Callanwolde Wedding Photos | Atlanta, GA Photographer | Raquel and Jerry

Callanwolde Wedding Photos | Atlanta, GA Photographer | Raquel and Jerry

I met Raquel and Jerry through one of my favorite DJs in Atlanta: Toryn of Exquisite Sounds Entertainment. Raquel gave me a call after finding her DJ. The excitement in her voice was evident. She detailed her vision of her wedding day at the Callanwolde. This would be a memorable wedding with a New Orleans theme filled with fun, tradition, and plenty of family. After our phone conversation I was so excited that I wanted to fast forward to September 3rd, 2016.

The Wedding at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center:

I was so excited to see Raquel and Jerry on their Labor day weekend wedding. Raquel decided that she wanted her and her bridesmaids to where tennis shoes instead of traditional wedding shoes. This was a perfect fit for their personalities. Jerry followed suit by sporting some of his favorite tennis shoes. Raquel and her single friends did a New Orleans cake pull during the reception . This is where one of the friends pulls a charm from the brides cake to see who is next for marriage. At the end of the reception the newlyweds kept with tradition and got in formation for a New Orleans 2nd line dance.

Special thanks to Crystal Pink Events and her crew for another event that ran smooth and was everything the couple imagined.

Their Testimonial

I was referred to Cain’s Camera by Toryn of Exquisite Sounds. We chose to work with Cain’s Camera because their work spoke for itself and I had never seen such amazing photos before. After working withe Jabari we enjoyed his professionalism, his eye for capturing amazing photos, and his patience for dealing with complicated silly people like myself and my husband (LOL).  I have recommended Cain’s Camera to EVERYBODY I know in need of a photographer, including my pastor!  If anybody wants photos that they can look at and get exceptional shots they would be crazy not to choose Cain’s Camera. Choosing Jabari to be my wedding photographer was the best decision made!  Jabari is the most humble spirited professional I have ever worked with. His work speaks volumes and I look forward to working with him in the future. He is my family photographer from now going forward!

– Raquel and Jerry

Be sure to view the wedding of Samantha and Kevin who married at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. If you are interested in booking Cain’s Camera for your wedding, please visit our Contact Us page.

Wedding Vendors

Venue: The Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Wedding Coordinator: Crystal Pink Events
Hair and Makeup Artist: Jiya Janae and Arineisha Miles
Florist: Carithers Flowers
Linen: Montgomery Foods Catering
Food Catering: Montgomery Foods Catering
Cake Artist: Perfect Wedding Cakes
DJ: Exquisite Sounds Entertainment

King Plow Wedding Photos | Atlanta, GA Photographer | Deana and MJ

King Plow Wedding Photos | Atlanta, GA Photographer | Deana and MJ

I met Deana and MJ through one of my favorite wedding planners Crystal Pink Events. We sat down for our initial consultation and discussed what they were looking for in regards to wedding photography. They were adamant about capturing their personalities through candid photos, formal photographs of the family, and a unique look to their wedding images. I knew we had all these requests covered and could not wait for their engagement session.

The Wedding at the King Plow Arts Center:

Once July came it was now time to focus on the wedding at the King Plow Arts Center. Upon our arrival there was an intimate look to the venue with candles placed throughout the ceremony space. The beautiful drapery was provided by Unique Event Elements and the floral arrangements by Chelsea Floral Design. We quickly captured all of our detail shots prior to the guest arriving and captured a ton of candid moments during the ceremony.

Deana and MJ did not mind taking some additional photos during the reception. We love being able to take as many photos as possible. We took advantage of the time of day with some night time photos and also the artwork around the venue.

Cain’s Camera would like to wish Deana and MJ the very best and thank you again for choosing us to photograph your special day. It was our honor to photograph your wedding and it was our honor to serve. Also, a very special thank you goes to Crystal Pink Events for introducing us to this amazing couple.

Their Story

How did the two of you meet? MJ and I met in 2011 at our workplace! It all started as fun, friendly flirting and escalated quickly and definitely unexpectedly! Its funny because people always preach about it not being a good idea to work with the one you love…well we quickly realized how true this fact was and decided that our new relationship was worth a major sacrifice….and Deana had to find a new job, LOL.

What did you do for your first date? Our first date was simple yet full of chemistry and great vibes! We met for lunch and really wanted to be able to sit down outside of our hectic workplace and really focus on each other and have great conversation without all of the noise and distractions!

Who proposed and how? Perfection! It was Deana’s Birthday and usually she’s pretty low key with her birthday celebrations but this year MJ decided to surprise her with a big surprise party with all her family and friends! It was a total surprise and not even 10 minutes into the party MJ was on his knee asking for her hand in marriage! Deana knew something was up though the moment she noticed that even some of her closest family had come all the way from out of town to attend the party and she’d always expressed to MJ that it meant a lot to her to have her family and friends present when he asked for her hand in marriage! It was truly a dream and it was so much love in the air!

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To book Cain’s Camera for your wedding, please visit our Contact Us page.

