Lani + Brendan | Atlanta Engagement Session

Lani and Brendan love taking their dogs for walks and going on dates at their local neighborhood joints, so for their engagement session that's exactly what we did!  We went over to their neck of the woods and started off with them and their cute pups on the Beltline, stopping in at Ladybird and finishing our stroll at Krog Street Market.

We then headed over to the Cator Woolford Gardens for some more romantic shots of them in the garden.  If you've been in Atlanta recently, you've experienced the wide range of temperatures the past couple of weeks and just to give you some perspective, it was in the 40s for Lani and Brendan's engagement session, but you would never know it by their warmth both in personality and their relationship.  

 

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Mr. + Mrs. Belote | Atlanta History Center Wedding | The Swan House

Catherine and Michael's wedding day could not have been more beautiful.  They said their vows at the Swan House on an uncharacteristically warm day in February.  Catherine's beautiful Modern Trousseau dress was adorned with lovely lace for the ceremony and then replaced with a beaded belt for the reception.  The florals by Andy Beach & Co were out of this world beautiful from her flowing bouquet to the peacock feather centerpiece in the middle of the custom golden sided bar built especially for them.  The couple danced the night away on the dance floor with their custom wedding logo to the greatest DJ, Amp'd Entertainment.  The day went off without a hitch due to Brianne McMullan Events and her team and I also loved getting to work with one of my favorite videographers, APV Wedding Films and can't wait to see the film.  I loved getting to photograph this classy couple, who I might add, had some of the best dance moves I've ever seen.

Congratulations Mr. + Mrs. Belote!  Thank you for letting me be a part of your day!

To see more of this lovely couple:

Catherine's Bridal Portrait Session

Catherine and Michael's Engagement Session

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Venue | Atlanta History Center

Photography | Holly Von Lanken Photography

Wedding Planning | Brianne McMullan Events

Floral Design + Rentals | Andy Beach & Co

Videography | APV Wedding Films

Second Shooter | Karly Richardson

Cake | Lush Cakery

Paper | Hi Note

Caterer | Affairs to Remember

Hair + Makeup | Formal Faces

DJ | Hollon with Amp'd Entertainment

Ceremony Strings | Piedmont Strings

Dress | Modern Trousseau

Shoes | Jimmy Choo

 

Pure Joy | Yellow Inspiration | National Cathedral School | Washington DC Wedding Inspiration

I had the privilege of traveling to Washington DC for the Jeremy Chou Workshop there last August.  One of my favorite days was our shoot at the National Cathedral School - home of the Washington National Cathedral.  

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In the words of Elizabeth Gopal of East Made Event Company, "Yellow. An often underutilized color in fine art wedding design, yellow exudes joy, happiness, and cheer. Goethe wrote, “We find from experience that yellow excites a warm and agreeable impression… The eye is gladdened, the heart expanded and cheered, a glow seems at once to breathe toward us.” Coming from a desire to demonstrate how the boldest, sunniest color can be elegantly subdued, the inspiration for this bridal session was drawn from the blush tulle, rose gold sequins, and yellow appliqué flowers on an exceptionally designed Emily Riggs gown. 

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Paired with a second, equally detailed, white gown, the yellow color also shines in the floral arrangements by Sophie Felts and in the vintage glassware, originally owned by stylist Elizabeth’s great-grandmother. More minimal elements, like the invitation suite by Julie Ha and a vintage ostrich feather fan, balance the appliqué embellishment. Photographed in the newly renovated chapel and on the back lawn of the National Cathedral School in Washington, DC, the shoot mimics the bridal portrait elements of a real wedding day. Our bride is first posed in front of large windows for portraits, and later, gracefully swishes her gown on the lawn behind the impressive European-style architecture of the school. Dainty tablescape and dessert displays round out our details, ensuring that the overall design is “warm and agreeable” indeed. "

