Being a wife and busy mom to two beautiful and energetic kids, so I know firsthand how important it is to capture these times in your growing families lives before they slip away all too fast. My goal is to create lasting relationships with my clients and grow with them through all stages of their life, from engagement to their dream wedding, to starting their family and watching it grow through my lens.
You could say that I am a big sap. I LIVE for love stories! From a very young age, there are two things that I have always loved, reading love novels, and taking pictures! Capturing the raw emotion between two people, that spark, the connection, THAT is why I left my corporate job of 15 years and dove headfirst into turning my hobby into a fulltime business.
When I am not behind the camera, you can find me hanging out with the family all cozy on the couch, wrapped in my big fluffy blanket watching the a movie with Charlie curled up in my lap or sitting at my desk working on my next YouTube tutorial for photographers!


Wedding, Engagement & Family Photographer based in Atlanta

I'm tamela 

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am so excited you're here! I am a wife, mother, lover of Pugs and a bit too much creamer in my coffee.  I am an engagement, wedding, and family photographer based out of the Greater Atlanta area. I love capturing timeless, vibrant, emotion filled images for my clients and could not image doing anything else than what I am doing right now!

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Fun fact time... I am finishing Bachelors in Business Management and I'm set to graduate this fall! I have a collection of old cameras, including the one I used as a child that started my passion for photography. I have been published over 100 times in several magazines, blogs and on a variety of websites. I am also an editing mentor for fellow photographers and I also help those who are just learning photography to learn what their camera is capable of and how to turn their vision into a reality.
We are a household of animal lovers, my adorable 5 year old little girl Michaela, my husband and assistant Tim, and of course myself. I also have a 16 year old son who lives in Minnesota with his father. We have a Pug named Charlie and 4 cats, Sophie, Sarah, Sammy & Shakespeare AKA Hamlet. We have a love for movies and just spending time as a family! O... and we all share an absolute love for ice cream and Mexican food!
When I am not behind the camera, you can find me hanging out with the family all cozy on the couch, wrapped in my big fluffy blanket watching a movie with Charlie curled up in my lap or sitting at my desk working on my next YouTube tutorial for photographers! 

I can't wait to meet you and create a lasting friendship!

A snapshot into my life

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Tim is not only my husband but my biggest supporter, my best friend and the man who's seen me at my lowest, loved me still and helped me climb back up to the top again. He is the love of my life and my soul mate. I'd be completely lost without him by my side. He's with me at almost every session and wedding because he doesn't want anything to happen to me but he's also my assistant, can take a mean picture and is great with lighting when I need to use my off camera flash. 

I love you so much my love, forever and always yours! <3 

Tim & Tamela at  Braves game 2019

my Huband

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Michaela is my miracle child. I was told after Jacob that I'd never be able to have another child. She was a surprise 11 years later. Then, two days after she was born we were met with the devastating news that she had a neuroblastoma tumor on her left adrenal gland. We met with the best pediatric oncologists in Georgia and started a plan for hopefully saving her life. God had better plans. At our 3 month check up with the oncologist they were stunned to find that even though we had yet to start any treatments, the neuroblastoma had vanished and I mean there wasn't even a trace that it had ever existed. She is now a healthy and thriving, energetic 5 year old. 

My sweet michaela 

Miracles do happen

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This is my baby, Charlie. His full name is quite funny actually, Sir Charles Pugsington the III Duke of Kibble. We're a silly family who loves puns, memes and all things that make us giggle. His name was no exception to that rule. We got Charlie at 12 weeks in January 2021 and he's been our loyal, rambunctious, face licking, feet warming, best friend ever since! 

Charlie - People's choice award winner 2021
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Tulips are by far my favorite flower but I'd be hard pressed to find one that I absolutely didn't love. When I began my journey in photography, flowers were my main focus. Since, I've won 15 awards for floral and macro photography and have been published over 60 times. 

Mother's day tuplips 2018

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"Tamela did absolutely an amazing job of capturing our wedding day! She really knows how to get the best shot, and the prints were all so perfect! I highly recommend Tamela as your Georgia Wedding Photographer!"

Luna Wedding | Brumby hall, Marietta

Marie & Myles

"Not only is Tamela professional and accommodating, but she is also one of the most patient and nicest people I’ve ever met! She is so good at what she does, and I’m already looking forward to our next session with her! Highly recommend for your Georgia family photos!"

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The Aycock Family

"Tamela does a great job with all aspects of making the photos great, from helping to pick the places, getting us in the great poses, being patient with us when we take a while to get it right. Then does a great job in the production of the pictures! Recommend her highly!!"

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The Gentry Family

"Tamela at Forever Love is truly the best Atlanta Wedding Photographer! She has photographed an engagement shoot, my wedding, a gender reveal, and is working with me on another shoot upcoming! She makes you feel comfortable and delivers high-quality prints and images! After she captured my wedding, I told her she had a client for life and it’s still true. If you’re looking for someone to capture a special moment, you won’t be disappointed with her!"

Wedding | venue 92

Sammy & Stephen

"Tamela is AMAZING!!!! She puts so much effort into her photos. I’ve booked her for senior photos, engagement photos, and even my wedding photos. HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend. I love her."

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