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Livvy Kristin Wedding Photography

About the Photographer

When I received my first DSLR camera for my 15th birthday, I thought, "Cool! A new hobby!" Later, when I shot my first wedding at 17 and received a love gift of $50, I thought, "Spare cash? This is great!" Then, I became a go-to for senior portraits at a few local high schools, and I thought, "Maybe I can actually do this as a 'side gig' to supplement income from my 'REAL career." And when, in February of 2017, I received a Facebook message from a woman I'd never met, saying I came highly recommended to photograph her daughter's wedding, I realized I had a chance.

So, I took that chance. I made a dangerous, naive, irrational decision... or so that's what people told me. I quit my "real" job as a full-time marketing professional, and I started my photography business. Oh, and the woman who messaged me on Facebook in February? This is her daughter.

Courtney's Bridal Portraits

My greatest joy in being a full-time photographer has been actually getting to know my gorgeous brides. Now, I have time to meet with them individually, laugh and cry over a cup of coffee, and find out what I can do to make their wedding more memorable and less stressful. I also collaborate with brides on Pinterest to create "wish lists" and see how many of those quirky, nostalgic, and stylized images I can deliver.

Courtney's "Bridal Portraits" board was full of classic, timeless photos with some rural style thrown in. So, we chose the Chickamauga Battlefield in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, for our location and incorporated poses and ideas that came from the pins she shared.

Of course, portrait sessions are a lot less hectic than the main event. So, when it comes to the big day, my number one priority is to eliminate stress. Usually, this means wearing a few extra hats, meeting a need when I see it, and being a team player. My photography partner and incredible boyfriend, a fantastic cinematographer and lighting professional, has also been known to keep groomsmen on schedule and herd relatives for family portraits.

If you want to see photos from Courtney's wedding and more sessions from Livvy Kristin Photography, like us on Facebook or check out our website


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