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Shruti + Nilesh

We just got to spend the most amazing Labor Day weekend in Greenville, SC at the wedding of this crazy cute couple. (That’s crazy-cute, btw, not like crazy!! dotdotdot and cute. You know… just… for the record 😉 ).
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They really are so much fun, both so friendly and funny, laughing alllll the time. And, have I mentioned, brilliant? There is seriously a whole lotta brain between these two! So these photos are from their engagement shoot where we spent the morning wandering around Atlanta, focusing a lot of our time on the Georgia Tech campus where they met.
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This just may have set the record for our longest engagement session ever. (Luckily, we started it off right with a box of the amaaazing specialty doughnuts from Sublime Doughnuts. If you haven’t been, and live anywhere near Atlanta, go, and go now. And get the sweet potato doughnut. Trust me. Brown sugar, cream cheese heaven. Heaven!!!) Aaaand. Back to Shruti & Nilesh’s love.
It was so hard to wrap up this shoot because, aside from these two being such a ridiculously good looking couple, not to mention down for all the crazy pose ideas we wanted to try, they’re just so much fun to be around… as I’m sure their 10 groomsmen/bridesmaids each, in addition to the hundreds more adoring friends and family members who attended the wedding this weekend would gladly attest to.

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You guys are seriously adorable.
Thanks so much for trusting us with your photos and for inviting us along for your incredible celebration. We can’t even begin to tell you how much fun we had, and how incredibly welcoming and friendly both of your families are. It was truly an awesome weekend. We wish you two all the very best. Now that the big part is done, kick back, relax and have a blast on your honeymoon!

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P.S. Did you notice we’re trying out our new logo (giant thanks to Erin Harden for all your long, hard work and patience with our indecisiveness!)– what do you guys think???

Sarah + Jason

Apartment hunting and moving are never fun. (Erin Interjects!: Can I second that? I don’t think I can even articulate just how seriously it’s never, ever fun.) It equates to countless hours of packing and then comes the dreaded moving day where you do anything in your power to cajole your friends to participate and ease the heartache a little. (Erin Interjects! again: Unless you just pay professionals… which is my practice… which still doesn’t ease the heartache of packing… so I think that takes us right back to the inevitable heartache.)

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EXCEPT ….when you’re in love. (Erin Interjects!: Awwww. Sweeeeet.) Moving into a new place with the one you love serves as a whole new experience, putting a much more positive spin on such a dreaded activity. Seemingly futile efforts at finding the right place become fun topics of conversation, the long dreadful hours of packing are made more enjoyable by spending more time with the one you love, and moving day is no longer painful but an arduous task promising fruitful surprises right after it’s all done. (Erin Interjects!: Um. I’m going to say moving still stinks? But maybe it’s slightly better… but…? No? Too Negative Nancy? Sorry, forget I said that! Moral of the story, Sarah & Jason moved in together, into an adorable new apartment, and once they were mostly settled in, we stopped by to document them in their first home together!)

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Sarah and Jason are two of our favorite people in this world. They are both so funny, quirky, incredibly loving and completely full of life. (Can we do Erin Interjects! again?: Also, Sarah, being an expert thrifter, decorated their 1930’s Virginia Highlands apartment with such adorable, colorful, artistic touches. I really wish I had that skill. Sarah, when you start giving thrifting classes, sign me up first, please!) The apartment echoes their personalities as soon as you walk in the door.

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We started off the shoot inside trying to capture the couple and their furry friend in some goofy, unique poses. (Erin Interjects!: We always laugh a lot with our couples, but with these guys, it was non-stop. They were non-stop! Trying to capture them in any position was next to impossible, as they would only stop moving and laughing for a split second before they were striking some crazy new pose… for another split-second. Not that I’m complaining, it’s an awesome challenge to have!)

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When we moved outside, we were fighting the dying light. Their spontaneity, along with the dying light, made it hard to capture crisp photos, and proved to us why you never take your eyes away… even for a millisecond.
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Even so, this was one of the most colorful shoots we have had in terms of location, clothing and personalities. Seriously, you guys rock!

