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Blogging is a funny thing. For example whenever I check other people’s blogs, I assume that the more they blog, the busier they must be. Of course there is truth to this, but I also mistakenly assume that if there is very little blogging happening that they must not be busy at all. These past couple of months have marked the busiest months of my business to date- and as much as I try to stay on top of my to do list and accomplish everything all the time, sadly one of the first things moved to the bottom of the list is blogging. While I make sure to get weddings blogged, other shoots and personal things fall to the wayside. I honestly don’t know how people that blog every day do it. I know scheduling and planning can help- but my goodness it can take a while for me to get a post up. For example, a wedding post will take me an average of 4 HOURS to prep and post! If I am lucky, smaller posts will take around 2 hours. It’s CRAZY! If you are a blogger and have any tips, I would love to hear them!

This brings me to this weeks latest “happenings” and such:

// I recently discovered a new app for the iphone. It’s a game called “Heads up” and it is a blast. Michael and I played last night for literally hours without even realizing it. It’s may be the best $.99 I have ever spent. //

// If you are on Instagram and like Target, follow Targetdoesitagain. It is 2 girls that post about their finds at Target, mostly clothes and they find some of the cutest stuff! I love seeing everything they post! You can also connect with me on Instagram here! //

// On a more personal and serious note, until the last couple of years, I had never experienced the death of a loved one. Within a year of each other a friend of mine passed away at the age of 29 and almost one year later my step dad passed away. As a Christian that believes in healing, my world was rocked. And quite honestly my relationship with God has been filled with unanswered questions ever since. I have tried and tried to reckon with this and it wasn’t until a recent conversation Michael and I had that I gained some sort of understanding and solace. It was one of those nights where you start a conversation about God and 3 hours later its still going strong. In the midst of trying to understand why God hadn’t healed those close to me when we were all praying and believing, Michael said something that struck a chord and for the first time made a little bit of sense. While discussing what the Bible says about healing and how it didn’t “work,” Michael made a comment about how healing isn’t a formula. If it was, we would just punch in the formula or as the human race has been known to do, make a show of it or try and sell it. If it was a formula, where would faith come in? Why would we even need God? I understand that religion is a sensitive subject and I obviously don’t have all the answers, but for me in that moment, that was exactly what I needed. Just a little bit of something that made sense. And while I am still working through the why’s and such, whenever I am overwhelmed with questions I remind myself, it isn’t a formula. //

//On a much much lighter note, I am so excited have weddings featured in not one, but TWO magazines this month! Jezebel and The Atlantan Bride. These of course will be making an appearance on the blog soon! //

And just to convince you of how fun the game Heads Up can be, here is a video of one of my rounds in the “accents and impressions” category. You should also know, that I am absolutely terrible at accents. It reminds me of Joey Tribbiani when his southern accent kept coming out Jamaican. We had quite the laugh.

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Yes, blogging is a real time commitment! I don’t know how people blog every day either! I tried to do it twice a week and it was just too much! :/ Love your work and can’t wait to follow you and the Target girls on Instagram!

Rachael Seibel Alsbury -

Yes, blogging is a real time commitment! I don’t know how people blog every day either! I tried to do it twice a week and it was just too much! :/ Love your work and can’t wait to follow you and the Target girls on Instagram!

Chelsea Patricia -

ROTFL. I mean, seriously, I am cracking up at that video. I love you, girl.

On your other topic (which doesn’t make me laugh)–it’s faith, not a formula. A great reminder. Thank you for that!

Chelsea Patricia -

ROTFL. I mean, seriously, I am cracking up at that video. I love you, girl.

On your other topic (which doesn’t make me laugh)–it’s faith, not a formula. A great reminder. Thank you for that!

I wasn’t the child that grew up planning a dream wedding. In fact I was a tomboy that was afraid of boys and was usually found playing in the woods in our backyard. There was one thing though, that for as long as I can remember I knew I wanted for my own wedding. It has been my dream to wear a Vera Wang wedding gown. Maybe it’s silly, but the most exquisite beautiful dresses I have ever seen have always been Vera’s.

Kim and I established before we even met that we were shoe “sole”mates (sorry uber cheesy joke that’s soulmates). Except this girl out does me. Always in a fabulous pair of shoes, it was no surprise when she filled out her pre-wedding questionnaire that she marked Vera Wang as her wedding dress. And when I saw the dress in person…I swooned. It was breathtaking. Complete with a amazing shoes and a sash from Etsy, the girl that was already beautiful, looked breathtaking.

Congratulations Jacob and Kim!! I am so happy for you and so incredibly honored to have been a part of this day! Your wedding was of course beautiful and I cannot wait to see what’s in store for the two of you! xoxo, Kelly

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View their engagement session here!

Venue | Heritage Green Sandy Springs

Photographer | Kelly Lane Photography

Second Photographer | Evie Perez

Wedding Coordinator | Alex Alvarez

Florist | Beyond Details

Caterer | Beyond Details

Cake | O How Sweet

Bride’s Dress | White by Vera Wang

Hair + Make-up | Kristin Collins of A Glamour Affair

DJ + Videography | Rich Moran of Complete Music

Officiant | Troy Bryant

 

Lisa Cogdell -

Leaving you tons of love girl! most beautiful wedding I have ever seen! Love it sweet lady:) wishing you all the best in life:)

Lisa Cogdell -

Vera Wang…great choice I love her!

