We met Matt and Xan at the Atlanta LDS Temple for a portrait session-but we didn’t think the weather was going to hold based on the rain that we drove through on the way there. Xan, even though she didn’t show it, was panicking just a little bit when it was raining. But at the last minute, the sun came out and the clouds parted, and we photographed some BEAUTIFUL images of them at the Temple. We didn’t even use the cute, clear umbrellas we brought, but this past weekends weather made up for that (expect some rainy day wedding posts in the coming weeks:).
Matt and Xan were recommended to us from their good friends Braydon and Jenny, who were married earlier this year on Pi-day. We were excited that they chose us to photograph their wedding portraits (we were photographing another wedding on their actual wedding day, so we chose a day about a week earlier to photograph). If you have not been to the Atlanta LDS temple or passed by there, the building is absolutely beautiful! The landscaping around the temple as well is just stunning and modern, we really enjoy photographing here!
When Matt and Xan walked up to us on that day, we knew we were going to have a fun session. Xan’s smile is just contagious and Matt has an amazing sense of humor. The first thing that caught my eye was Xan’s dress. When we asked who designed it, she said with pride “my mom”. Our jaws dropped! It was so graceful and romantic, it looked like it could have been in the window of a bridal shop. We loved that her mom gave her this wonderful and heartfelt gift. Not to be outdone in the handmade category, take a look at the last picture of the “Thank you” sign. Xan made that herself! It was so well made, I asked her which Etsy store she bought it from. To which she replied “No, I made it.” What a crafty family you married into, Matt:)
Our favorite pictures of the day were the ones during golden hour, standing in the middle of the reflection courtyard behind the Temple. Those pictures are why we love photography. Soft light, beautiful subjects, and golden sun peeking through the trees. Just heavenly. We loved hanging out with these two and wish them the most joyous and happy of marriages!
Dawn and Matthew