Wedding Vendors

Venue: King Plow Arts Center
Wedding Coordinator: Crystal Pink Events
Videographer: Joshua Kirk
Hair and Makeup Artist: Ashley Greene, Rachel Renee, and Yaya Dower
Florist: Chelsea Floral Design
Drapery: Unique Event Elements
Cake Artist: Perfect Wedding Cakes
DJ: Dante Williams

Crowne Plaza Midtown Wedding Photos | Atlanta, GA Photographer | Audrey and Harold

Crowne Plaza Midtown Wedding Photos | Atlanta, GA Photographer | Audrey and Harold

At the beginning of last year Audrey and Harold were featured for their engagement session at Piedmont Park and the Georgia Tech campus. We enjoyed the time hanging out with them and this made us even more excited about their wedding on December 19th, 2015. Months passed and it was finally time for these two to become one at the Crowne Plaza Midtown in Atlanta, Georgia.

The First Look at Crowne Plaza Midtown

We always love a first look for a variety of reasons and our previous blog posting can contest to that. Audrey and Harold decided to do a first look to have a special moment to themselves prior to the ceremony. The spot we selected was perfect and within walking distance of the Crowne Plaza. With Harold’s anticipation building every second, Audrey followed down minutes later. With Harold’s back facing Audrey, we took a couple of memorable photos before the reveal. Once Harold finally turned around to see his future bride, his reaction was priceless. As a wedding photographer this is the type of emotion we live for!

The Ceremony

The Crowne Plaza Midtown offers a breath taking view of the city on the 25th floor. As the guests took their seats, the sun began to set on downtown Atlanta. The officiant Rev Dawn asked the crowd to stand as Audrey walked down the aisle with a gorgeous dress from Anya Bridal. During the ceremony there where plenty of special moments between the two and a lot of emotion from the families. A unique part of the wedding was the hand fasting ceremony. This involved the wrapping of a large ribbon around the couple’s hands while a poem was read by the bride’s aunt.

The Reception

After the conclusion of the ceremony and cocktail hour, the couple made their way to the reception space. Audrey and Harold’s had their first dance to Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheehan. The music throughout the night was provided by Ted Crowder of the Atlanta Wedding DJs. The couple and all the guests had a night to remember and this is evident through the photos.

The newlyweds had a unique formal exit with the help of their guest. Two lines were formed, the guest combined hands with the person on the opposite side, and the couple made their exit underneath the energetic crowd.

Congratulations Audrey and Harold on your wedding and thank you for choosing Cain’s Camera. You two were a blast to work with and we wish you the best!

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Wedding Vendors

Venue: Crowne Plaza Midtown Atlanta 
Wedding Coordinator: Walter Nemeth
Officiant: Rev. Dawn
Hair and Makeup Artist: Vigilante Cosmetics
Florist: Brenda’s House of Flowers
Cake Artist: The Baker’s Man
DJ: atlantadj.com

If you are interested in booking Cain’s Camera for your wedding or engagement session, please visit our Contact Us page.

First Mallalieu United Methodist Church Wedding Photos | Atlanta, GA Photographer | Ashley and Sean

First Mallalieu United Methodist Church Wedding Photos | Atlanta, GA Photographer | Ashley and Sean

When I first met Ashley and Sean, I knew we would make a perfect team. Ashley with all of her excitement, Sean with his laid back demeanor, and my experienced photographic vision. Upon getting to know the couple over the next few months, I learned Ashley was a DIY (Do It Yourself) bride. She mentioned to me how she was a huge fan of Pinterest and a number of wedding details would be her creations. I made note of this, and informed my team to keep this in mind during the wedding day.

The Ceremony

Ashley and Sean’s wedding took place at First Mallalieu United Methodist Church in East Point, Georgia. Prior to the future Mr. and Mrs. arriving, we photographed all the details the couple would not notice during the actual event. Within a matter of minutes the soon to be bride arrived with her bridesmaids and flower girls. Once dressed, I photographed each individual bridesmaid, the flower girls and additional details worn by Ashley (i.e., dress, shoes, bouquet). After the photographs of Sean and the groomsmen, it was time to take our place for the wedding.

There was plenty of emotion from guests as Ashley walked down the aisle with the choir singing in the background. Ashley’s mother gave her a heartwarming kiss on the cheek as she made her way to the alter. Ashley and Sean could not help but smile at one another during the ceremony as their day had come. We photographed a number of candid photos of the guest and couple so that fond memories of the wedding day could be remembered.

The Reception

Once the formal photographs were complete, we drove to the Atlanta Airport Marriott for the beginning of the reception. Prior to the guest coming entering the reception area, we were able to capture detail shots. This included the smaller details that Ashley created herself. As the guest entered the reception space and were seated, there was a huge surprise planned by Ashley: a drum squad. Sean was a drummer in his college years and the look on his face when he heard the sound of the drum squad in coming in from the hallway was priceless.

After dinner is served and the dancing begins, I will always ask the newlyweds if they would like to take some additional photos outside. Ashley and Sean obliged and we walked right outside the venue for some night time photos. The wedding day is very long for couples, but in the end I know the images we take will last beyond a lifetime.

