We are excited to post Lindsey and Jeff’s engagement session at Stone Mountain Park because they are the first couple to be featured blog whose wedding we are photographing in 2016! Even though we are right in the middle of wedding season, our hearts will soon be fixed on our 2016 couples as well.

Lindsey and Jeff met us on a HOT summer day at Stone Mountain. Not quite as hot as the middle of summer, but still enough that we knew it was Georgia. We started our session at the Stone Mountain covered bridge, which if you are not aware, has a parking lot that you can drive to via a winding road when you pull into the Grist Mill area. The day was slightly overcast, but that was not a terrible thing, as overcast days make for the BEST photos-the diffused light does not cast those harsh shadows that you get in direct sunlight. Jeff and Lindsey were so in love with each other, they didn’t care about the hot weather, even when we asked them to pose “forehead to forehead” for a long length of time. In fact, I think it brought them closer together:) Lindsey’s vibrant and bubbly personality was definitely exhibited by her beautiful teal patterned dress and hot pink nails. Jeff looked sharp and handsome in his complimenting blue button down shirt.

After hanging out and taking some amazing pictures at the bridge and lake, we drove back up to the Grist Mill. At that point, these Georgia Bulldogs fans changed into their casual red and black outfits to finish their engagement session. Even though Matthew and I are Ohio State Buckeye fans (Matthew more so by association), we still appreciated their love and pride they had for their Bulldogs. Can we also take a moment and admire Lindsey’s beautiful engagement ring as well? Just gorgeous! We cannot wait for their 2016 wedding:)

Dawn and Matthew

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  • Jessica - I love these! I used to live in McDonough Georgia so not too far from stone mountain! I love your ring shot with the pineReplyCancel

  • Katie Whitcomb - What a great little park! Love the pictures, great work!ReplyCancel

  • Brooke - I love the setting! These are too cute. Great shots .ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne - Such a sweet post!ReplyCancel

  • Brooke Michelle - Tones and composition is so amazing in these images! I love the first couple with all the lines of the bridge! Amazing work!ReplyCancel

  • Liz - What a gorgeous couple and a fabulous setting! The photos are stunning!!!ReplyCancel

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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

 

  • Michelle - This is such a delightful couple and their smiles are contagious! The bride has such a delightful wedding dress , and the boutique is so very pretty!! The groom is quite the handsome man and he is totally smitten by his new bride, I just love the closeup photo of them with the veil! Atlanta is beautiful especially wedding venues ! Great job Peach and Oak Photography!ReplyCancel

  • Allison Anderson - Beautiful wedding portraits of this new couple! I love that this wedding blog post is all about them and the start of their new life together. The Atlanta LDS Temple grounds are very beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Diane Bartoo - What beautiful wedding photos from Atlanta Wedding Photography! They are such an adorable couple! You’ve captured amazing detail and everything looks perfect. I can’t believe that her mother made this dress! It is so gorgeous, I love it.ReplyCancel

  • Lauren - Ahhhhh, so lovely, clean, creamy edits — the perfect photography for this beautifully simple, elegant Atlanta wedding. This pair is so obviously in-love — and her wedding ring is so different, so beautiful!ReplyCancel

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What can we say about this next beautiful couple that isn’t already apparent in their pictures? Dena and Malachi are kind-hearted, God-centered, and genuine. We loved photographing their sweet wedding at Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center!

When we pulled up that day and saw the Summerour House, we were so excited to be surrounded with such cute historical homes and structures. There were also beautiful trees around the ceremony space as far as you can see. These both made very fun backdrops to their wedding that was full of vintage charm. Dena and her girls were getting ready at the main house, which definitely felt like a warm and cozy French country cottage. The light coming in from the window in the bridal suite was so luminous, she looked angelic and calm as the wedding day was well under way. The pinks and marsala colors of the bridesmaids really complimented  Dena’s dress with a sweetheart neckline and illusion netting. Dena’s flower girl wore a dress that Dena wore when SHE was a flower girl as well, isn’t that just perfect?

Malachi and his guys were getting ready in a common area that doubles as a workspace for campers and visitors to the Heritage center, so the backdrop was a bit eclectic, but it fit with the personality of these guys! The marsala vest that Malachi wore, coupled with the pocket watch he kept on him really matched with their vintage theme.

After their emotional ceremony, we whisked them off to take wedding party and couples portraits right after. We even used our amazing Pentacon 6 Medium Format film camera (which we will be posting in a separate post about our film photography adventures soon:) Just take a look at their portraits-simply divine!

Congratulations Dena and Malachi, may your marriage be filled with the same joy and devotion you shared on your wedding day!

