I met Juanita and Mike at a bridal show here in Atlanta back in January. To be honest I almost didn't do this show. I had been discouraged from the last couple of shows I had done and not happy with the clientele or the results. Before this show I actually TRIED to cancel. Since the cancellation deadline had passed....I was forced to do the show or have a credit with the organizer for a future show. I decided to go. I did my best to shake off my skepticism, put on a happy face and present my business the best I could.
I'm glad I did. This was by far the largest, most attended show I have done. They had over 1800 registered brides and I would say that most of them showed up over the 2 day event. During the show I was lucky enough to meet and talk with Juanita and Mike. A great looking couple who had a few great questions for me and I enjoyed answering them. After visiting my booth and looking at my materials I told them "I really would LOVE to shoot your wedding as I know the photos will be AWESOME!" They said they liked what they saw and would be getting back to me. Lucky for me.....they did. They booked with me the very next day!
So we recently completed their engagement photo session. We shot the session behind Vines Mansion in Loganville, GA in what is called Vines Park. An awesome place for photos and for a nice peaceful walk. We had a perfect "overcast" day which I love for taking photos because of the even light. These two were great to work with and I enjoyed working with them. Their love was definitely on display as they maintained the "touchy/feely" vibe and giggles as young couples in love usually do. I think we click as a team. Our vibes matched. They can be themselves and so can I and it just works. This is something I usually stress to engaged couples during consultations. Since you will be working with a photographer in close quarters for engagement photos and on your wedding day.....you might really want to consider someone you are COMFORTABLE around. This will help calm your nerves, makes your posing easier and allows you to be YOURSELF around someone pointing a camera at you.
Juanita and Mike met at college at the University of Kentucky. Mike's proposal story is one of a kind. He really put some thought into it, hired a "hidden" photographer to capture the moment and even did a little "acting" by falling down so he could get down on the ground and eventually up on one knee. CLEVER! He even had friends and family tucked away across the street from his chosen proposal location so they could watch and celebrate afterwards. Bravo Mike!
They incorporated their "GREEK" connections into the shoot which they told me was important to them. It was cool. Enjoy a few of the photos from the photo session and also this VIDEO!
Congrats to the happy couple and thanks for choosing Paul Marcus Weddings to capture this special time in your lives.
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***Check out a behind the scenes video!***