Congratulations Ashley and Sean on your wedding and thank you for choosing Cain’s Camera. You two were a wonderful couple to work with and we wish you the best!

How They Met

We were introduced by an old mutual friend. Over the years our relationship continued to blossom. We have been together three years and five months with nothing but pure happiness. On April, 20th 2014, Sean proposed to me in front of twenty of my family members at Easter dinner. I was shocked because he was suppose to be at work. Needless to say, we are each others soul mate and best friend. I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with him!

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Wedding Vendors

Ceremony Venue: East Point First Mallalieu United Methodist Church
Reception: Atlanta Airport Marriott
Wedding Coordinator: Agnes Bridges
Makeup Artist: Andrea Goss
Hair Artist:
Andrea Goss
Florist: Ashley White the Bride
Cake Artist: Cakes by Lameeka
Videographer: One Entertainment Productions

If you are interested in booking Cain’s Camera for your wedding or engagement session, please visit our Contact Us page.

Kim & Jimmy – Engagement Photos (Millennium Gate – Atlanta, Georgia)

Kim & Jimmy – Engagement Photos (Millennium Gate – Atlanta, Georgia)

In the midtown Atlanta neighborhood Atlantic Station rests the “classically-styled monumental arch” called the Millennium Gate. This is a great location to shoot an engagement session no matter the time of year.  Next to the Millennium Gate is a picturesque bridge that serves as a wonderful backdrop for engagement photos as well.  Couples are captured on the bridge with the Atlanta city skyline in the background.  The results are images that are classic and timeless.  Couples are always pleased with the look and style of these Atlantic Station locations.  Kim and Jimmy joined me at the arch and bridge to celebrate their upcoming wedding with engagement photos.

Kim and Jimmy had great chemistry in front of the camera, and this shines through in their engagement photos.  Kim’s candid demeanor and spontaneous smiles were complimented by Jimmy’s humor which kept her laughing. When couples are comfortable and natural in front of the camera, I am really able to get the best pictures.  This couple made it easy.  They came prepared with wardrobe changes which provided different looks for the session, and highlighted their fun personalities together.  They just spent the day interacting with one another and enjoying each other’s company, while having their pictures taken.  An awesome location, plus an awesome couple equals a photographer’s dream.

We at Cains’ Camera look forward to photographing the wedding of Kim & Jimmy on June 25th at the Douglasville Conference Center in Douglasville, Georgia. We send special thanks to Crystal Pink Events for introducing us to this wonderful couple.  Congratulations to Kim and Jimmy!

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200 Peachtree Wedding Photos | Atlanta, GA Photographer | Krystal and Jamini

200 Peachtree Wedding Photos | Atlanta, GA Photographer | Krystal and Jamini

The Wedding at 200 Peachtree:

Sylvia and I headed to downtown Atlanta to photograph the wedding of Krystal and Jamini. The wedding was located at 200 Peachtree and we arrived early to capture the fine details set up by Jade Lee Events. We captured outside shots of the venue, the ceremony space, and floral arrangements. After our detail shots, we sought out the bride and groom as they both prepped for their big day. Prior to the ceremony, we photographed candid family moments. This included the groom with his parents, and the mother of the bride seeing her daughter for the very first time dressed for the day.

One of our goals for the wedding day was to get candid photos that expressed emotion. The best time to achieve this goal is during the wedding ceremony–from the bride making her grand entrance, to the couple’s wedding vows, these candid images were full of emotion.

Something that I love about downtown Atlanta are the buildings. We took advantage of the beautiful backdrop directly after the formal family photos. Sylvia and I had a small amount of time before the couple had to head back for their reception introductions, so time management was key. We led the couple outside and took a photo with the Westin Hotel in the background.  We also shot pictures in front of doorways to historic buildings, and scenic water fountains. We finished our portraits and headed back to the venue for the newlyweds to be introduced to family and friends at their dinner reception.

The wedding reception was a blast!  Everyone was on the dance floor throughout the entire night, mainly because of the music provided by DJ Mark Battle from One Sound Entertainment. It is always nice to see guests having a great time on the dance floor, as this is a highlight of the night.  The dancing, fun, and excitement also makes for good photography opportunities.  As the night came to a close, Krystal and Jamini had a formal exit directly outside the venue with sparklers.  We look forward to photographing these two for their one-year anniversary, and it was truly a pleasure to work with this special couple on their wedding day.

How They Met

We met in college. We both joined Alpha Kappa Psi professional business fraternity. Our chapters were very close and we met at an event. One thing led to another and we eventually began a long distance relationship between Birmingham, AL and Jacksonville, AL. After two years, we both graduated from college and got jobs in Atlanta, GA.

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Venue: 200 Peachtree
Wedding Coordinator: Jade Lee Events
Hair Artist: Jackie Lawler
Makeup Artist: Maria
Florist: Jade Lee Events
Cake Artist: For Goodness Cakes
DJ: One Sound Entertainment
String Players: Candlelight String Quartet

Photography Assistant: Lex Bozek

If you are interested in booking Cain’s Camera for your wedding, please visit our Contact Us page.