Should I Print My Wedding Album
Do you still own a VCR? Or a cassette player? How about an iPod? Ask your parents or grandparents about an A-track, gramaphone, or a record player
Let’s do something else. Go and get your high school yearbook or find your favorite picture of your parents. Can you find their…
Photos by Pru Magazine Feature
It’s always an honor when magazine publishers ask me to contribute to their publications. I’m always giggly at the thought, always humbled and always EXCITED
Authentic Weddings magazine has included me in their publications once again.
So, it’s official Photos by Pru is printed….again.
You can get a digital copy…
Mommy + Daughter Photo Shoot
She’s given every bit of herself so that you can have 10 times more. It’s love, the kind that you can’t earn, the kind that doesn’t have an end, the kind that compels you to call her just to check in. She’s your favorite mom and your favorite sister. You’re…
How to Choose a Wedding Photographer
Most people have never commissioned an artist to create a unique piece of work. That stuff is usually reserved for ‘other’ people. But when it comes to your wedding day, that’s exactly the job of your wedding photographer. This artist is there to create a body of work that curates…
Lion of Judah Wedding | Bill and Jessica
Her love for God, her passion for life and her loyalty are all reasons why he loves her. She loves that he’s positive but tells it like it is and loves God. They met in college through a mutual friend and the rest became a journey that culminated in an elegant,…
Our Family Pictures
Everything went wrong for our photoshoot! It’s Life. But we captured the memory anyway and I’m glad we did. It was worth it
We were on vacation at the beach. I wanted family pictures badly and searched for months to find a photographer. I found a few that captured other…
Destination Wedding | Jamaica | Photos by Pru
In honor of #ThrowBackThursday I’m re-publishing my first destination wedding. This one is personal. I’ve grown as a photographer but that doesn’t change how deeply I feel about these two people and how much I felt privileged to tell their wedding day story.On July 4, 2011, my friends got…
I print because I’m happy.
Do you still have a gramaphone? How about an A-track? Maybe a tape player? If you have one, do you use it? Here’s my point. Digital media changes. Everyday a newer and faster and sexier format comes out. If you doubt me, just try to pull up something on a floppy…
Pretty Wedding Shoes are more than meets the eye
I wish I could wear tall, sexy heels again. But hard as it may be to accept, that is probably not going to happen.That fact, however, is not going to stop me from walking in my own shoes. These are not shoes that anybody else wears. They are mine.You may…
Intimate Eatonton Wedding | Dahlia and Charles | Photos by Pru
The weather was cool; not too hot, not too cold. The setting was picture perfect; the waddling ducks on the rippling lake, the golf course green lawn, the long drive from the gate, the white picket fence, white chairs, white flower petals magnificently laid out for the bridal entrance – all created the ambiance…
Stone Mountain Engagement Session | So In Love | Photos by Pru
It was the coldest Sunday of the season. The crisp air was unexpected. Just the day before, it was 70 degrees but that early morning was brisk and felt more like winter. It was downright cold. But when you’re deeply in love; little things like being cold only fan the flames of…
How To Save On Venue Rental | Wedding Season Is Here | Guest Post | Photos by Pru
Meet Jadana Donely. She’s a Certified wedding planner in the Atlanta Area. She is the creative brain behind Red Carpet Event Planning and has all kinds of tips and tricks up her sleeve to help couples have a beautiful wedding day and simultaneously stay on budget. She works with many venues in the…
Who am I #FridayIntroductions
Hi! It’s #Friday. I’m jumping on the #FridayIntroductions train to tell you about me! 1. I’m Pru. Storyteller. Historian. Lover of all things pretty. Photographer. Human.2. I love a good magazine! I have many subscriptions and I have issues with purging them. 3. I get nervous before every wedding. Every.Single.One. It used…
The True Meaning of Photography
If you thought that this photography thing was only about having fun, clicking away and maybe making some money, then you’re right. But you’re also VERY wrong. Yes, I have fun. Yes, I love clicking away. Yes, I pay my bills, take care of my family and save a little…
Easy tips to making your wedding day awesome | Atlanta Wedding Photographer
Want to have an awesome wedding day? Keep reading
1. Plan 30 minutes per girl for makeup….45 minutes for the bride.
Weddings are often late. The 10 minutes before the bride leaves the suite and walks down the aisle are sometimes the most rushed and stressful. But if you plan…
Living in two worlds and loving it :: Photos by Pru
It was a pink satin dress with perfectly matching pink shoes and a matching pink, flowery hair piece. My hair was pressed and then pinned into an elaborate up-do. It was gorgeous. I was gorgeous, drop dead gorgeous. My older cousin was getting married and I was a bridesmaid…..a 13…
3 MOST IMPORTANT things to consider when choosing a wedding photographer
You know what you get to keep after the wedding? Your husband and your pictures. The dress won’t fit after 6 weeks because that diet you went on before the wedding is now over. The $80/plate food is gone. The invitations are trashed. The people aren’t home. All you have…
Every woman loves……….
Every woman loves………..a good picture of herself.
Women all over the world understand that value of a good portrait. Don’t believe me? Just go to a restaurant and watch a group of girlfriends hanging out. If the gals are anything like mine, we will laugh hysterically over and over again.…
Firstlook vs Traditional : Which is better?
There is something beautiful about seeing your bride for the first time as she walks down the aisle knowing that at the end of the walk you’ll pledge ‘till death do us part.’ You’ll enter the church separately as Ms. and Mr. and you’ll leave as Mr. & Mrs. The…
What to wear to a family photoshoot :: Lithonia Photographer
I know the feeling. You’ve made up your mind to do a family photo session. You’ve selected the photographer — maybe it’s me. :) But now you have to dress everyone….and since you’re emotionally and financially invested…. you want to look like a really super awesome crew. You could wear jeans and…
Love is beautiful :: Stone Mountain Photographer
I think love is incredible. To think that a man and woman meet, talk, bond and fall madly in love is just simply amazing. To find someone that makes your heart smile, that makes your heart skip a beat is pretty awesome. Everyone deserves to find a love like that.…
Fun and Romantic Family Photo Session at Stone Mountain Park
It was a beautiful evening. The light was just right, the weather was perfect. My friend of 20 years wanted a photo session with her lovely girls and her loving husband. The girls aren’t babies anymore, they’re brilliant and brave teenagers. They’re womanly and stately. My friend, the woman who…
Gwinnett County Maternity :: Beautiful Family :: And then there were 4
It’s pretty awesome to have your family go from two to three and then to four, five even six. This beautiful family is getting ready grow. The baby girl will become the big sister. It’s bound to be an awesome time in their lives.This sweet little moment on a beautiful…
Atlanta Couples Photographer :: Still Standing
I’ve always believed in love, romantic love to be specific. We all love our children, mom, dad, cousins, friends, etc. But most, if not all, of us desire to be in a beautiful, long term, deeply vulnerable, romantic relationship. Generally, we are great about documenting the early stages of the…
Enduring Love :: Still Standing
Romantic love doesn’t have an age or an expiration date. It’s a choice…a choice to love with burning desire and to accept someone’s else’s sentiments of passion. Still standing is becoming a series of celebration. A celebration of marriage that has withstood time….1 year or 100 years or something in-between.I’ve…