Rachael Riedinger, owner, designer, and maker of Neva Opet, is one of the funniest people, with the most infectious smile and laugh. It is very hard to not laugh until you cry when Rachael is around. And bonus, she makes the most gorgeous and luxurious leather bags! When she and I started discussing her fall/winter look book, we were immediately on the same page, and I knew this was going to be an amazing experience. Neva Opet has added some amazing new designs and leathers into their collection this season. Look at that navy leather! It’s even dreamier in person! The olive soft leather, does it get any better? Christmas is just around the corner, maybe you should leave the Neva Opet website up on your special someone’s computer. Or better yet, just buy yourself one, I’m sure you deserve it!
So lucky to have worked with an amazing group of women on this photo shoot!
Leather Bags, Clutches, and Wallets: Neva Opet
Stylist: Katie Ewing
Clothes: Abbey Glass Studios and Porte
Models: Kelsey Lee and Susannah Caviness
Sim and Jeff got married in Ireland, (how dreamy?). They had to have a party to celebrate their nuptials with their family and friends in Atlanta. Sim and Jeff are the kind of couple that make you believe in real love. Not storybook love, but real “partners in life” kind of love. Their wedding party was full of love and happiness from all of the guests helping them celebrate. The celebration took place at the beautiful historic house The Gardens at Great Oaks. All of the event planning, and gorgeous florals were done by Bliss Weddings and Events of Atlanta. I am so grateful to be a part of such a wonderful celebration, and to work with such a great team.
I recently spent the morning at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. This is one of my very favorite places in the city. Most recently the gardens are hosting an exhibit by Dale Chihuly, an amazing glass blowing artist. If you live in the Atlanta area, please make sometime to see this gorgeous exhibit! It really did blow my mind! I love plants and flowers so I cannot wait for my next wander around the botanical gardens.
Susana and Preston are getting married, and I cannot wait! I am so excited to be a part of their special day. We decided to shoot their engagement session in East Atlanta Village because this is their hood! I love engagement sessions. It gives me a chance to get to know my couples better and really start to see their connection to each other. The thing I immediately picked up on with Susana and Preston, is that they are so in love!!! The next thing that was all too apparent is that these two are best friends and partners in this journey already. We had such a blast, ending at the Argosy for beers, which is one of their favorite places and one of mine. I just know their wedding will be an amazing event!
It has been such a privilege to watch and capture this family as they grow throughout the years. I cannot believe this little handsome man is already 6 months old! How did that happen? Wasn’t it just yesterday that we took Samantha’s maternity photos? Mr Henry was a dream to work with, and did a great job sitting up all on his own. I cannot wait to see what kind of man he grows up to be. With parents like Lee and Samantha, I’m sure he’ll be a very kind and thoughtful person!