Downtown Atlanta Engagement Shoot

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!

 

 

 

Lexie's Bridal Session at The Corner District Studio

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

 

Chris & Jaime's Vineyard Wedding at High Holly

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

Jessica & Jamison's Downtown Marietta Wedding

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  

Hotel: Marietta Hotel & Conference Center

Venue: Whitlock Inn

Florist: Tiffany Culpepper 

Dress: Tara Keely

Cake: The Yellow Cake Company 

Invites: Write! Downtown 

Hair/ Make-Up: Morgan Jones

 

 

 

 

 

Lee & Amanda's Wedding at Grand Oaks in Cartersville, Ga

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:)

 

Victoria & Cole's Southern Wedding at Sandy Creek Barn

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

DJ: Lethal Rhythms Entertainment

Hair & Make-up: Scoobie West & Co. 

Invitations: Lindsey Whitten

Landon + Ansley's 5 Year Vow Renewal

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's Wedding in Cartersville, Georgia

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! 

A Charming Backyard Georgia Wedding

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. 

An Elegant Georgia Wedding at The Peachtree Club

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.  

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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/

 

 

 

 

 

Georgia Destination Wedding at Barnsley Resort

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
http://levysfinejewelry.com/

Music- Celebration String Quartet http://www.celebrationstringquartet.com/Celebration_String_Quartet/About_Us.html

 

Little Miracle Baby Cruz

Cruz Rhett Bray

Born 4.13.16 at 10:04 PM

His Story.

 

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.)

Kennesaw State University Senior Session

Before the session, I sent a quick picture to my friend who use to walk from class to class with me. It was just an image of the courtyard and nothing more. A place that you visit so frequently and get to know so well, is one that you'll never forget- along with friends that you'll always remember. This session at mine and my friends alma mater was for a graduating senior at Kennesaw State University, Cortney Armstrong. On May 11th, she graduated from KSU with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. Congratulations, Cortney! 

To see all of the images from this session check out: kristinfayephotography.pass.us/cas

Engagement Session in Atlanta at Piedmont Park

Last week, Justin and I met up with Barrette and Chase at Piedmont Park for their engagement session. We had to walk across the field to meet them at one of the Red Flags. Funny story about that… So, Justin and I are have could either walk along the sidewalk which would have taken forever or we could walk through the middle of the wide open field. If you are from Georgia, you know how much it rained last week. A LOT. Of course we decided to walk through the middle of the field. Everything was great until we got to the middle and realized that it was thick mud and we were slipping  and trying to get through without messing up too much of the grass. We eventually make it through. Once we get to the other side, we see a sign explaining what the red flag meant.. "Don't go on the field." Know we know ;) 

We are really excited about having the opportunity to do Barrette and Chase's engagement and wedding pictures! It is clear that there is a lot of love and laughter in their relationship. <3 

 

Adairsville High School Senior Portraits by Kristin Faye Photography

Cori Ray is a senior at Adairsville High School. Her senior session had been in the books for a while. I wanted her shoot to have a variety of looks including different locations and textures. 

 

As the last half of her senior approaches, I know the thought of how much would change has been on her mind. Reminiscing on her year, I asked her what one of her favorite things about school was. One of her favorite things is the family that she gained through playing sports. I know how true this is. Through high school sports and college golf, I gained lifelong friends that feel like family! 

After high school, Cori plans to go to college and major in business marketing. As a business owner, I believe she is choosing a perfect major. There is so much that you can do with that degree.

My personal note to Cori: I hope & pray that you find happiness in life. Life's journey may take you different paths than you have planned and if it does, it will be OK. Learn as much as you can, make a lot memories, and take time for your family. Time truly does go by so quickly. Document time and a lot of pictures! Congratulations on graduating! I know your family is so proud of you!! <3 Kristin


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