful day. The forecast called for a 100% chance of rain, but you know we don’t allow that. As the guests walked back to their cars to grab umbrellas, Donna and I remained firm in our belief that we would not get wet no matter what Mr. Weatherman said. We were dry as a bone, and the ceremony went off without a hitch. Lauren was absolutely gorgeous and totally unruffled by the grey clouds rolling in. She just wanted to see Travis and share some time with him.

At the reception, the blue sky was out in full force and everyone really relaxed and had fun. There’s never been a more perfect July Georgia wedding, I’m sure!

Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Travis Polk!