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Photography: Holly Von Lanken Photography

http://www.hollyvonlanken.com/ @hollyvonlanken

Workshop: Jeremy Chou Photography

http://www.jeremychou.com/ @jeremychouphotography

Creative Direction: East Made Event Company

http://www.eastmadeevent.com/ @eastmadeeventco

Florist: Blossom + Vine

http://blossomandvine.com/ @sophiefelts

Calligraphy: Julie Ha Calligraphy

http://www.juliehadesign.com/ @juliehacalligraphy

Hair & Makeup: Georgetown Bride

http://www.georgetownbride.com/ @georgetownbride

Desserts: Fleur and Flour & Black Pearl Tarts

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Gowns & Gold Crown: Emily Riggs Bridal

https://www.emilyriggsbridal.com/ @emilyriggsofficial

Ring: Susie Saltzman

https://www.susiesaltzman.com/ @susiesaltzman

Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes

https://www.bellabelleshoes.com @bellabelleshoes

Rentals: White Glove Rentals

http://whiteglove-rentals.com/ @whitegloverentals

Model: Haley from Modelogic http://modelogicmidatlantic.com/ @modelogic
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Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic

http://www.froufrouchic.com/ @froufrouchic

Styling Surface: Simply Rooted

http://simplyrooted.co/surfaces/ @simplyrootedsurfaces

Venue: National Cathedral School

https://ncs.cathedral.org/ @nationalcathedralschool

Mr. + Mrs. Askew | Ashton Gardens Wedding

I recently had the pleasure of photography Ryan and Sydney's wedding at Ashton Gardens with Evan and Jenna Creative.  This wedding was so sweet and also beautiful!  It was a cold December day, but you wouldn't know that through their warm, loving photos.  Below are some highlights from their big day!

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Sydney's dress was custom made for her by a family friend and it was gorgeous as well as unique.

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Ryan was recently drafted to the Tampa Bay Rays organization as a pitcher.  How perfect is this groom's cake for him?

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Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Askew!

Bridal Portrait Session | Atlanta History Center | The Swan House

So excited that I can finally share these images with you all!

With only two weeks away from saying, "I do," we set out for the Swan House to photograph Catherine's bridal portrait session.  Southern Weddings explains that the history of the bridal portrait originated in Europe with families commissioning a bridal portrait painting to commemorate the special occasion. Back then, people didn't hire wedding photographers and photos were often taken before the wedding day.  Through the years, its trickled down and became a tradition of Southern Debutantes whose photo would be displayed at the wedding near the guest book and then hung in her parents' home.  Now, it's become a great way to have a hair and make up trial and be more comfortable in front of the camera before the big day in addition to being one more thing I love about the South.

Venue | The Atlanta History Center

Planner | Brianne McMullan Events

Hair and Makeup | Formal Faces

Shoes | Jimmy Choo

Dress | Modern Trousseau

Florals | Andy Beach

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You Might Be A Thief: The Common Practice of Copyright Infringement

Here’s a startling reality - you’re probably guilty of copyright infringement or at minimum, know someone who is.  

Today, I want to talk you about Copyright - something that most of us don’t know much about and hopefully offer a bit of education for both photographers and everyone else.*

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What is Copyright?

"Under the Federal Copyright Act of 1976, photographs are protected by copyright from the moment of creation.” That means that at the moment that shutter clicks - whether it’s on your phone or a $3000 camera, you own that photo - pretty cool right?

If you reproduce an image that you did not create, whether on social media, your website, or physical print, and you do not have permission from the owner - it is theft.  

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How does that apply to me? 

Whether you’re a photographer or not, you may have very easily committed this crime or have had it committed against you without realizing it.

Like me, most of you probably haven’t read Instagram’s Terms of Use.  However, I’d like to highlight a very interesting section for you.  Under the section, Rights, #4 it reads - 

"You represent and warrant that: (i) you own the Content posted by you on or through the Service or otherwise have the right to grant the rights and licenses set forth in these Terms of Use; (ii) the posting and use of your Content on or through the Service does not violate, misappropriate or infringe on the rights of any third party, including, without limitation, privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademark and/or other intellectual property rights; (iii) you agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owed by reason of Content you post on or through the Service; and (iv) you have the legal right and capacity to enter into these Terms of Use in your jurisdiction.”

Have you ever seen a photo on Instagram, Pinterest, or even Google images - saved it and posted it on your website or your Instagram account? That’s theft. Maybe you gave credit to the original photographer? Still theft.  If you don’t have permission, it is stolen and you've violated Instagram's terms of use. Side note: It’s even harder to find the original on websites like Pinterest.

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Alright, you’ve convinced me, I’m a thief.  What do I do if I’m not a photographer who can create their own images?

