Wedding

K + R | Camp Pinnacle Wedding | Atlanta Wedding Photographer

ATLANTA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

My couples are important to me, so important in fact that I forget the other side of wedding photography. The other side which is showing YOU ALL the weddings I photograph. Well, it's time to change that. I have so many amazing wedding days to show! So let's start here, with Katie and Ryan in North Carolina at Camp Pinnacle!

Yep, I travel for weddings. My couples are so awesome, how could I not?! (Have current passport, will travel- just putting that out there in case anyone wants to elope to some random amazing place) Camp Pinnacle is one of those locations that is close enough to Atlanta that I can do it in a day. Drive up, shoot, drive back. That is the great thing about being an Atlanta Wedding Photographer is that so many amazing venues are really within driving distance to each side! You can get to Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and all over Georgia!

So yea, Camp Pinnacle is a pretty awesome venue, very similar to some that I have photographed here in Georgia. It's exactly what the name suggests, A CAMP! So there is all sorts of open space, amazing tree lines, loads of cabins, an amphitheater with seating, covered picnic area, and of course in the middle of the mountains on a lake. These types of venues are a lot of fun because you rent them out and then your wedding party and/or family can stay in the cabins and you get full access to all the camp has to offer! Not only is it a wedding, but a mini vacation for everyone else. Not that your wedding day is about anyone else, but some people may travel far or some of them may work harder than others for your wedding day. It's nice to able to offer something like this to those people.

And hey - sometimes its even the bride and groom who travel too! This actually was that type of wedding. The bride and groom use to live in Georgia, but not anymore. We actually did their engagement session (which I still haven't blogged well because yea I am behind) when they were in town checking on the wedding planning part of things! I really need to blog that engagement session. It was a good one. We literally just walked around Cabbagetown and hung out. I should blog that one soon.

What I really loved about this wedding day though is that they made it like it was at a camp! From the custom camp sign, using all the property (for ceremony, getting ready, photos), bbq for dinner, and just a really relaxed vibe throughout the night. They didn't try to make it something it wasn't like making all the bridesmaids wear stay in heels at camp, haha, which I have seen before. And that says a lot for your wedding day and how your reception will go. If you make your guests feel at home comfortable you can almost guarantee that you will have to kick people out at the end of the night.

CAMP PINNACLE WEDDING CEREMONY

 

 

ATLANTA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER KRISANDRA EVANS

Winter Wedding at Foxhall Resort

If I am not shooting a wedding for my own lovely couples, you can find me still photographing a wedding with another photographer. For me, photographing with another amazing wedding photographer is a way for me to stay fresh and creative. So, when Allison of Allison Mah Photography asked me to be the second photographer on one her weddings at Foxhall Resort I of course said YES!



Bridal Inspiration | Ocala National Forest

There are just a million of locations that scream, "PHOTOGRAPH A BRIDE HERE!". In some of these locations it's hard to convince an actual bride, in her amazing stunning actual wedding gown to trek around in. 

But- it's offbeat locations like the Ocala National Forest that paves the way for future brides to trust "outside the box" for their portrait session to get something unique while still being timeless. 

Maybe I just love photographing brides, maybe I enjoy exploring new areas to keep me on my toes (photographically speaking), but I just die for this session.

Model: Tatiana Kachurina 

Hair and Makeup: Jenn Speid of Cameo Salon

Dress: Tulle & Grace

Location: Ocala National Forest

*Thank you all for your help in this session! 

Cori + Matt | Married at Vogel State Park

It's no secret. I love a unique wedding especially if it involves the words, "its about a mile hike to where we would like to take our portraits". COUNT ME IN! 

When Cori and Matt asked me to photograph their brunch style wedding at Vogel State Park, I was beyond pumped. I had just been up that way a few weeks earlier hiking Blood Mountain. It was just too pretty for words, so it only seemed fitting that a wedding should happen there! 

Not only did we hike to a waterfall, but along the way we saw a turtle hanging out and some of the most beautiful colors over the mountains. Matt and Cori got married overlooking the view of the mountain range, had an omelet chef prepare brunch and the most unique exit I have to witness. 

OH and P.S. Matt sang a song he wrote for Cori. *tears* So sweet!

