As an Atlanta wedding photographer, I go all over for weddings. This past spring, I traveled throughout the Southeast and the Carolinas, shooting weddings both in the mountains and by the lakes. I also travel pretty extensively (far from home) throughout the Metro Atlanta area for my food and commercial work. So it was a nice change of pace to shoot Heather and Evan’s wedding, which took place in my own backyard, on the roof of Ponce City Market, near the intersection of the Old Fouth Ward and Poncey Highland neighborhoods
Because everyone’s wedding is unique, I always ask my couples during our week-of-the-wedding consult, if there are any small items or important shots for me to look out for that I might otherwise miss: things like family heirlooms, important friends of the family, or other small sentimental nuances that might not be as obvious as the dress, the rings, and the shoes.
Heather let me know that one literally small detail was that both rings were engraved with the abbreviation “GMILU”. The five letters stand for “Good Morning, I Love You”… which is a text that Heather and Evan sent each other first thing on waking up every morning, during their engagement, when they were living in different cities!
One item that was not hard to miss was the food! With Heather being an amazing chef, I knew that the food would be top notch, and it was: Fox Brothers BBQ, champagne, oysters from Star Provisions, and a really fun candy table, which none of the many children at the wedding passed up!
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