Ainsley & Jacob, and their family, beautifully executed a dreamy open-field wedding. They had the location just off a gravel road in the middle of tall wheat colored grass with a humble mountain in the background. This was a dreamy setting for an Georgia October wedding. It was classy and inviting. They had church pews, window arches, and the most perfect white puffy clouds in the sky. If you can’t tell already, this wedding made my heart happy!
Danielle & Matt
Some places you visit, you simply pass through on your way to others, and some places get into your blood and stay forever. And so it was for our Bride, Danielle. Shortly after arriving at Berry College's campus to start her undergrad career, Danielle knew that Berry College would forever hold a special place in her heart. That's why she returned with her fiance to add another chapter to her love story with Berry College.
Olivia & Ridge's Wedding in Macon, Georgia
Photos by Kristin Faye Photography
© Kristin Faye Photography
As photographers we love the way a wedding day can come together so flawlessly and beautifully. That is how Olivia and Ridge's day was. They had a traditional Methodist Ceremony followed by a stunning Reception at the Macon Terminal Station. Their day was filled with family and friends, lots of love and laughter, and the most beautiful floral arrangements you'll find. We love getting to share these moments with our couples. They are truly special to us and we will forever be grateful to have captured their special day.
Kristin & Justin
Church: Mulberry Street United Methodist
Reception Venue: Macon Terminal Station
Hair: Jamie Ritchie at Fringe Salon
Makeup: Esther Robinson at Fringe Salon
Dress: Bridals by Lori
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Band: A2Z Band
Invitations: Patsy Knott at Creter’s
Caterer: William Foshee with Cast Iron Catering
Videography: Lights Out Industries
Cakes: Ashley Nowell with Cakes by Ashley
Wedding Day Coordinator: Karen Harrington
Alcohol: Vineville Beverage and Cigar Shop
Hand lettering: Anna Dooley
Ceremony Programs and Menu Cards: Kate Cowart
Y'all! How perfect is it that Matt & Lauren will be Mr. and Mrs. Paris and their shoot was at Paris on Ponce in Atlanta. Yes, it was planned, but I'm still obsessed! This couple makes a great team! They are parents of the cutest little pup, Mr. Baxter who also joined us for engagement photos. These are colorful and fun!
Oh, the excitement! You said "Yes" and the two of you are starting to make plans to get married. This is such a fun and exciting time that can quickly become overwhelming. Here are a few helpful tips from Kristin Faye Photography on how to get started on planning after you get engaged:
Before we begin, grab a cup of coffee and take a break! :)
1. Announce your engagement // Let everyone know!
2. Chose your wedding style // Do you want a black tie classic wedding, or a wedding that has lots of elegant southern style. Neither of these may be for you, but know the options are endless. Pinterest can help or be more overwhelming.
3. Consider budget // Who is paying for what and truly consider the cost. Begin research on venues, photographers, florist, caterers, and bakers for you cake. Also, put those things in order for what is most important. Consider what is going to be worth paying more for and whats not as important.
4. Book your venue(s) // You need a place that can host all of your guest, has space for both the ceremony and reception. If they don't have a place for both, can the staff at the venue quickly and smoothly "flip" the space?
*You may have a specific date in mind, so be sure the check with the venue before making further plans.
5. Book your photographer // Photographers are usually the second vendor to be booked, the venue is the first. It is important to book a photographer that fits your style. Also, find one that has a good portfolio and is willing to share more of their work, full galleries, send referrals from previous clients, and someone who is willing to work with you.
*We take our jobs very seriously. We truly LOVE what we do and know that it's an honor to capture a couples wedding day. We work hard to further our education in all aspects of wedding photography. We also make an effort to get to know our couples. *
6. Go dress shopping // Wahoo! This is an exciting part. Invite a few of your closest friends and family that you'd want to take with you. Take photos! Enjoy this day.
7. Don't forget to truly enjoy this process. My wish for any couple is that they learn to slow down, don't stress the small stuff, and to remember the whole purpose of this planning. It's about you
and your fiance. It's about the two of you and your love.
It's really popular to have a farm house, have farm-inspired decor, and all of that- I love those things myself. This family is truly a farm family. I love that they allow me to capture them on their 100 + acres of land and family farm.
This was a special session for me. I grew up with Lexie and her two other sisters. We played sports together, had sleep overs, and spent many Halloween's together going through her parents "haunted" garage. I couldn't have been more excited to help document the memories building up to her wedding day and her wedding (which will come later).
