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R+A Behind The Lens: Go Behind The Scenes Of Our Recent Group Shoot!

Atlanta Photography Group: Rick+Anna Photography

Yesterday we shared some of our favorite photos from our recent “Southern Jewels” styled shoot, and today we wanted to share some behind the scenes highlights!  We love this group of people so much!  When we picked up and moved our family and business across the country from Seattle to Atlanta last year, we had no idea what the local wedding industry or photography community would be like.  We left a super-supportive group of friends in Seattle, and we were worried that we wouldn’t find the same type of community and encouragement in our new city.  It’s scary trying to grow your business from scratch in a new place, especially when we rely on our photography 100% to support our family (and our three boys are 4 years and younger and they already eat like teenagers, haha!!!)….but our fears turned out to be irrational and short-lived because we’ve been welcomed into the Atlanta photography community with welcome arms from the moment we arrived.  It’s such an incredible industry that we’re in, where our biggest “competitors” become our biggest cheerleaders and supporters, and vice versa.

As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog post, we’ve been thinking about hosting group styled shoots for months, so seeing everything come to life in May was so fun for us.  Our vision for this shoot was to create an opportunity for a group of vendors to collaborate with a large group of wedding professionals and create something really unique for their portfolios – and for our local photography community to come together for a day of shooting, learning, and networking to grow their own businesses….and when the 25 seats sold out in the first minute that registration was open, we knew that this was going to be something special.  Enjoy this behind the scenes look at the day…

Thank you so much to the awesome creative team who collaborated with us for vision for this shoot and made it happen!

Planners: eMBee event design / www.embee-events.com / IG: @embee.events

Venue: Foxhall Resort & Sporting Club / www.foxhallresort.com / IG: @foxhallresort

Gown: White Magnolia Bridal / www.whitemagnoliabridal.com / IG: @whitemagnoliabridal

Suit: JMac’s Clothiers / www.jmacsclothiers.com / IG: @jmacsclothiers

Models: Savannah and Austin Kilpatrick / www.savannahkilpatrick.com / IG: @savannah_kilpatrick

Decor: Graceful Tables Linens / www.gracefultables.com / IG: @gracefultables / and I Do Linens, http://idolinens.com/ / IG: @idolinens

China: Vintage English Teacup / http://www.vintageenglishteacup.com / IG: @vintageenglishteacup

Flowers: Keiley Caldwell at Wildflower Fare / IG: @keileypc

Paperie: Stacey Holbrook Design / http://www.staceyholbrookdesign.com / IG: @staceyholbrookdesign

Hair and Makeup: Jennifer C. Nieman / http://www.jennifercnieman.com / IG: @jennifercnieman

Cake: Pastry Shells Signature Collection, http://pastryshells.blogspot.com / IG: @pastryshells

Jewelry: Worthmore Jewelers / http://www.worthmorejewelers.com / IG: @worthmorejewelers / and Nordstrom Rack / IG: @nordstromrack

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