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A Waterfall and Relay bikes at Woodruff Park engagement

We met Danielle and Marcus at Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta for their engagement photo session. Our bride to be was wore a multi colored floral sundress. Her fiancé was smartly dressed in a yellow polo shirt and blue slacks. The quickly got loss in their own world and we just captured the moments they shared, including them riding the Relay rental bikes, the tender moments amongst the flowers and the Jackson Street bridge part of their session.

Couple sharing a laugh amongst the colorful flowers at Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta
Couple share a kiss in front of teh water fountain at Woodruff Park AtlantaFormal portrait of couple on the Peachtree Street side of Woodruff ParkSepia toned portrait of smiling groom to be in front of the water fountain at Woodruff Park Atlanta

Woodruff Park Engagement portraits

The cascading waterfall at the northern end of the park gave is a different feel to the images. Added to that feature is the abundance greenery and flowering plants, it’s easy to forget you are in the middle of Atlanta. We ended their Woodruff Park engagement photo session on the Jackson Street bridge showcasing downtown Atlanta’s skyline.

 

Tinder, a forgettable meal

Yes, they both swiped right on Tinder and had their first date at Atlantic Station. Unfortunately there will be no second chance for that restaurant to make an impression. On the flip side they had a great night together. So good that Marcus knew that “that was going to be my girl.”

They shared many dates since their first meeting and now he wanted to pull off his proposal on her birthday. Marcus hatched a plan to propose to Danielle at one of Atlanta’s iconic restaurants. The revolving Sun Dial restaurant sits atop the Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel with unrivalled views of the city. He recruited her best friend to help with ring selection and keep a secret. Next he convinced her to let him plan her birthday activities.

Couple cross Auburn Av. and Peachtree in Atlanta during engagement sessionRiding Atlanta

B&W close up portrait

Woodruff Park engagement portraitsNight time engagement portraits in downtown Atlanta

Diamonds, apple pie and chocolate

At the end of a wonderful meal he ordered desert for his already full, then girlfriend as she took a rest room break. Unbeknown to Danielle her best friend was waiting in the restroom. Marcus had to find a way to inform her what was about to happen. After a few tense moments he was successful and the plan was back on.

The fried apple pie desert arrived with a cinnamon stick topped diamond engagement ring. On the platter written in chocolate, the question asked ‘will you marry me Danielle.’ Marcus said a lot during his proposal, however the one thing he remembers is that she said ‘YES.’ And we are happy she did.

Jackson Street bridge nighttime engagement photos

Nighttime engagement pictures on the Jackson Street bridge Atlanta

    
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The basic training connection

Atlanta transplants Razzilee and Josh, made their first connection during Army Basic Training. And for four years through the magic of social media they kept in touch. During a brief period off from protecting the rest of us they had heir first date. Their tickets to the UGA Bulldogs football game was sponsored by the Georgia Army National Guard. They have been ever since dating ever since that day.Couple on the grass surrounded by the brilliant goblet like blooms of the Tulip magnolia treeSepia toned photo of couple laying on the grass beneath a flowing saucer magnolias, or Mulan tree
Male sitting on base of Monument at Piedmont ParkPortrait of woman at Piedmont Park during engagement sessionB&W portrait of a couple snuggling while leaning against the Peace Monument at Piedmont Park in Atlanta

More training, an airport, sushi and a proposal

They discussed the idea of marriage from time to time and things were beginning to heat up. After two months of military training she returned home, craving the familiar, sushi, her own bed and Josh. Not necessarily in that order. Because of all the marriage talk and his nervousness she knew something was up. It didn’t happen at the airport. In her mind it was the most likely place after being away for so long.

They planned to satisfy her sixty-day craving for sushi they following day. Here is the rest of the story in her words, as he surprised her with the question. “After our food arrived, Josh held my hands, looked me in the eyes, and said, “I can’t do this any more”. I was very confused. He then got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! I said, “yes” of course! I did not cry, but I smiled for almost three hours straight.”

