Douglasville Conference Center Wedding Photos | Atlanta, GA Photographer | Kim and Jimmy

Douglasville Conference Center Wedding Photos | Atlanta, GA Photographer | Kim and Jimmy

When I met Kim and Jimmy for the first time during their wedding consultation, I could not wait to photograph their wedding at the Douglasville Conference Center. Not only because there would be a traditional wedding ceremony, but also a traditional Laotian ceremony. With beautiful images captured on their engagement session, I couldn’t help but imagine how their final wedding images would look.

Traditional Laos Ceremony

A day before the wedding Kim and Jimmy had a traditional Laos ceremony at their residence. The morning began with the “hae keuy” procession, which is the groom being paraded to the bride’s home. Jimmy wore a cream colored silk outfit and was escorted under an umbrella held by his friends. Before Jimmy could enter the house he had to take a drink with the bride’s relatives and pay them to open the doors. After several minutes of discussion between the two families, Jimmy was granted permission to enter the household of the bride.

During the “baci” ceremony, Kim wore a beautiful traditional Lao silk sinh (Lao skirt). The ceremony involved chanting by the elders, the tying of white string on wrists to unite the couple, the exchanging of gifts, and an endless amount of smiles. After well wishes from the elders, parents, and relatives of both parties, the tradition continued with Kim and Jimmy being escorted by family members to their room where family photographs were taken.

Douglasville Conference Center Wedding Ceremony

The tradition continued into the following day with the wedding ceremony taking place at the Douglasville Conference Center. This is where friends and family gathered to witness the union of Kim and Jimmy. There were some unique customs including the announcement of the bride and groom’s family members, who were all welcomed to the middle of the dance floor. Once all the family members were present Kim and Jimmy walked out to the middle of the dance floor symbolizing both families uniting as one. The couple also did a toast by going to the table of each guest and pouring a shot of liquor. Everyone at the table toast and gave their blessings to the happy couple.

Cain’s Camera would like to wish Kim and Jimmy the very best and thank you again for choosing us to photograph your special day. We had a blast photographing your union and you are truly loved by your family and friends. Also, a very special thank you goes to Crystal Pink Events for introducing us to this awesome couple.

Getting to Know the Bounloms

Who proposed and how?
Of course Jimmy proposed! He surprised me at my birthday dinner. I had 15 of my closest girlfriends there to witness this special moment. I had no idea! The only one that knew was my best friend. She kept it a secret. Everyone that attended the dinner was surprised. After we ate dinner, blew out my cake, my best friend mentioned she had one more surprise for me. Jimmy walked in with roses (Jimmy always surprises me during my birthday dinners) So I didn’t think nothing of it. I gave him a hug and sat down. When I looked to my right, he was on one knee!! It was crazy I cried like a baby! I actually have that on video tape.

Can you tell us a bit about your plans for your wedding?
On June 24th we are having our traditional Laos ceremony at our home. We will be surrounded by family and few close friends. On June 25th we will be having a quick vow ceremony (we will start as soon as guest are seated and have arrived) at the Douglasville Conference Center. We have a traditonal Laos toasting where we go around each table and pass out shots (yes, liquor shots). Jimmy and I will toast to wine or champagne. We also announce the bride and groom’s side not to mention we will dance in our first traditional Laos dance. It will be a fun and exciting wedding! We can’t wait!

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Wedding Vendors
Venue: Douglasville Conference Center
Wedding Coordinator: Crystal Pink Events
Photo Booth: Shutterbooth
Makeup Artist: Scoobie West
Hair Artist: Tiffany Siharaj
Florist: Carithers Events
Cake Artist: Cakes By LaMeeka
Band/DJ: Traditonal Laotian Band/ DJ Dizzy K

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

Millennium Gate Engagement Photos | Atlanta, GA | Kim and Jimmy

Millennium Gate Engagement Photos | Atlanta, GA | Kim and Jimmy

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 complemented 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.  The photos are a great representation of how much fun the couple has together. 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. Thank you for choosing us to photograph such a memorable day!

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

The Callanwolde Wedding Photos | Atlanta, GA Photographer | Samentha and Kevin

The Callanwolde Wedding Photos | Atlanta, GA Photographer | Samentha and Kevin

Our first wedding of the season began with Samentha and Kevin at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, on April 12th, 2015. As a wedding photographer, April always worries me because we all know the saying, “April showers bring May Flowers.” Rain was expected, but fortunately, we had an overcast day, which ended up being perfect.  Sylvia and I started the day by meeting the bride and groom at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Atlanta, GA.

Excitement was in the air as we captured candid moments of the groomsmen sharing stories about the groom on the hotel balcony. Kevin was nothing but smiles as his closest friends shared encouraging words before his wedding ceremony. Once we were done photographing the men, the limo arrived to drive them to the venue.

With the men photographed and out of the hotel, it was time to capture some photos of the bride and her bridesmaids. We photographed the beautiful bride in various locations in the hotel, including the staircase and the main lobby area. During this time we also took some bridal portraits, and individual shots of the bridesmaids.  Several family members were also included in these pre-wedding shots of important women in the bride’s life.

The Wedding at the Callanwolde:

Once the limo arrived for the bride and her bridesmaids, Sylvia and I headed over to the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center to capture some detail shots prior to the 100+ guests arriving. The venue is beautiful with flower gardens, fountains, and a number of stunning backgrounds that are for great pictures.  Before the ceremony began we were able to take more photos of the bride and groom, beloved family members, and wedding attendees.

As Kevin walked down the aisle, the audience erupted with cheers of pure joy! He was all smiles as he gave a couple of fist pumps in the air. The bride looked absolutely incredible as she made her way down the Callanwolde staircase with her father. The audience was energized throughout the entire ceremony and we captured plenty of cherished candid moments of the bride and groom.

Once the ceremony came to a close and the formal photographs of family members were complete, we took advantage of all the amazing backgrounds the venue had to offer.  We ventured out to the fountain and main garden area to photograph the bride and groom, and we were also able to get a few more formal shots of the couple during the reception.

Samentha and Kevin were extremely fun to work with and it is always great to play a part in a wedding filled with such excitement. Cain’s Camera would like to wish Samentha and Kevin the very best and thank you again for choosing us to photograph your special day. Also, a very special thank you goes to Crystal Pink Events for introducing us to this awesome couple. Thank you to Lex Bozek for assisting with photography as well!

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Wedding Vendors

Venue: Callanwolde

Wedding Coordinator: Crystal Pink Events

Hair Artist: Beatrice Pierre jean

Florist: Geraldine Andre

DJ: Dj. Final (Junior)

Second Shooter: Lex Bozek

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