If you’re a wedding photographer like us then most likely your business has been hit HARD due to theView full post »

ATL Engagement Session: Erika + Eric

Last weekend, before the crazy pandemic went down, we spent a gorgeous day on the Belt Line with Erika + Eric andView full post »

Chattahoochee Forest Waterfall Engagement Session: Christine + John

We adore adventurous couples who love the out doors and this week we had several beautiful waterfall sessions,View full post »

Dahlonega GA Waterfall Engagement Session: Deanna + Kenny

We first met Deanna at her brothers beautiful wedding we shot this past fall, Ryan + Evelyn (love them). And rightView full post »

Lake Zwerner Engagement Session : Lauren + Curt

Spring officially starts in 19 days, YES (we just sang that by the way)!! However this week felt like spring wasView full post »

Thankful Thursday: The Practice of Daily Thankful Mornings

It’s been quite some time since we did a Thankful Thursday post but we felt like Lent was the perfect time toView full post »

PHOTOGRAPHY TIP: Stealth + Reverent

Being up front during the Ceremony can be a great place to capture intimate images of the couple exchanging vows,View full post »

Military Wedding Dahlonega Georgia

St. Luke and Blue Mountain Vineyard Military Wedding: Abbigale + Keaton

Abbigale + Keaton’s military wedding was breathtaking. This past weekend they exchanged their vows at St. LukeView full post »

WEDDING TIP: Brides Hair + Makeup First

This is one of our most valuable tips for the wedding day…brides, have your hair + makeup done first then yourView full post »

WEDDING TIP: Carefully Select the People Around You AKA – your bridal party

As a bride or groom it is so easy to get stressed out if someone you don’t really know well, or someone youView full post »

Dahlonega Blue Ridge Mountains Elopement : Cozette + John

When we get a gorgeous day in the mountains of Dahlonega it is pretty much like living in heaven. The air is clear +View full post »

Dahlonega Intimate Wedding: Kristine + Chris

When you live in a small town and a local artist ask you to document their wedding day, your heart just melts!View full post »

Clearwater FL Family Session: Halilic Family

It will be 7 years ago this August when Allyson + Hakija became husband and wife, and we had the blessing ofView full post »

Clearwater Beach Family Session: Simmons Family

WOW… It’s been about 7 years since we photographed Kristina’s baby bump when they were pregnant withView full post »

Photo + Film Teams – Why Hiring Photography + Videography From The Same Company is Important

A few year ago we decided to grow our business and add in Ben, our videographer, to our team. And WOW it has been suchView full post »

By Failing to Prepare, One is Preparing to Fail

PHOTOGRAPHY TIP: By Failing to Prepare, one is Preparing to FailThis is probably the most important weddingView full post »

Sandy Key Park Family Session: Swindasz Family

We can hardly believe how fast time flys by! It was 5 years ago when Jaime + Brian became husband and wife and nowView full post »

Florida Mini Session: Grivakis Family

Each year we head back down to FL, where our business first began, and meet up with so many of the amazing couples whoView full post »

How To Document Moment Driven Photos – Three Tips

We understand history making experiences through photographs, this could be moments in our own life that we recall asView full post »

WEDDING TIP: Request Food to Go

Ask your caterer to pack up a post wedding “munchies package” for you and your new hubby –View full post »

Baby Wallace Newborn Session

Last week we had the honor and blessing of documenting Isaiah’s first professional photo debut… be stillView full post »


Depth in a photo helps to tell the story and create visual interest. The photo comes alive and begins to speak. AView full post »

Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Kennesaw Wedding : Maria + Patrick

This past weekend Maria + Patrick exchanged their vows at Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Kennesaw,View full post »

Professional Photographers Dress Code

We know, this should totally go with out saying but unfortunately from what we have seen in the industry it needs toView full post »

2019 Weddings Year In Review

Saving the best for last…our 2019 Weddings Year in Review! Putting this together made our hearts so fullView full post »

