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Ashlyn + Peter | Engagement| Freedom Parkway Bridge | Olmsted Linear Park

Ashlyn + Peter | Atlanta Engagement Photography| Freedom Parkway Bridge | Olmsted Linear Park

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Greetings! We would like to introduce you to Ashlyn + Peter. This lovely couple comes to us from past clients Lindsey + Patrick! We’ve had the pleasure of photographing Lindsey + Patrick’s wedding a few years ago and a recent portrait session at Serenbe.

We are  thankful that our clients chat about us to their friends. We like to get to know people. Let’s get to know Ashlyn + Peter.

(S) Ashlyn, tell us a little about you and Peter:

(A) Peter turned 30 February 24th. He’s lived in Atlanta since the age of  7. Peter is one of four siblings and his family is from Iowa. Peter is a Sales Executive at a startup company called Insightpool. They specialize in B2C marketing using social relationship intelligence to connect companies with their target audience. The startup environment is great for Peter because he loves to teach, is a leader and thrives on teamwork.

I turned 28 on January 22nd. I’m an Atlanta native but my entire family is from Ohio and Pennsylvania. My family is a very diverse group. I experienced a little bit of everything growing in the south but never fully developed a southern accent!  I work at Northside Hospital as a Senior Management Consultant specializing in the Women’s Center operations. It’s fun working directly for the hospital. It alleviates the burden of travel. 

(S) An Atlanta native who does not like to sit in traffic?  The irony.  (Ha, Ha) – How did you and Peter meet?

(A) I have a very close group of friends from the University of Georgia, mine and Peter’s alma mater. We did not know each other at UGA. I (truly) met Peter when I reconnected with my college friends on a weekend mountain getaway. He took me on our first date a few short weeks later and the rest is history!

Peter and I were engaged January 30th. Our birthdays, anniversary, and Valentine ’s Day fall between January and February so we try to take a trip each year. I suggested we go to Peter’s family lake house in Michigan. Torch Lake is very special to Peter and his family. They have visited the lake since Peter’s mother was very young.  It’s beautiful and the lake is one of clearest bodies of water in the world. We usually go to Torch Lake in the summer but wanted to see the winter scene.  I’ve always wanted to try snowshoeing so Friday we strapped on our gear and started trudging down the lake. As we made our way back from our walk, I suggested we take a  picture of ourselves in our snow gear. Peter set the timer on the camera and ran back for the picture. He went to see if the picture turned out. He said no, so we tried again. He set the time, ran back to me, but instead of smiling for the camera he asked me to be his wife.  It was the most surprising, happy and surreal moments of my life and Peter captured it all on video.

(S) Sneaky job Peter. I love how it came together so naturally and he still captured the actual moment.

We are so excited to share Ashlyn + Peter’s engagement session with all of you. We showered the Freedom Parkway Bridge  with cheap champagne. It was awesome.

Bowie and I are thrilled to be apart of Ashlyn + Peter’s  wedding and can’t wait for Atlanta in the fall. Enjoy!

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Locations:
Olmsted Linear Park

Westside Provisions
Freedom Park Way

 

 

 

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Ashlyn + Peter | Atlanta Engagement Session | Preview

Ashlyn + Peter | Atlanta Engagement Session | Preview

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Greetings Fans! I have a fun little preview to share with you guys from yesterday’s Atlanta engagement session. Ashlyn + Peter and totally adorable and we are so excited about their coming wedding.

We also have some pretty exciting new to share. Bowie and I have decided that it is time to move on from the name Alternative Life Photography & Design. This business name has served me so well and we have grown so much as a company because of our out-of-the-box name. However, I feel that my work has taken a pretty drastic turn in the last few years and we believe that with out changing styles and philosophies we are ready for a brand new business name. We are still in the works but with in the coming months some big changes will be coming to the face of our business. We will be introducing “Sharon Theresa Wheaton” before the end of this season. We are super excited for a big change and hope you will be too. For now, take a look at our preview and fall in love with Ashlyn + Peter. Cheers!

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Fox Theatre Atlanta Engagement Session Teaser

 

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Fox Theatre Atlanta Engagement Session Teaser – Greetings friends! Bowie and I are saying adios, ciao, arrivederci, dag and good-bye! We are off to Europe tomorrow for our 10 year anniversary. We’ve been working with one amazing couple and I just could not leave the country with out posting a few images from their session. There will be many more pictures to share very soon! We hope everything has an amazing month of June! Enjoy this lovely Fox Theatre teaser! We can’t wait for this amazing couples wedding when we return! Cheers!!

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Amy + Austin are Engaged! | Blue Ridge Georgia | Cooking Engagement Session

Amy + Austin are Engaged! | Blue Ridge Georgia | Cooking Engagement Session

Greetings blog fans! We are SO excited to share something a little different today.

Sometimes we have clients who are a little camera shy. We like to take clients personalities and really work them into our sessions. When clients are a little on the “shy side” we try and figure out where they are most comfortable. For this totally smitten couple – in the kitchen with wine, food and music from the 90s was the perfect fit! (I mean who does NOT like food, WINE and music):)These two love birds were able to snag this INSANE house in Blue Ridge Georgia for their amazing session! Amy and Austin have been together for a really long time (if I’m not mistake almost as long as Bowie and I have been married). We are so thrilled for these two love birds and can not WAIT to be apart of their wedding in the coming months.

We would also like to thank one of the best in the Biz – Beyond the Diamond. We have been working with Miss Senoirae Ventura on a ton of project lately and we can’t wait to work with her on Amy and Austin’s wedding in July! Ok – I’m done writing – go check out the sweet cooking engagement session! Cheers!

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Lindsay + Danie | Engagement Session | Montaluce Vineyards | Dahlonega, Georgia

Lindsay + Danie | Engagement Session | Montaluce Vineyards | Dahlonega, Georgia

Linsey + Danie | Engagement Session | Montaluce Vineyards | Dahlonega, Georgia

On a very unseasonably warm winter day Bowie and I met Lindsay and Danie at the amazing, golden and beautiful Montaluce Vineyard.  Like any perfect day, we all started out the session with a great taste of wine! (I knew that Lindsay and Danie were perfect matches for Bowie and I when on our initial meeting Lindsay’s drink of choice was – you guessed it – WINE!) Once we had some time to relax and chat, we started our love session with two little puppies that are so special to the bride and groom! These adorable dogs could not steal the show from the love the Danie and Lindsay share (but they came pretty close) 😛 We are SO excited for Lindsay and Danie up coming nuptials June of this year at the Carl House. We’ve not shot there yet and can not WAIT to check out this amazing new venue. (new for us) We are so thrilled for Lindsay and Danie and we hope you guys love the photos. Drop us a line – Let us know what you think. Cheers from Bowie and Sharon!

Linsey + Danie | Engagement Session | Montaluce Vineyards | Dahlonega, Georgia
Linsey + Danie | Engagement Session | Montaluce Vineyards | Dahlonega, Georgia
Linsey + Danie | Engagement Session | Montaluce Vineyards | Dahlonega, Georgia
Linsey + Danie | Engagement Session | Montaluce Vineyards | Dahlonega, Georgia
Linsey + Danie | Engagement Session | Montaluce Vineyards | Dahlonega, Georgia
Linsey + Danie | Engagement Session | Montaluce Vineyards | Dahlonega, Georgia
Linsey + Danie | Engagement Session | Montaluce Vineyards | Dahlonega, Georgia
Linsey + Danie | Engagement Session | Montaluce Vineyards | Dahlonega, Georgia
Linsey + Danie | Engagement Session | Montaluce Vineyards | Dahlonega, Georgia

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