-Dawn and Matthew

Venue: Autrey Mills Nature Preserve and Heritage Center

Videography: Wesley John Morgan Videography

Florist: Gracie’s Garden

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  • Samantha - What a beautiful wedding at the Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center! Dena and Malachi’s personalities fit perfectly with the venue, but more importantly really reflect in every photo. I love how whimsical and magical the details of their day were from the yummy cake to the deep floral bouquet. Gorgeous Atlanta wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Deanna - The Autrey Mill Nature preserve and Heritage Center is obviously a very lovely wedding venue in Atlanta! These wedding portraits are beautiful and vibrant. I really love how you told the story of their wedding in this blog. I really got a sense of just how special their wedding day was. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie Melugin - What a fun Atlanta wedding! I love the angles that you used in capturing the details of the wedding. I love the groom and groomsmen using the selfie stick – great image of the times!

    Fantastic ideas! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Diane Bartoo - Beautiful Atlanta Wedding Photography! I love the photos of the bride and groom getting ready for their very special day. Their smiles get bigger as the moment gets closer; they are such a beautiful couple! I also loved how all the photos played as a timeline during the wedding day. A beautiful story is told within these photographs.ReplyCancel

  • Patty - What a beautiful wedding!! Atlanta is just so pretty and the details of this wedding you captured are stunning. I love everything about it. The woodsiness, the bride and groom could not be cuter and the location is perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Allison Anderson - The Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center is such a cool and eclectic place for a wedding. I love how you can see the style and personality of engaged couples through the way they plan their weddings. And Peach and Oak Photography you did a beautiful job on these Atlanta wedding photos! Beautiful and rich in colour!ReplyCancel

  • Brenden - This Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center wedding has such a great vintage flare!! I love the brides details like her vintage shoes and the emboidered handkerchief.ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Storment - WOW The Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center was perfect for this couple’s wedding day! Everything about this wedding was perfect including their amazing Atlanta wedding photographer. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Christine D - The Autrey Mill Nature Preserve looks like my dream wedding venue! It was perfect for this vintage wedding. I love every detail! These wedding portraits are just gorgeous, and they show the day perfectly.ReplyCancel

  • Megan - Wow! What an amazing wedding gallery for this Autrey Mill Nature Preserve wedding! Love all the beautiful colors and vintage details that you captured perfectly. Great work!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Flowers - Stunning, Beautiful and Rustic describes The Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center! Stunning and Beautiful describes this wedding couple who envisioned this for their wedding day!! Peach and Oak Photography has done a excellent job capturing this wedding and telling us about Dena and Malachi day through photo’s! The wedding cake is one of the most beautiful wedding cakes I have ever seen! This family will forever be grateful for these beautiful memories you captured for them!!ReplyCancel

    • peachandoak - They are such amazing people and the natural environment they chose really highlighted their personality:) Thank you for your kind words!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Rittenberry - This wedding was so stunningly sweet! I love how the bridesmaids all wore different dresses in the subtle tones throughout the bouquets, the variety of group shots and all of the little details that you captured. The Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center served as the perfect venue for this outdoor wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Alyssa - Oh my goodness! This wedding is absolutely gorgeous, every single detail is just perfect. It obviously was very well documented by an amazing photographer. This couple in Atlanta will definitely cherish these photos of their beautiful day!ReplyCancel

    • peachandoak - Thank you! We are very detail oriented and it just so happens wedding details are some of the prettiest to capture:)ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - Umm….this entire wedding is GORGEOUS!! You did such a stellar job photographing this couples day – I love all of the details and portraits. The Aubrey Mill Nature Preserve looks like it was the perfect choice of venue for these two. (And that’s the cutest little chapel!) I love every single one of these images. Awesome awesome job, guys!ReplyCancel

    • peachandoak - Thank you so much for your kind compliments:)ReplyCancel

  • Beth - Wow, this is magazine worthy! Beautiful wedding, and your photography style was a perfect match. Love all the soft, vintage accents. The Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center is such a pretty backdrop!ReplyCancel

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Oh.My.Goodness. It is almost October y’all!!! That means it’s time for leaves changing, sweater weather, and pumpkin EVERYTHING! But it also means that Amy and Eric are getting married-this weekend actually! While their wedding is in fall, we had the pleasure of driving up and meeting them in their hometown for some lovely engagement photos with a lot of flair:) These two had an electricity about them as soon as we met them. Amy was upbeat and bubbly, while Eric was charming and sweet, they were a Southern couple through and through. We laughed and giggled as we photographed near a house they had played and passed nearly a million times, and ended up photographing at their old elementary school, now a cool backdrop. Even though that summer day was hot and the mosquitoes were a bit bitey, we had a blast getting to know these two and their love for each other. Eric’s rock and roll style and Amy’s stylish wardrobe complimented each other perfectly-check out her floral dress, isn’t it just divine? And those Barbie pink high heels?! Clearly they were made for her and only her:)

We are so uber- excited for their wedding this Saturday, no doubt it is going to be a night to remember!!! Congratulations you two!!!

