Ponce City Market Engagement

Ponce City Market Engagement Session | Natasha and Yolanda

From our first meeting, Natasha, Yolanda and I connected. They shared their love story and the need for a photographer that can capture their style.
When I asked why they chose Jaxon Photography their reply “We feel comfortable and relaxed with you, and we love the stories you tell.” That led us to the engagement photography session that started at the murals under the North Avenue underpass of the eastern trail of the Beltline in Atlanta at Ponce City Market.  We chose this spot because of the vibrant colors in the paintings and the soft forgiving late evening light.

Engagement photos at Ponce City Market

Atlanta Beltline Engagement picturesEngagement photos at Ponce City Market
Cinco de Mayo and a Tempe Beach Park proposal
Our couple first met in 2010 lost touch and three years later while celebrating Cinco de Mayo reconnected and have been inseparable since then.
Last spring while on a business trip in Arizona, Yolanda planned a surprise trip of her own and joined Natasha. The dust hardly settled Natasha received another surprise, and the couple was enjoying a sunset stroll at Tempe Beach Park. Yoland is a very self-assured individual; one need not be in her presence long before noticing.  However on this evening as she requested Natasha’s hand in marriage, she was visibly nervous. Somehow she finally made it to the question, and of course, Natasha fighting through her emotions managed a yes.
Atlanta Beltline Engagement session 1VBrightly colored murals at Ponce City Market
Atlanta Engagement portraitsNorth Ave, Beltline EngagementJackson Street nighttime engagement portraitAfter completing the first part of the engagement portrait session at Ponce City Market on the Atlanta Beltline, our couple made a quick change.  We then rushed to Jackson Street Bridge in time to capture our engaged couple against the downtown Atlanta skyline as the sunlight disappeared. We had a wonderful time taking these beautiful images, and we look forward to recording the rest of the story on their wedding day. We know you had many options, thanks for choosing Jaxon Photography.

 

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Jenn & Chris | Old Fourth Ward Park Engagement

We met Jenn and Chris on a warm summer evening at the Old Fourth Ward Park in northeast Atlanta for their engagement photography portrait session.

Little blue box and a knee

For the entrepreneur and the software engineer, it took a minute for the sparks to start flying. But with patience and an assist from friends at church, a connection was finally made. Chris’ proposal was all about Jenn he wanted it as intimate as possible. Jenn had her first gathering of the year with Beauty in Me, her non-profit organization. After which, they gathered at her mother’s house. In a private room away from everyone and the excitement of the day, Chris praised Jenn on how well she had conducted the meeting. The affirming words and expressions from his heart were a little shocking and a bit overwhelming to Jenn. She felt something was different at this moment.
Around the lake at Old Fourth Ward Park Summer time at Old Fourth Ward Park
O4W park
romantic embrace at Atlanta engagement session
Relaxing at O4W Park in Atlanta Before she could comprehend the sequence of events Chris was on one knee; with a blue box, he gracefully opened it as requested her hand in marriage. Surprised, she vocalized many of her thoughts! “Oh my God Chris,” “Aww you’re so sweet,” “look at you”! Of course, she said yes! Her last words were, “I have to go get my nails done now”!
Sepia image of embracing couple's feet
engagement pictures at Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park

Sophistication and Style at Atlanta's Olympic Park

Red Dress at Centennial Olympic Park

Today her nails were done, and the author was ready to cozy up to Chris as we captured some romantic images. We wrapped up our session around the lake at Old Fourth Ward Park and headed to Centennial Olympic Park. For this part of their portrait session, our beautiful couple stepped it up a couple of notches. She looked resplendent in a floor-length sleeveless red dress, and Chris was dashing in a gray suit, with opened collar black shirt. We are so looking forward to capturing their wedding day story this spring. Thanks for choosing Jaxon Photography to be part of your wedding day.Centennial Olympic Park with Ferris wheel as backdrop

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Woodruff Park Downtown Engagement Session | Takiya & Richie

Atlanta’s Woodruff Park downtown was the location of choice for Takiya and Richie’s engagement photography session. The easy going Chicagoan had a chance encounter with the vivacious Atlantan a three years earlier. They both started working at the same company and met in the late summer. There were a few fits and starts but eventually, with some help from co-workers their office romance blossomed.  Woodruff Park downtown Engagement Session

A few days before her April birthday, he concocted an elaborate scheme for his proposal. The text message read. “I’m not feeling well they are going to call an ambulance, needed you to come to my department.”  Here is how she relayed the rest of the plot for his marriage proposal.

