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Your Sayulita Elopement Photographer

If you’ve never been to Sayulita Mexico, you’ve been missing out on one of Mexico’s best kept secrets! One of the first things I noticed when I first arrived was the gorgeous scenery and the beach-y, relaxed vibe. It’s stunning. I immediately knew that a Sayulita elopement would absolutely be perfect for so many of […]

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Blue skies and green rolling hills from Santa Barbara county shot on film by Santa Barbara film elopement photographer J.J. Au'Clair.

Today I’m thrilled to share with you what I think are the top 6 Santa Barbara wedding venues for elopements and micro weddings. Planning your wedding or elopement in Santa Barbara, California is exciting! It can also so easily become a little overwhelming. Because unless you already know the venue and vendors you want, now is […]

Santa Barbara Wedding Venues for Elopements and Micro Weddings

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Spanish inspired arching architecture at a San Miguel de Allende wedding venue

Today I’m thrilled to share with you what I think are the top 6 San Miguel de Allende wedding venues. Planning a destination wedding or elopement in Mexico is exciting! It can also so easily become a little scary. Because unless you plan on visiting in advance, you have to plan everything online and completely trust […]

6 Stunning San Miguel de Allende Wedding Venues

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Indie bridal wedding photograph of bride's gown floating through the breeze in black and white film photography by J.J. Au'Clair

A Mexico Wedding Photographer?! Yes, you heard me right! I’ve finally made the jump and moved to Mexico. Meaning I’m now a wedding photographer in the beautiful and diverse country of Mexico.   I’ve actually been visiting Mexico for years, and have even posted about my travels in the past (check out my favorite shared […]

Becoming Your Mexico Wedding Photographer

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Bride and groom laughing together with tattoos for fine art wedding in Charleston SC by J.J. Au'Clair fine art film wedding photographers.

This week I had the honor of being invited to sit with Louisville wedding photographer, Jeff Armstrong, for an episode on his podcast A Memorable Wedding Walk!  We discussed how to ensure a smooth wedding day (something I know you’ll love to hear)! And while I’ve loved being able to show up and serve you […]

As A Featured Podcast Guest: Staying Present & Ensuring A Smooth Wedding Day

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Gorgeous colorful wedding florals and country couture wedding bride wearing Vera Wang bridal and groom wearing linen in Charleston SC.

 Hey friends! Welcome to Namaste Nuptials— I’m your host, and photographer, Janelle! If you don’t already know me: I’m an avid traveler, an environmental and animal rights advocate, and I’m of Spanish descent. I believe in daily simple acts of kindness, and I am so thankful for my clients, who are always striving to […]

Easy Ways to Make Your Wedding More Sustainable

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Wedding details with Sam Edelman shoes and the Mrs. Box on film and stunning tent wedding reception on at Middleton Place in Charleston SC's coastline

This is one wedding venue in Charleston, SC that I could probably write for ages about, but when it really comes down to searching for your perfect place to get married, there are really only a handful of things to truly consider. The Middleton Place venue will win your heart for more reasons than one. […]

3 Perfect Reasons You Need to Have a Middleton Place Wedding

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Atlanta wedding photographer Janelle Rivera is a girl laughing in front of the camera, to create ease in a photo.

 Alright, so today we’re talking our nerves… specifically about what to do if you’re nervous in front of the camera. When you get that you get creeping feeling in the pit of your stomach, (you know the one, it feels like butterflies or the body vibrations you get after drinking a few cups of […]

What to do if You’re Nervous in Front of the Camera

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Let me tell you about the Harper Fowlkes House, one of the dreamiest wedding venues I’ve ever had the privilege to experience in Savannah, Georgia. I knew Lesley and Divyesh were going to be a perfect fit with me from the moment we first spoke. They’re both incredibly talented SCAD graduates (majoring in either design or […]

The Harper Fowlkes House: A Morning Wedding

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Gorgeous black bride and groom couple embracing for a quiet kiss at the Musgrove Retreat Center in St. Simon's Island near Savannah wearing blue linen suit and elite pour la vie couture wedding gown.

