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Sunrise Engagement Session | Featured on East Coast Bride

So excited to share our sunrise Wrightsville Beach, NC engagement session on The East Coast Bride today!  Even more thankful for an editor who took notice of our style of photography and chose to share it with her readers!  Thank you, thank you!  I strive to capture images that are unobtrusive, candidly beautiful, and have a taste of the south’s great outdoor spaces.  The only thing we need are our clients, and whatever will help tell their unique story, time and place…in this case, the beach!

If you get a chance, stop by The East Coast Bride for more wedding day inspiration today!  And, a special thanks to Donnie and Bethany!  Cannot wait for your wedding!

I Do at the Park | Christophe & Josie

Recently, David and I were able to take part in I Do at the Park to benefit the Piedmont Park Conservancy! Christophe and Josie were the third ceremony that we photographed that afternoon, and they were so cute I had to share their images!  All of the weddings during that day were intimate and perfect for anyone who wanted a beautifully effortless ceremony.  After photos, guests were then invited inside for a toast to celebrate the newlyweds.

Special thanks to Courtney at Surber Paz Weddings & Events, David Gilleland who performed the ceremonies, Tulip Blooming Creations, and of course the great staff from the Piedmont Park Conservancy!

A personal touch that I loved about their ceremony was how they included their puppy dog!  We are major dog lovers!

To share the ceremony with family who could not make the trip Christophe & Josie connected with them through Google+!  It was SO FUN to see Josie’s face light up as she saw her family and shared in the joy of the day with them!  I am pretty sure that they had a camera set up close to the alter and also behind the ceremony site so the family could follow along.

The ring!

Cheers to a wonderful event, and many years of happiness to each couple!

Now Booking 2013 Senior Sessions!

Are you a High School Senior this year!  CONGRATULATIONS!  Make sure you book your portrait session before school starts again!  This year we are offering NEW session fees and great promo deals!


Be the first to book a senior session, get two of your friends to book a session, and YOU receive a FREE brag book filled with your new portraits!  This is great for mom to carry around in her purse, and as a coffee table book!

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Email alana@abjphoto.com or click the EMAIL ME button at the top of your screen to book your session today!

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Sandy Springs Family Photographer | Withers Family

The first time Henry and his mommy were on the blog we were down in Piedmont Park for maternity photos!  It is hard to believe that he is already 6 months old, and already showing off his adorable smile and southern charm!  We spent some time outside their Sandy Springs home for this session.  It was the perfect location for a little guy this age, and I love all of his daddy’s landscaping too!

By the end of our session Henry had warmed up to the camera and left me wanting more of his sweet expressions!  I cannot wait to watch this little fella grow up!

For more information on booking your infant or family photography session please visit our website, or contact me through the EMAIL ME button above!  I look forward to chatting with you!

Susannah - Thank you SO much for these beautiful family photos!! You Rock!!

Donnie & Bethany | Wrightsville Beach Engagement Photography

I am almost speechless as I look through these images.  Sometime I feel overwhelmed with excitement, I feel a little disbelief, all because the images I am about to show you are my little brother!  The little guy that I taught how to pick out his clothes for school so he would look good, the little brother that grew up with two older sisters telling him what to do, and the little brother that I have been praying would find the right girl to be his wife.  Ahhh, how time flies sometime!

Moments do happen in the midst of our busy lives that allow us to slow down and enjoy the things that are happening; to be present.  A few weekends ago, on the perfect morning at Wrightsville Beach I had one of those moments.  The perfect sunrise, glassy water, no foot prints had touched the sand.

I will let you all in on a secret.  The night before the session my brother stayed up late to finish restoring Bethany’s bike!  He broke the whole thing down and rebuilt it all week.  He wanted to surprise her, and to use it during our second half of the engagement session!  We took to the streets on beach cruisers, and had a great time scouting fun spots to shoot next.  I love the playful-side of these images!

I love the LOVE that is shown in all of these images.  How close they are, and how sweet the season before you get married is in life.  Thank you Donnie and Bethany for sharing this morning with us.  It will always be a special memory for us, and we are so excited to stand with you on your wedding day!  You have so many fun days ahead, and I hope that when things get hard, that you will share a sunrise together and remember how special it is to be in love.

Donnie - Thank you both for waking up with us super early to get these shots. Bethany and I both are excited about how everything turned out. Great weather, great photographers, great time!

Beth Raulerson - amazing pictures. what an awesome memory for all involved, i’m sure.

Pam Watkins - Alana,You are right.You can see and feel the luv in these pictures.Awesome pictures and awesome photographer.Thank-You so much!

Susannah - Beautiful pictures, my friend!! What a sweet sweet couple!