Our original plan was to do an outdoor shoot at Berry College. That day decided to be 50 degrees and rained off an on, so we turned to option #2- not a lesser option either, just an indoor one that was PERFECT! We did her shoot at The Corner District Studio in Ballground, Ga. Here are a few from Lexie's Bridal Session! Enjoy :)
Hair + Make-up | Lindsey Bullard-Boyd at Jordan Scott Salon
Studio | The Corner District Studio 290
The mountains have always been one of our favorite places to visit. We were so excited when Jaime & Chris- a Florida couple, asked us to shoot their wedding in Scaly Mountain, North Carolina. Considering this fall has been more on the warm side, their wedding day felt like a perfect fall day. It was chilly and the leaves were beginning to really turn making this vineyard/mountain wedding breath taking.
The feel of their wedding day was laid back, calm, and sweet. Their ceremony was like a worship service with a cross in the center and songs of worship were played with guest joining in.
One thing that stood out past the gorgeous venue, couple, and perfect weather was the true and undeniable joy that the two of them had. It was contagious and inspiring! <3
Venue: Rose Hall
Hair & Make-up: Erin Ryser
Florist: Rose Hall
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Wedding Dress: A Formal Occasion
Cake: Convection Perfection
It was such pleasure to capture Anna & Nick's wedding day at Rose Hall in Dallas, Georgia. <3
I can not believe that I am sitting here writing Jessica and Jamison's wedding day blog. Time truly passes so quickly! It has been such a joy to work with them. There are three things that I have learned about Jessica and Jamison. They are hard working, kind hearted, and so sweet together as a couple. I could't be happier for them as they begin their life together as Mr. and Mrs. Daniels! Congratulations!!
Photography: Kristin Faye Photography- Kristin & Justin Dial
Venue: Whitlock Inn
Florist: Tiffany Culpepper
Dress: Tara Keely
Cake: The Yellow Cake Company
Invites: Write! Downtown
Hair/ Make-Up: Morgan Jones
Amanda is the kind of girl that has that certain kind of smile that is contagious. It makes you feel happy just seeing it. She also has this amazing group of friends that makes any girl wish she had them on their side. The Bridesmaids along with the Groom each wrote notes to Amanda, and put them in a super cute box. During the reading, there wasn't a dry eye around. One thing was evident, each girl had their own very special relationship with the bride!
One of my favorite parts from any wedding is after the first kiss, when the bride and groom go in for the big “we did it” hug! I love it! Keep scrolling to see:)
For several months the groom's mother and I had been preparing for Victoria + Cole's wedding on July 16th at the elegant Ritz Carlton Sandy Creek Barn located on Lake Oconee, Georgia. This lovely historic barn housed their wedding and guests with a true southern elegance. Beyond the details and gorgeous decor, their wedding day was so special because friends and family came from all over the United States to celebrate this couple, & I could definitely feel the love in the air! What a privilege to capture such beautiful moments!
Wedding Venue: Sandy Creek Barn
Planning + Coordinating: Susan Dial
Day of Coordinator: Suzanne Rankine
Photographer: Kristin Faye Photography
Florals: Designs by Kent
Catering: The Ritz Carlton
Cake: The Ritz Carlton
Hair & Make-up: Scoobie West & Co.
Invitations: Lindsey Whitten
These high school sweethearts got married July 2, 2011. Landon + Ansley decided to do a small ceremony at that time because he was in the Army and his brother was deployed at the time they got married. Exactly five years later, Landon + Ansley had their vow renewal in Adairsville, Georgia.
One of the things Landon + Ansley were looking forward to the most about their vow renewal was having all of their friends and family there to celebrate with them. One thing that stood out as a favorite part of their renewal day was that even though they still have a big ceremony, both Landon and Ansley were totally relaxed and were able to enjoy the entire day!
Barrette + Chase had a classic southern yet modern wedding in the heart of Cartersville, Georgia. Their day was filled with close friends and family by their side. Their ceremony took place at Barrette's family church, Sam Jones United Methodist. ( Check out their family tradition of the family shot on the front steps!)
Just down the road from the church, Barrette + Chase continued to celebrate their special day at the Booth Western Museum. From some of the finest catering in town to the best wedding band, their wedding night was a success! Check out a few pictures from their wedding day!
Details of Katie + Zach's wedding were charming and sweet. Family quilts from different generations covered pews from their Grandparents church. In lieu of a traditional wedding cake, pound cakes made by family members are what Katie + Zach shared with their guest. Their summer wedding was full of personal touches that made their day so special.
Katie + Robert
Somehow magical doesn’t seem enough of a word to describe the Atlanta wedding of Zara-Gray + Bradley Fouts. But magic was surely there – in the details, in the energy of the happy day, in the love between two people newly wed. From beginning to end it was a picturesque foray into the trappings of what makes fine art wedding photography into – well- fine art.
Following preparations in the bridal suite in Atlanta’s St. Regis Hotel, bridal portraits and an intimate first look between Zara-Gray and Bradley took place outdoors at the Hobbs family home, where lush landscape proved to be a gorgeous backdrop to Zara-Gray's delicate blush pink bouquet and Allure ballgown.
