The Temple | Atlanta, GA Photographer | Sandra and Otega | Part 2

The Temple | Atlanta, GA Photographer | Sandra and Otega | Part 2

White Wedding at The Temple

Following the traditional Nigerian Ceremony on Thursday, Sandra and Otega had their White Wedding that Saturday. The ceremony took place at Haygood United Methodist Church and this was followed by the reception at The Temple. The guest count was close to 200 people. The couple entered in style with Otega showering Sandra with money, tears being shed during the mother/son dance, and a dance competition between the bridal party. Sandra and Otega’s wedding was an event inspired by love and happiness and I wish them all the best!

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

Their Story (Continued)

**Who Proposed and How?**

Of course Otega proposed! Haha!

So it was Saturday August 6th, 2016, my sister Precious was having a baby shower that Sunday so my other sister Jennifer & her husband Dami decided to come in town to attend the baby shower. Prior to that weekend, Otega and Dami were looking for something for us to do so we could catch up. The guys decided that we will go to Georgia Aquarium and watch the dolphin show (honestly cannot remember if it was a dolphin show or what type of show it was). I was not super ecstatic about going because I was not interested in going to the aquarium. I was however interested in catching up with Jen & Dami.

Upon getting there, we walked around the various exhibits then finally attended the show. During the show, the moderator asked a question along the lines of, “How big is a whale shark?” And of course, Otega raised his hand to answer the question; I was not surprised he knew the answer because Otega knows weird facts like that. The moderator then told him to come down and bring someone down with him for a demonstration. He grabs me and takes me down for the demonstration.

Quick fact about me: I am a shy person; I hate crowds and being the center of attention. I was ready to get back to my seat! The moderator positioned us facing opposite direction and gave me a tape measure to do a demonstration and after we were done, she said “Okay let’s turn around and see what they are doing back there!” I turn around and Otega is on one knee! I was appalled—I did not see it coming! Before I knew it my family and my best friend popped up out of nowhere! I was in a state of confusion and shock; I could not believe they pulled it off without me knowing.

Wedding Vendors at The Temple

Venue: The Temple
Wedding Coordinator: C4S Events
Videographer: B. Bryant Productions
Hair Artist: Lindz Stylez
Makeup Artist: Dlux Glamour


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Atlanta Event Hall | Atlanta, GA Photographer | Sandra and Otega | Part 1

Atlanta Event Hall | Atlanta, GA Photographer | Sandra and Otega | Part 1

Wedding at Atlanta Event Hall

When I am asked to photograph a wedding that infuses traditions and culture, I get excited. So as soon as Sandra contacted me detailing her two day wedding ceremony at the Atlanta Event Hall, I could not wait until the end of June 2018. Their engagement session was nothing but amazing and this got me even more excited for their traditional Nigerian wedding.

Traditional Nigerian Wedding

One thing you will notice within the photos is the vibrant outfits worn by guests. Not only this, but families of the couples wear identical colors and fabrics to identify themselves. This is known as Aso-Ebi. Both the soon to be bride and groom had entrances with music and friends around them. Once the family members approved of the marriage and the traditions were complete, it was time to dance. Guests “sprayed money” on Sandra and Otega as a sign of happiness. With the traditional ceremony complete, the next portion of the wedding took place two days later at Haygood United Methodist Church and The Temple.

Cain’s Camera would like to thank Sandra and Otega for choosing me to photograph an extremely important day in their lives. It was my pleasure to photograph your wedding and it was my honor to serve. If you are interested in booking Cain’s Camera for your wedding, please visit my Contact page.

Their Story

**How did the two of you meet?**
Our meeting was very unexpected. Otega & I met 6 years ago; at the time, my best friend Seyi lived in the same apartment complex with Otega. His first-year med school classmates were having a kickback and Seyi had a friend that was having a birthday party at the pool as well. Upon arriving at the pool, Otega came to introduce himself to us and my first impression of him was…“wow this dude is too happy and hype”. After finding out that me & his mom were from the same place Otega got super excited and proceeded to ask me for my number. I do not like giving “random” guys my number so I said “how about I get your number?” Few days later, I texted Otega and told him it was nice meeting him and he asked me out on a date.

