Nicole & Daniel | Farm at High Shoals
Atlanta Athens Georgia Wedding Photographer

October 18, 2016

“Life goes on and this moment is gone and that moment is gone. But photography steps in and says not this one. This moment stays.” — Mary Marantz.  There were so many amazing moments during Nicole & Daniel’s wedding day, and I feel honored to have been entrusted to document and preserve these moments so that they can look back, remember, and relive them for generations.  

From the moment I met Nicole & Daniel, I knew they were a couple I wanted to work with.  They both exude kindness & generosity, and you just can’t help but smile when you hear them talk and watch the way they interact with each other.  They put their complete trust in me & my services from the very beginning, and I captured some of my favorite photos to date on their big day.

Their wedding at The Farm at High Shoals kept me smiling from ear to ear.  I still can’t look at certain pictures without becoming teary-eyed.  I swooned over the way they looked at each other for the first time during their intimate first look… and the way Daniel got choked up while saying his vows… and how they surprised everyone with the most impressive choreographed ballroom dance at the reception (after taking lessons for months!).  Their love for each other is overflowing, and their wedding day really was a dream.

Nicole & Daniel are the first couple to get married directly in front of the Villa, and I loved how beautiful the stone mansion and wooden doors looked in the background.  They took photos in the vineyard and then danced the night away in the Stables, which was transformed into one of the most elegant reception spaces I’ve seen.  I couldn’t be happier that God brought this couple together through an internship at CVS, and I can’t wait to see where life takes these pharmacists as husband and wife.

Thanks to the AMAZING vendors who helped make Nicole & Daniel’s dream day come to life:

Venue: The Farm at High Shoals  ||  Planner: Morgan Hall  ||  Hair & Makeup: Danah Bufford  ||  Bride’s Dress: J. Andrew’s Bridal & Formal  ||  Bride’s Shoes: Nina New York  ||  Bridal Party Dresses: Wedding Angels Bridal Boutique  ||  Rings: Shane Co.  ||  Mens’ Wear: Savvi Formal Wear  ||  DJ: D Street Entertainment  ||  Florist: JL Designs  ||  Caterer: Trumps Catering  ||  Invitations: Athens Printing Company  ||  Cake: Confection Perfection  ||  Videographer: Cinema Weddings  ||  Rentals: Oconee Events  ||  Linens: BBJ Linens  || Ceremony Music: Classic City Strings  ||  Golf Carts: Fat Boy Carts  ||  Pre-Wedding Pest Control: American Pest Control

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