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Destination Wedding Photographer: Rick+Anna Photography

We were thrilled to travel back to Seattle this year to shoot Anna+Ryan’s wedding, and to team up with Alex of Taylor’d Events to bring together all of the details!  We started at the Bellevue Hilton where the girls were getting ready, and then spent the rest of the day before the wedding jaunting around Seattle in the party bus hitting most of the iconic tourist spots – including the bench at Alki Beach where Ryan proposed to Anna, Pioneer Square, Kerry Park with it’s sweeping skyline views, and Pike Place Market.  It was so fun to have such a great variety of locations to shoot, and we absolutely loved having so much time to work with Anna+Ryan and their bridal party!  Our favorite thing about the day was all of the emotion (and happy tears!) that we had the opportunity to capture during the first look, ceremony, and reception…

Anna+Ryan, thank you so much for being so awesome – we wish you all the best as you begin your journey as a married couple!

Planning/Coordination: Alex of Taylor’d Events

Venue: The Foundry by Herban Feast

Florals: Fena Flowers

Hair/Makeup: Anne Timss

Transportation: Butler Transportation

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  • August 19, 2016 - 4:19 pm

    Butler Transportation - We had such a fun time driving around Anna, Ryan, and their entourage for these gorgeous iconic Seattle locale pre-wedding photos! Magnificent images Rick+Anna, you really captured the fun and love between these two and the day. And congratulations to the happy couple, we loved helping celebrate your special day and wish you a lifetime of happiness! ~ Butler TransportationReplyCancel

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I feel like we haven’t had a chance to share many personal or behind the scenes posts on our blog these past few months, and I really want to change that!  I’ve always loved blogging the more personal stuff, but the busy-ness of this year and welcoming another baby boy into the family definitely caught up with us at some point and it kind of fell off, so I’m making a conscious effort to bring it back as I prep my blogging calendar for the next month!  We’ve been working so hard this past year to grow our business here in the Atlanta area, and these past few months we’ve also been putting a lot of time and effort into our “Business Coaching For Photographers” group and working on other (still top secret, but details are coming soon) projects behind the scenes – and one of the ways that we’ve had the opportunity to connect in person with photographers and top tier vendors here in the Atlanta area is by hosting group styled shoots (join our FB group here for details on how to join us at the next one), like the one we’re featuring today on the blog.
When we first started our business, the thought of reaching out to more established photographers intimidated and terrified us – and I’m so thankful that at some point we started making friends in the industry, because these days our photographer friends have become our biggest cheerleaders, referral sources, and supporters.  At this point we’ve been lucky enough to have had the opportunity to meet and work with photographers from all over the world…and we’ve discovered that it’s one of the friendliest and least cutthroat industries in existence.  The photographers who may appear on paper to be our biggest “competitors” are some of our biggest supporters (and vice versa of course!), and we’re so, so, thankful for that – because spending most of your days sitting alone behind the computer can be a lonely gig if you don’t have a community to support you and lift you up.  Hosting these styled shoots has been a goal of ours for almost a year, so it’s been really special to see them come to life with the help of the vendors who have participated – and to cultivate growth and community amongst the photographers in our local industry.
All of that being said, we love our local Atlanta photography community, and we’ve been more than thrilled to host them for these group shoots!  Today we’re sharing a behind the scenes look into our recent “Modern Sophistication” shoot!
A huge thank you to the AMAZING creative team (and our sponsors!) who worked so hard to bring this shoot to life:
Hosts: Rick+Anna Photography –
Planning/Design: Savannah Kilpatrick –
Venue: Ventanas Atlanta –
Hair/Makeup: Evolve Beauty –  and Rel Artistry –
Florals: Blooming Hites –
Bridal Attire: Elite Pour La Vie –
Grooms Attire: The Modern Gent –
Models: Lauren Basilone(Bride), Justin Boykin(Groom), A’shirell Cunningham(Bridesmaid), Courtney Dietz(Bridesmaid)
Videography: Michael Mangum –
Stationary: Sarah Ingram –
Cake/Bakery: Confection Perfection –
Jewelry: Rebecca Minkoff(Fashion Jewelry), Swarovski Crystal –
Chair Rentals: Clear Chair Atlanta –
Chargers, China, & Glassware Rentals: Event Rentals Unlimited –
Linens: I Do Linens –
Flatware, Acrylic Tray & Acrylic Holder: West Elm –
Bridal (detail shot) Shoes: Gucci –
Ceramic Ringholder: Grice Grove –
Sponsors: The Knot –, 17hats –, Miller’s Lab –, Profoto –, Spider Holster –
PS. Registration for our upcoming September shoot just opened on Monday and the seats are already almost filled – join this group to get details and grab your spot!
Group shot!
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Lullwater Park Engagement Photos: Rick+Anna Photography

We were so excited when Ann+Ryan suggested Lullwater Park for their engagement photos because we had never shot there before – and it did not disappoint….with its woodsy trails, pond area, bike paths, bridges, and creeks – it was the perfect setting for a diverse gallery of photos.  By the time we’re publishing this blog, Ann+Ryan are already married (can’t wait to share their wedding day with you!!!), but we loved reliving this session as we prepped these photos for sharing.  Ann+Ryan are super laid back and fun to be around, and this shoot felt more like a walk around a park with old friends with a few photos sprinkled in than anything else.  Enjoy!

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From the moment Ashly+John stepped into our studio we couldn’t wait to work with them!  Their wedding was special, because they were married at the church that John grew up in, and then walked through historic downtown Newnan to their reception venue – everything about their day was very intimate, local, and special – which made it a joy to photograph.  Ashly+John, thank you so much for the opportunity to tell your love story!  Love, R+A

Ceremony Venue: Newnan Central Baptist Church

Reception Venue: Newnan Historical Train Depot


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We’re prepping for our next trip to Seattle to shoot Jie+Andy’s wedding (can’t wait to team up with Pink Blossom Events again on their wedding day!) and thought today would be a good day to share some of our favorites from their engagement session!  We met up with these two at the Seattle Arboretum and were able to shoot in the Japanese Garden for the first time, which was absolutely gorgeous!  We love having the opportunity to photograph our couples in locations that are meaningful to them…

Jie+Andy, we can’t wait to see you guys in just a couple of weeks on your wedding day!!!  Love, R+A


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