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The day of their engagement shoot, it was beautiful outside, until about 30 minutes before we were scheduled to start shooting. Oh Georgia and your unpredictable afternoon storms! The good news: The weather cleared out Piedmont Park and then cleared up. So in the post rain heat and muggyness, Mitchell and Brittany trecked around the park with me. And were fantastic sports about it. I had such a fantastic time and cannot wait for their sure to be fabulous wedding at the Loews hotel this fall!

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Gwendolyn Patrice Glover -

Simply beautiful pictures. I am so very proud of the two of you. My prayer is that God will continue to bless your union for many, many more years to come.

Gwendolyn Patrice Glover -

Simply beautiful pictures. I am so very proud of the two of you. My prayer is that God will continue to bless your union for many, many more years to come.

Yvonne Glover -

Wishing you God’s Blessings!

Jackie Taylor -

Beautiful pictures and best wishes and always my love to a wonderful son and daughter. Love ya mom

Yvonne Glover -

Wishing you God’s Blessings!

Rachel Glover -

Our hearts are smiling! GOD is granting our wish to see you two renew your vows in a Christian Ceremony with GOD’S BLESSING, FAMILY and FRIENDS. I am praying that you continue to LOVE and RESPECT each other for a Lifetime.
We LOVE you Guys!
Mom and Dad Glover.

Yvonne Glover -

Wishing you God’s Blessings!

Rhonda Westbrook -

Congratulations! From Mark & Rhonda Cobb, family friends from California! We wish you the best!

Keishamarie Ann Thomas -

hi I am interested in knowing exactly whee those stairs are in piedmont park I can’t find them for the life of me :-(

When I left my house, it was pouring rain. By the time I arrived to Bryan and Gambria’s wedding venue, it was blue skies and sun! I was relieved because there was this totally awesome bridge I was really hoping to get use in photographs. Only what actually happened was there would be a little rain, clouds, and then a little sun. It became a game really. Lucky for me, I won. We got to photograph all we wanted on the bridge outside…and I am happy we did…because it made one fantastic backdrop for this bride and groom.

If I could only use one word to describe this couple, it would be FUN! Bryan and Gambria light up a room. You will see in the photos, not only are they smiling, but everyone around them is as well. In fact, I don’t think I have ever smiled so much from behind the camera. It was a complete honor to be a part of this special day. Every single person was so kind and welcoming…I secretly wanted to be part of this family!

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View Bryan and Gambria’s engagement session here!

Ceremony and Reception Venue | The Gwinnett Center

Photographer | Kelly Lane Photography

Second Photographer | Hilde Marie

Wedding Coordinator | Reginald Madden

Florist | Flowerama

Cake | The Baking Grounds

Caterer | Proof of the Pudding

Wedding Dress | Bride Beautiful

 

Toni N Ballinger -

Beautiful!

Toni N Ballinger -

Beautiful!

Toni N Ballinger -

Beautiful!

Toni N Ballinger -

Beautiful!

Terrence L. Cole -

Awesome job as usual!!!

Kizzy Richardson -

You did such a wonderful job!

Patricia Richardson Walker -

I love love love these photos, Kelly you were amazing! And yes, you have been adopted into our family!

Toni N Ballinger -

Beautiful!

Ieshia Sidbury-Walker -

Beautiful!

In Atlanta, the wedding photography market is extremely competitive. Any industry event I attend is usually dominated by photographers. The good news is that I get to meet a lot of great photographers and already have a common thread to help us get to know one another. Chelsea is one of those photographers I met a couple of years ago at an event. She had pink hair and could dance like no one was watching. Me, well I have never had a color in my hair other than brown or blond and dance like everyone is watching. Despite our differences, we shared the common thread of photography and instantly became friends. Over the last couple of years, we have watched each others businesses grow, encouraged each other when we needed it, and challenged each other in areas we were slacking. Rather than become uber competitive with each other, we have found ways to learn from each others successes.

One such recent success for me was to have Courtney and Kaleah’s wedding featured in print in Jezebel Magazine! It was a gorgeous wedding put together by none other than the fabulous EllyB events. The double good news, Chelsea had her first Atlanta print feature in the same issue! On the same page! I don’t think it could have worked out any better and it made the feature all the more exciting!

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Carole Sides -

Making a living doing something you love!

Carole Sides -

Making a living doing something you love!

FEATURED // MUNALUCHI BRIDE & EBONY.COM // COURTNEY & KALEAH | Kelly Lane Photography -

[…] Kaleah’s wedding from last year and it has been a popular one! I posted recently about their Jezebel Magazine feature and now I am super excited to have their wedding featured on Munaluchi Bride and Ebony.com! […]

Amy Sands -

These are gorgeous photos Kelly. You are an amazing photographer and have a personality to match it.

I cannot believe we are already into July. I mean…time is FLYING! It has been a crazy and of course amazing wedding season thus far- and it is always so emotional for me when a couples wedding day arrives. I just completed a stint of back to back wedding weekends with couples that I met and have been chatting with about their wedding for over a year now. It is such a special moment for me to get to witness something like that and even better when after is all said and done, I can call them friends.

