Callanwolde Wedding – Atlanta Photographer – Marie and Lamar

Callanwolde Wedding – Atlanta Photographer – Marie and Lamar

Wedding at the Callanwolde

Photographing a wedding at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta is always a pleasure because of the endless possibilities. In addition, a wedding outside opens up more possibilities because of the Callanwolde garden area. We were fortunate enough to have great weather throughout the day for an optimal wedding experience.

My day began with the arrival of the bride and the bridesmaids. Once the bride changed into her beautiful Winnie Couture dress, we took some photos on the beautiful staircase of the Callanwolde. Afterward, I took advantage of the window light for the lay flat details and Lamar’s prep shots with his tux from Miquel Wilson. Before the ceremony, Marie shared a beautiful gift with her mother for an emotional moment prior to walking down the aisle.

The day was a festive occasion with a variety of cultures present to celebrate the union of Marie and Lamar. From the ceremony to the reception the decor by Niq Williams was breathtaking. We were able to do a room reveal and a couple’s portrait prior to the guest entering the reception space. DJ Dusei played a variety of music representing the bride’s cultural background of Panamanian and Sierra Leonean. The wedding cake by For Goodness Cakes was amazing and I had a chance to taste a little sample (smile). From the ceremony to the formal exit, the wedding day of Marie and Lamar at the Callanwolde was perfect thanks to the planning of Sabrina from Crystal Pink Events.

Mari and Lamar’s Wedding Testimonial

When we met our planner, Sabrina from Crystal Pink Events, we had no hesitations hiring Jabari! I saw his work for other brides and the beautiful pictures he took for them. I wish he could have done our engagement photos. Cain’s Camera is a very reputable photographer and I felt that the price complimented the services as well. Looking at other photographer’s packages, I felt as if I was being robbed and would not have received quality pictures.

During the wedding day Jabari jumped right in, got the job done and it felt like he was there for us. Not to ONLY get the job done and go home. Cain’s Camera is also very personable. I would recommend Cain’s Camera to anyone in need of a quality photographer for weddings, family photos and etc. Jabari is fun and wants to ensure that every picture you could think of gets captured. He is very passionate and wants to produce the best pictures. Continue the great work! We weren’t able to meet in person before the wedding but it honestly felt like we met 10x before that lol! Because of Jabari’s personality and professionalism everyone was able to welcome you with open arms and we don’t do that too often. Also, keep that great energy you have, it’ll take you even further. Thanks again, Jabari!

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

Wedding Vendors

Venue: Callanwolde – Fine Arts Center
Wedding Coordinator: Crystal Pink Events
Hair Artist: Aria Sims
Makeup Artist: Jhazmin Thomas
Bride’s Wedding Dress: Winnie Couture
Groom’s Tux: Miguel Wilson
Floral and Decor: Niq Williams
Cake Artist: For Goodness Cakes
DJ: DJ Dusei


Chateau Elan Wedding Wedding Photos | Atlanta, GA Photographer | Cenesha and Anthony

Chateau Elan Wedding Wedding Photos | Atlanta, GA Photographer | Cenesha and Anthony

Wedding at Chateau Elan

Photographing weddings at Chateau Elan in Braselton, GA is always fun. There are an endless amount of possibilities throughout the day. Cenesha and Anthony’s wedding ceremony was hosted in the Atrium with an all-star cast of vendors (below). Capturing all the details was a must including that beautiful dress by New York Bride and Groom of Columbia and the wedding decor by Utopian Events. I wish you all the best and it was truly my pleasure to take part in such a beautiful day.

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Their Story

How did the two of you meet?
We met at work. Anthony was already working there and I was the cute new employee 🙂 Our personalities just meshed, we understand each other.

What did you do for your first date?
We went to the movies and then out to dinner. We laughed all night. He was very funny and romantic.

