It’s always fun to do an engagement session in a new location, so when Jacey and J threw out the idea of going to Stone Mountain Park, I was excited. It took a little adventuring to find our way around, but these two were great sports, as we explored all the beautiful backdrops the park had to offer. Believe it or not they were already getting set up for Snow Mountain (crazy since it’s only Sept and still 90 desires out), so we had limited areas on the lawn we could shoot. We did find some great spots, the last of which had a sandy beach front feel which was perfect, since J proposed to Jacey on a beach! Here is a peek at some of my favorite images from our time together on Monday night!

Stone mountain park engagement photos

Jacey & J- Can’t wait for your wedding in February! It will be here before we know it. See you you soon in TN! All the best, Bre

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When I heard Anna’s vision for her wedding day, I knew it would be a fun one to photograph! We both have a mutual love for all things, black white and gold, and her team of rockstar vendors did an amazing job of bringing her sophisticated vision to life! Flowers by Yona transformed the Ritz Carlton’s ballroom for the ceremony, adding a white carpet runner lined with candles, and beautiful ivory florals leading the way to the chuppah. They incorporated the brides Greek Heritage into the ceremony, with the placing of the Stefana crowns, followed by breaking of the glass, before joyfully floating back down the aisle!

The room was then quickly flipped, for the reception, complete with a amazing raw bar, carving stations, and some photo booth fun. Anna made a quick change too, and after removing the dramatic outer layer of her dress revealed a stunning sheath dress underneath, that she could that she could cut loose on the dance floor in. The Emerald Empire band made sure the dance floor remained on fire! None of this would have happened without the incredible team at Stella Harper Events, making sure everything was looking fabulous, and ran smoothly. To see a full list of all the vendors involved scroll down to the bottom of the post. Here are a few of my favorite images from the day!

Anna & Erik- Congrats, it was an absolutely beautiful day! Thank you for entrusting me to be the one to document it! I hope the photos will be something you can forever look back on, to remind you of all the excitement and love you felt as you started this next chapter of your lives together! Best wishes, Bre

Ceremony and Reception: Ritz Carlton Atlanta / Wedding Planner: Stella Harper Events / Florals and Decor: Flowers by Yona / Invitations: Hi Notes / Bride’s Make Up and Hair: Formal Faces / Brides Dress: Bridal Sense/ Grooms Attire: Black Tux / Band: Emerald Empire Band / Photo Booth: Off the Wall/ Cake: Ritz Carlton

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“Always and forever, each moment with you
Is just like a dream to me that somehow came true
And I know tomorrow will still be the same ‘Cause we’ve got a life of love that won’t ever change…”

These lyrics are from “Always and Forever”, have probably been played at countless weddings over the years, but for Lisa and Ray this song holds extra special meaning. Lisa’s dad, Keith Wilder and his brother Johnnie Wilder, were the lead singers of the band Heatwave, and it’s their vocals you hear when this classic love song is played. Keith passed away last year, and while his presence was sorely missed, I know he was there in spirit, and watching over as his daughter Tami, beautifully serenaded the couple as they said their “I do’s”. While there were a few emotional moments, there was also plenty of laughter, and lots of fun!This group knows how to have a good time, and they came (some of them all the way from England) ready to celebrate!

The wedding took place at 550 Trackside in Lawrenceville, and made for a stunning backdrop for their ceremony and reception. Despite pulling together this wedding in record time, everything went off without a hitch! You would never know that it was planned in under a month, YES, you heard that right! You can tell how loved these two are by the way all of their friends and family jumped in, to make sure the wedding was everything these two had dreamt about, and more! Here is a quick peek at some of my favorite images from the day!

Lisa & Ray- I am so happy for you guys, and grateful to call you both friends! I am in awe of how you pulled off such an amazing day, in record time, and I am so glad I got to be there to not only photograph, but also to enjoy it enjoy it with you! Love, Bre

Ceremony and Reception: 550 Trackside / Catering: Lisa Callens with Sweet Things LLC/ DJ: DJ Insan3/ Bride’s Make Up: So Chevron/ Brides Dress: Bride Beautiful/ Videographer: Pablo Productions LLC/ Photobooth: POPNPIXELS/

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Lisa and I got to know each other when I photographed her family back in 2013. Her dad had a serious health scare, and they wanted to get some family photos of her parents, siblings, and all the nieces and nephews together while they had the chance. The last 6 years have had some major ups and downs for their family, the hardest of which was suddenly losing their dad last year. Despite the heartache of that loss, Lisa always seems to have a smile on her face, and find a way to have fun, and laugh amidst the chaos of life, which I really respect about her.

She has been dating Ray (who I have been hearing about for the last few years) but had never gotten to meet. He popped the question a little over a month ago, and of course she said Yes, followed by, “Hey can we get married next month, when my extended family is all in town from England.” Ray agreed, and the rapid wedding planning commenced! I am so excited to be able to capture this special day for these two, and to celebrate how happy they make one another, and by extension all of those around them.

Here are a few of my favorite images from our engagement session in Alpharetta this week. And stay tuned, for wedding photos coming NEXT WEEK!!

Lisa & Ray- It was so fun hanging out, running around Avalon and eating Ice cream at Jeni’s together! Counting down the days until the wedding. See you guys very soon! All the best, Bre

  1. Lisa Marie Wilder said:
    LOVE! IT. ALL! Thank you so much for this beautiful session, Bre - even with Ray being a reluctant model (haha), we had a BLAST! (the ice cream was definitely a plus!!) The count down is on! And I'm so excited for Monday and for you to be there to capture all the great memories :)
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