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Engagement & wedding photographer in atlanta, ga

I have a love for authentic, timeless, light-filled imagery that tells each couple and families unique story. My light and airy with a pop of color images speak to all adventure loving, fun and even quirky couples + families. I believe in capturing fleeting moments and preserving them through heirloom quality prints, canvases, and albums so that you can cherish them for a lifetime! 

because you want              than snapshots
you want true connections and cherished memories

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I am a sucker for love stories. Seriously, I want to hear ALL about how y'all met, how the proposal happened, and all the romantic details you're bursting to share!  I want to know which one said I Love You first. Your favorite date place and probably the most important of all, what your favorite wine is! 

Getting to know you is super helpful for me going into your session or wedding so I know how to best create the perfect images that reflect each personality and couples connect. 

"I don't photograph well" or "I'm afraid I'll look awkward or not know what to do with my hands"
These are some of the most common concerns I hear regularly. Great news, I photograph very well ;-). I've got you! One of the things I pride myself in is making my clients all feel comfortable in front of the camera. Some don't even know I'm there, but that's usually because I have my 200mm and I'm hiding in the bushes capturing all their cuteness and true connection. 
Think of it this way, we're just friends hanging out, having a good time, cracking jokes, tripping over rocks (this girl), and I just happen to be clicking some pictures of you along the way. :) 
I will gently guide you into flattering poses and natural moments with prompts for you to follow. 

 Let's go out and have some fun! 

When getting your engagement photos done, loads of brides have tons of questions on what to wear. Not to worry, I have your back! Once your session is booked I will send you a styling guide that will help prepare you for your session. You'll see what colors and patterns photograph the best, and I even have a client closet you may choose from to wear during your session as a courtesy for booking with me.  Dresses are always  dry cleaned after each use, several have never been worn!
 
One thing is certain, you're going to look FABULOUS! 


getting to know you 

what to wear 

i will gently direct you

the love experience 

Let's chat!  I thrive on personal connections and building relationships with my clients. We can chat however you are the most comfortable; on the phone, in person or via e-mail, to see if we're a great fit. No two weddings, engagements or family sessions are alike, so I want to make sure that I am the perfect fit as your photographer from the very beginning. I want your experience to be as unforgettable as the artwork you receive. After all, once you hang them on your walls, you'll be looking at them for a lifetime. 

Send me an email and let's get this adventure started! 

1. Say Hello

2. Planning your portraits

Once we confirm the date, receive your retainer and signed contract, we will begin the planning phase. Here I will walk you through my process, provide you with a style guide, and send out my client welcome guide to you which is full of handy tips and even some preferred vendors I've met along the way. 

Vendors include: 
Hair, Make-Up Artist, Wedding Coordinator, Wedding Venues

Communication is key and I'm here, even if you think you have a small insignificant question, trust me I've heard just about everything, please send me an email. 

Have questions on what to wear? 
Need to see if the outfits for your family session are coordinating? 
Want to try and find a Hair & MUA? 

3. ask me Anything

Let's have a blast and make it FUN!  By the time we're done, we'll feel like old friends laughing about the college days and how we just couldn't wait to be in the corporate world. Boy were we wrong right?! 

I'm not just your photographer. I play a very active role in making sure your day goes as smoothly as possible so that you can relax and enjoy the day you've dreamed about your entire life.  I will be there to grab you a water, make sure your dress is fixed, your veil is falling perfectly and to even help your Grandmother find the restroom.  I will be your calm support and comfort through the day and to remind you to relax, breathe and take in this day. It will be over before you know it!

4. Let's Shoot!

For portraits, photos will be ready in 2-3 weeks. We will schedule your reveal date at the end of your photo session. If you've opted for heirloom products, this will be the time that we design those products together.  1-2 weeks after your wedding, be on the look out for a sneak peek on Instagram + Facebook.  6-8 weeks after your wedding, we will schedule a Reveal date where we will view all your finalized images together and I will take you through using your online gallery and sharing it with friends and family. In addition, we will design your heirloom products, such as your wedding album or wall art, so that you can have them in your home and cherish them forever. 


5. your photographs

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The Process

Weddings begin at $3000

Framed Fine-art prints | Heirloom Albums | canvases begin at $200

portraits begin at $800

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"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

Ashlea R.

"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!

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