“I rushed over and everyone was looking around and I thought they were being nosey. When I got to Richie’s desk he had his head down and told me that his back & leg were hurting. I asked him what he needed me to do, and he told me that he needed me to help him walk to the men’s room. Richie got up limping and holding his back. Once we got to an opening, Richie suddenly dropped down holding his back.  I thought he had fallen and when I looked at him he had the ring in his hand. Everyone started cheering and I started crying. Richie was on one knee and asked me to marry him”.Couple next to the waterfall at Woodruff Park downtown Atlanta
Amongst the trees at Woodruff Park Downtown Atlanta
Woodruff Park Engagement pictures
Carnegie Pavilion Engagement picturesCarnegie Education Pavilion Atlanta GA

Congratulations to our lovely couple, we are honored and look forward to capturing their wedding day story. Later this year they will exchange wedding vows in Atlanta. Here are a few of our favorite images from their engagement session in Atlanta. The first part of their engagement photography session took place around water fountains at Woodruff Park downtown and at the Carnegie Education Pavilion also known as the Carnegie Monument in mid-town Atlanta.

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550 Trackside Wedding

550 Trackside wedding romance

Danielle and Marcus exchanged wedding vows then celebrated at 550 Trackside. The historic cotton warehouse dates back to 1904 was the perfect event facility for out lovely couple. Here is a sneak peek from their 500 Trackside wedding celebrations. Click here to see images from their engagement photography session. Their Woodruff Park engagement photography session was one of our more popular blog features this past spring. Congratulations to the newly weds on their beautiful wedding and thanks for choosing our team as your Atlanta wedding photographers.Bride escorted by dad into ceremony at 550 Trackside wedding under the three tiered round chandelierCouple on the patio at 550 Trackside in LawrencevilleBride on the patio at 550 Trackside Groom and Party in the courtyard at 550 TracksideNewly weds kiss at the end of a row of sparklers  in the courtyard at of their 550 Trackside wedding

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DoubleTree Roswell Wedding | Chizara & Tyler

Chizara and Tyler’s DoubleTree Roswell wedding reception

Our college sweethearts tied the knot at their church home, and then celebrated their Wedding at the Doubletree in Roswell with family and friends.  As she entered the church Chizara looked stunning in a fitted, strapless, mermaid-style wedding gown. The bejeweled sweetheart neckline then flared at the knees into a foam of ruffles. Accentuating her beauty and moving Tyler to tears. He told us how he felt on seeing his bride walking into the church. “I thought she was so beautiful walking down the aisle. I couldn’t take my eyes off of her.” As Chizara entered the sanctuary at Atlanta North Seventh Day Adventist Church buttressed by her parents on either side, she looked up at her soon to be husband. She was nervous, excited, scared and super happy at the same time. She said “I started tearing up mid-way because I couldn’t believe the wedding was actually happening.”

Wedding shoes | plum, purple pumps with black embroidered lace
Bride and groom silver wedding band with round purple gem stone

winnie couture sweetheart strapless mermaid wwdding dress
B&W portrait of smiling bride as her makeup is being applied
Sepia photo of bridesmaid in silk robe
Bride and party in colorful plum colored silk robes before the DoubleTree Roswell wedding
Groom being helped by his attendants before his DoubleTree Roswell Wedding
Sepia photo of groomsman showing off his Dallas Cowboys cap gift from the groom
Groomsmen men prank on grooms car

Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys and a Viola?

This was a classic wedding filled with memorable moments. Like the groomsmen pranking the groom, decorating his car with soap, shaving foam and toilet paper. Imagine the Atlanta Falcons logo painted on the grooms car’s rear window. He is a Cowboys fan. That was payback for the groom giving his groomsmen those baseball caps as a wedding gift. Others were moving such as when music filled the church as Chizara’s sister played ‘Give Thanks’ on the viola. The song is a favorite of the couple and Chizara has frequently played it on the violin at weddings. Now it was her turn to be serenaded. The performance was a special gift and the song expressed in music the overwhelming emotions the couple was feeling.