  1. Hire a photographer to do some branding photos for you.
  2. If you see a photo you want to use, ASK for it.  Many photographers want the exposure and are more than willing to let you use their image.  Personally, if I have worked with vendors at a wedding, I am more than happy to share those images with them.  It helps all of us in the wedding industry. 
  3. Expect to pay - if you ask for an image, they may let you use it, but if you’re a business trying to sell something and you want free images for advertising, that may not happen.  If you’re making money off of someone else’s work, they need to be paid too.
  4. Use stock photography (not google images) - there are many stock photography websites out there - some even free.  

 

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Someone has stolen my images - HALP! What do I do?

  1. Screenshot the image for your records.
  2. They may not realize what they’ve done is illegal.  Take a moment to be flattered that they like your work, but then educate them. DM or email them letting them know that they are violating copyright law - reference the terms of use if necessary.
  3. Ask for payment (you set the price) or for them to remove the photo. As photographers, we make our living off of our photographs and we can’t afford to live on “exposure”… but that’s another topic…

If it gets really intense, there are more aggressive routes.  Format.com offers some great guidance HERE.

Have anything you think I should add? Have any experience with this yourself? Let me know in the comments below!

*I’m not a lawyer, but would encourage you to reach out to one if you’d like a deeper understanding of copyright laws.

All images from our Minimalist Styled Shoot

Mr. + Mrs. Harrison | Sanctuary Estates | Cleveland, GA

This wedding was so full of sentimental details and nostalgic moments.  I have known Tori's family all growing up and was friends with her brother and his now wife.  Her grandfather was even my bus driver when I was in Elementary school! There were so many blasts from the past for me at this wedding and it was so special to see Tori and Will become husband and wife after so many years.  I'm so thankful they allowed me to play a part in this special day!  Some of my favorite moments included Tori and her father arriving by horse drawn carriage and their epic Father-Daughter Dance!

Venue | Sanctuary Estate, Cleveland, GA

Dress | Winer, Winnie Couture

Cake, Catering, and Florals | Tim at GG Events

Make up | Bombshell Creations

Hair | Shannon Davis, Kuts n Kurls

DJ | David Osbourne, Sound Insights

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How/ Where did you two meet?

Will and I met in the 8th grade. I was the third wheel while he was on a date with one of my bridesmaids Allie Benton. I "apparently" spilled sweet tea on him that night, because I didn't like him.

How did he propose?

Will blind folded me and took me on a picnic to his grandmothers land and proposed in the woods.

What are you looking forward to most about being married?

Being able to wake up next to Will in the morning.

Rachael + Travis | Piedmont Park Engagement | Atlanta Photographer

This lady may look familiar because she was a bridesmaid in Chelsea and Justin's Wedding last month.  For their engagement session we went on a stroll through Piedmont Park and stopped at a few favorite spots along the way.  Rachael and Travis were high school sweethearts and now they're finally tying the knot!  Can't wait for this sweet couple's wedding at the Cator Woolford Gardens!  

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Mr. + Mrs. Campbell | The Engine Room | Monroe, GA Wedding

I met Chelsea many years ago when we were just preteens so it was so special that I was able to be there to capture her Wedding Day.  Justin is the perfect fit for her and I am so excited for them both as they start their new life together. The wedding day itself was so full of sentimental details and people.  Justin's grandfather officiated the ceremony and family friend, Jeff Foxworthy, hosted a special "dollar dance" where guests paid to share a quick dance with the bride.  They also incorporated their love of UGA with a red pom pom exit!  

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Campbell! 

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Setting The Mood | Anderson House | Washington, DC

Last August, I had the pleasure of traveling to Washington DC for the Jeremy Chou Workshop where we were able to participate in a few different shoots.  The inspiration for this shoot was "Setting the Mood".  It turned out that this day was dark and dreary outside which helped in setting the mood for us.  Shooting inside with little light proved a bit difficult for film and was definitely a learning curve for me, but Jeremy taught us a little about pushing film and shooting hybrid and below are the results.  A big thank you to Jeremy and to Elizabeth for her vision and direction.   