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  • Corey - What a fun engagement session! I love that they had it in their hometown and included their old elementary school! They are such a beautiful couple and I love their style!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle F - What a handsome couple Amy and Eric are!! They look like they are a fun and happy couple too! I love the colors they chose to wear for their engagement session and it captures their personalities!! Amy …. what can I say I love those pink shoes!! What a great engagement sessions and the photo’s are sweet and show how much they are in love with each other!! Awesome job capturing this session Peach and Oak Photography!! Atlanta is such a great place to be for weddings!!ReplyCancel

  • Samantha - Amy and Eric’s Jasper, Tennessee engagement is just too adorable! I love all of the different engagement posing you did to bring the couple together and look like perfect little models in front of the lens. My favorite photos though are the industrial brick as the backdrop against the sweet couple. Gorgeous Jasper engagement session!ReplyCancel

  • Megan - These TN engagement photos are lovely! I love how much personality shines through of the couple!! Their outfits are on point too! Great engagement session Dawn!ReplyCancel

  • Allison Anderson - I love your engagement photos Peach and Oak Photography! You have awesome clients and such fun and unique style. This couple looks like they were a blast to work with, and it is cool that they wanted their old school incorporated into their engagement story. Congratulations to them!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie Melugin - What a fun, yet beautiful pre-wedding shoot for this couple! I am loving her outfits and the joy that can be seen between the two of them – especially in the glitter shots!

    The use of rustic backdrops was amazing and the County Fair signs are sublime!

    Good luck to this couple on their upcoming wedding day! You sure do have a great photographer with Peach & Oak photography!ReplyCancel

  • Christine d - The smiles on this engaged couple’s faces say it all! They look like they had so much fun with you. I cannot wait to see their fall wedding captured by Peach and Oak!ReplyCancel

  • Nicola - These spots in Jasper TN are so picturesque!! I absolutely love that old stone building. You did a wonderful job of capturing Amy and Eric’s love in their engagement session. Perfect! I can’t wait to see their wedding photographs!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Rittenberry - I love when couples incorporate a location into their engagement photos that is meaningful to them; their old elementary school was the perfect idea! Amy and Eric’s gallery is full of bright and charismatic images to match their personalities. I am excited to see the images from their Atlanta wedding taking place this weekend.ReplyCancel

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We met Emily and Kurt first at their engagement session at Washington Oaks State Park. They both were extremely friendly and full of life, that we knew their wedding was going to be the same! Since moving from Florida last, our hearts were aching for a chill, beach vibe, and Emily and Kurt’s May wedding did just that! They chose a venue on the inter-coastal called Wilbur-by-the-Sea. Even though it rained earlier that day, the clouds parted for their afternoon wedding and the sun came out just in time for their “I do’s”. Emily was one of the most laid back brides ever, even though she and her family coordinated their wedding themselves, she was still very calm and collected that day. She just wanted to get married:) The gorgeous sweetheart neckline and full skirt of her dress was breathtaking and her trademark smile was beaming ear to ear when she put it on. The day was filled with perfect DIY touches- the ring box Emily decorated, the centerpiece arrangements of eucalyptus and various white flowers were all made by hand, and even each of the bouquet were made by hand! We were floored at how much time and love went into making Emily and Kurt’s wedding day perfect. Not only did the rain hold off, but later on that night, sunset was a beautiful mix or soft orange and blue, making for some amazing portraits! The party went well into the evening, with everyone showing off their best dance moves and even some singing! We thoroughly enjoyed celebrating with Emily and Kurt that day, we cannot wait to see what the future holds for this awesome couple! Congratulations!!

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  • angie arthur - You really captured their day in a special way with all of the little details, laughter, and love. What a beautiful event!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie Melugin - What stunning wedding photography in Daytona! I love the little touches that the bride and groom chose for their wedding and how you so meticulously captured them! Great use of light and in capturing the emotions of both the couple and all of those in attendance! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - Wow! Lovely wedding! I love the white florals and it was beautifully shot!ReplyCancel

  • Alex - Lovely wedding day and you captured it perfectly! I love the florals – so pretty! Great captures!ReplyCancel

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