Piedmont Park Atlanta engagement photography session

Our couple wanted a their engagement pictures to reflect their life style. They chose Piedmont Park for the first phase of the engagement photography session. We started at the Peace Monument and got some beautiful moody romantic images. However Razzilee’s favorites are the pictures beneath the tulip magnolia. The grass seemed carpeted by the large purple, pink and white blossoms of the Mulan trees also known as saucer magnolias. The photographs from above looks almost dream like. They then donned their work out gear and had some fun. The midtown Atlanta skyline from the soccer fields provided an impressive backdrop as they went through their work out routine.

Nighttime portraits at Woodruff Park

The engagement session ended on the streets around Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta. We captured some tender romantic portraits of the couple as twilight ceded to the streetlights at Five Points in the city.

Our charming couple will exchange their marriage vows later this year. We are thankful that we are the photographers to capture their engagement photos and we look forward to documenting the wedding day story.
Couple embracing and looking at camera
Sepia toned engagement photo of man kissing woman on the cheek as she looks pass cameraPiedmont Park Engagement pictures at the Peace Monument at Piedmont Park in AtlantaCouple in exercise gear working out at Piedmont Park with the midtown Atlanta skyline in backgroundB&W portrait of couple embracing at Woodruff Park Atlanta at night Downtown Atlanta night time engagement photo sessionWoodruff Park night time engagement sessionSepia Portrait of couple street side at Woodruff Park Atlantacouple embracing and kissing while leaning against red security shutter in downtown ATlantaWoodruff Park Atlanta engagement photo session

    
  • Kenneth Corbin - Razzilee, I’m so proud of who you’ve become. From the time I met you as my niece I’ve always seen your potential to do more and you have. I’ve never met your fiancée but I’ve never heard you complain about him. So that’s a plus in my book. You two look great together. Love the pictures. Razz and Josh, may your future grow brighter. Love uncle Ken.ReplyCancel

A chance meeting on Sheridan

Their chance encounter on Sheridan Road at Northwestern was the beginning of a decade ‘s long relationship. That chance meet and introduction by her friend James is the reason for their Old Fourth Ward Park engagement session. Corbin and Zuri developed a friendship playing basketball and watching re-runs of the Cosby Show. And of course there was countless hours studying. After spending all this time together, they became inseparable.

Couple on the steps at Old Fourth Ward Park, Clear Creek Basin water fountain and pedestrian bridge in background
Sepia tone portrait of couple embracing on steps during Historic Old Fourth Ward engagement sessionCouple hangs on a lamp post for a photo at Old Fourth Ward Park on the Atlanta Beltline

Jade Mountain Resort and diamonds

Corbin meticulously planned his proposal, and they were off to St. Lucia in the southern Caribbean. On their first night they had prime dinner seating on the Celestial Terrace. From here sweeping views of St. Lucia’s Pitons World Heritage Site and the tranquil Caribbean Sea. Scenery like this seems beacons everyone and Zuri was no exception. She stood at the edge of the balcony taking it all in, paradise. Collecting herself she turned to Corbin as if to validate for what she was looking at. now she couldn’t believe what she was looking at. He was on his knee with the biggest grin with a beautiful diamond ring as her to be his forever.

Couple in-fort of the waterfall feature at Old Fourth Ward engagementHistoric Old Fourth Ward Photo session next to the water fall intakeNFL Game ball

Old Fourth Ward Park and 17th Street Bridge engagement

A few months shy of their 10th anniversary chance meeting we meet again. We choose the historic Old Fourth Ward Park next to the Atlanta Beltline for the engagement photo session. We were interrupted by rain and it drizzled for most of the shoot however, our couple took it all in stride. After a change quick change we head to the 17th Street bridge at Atlantic Station to wrap up their engagement photography session. In a few short months the MD and the defensive tackle will tie the knot in Atlanta. Congratulations guys and thanks for choosing Jaxon Photography.