**What did you do for your first date?**
Otega suggested that we go out to dinner. He chose RuSan’s, which is a Sushi and Seafood restaurant. Unbeknownst to him, I actually hate Sushi. Instead of changing the location, I decided to be adventurous and give sushi another shot. Dinner at RuSan’s was awesome; we talked about so many different things, almost as if we’ve known for years. Otega eventually realized my dislike for sushi and appreciated me still accepting to have dinner at RuSan’s. After dinner, I immediately knew that Otega was a good listener, could hold a good conversation and an overall down to earth person.

Wedding Vendors at Atlanta Event Hall

Venue: Atlanta Events Hall
Wedding Coordinator: C4S Events
Videographer: B. Bryant Productions
Hair Artist: Lindz Stylez
Makeup Artist: Dlux Glamour

Ashton Gardens Wedding Photos | Atlanta, GA Photographer | Gabrielle and Jeremy

Ashton Gardens Wedding Photos | Atlanta, GA Photographer | Gabrielle and Jeremy

Wedding at Ashton Gardens

I was excited to learn Gabrielle and Jeremy chose Aston Gardens as their wedding venue. I’ve photographed at Ashton Gardens before and could not wait to capture some memorable photos. Their wedding was in the earlier part of the day, so we captured some amazing daytime photos. This included some photos of the bride outside the chapel and the groom with this groomsmen. Gabrielle looked amazing as she walked down the aisle as she greeted Jeremy.

Directly after the ceremony the guests were in for a treat as they all participated in the Grand March. During the reception the bride’s Liberian family and guests got up and danced to Liberian style music. The also formed a circle around the bride and groom in the middle of the dance floor. Afterward guests enjoyed the music of Glass Dee and sent the couple off formally with bubbles.

Special Thanks

Cain’s Camera would like to thank Gabrielle and Jeremy for choosing us to photograph an extremely important day in their lives. It was our pleasure to photograph your wedding and it was our honor to serve. If you are interested in booking Cain’s Camera for your wedding, please visit our Contact Us page.


Once Gabrielle and Jeremy received their wedding photos, here is what this had to say:

When we saw Cain’s Camera work on WeddingWire, we had no hesitations to work with him. We selected Jabari as opposed to other photographers because we noticed his extreme attention to detail. We also could tell that he had extensive experience in photographing people of color in various lighting scenarios (i.e. – well-light and not so well-light). In general, however, we were particularly interested in how well he captured images in low-light scenarios. When we looked at other photographers we noticed a large variance in their photographs, as it related to lighting (i.e. – some of their pictures were dark) which lead us to choose Jabari as our wedding photographer. We are so glad that we did! We receive compliments daily on how beautiful all the wedding pictures came out.

Jabari is an extremely creative visionary who allowed us to give our input on the photos. He has a positive attitude and is always professional. We also appreciated that he offered a full wedding day “sneak peek” of photos as opposed to limiting it to just a few (i.e. 1 to 5 photos). Thank you so much for helping to make our Wedding Day the most memorable day of our lives! We cannot stop looking at the photos! They are beyond amazing and greatly exceeded our expectations! We would ABSOLUTELY recommend Cain’s Camera services because he is the best photographer we’ve ever had!

Their Story

How did the two of you meet? Jeremy and I officially met through E-Harmony

What did you do for your first date? Instead of a 1st date, Jeremy and I had a 1st weekend with each other. After communicating for over three months, we were super excited to finally met. During our “1st weekend,” we visited several restaurants, rode go-carts, visited the swamps of Louisiana and so much more.

Who proposed and how? Jeremy made a surprise visit on the weekend after Valentine’s day. Initially, he told me that he came to spend time with me because he was unable to spend Valentine’s Day with me. I thought this was so sweet. He also mentioned that his surprise visit was due to our upcoming  “one year of dating” anniversary, which was Feb. 21st. During his visit, we relived our 1st weekend together. Surprisingly. I never actually suspected a proposal would serve as the final finale.  All in all, at the end of our “1st-weekend of dates re-enactment” he proposed.

Lastly, can you tell us a bit about your plans for your wedding? We plan on having a traditional wedding. It will take place at Ashton Gardens. Our goal is to create a simple yet elegant environment.

