marta station bridal shoot | atlanta wedding photographer | bridal

Marta stations aren't known to be glamorous, but I've been dying to shoot at this particular station for a while and this day, was that day. If you live in/near Atlanta, then you probably know about Peachtree Station. Ya know, the one with the extremely long escalator? 

Well I got to collaborate with fellow photographer The Tinsley Co. for this edgy bridal shoot and I CANNOT express how important "community over competition" is. Before we knew it, we had the model and date picked out it's really cool to see how two people can photograph the same thing but get two different results. 

decatur square surprise engagement | atlanta wedding photographer | love stories

A few weeks ago I got to photograph my first surprise proposal and if I'm honest, I want all of my engagement sessions to be a surprise! Dustin and Amelia have been dating for 9 years so he knows her well and it showed in the planning! Not only do they have plenty of history in Decatur Square, but Dustin even surprised her with both of their families hiding around the corner and I got to capture the sweetest moments! 

One of my favorite parts about photographing love stories is just watching all the sweet moments unfold. From a cute little ice cream date at Jeni's to slow dancing to Ed Sheeran in an alleyway, this is definitely going down in the books as one of my favorites. Congrats to the future Mr. and Mrs. Cline!

charm school launch party | videography

2018 is the year of putting myself out there and I've recently decided to take on the craft of videography. Sadly I had no luck finding classes in Atlanta for the style of videos that I wanted to create, so I took matters into my own hands.

When I signed up to learn more about Charm School by the lovely Kristine Cooke over at Simply Charming Socials, I got the idea to bring my camera. Later I found out that Kristine actually planned on adding video content to the course and I've started a future partnership just by asking. Anyway, you can check out the video below and let me know what you think!

Special thanks to:
Bridal Shop | The Sentimentalist
Photographer | Paige Molina
Branding | K. Cooke Designs
Beauty Services | Cienna Rose
AILA Cosmetics

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out dream yourself.

2017 brought A LOT of growth and change for me. I started the year thinking I was going to move up from my internship at a digital ad agency and put my degree to good use not even a year after graduating (one can dream right), but I quickly realized that wasn't my path. So I left the agency in March and started Still Moment Photography in April. To be honest, everything felt a bit rushed; the name, what kind of photography I wanted to pursue, and what I wanted Still Moment to be. I originally wanted to focus on weddings and portraits; emphasis on weddings because I wanted to pursue photography as a full-time business, but I also gotta get up out of my parents' house! Through building my portfolio, making my friends model for me, and working with models I found on Instagram, I somehow wound up in the world of fashion photography.

I've always loved fashion; I even wanted to be a fashion designer from about the ages of 10-14. I never in a million years would have thought I'd be doing fashion photography and working with signed models. Hell, I never thought I'd pick up a DSLR camera or pursue photography as a business, but life is unexpected and 2017 has taught me to appreciate it. So I took the path life presented and enjoyed the ride. These past six months have been filled with so much creative freedom, discovering my style, getting comfortable with my photographic eye, and getting to meet some bomb ass ladies! But like I said, this was all unexpected and one day I realized that I was headed in a different direction. I knew I needed a change that would embody MY style and not just one specific style of photography, thus the name Indigo Tidewell. 

So why the name Indigo Tidewell? This actually started out as a name for a tiny human (I really like naming things), but something just felt right about the name in the midst of wanting to rebrand.  This time around I took my time figuring out what Indigo Tidewell to be. Of course I took to Pinterest for branding tips, creative goals, and inspirational quotes. I found this really cool article that suggested personifying your brand. What characteristics would your brand have as a person? Describe their style. How would they act among friends or strangers? For me this took brand identity to a whole new level and made it easy for me to decide what Indigo Tidewell would be and how I wanted the brand to connect with clients. The color indigo represents creativity, ambition,  sincerity, and the "New Age" way of thinking. Tidewell isn't an actual word (not even on Urban Dictionary), but for me it represents freedom, adventure, and letting myself be open.

"I wonder how many people have had the taste of perfect in their mouths, only to spit it out, convinced, that somewhere, perfect, was waiting to dance upon their tongues?" 

This is a poem by my absolutely favorite, Tyler Knott Gregson! I pinned this as a reminder to cancel self-doubt. To enjoy the journey, the growth process, and to not get so hung up on mistakes and comparisons. I think the biggest mistake I made in the beginning was looking at someone else's success whose been working for years and thinking that's where I was supposed to be. My brain is full of ideas that I'm ready to take on with optimism and openness in 2018. So here's to out dreaming myself! 

If you're thinking of starting a business or rebranding, here are some of the sites I used: 

Brand Identity Infographic
Develop a Solid Brand Identity in 5 Steps
Create a Brand Board for Your Business
Branding Your Business and Connecting with Clients
The Psychology of Color