When you’re looking for that gorgeous southern wedding venue with the iconic Spanish moss, look no further than having a Musgrove wedding. It gives you all the privacy you could ever want amongst the 600-acre oak forest, and every twist and turn makes for the most beautiful wedding photos you’ve ever seen.     I […]

The Musgrove Retreat Wedding Venue

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Destination wedding photographer shares a curated list of her favorite Savannah wedding venues form farm to low country, plantations, rustic and industrial chic, and everything else in between.

Top 5 Reasons to Have a Savannah Elopement   When thinking about eloping in Savannah, Georgia, there’s a lot to consider. Thankfully, I’ve traveled around the entire world photographing intimate weddings and elopements, and my roots are right here in the beautiful Georgia countryside. So, today – I want to chat with you about everything […]

Top 5 Reasons to Have a Savannah Elopement

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Georgia outdoor wedding venue in Savannah by Atlanta wedding photographer J.J. Au'Clair

There are so many gorgeous wedding venues in Georgia that it can be easy to feel overwhelmed when planning your wedding. After all, you want to find that gorgeous venue that you’ve always dreamed about – and you want to make sure it’s within your budget. Right? Well, I wanted to create a curated list […]

12 Gorgeous Outdoor Georgia Wedding Venues

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Romantic elopement getaway on the coastal beaches of Charleston, South Carolina by J.J. Au'Clair.

Romance, travel, relaxation and privacy for your nuptials. Let’s talk elopements! More specifically, let’s talk about why you want to elope to Charleston! Eloping isn’t a new idea in the wedding world, but the taboo associated with it has dissipated for couples today. Gone are the days of eloping being equivalent with “getting married in […]

Why You Want to Elope to Charleston

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Authentic coastal wedding photographer for refined couples in Savannah, Tulum, Barcelona, and Oahu. Wedding details for the reception sweetheart table.

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   Hey friends! I’m so excited to share one of my favorite Savannah wedding planners, Ivory and Beau, with you today. So let me introduce you to Nicole, the owner and founder of this incredible destination wedding planning team! She has been so kind, and has teamed up with me […]

Savannah Wedding Planner: Ivory and Beau

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Kyle Goldie and J.J. Au'Clair, business coaching for small businesses, wedding professionals, and phtoographers seeking help with SEO, business skills, and navigating entrepreneurship.

Today I want to share my business coach, Kyle Goldie, and his Elevate Mastermind Course with you. I’m going to be vulnerable and share something brutally honest— I didn’t build my business on my own. Truth be told, last year I was feeling like a failure. “My wedding and couple’s photography is fantastic… and its […]

Kyle Goldie’s Elevate Mastermind Course Changed My Business

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Friends, Today I am really excited to share with you my curated list of Savannah Wedding Venues. When I think about a Savannah wedding, it’s not just a low country affair. I think of Spanish moss and architecture, Skidaway State Park, and gorgeous plantations as well. Savannah is a stunning city to host your nuptials.    WHY […]

Curated List of Savannah Wedding Venues (Part 1)

Georgia
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Overlooking the ocean in Puerto Rico, by fine art photographer J.J. Au'Clair.

Many people don’t know this, but Puerto Rico is actually my family’s homeland. Traveling to this destination, though not as glamorous as Spain or Italy, is near and dear to my heart. And let’s be honest, island life when you travel to Puerto Rico is one of the greatest ways to relax and reset.   […]

Tips for Travel to Puerto Rico

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J.J. Au'Clair shares all about planning your wedding with advice, tips, and planning guides.

Have you wondered “how much should I spend on my wedding photography?” yet? If so, you’re going to love this post. I’m so excited to chat with you today, because if you’re reading this, chances are you’re engaged! And of course, you’re thinking about wedding planning.  Naturally budgeting is a massive question! And we don’t talk […]

How Much Should I Spend On My Wedding Photography?

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Motion blur of engaged couple running together with Spanish moss and live oaks in Bonaventure for their photographs.

