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12:48 am

It’s always been a known landmark in Atlanta, and with the upcoming release of the next Hunger Games film it is sure to gain some new publicity and notoriety.  Nevertheless it is a beautiful location and the perfect backdrop for Madison and Brian’s engagement session, but we can’t take credit for picking out the Swan House.  That credit goes to the beautiful bride-to-be Madison.  Beautiful, sweet and clearly with great taste we can’t wait to be a part of her and Brian’s Primrose Cottage wedding next spring.

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Hoping everyone had a beautiful long weekend,

-Robert & Tiffany

3:54 pm

We tried to foresee as best we could and plan accordingly, and when we found out we were expecting a little one in September it was perfect alignment that our last summer wedding was August 10th.  We knew if we made it to August 11th we’d have a few weeks to domesticate, stock up and get ready for the real work to begin, and though we were looking forward to this time to organize and prepare hanging out with the stunning Kim and Brian tugged at our hearts and reminded us just how much we love what we do.  Celebrated at the lovely Kimball Hall, Kim and Brian’s wedding was the perfect mix of beautiful romance and irresistible joy, and we were lucky enough to capture it.  Kim and Brian…thank you for your warmth, generous spirit, and for allowing us to be a part of this special moment in your lives.

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-Robert & Tiffany

3:27 pm

It’s not the first time this summer we’ve been caught off guard by the rain.  Camera under my shirt the two of us stood pressed up under the trees. A hundred yards of open field between us and the car we patiently waited and hoped this would pass before Ariel and Jake arrived.  Gray skies and daily thunderstorms seem to be the new norm in the south, but in between there always seems to be a pocket of sun, and today was no different. As the rain turned to mist and eventually passed we made our way back through the field as Ariel and Jake arrived.  The weather may not always be ideal, but it’s amazing how a good sense of humor and grateful personality can make any situation a joy.  As much as we try to remember this mind set, Ariel and Jake seem to have it naturally radiate out of them.  The joy and happiness these two radiate around each other is contagious, and we cannot wait to capture what is sure to be a gorgeous Founder’s Hall wedding next spring.

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-Robert & Tiffany

1:47 pm

Walking up the porch steps to Kimball Hall is like walking in our own front door.  It simply feels like coming home.  Perhaps it’s the number of times we’ve been able to work at this beautiful venue, or perhaps it’s Julie’s sweet way of saying “hi darling” every time she sees us.  It may simply be that we have a special place in our hearts for Kimball ever since we celebrated our own wedding reception here.  This leads to a huge benefit when we step back through the doors at Kimball.  We know how the day tends to flow, where the light will fall, and what back up locations work if our first choice becomes unavailable.  Now there is no harsher critic of our work then us, and with that being the case we always strive to find a unique and creative way to capture the day at Kimball, but as we stood on the back lawn laughing and talking with Samantha I realized that the originality and uniqueness we are striving for isn’t always to be captured by the composition and layers in our shot.  The beautiful originality we are looking for comes from slowing down and capturing the true joy in our couples as they smile and celebrate this very special day.

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-Robert & Tiffany

7:36 am

We had a wonderful time capturing the love between these two and cannot wait to share more, but here is a sneak peek of Kim and Brian’s beautiful Kimball Hall wedding.

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-Robert & Tiffany

3:55 am

As we pulled out of the parking lot we both sat with smiles plastered across our faces.  The banter and quick handed jokes that were exchanged moments ago kept up as we pulled back onto the road.  We were leaving what was in our eyes a great meeting, but it didn’t feel like a meeting….and that is for us what made it so great.  We believe strongly in always presenting ourselves in a professional manner, but as a service based business we feel a strong passion to deliver a wonderful experience, and that means building an environment of trust and relaxation…and this usually means a lot of laughter.  For us this starts from the time a bride (or groom) first contacts us.  If you didn’t know, Tiff handles all e-mail correspondences with our brides, and she does an amazing job at it.  Her attention to detail, unbelievable time management, and..most important..trust she builds with our brides allow every couple to know they are going to be taken care of.

We like to meet with a potential couple whenever possible because we want to know that we will be as good a fit for them as they will be for us.  We advocate it all the time, but we believe the experience the photographer brings to your wedding day is as important as the final image.  On a wedding day the bride will spend more time with her photographers then with her groom-to-be, so it’s important that there is a sense of compatibility.  We approach a meeting like a first date.  We want to talk about you, your story, your likes and dislikes, what makes you two laugh.  We’re sure you have questions for us, but we would much rather build a rapport and spend thirty minutes getting to know more about the two of you and your needs then rattle on about our gear…though I do love talking shop.

Since we prefer spending our meetings like this we thought we’d throw out some common questions and random facts about the two of us.

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1) Nikon or Canon?  We shoot Nikon.  Why?  This one is easy.  I come from a background in film & video production, and had two Nikon lenses that I used in the video world.  Walla!  When Tiff wanted to get in to photography I already had two prime lenses ready and waiting, so her first camera body was a Nikon D40.  We’ve since upgraded, sold and upgraded again, but throughout we’re still Nikon.

2) Do you both shoot?  We have shot every wedding together.  We don’t have a designated layout of first shooter, second shooter roles, but after enough weddings together we have built a methodology that fits our personalities and our strengths.  If you ever see Tiff walk behind me and whisper something she is most likely keeping us on schedule or making sure no shots are missed.

3) How long have you been shooting?  This is our second wedding season.  We feel very fortunate and blessed that our business has grown as well as it has.  We attribute this to hard work and investing in others.

4) Did you go to school for photography?  Not in the traditional sense.  Tiff went to school for Early Childhood Education.  I studied Media Communications.  We are huge advocates of, “you will find a way to learn anything you are passionate about.”  We share more on our untraditional education HERE.