The wedding colors–plum, silver, and black–were a common thread in the attire chosen for the bridesmaids, groomsmen, the bride’s flowers, and the decor, adding to the elegant and timeless atmosphere.

After the wedding ceremony, the couple paused to could capture some photos on the Atlanta North SDA Church’s beautiful staircase. It proved to be a wonderfully romantic backdrop, complementing the joy the couple felt as they took some of their first images together as man and wife.Groom explaining his Dallas cowboys gift to his Falcons groomsmen
Bride gets ready to enter her wedding ceremony at ATLANTA NORTH SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH

DoubleTree Reception and Babyface?

The Roswell Double Tree Hotel played host the couple’s elegant wedding reception. Guests snacked on hor d’oeurves (spanokopita and chicken tenders) and had fun at the photo-booth after the wedding ceremony. The DJ announced our newly wed as the newest married couple in Georgia. They entered the ballroom to loud applause here Tyler took Chizira tenderly into his arms. The couple seemed to forget everything and everyone else as locked in an embrace they swayed to the sounds of Babyface crooning ‘Everytime I Close My Eyes.’ After dining on chicken and a vegetarian pasta dish and vegetables, guests then joined in the fun,  dancing to a mix of oldies and R&B music provided by a DJ.

Client review | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

In reviewing our service Chizara wrote. “I would recommend Jaxon Photography,  Mr. Jackson and his team were kind, respectful, and very professional on our wedding day. The final product (pictures and album) was beautiful. We (my entire family) were so happy with our wedding photography experience, he was hired as my sister’s wedding photographer.”

We are delighted you chose Jaxon Photography as your team of  Atlanta wedding photographers. That we have also earned your family’s trust and confidence in the process is priceless.  Thanks for the beautiful timeless images and the opportunity to photograph your lovely wedding story. It was a delight to serving you and your family and look forward to a life long relationship.

Bride's sister serenades her on the viola as she enters her wedding ceremony at ATLANTA NORTH SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH
Sepia toned picture of bride flanked by her parents as she enters her wedding ceremony
Best man hands the groom the wedding ring during the wedding ceremony at ATLANTA NORTH SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH
Couple pours purple and black sand into heart shaped glass vase with their initials
Bride and Party playfully pose for pictures outside the DoubleTree Roswell
Groom and attendants strike a pose for the camera
Bridesmaids showing off the back of their Mori Lee Style 712 plum colored convertible dresses at the Doubletree Roswell Wedding
Bride poses with groomsmen in black tuxedos, plum vests and plum long ties ouside the DoubleTree by Hilton in Roswell
The groom is wearing a black suit, silver vest, long white tie with silver diagonal stripes.
Bride and Groom outside the ATLANTA NORTH SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH on their wedding day
Portrait of bride wearing a white Winnie Couture bejeweled sweetheart neckline strapless mermaid wedding dress
Dashing groom's lapel sports with a white and pink rose boutonnière
Silver draped tables with plum napkins surrounded by silver chiavari chairs with white cushions. The taples atr topped with tall vases of purple, plum and pink roses and hydrangeas
CAKE IS A SIMPLE 3 TIER, TRADITIONAL VANILLA CAKE WITH BUTTERCREAM FROSTING AND RASPBERRY FILLING. GROOMS CAKE IS A RED VELVET SHEET CAKE WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING WITH DALLAS COWBOYS DESIGN.
Bride and groom cuts their three tier wedding cake
Couple's names and wedding sate projected on dance floor
Wedding invite nestled amongst the bouquet of purple, plum and pink roses and hydrangeas
Dinner minue
Plum colored gift box favors for the wedding guests
Dinner - Stuffed chicken breast vegetable snd mashed potato
Bouquet toss
 Guests holding sparklers line the walkway to the couple’s car. He dips and kisses her as the crowd cheers them on.
Sepia portrait of couple in the back of their limo at the end of a long day

Venue – Doubletree by Hilton Atlanta-Roswell | Event Planner, Make-up, Hair – Scoobie West & Co. | Flowers – Rooms in Bloom | Dress – Winnie Couture | DJ – DJ Tron | Cakes – Publix

 

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