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Saras + Paawan

This shoot was nostalgic to myself and our couple because we went back to Southern Poly. Many may not know this, but Pawaan and I actually go waaaaaaay back. I would almost call us diaper friends. (Editor’s note [i.e. Erin here]: You guys wore diapers in college?? Come on. 🙂 Continue, please…) So Saras, you may win his love but I win the battle of whohasknownhimthelongest.
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This was also a special shoot for us because it was our first studio photo shoot. We started off in the studio capturing Saras adorned in a stunning  Indian saree and beautiful jewelry.

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Following a successful studio session, the SPSU campus was another stage to be conquered. We drew inspiration from nostalgic memories, and their love served as an ever-present muse.

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The casual attire brought out another side of the couple’s personalities, which, tag-teaming with the amazing sunset glow, set the mood for some phenomenal pictures.
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Loved the shoot guys and can’t wait for the wedding!!

Oba, Audrey & Turner (and more!)

This post has been a long time in the making! I made my second visit to Mobile this April. This time it was to celebrate a very special day for Oba. She is one special person and she dared to think we would miss her Freemasons event!! Impossible!

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Most of the first morning there, I spent watching the awesome Indian team winning the cricket world cup.  Later, we had a photoshoot with Audrey, Turner and Granny at the Mobile Botanical Gardens.  Do I need to say more here? This was just freaking awesome! The kids had a blast and we snapped a few shots every now and then, when they stopped for a rare breath of air from the usual screaming fun filled banter.
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The hot weather quickly exhausted them and set the mood for Oba’s fun filled event where I tried to muster up enough courage to teach the Bollywood ways through an Indian rendition of Pretty Woman.
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I must say the day had a perfect ending with one of the best dinners at Felix’s. The food was beyond amazing, but hanging out with perfect company really has no comparison.

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The next day we went over to the house for some family time and lazied out in the yard most of the day before we headed back to Atlanta.
Mobile better be ready for another dose of Bollywood beats, crazy afternoons outside and another fun filled trip from fun loving Georgians.
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Hannah + Shawn

I’ve know Hannah and her family for more years than I can even count. (Well, I can count, but I can’t actually remember how long it’s been. Maybe something like 20 years?) They are easily some of my favorite people… ever.
They’re one of those families you can just feel the love oozing out of, you know?  And the laughs are just as abundant? Just what family’s all about.
From the looks of things, Shawn fits in juuust fine.

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We scheduled this session for one evening, completely unprepared for the off & on (insane) spring downpours that came out of nowhere just a couple of hours before the shoot. Luckily, Hannah & Shawn were amazing, go-with-the-flow champs.
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We tried to get as many shots in as we could before the clouds dumped again.
All in all, I think we did alright…
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We wrapped it up with a little impromptu railroad fun just as the rain drops started again…
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We can’t wait for the wedding, guys! Thanks so much for showing off your best poses for us, it was so much fun!

The Griers: Julie, Adam, Jackson & Connor

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Racing games, hide and seek, upside down smiles, children frozen in mid-flight, the beautiful Oglethorpe campus, plus the two amazing parents were all highlights of this shoot.
Julie and her family are not only super photogenic, but pure fun to be around.
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The youngest, Connor, was a little shy in the beginning, but warmed up and owned the camera towards the end.
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He was probably just waiting for his older brother, Jackson, to wear himself out.
However…
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…as we soon realized (and as Julie and Adam already well knew) these kids are on full throttle, all the time.
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Both Adam and Julie, having worked on campus in the past, knew it well and took us to all the right spots, while the kids took care of the rest, resulting in some awesome experiences (and fun pictures!) which we can only hope to repeat with future families.
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We left this photoshoot wishing it had never ended. Thanks so much Julie and Adam for letting us take your pictures and thanks Jackson and Connor for giving us pictures that are going to keep us laughing for a long time coming.
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