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Photography: Holly Von Lanken Photography

http://www.hollyvonlanken.com/ @hollyvonlanken

Workshop: Jeremy Chou Photography

http://www.jeremychou.com/ @jeremychouphotography

Creative Direction: East Made Event Company

http://www.eastmadeevent.com/ @eastmadeeventco

Florist: Wild Green Yonder

http://www.wild-green-yonder.com/ @lori_tran

Calligraphy: Julie Ha Calligraphy

http://www.juliehadesign.com/ @juliehacalligraphy

Hair & Makeup: Georgetown Bride

http://www.georgetownbride.com/ @georgetownbride

Cake: Fleur and Flour

https://www.fleurandflour.co/ @fleur.and.flour

Gowns: Emily Riggs Bridal

https://www.emilyriggsbridal.com/ @emilyriggsofficial

Hairpieces and Earrings: Maggie Wu

https://www.maggiewustudio.com/ @maggiewustudio

Rings: Susie Saltzman

https://www.susiesaltzman.com/ @susiesaltzman

Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes

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Models: Patrick and Fontaine from Modelogic

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Furniture Rental and Tabletop: White Glove Rentals

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Candlesticks

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Ribbons: Frou Frou Chic

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Styling Surfaces: Simply Rooted

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Venue: Anderson House

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Alex + Tim | Piedmont Park Engagement Session

I absolutely loved getting to meet and spend time with Alex and Tim.  They are so sweet with one another and for their engagement session we went to Piedmont Park where Alex and Tim had their first date.  I can't wait for their wedding next Fall at the Taylor Grady House in Athens, GA!

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Emily + Matt | Cator Woolford Gardens Engagement

I'm so glad I got to finally meet these two and photograph them for their engagement session at Cator Woolford Gardens.  Emily and Matt met while at Auburn and will say I do this summer at Ashton Gardens and I can't wait!

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Mr. + Mrs. Sherer | Monday Night Brewing Wedding

I loved getting to be a part of Wendy and Chris' big day at Monday Night Brewing.  Every detail about this day was true to this couple and their 70s Bohemian vibe.  The ceremony was beautiful and intimate outside at Monday Night Brewing's patio.  Even down to the music -only 70s and 80s music allowed - this couple stayed true to their theme and themselves.  Thank you for letting me share in this special day, Mr. and Mrs. Sherer!  Congratulations!

How did he propose?

He proposed at Smyrna Market Village, where we met and had our first date.  Our friend, Ally LeFevre, hid behind bushes and snapped photos of Chris proposing.  It was such a sweet gesture for her to record this special moment.

Describe your fiance in 3 words:

Sincere, Generous, and Passionate

What are you looking forward to most about being married?

I am looking forward to sharing new experiences with Chris. Both the big things like traveling to Europe and the little things like coming home to him every night.

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Photographer | Holly Von Lanken Photography

Venue | Monday Night Brewing

Hair and Make Up | Margaret Snider

Shoes | The Loft

DJ | Chris Watson of Lethal Rhythms DJ

Caterer | Happy Belly Food Truck

Floral | Candler Park Flowers

HVL Photo Travels | Christmas in New York

Last December, my mom and I took a spontaneous trip to NYC.  I got tickets to the Jimmy Fallon Monologue Rehearsal and then not much convincing was needed for us to use up my parents hotel credit card points, some skymiles, and book a trip to New York... in December... where dreams come true.  Seriously though, New York at Christmas time is kind of magical.  Everything is decorated and it just feels happy.  In the book, "1000 Places to See Before You Die" there's a whole section devoted to NYC at Christmastime.  I think I might need to start making annual treks to New York.  There's always something new to see.  This time we were in the city for only a few days, but we got to do and see some new and exciting things!

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Day 1 - December 10, 2016

We got to the city, dropped off our bags at the hotel and started to stroll around the city.  We went to go see the New York City Public Library, wandered by the Chrysler Building, went into St. Patrick's Cathedral across the street from 30 Rock and did a quick trip into Macy's, who's storefronts are definitely worth a see.  

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One thing to note is that apparently lots of people are there to also see all of the Christmassy things so foot traffic by Rockefeller Center was pretty nuts. Oh, also, apparently Santa Con was going on so there were Santa's EVERYWHERE.

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Day 2 - December 11, 2016

We hopped on the subway and headed over to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.  I'd seen the outdoor memorial before, but hadn't had a chance to go into the museum.  It is definitely worth the trip.  It is one of the most somber museums I've ever been in.  One reason is that anyone 20+ is old enough to remember that day and how it made them feel.  To see and relive that day is sobering.

