June 18, 2016

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


Related Posts
Mexico Destination Wedding
Ian & Sarah
creative couple stand in from of canoes
Christie & Micah | Hidden Hollow Resort