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Engagement Session Tip: SUIT & TIE

Engagement Session Suit & Tie FROM JAMES BOND TO DON DRAPER… MEN look most striking in a well-tailoredView full post »

Two Year Anniversary Shoot: Iche + JuRiel

Three years ago we met Iche + JuRiel as they were planning for their gorgeous wedding and from the very first hour ofView full post »

20 Year Vow Renewal: Cyndi + Thomas

20 years ago their wedding photographer didn’t show up. So when we got the call from her best friend, JulieView full post »

Engagement Shoot Tip: Dress It UP

HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT… Rocking a sequined gown, tulle skirt or flower crown but just never had an occasionView full post »

Six Monthaversary Session in Down Town Dahlonega: Kami + Westley

This weekend we had the blessing of meeting Kami + Westley! They exchanged their vows just 6 month ago and are so inView full post »

Morning Light Engagement Session Dahlonega Georgia: Sarah + Ron

He lived in Nebraska and she in Georgia. They met in 2016 right around the same time he was considering moving toView full post »

Ring Shot, Engagement ring rose gold diamond, Horn Photography and Design

WEDDING TIP: Authentically get to know you wedding photographers before you say yes!

Authentically get to know you wedding photographers before you say yes! If you follow us on our blog or InstagramView full post »

Ponce City Market Engagement Session: Erin + Steven

We are seriously beyond blessed with each couple we have the privilege to journey with, Erin + Steven being a primeView full post »

WEDDING DAY TIP: CEREMONY GRAND EXIT

Gorgeous Lighting + Happy Guest = Epic Photos! What is a Ceremony Grand Exit? So many of our couples have done thisView full post »

Sweet Waterfall Engagement Session in Dahlonega GA: Elisa + Hunter

You had us at waterfall! Brandon and I lovelovelove seeking dreamy wild less-traveled places to document engagementView full post »

Three Year In-Home Anniversary Session: Betsey + Will

Bucket List… Fall In Love Get Married Travel the World Mountain Climb Swim the Great Barrier Reef Horseback RideView full post »

Dahlonega Family Shoot: Pfeiffer Family

We are so excited to be sharing the Pfeiffer Family session! Two years ago we documented Rachel + Andrew’s loveView full post »

WEDDING DAY TIP: FIRST DANCE CHATTING

The first dance is one of our most favorite moments to capture. It reminds us of every romantic movie we have everView full post »

Dahlonega Engagement Session: Haley + Kyle

Tissue Warning! The story really begins with Haley’s father and his unending love for his little girl. It wasView full post »

Barko Family Shoot St. Pete

The Family Family gives us a safe and supportive base from which to explore the world. The family our parents make forView full post »

Ulbrich Family Shoot: TWINS

The Family Shoot Jessica + Michael… they have our hearts! It was their love story that began our photographyView full post »

12 Wedding Budget Trimming Tips

12 Wedding Budget Trimming tips so you can have your ideal photographers + filmmakers Weddings can cost a lot ofView full post »

Brandon’s Epic Senior Session

This is one EPIC SENIOR SESSION Class of 2019 has arrived. Before we know it the New Year will be here and the class ofView full post »

Kaya Vineyard & Winery Wedding: Kati + Brad

Kati + Brad… one of the happiest couples we know, how do we even begin! Before the Kaya Vineyard & Winery WeddingView full post »

18 questions to help you choose the right photographers + filmmakers

The Right Photographers + Filmmakers Being a bride today can be so overwhelming as the market for wedding vendors hasView full post »

St. Petersburg Florida Wedding: Kelle + Scott

This St. Petersburg Florida Wedding all Began with a Click This past Monday you could say we came full circle with ourView full post »

Photography Tip: Break the Habit of Chimping

What the heck is chimping… right! Chimping is checking the photo on the back screen of your camera every time youView full post »

The tone of our voice is the instrument of our soul 

… It’s not what you said, it’s how you said it!”. It’s the tone of our voice This is something Brandon and IView full post »

WILLOW CREEK FARM

WILLOW CREEK FARM If your looking for a location where your day will began with the sounds of white woolly mama sheepView full post »

Engagement Shoot Tip: RELAX + BE AWARE OF YOUR BODY LANGUAGE

Time to Relax and Be aware of your body language. Natural looking photos are gorgeous and the key to achieving them isView full post »

WEDDING TIP: DON’T WORRY ABOUT YOUR DRESS

Don’t worry about your dress. Did you just look at this post cross eyed?!?! HAHA I totally get it, it soundsView full post »