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After the museum, we took a train under the river to Brooklyn.  Next time I go, I want to hang out in Brooklyn more.  We got pizza at Grimaldi's in DUMBO and took some photos by the water because that was one of the reasons this photographer wanted to go there. Side note on Grimaldi's - apparently the Original Grimaldi's was in a smaller building a few doors down from this one.  Then they got bigger and moved to the building pictured.  Then in the 90s Grimaldi sold his pizzeria and rights to his name to the now owner, Ciolli.  Here's where it gets good - a few years ago, Grimaldi opened up a new pizzeria in the original Grimaldi's place with it's original brick ovens!  Since he couldn't use his own name, the new/old place is now called Juliana's.  So, which one is the real deal? Next time I'm there, a trip to Juliana's will be on the list.

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After pizza, we walked across the Brooklyn Bridge!  This was also on my list of things I wanted to do and let me tell you, it was freezing, but worth it! It started snowing an hour or so later when we went to a market set up in one of the squares where my friend, Tiffany was working!

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 had to include some iphone pics :)

had to include some iphone pics :)

That night we went and saw Matilda on Broadway, which was awesome and TKTS pulled through for us.  We had only enough time to run back to the hotel real quick, but we made it the theater and seats were great.

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Day 3 - December 12, 2016

The day we left, we went and got some Stumptown Coffee, went to look at the giant tree at Rockefeller Center and then piddled around while we waited to see Jimmy! 

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Quick shout out to my friend, Kristen for snagging a photo of us!  This was the day that instagram live was new to Instagram and Jimmy Fallon was testing it out during his monologue rehearsal that we were at!  KP saw us when the paned over the audience and took a screenshot! MVP.

What are some of your favorite things to do in NYC? What should we do next?

 

HVL Photo Travels | Washington D.C.

I'm getting the travel itch again so instead of buying a plane ticket I'm sharing some photos from Washington D.C.... much cheaper.

I had the opportunity this year to attend the Jeremy Chou Workshop in D.C. and after two full days of learning and styled shoots I had a day on my own to explore and sightsee.

As we'd been shooting film all week, I decided to keep it going and only took along my Pentax 645nii to capture places around our Nation's Capital.

Scanning and Developing | The Find Lab

 Washington Monument

Washington Monument

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 World War II Memorial

World War II Memorial

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 Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

 Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

 DC War Memorial

DC War Memorial

 Potomac River

Potomac River

 Thomas Jefferson Memorial with Airplane

Thomas Jefferson Memorial with Airplane

 National Archives Museum

National Archives Museum

Montaluce Winery Wedding Photographer | Dahlonega, GA

Erik and Elissa were married at the beautiful Montaluce Winery and Resort, though you may have been fooled in thinking that they were married somewhere in Tuscany.  Villas provided the bride and groom places to get ready while still enjoying tuscan views. The beautiful North Georgia mountains provide the perfect landscape for the rolling hills of the vineyard.  The beautiful vines crawling up the stone walls of this venue make me long to travel to Italy.  Erik and Elissa shared their vows in the cellar of the winery and their reception took place in the restaurant with dancing on the balcony overlooking the vineyard.

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Mr. + Mrs. Bick | 173 Carlyle House Wedding | Norcross, GA

Amy and Kevin were married at the lovely Carlyle House in downtown Norcross.  This wedding was full of love and fall colors for a late October wedding in Georgia.  I actually knew Amy from our AXO days at UGA and it was fun to reconnect with her through the whole wedding process as well as see the other AXO girls who made up half of the bridal party.  I'm so so excited for these two as they start their new life as man and wife together.  Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Bick!

How/ Where did you two meet?

Kevin and I met at the University of Georgia through our mutual friend Meghan Jordan during the first week of school. I took Kevin on my first sorority braves date night and I remember rewriting my text message over and over again to ask him out. It ended up being "Hey this is Amy Z from Centennial, do you want to go on my Braves date night with me?" Of course he said yes, and he ended up paying for all of the food and drinks on the date night, lets just say I wasn't exactly sure how sorority date nights worked, and I guess I should have paid. Kevin and I ended up falling into the same group of friends at UGA and we went to almost every UGA football game together. We have been inseparable ever since! Since college we have made it a priority to work hard, but to always travel and have fun wherever we go.

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How did he propose?

