Decatur, Georgia Family Portraits | Decatur, Georgia Photographer
This fun photo session was with one of my favorite families ever. I’ve had the pleasure to have them in front of my lens many times, and I love it every time. For this portrait session we hit a local green space with some personality in Decatur, Georgia. Decatur is this photographer’s home base, and as much as I LOVE my destination weddings, and exploring new spots all over Georgia, it’s always nice to work in my little Atlanta neighborhood too. I love that we captured this family’s bright and fun personality with these images.
This ADORABLE creature is Coco, and is one of the cutest dogs on the planet.
Speaking of adorable pets, my clients ask me all the time if it’s okay to bring their four-legged family members along. It is MOST DEFINITELY OK! Photo By Gannon is a major, major animal lover. I truly understand that a beloved pet IS a part of the family, and I’d like to meet them too! :)
I’m looking forward to getting these cuties in front of my lens again next year. :)
Decatur, Georgia Portrait Photographer | Editorial | Senior Portraits
Working with this gorgeous young gal was such a pleasure. We met up in Decatur, Georgia to capture some great new images for her comp card. When photographing portraits for an aspiring model/actor it’s important to know your market. What this little lady needed was a mix of fresh and friendly editorial, and the opportunity to show a little range in a commercial way. This kind of portrait session, with this type of subject isn’t terribly different from a senior portrait session. It’s about showcasing different looks, and aspects of one’s personality. It’s about fresh, young imagery. As a portrait photographer one of my favorite experiences is the one on one. It’s always a little bit of magic to have that undivided attention on one fabulous subject.
Comp card photo shoots should be all about contrast, range, and personality!
Are you in need of some new images for your portfolio? Need to freshen up your comp card? Maybe you are just in the market for senior portraits? Maybe you are just fabulous, and want to plan your own editorial style photo shoot? I’m your girl! Let’s talk soon…….
Decatur, Georgia Wedding Photographer | Atlanta Engagement Photos
This cute engagement portrait session took place around Atlanta and Decatur. This engaged couple was new to Atlanta, so I took them to a few different locations to show off their new town. We hit Atlanta, and then jumped around in Decatur. I especially loved that we were able to incorporate their two adorable dogs into the portrait session. I love to photograph people with their pets, and feel that pets really ARE family members! I’m an animal lover to the tenth degree, and it’s always a little treat when my love birds bring their pets along. I really enjoyed getting to tour around Atlanta and Decatur with this sweet couple, and show them some amazing spots around town. Being a wedding and portrait photographer it’s a big part of my job to know where the most fabulous locations are. I think we ended up with an awesome mix of green space and urban chic. Atlanta is happy to have these two! :)
Are you newly engaged? Are you beginning the long process of finding the perfect wedding photographer for you? Look no further. I want to make some magic with you! Hope to hear from you soon! :)
Cator-Woolford Gardens | Decatur, Georgia Wedding and Portrait Photographer
This portrait session in Decatur’s Cator-Woolford Gardens was the result of a charity auction. I often donate my portrait sessions to auctions to help raise funds for great causes. I was so happy to meet these adorable little subjects in Cator-Woolford’s beautiful grounds. These two were such a sweet pair. We took a nice little stroll around the garden. I like to photograph my clients as we move through whatever location we’ve chosen. It’s nice to get to know them a bit as we walk, and keeps things light and fun. Keeping things moving, and high energy is particularly important when photographing children.
Photo By Gannon calls Decatur, Georgia home. However I have portrait clients in every corner of Atlanta, and beyond. I am always ready to hit the road! I photograph weddings all over the states, and it’s always fabulous to be in a new environment. :)
I LOVE when I can get a serious look from a child. We train our kids to ‘smile pretty for the camera’, but some of my favorites are straight-faced portraits.
After talking to this client I thought The Cator-Woolford Gardens would be a great fit to photograph this family portrait session. It’s a nice size for the little ones, and serves up some beautiful pops of color. Looking to do a spring portrait session in the Atlanta/Decatur area? Let’s talk! I’ll come up with some fabulous location ideas to match up with your family’s personality. Every session is as unique as my clients! I hope I’ll hear from you soon!
Decatur, Georgia Wedding Photographer | Avondale Estates First Baptist Church | Atlanta Wedding Photography
This summer wedding had it all as far as this Decatur wedding photographer is concerned. The most adorable couple imaginable, a lot of love, gorgeous details, and happy people. What else could a wedding photographer ask for? There were so many great parts to this day. I was happy that Occasions Magazine felt the same way. CLICK HERE for the full story of this wedding in their online magazine. The gorgeous bride got her dress at one of my favorite Decatur, Georgia bridal salons, Sweet Elegance. The bride got ready at one of my favorite intown salons, Sego. The people that work at both of these Decatur home-grown businesses just ROCK! If you are planning a Decatur or Atlanta wedding you should check them out. Tell them Annie of Photo By Gannon says howdy! Speaking of that dress……
The bride’s father was the pastor of this fabulous Avondale Estates church. Everyone was so nice here!!
