This shoot began at a beautiful Catholic Church right outside of Atlanta. It was an early ceremony, and the sun washed everything with a beautiful late morning light. I started off with some casual/cool portraits with the groom and his groomsmen. They were fun-loving, and we made quick work of it. In my experience, the guys usually take a fraction of the time that the gals do. This has a simple explanation. The guys are sans heels, weather-sensitive hair, floor length gowns……. It just isn’t the circus of logistics when it comes to the guys. That being said, sometimes the guys are a little stiff and “camera phobic”. I have become very good at getting the guys to relax and have a little fun.
After a lovely ceremony, it was off to Primrose Cottage. This is a fabulous little venue that I have had the pleasure to shoot in a few times. It is a historic home in the Roswell area. My favorite part of this venue is a fantastic tree on the back veranda. It must be 300 years old, and it is a wonder. The cottage itself is simply charming, with cozy historic décor. The front lawn is also a nice sprawling space that is great for shots with the house in the background. It’s just a quaint and pleasant spot.
The couple got married during the beginning of football season, and in true fan form, a few of the guests were actually carrying small radios and mini TV sets to stay abreast of the scores. This may sound gosh, but if you have ever encountered a Georgia Bulldog fan or the likes, you totally get it. The tables were decorated with early fall colored florals in simple vases, and printed cards with anecdotes about the couple and their shared history. I appreciate this kind of detail. Anything personal is always a big plus. I tell people that it really is the little, personal touches that make the event complete.
All in all, a lovely afternoon event in the south: Good people, Good food, and Good Football?