So much has changed in the course of a year.  My husband and I moved away from our cozy lodgings and wonderful friends in Berkeley, California to a new spacious home and family in Atlanta, Georgia.  We’re on a new adventure meeting people, spending time with family, and both working as full-time freelancers.

I’m so grateful for all those I’ve photographed in 2015 — the couples, individuals, and families who invited me into their lives to witness and capture a few moments.

I can’t wait to see what comes in 2016.

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I truly enjoyed this beautiful autumn engagement in East Atlanta.  Timothy and Katie are relaxed and so loving, so gentle with each other, so obviously deeply happy together, and proud of the other.  It’s energizing to be around such positivity and joy.

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Nayomi and Whit said their vows on the Lake Merritt Bandstand, in the middle of the Oakland city park.

Right before the ceremony, for about 30 minutes, the sky opened and it rained pretty heavily.  The families went out to buy umbrellas, and what at first seemed a disappointing turn on their wedding day suddenly seemed like a bright spot of meaning.  The bride and groom quietly chatted to each other about what a great omen this must be.  California is suffering a severe drought, after all, and it hasn’t really rained in months.  Rain on their wedding day was an incredible gift, they decided, and a marvelous beginning to their marriage.

The rain stopped just as the ceremony began, and it left the city in a cool, glowy haze.

The ceremony was so love-filled, so honest.  It was intimacy, poetry, family and friends.  Everything you want a wedding ceremony to be.

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