You guys. I am dying with excitement to show you this Bonaventure Engagement Session from the low-country of Savannah! Lesley and Divyesh are so laid back. They’re fun, and downright gorgeous together. As a Savannah engagement and wedding photographer, I can honestly say this. This engagement session may be one of my favorite Savannah couple […]

A Bonaventure Engagement Session

Engagements & Couples
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Boudoir photographer in Hawaii shares why self love and empowerment is so so important.

Hello friends! Here I am, your local Hawaii Boudoir Photographer, coming at you fast with some real talk about boudoir photography! Truth be told, today’s topic may be a tad controversial…but I feel like we need to talk about it. Mostly because there are so many myths and taboos associated with boudoir photography…   So people, […]

Why I Want to be Your Hawaii Boudoir Photographer

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Tropical wedding cake in Oahu Hawaii by J.J. Au'Clair, a luxury destination wedding photographer serving Oahu, Spain, Mexico, and beyond!

If you asked me to imagine a unique luxury wedding on Oahu, Hawaii— I would immediately picture a Royal Hawaiian wedding, with soaring pink turrets, blue skies, and ocean for as far as they eye can see. Why? Because this historic resort is easy to access, iconically beautiful, and located right on Wakiki Beach!   The […]

A Royal Hawaiian Wedding on Oahu’s Luxury Resort

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Luxury Destination Wedding Photographer J.J. Au'Clair bridal look in St. Barth's Island

Recently I’ve found myself dreaming of a St. Barth’s luxury destination wedding. At only 9.5 square miles, this little island combines luxury, glamour, and beauty we can only imagine. I am so excited to now share with you why I believe St. Barts (also called Saint Barthélemy) is the new best luxury destination wedding getaway for […]

St. Barth’s Luxury Destination Wedding

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Destination weddings are fun! Travel and Wedding insurance always can help!

Hey there, fellow adventurers and romantics! I want to share with you my curated 10 Best Oahu wedding venues. Oahu, Hawaii is basically magic, I’ll tell you that right now. With jurassic foliage and mountains touching the ocean’s edge and golden sunshine basically every day, its a dream wedding destination! And as an Oahu wedding […]

The 10 Best Oahu Wedding Venues

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Views of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Travel is an essential part of life for me— without it I feel like I’m missing out on experiences. I love to discover fresh outlooks and find opportunities to share new stories. And that’s what my trip itinerary for 5 days in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico was. An exploration of lifestyle and landscape unique from my […]

5 Days in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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Camarillo California wedding at the ranch near Santa Barbara.

I am absolutely so excited to share this Gerry Ranch wedding in Camarillo, California with you! Not only is the venue insanely gorgeous, but its looks amazing on film (which is my preferred photographic method).   Filled with fruit groves, you’ll see oranges, lemons, limes, and blueberries as you walk along the paths throughout the […]

The Gerry Ranch Wedding Venue in Camarillo, CA

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Beach wedding location by destination wedding photographer J.J. Au'Clair!

So you’re thinking about having an Oahu Hawaii wedding. Maybe somewhere with outdoor ballrooms or an ocean front pavilion? With a ceremony where you can have your toes in the sands on the North Shore. If that sounds like your dream come true, you’ll want a Turtle Bay Resort wedding on the Oahu North Shore! […]

Turtle Bay Resort Wedding on the Oahu North Shore

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LGBTQ smoke bomb couple photos for destination wedding in Savannah bu J.J. Au'Clair

Hey adventurers and bad-ass babes! I’m writing this blog post cuddled up on the couch with my pup. And let me tell you, I’m feeling sooo many happy emotions as I look back on Susan and Pam’s Wyld Dock Bar wedding in Savannah, GA. Beyond the fact that the Wyld Dock Bar is such an […]

A Wyld Dock Bar Wedding in Savannah

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Adventurous Couple photo taken by J.J. Au'Clair, an empowering couple photographer based out of Atlanta and destinations beyond! Taken at Cloudland State Park in Chattahoochee, GA.

