From my point of view as 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 their engagement session to their dream Atlanta or destination wedding, followed by them starting their family and watching it grow through my lens.
My favorite part is the love stories. I guess you could say that I am a big sap. I LIVE for these stories! From a very young age, there are two things that I have always loved, reading romantic novels, and taking pictures! Capturing the true, pure, raw emotion between two people, that spark, that connection, THAT is why I left my corporate job in Atlanta of 15 years and dove headfirst into turning my passion into a fulltime business.
Fun fact time... I also have a collection of cool vintage cameras. Which I'm sure my husband, Tim, wishes I would stop adding to.
I have been published internationally as The Best Atlanta Wedding Photographer, over 100 times in several magazines, blogs and on a variety of websites. I have a few feature publications coming up in Atlanta Style Wedding Magazine.
am so excited you're here! I am a wife, mother, and I enjoy perhaps a bit too much creamer in my coffee. I am an Atlanta wedding, engagement and family photographer based out of the Greater West Georgia area. I love capturing timeless, bright and airy with a pop of color, natural real emotion filled images for my couples and could not imagine doing anything else than what I am doing right now!
I am also mentor for fellow wedding photographers and I enjoy helping those who are just learning photography to learn what their camera is capable of and how to turn their vision into a reality. I teach them how to use manual mode, shoot with kelvin to get the best skin tones and how to understand the golden triangle. I'm very open with my students and teach them how I got the title best Atlanta Wedding Photographer 2020. I offer online mentoring and in person mentoring for photographers in the Atlanta area who are interested in learning wedding photography. I design, plan and host some of the most popular styled wedding shoots in the Atlanta area. If you're a photographer or looking to get into wedding photography then please reach out to see what I have coming up.
I am excited to announce that Forever Love Atlanta Wedding Photography is growing. I've added 3 amazing associate photographers to the company as well as teaming up with some of the best wedding videographers in Atlanta to offer videography for wedding days and events as an add-on to my wedding packages. I'll be updating with pictures of the team of wedding photographers I have working with me very soon! I'm expanding to cover the entire Southeastern United States with the plans of being able to photograph weddings across the entire United States. Weddings, Destination Weddings & Atlanta Weddings at historical places like the Swan House Atlanta are my favorites!!!
We are an Atlanta 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 love movies and just spending time as a family! We travel as often as we can and are marking off locations on our bucket list such as the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and other great locations across the country.
When I am not behind the camera, planning a wedding or engagement session, or editing one of these gorgeous wedding albums, you can find me hanging out with the family playing cards, vacationing at the beach or in the mountains, hiking one of the many beautiful trails around Atlanta, or 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! Let's Chat!
Behind The Scenes
Taken at Providence Canyon State Park during a family session, April 3, 2021
A snapshot into my life as your wedding photographer base in Atlanta
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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. He also works as my assistant as Atlanta Wedding Photographers. He's my rock and without him I couldn't do what I love as an Atlanta Wedding Photographer.
I love you so much my love, forever and always yours! <3
Tim & Tamela at atlanta Braves game 2019
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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 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. Being the daughter of a wedding photographer has it's perks too, she shares my passion for photography is a great amateur photographer.
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! He is also very photogenic that he is a photographers dream to photograph.
Charlie - People's choice award winner 2021
pretty little posers Magazine
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Tulips are one of my favorite flowers. When I began my journey in photography, flowers were my main focus. Since then, I've won 15 awards for floral and macro photography and have been published over 60 times .
Mother's day tuplips 2018
"Tamela at Forever Love is truly the best Wedding Photographers! 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!"
venue 92 | wedding woodstock, Ga
Sammy & Stephen
"Tamela did 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 for capturing your special day!💕"
Luna Wedding | Brumby Hall & Gardens, Marietta, GA
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 family photos!"
Family Session, skidaway island, savannah, GA
The Aycock Family
"I cannot express with words how much we love the images that Ella (Tamela) created with my husband and I. She is so much fun to work with and captured perfect, precious moments between the two of us! We can't recommend her enough! 💕"
adventure session, Cheaha mountain, cheaha state park, Alabama
Salli & Taylor
"Absolutely beautiful work, the owner Tamela is simply the sweetest! 10/10 would highly recommend. I cannot say enough nice or good things about her, her work, and her business! So professional and quick to respond."
Florals by April w/ Into the Field
"Tamela is patient, kind, creative and simply the best. She and her team are amazing at what they do and I'm so happy to have worked with her several times in the past and I look forward to working with her on our future shoots, too!"
One year session, white oak park, Dallas, GA
Brittany & Chris
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Let's chat! I cannot wait to hear from you! Let's connect and chat about your dream Atlanta wedding experience and how I can help you preserve those once-in-a-lifetime memories!