APRIL + MIKE | MARRIED AT SWOR COTTAGE

We all knew April and Mike were going to get married, well, I knew it. Even way back when they had their first photo session with me and were shy about holding hands in front of the camera. I didn’t care how shy they felt, I made them hold hands anyway. And when Mike asked April to marry her all I could think was, “I have to photograph this marriage”.

I now know why “they” say never photograph the wedding of a family member or someone who is super close to you.  

So we fast forward to a million group texts, countless snaps and a couple phone calls later- the day finally arrives! I anticipated on treating this day like it wasn’t my sister who was a bridesmaid, but just a lady named Sarah or that the maid of honor wasn’t one of my best girl friends and that I knew almost everyone in attendance. Ha! That was a joke and the joke was on me.

Stan Fields: Miss Rhode Island, Please describe your idea of the perfect date

Cheryl “Miss Rhode Island: That’s a tough one. I’d have to say April 25th. Because its not too hot, not too cold, all you need is a light jacket. 

As April 25th (yes, April 25th) wore on, the tears fell, and the stories were told I couldn’t help but be part of this day where one of the best women I knew was getting married. It didn’t help that every moment of the day was personalized from the unintentional wedding colors being the colors from the Golden Girls’ couch, to the random canoe that floated ashore and made the perfect drink station, to the bridal party singing “Hold on for One More Day” by Wilson Phillips to our bride during the reception topping off the evening by having a d.j. personality we all grew up listening to, Lewis Stokes of K Country, provide the soundtrack for the evening.

All I could do was gracefully accept a tissue from the Groom’s father, wipe my face, and keep shooting. And shoot and shoot and shoot. Would I photograph the wedding of another person this close to me? YES! As stressful and emotionally draining as it was, I wouldn’t have had it any other way.

Shawanda + John |Trolley Barn Wedding

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Every detail for this Trolley Barn wedding was perfect and they welcomed me along their journey as a friend. When Shawanda told me her wedding dress was going to be PINK I had no idea what to expect. What I got was a fun, relaxed, over the top, happy bride! I believe the dress set the whole tone for the day- AH-mazing.

When they told me the wedding was unplugged I couldn't have been more excited! Turning your phone off during the ceremony allows the guests to really be part of why everyone came together…. That is why you hire a wedding photographer, so your guests don't have to take the photos. It's nice not to see 20 cell phones up in the air.

As I right this blog, I am starting to think back to the tacos (that were unlimited and oh so delicious) from the Tex's Taco truck!  If you ever see that truck, GET THE CHICKEN TACOS!

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Chelsea + Jen | East Atlanta | Two Brides Wedding

Not one, but two brides? Not one, but two dresses?? I get giddy when I get to photograph one beautiful blushing bride on her wedding day, but at this wedding I got to photograph TWO beautiful blushing brides on their summer wedding day! I adored this DIY backyard wedding in my neck of the neighborhood in East Atlanta. Wait till you see what they got married in front of. Simply beautiful.

Chelsea and Jen mentioned they wanted to go by a local bar, The Flatiron, in the East Atlanta Village for a drink before the ceremony. Not only was I all over that idea because I love that bar, but because that bar was an integral part of their relationship. They laughed there, made up there, and just hung out there.

These two brides continually surprised me throughout the day… especially when the day got so hot before the reception that Chelsea decided to cut her long dress into a dress above her knees!! Yes, took scissors to her dress! Believe it or not, it looked just a amazing short as long. Take a look for yourself!

Here comes the brides!

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Rachel + Drew | Folly Beach, SC | Wedding

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It's so exciting that I am at an age where the next phone call could be that my friend is now engaged and asking me to be her wedding photographer! Rachel is one of those friends. Rachel became my sister when she and my (actual) sister were in the Army together. I couldn't have been more happy to hear that she found the man she was going to spend the rest of her life with and Drew was the perfect match for her zany personality! Everyone traveled to Folly Beach, South Carolina for this offbeat destination wedding. One of the things that makes your wedding day so special is that you can make your day however you want. Rachel and Drew's destination wedding also doubled as a honeymoon!!

People often cringe when you say winter at the beach because it's cold and usually raining, which it was raining (and flooding for that matter). The rain wasn't going to stop us! Rachel's pink wedding dress was stunning against the grey December sky. They decided to take their beach ceremony onto a trolley that drove through downtown Charleston as they exchanged vows! The ceremony and tour of downtown Charleston was followed by a sand ceremony and a low country boil by The Smoking Pot. It doesn't get any more personalized than that!