5) Why Weddings?  After our wedding Tiff fell in love with the process, the planning, and the idea of working with brides…and she knew the importance of having the right photographer on your wedding day.  The structure, creativity, and time management were all a perfect fit for her personality.  I, however, certainly never grew up thinking I would be a wedding photographer, and when Tiff came to me after our wedding with an interest in pursuing wedding photography I originally came on as more a photo editor.  I quickly realized I enjoyed being out shooting much more then being behind a computer.  For myself it’s the couples, and the creativity in capturing beautiful, natural images that tell a story.

6) Favorite moment of the wedding day?  We love capturing the day…the details…bringing together the entire story, but most of all we love the first look.  Capturing this private moment when a couple sees each other for the first time on their wedding day is such a beautiful moment.  We know the importance of photos.  We have our portraits taken at least once a year, and being able to capture this private moment for a couple is something we take great pride in.

7) Who do you look up to in the industry?  This is a good one.  Depending on what we’re talking about we have a few.  Branding, business design, marketing, and giving back we definitely look up to Jasmine Star, The Grays, Mike Larson, and Zack Arias.  Stylistically, we love the work of Jose Villa, Tec Petaja, Jennifer Hudson and Elizabeth Messina.

8) What do you do in your off time?  Definitely one of the hardest things about being a small business owner is pulling yourself away from your own business.  Mix in that we truly love what we do, and it’s very easy to stay in the office until late in the evening.  We do try to step away from the office, and enjoy a life with each other and with friends.  Tiffany has made strong friendships with other industry professionals as well as former brides who she loves catching up with for a meal or a hike.  I have a group of friends I enjoy working out with and doing the occasional mud race or half marathon with.  Add in catching up with a very large family, our Bert’s Big Adventure obligations and trying to help out anyone who has a question for us and we manage to keep a busy schedule.

9) How is it working with your spouse?  I’ll be blunt.  The first year was the hardest.  We were newlyweds stepping into a new industry we didn’t know anything about, we were trying to find our way both creatively and professionally as a team all while trying to learn how to balance our new roles as husband and wife.  Somehow though it worked.  We fill in the gaps for each other.  We learned our strengths and our weaknesses.  We learned more about patience and communication then we had ever known.  We recently left a wedding and looked at each other, and said how we couldn’t imagine doing this with anyone else.

10) Are you nervous about becoming parents?  Absolutely…but we’re also crazy excited.  In fact I’m typing this on my phone as we head to interview a pediatrician.  One of the first things that bonded us when we were dating was our love for kids.

We definitely don’t know it all, but we love to share what we do know, so if you have a question drop us a line.  We may just have an answer, and if we don’t that’s even better because we can go find it together.

Happy Friday,

-Robert & Tiffany

5:45 am

A sneak peek from yesterday’s beautiful Kimball Hall wedding with the lovely Samantha and Sam.

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-Robert & Tiffany

3:11 am

It’s a simple conviction, but I never want to be the smartest person in a room.  Perhaps it’s the student in me, but we love surrounding ourselves with bright, thoughtful, funny individuals.  As the guests took their seats, and the bridal party began to speak at Maggie and Stephen’s rehearsal dinner we knew we would be spending the weekend in the company of just such individuals.  Not only Maggie and Stephen, but their bridal party, family and extended guests were an absolute joy.  Funny, upbeat and with constant smiles on all of their faces they made documenting the day such a pleasure that not even the rain could dampen it.  In fact the only complaint we could have is that this sweet couple lives so far away. Maggie and Stephen…thank you for allowing us the pleasure of documenting your amazing day.  You both are a light and joy to be around, and we wish you nothing but the best.

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-Robert & Tiffany

 

Wedding Venue | Perimeter Church
Reception Venue | Roswell Founder’s Hall
Dress | Pronovias
Shoes | Calvin Klein
Hair & Make-up | Raney O’Keefe
Florist | Dianne Duquette
Cake | Cecilia’s Cakes
Band | Ascencion

5:17 pm

It’s the annual retreat of work and play.  The Bert’s Big Adventure staff retreat is a chance to bring the behind-the-scenes team together for a little work review, pre-planning, and some good old bonding.  This year the ladies behind Bert’s Big Adventure kept the itinerary jam packed with some surf lessons, kayaking, roof top dinners, and a little graffiti art compliments of the Troika studio boys.

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If you would like to learn more about Bert’s Big Adventure or how you can get involved with this great organization CLICK HERE.

-Robert & Tiffany

3:25 pm

This event was all about the Bridesmaids. Hosted by the talented Eliana and Chantel of ellyB Events. This Bridesmaids & Bubbly soiree gave ladies a chance to sip mimosas, shop, and enjoy some pampering all while being inspired. Held at the beautiful B Loft it was a chance to celebrate an integral part of every bride’s wedding day…her bridesmaids.

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The beautiful Chantel of ellyB Events highlighting the gift bags guests were walking out with.

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Two lovely ladies. Eliana of ellyB Events along with Heather Vreeland of Occasions Magazine.

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Many thanks to the uber talented team that made the day so amazing.

Venue | The B Loft
Planner/Host | ellyB Events
Photographer | Rustic White Photography
Step & Repeat Photographer | Dana Lee Jones Photography
Photo Booth | Sophia Barrett Studios
Videographer | Imagine Video Productions
DJ | DJSixFive
Bridesmaid Dresses & Accessories | Anya Bridal
Caterer | Soiree Catering
Desserts | Shamsi Treats
Cake & Cupcakes | Not A Crumb
Makeup | Brushworx
Nails | BeYoutiful
Draping | Geri Sims Drapery
Floral | Andy Beach & Co.
Stationery | Paper Parfait

-Robert & Tiffany