Ashton Gardens Wedding – Atlanta Photographer – Maya and Lee

Ashton Gardens Wedding – Atlanta Photographer – Maya and Lee

Wedding at Ashton Gardens

Florida A&M University. I was extremely excited to be their wedding photographer for their November wedding at Ashton Gardens. We began the day with prep photos of the bride and groom at a hotel close to the wedding venue. The bride wore a beautiful wedding dress from the Bridal Gallery of Orlando and the groom’s suit tux was from The Black Tux. When we arrived at Ashton Gardens the couple decided to do a first touch instead of a first look before the wedding ceremony. The smile on Maya’s face is priceless as Lee prayed for both of them. After “jumping the broom” I swiftly moved the couple to the reception space for a stunning room reveal with the decor by Chelsea Floral. The reception dance floor was filled all night thanks to the music of Exquisite Sounds. I ended the night with a couple’s portrait on the beautiful staircase of Ashton Gardens. I wish Maya and Lee the best and thank you for including me on your wedding day!

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Their Story

How did the two of you meet?
Lee and I initially met during the summer of 2011 in an accounting class at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. We were 2 of 3 people assigned to a group, neither of us remembers the third person.

What did you do for your first date?
Our first official date didn’t take place until July of 2015. We visited the World of Coca Cola in addition to the Martin Luther King history center. We ended our first date day with dinner at Midtown Kitchen in Atlanta, Georgia.

Who proposed and how?
Lee proposed to me on December 27th, 2017 underneath the downtown Chicago skyline at Navy Pier after a romantic dinner. It totally caught me by surprise as I’d been anticipating it would be another day. It was just the two of us just like I’d always wanted.

Lastly, can you tell us a bit about your plans for your wedding?
We plan to have an elegant fall wedding in Atlanta, Georgia. Our wedding will include greenery with hints of dinosaurs to portray our fondness of the Jurassic Park series. It will include both of our families and friends traveling mainly from Florida and Illinois. We’re planning to have a wonderful time.

Wedding Vendors

Venue: Ashton Gardens
Wedding Coordinator: Ceshia and Jason Wilder
Hair Artist: Mistie Myers
Makeup Artist: Glam Krazy
Bride’s Wedding Dress: Bridal Gallery of Orlando
Groom’s Tux: theblacktux.COM
Videographer: Heart Brave Studios
Floral and Decor: Chelsea Floral Designs
Cake Artist: The Baking Grounds
DJ: Exquisite Sound Entertainment

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