I generally always begin these type of posts with “I am so excited to be sharing…” and 99% of the time I AM really excited to be sharing whatever it is that I am blogging about.  However, today I am extra excited because I get to share what my be one of my all time favorite styled shoots ever.  Add to it that this happened at our Bloom Workshop in Atlanta, and I am almost in fits.   You see, this past year I began incorporating film into my workflow, and on this shoot I decided to shoot entirely film and pray to the film Gods in the sky that the photos would be just what I envisioned.  I consider this my first real attempt at film and I am so proud– thrilled really— with the results and am beyond honored that Ruffled saw fit to feature it on their blog today!

Michaela and I always get so giddy planning these styled portions.  I, of course, throw out crazy ideas of things that I would love to photograph and Michaela somehow always pulls it together flawlessly adding details that I couldn’t even dream of.  We really wanted to stray from the blush/mint palette and decided to go bold with deep purples and berries.  Of course, since we were using the word berry so much, berries became a theme.  Blooming Flour Bakery really outdid themselves with one of the most unique and drop dead gorgeous dessert and cake bars I have ever seen. And I know I am probably biased, but I am telling you… I literally couldn’t take my eyes off if it– the black fondant cake was a stroke of pure genius. I mean, who thinks BLACK and WEDDING CAKE together— and then has it be one of the prettiest things ever?!

As always, none of this would have been possible without every artists coming together to create a seamless vision. We are still pinching ourselves over this one— from the gorgeous venue (Vinewood Plantation in my hometown of Newnan, Georgia) to stunning calligraphy by Laura Hooper… a wedding dress that makes you want to get married again…. vintage furnishings that tied every sweet detail together and so much more.

I guess we will let the excitement thrive for a bit… and then, its on to plan our next beautiful shoot for our workshop in the Bay Area (California) this April!    *Artist information below! 6788002275-R1-E006 6788002275-R1-E011 6789002276-R1-E002 6789002276-R1-E003 6789002276-R1-E007 6789002276-R1-E010 6789002276-R1-E011 6790002277-R1-E001 6790002277-R1-E004 6790002277-R1-E005 6791002278-R1-E010 6792002284-R1-E006 6794002286-R1-E011 6795002287-R1-E003 6795002287-R1-E004 6795002287-R1-E005 6795002287-R1-E007 6796002288-R1-E002 6796002288-R1-E007 6796002288-R1-E009 6796002288-R1-E010 6796002288-R1-E014

Photography: Ashley Slater Photography
Design & Styling: Michaela Noelle Designs
Scanning & Processing: Indie Film Lab
Vintage Rentals including furniture and china: Southern Vintage
Floral Design: Lindsay Coletta
Venue: Vinewood Plantation
Wedding Gown and Shoes: J Andrews Bridal
Cake & Desserts: Blooming Flour Bakery
Cake Table Styling: LeeAnn Hurd of Southern Flair Events
Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy
Hair and Makeup: Beauty Asylum
Models: Brittany & Mitchell Turner

Engagement Session Style | Black Tie


One of the number questions I get asked by my brides is “WHAT should we wear to our engagement session?!”  I always recommend two great outfits, and today I want to touch on one of my favorite looks. If you want to make me cry tears of joy (or any photographer, really)– show up dressed Read The Full Post >>>

Best Black Friday Deals!

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  I have been scouring the internet for the best steals and deals  for Black Friday. (this cute dress I am wearing in the photo is 50% off right now!) One thing I vowed NOT to do was to go shopping ON Thanksgiving. I believe that everyone should be afforded the opportunity to spend the Read The Full Post >>>