2019 Lifestyle Sessions Year In Review

Talk about counting your blessings, we can count 2019 as one entire year just filled with amazing blessings, thanks toView full post »

2019 Proposals + Engagements Year In Review

Thankful, grateful, overwhelmed with gratitude, and beyond blessed is what 2019 has been for us and our business. WeView full post »


They are here already, 2019 Behind the Scenes and Bloopers For we are God’s handiwork, created inView full post »

Twin Girls Newborn Session: The Martin’s

Each year we document a piece of Betsey + Wills love story and adventure as it grows with time. It began with theirView full post »

Christ The King Wedding: Diana + John

When you meet two people like Diana + John the world feels right again. They both have spirits filled with kindness,View full post »

Yahoola Creek Dahlonega Family Session: The Cadenheads

We had the great joy of documenting Emily’s maternity session and now their beautiful family! Their little boyView full post »

Florida Family Session: Ulbrich Family

While in FL for Thanksgiving we had the opportunity to document 1 amazing family session! The couple who first took aView full post »

Piedmont Park Family Session: The McAdams

Time seems to just fly by. Two years ago we had the honor and blessing of documenting the beginning of Emily +View full post »

Dahlonega GA Family Session: The Wiegand Family

There are some families you giggle and smile with the entire photos session and then when you edit you findView full post »

Appalachian Trail Engagement Session: Cozette + John

It’s fall in the Smoky Mountains, which means sun drenched hikes with a cool crisp autumn breeze, sunsets thatView full post »

White Oaks Barn Wedding: Tiffany + Brent

All things glittery and gold adore Tiffany + Brents wedding at White Oaks Barn as they exchanged their vows and becameView full post »

The Country Club of the South Wedding: Kim + Jeff

Her roommate decided to through a Christmas party… with a little hidden agenda, the agenda being for Kim + JeffView full post »

Kaya Vineyard Engagement Session: Jamie + Mike

There is nothing quite like fall in the mountains. Cool breezes, the sent of cozy wood-burning fires in the distance,View full post »

Downtown Dahlonega Georgia Senior Session: Maegan

Senior year is a whirlwind of excitement, intense hard work, crazy senior year projects, spirit days, lots of foreverView full post »

1 Year Anniversary With Fur Baby: Kacy + Matt

One year ago, this week, Kacy + Matt became husband and wife and began the adventure of a lifetime. They promised toView full post »

CeNita Vineyards Wedding: Mary + Mike

This past weekend we had the honor + joy of photographing Mary + Mike’s amazing wedding day. And the best partView full post »

Retreat at Hiawassee River Fall Wedding: Randee + Hans

Fall is a beautiful season here in the mountains but it also always tends to be a bit rainy here… but even rainView full post »

Butterfly Green House Engagement Session: Tori + Chris

As we all know rainy days tend to get a bad rap as dreadful, messy, inconvenient… but if you are with the rightView full post »

Dillard House Engagment Session: Jessica + James

When Jessica + James asked us to join them at the Dillard House as they prepared for a private ride up the mountainView full post »

Pink Smoke Baby Gender Reveal: Amanda + Edwin

I know we have sat on this reveal for about a week, an so many people are dying to know. But… we wanted to giveView full post »

Dahlonega Fall Engagement Session: Sadie + Ryan

Fall in the mountains is crisp, cool, fresh, fun and cozy all at the same time. And… so was Sadie + Ryan’sView full post »

Adventurous Waterfall Engagement Session: Dominique + Josh

Last week was packed full with adventurous sessions and we loved every second of it. Thanks to Dominique and Josh weView full post »

3 year Anniversary Session + Baby Bump: Iche + JuRiel

Just a little warning, Iche looks beyond GORGEOUS pregnant, so ladies there may be a bit of jealousy while viewingView full post »

Yonah Mountain Vineyard Wedding: Lauren + Josiah

Each year we limit our Sunday weddings to only 4 a year because Sunday is the day we give to God, our day of rest andView full post »

