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Caroline & Conor // Georgia Aquarium Engagement Session

Georgia Aquarium Engagement Session // Caroline & Conor

Caroline & Conor are such a delight! I was excited about their session for a ton of reasons, not the least of which was that we had settled on the aquarium for part of it. The Georgia Aquarium  is one of their favorite places to visit together, so it just made sense to spend part of our session. But, before we headed there – I got to see their super cute home and enjoy a laidback afternoon with them.

When I arrived at Caroline & Conor’s home, they made drinks together and hung out with the cats {Kimchi & Sushi!}. I adored both of the cats. They were so cute – wanting to play with the blinds and chasing moths. I loved watching them cuddle with Caroline & Conor… until they were over it. {Oh, cats!} Caroline & Conor grabbed some beers and we enjoyed the gorgeous weather outside. That may not have been our original plan, but that’s more than okay. Our sessions are designed around things that YOU love – so if something isn’t working or a pet isn’t cooperating {or whatever happens}, I’m here for you. We’ll adjust and just keep hanging out. It’s all good! After a beer, Caroline & Conor played some Mario Kart {a favorite activity of theirs}.

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The Intimacy of an In-Home Engagement Session

Embarking on the journey of marriage is exciting, and what better way to capture this moment than with an in-home engagement session? Your home, a place where countless memories are made, provides a uniquely personal backdrop. This intimate setting allows your love story to unfold naturally, where every photo resonates with the warmth and familiarity of your shared space.

Including Your Beloved Pets

One of the joys of an in-home engagement session is the ability to include your pets. They are an integral part of your life and can add a playful, loving touch to your photos. In the comfort of your home, your pets can interact naturally, bringing out candid moments of joy and affection that beautifully encapsulate your family life.

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Engagement Portraits at The Georgia Aquarium

Afterwards, we headed out to see the fish friends. The Georgia Aquarium is one of the most popular destinations in Atlanta, but it was surprisingly busy day while we were there! Your girl loves a challenge, so I stepped up. I’m kind of an expert in finding pockets of privacy in busy spaces. Caroline & Conor’s engagement session makes me smile, because it wasn’t perfect – but it was still a joy to photograph. Caroline & Conor showed me around to some of their favorite spots. We loved visiting the otters, beluga and penguins. All three of us fell in love with the new shark exhibit, too.  The Georgia Aquarium is a unique wedding venue and it was a dreamy spot for engagement portraits, too. We found some really cool patches of light to play with – the tunnels, the displays.

My goal for Caroline & Connor’s Georgia aquarium engagement session was to not feel like… a session. I want it to feel like a hangout, like it’s a slice of life, a little piece of normalcy that’s captured because it’s beautiful. Focusing on activities they do regularly – enjoying their patio, visiting their favorite aquarium… that’s what life is like for Caroline & Conor and now they’ll have photos to remember these days forever. I’m so psyched about their wedding in North Carolina next year!

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The Adventure of a Georgia Aquarium Engagement Session

Transitioning from the coziness of your home, consider the thrill of a Georgia Aquarium engagement session. This unique experience takes you into an aquatic world, offering a striking contrast to the home setting. It’s a place where the vibrant life of the ocean becomes a stunning backdrop, symbolizing the depth and diversity of your relationship.

Capturing Natural Joy and Wonder

The Georgia Aquarium provides an environment that naturally evokes wonder and joy, perfect for capturing genuine, un-posed moments. The awe-inspiring marine life around you ensures that each photo vibrates with life and spontaneity, showcasing the excitement and happiness of your engagement.

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A Celebration of Your Journey

Both an in-home engagement session and a Georgia Aquarium engagement session tell the story of your journey in different, yet complementary ways. While your home reflects the intimate, personal aspect of your relationship, the Georgia Aquarium adds a layer of grandeur and adventure. Together, they create a beautiful narrative of your life, from the comfort of home to the wonders of the wider world.

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Combining an in-home engagement session with a Georgia Aquarium engagement session offers the best of both worlds. You start in a place that’s deeply personal and end in a setting that’s grand and awe-inspiring. This duo of locations captures the essence of your relationship: intimate, adventurous, and full of love. Ready to start this unforgettable journey?

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Raven is an Atlanta Wedding and portrait Photographer who captures real people. Her speciality is working with people who feel awkward in front of the camera. She travels throughout Georgia, including Athens, North Georgia, and beyond.

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