Hey bad-ass babes! I’m so excited to talk to you today about how to get the best photos for your couple photo session! First, whats your dream couple photo session? I’m not talking about your run-of-the-mill couple and engagement photos in a field somewhere, I’m talking about your DREAM couple photo session. Because the epic […]

The Perfect Activities for Your Couple Session!

Engagements & Couples
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Granada Spain Alhambra and Generalife Gardens, perfect for your couple photos or elopement.

Hey Bad-ass babes! Thanks for joining me today for one of my favorite topics. TRAVEL! Specifically we’re going to talk about one of my favorite countries, Spain. I’m going to share a few personal experiences, as well as a 14 day/two week Spain itinerary!   When you think Spain, whats the first thing that comes to […]

Spain Itinerary: 2 Week Tour

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Wedding details by fine art film photographer J.J. Au'Clair, styled by G&A weddings and the prissy plate company.

You’re getting married and you want someplace super special for your wedding ceremony and reception. You want open space, a European feel, and to still be close to home (aka. you don’t want to hop on a plane). Sound like you? Then get ready for Atlanta’s best kept secret. You want a Montaluce Winery wedding! And I […]

The Montaluce Winery Wedding Venue in North Georgia

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Destination boudoir photography of Oahu boudoir photographer, J.J. Au'Clair. Taken by Michael Ash Smith!

Hey Bad-ass babes! Today we’re going to get a little personal… I’m going to share some thoughts with you about self love and my own journey, before I became an Oahu and Savannah Boudoir Photographer.   And I’ll start by telling you this: Boudoir photography changed my life.   I’ll be honest with you, I […]

My Own Adventure of Self Love

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Elegant and Fine art wedding details by Oahu and destination wedding photographer J.J. Au'Clair

When I imagine a wedding on Oahu’s North Shore, its a Dillingham Ranch wedding. Its easily one of the most gorgeous venues Hawaii has to offer! With southern charms, golden glowing sunshine and rows upon rows of palm trees, followed by majestic mountains— It’s a larger than life paradise. And with a nod to the […]

Why You’ll Want A Dillingham Ranch Wedding

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Romantic first look on Barnard and Jones Street by destination and savannah wedding photographer J.J. Au'Clair

When you’re having a lowcountry destination wedding, your venue doesn’t have to feature great gardens, or a fabulous getting ready space! All you really need is a gorgeous and romantic space for your wedding ceremony, reception, and cocktail hour. And if you’re not sure where to start, the Charles Morris Center wedding venue in Savannah, GA […]

The Charles Morris Center Wedding Venue in Savannah, GA

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Playful and Adventurous boudoir photography for Atlanta women seeking empowerment

Calling all bad-ass babes and powerful femmes! You might not feel it yet, but you ARE powerful, sexy, and worthy of being seen. Furthermore, you deserve to let loose and feel confident in the body you’ve been given. Regardless of stretch marks, the socially accepted “shape” we’ve been handed in todays culture, and regardless of […]

Playful Atlanta Boudoir Photography Session

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Adventurous Couple photo taken by J.J. Au'Clair, an empowering couple photographer based out of Atlanta and destinations beyond! Taken at Cloudland State Park in Chattahoochee, GA.

One of my favorite things is when my couples are up for an adventure! So when Lauren and Emily told me that they LOVE to hike, I was beyond excited! As an adventurous couple photographer, this is my jam! It was forecast to rain, but we decided that it would be more worth it to go […]

Adventurous Couple Photographer at Cloudland North Georgia

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Adventurous boudoir session over Crater Lake in Oregon, to inspire wanderlust and promote self love!