Lindsay + Chase Kaya Vineyard Wedding

This past weekend Lindsay + Chase became husband and wife at Kaya Vineyard as they exchanged their vows. Family +View full post »

Helen GA 1 Year Anniversary Session: Ashtyn + Mat

It all started in Helen 7 years ago with their first date, which, a few years later – led to a proposal and thenView full post »

Blue Ridge Elopement: Erica + Travis

Just as fall began to whisper in a cool breeze over the Blue Ridge Mountains and the green tips of the leaves startedView full post »

Chloe’s 1st Birthday Session

CHLOE is one already!!We seriously can’t believe how fast time flys! Just a few years ago we documented Ashley +View full post »

Evelyn + Ryan: Sweet Meadow Farm Wedding

I once heard it said that to love someone is to tell that person that her or she will live forever. If God is love,View full post »

Dianna + Andrew Engagement Session in the Vines

For two years she worked the weekdays and he worked the weekends at the same Hospital. Two paths almost crossing butView full post »

Paige + Walker: Kaya Vineyard Wedding

“You make me better then I was before… thank God I’m yours.” PAIGE + WALKER: KAYAView full post »

Symone + Alex Vineyard Engagement Session

If you follow us on insta stories then you heard the beautiful voice of Symone as she sang for us live and off theView full post »

Anna + Mike: A Nashville Wedding Story

This past weekend Anna + Mike took us up to Nashville to document their beyond gorgeous wedding at The Cordell. AndView full post »

Fowler Family: A Washington DC Love Story

Seriously the cuteness… it is beyond heart melting. As most of you know we are on our East Coast Road TripView full post »

Van Build Reveal

The van in finally complete! Damn that feels so good to say. It has taken us about a full month to demo then rebuildView full post »

Organic Hair Spray Recipe

As promised I plan on sharing all my organic hair product recipes, my goal is to share at least one every two weeks.View full post »

Golden Light Dahlonega Engagement Session: Nidhi + Dhruv

They first met on a medical mission trip to Vietnam while attending college at Mercer University School of Medicine.View full post »

Strong Rock Camp Proposal: Brandon + Hannah

It was the first week of April when Brandon sent us and email stating that he was going to propose to his girlfriendView full post »

Our 10 year Anniversary

10 years521 weeks 87,672 hours 5,260,320 minutes 315,619,200 seconds…choosing to love you and I will do it againView full post »

Little River Farms Wedding: Brittany + Zach

They met in college 4 years ago thanks to having amazing mutual friends. And as fate would have it, it was chemistryView full post »

Roswell Engagement Session: Brittany + Zach

Every now and then we have the amazing opportunity to work with a couple who is willing to do a sunrise engagementView full post »

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Dancing In The Rain Engagement Session: Kim + Jeff

This weekend was full of beautiful surprises. One of those surprises was rain with blue sunny skies at the end of KimView full post »

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The Cottage Vineyard Surprise Proposal : Ashton + Trey

Every time a surprise proposal email comes in we get so excited! At the start of last week when Trey contacted usView full post »

Home-crafted Organic Conditioning + Shine Hair Gel For Curls

I finally made and organic hair gel I LOVE!! And per several Instagram requests I am now sharing the recipe. IView full post »

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St Peter Chanel Wedding: Katie + Ted

The Holy Spirit always writes the best love stories… ones of freedom, great adventures and never ending loveView full post »

Helton Family Session: Dahlonega Georgia

This Family Session began long before this day. 20 years ago they exchanged their vows at Forest Hills here inView full post »

Ponce City E-Session: Nicole + Alvin

This Ponce City E-Session starts off with the story of Nicole and Alvin. Their families knew each other from churchView full post »

Vineyard E-Session: Mary + Mike

The moment I read this poem I thought of Mary + Mike! Its so true for their Vineyard E-Session. Forever AndView full post »

