Sometimes as creatives we forget to feed our souls with things that make us feel like we are flying. I did this to myself. Got into a creative rut. I needed to feel like I was flying again. This session here 1000% fueled every dimly lit fire that was almost extinct.
Caroline and Kevin have been friends of mine for a few years now. Caroline is a wedding photographer along with her bestie Katie in Atlanta. Kevin is a tennis player and the newest tennis coach at Georgia Tech. They have been the kindest, warmest, and easiest people to get to know. Caroline told me their second anniversary was coming up. I jumped for joy when she asked me to help them celebrate with the session of her dreams. We were not going to let the rain keep us from creating something beautiful.
The planning began with a few mood boards and location ideas. I knew the minute I saw these I was going to be saying yes to everything Caroline asked me to do. I started calling this day YES day. If she asked I immediately said yes to all her requests. The primary location on our mood boards seemed fictional. Caroline had searched and asked around for a few days and nothing was turning up. It did make me sad to hear the disappointment in her voice. There is one thing I have picked up over the years of shooting is using Google Maps to find amazing locations. Thankfully after about 3 hours of sleuthing over Google Maps and messaging a few people… I FOUND IT! The exact location on the mood board!💪🏻🙌🏻🍾
We decided to meet in Atlanta for a few images at location number one. Sadly there was a big event going on and we had to quickly come up with a plan B. The location change becomes the Jackson Street Bridge in Atlanta with those dreamy skyline views. We took few shots in that area before moving on to Ellijay, Georgia for the rest of the session.
I have to thank Caroline and Kevin both for just rolling with the crazy ideas. They continued the session on into the rain and in the dark. Proving that giving the chance every session can be magical. This was everything a creative girl like me needed and more.