Chateau Elan Winery & Resort Wedding Photos | Atlanta, GA Photographer | Aretha and Jean

Chateau Elan Winery & Resort Wedding Photos | Atlanta, GA Photographer | Aretha and Jean

My Introduction to Aretha and Jean

It is always great to meet a couple who traveled a long way to meet all their vendors. Aretha, Jean, Sabrina (Crystal Pink Events), and I all sat down at their wedding venue – The Chateau Elan Winery and Resort. The consultation went very well. The excitement from Aretha and Jean made me even more excited to photograph their wedding. We took the time to walk the grounds and get some additional ideas for the event. This is by far one of my favorite venues to photograph a wedding because of the endless possibilities.

The Wedding at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort:

The wedding ceremony took place on June 17, 2017 with beautiful weather and stunning floral decor provided by Chelsea Floral Design. There were memorable moments during the ceremony including the guests’ reaction when Aretha walked down the aisle, the father of the bride’s conversation with Jean, and the sand ceremony. Directly after the ceremony I escorted the family and bridal party to the winery for formal portraits. Afterwards, everyone was ready to relax and dance to the sounds of DJ Glass Dee.

The couple’s portraits were photographed in the vineyard, winery, and by the water fountain. It is always great to work with couples that understand the importance of wedding photography. They typically request as many photos as possible. In the end, this is what the couple is left with and the day can not be photographed again.

Cain’s Camera would like to wish Aretha and Jean the very best! Thank you again for choosing us to photograph your wedding day. Also, a very special thank you goes to Crystal Pink Events for introducing us to this amazing couple. The day went smoothly thanks to Crystal Pink Events and her team.

If you are interested in booking Cain’s Camera for your wedding, please visit our Contact Us page. It would be our honor to photograph your memorable day.

Wedding Vendors at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort

Venue: Chateau Elan Winery & Resort
Wedding Coordinator: Crystal Pink Events
Videographer: Kirk Wedding Films
Hair and Makeup Artist: Daphne Nemorin and Carrie Peters
Florist: Chelsea Floral Design
Cake Artist: For Goodness Cakes
DJ: Glass Dee

Pristine Chapel Lakeside Wedding Photos | Atlanta, GA Photographer | Jocelyn and Dee

Pristine Chapel Lakeside Wedding Photos | Atlanta, GA Photographer | Jocelyn and Dee

My Introduction to Jocelyn and Dee

The first time I met Jocelyn and Dee was during an online consultation. The couple viewed our work from previous engagement sessions and weddings. They were so excited about their wedding at Pristine Chapel Lakeside and I was just as excited to discuss their vision. After the meeting, there was no hesitation of who they wanted their wedding photographer to be. The next step was scheduling their engagement session. They selected Jackson Street Bridge / Piedmont Park and their engagement photos can be viewed here.

The Wedding at Pristine Chapel Lakeside:

Pristine Chapel is a beautiful venue to get married. For the most part everything is done in house including the planner, cake, and DJ. The wedding timeline flowed without any setbacks thanks to the planner Teneshia of Pristine Chapel Lakeside. Directly after the ceremony I knew we we had about 30 minutes until sunset. I took advantage of the light by photographing some couple’s portraits by the pond. When the sun did set Jocelyn and Dee were eager to go outside and take some additional photos. These two were an amazing couple to work with and we wish them the best.

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

All About Jocelyn and Dee

How did the two of you meet?
Dee & I have known each other since we were little kids. Our families both went to the same church so everyone is very close knit. We didn’t form a friendship until our sophomore year in high school. I use to walk up & give him hugs every now & then to try and get his attention but I didn’t think he would give me the time of the day. At the end of the school year we happen to strike up a conversation outside that continued on to MySpace. We exchanged numbers & that summer we made it official June 11, 2008. High school sweethearts!

What did you do for your first date?
On our first date Dee picked me up & we had dinner at Chili’s. Something simple.

Who proposed and how?
Dee proposed to me on my 24th birthday this year. I thought it was just going to be a regular birthday dinner with family and friends but he totally surprised me in the end when the waiter brought my birthday dessert with the ring sitting on top of it. Absolutely one of the best days in my life.

Lastly, can you tell us a bit about your plans for your wedding?
Dee’s plan was to have something small but being the girl I am my wedding has to be big! I chose to step away from the traditional church wedding, I wanted something different. We plan to have pictures set up of both his mom who passed away when we were 5, his step mother who passed away 2 years ago & now my dad who recently passed about a month ago. We also plan to have a table set aside in remembrance of the 3 of them. I plan for the wedding to be very family oriented. My dream for this wedding is for it to be extravagant! I want to be the talk of the town once it’s over ([but in a good way 🙂 ).

Wedding Vendors at Pristine Chapel Lakeside

Venue: Pristine Chapel Lakeside
Wedding Coordinator/Cake/DJ: Pristine Chapel Lakeside
Videographer: Kirk Wedding Films
Florist: Everything and More LLC

Roswell Mill Engagement Photos | Atlanta, GA Photographer | Deanna and Charles

Roswell Mill Engagement Photos | Atlanta, GA Photographer | Deanna and Charles

My Introduction to Deanna and Charles

One of my favorite engagement sessions this year was with Deanna and Charles. Once Deanna inquired about our services, I had an over the phone consultation. I learned more about what they envisioned as far as a wedding photographer. During our conversation I learned that Charles deserved credit for discovering me. After viewing so many different wedding photographer profiles, he saw a uniqueness in my style. This is why I was selected to photograph a very special day to rememberer.

The Engagement Photos at Roswell Mill:

Upon meeting these two, I immediately realized these two had such great chemistry. I knew I would come away with some awesome candids. I’ve been to Roswell Mill a couple of times for engagement sessions. Anytime I visit a place I’ve been before, I always try to do something different. With this in mind I paid less attention to the popular locations such as the bridge and the waterfall. Instead I focused on trails, pathways, and different camera angles. I discussed this game plan with the couple and they were all in!

Deanna and Charles were all smiles on such a hot summer day and we kept cool by staying in the shade. During the first hour we walked along the bridge and p. If you have ever seen my work before, you know I love clouds. I definitely wanted these white fluffy clouds to play a part of our engagement session. While walking back from the trail I noticed how perfect the clouds were and I photographed the couple from the side of the bridge with the clouds in the background. We then decided to have the couple switch into there serial formal attire.

During this down time of transitioning my assistant and I discussed what locations we would shoot next. We decided to focus on the waterfall area, textures, and pathways.

The wedding on September 16th, 2016 at the Venetian was a huge success and I will complete a blog post in the near future.

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

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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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

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.