Being a true creative photographer means being in a million places at once, on every wave length, every perspective. I’ve been called a ninja a few times, and I like that! :)
I am always a big fan of a pop of bright color. It makes a wedding come to life.
Back to details for a minute. This groom’s cake was BEYOND amazing! When the new Mr. and Mrs. drove off in the life-sized version of this jeep everyone had a big smile on their face. This masterpiece is by one of my favorite groups of cake artists in the business. The FABULOUS Highland Bakery. They just so happened to create my own wedding cake as well. This couple had a dessert reception. Love that idea, by the way!
Off they go to their happily ever after. Big XO from Photo By Gannon!
Decatur, Georgia Wedding Photographer | Decatur Portrait Session
This family is AWESOME! From the moment I met them I knew for sure that family dinners are a great time with this group. It was really terrific to see how much this family enjoyed hanging out together. I felt like quite the lucky portrait photographer.
The majority of my family portrait sessions involve small children. For this session it was fun to be able to set up some shots that were a little more physically demanding
This family portrait session was super local, and we shot on the beautiful campus of Emory University.
Family pictures are all about capturing a family’s closeness. I feel honored to be the one to do it for EVERY single one of my portrait sessions.
I hope to work with this crew again! I just loved working with them……and these two gorgeous kids better call me when it’s wedding time one day.
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Engagement Photos | Decatur, Georgia | Atlanta Wedding Photographer
This recent engagement portrait session took place in Decatur, Georgia. We used a few locations in the area. I’m a big fan of giving my clients a lot of options!
Engagement photos are the perfect session for me. It’s a great time for me to get to know my couples better, and let them get to know me. You want to have a great relationship with your photographer. Why? On your wedding day your photographer will be around you more than any other person in many cases. My wedding shoots are 14 hours many times. One of my favorite compliments is when a couple tell me how ‘cool’ I was to have around, while being completely professional. I love that. I want my couples to feel like I am their right hand on the big day. After shooting hundreds(about 600) of weddings I pass along my experience just as much as my artistry.
I’ll be photographing this couple’s big day this September in South Carolina. It should be a fabulous event!
I cannot wait to photograph these two on their wedding day at beautiful Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.
Atlanta Family Portraits | Decatur Wedding Photographer
I met this cool family a couple of months ago. As it turns out they are my neighbors in Decatur. I enjoyed working with this couple tremendously. They are both fellow creatives, and we worked together seemlessly…….and their new little man was too cute for words. This couple had an edge, and didn’t want anything too traditional. This is always music to my ears. I love to look for creative ways to showcase my clients.
As a portrait photographer you dream about how you want a photo idea to play out. You certainly cannot be rigid, and have to think on your feet every minute of the shoot. However……….. this little ‘Rock’nRoll’ nap is just perfection to me. Love this one!
These little moments are exactly why I love family portrait sessions. I am always so wonderfully aware of the special importance of capturing life’s beautiful moments. It is an honor every time, even after having thousands of people in front of my lens over the past 12 years.
Tell me that this baby boy isn’t destined to be a cool dude!
One of the very best things about being a photographer is the intimate space I share with my clients. I adore observing them, and being trusted to capture it all. Being in front of the lens isn’t the most natural thing for most of us, and I love that my clients tell me how fun I made it for them. It’s always a treat to hear that. If you’ve been meaning to plan a portrait session with your family, a new baby, a beloved pet, or a significant other then CONTACT ME today. I assure you that it will be a blast! Hope to hear from you soon…………………..
Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Decatur, Georgia | Fall Wedding
This fall wedding had everything I needed for fabulous photos: Lovely couple, golden light, fall breeze, happy faces…… I could go on. Photographing weddings in the fall is always particularly thrilling. Anyone can tell you that after the HOT summer everyone in Atlanta is happy to see the beautiful fall weather come in. As a photographer, I am most excited by the light. You would be pressed to find better light than what we are given in Georgia in the month of October. This sweet couple got married at The Lake House at Avondale Estates. The house sits in the middle of historic Avondale Estates, and looks upon a sweet little lake. It was a perfect spot for a fall wedding.
The bride wore a stunning gown from one of my favorite bridal salons. Sweet Elegance Bridal Salon in Decatur Georgia has such a great collection, and the ladies that work there are just fabulous people!
This beautiful couple come together with two teenage children each. These four young people served as the couple’s wedding party. It was perfect!
The bride showcased her heritage with some festive Greek dancing late into the evening. Everyone was feeling the love, and had a big smile on their face!
Atlanta Wedding Photography | Engagement Portrait Session | Hapeville, Georgia
I love an engagement session! It’s so fun for me to get to know my couples a little better, and share some laughs and chat about the upcoming wedding. For this recent session I met the happy clients at the very place where ‘She Said Yes’. It brought me closer to them to see where that big moment happened. That big moment happened in adorable Hapeville at The Cafe on The Corner. We met for all of 20 minutes, as my clients had to get back to work, but I think we made a little magic.
Cheers to this beautiful couple!!! This little session was just a few days before their wedding. Come back soon to see the images from their gorgeous, intimate, and romantic wedding.