The single biggest pride I take in my business is my clients. I’ve somehow managed to snag the most sincere, genuinely in love, and down to earth couples on the planet. Every wedding I photograph fills me with joy because I have couples like Aaron + Chena.
Aaron + Chena hired me for their Athens Botanical Garden wedding all the way from Brooklyn. We “met” via Skype for the first time the week before their big day. That phone chat confirmed what I suspected all along from our previous emails: I loved these two!
The couple chose a beautiful Thursday in May to exchange their handwritten vows in the State Botanical Garden of Georgia’s conservatory. I’m honored to have captured so many precious moments for them, like when Aaron accidentally kissed his bride in the middle of their ceremony in an attempt to calm her nerves as she read her vows. Or the tender embrace they shared during their first look. And even the impromptu moment the wedding party dabbed on me during formals (thanks Cam Newton!) or the intense bouquet toss. The entire day was an incredible whirlwind of fun and joy. Chena was a downright stunner in her Hayley Paige gown; the epitome of grace and elegance that still knows how to cut a rug on the dance floor. As much as Chena’s beauty and million dollar smile captivates everyone around her, no one is more drawn in than Aaron. I adored the way he softly touched and held her the whole day. From that sweet first look moment, to wiping away her joyous tears during the ceremony, to the way he held onto her during their first dance like he never wanted to let go. All those moments are why I am a wedding photographer.
Thank you Aaron and Chena for inviting me into your life and allowing me to capture one of my favorite weddings to date.
Athens Wedding Photographer – Elle Golden Photography
Ceremony + Reception Venue – State Botanical Garden of Georgia Conservatory
Getting Ready Hotel – Hotel Indigo
Dress Designer – Hayley Paige
Shoes – Badgley Mischka
Groom’s Suit – Ben Sherman
Fleur – European Floral Design
Cake + Sweets Artist – Ike & Jane Cafe + Bakery
Caterer – home.made Catering
Rings – Blue Nile
Music – Friend of the Couple | DJ Alfredo
Honeymoon – Italy
Assistant: Heather Wall
For Photographers: Pentax 645n | Portra 400 + BW400cn | The FIND Lab
Digitals – Mastin Labs