17the Street Bridge at Atlantic StationAtlantic Station Engagement at night time
17th Street Bridge Engagement photos at night
17th St. Bridge portraits looking back into Atlantic Station17 Street bridge embrace, with the mid town Atlanta skyline as a back drop

    
  • Priscilla Bryant - Beautiful photo story of this wonderful couple! Can hardly wait to help them celebrate the continuation of their forever story!ReplyCancel

  • Calvin - This is an awesome photo shoot. Dope!!!!ReplyCancel

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Treneva and Tosin love the arts, so it was not a surprise that they would choose someplace artsy for their special day. After their first visit they knew they would have Mason Fine Art wedding and reception. They had come a long way since that from that first meeting at Three Dollar Cafe. He rode in like a knight in shining armor to save her when an altercation broke out at the sports bar. That was her sign that she had found her prince, as she says ‘it’s been magic since then’. Now after many months of planning it was time for their Mason Fine Art wedding.

engagement ring and grooms wedding band on brides rhinestone encrusted shoe strap
Brides bouquet made up of white , pink and off white roses, white hydrangea and dusty miller leaves
Beaded lace coved satin bridal gown by Symphony bridal

single pink rose, dusty miller leaves and blue thistle

Groomsmen boutonniere

Sepia photograph of groom and party getting ready for Mason Fine Art wedding in Atlanta
B&W photo of groom attended to by groomsman
Bride with short cropped hair with a bead and rhinestone encrusted headband
Bride with short hair cut and chandelier earrings leans into her rose filled bouquet
Groom in navy blue tux, white shirt and black bow tie checks himself out one last time

Sepia tone portrait of bride throws a kiss at the camera

Mason Fine Art Wedding Ceremony

We asked what he thought when he saw his bride on wedding day. He said, ‘she looked like a princess, her dress was amazing.” Those were our thoughts exactly. Escorted by her grand mother, she walked slowly but confidently into the cavernous gallery space at Mason Fine Art. Her Symphony Bridal wedding gown looked amazing. The ivory dress had radiant lace on net over satin A-line silhouette with tank top cap sleeves and a chapel train. The sweetheart neckline and custom beaded strap helped to clinch the deal for this dress. To complement her very short hairstyle our bride wore a single strand beaded tiara headband and dangling chandelier earrings. The white and pink rose bouquet had touches of white hydrangea and dusty miller leaves.

Our groom perspired and fought back the tears as his bride approached. The high key color palette of the gallery space gave our bride an angelic glow, as she approached her waiting groom. Her thoughts were of how handsome he looked in his dark blue tuxedo, black bow tie and pocket square. His boutonniere of white roses and dusty miller leaves contrasted well against his dark lapel. The wedding ceremony was short, full of emotions and smiles. As the minister pronounced the husband and wife, the groom kissed his new wife and pumped his fist. They jumped the broom decorated with a large burgundy bow and headed down the aisle as the assembled cheered.
The event space at Mason Fine Art decked out with clear resin chiavari chairs

Bride escorted into the wedding ceremony wearing her ivory Symphony Rhapsody Wedding Dress

Groom focuses on his bride as she enters wedding ceremony

Brand her escort embrace as she delivers her to her waiting husband

Guests in Nigerian cultural attire smiles during wedding ceremony
Little girl in brightly colored dress looks at camera
Smiling groom looks at his bride during wedding ceremony at Mason Fine Art
Bride focuses on her groom as re says his vows
Bride mops the forehead of her perspiring groom during Mason Fine Art weddingWedding ceremony takes place in front floor to ceiling multi colored doors at Mason Fine ArtFirst Kiss Bridesmaids wore long burgundy dresses and the groomsmen wore black tuxedos with black bow tiesBride strike a pose on one of the colorful walls at Mason fine Art

Groom and his party sits on park bench out front of Mason Fine Art

Mason Fine Arts Wedding

Bride and groom on Park bench
Portrait of Bride on park bench with bouquet in hand
Bride sits and leans into groom as he rests on the back of park bench

Fine Art, wedding photography, pimento sandwiches and fried green tomatoes

For the post wedding photography session we took advantage of the many unique spaces through out the museum. The colorful floor to ceiling doors separating the main galleries was a fitting backdrop for the large family portraits. Our photographers utilized the entire space to capture arresting photographs of the couple and wedding party. During the cocktail hour the guests discussed the art in the gallery, and sampled pimento sandwiches and fried green tomatoes. Our photographers wrapped up the portrait session of the couple and they headed to the wedding reception.