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Jaimi+Mohom | Lake Erie Wedding

When my best gal pal said she was getting married my first thought was, "oh man, I have to be the photographer". In my mind there was no way I could attend the wedding and NOT be the photographer. Even if the photographer she hired was amazing, in my eyes they would never be doing her wedding justice. I had to convince her that hiring (first) a friend and (second) a professional wedding photographer was the way to go. I mean, how could I attend a wedding and not be the photographer. That isn't natural.. haha. Not only did I go the final dress fitting, go with her to get the rings cleaned, drank way too much coffee with her, went with her to check out locations for the portrait session, ran every errand imaginable together and was up with her till 2 am making the final centerpieces.. yea, right? So, not only did I help her with that because she was my best gal pal getting married, but I also was with her every step of the day capturing moments that would make the best day of her life.

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additional photography: simply portraiture

makeup: autumn rose wood at attitudes salon

dress: belle amour bridal

hair: adrea burnett at skin laser and day spa

rings: michael tadsen's jewelry

flowers: mary's blossom shoppe

cakes: stephanie burnett of rockstar cakes and catering

boat: marinemax, inc.

music: www.the-junk.com

ceremony site: catawba island state park

reception venue: doc's beach house

23 reasons to elope!

     By definition elope (e·lope, iˈlōp) means? verb "Run away secretly in order to get married, especially without parental consent. More specifically, elopement is often used to refer to a marriage conducted in sudden and secretive fashion, usually involving hurried flight away from one's place of residence together with one's beloved with the intention of getting married." Here are 23 reasons TO elope!

1. You can be less formal. 

Don't want to wear a ball gown like your mom thinks you should? Not comfortable in a suit and tie? Scratch all that and wear what YOU want. After all this is your day!

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2. It's truly romantic. 

No, really.

3. You have better things to spend your money on. 

Like a house, or a honeymoon, or a family vehicle, or rent, or anything else that is NOT a wedding.

4. You can choose your location!

You don't have to find  venue that will hold 150 guests in your budget or worry about hotel accommodations either! Who is to say you can't get married in that quaint little spot in the woods you and your fiancé love so much? Or how about on a remote beach? Or over seas! The possibilities are endless!

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5. You can't please everyone.

In the end someone will not be happy about something like the music or the food or whatever. Seriously, with so many people giving opinions on what they think is best you can loose focus of what YOU really want for YOUR day!

6. You save time.

Planning a major event takes time. And a lot of it! You're busy, we know.

7. Privacy.

Maybe you don't need everyone in your business. Not into having everything posted on Facebook and Instagram? Well, if you elope you won't have to worry about being tagged in photos! Not everyone needs a gift registry. Who wants to write all those thank you notes anyway?

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8. You have been married before.

Yep, been there and done that. Maybe you don't feel the need for the traditional ceremony. You already did the big wedding thing and know the reasons to elope, so you can stop reading now :-)

9. Religion/Culture.

Blending various religious and cultural backgrounds may not sound as easy as you think. Eloping is a way to avoid the cultural and religious clashes.

10. THE HONEYMOON!

Who says your elopement location couldn't double as your honeymoon location? Go somewhere exotic! Remember you didn't have a wedding, so you can afford it ;-)

11. No invitations!

This person forgot to RSVP. Should we invite so and so? Wait, didn't they get divorced. What is their address? Did you invite so and so? Forget these questions because your eloping!

12. You don't want to wait.

And why should you? GET MARRIED NOW!

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13. Complex family tree.

The idea of all families getting along is awesome, but the reality is not all families get along. Avoid the arguments and fuss of family drama and ELOPE!

14. You. Are. Pregnant!

CONGRATULATIONS! Eloping is less stress on your body. Point blank period.

15. To be unique.

Do you know any couples that eloped?

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16. Avoid being a BRIDEZILLA!

It's inevitable. At some point someone will call you a bridezilla to your face or behind your back. Avoid this stereotype and elope!

17. NO REHEARSAL DINNER!

That is all.

18. The food.

No guest allergies to worry about. No per plate costs to consider. Eat whatever you want and a lot of it! And in most cases you will actually get to eat on your big day!