Kevin planned a mountain weekend trip as a birthday present. We stayed in a cabin right outside of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. On our way to Tennessee, we stayed the night in Athens and went to a nice steak dinner at Porterhouse (A restaurant neither of us could afford while in college). We went out in our old stomping grounds, and then headed in for the night. On Friday, we hiked for a few hours in Talulah Gorge and then we got back into the car and drove another few hours to hike in the Great Smoky Mountains. We got to our final destination slightly behind schedule- it was around 5:00 pm and starting to get dark. We hiked up a trail named Clingman's Dome, which overlooks the state line between Tennessee and North Carolina. Kevin had planned one last hike for the day to an overlook named Andrew's Bald. On our way to this final hike, we ran into a park ranger who advised us to not go, because it was getting dark and there were bears in the area. I was okay with heading back due to our long day of hiking, but Kevin was determined to finish the hike before sunset. Andrew's Bald was a beautiful overlook of the Great Smoky Mountains. No one was there and it was very peaceful, we both sat in silence to take in the moment. I wanted to get a panoramic picture of the view before it got too dark. In the middle of my picture, as I was turning to my right, I saw Kevin down on one knee. He said "Amy, put your phone down" and I threw it on the ground, and what he said after that was a blur. We had a great weekend together in Gatlinburg, and kept our engagement a secret besides telling our parents on Saturday morning. It was a perfect weekend just the two of us, but we were both eager to share the news with our family and friends. We are both so excited to share our wedding day with our closest family and friends!

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Describe your fiance in 3 words

Kevin: Sociable, Smart, Planner

Amy: Laid back, kind, thoughtful

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Venue | Carlyle House

Dress | Suite Bridal

Cake | Cathy Clement, Publix Aprons Event Planning

Paper | Minted

Florals | Maria Schendzelos Designs

Hair and Make Up | Taylor Gutierrez/ Ashley Martin of Blush

Videography | Evan and Jenna Creative

DJ | Jermaine Jennings, Spontaneous Entertainment

Mr. + Mrs. Wood | Bradford House and Gardens Wedding | Flowery Branch, Ga

Page and Brian were married at the Bradford House and Gardens in Flowery Branch, GA.  This quaint little home was the perfect spot for their intimate wedding.  Their bridal party consisted of each of their siblings playing the parts of maid of honor and best man and I must say this might have been the most calm wedding I've ever been a part of.  Usually, I am the one being calm for everyone else - a common theme amongst the sweet reviews I've received.  However, on this day, no one needed me to be calm.  It was a new feeling.  Also, I have to brag on the staff at the Bradford House.  They were some of the friendliest people I've met.  They made sure to provide the best service for both their clients and vendors present at the venue.  

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Love is the Only Gold Inspiration | Anderson House | Washington, DC

Back in August, I had the pleasure of attending the Jeremy Chou Workshop in DC.  During our workshop, we had the opportunity to participate in several different styled shoots.  Each one was carefully designed and crafted by Elizabeth of East Made Event Company.  For this particular shoot, the inspiration was "Love is the Only Gold" using fine gold details in a gold room at the Anderson House in Dupont Circle.

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Photography: Holly Von Lanken Photography

http://www.hollyvonlanken.com/ @hollyvonlanken

Workshop: Jeremy Chou Photography

http://www.jeremychou.com/ @jeremychouphotography

Creative Direction: East Made Event Company

http://www.eastmadeevent.com/ @eastmadeeventco

Florist: Wild Green Yonder

http://www.wild-green-yonder.com/ @lori_tran

Calligraphy: Julie Ha Calligraphy

http://www.juliehadesign.com/ @juliehacalligraphy

Hair & Makeup: Georgetown Bride

http://www.georgetownbride.com/ @georgetownbride

Bridal Boutique: Carine’s Bridal Atelier

http://www.carinesbridal.com/ @carinesbridal

Gown Designer: Berta

http://www.berta.com/ @berta

Veil Designer: Peter Langner

http://www.peterlangner.com/ @peterlangner

Hairpiece: Maggie Wu

https://www.maggiewustudio.com/ @maggiewustudio

Ring and Earrings: Susie Saltzman

https://www.susiesaltzman.com/ @susiesaltzman

Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes

https://www.bellabelleshoes.com @bellabelleshoes

Model: Jillian from Modelogic http://modelogicmidatlantic.com/ @modelogic
@jill_models

Settee: White Glove Rentals

http://whiteglove-rentals.com/ @whitegloverentals

Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic

http://www.froufrouchic.com/ @froufrouchic

Venue: Anderson House

http://www.societyofthecincinnati.org/ #andersonhouse