 

A Couple of Forevers, Nigerian Money Dance and two wardrobe changes

The bride and groom danced their way into their wedding reception to thunderous applause. Their guests were standing, cheering and some were tossing money. After their grand entrance Treneva and Tosin romantically embraced each other on the dance floor and had their first dance to ‘A Couple of Forevers’ by Chrisette Michele. As their guests dinned on braised beef and pecan salmon our couple slipped away for a change of attire. The bride retuned to the festivities wearing a coral bead headdress, beaded Edo blouse, necklace and earrings. The enthusiastic crowd surrounded the couple on the dance floor and showered them with bills during the traditional Nigerian money dance. After a short break it was time to cut their round four-tiered wedding cake, fading gradually from a blue base to a white top with a little cluster pink and red roses.

Sparklers, a good night kiss and a Bentley Continental, ends their Mason Fine Art wedding

Another wardrobe and the bride and groom are now in traditional white and blue outfits. They partied late into the night and now it was time for the celebrations to end. The partiers made their way to the front of the Mason Fine Art gallery and with sparklers alight cheered the couple as they exited the building.  One lingering kiss later while holding a small ‘just married’ flag our couple waved good-bye and drove off in a white Bentley Continental.

Mason Fine Art wedding photography review

We had lots of fun with this couple, a blast. For our exit interview they wrote:

“Firstly, if you don’t use Jaxon, you would be missing out on a photographic journey that really warms your soul and heart. From the very 1st meeting we had with Jaxon, my fiancé then, and my planner, he was professional, classy, and he had snacks galore, lol. He made us feel very comfortable even though my then fiancé at the time seemed uneasy about the whole creative process (spending money), lol.

Our engagement session took place on a canvas of murals close to Atlanta Beltline; it really helped to illustrate our wedding canvas especially with our venue being at an art gallery. Jaxon from engagement session to wedding day proved why you shouldn’t use anyone else. He came with pins, safety clips, and gadgets and things to ensure that nothing goes wrong. Many times he calmed me down when I wanted to freak out. He plucked any brown flowers or anything that didn’t seem to be in place.”

Fine Art, wedding photography, pimento sandwiches and fried green tomatoes

For the post wedding photography session we took advantage of the many unique spaces through out the museum. The colorful floor to ceiling doors separating the main galleries was a fitting backdrop for the large family portraits. Our photographers utilized the entire space to capture arresting photographs of the couple and wedding party. During the cocktail hour the guests discussed the art in the gallery, as they sampled pimento sandwiches and fried green tomatoes. Our photographers wrapped up the portrait session of the couple and they headed to the wedding reception.

 

A Couple of Forevers, Nigerian Money Dance and two wardrobe changes

The bride and groom danced their way into their wedding reception to thunderous applause. Their guests were standing, cheering and some were tossing money. After their grand entrance Treneva and Tosin romantically embraced each other on the dance floor and had their first dance to ‘A Couple of Forevers’ by Chrisette Michele. As their guests dinned on braised beef and pecan salmon our couple slipped away for a change of attire. The bride retuned to the festivities wearing a coral bead headdress, beaded Edo blouse, necklace and earrings. The enthusiastic crowd surrounded the couple on the dance floor and showered them with bills during the traditional Nigerian money dance. After a short break it was time to cut their round four-tiered wedding cake, fading gradually from a blue base to a white top with a little cluster pink and red roses.

Sparklers, a good night kiss and a Bentley Continental, ends their Mason Fine Art wedding

Another wardrobe and the bride and groom are now in traditional white and blue outfits. They partied late into the night and now it was time for the celebrations to end. The partiers made their way to the front of the Mason Fine Art gallery and with sparklers alight cheered the couple as they exited the building.  One lingering kiss later while holding a small ‘just married’ flag our couple waved good-bye and drove off in a white Bentley Continental.

