Fall at Agnes Scott College makes for a stunning place in the city of Atlanta to have an indoor-outdoor multicultural wedding. We were lucky enough to photograph Andrew and Sheril’s multicultural wedding inside the Julia Thomas Smith Chaple, a place we have yet to photograph at Agnes Scott!
We learned in the early planning stages that Sheril would be incorporating Indian and American traditions throughout the day! She had three dress changes and two of her gowns came directly from India. Be sure to check out Drew’s face as he sees his bride for the first time in her American gown. Yeah, my jaw dropped as well, Drew! Sheril’s American gown was flawless.
The reception details were beautifully put together by the team at Park Avenue Events. I love how they added just a bit of Indian flair to their details. The Cake Hag creation covered with luscious pink roses accompanied and the table covered with fruit, a tradition in the Indian culture. The bride and groom offered two dining options at the reception. Check out the adorable elephant, adorn with gorgeous flowers on the Indian cuisine table. Her flower arrangement expertly created, by The Perfect Stem were stunning and succulents lined the lovely gold runners on each table.
This splendid day was published on the Celebration Society website and for a peek at a few different images, head over to their website to check it out. The Celebration Society is a wonderful resource for brides and grooms full of advice, creative decor, tips, and top-notch vendors! Interested in seeing more of these lovebirds? Take some time and check out their sun-drenched Lullwater Park engagement session. We even did a few nighttime images for an extra bit of flair.
Ritz Carlton Sandy Creek Barn
This weekend’s wedding at the Ritz Carlton Sandy Creek Barn, in beautiful lake-living-fashion, the sun bestowed all its favor on us as it faded into twilight. It’s times like this that I struggle with being an artist and serving my clients well. With timelines being what they are, clients are usually eating dinner during sunset. In most cases, I simply leave the choice to join me for an image up to the client; however, I would say my approach in asking said question leads my clients in the right direction. I say, “this image will haunt me if I don’t give-it-a-shot.” 😉 Most of the time clients are ready to move the moment they hear my pitch. Thankfully Molly and James had time for drinks and to enjoy most of their dinner just as dusk was upon us. While we were shooting, I decided to show the back of my camera to the two of them and they thanked me for asking them to give these image a chance. Molly looked at the back of my camera and exclaimed, “that looks fake!” I burst into laughter at one of the best quotes of the day! I love my job.
Seconds to Set Up
Because I wanted to be sure my client enjoyed dinner with their guests, we only had a few seconds to capture this beautiful shot at sunset. Bowie and I ran, literally, ahead of Molly and James to test this shot. We were able to get a few poses before the sun completely disappeared. Can you believe Mrs. Molly’s unbelievable Francesca Miranda dress? Stunning!
Starry Nights and Starry Eyes
The sun was not the only star that made an appearance on this beautiful wedding day; the stars were out and aligned for true lovers. I was happy to finally successfully shoot a long exposure image. We love working with Morgan at the Ritz Carlton Sandy Creek Barn and look forward to working with such a wonderful team in the near future.
Cheers until next time,
Modern Wedding Albums
Did you guys know I’m a photographer in disguise? 😊 Yes, it’s true, I started my career in 2006 as a graphic designer. It’s interesting to look back at that time. I worked at a newspaper, a print house, and a marketing company before I became a full-time wedding photography. I honestly think I became bored working as a designer; working on someone else’s idea became so exhausting. I also wanted to spend as much time as possible with Bowie. When Team Wheaton was born there was no looking back. I’m glad I made the switch from a full-time designer to a full-time photographer; Working with amazing people face to face is so much more rewarding than working a cubical! 📷
Our modern albums are designed by the studio but approved by you. We work together to create the story of your wedding through both of our perspectives. It’s such a neat and easy process, just ask our clients. Thanks to our amazing team at Vision Art, we love our final results! Each page is printed with archival inks on brilliant fine art paper. These albums are so beautifully designed and built to be shared for generations to come. With many sizes and shape options, together we will create a modern wedding album you will be proud to show off to everyone!
Team Wheaton Full Coverage Wedding Collections
Almost all of our Team Wheaton Wedding Collections come with classic wedding albums, but we also offer a la carté options for our Hourly Collections too. Because one of the most fantastic days of your life should never be stuck on a hard drive. We love to share our albums with potential clients because it shows the quality of our work as well how we can put together a story from start to finish with ease. Not one of our clients but love our albums? We can design your store too! We also offer our modern wedding albums for our family and maternity collections.
Cheers until next time friends,
Singing Praises: A Call for Reviews
Greetings from Team Wheaton! (Sharon) – I’ve been having some inner debates on exactly what I want this blog to be. Blogs are so diverse in today’s world I’ve been struggling with this new opportunity to do something a little different. I’m still struggling with how to talk to the faceless friends and potential clients that decided to glance over any over my blog post. At this point, I feel like sharing events in my world, plus all the neat things I’ve been learning as a new(ish) cultural wedding photographer.
We currently spend about half of the year in Nashville and half of the year in Atlanta traveling and servicing all my wonderful clients! Here in Nashville, I have few exciting opportunities on the horizon that I hope to share with you guys soon. Until that time, I think I’ll continue to write my stream of ramblings for the masses and of course, share some of the beautiful weddings we’ve been lucky enough to capture.
Hooked on a Feeling
You guys know that very famous song, “Hooked on a Feeling”? Bowie and I fell-in-love-all-over-again with this amazing song right after the first Guardians of the Galaxy came out a few summers ago. If you are as old (or older) than I am, you may remember this song being very popular in the late 90s. A little show called Ally McBeal resurrected this song from all who may have forgotten it existed from its original release in the late 1960s. With the updated version from Blue Swede, and Ally’s biological clock ticking, the dancing baby was born. It was a memorial moment of 90s tv!
Lyrics: The story of a song
Lyrics have always been a huge inspiration of mine. I am very passionate about music that I love and the story of the song is just as important to me as the rhythm and the melodies! When I find a song that speaks to me in rhythm, I immediately start to learn the words so I can know the little nuggets of wisdom the artist has left for us to find. “Hooked on a Feeling” is a simple enough song to be inspired by with lyrics like:
Deep inside of me
Girl, you just don’t realize
What you do to me
In your arms so tight
You let me know
Everything’s all right
I’m high on believing
That you’re in love with me
Asking for a review is probably my most dreaded request as a business owner. Bowie and I strive to serve our clients to the best of our ability every time we book a wedding. From start to finish I want the process to be easy and I want the execution to be flawless. These expectations are, in some ways, to hard to accomplish. Being realistic and being perfect doesn’t work together and I struggle with wanting to be perfect all the time. I’ve been very lucky to learn something new about myself with each review I’ve received. Therefore, we push through and ask the tough questions. If you are reading this, and you feel you’d like to give us a review, we would love to hear from you! Any review is appreciated, but if you would like to leave a more in-depth review to be featured on the website, please contact the studio directly. You may also review us on Facebook.
Until next time friends,