Boudoir has always been something that is empowering to me. Due to the culture and pressures pushed on women today, I didn’t feel beautiful as a young woman. Until I had my first boudoir session, I don’t think I’d ever truly seen myself. And I didn’t do it for someone else, I didn’t even have […]

Boudoir Empowerment Session in Crater Lake, Oregon

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Exploring views of the island taken by Greece wedding photographer J.J. Au'Clair

If you’ve read any of my other posts about Greece, you’ll know that after highschool, I took a “finding myself” trip for 4 months in Greece. Originally I did this to experience something before starting college. That desire sparked a chain of events in my life which ultimately led to me becoming Greece wedding photographer.   So I […]

Greece Wedding Photographer | Tips and Advice

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Charles Morris Center wedding reception, with a must have wedding photograph by J.J. Au'Clair. Authentic laughter on your wedding day and candids during the reception are a must!

This one is for all my brides to be! You’ve hopefully got a great wedding planner and some serious vision for your big celebration of love between you and your partner. You’re excited, and you’re now probably in the full swing of planning! This is where my list with 5 photos you need for your wedding comes […]

5 Photos You Need for Your Wedding

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This beautiful couple in a row boat enjoyed their adventurous couple session on the Plaza de Espana in Seville, Spain was taken by J.J. Au'Clair, a destination couple photographer!

Hey fearless friends! Today after I woke up and had my usual stretching and meditation time, I had a brainstorm session about my goals for 2020 and what kind of adventures and experiences I could offer to my clients. Have I piqued your interest yet? Yep, as an adventurous couple photographer, I asked myself this question: “If […]

5 Photo Ideas From an Adventurous Couple Photographer

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Santorini wedding photographer and destination greece wedding photographer J.J. Au'Clair documents a gorgeous landscape of sailboats.

Many of you may not know this about me, but after I graduated high school, I wanted a break. A break from the life that I was “supposed” to live, a break from American norms. That feeling (which I acted on) is where I first realized I want to be a Santorini wedding photographer.   […]

Santorini Wedding Photographer | Tips and Advice

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Oahu destination wedding photographer talks wedding venues, featuring Koalua Ranch hawaii wedding venue!

Hey friends! I’m writing this post while dreaming about going back to Hawaii’s sunny beaches and over-sized Jurassic landscaping— which is fitting since this entire post is about Kualoa Ranch Hawaii Wedding venue! Located on Oahu’s North Shore, its the perfect destination for your wedding (big or small) or elopement. Kualoa Ranch is an absolutely massive hawaii […]

Kualoa Ranch: Hawaii’s Most Popular Wedding Venue

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How fine art film photography can get you your best destination wedding photos yet!

I’m so excited to share this post with you today! Because I know you want to get the best photos imaginable on your wedding day. My 5 Tips to Get The Best Wedding Photos is a guide to help you plan ahead for your wedding day, and ensure that you and your photographer can create the best […]

5 Tips to Get The Best Wedding Photos

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Relaxing at one of the most romantic beach wedding destinations in Skopelos, Greece by J.J. Au'Clair

The sound of crashing waves, mist and salt in the air all around you— I love the beach! And for your destination wedding, the beach is as etherial and romantic as it gets. Even though beaches are like pizza (common, you know you love pizza, even when its not the best), I’m not here to […]

7 Most Romantic Beach Wedding Destinations: A Guide

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groomsmen laughing and walking to the ceremony at this destination savannah wedding taken by a Solo wedding photographer.

Nearly every photographer or wedding planner you talk to will have a different opinion on this, I’m sure. Course, that’s okay – because we all operate differently, and we all have different levels (and areas) of experience.  If you are wondering, “do you need a second wedding photographer” for your wedding day, I am here […]

Do I Need a Second Shooter?

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I’m standing humbly before you now, to acknowledge that everything I ever thought about “COUNTRY” has been redefined by Lauren and Ryan’s jaw dropping Country Couture  Blackberry Farm Wedding in the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee.   Ryan and Lauren, hailing from Miami and the heroes of our story, hosted a 3 day long, smokey mountain magic, […]

Blackberry Farm Wedding: Lauren and Ryan’s Smokey Mountains Destination

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No matter if your wedding is here in Santa Barbara or overseas, let's talk about destination wedding insurance.

