Brian & Kristie | Ambient Plus Studio

        Morning In Ambient

        Brian & Kristie’s chic Atlanta wedding at Ambient Plus Studio was on a perfect day in the summer. The venue is in downtown Atlanta where I have shot before. In addition, it’s wonderful, and all the details were immaculate. It was on the front-end of a double-header weekend. Also, I had two double-header weekends in a row. So, this was the first of four crazy weekends I was going to have in roughly a week. Consequently, when you have those kinds of months, it is easy to fall into a slump, yet, I would argue that the first wedding has to be as good as the last one. Also, thanks to Michael Turner for helping me out with shooting this wedding.

        wedding rings lay on wood

        stella york wedding dress

        chic wedding shoes

        mom helps bride get dressed

        bridesmaid see bride for the first time

        groom tying tie

        groomsmen getting ready

        groom gets ready

        Midday Light

        I had plenty of time to knock out groomsmen and bridesmaids pictures before the ceremony including all of the details. Ambient Plus is one of my favorite venues in Atlanta because every time I shoot there light hits the venue differently and the portraits and always unique. The day was slightly overcast so it provided some really pleasing light to work with. Also, the color palette they chose for their bridal party’s outfits worked really well with the light coming in. Because of this, it was the easiest set of pre-ceremony portraits I have ever taken. Rather than take them outside during the middle of the day, we decided to stay inside.

        bride holds her flowers

        bridesmaids line up

        bridesmaid laugh together


        groomsmen pose

        groomsmen wearing blue suits

        letter from the bride

        groom cries after reading letter

        bride reads a letter from the groom

        chic atlanta wedding

        cake detail from icing cake design

        letter H cake topper

        table setting at wedding

        The Chic Atlanta Wedding

        This ceremony was both emotional and a ton of fun. The flower alter from Fun & Fancy Flowers was such a great detail, and it made for a uniquely beautiful backdrop for this chic Atlanta wedding. Once Brian saw Kristie for the first time that day he began to cry. It is always such a great and meaningful moment when the couple sees each other in this fashion on their day. Everyone is so happy for them, and it is a perfect moment.

        After, we explored the the outside of the venue and the couple blocks around it to find some new spots to take their portraits. I shoot the same venue over and over and consequently the problem is delivering photos that look like the last wedding you shot there. As a result, I try to do something new and fresh for each couple every time. It’s important to go above and beyond with every new clients because you will continue to push yourself and most of all they will be happier.

        wedding ceremony sign

        fun and fancy flowers alter

        dad walks his daughter down the aisle

        groom crying when he sees bride



        beautiful first kiss

        happy couple wedding recessional

        well dress wedding party

        couple laughing

        intimate moment of couple


        outdoor portrait session

        laughing couple

        romantic moment

        couple walking hand in hand

        Dance, Dance, Dance

        In addition to dinner, there were some great toasts given by the maid of honor and best man. Then, nothing but dancing. Since the venue had an infinity wall on one side of the room, everyone took to the dance floor. As a result, they partied for the next couple of hours. Also, it’s awesome to see the bride and groom dancing as well because oftentimes they get caught up with talking to their guests the whole time. Brian and Kristie definitely got on the dance floor and had some fun.

        After, the DJ then announced that there was one more song and of course the final dance was to an original song that Brian had written for Kristie (listen to it here). As if this wedding was beautiful enough they go and do this? They then had the floor to themselves, and it was probably the best moment of the whole day. Finally, the left right after sunset after that to close the night perfectly.

        elegant frist dance

        best man toast

        bride and groom toasting

        maid of honor giving a toast

        bride and groom laughing

        couple cutting the cake

        man dancing on dancefloor

        bride on dancefloor

        couple having fu

        groom dancing

        couple in love

        last dance at wedding

        creative wedding silhouette

        final wedding exit kiss

        car exit

        Wedding Details

        Gear: Canon 5D mk3, Sigma 24mm f/1.4 ART, Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART, Canon 135mm f/2

        Second Shooter: Michael Turner

        Wedding Dress: Stella York

        Jewelry: J-Crew & Karenina Designs

        Shoes: Kelly & Katie

        Make-Up: Clinique Products

        Hair: Lauren Drysdale of Grow Salon

        Entertainment: Aaron Chewning

        Videographer: Along With You

        Invitations: Minted

        Planner: Anna Hansen

        Venue: Ambient Plus Studio

        Florist: Fun & Fancy Flowers

        Cake: Icing Cake Design

        Food: Zoe’s Kitchen

        Suits: JF J.Ferrar

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        June 18, 2016