Real couples, REAL stories
The first time I meet a couple is during their engagement photo session. This is literally the perfect way for us to connect and helps everyone feel more comfortable. I will always recommend meeting before your wedding even if you do not book an engagement session. Because you don't want someone you don't know and aren't sure you're even comfortable with showing up to your wedding and trying to capture one of the most intimate days of your life.
dream weddings at gorgous places
I absolutely love weddings. I shoot in an editorial, photo journalistic mixed with fine-art style. What this means is I will quietly document your day capturing all those spontaneous, heartfelt moments that will preserve the emotion and joy from your big day. I'll also take you away and we will craft some romantic, fine-art portraits while I gently guiding and posing you so your portraits reflect your personalities.
The reason behind everything
There is nothing that I find more delightful than pulling out the old albums my grandparents put together of all our family photographs. To be able to look back on various times in my life, especially those I was too young to remember, fills me with such a wide range of emotions. The Nostalgia can sometimes trigger sensory memories too, like the smell of the warm salty air at the beach or the orange scented cleaner they used in our hotel room. These are times we will never get back but to have them preserved is simply priceless. That's why I'm so passionate about capturing family portraits during all stages of life and designing these treasured memories into beautiful fine-art prints or heirloom albums, so you can enjoy these moments for a lifetime!
family session at skidaway park
The Aycock's are one of the sweetest, quick whited families I've ever had the privilege of photographing. Marcie and Ash met shortly after college and their love bloomed into this loving, adventurous family. Their two children are a pure joy to be around. They chose to have their family photos taken at Skidaway Island Park in Savannah Georgia, because they come and walk or ride their bikes through here almost daily. I'm jealous that they live so close to this gorgeous location.
wedding at brumby hall
Brumby Hall in Marietta Georgia, is stunning on it's own right. But when you hold a wedding at this lovely venue it simply transforms into something magical.
I have know Myles and Marie for a number of years, so when they asked me to capture their wedding I was thrilled to have the opportunity to capture their one-of-a-kind love story.
adventurous husband & wife session
I had the privilege of photographing Salli & Taylor a few years ago out at Historic Banning Mills. It was beautiful out there but boy was it HOT! This session I had a bit of a dilemma, how do you top the location of Banning Mills with their waterfalls, river, and historic charms? Then it dawned on me, a couple who loves to explore the wilderness would enjoy hiking to the top of Cheaha Mountain in Alabama for their session. Sure enough, that's exactly what we did! We had a blast! The hike was almost straight down at first which posed a bit of a challenge for someone who's got two left feet, me, but we made it nonetheless. The views were spectacular and for February in Alabama the weather was nice and mild. Not too hot and not too cold. After having fun dancing on top of the mountain, we headed for our cars. The problem was the almost vertical climb back up. Dun, dun dunnnnnn! We took our time, and paused for a few breaks but eventually we made it to the summit once more. Phew, let me tell you. I am sore even three days later but boy oh boy was it worth it!
"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
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!