Kim Mills -

I am in LOVE. I cannot thank you enough for capturing all these moments within our wedding day.

Lisa Cogdell -

Leaving you tons of love girl! most beautiful wedding I have ever seen! Love it sweet lady:) wishing you all the best in life:)

Lisa Cogdell -

Vera Wang…great choice I love her!

Kim Mills -

I am in LOVE. I cannot thank you enough for capturing all these moments within our wedding day.

Get ready for a ton of pictures! As I mentioned in Monday’s Cup of Joe post, I have been shooting like crazy the past few weddings and delivering more images to my clients than ever. Jeff and Megan’s wedding is no exception to this! Not only did they opt for a first look, alotting plenty of time for bride anf groom portraits, but they also had plenty of details to to keep me busy!

Knowing they wanted their wedding to be unique, they chose 5 Seasons Brewery as their venue. Being a brewery, this lent to the entire theme of the wedding, complete with wheat, coaster stationary, and of course beer! They also added in all kinds of personal details that I just can’t get enough of!

Megan and Jeff, your wedding was absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of it. I can’t even express how incredibly honored I am and how much I enjoyed the two of you and your wedding party, family and guests on your big day! xoxo, Kelly
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5 Seasons Brewery Wedding Photos_009_WEBOne of my absolute favorite moments photographed EVER! Megan, when you saw yourself as a bride for the first time and teared up, I was so touched by that moment and even teared up a bit myself!  You are so beautiful from the inside out. 5 Seasons Brewery Wedding Photos_010_WEB

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After the ceremony we headed out for a few more bride and groom photos.5 Seasons Brewery Wedding Photos_096_WEB5 Seasons Brewery Wedding Photos_094_WEB

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Jeff went to Georgia Tech, so they of course had to have a trolley! 5 Seasons Brewery Wedding Photos_111_WEB

Best wedding party photo ever!5 Seasons Brewery Wedding Photos_112_WEB

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View their engagement session here!

Venue | 5 Seasons Restaurant and Brewery Westside

Photographer| Kelly Lane Photography

Second Photographer | Callie Beale

Florist | Carithers Flowers

Cake | Atlanta Cupcake Factory

DJ | Atlanta Bands & DJ, Ted Crowder

Hair + Make-up | Brushworx, Christine Dixon

Officiant | Deanna Lancaster

Trudy Hoffman Amatulli -

One picture is better than the next. Excellent!

Alisha Mohammed Bholin -

Truly amazing couple and wonderful inspirational pictures.

Trudy Hoffman -

One picture is better than the next. Excellent!

Alisha Mohammed Bholin -

Truly amazing couple and wonderful inspirational pictures.

RevDeanna Lancaster -

Absolutely GORGEOUS!

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Absolutely GORGEOUS!

Chelsea Patricia -

Freaking love this whole thing!

// Note to self: Keep up with your hair color and cut. After feeling a little scraggly and having challenging hair days, I finally went in for a color refresh and cut and boy I feel like a new woman! It’s amazing what a little refresh can do! //

// I have been shooting like a mad woman and in turn delivering more images to my clients than ever! You would think that 58GB of memory would be more than enough for a wedding day, but the last 3 weddings have had so many awesome details and elements that I have been flying through my memory cards! Lesson learned? I need more memory! Yesterday I ordered 32GB. Now if I start to run out of that, we have a real situation.  //

Speaking of shooting weddings, here is a sneak peek at this past Saturday’s gorgeous newlyweds!

Happy Monday!

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Atlanta Wedding Photography

This one is going to be tough to keep short. In fact, I started off with 85 images and narrowed them down as much as I could for this post. This wedding set a number of records for me. One being the largest wedding party I have ever photographed, but 2 being the most images I have ever taken at a wedding. Everywhere I turned there were moments happening or special details. I was in photography candy land. Everything about this wedding is gorgeous! From the venue, to the details, the wedding party including 16 gorgeous girls, the family and of course the bride and groom. I couldn’t get enough.

Bailey and Tucker are two of the most amazing people I have ever met. They are kind and welcoming and their family is the same way. I immediately felt like I was at an old friends wedding. It’s no wonder the wedding party had 32 people in it, this couple is truly special and I am so incredibly honored to have been a part of this special day.

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View their engagement session here!

Venue | The Mill at Yellow River

Photography | Kelly Lane Photography

Second Photographer |Evie Perez

Wedding Coordinator | Brandy Glaze

Florist | Karen from The Perfect Poppy

Cake Artist | Debra Adams

Caterer | Beyond Details

Hair and Make-up | Petals Hair Salon|

Wedding Gown | J. Andrews Bridal

Band | City Heat

Officiant | John Hobbs of Crossroads Church

Videographer | Stuart Atkins Films

 

Kassie Peterson -

These are ABSOLUTELY Amazing! Bails you are gorgeous! What a fun and fabulous day!

Ann Spink -

Sooo beautiful Bailey!

Kassie Peterson -

These are ABSOLUTELY Amazing! Bails you are gorgeous! What a fun and fabulous day!

Barbara Y. Wills -

Loved those photo. So glad we could see them. We are wishing them many years of wedded bliss.

Cassie Boris Rook -

I have tears from the praying together picture. With that, you know they are solid.

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I have tears from the praying together picture. With that, you know they are solid.