So… without further ado, here are the latest “happenings” and such:

// With the termination of Google Reader, a couple of months ago I started the hunt for other blog readers and I stumbled upon Feedly. It is awesome. Even better than Google Reader. I can categorize each website and mark priority certain webpages I want to make sure to read. Plus it is way more pretty and full of customizations!  If you do make the switch over, look me up! //

// Until late last year, I was purchasing a pack of batteries for my flashes before EVERY wedding. Not only was it annoying to have to make sure I had batteries, but it was expensive! I was spending at least $20 every wedding just on batteries! And then they would die in the middle of the reception! ugh. I had heard a lot of great things about Eneloop rechargeable batteries, and after seeing a package deal at Costco, I decided to try them out. And I am in love. These batteries are so powerful, I can usually shoot an entire reception without swapping out batteries. And when I am done, all I have to do is recharge them! I have tried other rechargeable batteries and these by far surpass any other brand I have tried. //

// Speaking of Costco…I think I have a problem. I can lose time in that store. Even if I go in for just one thing, I have to wander around just to see if there is anything new I should check out. While paroozing around the store yesterday I happened upon and soft and silky blanket for $10- yes $10! And while debating whether or not I “needed” a blanket in July, I ultimately determined that you can’t get a good blanket like this for $10 and so I should go ahead and buy it for the winter. That along with dish drying pads that were too good of a deal to pass up, new amazing skin care break throughs and all the yummy samples added up to one expensive trip. You win Costco, you win you darn awesome store! //

// I get that I may sound like a CRAZY cat woman here, but recently an important milestone was made in my life. One year of pet ownership! Now, I am not a pet person. I just am not, but when we found a little 6 week old furball near the dumpster of a restaurant last year, my heart melted and I became a cat owner. Kitty Lane has become the cutest little cat with an adorable personality. She is so fun to have around and now that I am home full time, she definitely helps keep me entertained! //

Here are a few photos of Kitty, starting with the night we found her. She hid under this truck, it’s hard to see, but if you look closely under the right tire, you will see a tiny black ball, that’s her!

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Michael Mangum -

You’re MY crazy cat lady!

Michael Mangum -

You’re MY crazy cat lady!

Michael Mangum -

You’re MY crazy cat lady!

I feel like lately I have had to give this same warning in every post: get ready because there are a ton of photos! But here is what I realized about that- One: I have the best couples and Cory and Ashley are no exception. Two: In addition to having plenty of time for photos, these couples are beautiful and really know how rock the camera. So really, it’s a win, win, win for all with plenty of photos to boot!

Cory and Ashley are two of the most incredible people you will ever meet. Throw in a wedding party, friends and family and you have the makings for one fantastic wedding. I am so incredibly honored to have been a part of such a special day. Cory and Ashley, I cannot thank you enough for allowing me to document it. It was truly beautiful and I cannot wait to see all that happens in your lives to come! xo, Kelly

Here is the short list of just a few of my favorites:

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After a few pictures at the Country Club of the South, we headed over to St. Brigid Catholic Church for the ceremony. And of course a few more pictures!Country Club of the South Wedding Photos-071 Country Club of the South Wedding Photos-074 Country Club of the South Wedding Photos-075 Country Club of the South Wedding Photos-076 This makes me laugh every time I see it.Country Club of the South Wedding Photos-078 Ashley, you are stunning.Country Club of the South Wedding Photos-079 Cory, you are pretty handsome yourself. And I am going to steal those awesome poses you did!Country Club of the South Wedding Photos-083Country Club of the South Wedding Photos-080 Country Club of the South Wedding Photos-081Country Club of the South Wedding Photos-004Country Club of the South Wedding Photos-006Country Club of the South Wedding Photos-073I spy a bride. And the photographer! And a few more people!Country Club of the South Wedding Photos-085 Country Club of the South Wedding Photos-087I am so grateful my second shooter, Evie, was able to go into the balcony and capture images like this:
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Ceremony | St. Brigid Catholic Church

Reception | Country Club of the South

Photographer | Kelly Lane Photography

Second Photographer | Evie Perez

Florist | Flowers From Us

Cake | Sweet N’ Sinful

DJ | Matt of Spectrum Entertainment & Events

Officiant | Deacon Leo Gahafer

 

Julie Bell Mangum -

AWESOME photos! You know how to capture the most incredible photos!

Tom Atherton -

These are truly magnificent! What a resplendent sight!

Tom Atherton -

These are truly magnificent! What a resplendent sight!

Chelsea Patricia -

Shot through the fireplace, shot through the glass at the church, trolley shots–I DIE! SOOOO awesome!

It just so happened to be the hottest, muggiest day of the year yet. Staying inside working most of the day, I had no idea. But like most news now day, I learned about the hot weather first from….wait for it…Facebook. Comments were all over my feed about how Atlanta was melting. As I walked outside to leave for our shoot…it sure enough felt as though I myself might melt. But after already rescheduling our date due to rain and the likeliness that it would probably be even hotter if we rescheduled, I met Tony and Emily at Piedmont Park for their engagement session.

I was so impressed with their preparedness and even questioned why I had never thought to bring such items as towels or water. I warned Tony and Emily that we were going to get know each other really well as we endured the heat together. And as I grabbed one of the several towels they brought to wipe sweat off of Emily, I realized right then, we would be friends.

Tony and Emily, I had such a great time with both of you. Thanks for being such wonderful troopers. I cannot wait for your wedding on that cool, Spring day next year!

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Chelsea Patricia -

OH MY GAH! I LOVE THEM!

Tony, Emily: You guys look GORGEOUS!
Kelly: HOLY CRAP, girl. LOOOOVE!

Vicki Andres Prince -

What wonderful photos! I would never have believed it was hot and muggy. Tony, I’m impressed you wore a jacket and jeans in that Hotlanta weather!

Doris Bakshi -

I love it! Great photographer. Emily is so lovely, and Tony is so handsome. Can’t wait for Piedmont Park next spring.

Sangeeta Mahajan -

lovely pictures…

Sangeeta Mahajan -

lovely pictures…

Chelsea Patricia -

LOVE!