It was important to the bride and groom that they exchange vows outdoors, and so the ceremony and reception commenced atop Midtown Atlanta’s Peachtree Club, where serene open sky views were the perfect companion to the city’s bustle and glow below. Fresh peonies and floral arrangements in shades of pink and watermelon accented with snapdragons and palm leaves brought the bride’s vision to life. Tunes by DJ Foxylectro kept the party hopping while guests enjoyed fare by the Peachtree Club and wedding confections by The Frosted Pumpkin. Zara-Gray and Bradley celebrated well into the night alongside the happy smiles of family and friends, making memories to last a lifetime and longer.
Photography: Kristin Faye Photography | www.kristinfayephotography.com
Venue: The Peachtree Club | www.peachtreeclub.com
Hotel: St. Regis Hotel | stregisatlanta.com
Hair + Make-up: Erin Ryser | www.erinryser.com
Cake: The Frosted Pumpkin | www.frostedpumpkin.com
Florist: Carithers Flowers | www.carithers.com
DJ: Matthew Irwin " DJ Foxylectro"
Jewelry: Leon Mege | www.leonmege.com
Bridesmaids Dresses: Badgley Mischka | www.renttherunway.com
Groomsmen Attire: Theblacktux.com
Cookie Favors: Greta Rowe | https://www.facebook.com/monogramcookiesbygreta/
Brooke + Chris | Barnsley Resort in Adairsville, Georgia by Kristin Faye Photography
How Brooke + Chris met:
After meeting on Match.com, we started talking for a couple weeks over text. When we decided to meet for dinner and a movie, he was left thinking I didn't like him because I was really quiet. After the date, I sent him a text to say thanks for the date and he says he was shocked. He thought he would never hear from me again. He called the next day to ask me on a second date. My answer was "of course!".
Why Brooke + Chris choose Barnsley Resort:
I saw Barnsley on Pinterest and just thought it was beautiful. Chris and I had decided we wanted a "destination" wedding, but somewhere that would be really easy on our families to travel to. Once we visited Barnsley, we fell in love with it. It was the best decision. They were so great and easy to work with. They made my wedding weekend perfect.
Brooke's Favorite thing about Chris:
My favorite thing about Chris is his sense of humor. He can make me laugh harder than anyone on earth. Even when things are stressful, he can always lighten the mood and keep me smiling.
Chris's favorite thing about Brooke:
Her smile. (Haha, so I guess that's why he is always making me laugh-Brooke's side note!)
Their favorite thing about their wedding day:
We loved absolutely everything about our wedding day! Brooke: My favorite thing would probably be walking down the aisle. My niece did such an awesome job as flower girl and seeing Chris standing there smiling at me was such a beautiful moment. It was the perfect day.
Photography- Kristin Faye Photography -Kristin & Justin Dial
Venue- Barnsley Resort & Gardens http://www.barnsleyresort.com/
Flowers- Edge Design http://edgedesignatlanta.com/
Makeup- Brushworx http://www.brushworx.net/
Cake- Honeymoon Bakery http://honeymoonbakery.com/
Rings and Bridal Jewelry- Levys Fine Jewelry
Music- Celebration String Quartet http://www.celebrationstringquartet.com/Celebration_String_Quartet/About_Us.html
Cruz Rhett Bray
Born 4.13.16 at 10:04 PM
At 20 weeks the doctors noticed that Baby Cruz had fluid on his heart and was sent a perinatologist. At 26 weeks, the Bray family was sent to a cardiac specialist where Baby Cruz was suspected to have a heart defect. At 32 weeks, Baby Cruz was suspected to have coarctation of the aorta and would have to have surgery immediately after birth.
The day of delivery he had an echo test immediately after birth where it was confirmed that he had the coarctation of the aorta and they began prostaglandin to keep his heart valve open. We were told he would be transferred the next day to Children's at Egleston Pediatric Hospital where he would have surgery. The next day when we arrived to Egleston, the doctor did another echo on him. This time things were different. The echo was showing that the coarctation had somehow went away and was NO LONGER SHOWING UP on the scan. Baby Cruz and his parents stayed at Egleston for 6 days and while the doctors ran multiple scans and did blood work multiple times. Six days later, Baby Cruz and his parent were released to go home!
From Cruz's Mommy: My favorite thing about being a mom so far is feeling the love he has for me by either his little hand holding my shirt or hair while he's eating, me looking down and he's just staring at me or while he's crying and I start singing and he stops.
From Cruz's Daddy: My favorite thing about being a Dad is watching him change and grow everyday. (Mom's note about Daddy: He loves when Cruz gives him a side smile and the fact that people say how much they look alike.)