19. The PAR-tay!

2 words: OPEN BAR. Stress level -4. Now all your friends and family can join in for the celebration on a less planned scaled weeks or even months after you have eloped!

20. You have been together for-ev-er...

14 years later you decide to tie the knot. Everyone already thinks you are married.

21. Deceased family members.

Maybe your father has passed or even a sibling. After a major life event the idea of a big wedding sometimes looses it value.

22. Your Milkshake Brings All The Boys To The Yard!

Yep, you can booty shake to that song all day and not have your grandma give you funny looks.

23. THE PHOTOGRAPHY!

You can hire the photographer you want, instead of the photographer you can afford. You don't have to worry about splitting the budget between cake, flowers and dj. Photography can be the item you splurge on. Just because you decide to elope doesn't mean it can't be documented beautifully.

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Casey + John | Rome, GA

The wonderful thing about the photography industry are the people you meet along the way. From photographers, caterers, officiants, florists, grandparents and everyone in between. But, what is really wonderful are the couples I get to photograph. Recently, I had the opportunity to photograph beside Whitney of Tulle and Grace! We photographed a wedding high in North Georgia where cell service is nonexistent, but love fills the air!

KrisandraEvans.com | Atlanta Wedding Photographer | The Farm | Rome, GA

KrisandraEvans.com | Atlanta Wedding Photographer | The Farm | Rome, GA

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Rachel + Thomas | Outer Banks, NC

When friends Rachel and Thomas decided to elope I was so excited! But, shortly there after I realized I wouldn't be there to take the photos. So, when we started planning our annual OBX (Outer Banks, North Carolina) vacation I knew Rachel had to bring her dress. This was my chance, my chance to photograph love in one of the most romantic places EVER! We decided to start with a bridal session in Rodanthe, North Carolina. The same Rodanthe from "Nights in Rodanthe", the Nicholas Sparks book turned movie with Richard Gere and Diane Lane. THAT Rodanthe! Following Rodanthe we drove the hour back to Corolla, North Carolina and met up with Thomas. The rest of the session was done on Corolla Beach. YES! The Corolla Beach that wild horses live on.

ROMANCE, ROMANCE and more ROMANCE in the Outer Banks!

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Bridesmaids and their look at your wedding

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It's fairly common for brides to put extra time and effort into looking their best on their wedding day including extra time into things like hair and makeup. And in most cases its fairly common for a bride to ask her bridesmaids to do the same. Or in some cases demand they spend the extra time looking their best.

 But how do you ask your bridesmaids go that extra mile for your wedding day without seeming like a bridezilla? Like this!

1. Lay it out for them and tell them early! Tell them what you want as far as hair and makeup are concerned. Let them know the details like light eyeliner or if a half up half down hairstyle will work for the up do you expect them all to have. This will give them time to plan and collect ideas. You could even have a girls night with some wine and good music to finalized the details that way there is no confusion or "mishaps" on the morning of your wedding. Once things are finalized your bridesmaids can be prepared for the bill as well.

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2. Yes! It is insulting to ask a bridesmaid to change how she looks. Ok, so its your wedding. Your big day. But- she is your friend for a reason, so why would you ask her to change for one day. Asking a friend, a bridesmaid to cover tattoos, change hair color, lose weight can hurt emotionally. But hey! It is your wedding. Just be cautious if you are planning to ask these of your bridesmaids.

 

3. Remember its ok to tell your bridesmaids how you want them to do hair and makeup on your wedding day, but it's not ok to tell them what to do in the days leading up to your wedding. IT IS considered rude to ask a bridesmaid not to cut her hair till after your wedding. IT IS considered rude to ask a bridesmaid to tan or not to tan leading up to your wedding.

 

4. The attention is on the bride. Keep that in mind! Your bridesmaids DO want to look best for your wedding. They realize they will be in photos, walking down the isle too, and part of toasts. Keep that in mind when trying to help plan her look. She needs to feel comfortable too. She will be looked at more than if she were just a guest at your wedding. If she is uncomfortable it will show.

 

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Keep in mind that if you feel your guests will not like how one of your bridesmaids look then maybe its not the friend you should be changing. This is your day. You shouldn't think about what anyone cares about except maybe your future husband.

 

Your bridesmaids are there to be your friend and your support system.

They aren't there to make the wedding prettier. They aren't your accessories.