Dewy Light Dahlonega Engagement Shoot: Jaclyn + Jonathan

Beautiful Dewy Light Dahlonega Engagement Shoot There are two sides to every epic love story. If you ask Jonathan theyView full post »

First Birthday Shoot: North Georgia

Super Cute First Birthday Shoot We absolutely love being a part of a couples’ life long love story. It is such aView full post »

Thick & Creamy Smooth Almond Milk Recipe

How about the Almond Milk? When people hear that we are vegan they typically ask us, “don’t you miss milkView full post »

Wedding Tip For a Stress Free Wedding Day

How to have a Stress Free Wedding Day The last thing you want on your wedding day is to feel stressed, rushed and outView full post »

Surprise Proposal in the North Georgia Mountains: Edgar + Corrinne

Waterfall Surprise Proposal This surprise proposal is just glorious. Life is funny the way it moves, the way itView full post »

Big Family Shoot: Dahlonega GA

Big Family Shoot The Leyba family is made up of 10 amazing beautiful individuals. They all have their own uniqueView full post »

WEDDING TIP: Authentically get to know your wedding photographers before you say yes!

Get to know your wedding photographers. We think you should get to know your wedding photographers before you say yesView full post »

Nine Years Of Marriage

Nine Years of Marriage Dear B, Your my person. Your my best friend. You are the everything right with us. If you wereView full post »

Are you a Photographer: Invest In Learning and Less on Gear

Invest in Learning and Less on Gear I remember buying our first professional cameras and thinking WOW this if forView full post »

FEATURE: Cake and Lace: Ivy’s Maternity Shoot

Featured on Cake and Lace What can I say? Ivy makes pregnancy look amazing! She just glowed with love and excitementView full post »

Wedding Tip: For a happy, energized and beyond excited wedding day morning

Disney Wedding Plans I remember planning my exciting wedding day morning. In my head I was picturing waking up toView full post »

WEDDING TIP: Just Ask for the Photo

JUST ASK FOR THE PHOTO OF YOUR GREAT UNCLE TIM Your photogs have no idea who your great uncle Tim is so here is why youView full post »

10 of the Hardest Questions We Had to Face Before We Got Married

Before We Got Married Brandon and I will soon be coming up on 9 years of marriage. In some ways feels like we just gotView full post »

PEAKS & VALLEYS: Flying Smoothies + Paint

Adulting Can be Hard. The peaks can be high and the valleys can be low. Being married and owning our own home has comeView full post »

WEDDING TIP: THINK ABOUT THE CEREMONY

You should think about your ceremony. Your ceremony photographs will undoubtedly be some of the most treasured shots ofView full post »

How to Shoot a Surprise Proposal

I remember the first surprise proposal we ever shot. We were dressed up as “just a couple” enjoying one ofView full post »

WEDDING TIP: PACK OUT YOUR DANCE FLOOR

How to Pack out Your Dance Floor How packed do you want your dance floor? I remember our wedding day and how crazyView full post »

Dahlonega GA Vineyard Engagement Shoot: Kati + Brad

This Beautiful GA Vineyard Engagement Shoot must start off with a beautiful song to get you in the rightView full post »

How To Schedule Portrait Sessions for Gorgeous Natural Light

Let’s dream for a minute Imagine a moment with me. You walk outside just a few hours before sunset. The sky isView full post »

Our Dining Room: the Before & After Reveal

Our Dining room is one of our most loved spaces in our home. It is where we connect each morning as we enjoy breakfastView full post »

WEDDING TIP: GETTING READY

Nerves, Its Totally Normal Wedding mornings getting ready are full of excitement, joy, happiness and love. And…View full post »

PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS, LIFE + BALANCE: Healthy Multitasking

Healthy Multitasking I know what your most likely thinking… healthy multitasking does not exist, and believe us,View full post »

PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS, LIFE + BALANCE: Creative Thinking for weekly Schedules

Hi Guys and welcome to Part 2 of our Photography Business, Life + Balance 3 Part Series. This part is Creative ThinkingView full post »

WEDDING TIP: TIGHT OR DARK GETTING READY SPACE

What to do if you chose a venue with a tight or dark getting ready space for your weddings. Sometimes on a weddingView full post »

The Standard Club Wedding: Stacey + Jacob

The Standard Club Wedding of Stacey and Jacob Before we get to the Standard Club wedding you have to understand how itView full post »

