Happy Mother's Day! | Mindful Motherhood

In honor of Mother's Day this Sunday, I thought I'd give a little shout out to one amazing mom, Katie Tuttle! You've probably seen her face around here before, but I just wanted to share a few fun photos from her daughter's first birthday party last weekend!  So I glad I get to be Aunt Holly to my friends' kids too (or Holly Baby if you ask Teddy). If you want to follow Katie's motherhood journey and postpartum yoga practice, you can find her on Instagram HERE.

Happy Mother's Day to all the mommas out there! 

(don't worry, we'll be back to your regularly scheduled programming of all the weddings shortly)

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 June's first birthday was luau themed!

June's first birthday was luau themed!

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 Fast Forward 13 years...

Fast Forward 13 years...

 Had to get one of my own with the birthday girl :)

Had to get one of my own with the birthday girl :)

Oh Henry! | Atlanta Maternity Session | Whittier Mill Park

I got to spend time recently with one of my favorite wedding planners and friends, Brianne of Brianne McMullan Events and her husband at Whittier Mill Park to document this moment in time before the arrival of their first child, Henry! I can't wait to meet this little boy who is already so so loved.  I'll be dancing like the emoji lady when he decides to arrive!

Also, if you need a wedding planner, check this lady out.

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Katie | Ambient + | Maternity Session

Baby June has made her way into the world and she is precious! For Katie's maternity session, she wanted to go for a studio vibe so we got a place at Ambient +.  Katie had a few different looks to show off her bump and personality.  Also, we can just talk for a minute about what a yoga all star she is?! I'm pretty sure I cannot do most of what she did even without an extra bump to throw off balance.  She's amazing.  Also, I should note that June decided to make her way into the world about week after these photos were taken... so there's that. Beautiful Momma and Beautiful Baby! 

Dress | Pink Blush

Dress | Anthropologie

T-shirt | The Bee and The Fox

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Ansley + JB | Atlanta Engagement Session | Tanyard Creek

Ansley and JB are awesome! We rescheduled their engagement session because of weather and then on the day of the rescheduled shoot, the weather had been uncooperative again! JB had the foresight to call the park rangers where we were planning to go and we changed course because of flooding.  The main things Ansley and JB wanted from their engagement session were some form of trails and water.  So I mentioned this little park along the Beltline to them and we made it happen!  I'm so glad we were finally able to do this session.  They are so full of joy and laughs and I can't wait for their wedding this coming September!

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Class of 2017 | Senior Portraits | Georgia + Illinois

Being a Senior, whether in high school or college, is such an exciting time in a person's life.  I was able to photograph a few of my favorite seniors this year and now it's graduation time!

Congratulations to all of you out there who have studied and worked hard and now get to walk and now finally get to celebrate this great achievement! 

First up on the list is sweet Camille!  This lady is not only beautiful but also incredibly intelligent.  She'll be graduating at the end of the month from Union Grove High School, my alma mater. Go Wolverines!  For her session, we wandered around the McDonough Square and then went to over to the church (also where I grew up) where she's spent so much of her time learning about the Lord.  I love that she wanted to incorporate that into her session as it holds such a special place in her heart.

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Next up, Chase!  I have some extended family in Illinois that I went to visit last fall.  One of the reasons was so that I could take some senior portraits for my cousin's children!  It was harvest time and they live in a farming community so I got to learn lots about farming corn and meet all of their animals, plus some other fun stuff.  I think they definitely had fun showing this city girl about farm life. Chase also does work with the fire department and he got dressed in his uniform so we could take some photos.  I also may or may not have made him pretend to save a kitten from a tree.

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Last, but certainly not least, Makayla!  This lady is certainly a busy one.  She is also super smart, but also a talented volleyball player and I happened to come on tournament weekend which meant snagging photos whenever we had a spare moment.  Makayla loves her horse so we also got a few of her riding around their property!

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Congratulations Class of 2017!

Anna + Tim | Midtown Atlanta Engagement Session

For Anna and Tim's engagement session we started off at Anna and Tim's perfect midtown condo right by Piedmont Park and then walked around their neighborhood.  I love that they wanted to incorporate this sweet in home portion of their session.  It was personal with added details like reading books and drinking tea, which they enjoy together.  When thinking about your own engagement session, I encourage you to think about locations or activities that are special to you and your love or even something that you would do on a date.  

I can't wait for their intimate ceremony at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens this month!

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Tori + Will | Engagement Session

This one is long over due, but I'm happy to finally share some images from Tori and Will's engagement session!  They decided that they wanted to go to Will's Grandmother's property where they got engaged, which made for the perfect backdrop for their photos while also holding some sentimental values.

