Engaged | Sophia & Alphonso

Happy Thursday, Ya’ll!

I am currently on my way to Jamaica to photograph the beautiful wedding of Sophia and Alphonso! In honor of their wedding day, I want to show you some of my favorites from their engagement session in Miami!

Sophia and Alphonso wanted to have their engagement session at a location that would set the mood and excitement to be wed on an exotic island! What better way to display your love than being on the beach! Personalizing your engagement session is key to setting the tone for your wedding day! Especially if you plan to use the images for save the dates or even have them displayed throughout your wedding ceremony/reception space.

If you missed their sweet proposal story – You can check it out HERE.

Enjoy!

 

Miami Wedding Photographer - Beach Engagement - Janelle C Photography_002
Miami Wedding Photographer - Beach Engagement - Janelle C Photography_001
Miami Wedding Photographer - Beach Engagement - Janelle C Photography_004
Miami Wedding Photographer - Beach Engagement - Janelle C Photography_003
Miami Wedding Photographer - Beach Engagement - Janelle C Photography_005
Miami Wedding Photographer - Beach Engagement - Janelle C Photography_006
Miami Wedding Photographer - Beach Engagement - Janelle C Photography_007
Miami Wedding Photographer - Beach Engagement - Janelle C Photography_008
Miami Wedding Photographer - Beach Engagement - Janelle C Photography_011
Miami Wedding Photographer - Beach Engagement - Janelle C Photography_009
Miami Wedding Photographer - Beach Engagement - Janelle C Photography_010

Share on FacebookTweet LinkPin on Pinterest69,109,97,105,108,32,77,101eM liamE

Proposal | Sophia & Alphonso

Sophia, Alphonso and I go way back. Like when I first moved to Atlanta in 2011 and was starting out in photography and asked them to do a portrait session with me — way back – Click HERE for their session with me (::cringe:: Talk about growth! – haha):)

Sophia and I go back even further — like back in high school (sweet memories).

The love of Sophia and Alphonso authentically beautiful from when I first met them to now. You can tell Alphonso really loved Sophia and wanted to give her the world! Their proposal story began back in July of 2016 when Alphonso contacted me and told me he want to propose to Sophia. I told him I am all for it! Fast forward to December 2016 Alphonso was ready to make it happen! So being that I have photographed them in the past, Alphonso made it seem that they were getting ready to do an updated portrait session with me. So we roamed around Atlanta Botanical Gardens and did a beautiful portrait session throughout the garden. Even though it was so cold – they handled it like champs!

After we made it half way through the garden Alphonso found a quiet bench to take another photo. He started off by saying “Best Friend…” and the rest is history.

Their engagement story was featured on How He Asked. To read more details of how the day went from Sophia’s eyes – click HERE.

I am so blessed to photograph their engagement session in Miami and wedding which will be this FRIDAY in JAMAICA!!!!!!

Check back tomorrow for their engagement session post!

Atlanta Engagement Photographer - Atlanta Botanical Gardens - 013
Atlanta Engagement Photographer - Atlanta Botanical Gardens - 014
Atlanta Engagement Photographer - Atlanta Botanical Gardens _015
Atlanta Engagement Photographer - Atlanta Botanical Gardens _016
Atlanta Engagement Photographer - Atlanta Botanical Gardens _017
Atlanta Engagement Photographer - Atlanta Botanical Gardens _018
Atlanta Engagement Photographer - Atlanta Botanical Gardens _019
Atlanta Engagement Photographer - Atlanta Botanical Gardens - janelle c photography_020
Atlanta Engagement Photographer - Atlanta Botanical Gardens - janelle c photography_021
Atlanta Engagement Photographer - Atlanta Botanical Gardens - janelle c photography_022
Atlanta Engagement Photographer - Atlanta Botanical Gardens - janelle c photography_023
Atlanta Engagement Photographer - Atlanta Botanical Gardens - janelle c photography_024
Atlanta Engagement Photographer - Atlanta Botanical Gardens - janelle c photography_025

The moment when Sophia realized why I was really there! Priceless!!!:)

 

Atlanta Engagement Photographer - Atlanta Botanical Gardens - janelle c photography_026

 

How gorgeous is this ring!?

Atlanta Engagement Photographer - Atlanta Botanical Gardens - janelle c photography_027
Atlanta Engagement Photographer - Atlanta Botanical Gardens - janelle c photography_028
Atlanta Engagement Photographer - Atlanta Botanical Gardens - janelle c photography_029
Atlanta Engagement Photographer - Atlanta Botanical Gardens - janelle c photography_031
Atlanta Engagement Photographer - Atlanta Botanical Gardens - janelle c photography_030
Atlanta Engagement Photographer - Atlanta Botanical Gardens - janelle c photography_032

 

Congrats again Sophia and Alphonso!!!!