It’s a no-brainer to say that a wedding is a major investment. In the United States, the average cost of a wedding is in the tens of thousands and higher! Weddings are the product  of years of love, trust, and a desire for the couple to express themselves. It takes lots of savings for most families to produce a […]

Insurance for your Destination Wedding

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Happy couple toasts at their Atlanta engagement party at Ambient Plus Studios

I love to celebrate. Really, any excuse to celebrate my friends, family, and partner is enough for me! Birthdays, holidays, and “just because” parties, I love them all. So, I think its time we shift our focus from just weddings a little bit and talk about your Atlanta engagement party! I fully believe that after […]

Engagement Party Inspiration in Atlanta | Favorite Vendors and More!

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Fun bridal portraits at New Orleans city park before the wedding.

When I think of a romantic city in the Southeast, and I mean romantic to the core, the first place that pops into my mind is New Orleans. Its a cultural melting pot with deep history, shrouded in mystery, and the birth place of Jazz! So, this New Orleans City Park wedding inspiration began when I […]

New Orleans City Park Wedding Inspiration

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This beautiful bride strolled through City Park before her New Orleans Destination Wedding, photographed by J.J. Au'Clair

If you’re here, you’re looking for the best destination wedding photographer, one with experience and a fine art approach! Well I’m excited, and you should be too, because you’ve come to the right place.   Destination Wedding, Destination Elopement, Destination Engagement… I’m so here for it!     Hello Kindred Spirit! If you’re thinking about […]

Best Destination Wedding Photographer

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A beautiful bride waits before her Atlanta wedding!

This week, I had a chance to visit the Southern Exchange Ballrooms nestled right in the heart of Atlanta! While it was easy to find, I didn’t read the correct directions (I’m a little challenged in that department truth be told) and really had a hard time getting to the parking lot.??‍♀️ Even though I […]

Southern Exchange Ballrooms: An Atlanta Wedding Venue

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Four little girls at school in Cartompata, Peru

I want to take a little detour today from our usual program and talk about the power of giving back! A few years ago, I felt a tug on my heart to give back to our global community. To shift the way that I do business, to include a way to love on others, to make […]

Giving Back With Your Wedding | J.J. Au’Clair

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I love this sweet anniversary session at the Cator Woolford Gardens wedding venue in Atlanta!

For those of you who know me, you know that I LOVE to travel. Especially for your wedding, engagement, and family photos… Its so much fun to just get away and explore somewhere new together! But, when we can’t go far, I always suggest the Cator Woolford Gardens wedding and event space. For being right […]

The Cator Woolford Gardens | Atlanta Wedding and Engagement Location

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Couple laughs in fern filled forest at their Kiana Lodge wedding.

My favorite place I’ve travelled in the United States is the Pacific Northwest. It’s easy to love, with its larger than life foliage, stunning mountains, and cliffside views of the ocean! So naturally, I loved photographing this destination Kiana Lodge wedding in Poulsbo, Washington. This exclusive water-front wedding venue and resort features beautiful indoor and outdoor […]

Kiana Lodge Wedding in Washington

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Bride and Bridesmaids have a toast before their Bright Destination Oak Hollow Farm Wedding in Fairhope AL

Whenever a couple of mine tells me that they are going to have a destination wedding, I do a little happy dance at my desk! Well, its more goofy wanna-be hiphop than cute… And honestly, I haven’t gotten many Alabama destination weddings.  Which isn’t really fair, since they have a beautiful beach and even a […]

Oak Hollow Farm | A Fairhope, Alabama Wedding Venue

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This gorgeous glowing 1920's style farmhouse wedding venue in Chattahoochee Hills, GA is Cherry Hollow Farm. Its a perfect venue for couples who want a beautiful and intimate wedding in nature.

