Goodbye, Martin

Since 7th grade, you’ve called me yours. You adopted me as your own and told everyone I was your daughter. When I’d talk about you to others, I’d say you were one of my two dads. You were my bonus dad and one of my biggest supporters. You were my family. You’ve been at all…

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Five Year Wedding Anniversary Photos – Abbye + Art

Husband and wife standing smiling in front of City Springs building with blue sky and clouds

I love when couples from my past reach out and ask for updated photographs. And then I sit in shock as they remind me it’s been five years since I made their engagement images. How does that even happen? It doesn’t seem like five years. It’s cool to catch up. To realize they remember the…

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2020 High School Seniors

High school senior twirling in pink smoke on a covered bridge

So this year didn’t play out as we expected, did it? Digital learning started mid-March. The school year ended three weeks early. Prom was canceled. Sports were canceled. Graduation ceremonies aren’t guaranteed. Did you even get a chance to make the senior photographs you dreamed of creating? If you didn’t get to make special photographs…

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Professional Headshot in Canton, GA – Ann Calloway with Silver Fern Co

Professional headshot in Canton - Ann Calloway of Silver Fern Co bookkeeping and accounting

I had the pleasure of photographing Ann recently to update her professional headshot in Canton. She needed a new image to represent herself online that was professional and current. I love headshot sessions because it gives me a glimpse into other peoples’ lives and professions. To learn what motivates them, what got them into the…

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Hi, I’m Kelley.

Kelley Wenzel smiling in a light blue shirt

It was nine years ago today that I was getting on a plane in San Diego to come home. My head was swirling. I had just finished a photography workshop with Blue Lily and it was the beginning of my insatiable need to leave corporate and start my own photography business. To do something that…

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Atlanta Birth Story – North Fulton Hospital – Luca Arrives

Pregnant mom yelling and pushing to deliver her baby with the help of her doula and certified nurse midwife

It was just over a year and a half since I had photographed Charlotte’s first birth. We were together for over thirty hours as she labored, switched from a birthing facility to a hospital, and then gave birth on day two. At the start of this birthing experience, we both hoped and prayed it would…

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Christmas Family Photos in Downtown Canton

Mom and Dad hugging and kissing their sweet son in front of a live Christmas tree

This sweet family is in for an incredible treat as one of the chosen families of Sunshine on a Ranney Day. They’re getting a room makeover for their boy Stetson come the new year and I can’t wait to see the magic they create! Kathryn asked her mom to meet us in downtown Canton to…

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Fun Canton Family Photo Session at the Lake

Five young cousins laughing hysterically while dressed for fall at the lake

This wasn’t a normal family session. But then, this isn’t a normal family. When you know in advance that Dad has a shirt with his wife’s face printed repeatedly over the ENTIRE shirt…it’s not normal at all. Especially when it’s planned as a surprise for her for the day of. But the best laid plans…

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