Wedding Vendors at Ashton Gardens

Venue: Ashton Gardens
Wedding Coordinator & Florist: Peachy Keen Planners
Cake: Publix
DJ & MC: Glass Dee
Videographer: Helena Films
Hair Artist: Renee Hall
Makeup Artist: Sydney Wingate


Pristine Chapel Lakeside Wedding Photos | Atlanta, GA Photographer | Chaundra and Frank

Pristine Chapel Lakeside Wedding Photos | Atlanta, GA Photographer | Chaundra and Frank

An Instant Connection

One thing I enjoy about clients that contact me over the phone for the first time is that instant connection. This was definitely the case when I spoke to Chaundra. I learned more about her fiancé Frank, their wedding vision, and the venue they selected – Pristine Chapel Lakeside. I’ve photographed at Pristine Chapel Lakeside in the past and I always look forward to capturing some amazing pictures.

Wedding at Pristine Chapel Lakeside

The wedding day finally arrived on July 29th, 2017. The guest were energetic and the large bridal party were even more enthused. Frank couldn’t wait to see his bride walk down the aisle as he smiled ear to ear. When there was a little down time during the reception, I escorted Chaundra and Frank outside for couple’s portraits. I love taking couple’s portraits when it’s completed dark outside and the results came out stunning.

Special Thanks

Cain’s Camera would like to thank Chaundra and Frank for choosing us to photograph an extremely important day in their lives. It was our pleasure to photograph your wedding and it was our honor to serve. Congratulations on the baby and I know you two will be amazing parents!

Their Story

How did the two of you meet?
Frank and I went to Jackson State University in Jackson, MS both on athletic scholarships. He played baseball and I played softball. We hung around the same people so it was bound for us to meet. One day he approached my best friend Jessica, who also played softball and he let her know that he was interested in getting to know me, so she said she would help him out lol.

One day Jessica and I were headed to one of the baseball boys little get together and she tells me that there may be someone there that wants my number. I immediately wanted to know who, but she said she would let me know find out, but when the sparks fly to take things slow. I’ll never forget walking into Michael Bravo’s room and seeing a bunch of guys there, but there was one particular guy smiling and staring at me so I immediately knew that was him. We sat at the table and played spades against each other and the entire time we were taunting one another. Once it was time to leave he came up to me and asked if he could have my number.

What did you do on your first date?
We went to see Law Abiding Citizen around Halloween 2009. He came to pick me up from the dorm and everything about that night was perfect. He came to my dorm and walked me to the car like a gentleman. I know in his head he probably thought, “why does this girl want to see an action movie on our first date?” but it was everything I thought it would be. Tinseltown movie theater was the name of the movie theater in Pearl, MS. We officially became boyfriend and girlfriend December 07, 2009 after we came from grabbing food at our favorite Chinese restaurant. We sat in the car and he turned to me and said “I have to tell you something, will you be my girlfriend?” I smiled from the inside and out and said yes. He walked me to my dorm and kissed me goodnight.

Who proposed and how?
Super bowl 50!!!! Panthers versus Broncos! February 7th, 2016 I will never forget this day! Back in Ridgeland, MS we invited a couple of friends over to watch the game. We had everything you could possibly think of at the house. We really were enjoying ourselves. The talk of the day was what would Beyoncé do for the halftime show. As the game was going on I was being a typical hostess making sure everyone had enough to drink enough to eat giving that good southern hospitality.

Halftime came around and Frank comes into the living room and asked me to take a seat. I didn’t understand why he wanted me to sit down but I said ok. He comes in front of me and told me, “do you remember the very first thing I ever told you”? I looked at him and said no lol we had been together for a little over six years so I couldn’t think back that far. The next thing still makes my hands shake. He said I told you I would never leave your side then he gets down on one knee. I immediately threw my hands in my face I wasn’t sure if I would cry or if I was just in shock when he said, Chaundra Latrice Greer, will you marry me? I SAID YES! Needless to say, no one knew what Beyoncé did for halftime lol.

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

Wedding Vendors at Pristine Chapel Lakeside

Venue: Pristine Chapel Lakeside
Wedding Coordinator/Cake/DJ: Pristine Chapel Lakeside
Videographer: J and J Digital Media
Makeup Artist: Chanissa Greer

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