Lindsay & Josh | Chateau Elan Wedding Athens Atlanta Georgia Photographer

Lindsay & Josh met in October of 2014 and just tied the knot at the stunning Chateau Elan.  They had an intimate ceremony with close family in the Bordeaux Room of the Winery, and then we ventured outside for romantic photos in the vineyard.  This was my first time photographing at Chateau Elan, and it was even more dreamy than I had expected!  The property is vast and provides numerous fantastic photo backdrops (including great indoor options if raining!).

I woke up on the morning of Lindsay & Josh’s wedding to one of the worst weather forecasts I’ve ever seen on a wedding day… 100% chance of thunderstorms, and it didn’t appear likely to let up at any point.  I knew this meant that they’d be moving their ceremony inside, but I immediately began praying for a break in the clouds so that we could at least take a few outdoor portraits.  When Lindsay first contacted me, she expressed that she was most excited about the photos in the vineyard of her & Josh, so I was determined to make those photos happen, rain or shine.  Along with lots of prayer, I prepared by packing umbrellas (large ones, clear photogenic ones, etc.) and rain gear for my camera.  I was thrilled that Lindsay was an adventurous bride and had already told me she’d be up for braving inclement weather.

On my way to the wedding, I drove through intense rain & thunder.  However, when I stepped out of the car at the venue, it was completely clear.  And for the remainder of the event, I didn’t see a single drop of rain!  I am so thrilled that Lindsay got the vineyard photos she wanted, and I am in love with how all of these turned out!  She & Josh were so fun and laid-back during the entire day, and I’m grateful that they trusted me to capture the special occasion.

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Claire Diana

Photographer at Claire Diana Photography
Claire Diana Photography is a wedding photographer located in Athens & Atlanta Georgia but available worldwide.She specializes in weddings, engagements, & senior photography, and her images are bright, timeless, & emotional. Claire Diana is also a dog person, sunlight chaser, big dreamer, and Reese's cups lover.
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