Yonah Mountain Engagement Session: Lauren + Josiah

They danced in the sun, kissed in the vines and played with their pup in the grass. Love was everywhere this weekendView full post »

ATL Estate Wedding at Naylor Hall: Sarah + Ron

Sarah reached out with an email sharing just how their love story began. “My fiance, Ron, and I met 2 yearsView full post »

Montaluce Vineyard Wedding: Haley + Kyle

This Montaluce Vineyard Wedding began well before the wedding day when she emailed us. It wasn’t your average email.View full post »

Lake Lanier Engagement Session: Tiffany + Brent

This past weekend we set sail with Tiffany and Brent aboard their boat with champagne bubbles + lots of laughter andView full post »

Saint Mary Catholic Wedding: Corrinne + Edgar

Walking in you knew this was different.  Giddy conversations, joy filled excitement and spontaneous outbursts ofView full post »

In The Vines Engagement Session: Maria + Patrick

Their hearts are both ablaze for Christ + loving others as Christ loves. It was this love that brought these twoView full post »

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Juliette Chapel Wedding in Dahlonega: Elisa + Hunter

During this Juliette Chapel wedding, They both had their little red books, each one addressed to the other. The firstView full post »

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Dahlonega Maternity Session: Danielle + Josh

First comes love then comes marriage… then comes the baby. You know the rest! This weekend we had the joy +View full post »

Blue Mountain Vineyards Engagement Session: Diana + John

This Friday we had the honor of documenting Diana + John’s Blue Mountain Vineyards engagement session. TalkView full post »

Retreat at Hiawassee River Wedding: Katelin + Taylor

100% chance of rain was called for….until the rain clouds got word that it was Katelin + Taylor’sView full post »

Gorgeous Dahlonega Wolf Mountain Wedding: Christen + Laird

A soft gentle breeze and warm sunshine gracefully adorn Wolf Mountain Vineyards this past Sunday. It was the perfectView full post »

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Wedding

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Wedding: Erin + Steven

The entire day was forecasted for rain for this church wedding… but when God wants something to happen He makesView full post »

Paige + Walker SUN KISSED Misty Mountain Engagement Session

This past Friday we had the joyful blessing of documenting a spring Misty Mountain engagement session for Paige +View full post »

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Modern Business Headshots: Atlanta Georgia

The days of impersonal “serious, straight-faced” business headshots with a plain white background areView full post »


The closest words I can use to express the feeling we have to finally share the before + after of this room wouldView full post »

Southern Spring Intimate Wedding: Andrea + Roman

It was like something straight out of a movie with this intimate wedding. A warm spring breeze gently brushed againstView full post »

Surprise Proposal at Amicalola Falls: Dylan + Gracie

Morning Came at Amicalola Falls The sun was just cresting over the mountain tops and the first glimmer of lightView full post »

Dunwoody Baptist Church + Ventanas Wedding: Lisa + Dennis

Extravagant Ventanas Wedding Lisa & Dennis exchanged their vows this past weekend at Dunwoody Baptist ChurchView full post »

Slow Down: Photography Tip

Time Flies As wedding photographers our days can last from 10 to 15 hours. Talk about getting in yourView full post »

Roswell Waterfall Engagement Session: Evelyn + Ryan

OMG this Roswell Waterfall Engagement Session… Have you ever felt like you were dreaming while stillView full post »

Photography Tip: What is Included?

Sharing What is Included Sharing with your couples what is included in their wedding collection from your very firstView full post »

WEDDING TIP: Minimize Your locations

A Good Kind of Tricky To best maximize your photo time on your wedding day, we recommend minimizing the number of photoView full post »

Baby Annie Newborn Lifestyle Session: Dawsonville GA

We are so excited to show you Annie’s Newborn Lifestyle session. Our hearts are literally so full we can’tView full post »

FEATURE: North & Peach: Emily + Jonathan

We did a happy dance of excitement today as the notification came in that Emily + Jonathan’s gorgeous wedding hasView full post »

