My name is Mac MacDonald and I’m a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Atlanta, GA. I made the leap into wedding photography about 14 months ago and absolutely love it! It is an absolute honor to be the photographer chosen to capture one of the most important days in a person’s life. I take this responsibility very seriously and push myself to the limit on every shoot. It is their day and my job is to DELIVER!
I’ve been so fortunate to have amazing couples over the past year. Thinking back, one couple really stands out. Cara & Aaron found me in an ad on Craigslist. They had already booked their wedding photographer, but needed engagement photos. We had a brief email exchange and the shoot was scheduled.
Within five minutes of the engagement photo session, we hit it off. They were fun, energetic, and were very receptive to all of the ideas I had regarding the shoot. By the end of the shoot, they told me they wanted me to be their wedding photographer. Even though they would lose their deposit with their current photographer, they still chose me. Even though they would have to fly my wife and I to Philadelphia to shoot their wedding, they still chose us. This is why I love weddings. The bonds formed with clients. With that, we ended the engagement shoot and prepared for our trip to Philly!
November came fast, and we were off to Philadelphia. Cara had planned an amazing ceremony and reception. My wife, Mary, is my second shooter and this offers us advantages over most photographers, as Mary can hang out with the bride while she is getting ready and I am with the groom. This gives us two perspectives of the day and gives the bride and groom wall-to-wall photographic coverage.
From a style perspective, I shoot prime lenses. I shoot with two cameras suspended from a dual camera harness. I love the look prime lenses provide with their shallow depth of field and amazing image quality. For Cara & Aaron’s wedding, I shot with a 35mm and a 85mm. These two lenses enable me to shoot in low light situations, like churches and dimly lit reception halls.
This was an all-day shoot and we traveled all around the city. We stopped at the museum, and we even convinced the bus driver to stop in the middle of rush hour traffic to take an amazing photo of Cara & Aaron in the middle of the street with the iconic museum in the background.
After the ceremony, Cara & Aaron were on board for a few “serious” shots that seemed fitting in this old gothic-like church. I love shooting couples in new and different poses and places, and Cara & Aaron were on board. This truly was an epic adventure with an amazing couple whose love for one another jumps out of every photograph. Couples and venues like this are why I am a wedding photographer and what keeps me motivated.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my post. Thanks to Basic Invite for the opportunity to be featured on their blog.
I am available for weddings in Atlanta as well as anywhere else in the US and overseas.
You can find out more about me through my website http://www.macmacdonaldphotography.com/