Destination Wedding Photographer

Rachel & Ryan – An Engagement Session in Piedmont Park & Intermezzo in Midtown


August 21, 2014


Learn more

 A child of the ocean, always seeking coastline. Film-obsessed. Organized to the Nth degree.





Bride on the steps of the Swan House at the Atlanta History Center

Katie’s Bridal Session at the Swan House at the Atlanta History Center in Atlanta, GA was the perfect way to end 2020. We met on what was one of the nicest December days I’ve ever experienced – with temperatures in the high sixties, it was incredibly warm & pleasant, even for a city that has […]



Y’all, I’ve been wanting to go to New York City at Christmas for years. It all started the morning I watched Miracle on 34th Street for the first time as a child. Obviously once you watch the movie you realize that the most miraculous things happen in NYC at Christmas, so when I heard the story of how Ryan asked Rachel to marry him, well, it was perfection. Like myself, Rachel & Ryan had been talking about going to visit New York City together for years. Last Christmas, while Rachel & her family were vacationing in the Big Apple, Ryan flew up to surprise Rachel with the time together in the City that they’d been dreaming about. Then, to top it off, on a stroll through Central Park he asked her to marry him! How magical is that? You did good, Ryan!

Once we started talking about locations for their Engagement session – something natural with a city vibe – I knew Piedmont Park was our ticket. Just about as close as we’re gonna get in Atlanta to Central Park (a nod to where they were engaged), it fit the bill. And to add icing to the cake, we continued our time with a stroll down Peachtree and wine on the patio at Intermezzo. As the rain rolled in, the resulting photos reminded me of the streets of Paris in the rain. *swoon*

Rachel & Ryan, y’all are just too cute for words. And, the way you care for one another is so refreshing. Thank you so much for your time and for sharing your story with me. I hope these images will always bring back special memories of your Engagement time together. I’m excited to capture your wedding next May!

Fun fact about Rachel & Ryan – She’s in school at USC and he’s at UGA. Sorry, Ryan, but I’ve gotta root for my home state on this one — go Gamecocks 😉

Rachel, like Ryan said – you’re going to be one gorgeous bride!

Don’t Rachel & Ryan have the cutest smiles?

After a few more around Piedmont Park, we headed into the city as a romantic rain began to fall…

Doesn’t it feel like we could be in a café in Paris? Oh la la…

Rainy nights are so romantic…

Congratulations again, Rachel & Ryan! Friends & family, feel free to leave them some love in the comments below! Happy Thursday!

  1. Dawn Adamson says:

    Absolutely love these pictures and could not be happier for you both!!

  2. McCall Stiles says:

    SO ADORABLE. you guys are the cutest couple. Prayers that God will bless you two in your marriage and grow you closer to Him.

  3. Jessie says:

    These photos are gorgeous and the colors are great. I’m curious how much of this is film and how much digital?

    • Carrie Joy Osborne says:

      Hi Jessie,

      Thank you! I do shoot both film & digital – some weddings and shoots are a mix of both, but Rachel & Ryan’s session is actually all digital.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

reader faves

© carrie joy photography