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Emily & Thomas – A Winter Wedding at Summerour Studio in Atlanta


January 14, 2016


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Emily & Thomas’ wedding was the perfect way to start 2016. First, I was incredibly excited to shoot another wedding at one of my absolute favorite Atlanta wedding venues – Summerour Studio. This is proof that winter weddings can be absolutely stunning! Most of you know of my deep love for Italy; well, Summerour channels a gorgeous Italian vibe while being situated right in the middle of Atlanta! Win win!

It’s so much fun discovering things about a couple (or their family) that you weren’t aware of before the wedding – like what a good dancer Thomas is (Thomas, you blew me away!) or how silly Emily can be (your funny faces during the day kept us all laughing!). I also loved how Emily’s Mom Virginia and grandmother Ann were totally bringing their moves to the dance floor! Virginia, Emily said she never sees you dance – you’ve been holding out on us! But more than just dancing and being silly, I love that Emily & Thomas’ day was full of love – not only between the two of them – but their family and friends. The love and joy was palpable – and I can’t wait for you to see that in the photographs!

Emily & Thomas – thank you for sharing your love with me and for being yourselves. Y’all are a gorgeous couple inside & out! I hope and pray that you’ll both hang on to those things you love about each other – her care and empathy for others, his curiosity and drive to change the world. When challenges come (and they always do) hang on to each other tight! I also hope these photographs will always bring you back to the joy and bliss of your wedding day! Much love & appreciation – Carrie Joy

I absolutely ADORE this gorgeous getting ready space at Summerour! The light is just stunning! 🙂 And I’m in love with this lovely portrait my second photographer Allison took of Emily (above)

I loved the moments surrounding Emily’s first look with her Mom and Dad! So, so much sweetness!

Isn’t that just adorable? Gosh, I just love Daddy-Daughter moments so much 🙂 After the seeing Dad, it was time for Emily & Thomas to see each other!

First Looks are the best!!! Look at those incredible smiles! Having a First Look at a winter wedding also means still being able to take pictures in daylight! So pretty!

Some of my favorites!! I adore that “look of love” that Thomas is giving Emily! Aren’t they a stunning couple?

Oh y’all – isn’t Emily stunning? Love how that winter sunlight just sparkles over her dress!

LOVE this shot of Emily & her gorgeous bridesmaids with lovely bouquets by k&co floral design!

These beautiful ladies are Emily & Thomas’ mothers – aren’t they lovely?

I absolutely LOVE the gorgeous centerpieces created by Kirk & her team at k&co floral design. Don’t they have a lovely Tuscan feel?

I love how silly and fun Emily & Thomas are together & how that came out in the first dance!

This moment during the Father-Daughter dance is one of my absolute favorites!

And, A-town A-list brought the house down! What an amazing party!

Congrats Emily & Thomas! What an amazing way to start 2016! 🙂

Thank you to my lovely second Allison LeFevre for helping me capture this gorgeous day! And to the following vendors who helped make their wedding fabulous!

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Summerour Studio | Wedding Coordinator: Pat Gardella | Bride’s Hair: Sarah Giles | Bride’s Make Up: Christine Pay, Brushworx | Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal | Florals: K & Co Floral Design, Kirk Whitfield | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal | Guys Tuxes: Jos. A Bank | Catering: Epic Catering | Cake: Metrotainment, (Through Epic Catering) | Band: A-town A-list | Minister: Jim Ellison

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