Mason Fine Art wedding photography review

We had lots of fun with this couple, a blast. For our exit interview they wrote:

“Firstly, if you don’t use Jaxon, you would be missing out on a photographic journey that really warms your soul and heart. From the very 1st meeting we had with Jaxon, my fiancé then, and my planner, he was professional, classy, and he had snacks galore, lol. He made us feel very comfortable even though my then fiancé at the time seemed uneasy about the whole creative process (spending money), lol.

Our engagement session took place on a canvas of murals close to Atlanta Beltline; it really helped to illustrate our wedding canvas especially with our venue being at an art gallery. Jaxon from engagement session to wedding day proved why you shouldn’t use anyone else. He came with pins, safety clips, and gadgets and things to ensure that nothing goes wrong. Many times he calmed me down when I wanted to freak out. He plucked any brown flowers or anything that didn’t seem to be in place.”
The event space at Mason Fine Art with white chairs and blue table coversNatural Paige round back dining chairs with heart shape black cutout

Multicolored rose bouquet on sweetheart table Photo of floral arrangement looking thru the rails of a white chairRound four tiered wedding cake gradually changing for a blue base to a white topAsparagus dish accented with roasted almonds around a center flowerDessert Sepia Portrait of newly wedding dancing closeFirst dance at Mason Fine ArtBride and groom lock in a tender embrace as she cups his faceCouple in Traditional Nigerian wedding outfit as they cut the wedding cakeClose up of coupleGuests toast couple during receptionThe money dance Couple dance in traditional Nigerian wedding attireFamily and friends gives couple a sparkler send offGroom kisses his bride while holding a just married signCouple leaves in white Bentley continental coup

    
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Candice’s dad escorted her into the opulent Georgian Ballroom at the Biltmore Atlanta on wedding day. He was emotional but his pride very evident. She was a mix of nerves, excitement and happiness as she seemly glide to her eagerly waiting groom. Perched atop the platform he looked at his soon to be bride as she clutched her father’s arm. To think that, that chance meeting three years earlier in Chicago would lead to this moment.

Candice wore a sleeveless white Matthew Christopher ‘Brielle’ trumpet wedding gown and Nina NY ‘Vinnie’ crystal embellished sandals. She looked stunningly beautiful, her face betraying her every emotion. She smiles then waves as she fights back tears of joy. As the aisle ran out she looks up at her soon to be husband she bows her head. She was fighting emotions that her expression could no longer hide. Her dad smiles, rubs her clutching arm as if to re-assure his baby girl, it’s going to be ok. Matthew would later write about seeing her today “she looked gorgeous and very happy, it made me smile.”

Bride in white and brides maids in gold monogrammed silk robes sitting on bed with their wedding attire hanging behind themPhoto of Nina NY Embellished Ankle Strap Sandal on red backgroundProfile portrait of bride with long curly hair wearing diamond chandelier earrings in her monogrammed white silk robeMatthew Christopher Sepia photo of bridesmaid helping bride button wedding dress in suite at Loews Hotel in Midtown AtlantaSepia photo of white Nina NY Crystal Embellished Ankle Strap Sandal with bow, on bed at the Loews Hotel Atlanta Bride in front of glass window showing off the train and back of her strapless Matthew Christopher designed trumpet, wedding gown with Swarovski crystal in her suite at Loews Hotel AtlantaFront view of bride in crystal and milk beading and embroidery over dotted Swill tulle white Brielle trumpet wedding dress designed by Matthew Christopher. Attended to by bridesmaid in red dress at the Loews Hotel AtlantaGroomsmen partially dressed in tuxes gather around a red phone in their suite before wedding for a game breakGroomsmen in black tuxedo, white shirts, black bowties and red boutonnieres have a little fun next to their limo on wedding day. In front of the Renaissance Midtown Atlanta HotelGroom and party dressed in black tuxedos white shirts, black bow ties with red boutonnieres and black, white and gray diamond socks, strike a pose on white couch at the Biltmore Ballrooms Atlanta before the wedding ceremony.

During the cocktail hour, their guests dined on stuffed cherry tomatoes filled with herbed boursin cheese, garnished with bacon, celery leaves & a squeeze shot of Bloody Mary, Chicken pot-stickers with soy dipping sauce, crab cakes with red pepper aioli on a corn tortilla round. While the guests enjoyed their appetizers the photographers and party had some fun in the courtyard garden taking pictures. Then it was time for their reception and party to begin.

