Back in July, Amy and Clint hired me to take some maternity photos of the two of them. I was so excited when they asked me back to take photos of their little cutie, Hutson! And, they had two of my photos hung in her nursery. It made me feel so happy to see that they were enjoying my photos. Hutson is such a little cutie pie. Wow. I hope I get to take more pictures of this beautiful family!
Annie and Raj are getting married in Canada in a few months. Raj emailed me about doing some engagement shots of the two of them and we started brain storming location ideas. I had been driving past SEAT, a sculpture in Freedom Park by Yong Ju Lee and Brian Bush and I kept thinking it would be a great piece to incorporate into a shoot. Raj and Annie were game!
The weather was not super cooperative on the day of our shoot. We decided to take pictures without worrying about our lack of sunlight and see what we could get. Annie and Raj were total troupers, not complaining once about me asking them to walk through wet grass for almost two hours early on a Saturday morning.
Amy and Clint contacted me about doing some maternity photos for them, and they happen to live in my neighborhood, Kirkwood. We got some really adorable shots of them in their little girl’s room and on their front porch with their furry child, Pfeefer. I can’t wait to photograph little Hutson when she arrives!
Jessica and Robert pulled a fast one on their friends and family! They invited them to a reception, but surprised them with their wedding ceremony, followed by a raucous party at La Maison Rouge, part of the unique antique store, Paris on Ponce here in Atlanta.
La Maison Rouge is a tricky place to shoot! It’s very dark inside, but with a couple of well placed strobes, my second shooter Jonathan Phillips and I did pretty well. We also had a great time taking pictures of this adorable couple throughout the antique store. It’s a very cool place to get married with all of it’s kitschy French character. No need to worry about details, the venue has those in spades.
Just one of the great shots by Jonathan Phillips!
Their first look.
Bobbin and Ryan picked one of my favorite places in all of Atlanta for their engagement session, Oakland Cemetery. This is a couple who loves Atlanta and all of its quirky weirdness. They are tying the knot at The Highland Inn Ballroom in November, and I can’t wait! I’m hoping to get some pics of them in front of the Plaza Theater and maybe in the Majestic Diner. Here are a few of my favorites from their set.
Heather and Noel got hitched at one of my favorite restaurants in all of Atlanta, Wahoo Grill. Not only is the food excellent, but Wahoo has a beautiful sense of style. I was really impressed by the room they have set aside for the bridal party to get dressed. It’s got lovely big windows and a huge mirror, which made for some very nice shots. Thanks to my second shooter, Martin Brown for his sharp shooting on this wedding.
My friends Laura Louise and Nick just had their first baby a few weeks ago, and I couldn’t wait to take some photos of precious little Leo. It was so good to spend some time with the tired and happy mom and dad. We put Leo on a vintage afghan that belonged to Laura Louise’s brother. Two of their pets, Francine and Flossie demanded that their photos be taken, too. It was a cute overload.
I cannot say enough good things about about Martha and Andrew. Their wedding was hip, creative and just lovely. They had a great sense of style and picked an amazing location, the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center on the West Side of Atlanta. It was also wonderful to work with a new wedding coordinator, Ashley Baber. The photo booth was a big hit with their friends, and it’s always fun to photograph special parts of a ceremony like the ketuba signing and the super-fun hora (chair dance) at the reception! They ended the night with a visit from the Tastee Truck to treat their friends with a gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. It was so hard to narrow down photos for this blog entry, but here are some of my favorites.
First look. Photo by one of my awesome second shooters, Martin Brown.
Whew… it’s been a busy 2012 so far! In addition to all these weddings, portraits and product shoots, I’ve also been knee-deep in adoption paperwork with my husband Robert. We’re finishing up our home study and saving for the travel and legal costs ahead. Luckily, everything I make from Bonnie J. Heath Photography goes straight into our adoption savings.
You can follow our family journey at the Team Thunderpuss blog. I’ve also been toying around with the idea of printing packs blank note cards with some of my fine art photography to sell for a fundraiser. I’ve never had an Etsy store, but it would be fun to give it a try. Stay tuned!