WOW! This was an amazing day! The love, the light, the weather, the ceremony, the dancing- it was all fabulous!
catherine and nathan had their reception and ceremony at the King Plow Art Center... a beautiful place. On most days it is a photographers dream to shoot there because the light falls so nicely. The first shot up is the incredible dress...
hydrangeas and babies breath... very nice choice! Tulip
the glowing bride about to put on the dress.
i love this shot....Catherine's red hair with the warm sunlight and yellow posts!
The whole group was fun...
the ceremony (note the very cool babies breath wreaths on the back wall)
"honey, what would you look like with a head of babies breath?"
BIG Georgia Tech Fans....the mascot showed up!
...and ate cake.
a very appropriate ring shot (in the pom-pom).
They also had the GT car- so fun!
Congratulations, Catherine and Nathan!
Roen's grandmother asked us to take a photograph of Roen that would match her wall of portraits of her family. Many of them are older and more formal and framed in large, beautiful, ornate, gold frames. Here is what we came up with. Of coarse there were many silly photos but here is the appropriate one.
We headed back to the Zoo to document the gorillas painting on canvas for the Apes in the Arts . The gorillas were completely different from the orangutans- while orangutans stare at the camera and don't mind direct eye contact, gorillas are shy.
they are often referred to as "gentle giants". This is 11 year old Charlie.
Kinyani contemplating her vision for the canvas.
Jasiri is not a painter but he is very handsome.
Sukari is ready for her canvas...
Perhaps her son Gunther (behind her) is her muse.
Ozoum (aka Ozzie) is a wise leader and great father. Doesn't this expression say it all?
Ta-DA! Red is Kinyani's color...
Kali explored the brush from all angles...just like most 2 year olds would.
ummmm...lovin' the brush.
and now for the canvas....
Kali and his twin sister Kazi are the only set of western lowland gorillas to be raised in captivity solely by their mother!
Most of his caregivers would tell you he is quite the mama's boy.
If all else fails eat it.
Charlie thinks canvas and paint are pretty tasty too.
last but not least........ Ivan! He loves to paint but prefers not to have an audience. He was willing to taste the brush for the camera.