 

The Biltmore Atlanta wedding reception

The couple entered their reception in the Georgian Ballroom at Biltmore Atlanta to loud applause and cheers. Their family and friends welcomed the new couple like rock stars. For their first dance Candice and Matthew chose Ray Charles version of Georgia. They embraced each other on the dance floor under the massive chandeliers. For dinner Bold American served up shrimp and grits, steak, grilled chicken, pasta, mashed potatoes and broccolini.

The following day the two attorneys, with passports in hand escaped to Belize in Central America, for some well needed down time. Their Biltmore Atlanta wedding was an awesome celebration and party. Here are some of our favorite photographs. To view other wedding at the Biltmore Ballrooms click here.  It was a delight to have been chosen as their wedding photographers and we are grateful for the opportunity to document their wedding day in pictures.

Event Planning- The Fete Loft | Makeup –Nicole “Nickey” Martin | Flowers – Tulip Blooming Creations | Catering – Bold American | Dress – Matthew Christopher | Cake – Confection Perfection | Music – DJ Perfect | Venue- Biltmore Ballrooms Atlanta

The opulent Georgian Ballroom at Atlanta’a Biltmore BallroomsFather of the groom dressed in black tux, white shirt and black bowtie looks on intently at wedding ceremony at the Biltmore Ballrooms in AtlantaMan dressed in military style jacket with lots of medallions looks on intently at wedding proceedingsRing bearer dressed in a black tux, white shire, black bow tie red boutonniere and pocket square holds a white pillow decorated with red roses Flower girl in long sleeveless white dress with long curly hair pulled back by a big white bow throws white rose petals to the floor from a white basket adorned with red rosesSepia toned photograph of bride sheds tears of joy as she is escorted by her day into her wedding ceremony in the Georgian Ballroom at the Biltmore Ballrooms in AtlantaPhotograph shot between foreground objects that are very blurred and an out of focused background, which focuses the attention on the intent stare of her baby blue eyesSepia portrait of couple looking at minister as he recites their wedding vows in the Georgian Ballroom at the Biltmore Ballrooms AtlantaClose up of brideClose of bridesmaid during the ring ceremony, photo of bride and groom hands in foreground Husband and wife exits wedding ceremony arm.Portrait of groom in black tux, surrounded by nine bridesmaids in strapless long red dresses with bouquets of red and white roses and a flower girl in a white dress holding white basket in the garden at Biltmore AtlantaBride wearing a Matthew Christopher strapless sweetheart gown, surrounded by nine grooms men in black tuxedos embellished with red boutonnieres and black bowtie.

Black and white nighttime portrait of bride and groom embracing in the gardens at the Biltmore ballrooms in AtlantaBride and groom seated on bench in the gardens surrounded by large pedestal urns containing pencil holly with roses at their base. The backdrop is the stately row of double columns of Atlanta Biltmore Ballrooms.Newly wed locked in romantic embrace in the gardens at Atlanta Biltmore Ballrooms at twilightThe double columned lined interior of the Georgian Ballroom designed with round tables topped with off-white tablecloths and napkins and multi layered candles surrounded by gold chiavari chairs with white cushionsFlour tiered round white wedding cake topped with topped with red, pink and white rosesFour stone cluster diamond engagement band, on a platinum and gold groom wedding ring topped with diamond bride’s wedding bandGroom twirls bride making a grand entrance between two rows of their wedding party for their wedding reception in the Georgian Ballroom at their Biltmore Atlanta weddingSepia toned close up photo of grooms hand holding a silver plated toasting flutesBride and groom party in the Georgian Ballroom at their Biltmore Atlanta Wedding during the receptionSepia photo of bride dancing in the center of the dance floor surrounded by other dancersBride and bridesmaid pose for a photo after catching the bouquetSmiling couple, raise their Champaign flutes to toast their Biltmore Atlanta wedding.At the end of the night the couple was locked in a tight embrace as the danced in the center of the Georgian Ballroom at their Biltmore Ballrooms wedding