Who proposed and how?
Anthony proposed to me on Mother’s Day weekend. My whole family came down to visit and celebrate all the mothers. He walked with me on the beach, away from everyone, got on one knee and proposed. It was very exciting and moving.

Lastly, can you tell us a bit about your plans for your wedding?
We plan to arrive at Chateau Elan probably on the Thursday before the wedding to relax before all the festivities start. People should start arriving on Friday and then the big day is on Saturday, May 18, 2019. We would like the ceremony to be moving and romantic but the reception to be a huge celebration. Our families love to party so it should be a seriously fun event. It might get a little hectic due to the amount of people who are involved but I know for sure that there will be some laughs and love all night.

Wedding Vendors

Venue: Chateau Elan Winery and Resort
Wedding Coordinator: Crystal Pink Events
Wedding Decor: Utopian Events
Bride’s Dress: New York Bride and Groom of Columbia
Violinist: Evonee Mitchell
Hair Artist: Teased by Ti
Makeup Artist: B For Beaute.co
Cake Artist: Pêche Petite Boutique Bakery
DJ: Glass Dee

The Venetian Room Wedding Photos | Atlanta, GA Photographer | Jessica and Malik

The Venetian Room Wedding Photos | Atlanta, GA Photographer | Jessica and Malik

Their Engagement Session

Jessica and Malik had a fabulous engagement session at the Millennium Gate Museum! The engagement session began with a casual look on the Atlantic Station bridge and this was followed by a brief walk over to the Millennium Gate. After the engagement session, we counted the days to the wedding at The Venetian Room on October 6th, 2017.

Wedding at The Venetian Room

Guests arrived looking very classy with all black attire. Malik was happy to see his bride walk down the aisle escorted by her father Jeffrie Scott. I escorted the bridal party and couple outside for some portraits after the ceremony. I love night time photos as the look is like no other. We returned to the reception with the decor and floral crafted beautifully by Niq Williams Events. The guests danced to the music of Tamarious Hill during the reception. In addition, the bride requested some “creative shots” within the lobby area and we definitely came through on our end. The final request was captured and the couple concluded with a formal send-off with sparklers as they exited the Venetian Room.

Special Thanks

Cain’s Camera would like to thank Jessica and Malik for choosing us to photograph one of the most important days in their lives. It was our pleasure 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?
We met at Dugan’s Sports Bar in Stone Mountain, Ga. My best friend Shikanah (who is my maid of honor!) introduced us. She had previously worked with Malik at the YMCA. I turned down his offer to give him my number because he wasn’t my type! After a talk with my bestie she convinced me to give him a chance because he was genuinely a “good guy”. The same night we met we ended up talking for a little over two hours and the rest was history!

What did you do for your first date?
Our first date was actually to iHop for brunch. We were both excited to hang out with each other again LOL.

Who proposed and how?
Malik proposed on October 23, 2016 at South City Kitchen in Vinings, GA. I was under the impression that I was going to a photoshoot and dinner with my best friend. When I arrived and turned the corner of the restaurant, I saw him standing along with my closest friends and our families. He had a banner that had our tagline “Forever Mine, Forever Thine, Forever Ours. Future Mr. & Mrs. Cooper”. He gave his speech, dropped down to one knee and proposed. I was completely shocked and excited. It was the best day ever!

Lastly, can you tell us a bit about your plans for your wedding?
We want our wedding to be classy, elegant, and entertaining. We plan to get married October 6, 2017 at 7 pm. Our colors are black, gold, and ivory. We want our guests to enjoy themselves and revel in our the beautiful decor of our wedding! I want to enjoy the evening and have memories for years to come.

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

Wedding Vendors at the Venetian Room

Venue: The Venetian Room
Wedding Coordinator: Crystal Pink Events
Videographer: Kirk Wedding Films
Hair Artist: Glam by Maame
Makeup Artist: Meghan Shari
Floral and Decor: Niq Williams Events
Cake Artist: O’ How Sweet!
DJ: Tamarious Hill

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

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