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I am so blessed and honored that you all chose Kanella Photography to capture your BIG day or your sweet family memories. You all hold a special place in my heart. So many of you at first may have been clients but as always you become my friends. ❤

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Sunday, July 01, 2018
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I was so excited to be not only online published but paper published with Premier Weddings of Atlanta!!  View it here!   

Editor's Choice Award
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
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  I am honored to announce that I have been selected as a winner of a 2018 Two Bright Lights Editors’ Choice Award!I was super excited about getting this in my email inbox just this week!!Thank you to all my fabulous brides and grooms for allowing me to document your wedding day.Getting published is a honor and is not taken lightly with me. This award is a celebration of Two Bright Lights members whose number of published features in 2017 put them among the top 1% of the community. Editors’ Choice winners were published across many of the most respected lifestyle, wedding and other print and digital publications in the United States and worldwide.It is a great distinction to be recognized alongside this group of talented photographers and creative professionals. Over the past year, my features have given me the opportunity to increase exposure of my work and it is exciting to receive this award in recognition of my effort.Below is the email that made my day..... just thought I would share!!  CongratulationsYou are a 2018 Editor's Choice Award Winner! Cue the celebratory emojis! The Editor's Choice Awards  honor Two Bright Lights submitters whose work was continually recognized by top print magazines, blogs, and websites. We want to take the time to commend your hard work and commitment to getting published all year long. ...

engagement
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
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Sweet Engagement Story - Kristia and Ryan Sweet Couple's Engagement Story  1. How did you find each other? Ryan and I met through his roommate’s girlfriend, who happened to be in the same sorority as me in Athens, GA .She asked me to come down to south Georgia with her for the weekend so she could visit her boyfriend (now fiancé), and happenedto mention that his roommate was single, so I decided to go with her to see what southGeorgia was all about. So Ryan and Imet blindly through a match-up created by his roommate and my sorority sister. 2. What was your ah ha moment that made you think that this person is the one?It wasn’t necessarily an “ah ha moment” that made me realize Ryan was theperson that I would marry. It was more the fact that we were both willing to travel 3.5 hours each trip to spend time witheach other (even if it was only for the weekend). I knew Ryan was the one as he continued to showhow much he cared for me and how much he was willing to put forth to our relationship. What had started out as a blind-date,weekend shenanigan has turned out be the rest of my life and I could not be more thrilled to share every moment together. 3. Something that the other person does that you think is cute, or adorable? If you don't have one list a great quality about them. The compassion and commitment that Ryan shows and ...

Christian and Emily
Thursday, July 20, 2017
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Wedding Day - Christian and Emily "Christian and I met a few years ago at a Bible conference through mutual friends. Our paths didn't cross again for a while. It was at a friend's birthday party that we danced and after that started talking more. I don't remember the moment I knew he was the one. I guess it dawned on me slowly. I knew from the start that we were a great pair. Talking to him and getting to know him was so easy. It felt so natural. Like it was just meant to be. The quality I admire most about him is his loyalty and dedication. To God, to me, and to his job. He's all around an amazing man. When I think about my wedding day, my heart beats faster. I was not nervous at all. I'm so incredibly excited that I get to be his wife.""I guess the best I can describe my vision that I had for my wedding was country/rustic with just the right touch of elegance. I'm a country girl at heart and I really wanted my guests to just have a wonderfully fun time. I wanted the atmosphere to be laid back while still honoring all the old wedding traditions. I chose sunflowers because they're my favorite. They're such cheerful flowers. And I wanted it outside because some of my best memories growing up have been outside- and it's close to God I feel.  Was in love with my dress, I wanted to feel like a princess and I did."“My advice to couples planning a wedding would be ...

A wedding planned from abroad
Saturday, February 11, 2017
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A Wedding Planned from abroad I am happy to finally catch up with some blogging and to post some pictures of this gorgeous wedding!! Anthony and Robin met during their time in tech school, which is where the military learns and trained them on the specific job they've chosen. Both Robin an Anthony are in the Air force. Robin stated "I was sitting in what we called the "snack shack" after a long day at class and was laughing at something my friend had said when a really handsome guy walked through the door. Now, keep in mind that I had just graduated from Basic Military Training (two months with nothing but healthy, "good for you" food) and I was really hurting. As fate would have it he just so happened to be carrying a 10 piece chicken nugget. We made eye contact, he smiled, and then he walked over to say his very first words to me. "Want a chicken nugget?" We got to know each other and I think I ended up eating the rest of the nuggets by the end of the night." Fun facts about the couple:"Well Anthony and I both love video games. We've always got each others backs in Call of Duty, and we love playing Destiny together. Destiny is a one player game and we always fight over the controller. Its actually gotten to the point that I think we're going to buy another game console to be able play with each other. Anthony has taught me how to long board and even bought me my ...