Tori and Will were high school sweethearts and have been dating since forever.  Now they even get to work together as teachers at the same school.  When I first sat down and met with them, Will referred to their relationship as their friendship, which just made me smile.  They obviously love each other a lot, but the fact that they really are best friends and have known one another for so long makes it extra sweet that I get to be there when they finally say "I do."

Jessica + Tom | Inman Park Atlanta Engagement Session

For Jessica and Tom's engagement session, we had a perfect Atlantan morning exploring the Inman Park neighborhood.  We started off enjoying some coffee and croissants from Bread & Butterfly, a cute little cafe that reminded me of Paris.  Then we took a stroll through the neighborhood, found one of the Tiny Doors, and the park!  I can't wait for 2017 and all of the amazing couples that I'll get to celebrate!

Congratulations, Jessica + Tom!

Margaret + John | Piedmont Park + Georgia Tech | Atlanta Engagement Photographer

These two are so much fun.  Margaret and I had a very unofficial bride consultation at Monday Night Brewing the first time we met through a mutual friend and I love that I have the chance of running into them on the soccer field where our teams play.  My New Year's Eve will be spent partying the night away with these two on their Wedding Day and I can't wait to ring in the new year with them!  

For their engagement session, we wandered around Piedmont Park and then over to Georgia Tech, where the two met while in college.

Chelsey + Ryne | Lullwater Park at Emory | Atlanta Engagement Photographer

Chelsey and Ryne picked out Lullwater Park in Atlanta for their engagement session and I'm so glad they did!  This property is beautiful and full of lush, green land.  There are plenty of places to explore including a pedestrian bridge and an old graffiti tower.  

I can't wait for their upcoming wedding this September!

Chambers Family | Piedmont Park | Atlanta, Georgia

It was so fun getting to catch up with Stacia, who is one of my sorority sisters from UGA, and getting to meet her husband and their sweet pup!  So glad I could capture a few moments of their cute little family together on such a pretty day at Piedmont Park.

Caroline + Stuart | The Goat Farm Engagement Session | Atlanta, GA

For Caroline and Stuart's engagement session, we went over to the Goat Farm in Atlanta's westside.  This arts complex is so cool and full of history and industrial charm.  It's also one of the filming locations from the Hunger Games movies!  I had so much fun getting to know Caroline and Stuart and can't wait for their wedding next Spring!

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Cailin | Senior Portraits

I got to spend the morning with Cailin back in August for her Senior Portraits.  This young lady is so sweet and so beautiful! I loved spending time with her and can't wait to hear about all that she goes on to do with her bright future.  Congratulations Cailin!

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Colorado Hiking Adventures | Film Photography

A couple weeks ago, my travel loving friend, Caitlin, and I set out for Boulder, Colorado where we got to enjoy the outdoors for a week.  I of course took along my trusty Pentax K100 and shot a couple rolls of film.  Here are some of my favorites from the Fuji400H.  The Portra 160 will have to come later :)

First stop, a hike through The Flatirons.

Next stop, Horsetooth Reservoir in Fort Collins, CO.  Great suggestion by my girl Amanda over at Sunday Supply Co.

Last, but not least, was our treacherous and steep hike up Mount Sanitas in Boulder, CO.

 not even halfway to the summit....

not even halfway to the summit....

...and then I switched film.... Portra160 coming soon! (Then you'll get to see us at the top!)

NEW! We made it to the summit!  Here are the final photos on Portra 160 from our trip up Mount Sanitas in Boulder, CO!

Danielle + Stephen Film Anniversary Session | Atlanta Film Photographer

Earlier this summer I purchased a medium format film camera and wanted to do some playing so I called up my dear friend, Danielle, to see if she and her husband, Stephen, would be down for a little film session.  Danielle is also a talented Wedding Planner through Chancey Charm - if you are in need you should definitely hire her!

All shot on Portra 400 with my Pentax 645NII

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Vestal Family | Atlanta Photographer

I've gotten a little behind on my blogging, but I'm loving going back through these sessions.  I got to photograph the Vestal family this past spring.  I believe it was a mother's day present for Amber.  From what I've seen, all mothers really want is pictures of their kids, so if you ever don't know what to get your mom - a photography session is perfect!

This family is so sweet and these kiddos are hysterical!  And not just the kind of funny because they're kids, but they are legit funny.  I was cracking up the whole time and it made me smile as I edited through them later. 

Here a few from our session. Enjoy! Happy (belated) Mother's Day, Amber!