This is a particularly special wedding for me to feature. Lauren and Mark are so precious, and they were so laid back! They really had fun with their Cherry Hollow Farm wedding, and my favorite part: It was 1920’s Peaky Blinders Inspired! The brick walls, the historic barns, and the gorgeous old-American fields with horses and other livestock […]

Cherry Hollow Farm Wedding | A Peaky Blinders Inspired Affair

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If you live in Atlanta, you’re probably familiar with the Wimbish House, but did you know that its also a wedding venue!? I love the Wimbish House wedding venue for several reasons. But the first I’ll mention is just how stunning and beautiful it is from the outside. The Wimbish House sits prominently in Midtown […]

The Wimbish House Wedding Venue in Atlanta

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Soho South Cafe wedding in downtown Savannah near Forsyth Park, photographed by J.J. Au'Clair

Savannah is a gorgeous and Spanish inspired destination city in south Georgia, and is absolutely perfect if you want to have a destination wedding! The Soho South Cafe is one of my favorite wedding venues there. It’s natural and industrial at the same time.   SO IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A ROMANTIC INDOOR WEDDING IN […]

Soho South Cafe | A Savannah Wedding Venue

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A sweet couple's playful destination engagement photos in Seville Spain's plaza de espania

When it comes to those pre-wedding portraits, it’s all about getting fun photos that showcase your love and who you really are! For Alex and Alfonso, that was to showcase both their sense of adventure, and their romantic side. And their romantic engagement session in Seville, Spain was, and is, incredibly gorgeous. They chose the Plaza de […]

A Romantic Couple’s Session in Seville, Spain

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Looking for a wedding dress? Planning a wedding can be one of the most exciting, happy, and stressful times of the bride’s life. It is a time filled with high emotions and gleeful delight as she plans one of the most important parties of her life. With this all in mind, I’m here to help! […]

Kellys Closet: Atlantas Bridal Boutique

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romantic valentines day gift idea for 2020

With February 14th right around the corner, you’re probably looking for a romantic valentines idea to gift to your love! Seriously. Who needs a better excuse than valentines to have a fun night out on the town or a sexy night in?  If there are only two things I’ve learned over the past years as a wedding and […]

A Romantic Valentines Idea from Love is Art Kit

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You may be wondering why I’m sharing my top 5 must-have spring family photo ideas for 2020… Well, as an Atlanta family photographer, I believe family photos are an essential part of our lives. The sweet moments of life after your wedding often pass too quickly and its so easy to get caught up in our day-to-day […]

Spring Family Photo Ideas by an Atlanta Family Photographer

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When you get engaged, it can be really difficult to figure out the best wedding venues near Atlanta. To start, just think about your own personality— What would you do for fun? Are you two adventurous, and love to be near the mountains? Are you more classic, and love the idea of a French inspired […]

Best Wedding Venues Near Atlanta

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A serene bride lounging among a living floral installation by Selva Floral Design, with Makeup by Karen Cordell Artistry, wearing BHLDN from Brides with a Cause Portland

This past fall I had the opportunity to on a west coast road trip to photograph weddings in Santa Barbara, Portland, and Seattle. While in Portland, I learned about Brides for a Cause Portland. I immediately connected with their vision, and reached out to see what we could do together. For those of you who haven’t […]

Brides with a Cause | A Portland Bridal Session with Sarah Seven and BHLDN Dresses

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Happy couple at Serenbe Farms in west Atlanta for their wedding , taken by J.J. Au'Clair.

Peacefully nestled in the historic, rolling countryside southwest of Atlanta, the Inn at Serenbe weddings venue in Palmetto, GA is a peaceful and perfect place to say “I do”.  Its a massive Atlanta farmhouse turned French-style auberge, with forest, gardens, and meadow views (Seriously, its gorgeous). There is an Inn as well! You and your […]

The Inn at Serenbe: A Farm Wedding Venue Southwest of Atlanta

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Beautiful bridal couple's photo taken at foxhall resort along side Sarah Ingram!

