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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 Wolf Mountain Dahlonega 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 Wedding: Erin + Steven

The entire day was forecasted for rain… but when God wants something to happen He makes it beautiful! AsView full post »

Paige + Walker SUN KISSED Misty Mountain Engagement Session

This past Friday we had the joyful blessing of documenting a spring engagement session for Paige + Walker. The sessionView full post »

Modern Business Headshots: Atlanta Georgia

The days of impersonal “serious strait face” headshot with a plain white background are over. ThankView full post »

OUR LIVING ROOM: Before + After REVEAL

The closest words I can use to express the feeling we have to finally share this room would be beyond joyfullyView full post »

Southern Spring Intimate Wedding: Andrea + Roman

It was like something strait out of a movie. A warm spring breeze gently brushed against cheeks and shoulders of guestView full post »

Surprise Proposal at Amicalola Falls: Dylan + Gracie

The sun was just cresting over the mountain tops and the first glimmer of light fell upon the quiet morning. As theView 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 »

Photography Tip: Slow Down

As wedding photographers our days can last from 10 hours to 15 hours. Talk about getting in your “steps” onView full post »

Roswell Waterfall E-Session: Evelyn + Ryan

Have you ever felt like you were dreaming while still awake… so alive + present in a moment that the rest of theView full post »

Photography Tip: What is Included?

Sharing with your couples what is included in their wedding collection from your very first meeting is so vital toView full post »

WEDDING TIP: Minimize Your locations

To best maximize your photo time on your wedding day, we recommend minimizing the number of photo shoot locations.View full post »

Baby Annie Newborn Lifestyle Session: Dawsonville GA

Our hearts are literally so full we can’t even contain ourselves this week! Words are not even enough when itView 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 »

2018 BLOOPERS + BEHIND THE SCENES REEL

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 »

Gorgeous Autumn Engagement Session in Dahlonega GA: Paige + Walker

Fierce Love – Autumn Engagement Session His spirit animal is the wolverine with fierce confidence and wildView full post »

North Carolina Fall Engagement Session: Randee + Hans

North Carolina Fall Engagement It was flight school and Randee was 1 of 8 amazing women training to be a pilot in aView full post »

Snake Bites + A wood Burning Stove: Life Lately

Life Lately To be honest life lately has been… well a little crazy. We are officially in wedding season which weView full post »

Engagement Tip: Layered Looks

Engagement Session Layered Looks Since we are getting into fall and most of our tips are typically for the ladiesView full post »

Fall Engagement Session in Dahlonega GA: Anna + Ohki

There are just some people that you instantly feel comfortable around, as if you have known them forever. Anna + OhkiView full post »

Engagement Session Tip: SUIT & TIE

Engagement Session Tip Time for a Suit & Tie FROM JAMES BOND TO DON DRAPER… MEN look most striking in aView full post »

Two Year Anniversary Shoot: Iche + JuRiel

This is only their Two Year Anniversary Three years ago we met Iche + JuRiel as they were planning for their gorgeousView full post »

20 Year Vow Renewal: Cyndi + Thomas

Vow Renewal Photography 20 years ago their wedding photographer didn’t show up. So when we got the call from herView full post »

Engagement Shoot Tip: Dress It UP

Engagement Shoot Tip: Dress it Up HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT… Rocking a sequined gown, tulle skirt or a flowerView full post »

Half Year Anniversary Session in Downtown Dahlonega: Kami + Westley

Six Month Anniversary Session Downtown Dahlonega This weekend we had the blessing of meeting Kami + Westley! TheyView full post »

Morning Light Engagement Session Dahlonega Georgia: Sarah + Ron

This Morning Light Engagement Session is beautiful but first their wonderful story. How the lovebirds met He lived inView full post »

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

WEDDING TIP: Know your wedding photographers before you say yes!

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

Ponce City Market Engagement Session: Erin + Steven

This Ponce City Market Engagement Session is so Cute We are seriously beyond blessed with each couple we have theView 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

Epic waterfall! You had us at waterfall! Brandon and I lovelovelove seeking dreamy, wild, less-traveled places toView full post »

Three Year Married Life In-Home Anniversary Session: Betsey + Will

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

Dahlonega Family Shoot: Pfeiffer Family

Dahlonega Family Shoot We are so excited to be sharing the Pfeiffer Family session! Two years ago we documented RachelView full post »

WEDDING DAY TIP: FIRST DANCE CHATTING

Its your wedding day. Share your First Dance The first dance is one of our most favorite moments to capture. It remindsView full post »

Dahlonega Engagement Session: Haley + Kyle

This Dahlonega Engagement Session is a real tear jerker Tissue Warning! The story really begins with Haley’sView 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 »

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.