I love shooting bridal sessions! Or, Day After Sessions. Or, whatever you want to call them. Their doesn’t always have to be a reason to take photos in an amazing place with amazing people. Suhana and Rajib were married a few months prior, and Suhana contacted me to set up a photo session with hubby and herself. After brainstorming ideas and talking about her favorite song as inspiration (“Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”), we decided on a location I had scouted months back, Sope Creek Trail. This is a really cool location that I found way back last year just hiking around with Betty and Miles, looking for old mills in Atlanta actually hehe. The ruins of the mill really fit out theme and helped to give these wedding photos a bit of something extra that they wouldn’t have been able to do on a wedding day. I also love that Suhana and Rajib wore their Indian wedding attire from the wedding day, I love Suhana’s gorgeous dress!
Something about this photo above that I just love. Trying out some different lighting to give a super dramatic look =). The next photo was taken maybe 5 minutes later just changing around my shooting style. I love photography!
These are the individual portraits I took of Suhana while hubby was changing into his traditional Indian wedding clothes for some more portraits.
After shooting around the paper mill ruins, we headed to the actual Sope Creek itself, which is really accessible other than the half mile hike down there while carrying 50+ pounds of photography gear.
Then we hiked down the trail a bit to another location I scouted out. Thanks for being such troopers guys!!!
Suhana is so gorgeous!
We rounded out the evening hiking back to the ruins where we had the gear and clothes and makeup camped out.
Oh, and did I mention I also recorded a short video for them while we were doing this shoot? I was truly a one man band that day haha. No assistant, no Betty, no Miles for moral support =P
Thank you Suhana and Rajib for being amazing and for letting me get a little creative and daring with the locations and lights. They were really up for any crazy idea I had for poses and locations, and the photos came out amazing! For your upcoming wedding inquire about bridal sessions, which we do love to do both around Atlanta and at new unique destination wedding locations. Speaking of which, after shooting a wedding in Augusta this past weekend at Sacred Heart Cultural Center, I’ll be back in Augusta this coming weekend as well as we start shooting a lot more Desi weddings, with three Pakistani weddings coming up in a row! I’m super pumped to make some more amazing images and to meet and spend time with some amazing brides and grooms =)
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Zachary Long is a destination wedding photographer based in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia. View our portfolio website at http://www.FengLongPhoto.com/ to inquire about your local Atlanta wedding or destination wedding domestically and internationally.