Camille & Cole | AFUMC Wedding
Athens Georgia GA Wedding Photographer

April 14, 2016

Camille & Cole met in February 2013 at a church function at Ten Pins Tavern… Cole went up to reset Camille’s bowling pins during her turn, and the rest is history!  Camille had always told her mom she’d meet her future husband through their church, Athens First United Methodist Church.  She was correct, and on April 2, 2016 they said their vows at the place that brought them together.  This was the biggest wedding I’ve ever photographed, as the entire sanctuary was packed to the last pew of family & friends celebrating this sweet couple.

Camille & Cole got ready at AFUMC and shared their First Look in the sanctuary.  After the ceremony, they traveled to the Athens Country Club for their reception.  I love how Camille & Cole included so many unique touches to their day… Artist Jamie Calkin live-painted the ceremony & reception, pianist Janis Maxwell entertained guests while they mingled, and Hairy Dawg even made an appearance!  Tons of fun was had by all, and I love the photos my team captured throughout the day.

Most of all, I loved working with this couple throughout the entire wedding process.  Their love for each other is inspiring, and their story is a testament of God’s goodness.  Camille was one of those brides who contacted me often — sometimes to ask a question, sometimes to keep me updated on wedding things, & sometimes just to send me sweet words of encouragement.  Hearing from her was always a highlight of my day, as she always radiated kindness & positivity.  Her bridal portrait session fell on the one day Athens saw snow flurries, which might normally scare a bride into rescheduling, but Camille braved the *freezing cold* like a champ.  She also braved the strong gusting winds on the wedding day in order to get some final “golden hour” shots on the golf course, despite her cathedral-length veil trying to take off like a kite in the wind.

Thank you, Camille & Cole, for being such a joy to work with & for trusting me to capture these precious memories for you.  And a big thanks to all of the amazing vendors/professionals who came together to make this day so incredible:

Ceremony Venue: Athens First United Methodist Church  ||  Reception Venue: Athens Country Club  ||  Bride’s Dress: I Do, I Do Bridal Boutique (Stella York)  ||  Invitations & Programs: Plain Jane Designs  ||  Bride’s Shoes: Menbur  ||  Hair: Emporium Salon  ||  Makeup: Mary Kay (Mary Evans)  ||  Bridesmaid Dresses: I Do, I Do Bridal Boutique (Alfred Sung)  ||  Flower Girl Dress: Janie and Jack  ||  Rings: Chandlee Jewelers  ||  Men’s Wear: Perno’s Formal Wear  ||  Caterer: Athens Country Club  ||  Cake: Cecelia Villaveces  ||  Pianist: Janis Maxwell  ||  Ceremony Florist: Southern Touch Flowers  ||  Reception Florist: Athens Country Club (Brett Glenn)  ||  Videographer: 11 Squared Films  ||  Artist: Jamie Calkin  ||  Photographer: Claire Diana Photographyathens first united methodist churchemporium hair salon athens gahair makeup bride athens gaathens afumc weddingathens first united methodist churchsouthern touch wedding flowersathens wedding dress photographerathens church wedding photosafumc getting ready brideathens first united methodistathens country club weddingclassic city wedding athensathens ga wedding detailslove wedding photos athenswedding athens georgia photographerathens first united methodist weddingathens wedding photographergeorgia wedding photographerathens groom wedding photosathens country club weddingathens atlanta ga weddingchurch wedding atlanta georgiaathens atlanta georgia weddinggroom wedding bowtie photosatlanta wedding photographerwedding athens gawedding details athens gapiano wedding rings photosfirst look athens georgia weddingfirst look athens ga weddingatlanta wedding candid photosafumc wedding athens gaathens first united methodist weddingchurch wedding athens georgiawedding photos atl photographerchurch wedding atlanta georgiaathens atlanta wedding photosbridesmaids athens firstathens first united methodistafumc wedding georgiaafumc downtown athens gaathens bridal party churchatl atlanta athens georgia weddingathens georgia wedding partyspring wedding photosnavy bridal party athens gachurch first united weddingafumc church weddingathens ga weddingathens georgia ga weddingspring wedding athens georgiageorgia wedding photographer springblue navy georgia weddingdowntown athens wedding photographeruniversity of georgia weddinggroomsmen downtown athens gadowntown athens wedding photosatlanta georgia weddingwedding photos athens georgiaatl wedding photographerathens atlanta ga weddingathens wedding photographerwedding photographer atlantawedding photos love momentsgeorgia wedding photographersavannah wedding photographerathens afumc church weddingfather daughter wedding photosathens first united methodistpainter jaime athens weddingafumc wedding church photosathens first united methodist weddingathens wedding painter jaimewedding athens first unitedwedding church athens gaathens wedding bridal partywedding photographer athens gacandid moment wedding photographerathens country club weddingcoke wedding photographerwedding cakes georgiauniversity of georgia weddingcake wedding photos athensathens country club weddingred black uga wedding hairy dawgjaime wedding painterhairy dawg uga georgia weddingathens country club weddingacc wedding athens countrycountry club athens ga weddingathens georgia wedding countryathens country club golf course