Photography Business, life + Balance: Why Your “To DO” list is hurting you

Your “To DO” list is Hurting You Brandon and I used to subscribe to the theory of  “a to do list isView full post »

Photography Business Life and Balance

Finding time to run a successful business while living your best life is all about balance. Brandon and I typicallyView full post »

Dahlonega Georgia Engagement Shoot: Kacy + Matt

Their love is unmatched By the look in his eyes you can tell that she is his everything, his one true love and his bestView full post »

WEDDING TIP: The HUMAN FACTOR

A Realistic Wedding Day Schedule It was three weeks before our wedding day and oh how stressed I was. I was losingView full post »

Swan House Engagement Shoot: Katelin + Taylor

Love Story like Long Ago He held her hand with soft tenderness as they took each step together up the SwanView full post »

Dahlonega Engagement Shoot: Carrie + Donnie

Dahlonega Engagement Shoot A barefoot walk down a gorgeous windy road nestled in lush green trees, tall wispy grassView full post »

Wedding Tip: Wedding Dress Hangers + Bridesmaid Dress Hangers

Wedding Dress Hangers? You probably read that thinking… Wedding dress Hangers?! Thats the last thing on myView full post »

WEDDING TIP: LIGHT

Wedding Tip for Light The light on your wedding day is most likely the last thing on your mind at the moment…View full post »

WEDDING TIP: GORGEOUS HAIR

Wedding Day Tip for Hair I lovelovelove wearing my hair down and I also LOVE when a bride wears her’s down on herView full post »

Blue Mountain Vineyard Wedding Dahlonega, GA: Ashley + Billy

Vineyard Wedding at Blue Mountain in Dahlonega Georgia: Ashley + Billy The light morning fresh spring showers gave wayView full post »

Max Patch Engagement Shoot: Megan + Cody

Max Patch Engagement Shoot in North Carolina with Megan + Cody Let’s adventure… hike the mountains, walk onView full post »

Three Sisters Vineyard Wedding Dahlonega, GA: Marcie + Shawn

Three Sisters Vineyard Wedding in Dahlonega Georgia: Marcie + Shawn The rain came and left leaving behind a sparkle ofView full post »

Dahlonega Engagement Shoot: Lisa + Dennis

Gorgeous Engagement Shoot in Dahlonega Georgia Lisa and Dennis have such an amazing story to go along with thisView full post »

Private Estate Wedding in Dahlonega GA : Gina + Corey

30 Acre Private Estate Wedding Nestled in the Dahlonega Georgia Mountains I remember the day we met Gina + Corey for aView full post »

Wedding Tip for Guys:Fitted Suit or Tux

Wedding Tip for Guys: Purchase a Fitted Suit or Tux! A man who is well dressed looks AMAZING and we all know it. WhenView full post »

Thankful Friday: Thankful for God’s Grace

So Thankful for God’s Grace this Week MIND BLOWN this week and I am so thankful for God’s Grace! This is meView full post »

How We Create A Client Experience Wrapped In Love

Creating a client experience that loves on plus serves our couples and brings joy to their hearts is the most importantView full post »

WEDDING TIP:KEEP THE MOMENT SACRED

WEDDING TIP: KEEP THE MOMENT SACRED Please don’t hate us for being honest… but as photographers this isView full post »

Greenville South Carolina Anniversary Shoot: Katie + John

Greenville South Carolina Anniversary Shoot at Falls Park: Katie + John This weekend we had the honor and blessing ofView full post »

On-Site Day Of Wedding Coordinator

WEDDING TIP: On-Site Day Of Wedding Coordinator Many venues come with an on-site wedding coordinator. Some weddingView full post »

Deeply Rooted: Gabriel’s Story

The story of our little baby boy who lived three days I actually wrote what your about to read a week after we lostView full post »

The Why Behind the Lens: His View

WHY WE STARTED OUR OWN BUSINESS This is the Why behind he Lens, in short: To provide a way for Michelle to fulfill herView full post »

Why I Started My Own Business: The Roots

Why I Started My Own Business…Why does anyone start their own business? As I stand here looking at the blankView full post »

Our Kitchen Before & After

Tiny House A-Frame Kitchen Before & After We are beyond thrilled to be sharing our kitchen before & afterView full post »

Willow Creek Farm Wedding Cleveland, GA: Christina + Jim

Gorgeous Willow Creek Farm Wedding in Cleveland, GA: Christina + Jim Their Willow Creek Farm Wedding day began with theView full post »

