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Marietta Dog Photographer | Manolo + Maisy

Last weekend I met Manolo, the sweetest senior pit mix, and her new kid sister Maisy, a goofy girl with lots of energy!  We had some play time in their yard and got to play fetch and eat lots of sticks and treats.  It was a really beautiful and warm Autumn day in Georgia.  I love pet photography sessions because our dogs are a major part of our family!  Having great photos of them to hang on your wall, add to the fridge, or use as a holiday card is bound to bring a smile each day.  So, whether you hire a professional or take them yourself, get down low and try to capture some of the unconditional love they share with you.  I promise you will be so glad you did!

Thank you Cody for allowing me to come over and capture such fun and true to life images for you guys!

Family Photographer Atlanta | The Barbara Family

I have to blog one more family photography session tonight because #AtlantaFamilyPhotographer #BusySeason y’all!

One of the most fun parts of my job is reconnecting with people each year, or even years down the road!  I know I have said that I few times in the past few weeks, but it is the truth.  Several years ago when David and I were still shooting weddings, and even just in the early years of starting out, we took part in “I Do” at the park, a wedding event in Piedmont Park.  We shot three weddings that day that were intimate and fun.  One of the cutest couples were Josie and Christophe, and I was really excited to see them again in the same location with their (soon to be ONE) little boy. As time has passed we have been connected by a few other co-workers and past clients.  I really hope we get to continue this story telling of their lives for many years to come!

Holiday Family and Pet Photography | Van Coevern Family

A few weeks ago I was delighted to meet baby Cora!  And, this past weekend I was able to visit again for our festive family portrait tradition.  This time we were able to include Manning, who makes an appearance each year!  Manning is a hound/shepherd mix that is not so sure about me coming each year, but we always seem to have fun and get some great photos of him.  🙂   After a weekend of Holiday Portrait Sessions I am REALLLLY starting to anticipate Christmas!  (Too early…nah!)

Atlanta Holiday Pet Portraits | Gunter + Rosie

Time to get those letters out to Santa!  His elves are working hard and checking to see if you are naughty or nice!  I caught two little elves in action last weekend, and brrrrrrr did it feel like winter!  I love getting to play dress up with Karen and her dogs each year, her card is a highlight each Christmas!

I think everyone should do fun pet portrait sessions for Christmas!  Aren’t these pet portraits so fun!?!

Our girl is ONE!

I interrupt my regular scheduled Fall Family Portrait Session blogging for this personal share time!  Ha!  My baby girl just turned ONE, and we are even more in love with her than day one!

So much has changed for me from the start of ABJ Photography.  David and I were just newlyweds building a website from scratch, pre really cool WordPress templates, and finding our way in the industry.  We shot weddings, mainly, and worked full-time jobs during the week.  But, nine years later our lives look so different, and in many ways so much better than we could have ever imagined.  We have two healthy beautiful kids, our second home, two different doggies, and a lot more life experience…oh, and I am also working part-time mainly shooting family and pet photo sessions.  (I have a lot of updating to do on my bio page!)

So, I wanted to share a little highlight into our day celebrating SarahKate.  Our little girl has moxie and sure does keep us on our toes.  But man does she love hard, and just a glance can melt you into a puddle of love.  We celebrated her with family, and prayed for her as a group that she would grow up surrounded by friends and family who love Jesus and can help guide her in this life.  Our cake smash experience was a little traumatic, you may have mistaken us for first time parents, allowing our daughter to grab her birthday candle flame.  But, in many ways we are new parents all over again because both kiddos are so different!  Our party stretched into an afternoon of fun with people we love, and although I may have been stressing the set up a bit it was all worth it and everyone had a good time, especially the kids.

Above, the moment before and below the moment after our flame grabbing surprise!  Warning, kids have lighting speed when it comes to grabbing things!

Thanks for letting me tap into some personal time here and share our birthday festivities!  I promise busy weekends ahead full of lots of fun family and pet photography!

Bethany - Love the personal updates! And love to see photos of SKs party! Wish we could’ve been there to love on her in person. Beautiful party!

Patti - What a great weekend. Gram loves her Grands. Best gift ever.