Atlanta Engagement Photographer - Atlanta Botanical Gardens - janelle c photography_033

 

Share on FacebookTweet LinkPin on Pinterest69,109,97,105,108,32,77,101eM liamE

Pamela & Prince | Chicago, Illinois Engagement Session

Happy Tuesday, Folks! (…and Happy Halloween!)

I am currently preparing to travel to Chicago this weekend to shoot this fabulous wedding planned by Keosha with Eventual Concepts!!! Pamela & Prince are such a sweet couple and I had the amazing opportunity to fly to Chicago to photograph their engagement session earlier this year. It was sooooo cold – but it was worth it!

I absolutely love it when my clients choose a location that means so much to them for their engagement session! Prince proposed to Pamela at the Cooper’s Hawk Winery and that is where we started with our session! The winery was so romantic and they even gifted us wine’s to go! How amazing was that?!!!!

We then moved to the hotel where their wedding will take place – Hotel Arista! The venue is so gorgeous – but since it was chilly outside it was only right to warm up with a nice warm blanket, a warm drink, and chocolate (by Penthouse Sweets!)!

Pamela & Prince I look forward to documenting and celebrating with you this weekend!!! Can’t wait!

Chicago Illinois wedding photographer - Chicago best wedding photographer - janelle c photography_001
Chicago Illinois wedding photographer - Chicago best wedding photographer - janelle c photography_002
Chicago Illinois wedding photographer - Chicago best wedding photographer - janelle c photography_004
Chicago Illinois wedding photographer - Chicago best wedding photographer - janelle c photography_003
Chicago Illinois wedding photographer - Chicago best wedding photographer - janelle c photography_005
Chicago Illinois wedding photographer - Chicago best wedding photographer - janelle c photography_006
Chicago Illinois wedding photographer - Chicago best wedding photographer - janelle c photography_007
Chicago Illinois wedding photographer - Chicago best wedding photographer - janelle c photography_008
Chicago Illinois wedding photographer - Chicago best wedding photographer - janelle c photography_009
Chicago Illinois wedding photographer - Chicago best wedding photographer - janelle c photography_012
Chicago Illinois wedding photographer - Chicago best wedding photographer - janelle c photography_011
Chicago Illinois wedding photographer - Chicago best wedding photographer - janelle c photography_010

Share on FacebookTweet LinkPin on Pinterest69,109,97,105,108,32,77,101eM liamE

Married | Marketta & Ray

Their wedding day was absolutely remarkable. Everything from the beginning to end was flawless.  Marketta and Ray got married at The Estate venue in Atlanta, Georgia. Marketta was the absolutely Southern Bell bride and Ray was the ultimate gentleman who is fun-loving and, of course, was happy to give Marketta what she wanted on her wedding day. When I met these two during our consultation (before they booked me), I knew this couple was the one for me! Their wedding was an absolute dream and was also perfectly coordinated by Jan with LaFete Weddings & Events!

Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_004
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_003
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_006
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_005
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_007
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_008
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_061

 

How gorgeous was this bridal room!? I love a getting ready room with good light!

Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_053
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_025
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_059
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_060
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_030
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_031
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_050
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_049
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_048
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_020
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_023
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_021
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_024
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_047
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_029

Bridal portraits before the ceremony are my Fave!

Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_028
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_035
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_027
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_026
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_032
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_041
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_042

Marketta and Ray decided to go a first look prior to ceremony! This is such a great way get more photos throughout the day! I just love their expressions as they saw each other for the first time.

Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_013
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_014
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_015
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_012
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_016
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_018
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_022
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_017
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_034
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_033
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_011
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_038
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_056
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_051
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_062

I love it when the bride and groom mom’s come together!

Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_054

Not going to lie – but this photo went viral on instagram (of course it was taken around when Beyonce’s Formation had just came out)….:)

Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_052
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_040
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_069
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_064
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_067
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_065
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_063
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_066
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_009
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_036
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_057
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_037

We had a surprise performance from Chauncey Black from BlackStreet!

Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_044

Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_043
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_055
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_046
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_045
Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_058

Congrats again Marketta & Ray!!!

 

Atlanta Georgia wedding photographer - atlanta best wedding photographer - the estate wedding - janelle c photography_068

Share on FacebookTweet LinkPin on Pinterest69,109,97,105,108,32,77,101eM liamE