He Asked Surprise Proposal Dahlonega GA: Tyler + Katherine

The first email from Tyler came in on January 2nd and we were already so excited! He wanted to propose to hisView full post »

How to find Your Creativity

Aren’t we all Creative? At least once a week we hear the phrase “Gosh I wish I was as creative asView full post »

WEDDING TIP: Wear a Long Veil

There is something just so magical when it comes to putting on a long, flowing, wispy piece of fabric that makes youView full post »

Thankful Thursday: Life – Memories – Moments

Life, Memories, Moments This week has been a whirlwind of life changing memories + moments happening within a splitView full post »

Date Nights – What to do in the Winter

Date Nights Brandon and I lovelovelove our date nights!!:) We just celebrated 9 years of marriage in August and we haveView full post »

How to create a warm + inviting atmosphere for your Clients during their photography session

Creating that Inviting Atmosphere Being the main subject in front of a camera for an hour or more can make people feelView full post »

St. Luke Wedding in Dahlonega Georgia: Anna + Ohki

Anna + Ohki exchanged their vows at St. Luke Catholic Church in Dahlonega, Georgia followed by a gorgeous reception atView full post »

2018 Year In Review Highlight Reel

Highlight Reel 2018… FILLED OUR HEARTS with abundant joy, beyond beautiful couples, epic adventures, and so manyView full post »


Time for 2018 Bloopers and Behind the Scenes from the Horns Though I have much to write to you, I would rather not useView full post »

A Proposal Story in Dahlonega: Hallie + Taylor

A Proposal Story in Dahlonega The melodic sound of rain dripped to a magical rhythm from the twinkle lights that hungView full post »

Evergreen Farm Maternity Session: Emily + Bobby

Farm Maternity Session This past weekend we had the amazing joy of documenting Emily + Bobby’s evergreen farmView full post »

Our New Christmas Traditions

Christmas Traditions Both of us grew up with family traditions for the holidays. For instance, Brandon’s familyView full post »

Christmas at Ponce City Engagement Session: Anna + Michael

Christmas at Ponce City Engagement Session We first met Anna & Michael when we were documenting Kari andView full post »

Let’s talk business darlings + Mentoring Sessions

Mentoring Sessions Let’s talk business darlings. How about mentoring sessions? Typically we as creatives,View full post »

Holiday Family Shoot: The Ley Family

Holliday Family Shoot The weekend before Thanksgiving we had the blessing of documenting the love the Ley familyView full post »

Roswell Engagement Session: Katie + Ted

Roswell Engagement Session The river was swollen from 5 days of rain and the thunder of the falls could be heard for aView full post »

West Milford Farms Wedding: Carrie + Donnie

Carrie and Donnie celebrate their West Milford Farms Wedding Five days of gloomy rain and thick gray clouds gave way toView full post »

A few tidbits + 33 days of thankfulness

The Holiday Season is upon us Today, Brandon and I began looking forward to this beautiful holiday season ofView full post »

The Ruins at Kellum Valley Farm Wedding, Cleveland GA: Ashtyn + Mat

Ruins at Kellum Valley Farm Wedding They danced the night away as the warmth of their breath could be seen in theView full post »

Baby Chloe Lifestyle Newborn Session

First Two became one, Then two became three Just over a year ago Ashley + Chris exchanged their vows and became husbandView full post »

Gorgeous Foxhall Wedding: Kacy + Matt

Foxhall Wedding Kacy + Matt exchanged their vows this past weekend at Foxhall Resort. Their amazing friends and familyView full post »

Historic Dekalb Courthouse Wedding: Kiah + Aaron

Continuous Smiles The sun shined like drops of golden glimmer through the fall leaves this past Saturday. Kiah + AaronView full post »

North Georgia Fall Engagement Session: Lindsay + Chase

Here is to their North Georgia Fall Engagement Session It was all planned out. He stayed home from work that day makingView 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.Visit our Vimeo page to see our most recent wedding films.

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.