Ponce City Market Engagement Shoot: Kiah + Arron

Ponce City Market Engagement Shoot in Atlanta with Kiah + Arron As her fingers gently hovered over the key board aboutView full post »

Sweet Meadow Farms Tallapoosa, GA Wedding: Kameryn + Jake

His heart melted as he turned around for the first look. A big soft smile adorn his face and he wore a look of awe +View full post »

The Engine Room Monroe GA Wedding: Hilary + Jeremy

They call Atlanta home, their nest is just far enough from the city to enjoy both worlds, quiet hikes by the river or aView full post »

Family Shoot Dahlonega, GA: The Ferguson’s

Watching a couple become husband + wife and then mother + father is beyond breathtaking. To document the journey of aView full post »

Tiny A-Frame Master Bedroom Before & After

In the Beginning First the story, then the Master Bedroom Before & After pics. Before we moved in we decided toView full post »

Family Portraits in Dahlonega, GA : Tardonia Family

Family Portraits In Dahlonega Filled with Love Family love… within it I see joy, happiness, struggles that haveView full post »

Featured: Modern Weddings – Danielle + Josh

Modern Weddings Feature When we first met Danielle + Josh, it was over chocolate & wine. We chatted about theirView full post »

The Biltmore Ballrooms, Atlanta Wedding: Nataly + Jesse

Biltmore Ballrooms It was about their vows, their love and their future. As Nataly walked down the aisle at theView full post »

Our Tiny A-Frame Home Office

Our Tiny A-Frame Home Office That We LOVE! When we made the leap from a 2000 square foot home with an attached 300View full post »

Five Simple Way to Improve Groomsmen Portraits

So you need to know how to take better Groomsmen portraits? Truth…guys tend to feel a little more awkward inView full post »

Ball Ground Georgia Wedding at the Corner District: Kathryn + Addison

Ball Ground Wedding at the Corner District Their Story As he held the mic in his hand, the crowd chanting, and theView full post »

Driftwood Beach, GA: Bailey’s Senior Shoot

Driftwood Beach Senior Shoot She is full of charismatic charm, invigorating enthusiasm and contagious happiness. We canView full post »

HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH BRIDESMAIDS

HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH BRIDESMAIDS My Darlings, photographing a wedding is hard work! It is both physically and mentallyView full post »

Minnehaha Falls Engagement Shoot: Christina + Jim

Adventurous Engagement Shoot at Minnehaha Falls! They walked hand in hand up what seemed to be an enchanted trailView full post »

Black Bride Feature: Quanteria + Le’ Juan

Featured Wedding Photography The write-up on Quanteria and Le’ Juan love story by Black Bride was spot on, itView full post »

Baby Charlotte’s Newborn Lifestyle Shoot

Newborn Lifestyle Shoot This weekend we had the blessing of documenting baby Charlotte’s newborn lifestyle shoot!View full post »

Foxhall Resort Wedding: Heather + Ryan

Gorgeous Wedding  with Three Pastors, Washing of Feet and so Much Love Ryan + Heather… where do weView full post »

ENGAGEMENT SHOOT TIPS: FOR ADVENTUROUS COUPLES

Adventurous Engagement Shoot A while back we shared a few tips for adventurous couples on our FB page and since then weView full post »

New Years Resolutions

Brandon’s New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions What are my New Year’s Resolutions? I have to be honest, I, Brandon don’tView full post »

Photography: How to Recover Photos from a Bad Memory Card

How to Recover Photos from a bad memory card?  This is most likely every photographers worst nightmare. It’s aView full post »

Michelle’s New Years Resolutions

I pretty much fully dork out when it comes to making and keeping my New Years Resolutions. I even do a six-monthView full post »

This Years Blooper + Behind the Scenes Reel

Pleasure is in the body. Happiness is in the mind and feelings. Joy is deep in the heart, the spirit, the center of theView full post »

3 Common Myths About Success

The elusive creature known as SUCCESS… it does exist!  However… there is advice out there which soundsView full post »

2017 Highlight Reel

2017… WOW you have been amazing, adventurous, joyful, surprising and most of all BLESSED! God has used this year toView full post »

Dahlonega Georgia Wedding: Austin + Taylor

Dahlonega Georgia Camp Wedding + A Dahlonega Square Reception They grew up in the same home town and went to the sameView full post »

Snowy Dahlonega Georgia Engagement Shoot: Ashley + Billy

This is Snowy Dahlonega. It was freshman year of college and everything was new.  He played baseball and she playedView full post »

Walters Barn Wedding Lula, Georgia: Amanda + Edwin

Christmas Themed Wedding with a Snowy White Grand Exit Edwin + Amanda adore the Christmas season and decided toView full post »

Dahlonega Georgia Engagement Shoot: Gina + Corey

Winter Georgia Engagement Shoot in the Mountains of Dahlonega Brandon and I just love winter in the mountains it isView full post »

Wine + Cheese + Chocolates Wedding Consultation

…and yes sometimes donuts! So we have SET a number for our booking limit for 2018 – 30 is our max thisView full post »

THANKFUL THURSDAY: Blessings Overflow

We love to get personal and share how our Blessings Overflow.  As I stand here at my desk on the Monday of ThanksgivingView full post »

Holy Spirit Catholic Church Wedding: Ally + Matt

Holy Spirit Catholic Church Wedding and Ivy Hall at Roswell Mill Reception He had plans to propose on an overseas tripView full post »

Dahlonega Engagement Shoot: Katheryn + Addison

Dahlonega Georgia Waterfall Engagement Shoot It was high school when life is carefree, fun and full of adventure aroundView full post »

Chattahoochee Country Club Gainesville Wedding: LeAnne + Sean

First Baptist Church in Gainesville Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Chattahoochee Country Club in Gainesville CountryView full post »

White Oaks Barn Wedding Dahlonega GA : Ashley + Chris

White Oaks Barn Wedding Dahlonega GA: Ashley + Chris You always here in the spring “love is in the air“.View full post »

Family Shoot Dahlonega, GA: Stow Family

We typically see the Stow family every Sunday at church (we sit a pew in front or bend them), all the kids are so wellView full post »

Blue Mountain Vineyard Dahlonega Georgia Wedding: Bianca + Rene

Blue Mountain Vineyard Wedding, Dahlonega Georgia: Bianca + Rene It all began with one line… “You comeView full post »

Featured on the Knot – How He Asked

Featured on the Knot – How He Asked We are so thrilled to be feature on the Knot – How He Asked!!! This isView full post »

Roswell Georgia Engagement Shoot: Marcie + Shawn

It was a gorgeous evening under a star filled sky in the mountains. The grapes in the vineyard were starting to ripenView full post »

Family Shoot Dahlonega, GA: “Duckies” Family

This little family is so sweet and loving, to document their joy and love was truly a blessing. We look forward toView full post »

Dahlonega Georgia Senior Shoot: Karina

When joy is in a persons heart it radiates through every move they make and every smile shared. Karina has that kind ofView full post »

Proposal at Montaluce in Dahlonega: Elsa + Ryan

Live Proposal at Montaluce in Dahlonega: Elsa + Ryan We absolutely adore documenting proposals as they happen…View full post »

Love + Waterfalls Engagement Shoot: Ashtyn + Mat

Whispers of Love Plus the Thunder of a Waterfall Engagement Shoot in North Georgia WOW WATCH OUT! When you put twoView full post »

Serenbe Elopement: Lisa + Tom

Sweet Romantic Elopement in Georgia She is gentle, kind, sweet and beautiful – he makes her laugh, he is herView full post »

FAMILY SHOOT North Carolina: BURGESS

CUTENESS WARNING! This week we had the blessing of traveling up to North Carolina to the Burgess cozy beautiful cabinView full post »

Welcome to the Horn Photography and Design Blog

We are an Atlanta Wedding Photography and Videography husband and wife team. It is here that we will share our most recent weddings, shoots, tips and tricks for engage couples and even behind the scenes business tips & tricks.

Atlanta Wedding Photography

We are a North Georgia husband and wife wedding photography team located in Dahlonega Georgia. In addition to offering wedding photography we also offer wedding videography. We delightfully serve all of Georgia with down home southern charm, class and style. Our studio is located in Dahlonega, GA. We love to have engaged couples in for a “Wine + Cheese” consultation. If the drive through the mountains is a bit far, then we also do wedding consultants via Skype.

Husband and Wife Team

My husband and I have traveled to several beautiful cities capturing weddings (San Antonio Texas, Waterford Wisconsin , Miami Florida, just to name a few). Our life goes beyond photography as well. We both love traveling, woodworking, hiking, biking, camping and time with family + friends. We limit our weddings to 30 per year to ensure we balance work and adventure. Our goal is to approach each wedding from our unique perspective and to capture moments of pure love + joy. Whether we are shooting in North Georgia, Florida, or beyond, our cameras are an extension of our hearts and souls.