There are a LOT of beautiful wedding venues around the Atlanta area. LOTS. But the Foxhall Resort wedding venues have a certain charm that is rather distinguishable compared to all the others.   PEACEFUL & BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED. CHECK OUT THE FOXHALL RESORT AND WEDDING VENUE.   With 1,100 sprawling acres of land covering this beautiful […]

The Foxhall Resort Wedding Venue in Douglasville, GA

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Bridal wedding details by Fox and west and silk and willow ribbons

Out of all the Atlanta wedding venues that I have photographed over the years, Ambient Plus Studios is the most gorgeous warehouse venue I’ve seen. It feels like an expansive LA loft, with tons of soft light draping in from all the floor to ceiling windows. Its right in the center of all the action, with […]

Ambient Studios: An Expansive Wedding Venue in Atlanta

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the bride giggles with excitement before the first look at the hotel clermont rooftop bar

When Amanda sent me an email that she wanted me to photograph her Variety Playhouse wedding, I was beyond excited. Not just because its a really unique and dramatic for your wedding venue, but because they had such a sweet connection over this place.  Amanda and Jay love concerts and festivals— they even met at one! […]

A Dramatic Variety Playhouse Wedding in the Heart of Atlanta

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bridal details at joan and max's gorgeous wedding at agnes scott college

The Agnes Scott College wedding venue in Decatur, Georgia is one of my favorites. I know thats a bold statement, but give me a moment to share with you why! I’ll also share with you some beautiful wedding photos from Joan and Max’s big day, and I’m confident the images will speak for themselves. So, here we […]

A Beautiful Agnes Scott College Wedding in Decatur, GA

Real Weddings
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Chateau Elan wedding details, ring box, and silk and willow ribbons by J.J. Au'Clair!

A Chateau Elan wedding in North Georgia feels secluded from the bustling city of Atlanta, though it’s only an hour away. As one of Atlanta’s only wineries, it is one of the most popular wedding venues in the Greater Atlanta area. It has several gorgeous ceremony locations (indoor and outdoor), with equally gorgeous and diverse […]

A Chateau Elan Wedding

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She's holding the perfect new year gift idea: the Limited edition NYE Love is Art Kit for couples boudoir

With January 1st right around the corner, you’re probably looking for an awesome New Year gift idea! Yes. You heard me right.  If there are only two things I’ve learned over the past years as a wedding and lifestyle photographer, its that: You have to invest in yourself. Your relationships, your marriage, your family, and YOU. […]

New Year Gift Idea | Boudoir Couple’s Kit by Love is Art

Boudoir
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A gorgeous wedding view for the ceremony at the Ridge wedding Venue in Asheville NC

I love Asheville – It has several incredibly scenic wedding venues within an easy driving distance from its Downtown, West Asheville, and River Arts district. And my first thought always jumps to The Ridge Asheville wedding venue, an exclusive French and Spanish inspired outdoor destination. Whats more, this city also has delicious food, TONS of micro-breweries, and a […]

The Ridge Asheville Wedding Venue in North Carolina

Asheville
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A bridesmaid's view of a swan house wedding ceremony held in the historic gardens in front of the coach house.

If you’re engaged (congratulations!) and you’re considering where to get married in Atlanta, there is a seemingly endless number of locations. In this blog post, I want to take a moment to share with you my love for one of the best Atlanta wedding venues. The historic Swan House Gardens wedding venue.   A SWAN […]

The Swan House Wedding: A Garden Venue in Atlanta

Atlanta
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When I imagine an elegant southern wedding venue with hints of modern design, lots of space for mingling with friends and family, and both indoor and outdoor spaces, I immediately think of the Venue at Daisy Hill in Fayetteville, GA. Even if you don’t have many guests, you want a venue that offers an indoor […]

Daisy Hill Wedding Venue in Atlanta, GA

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For couples who love a rustic and historic look and feel, while still being close to home, The Cotton Gin at Mill Creek is perfect. It peacefully sits on the water, and offers both indoor and outdoor ceremony sites that are equally beautiful. This is one of the city’s few venues that mixes a rustic elegance […]

The Cotton Gin at Mill Creek Wedding Venue in Atlanta, GA

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Atlanta boasts several excellent wedding venues within its city limits, offering everything from dramatic skyline backdrops to industrial chic spaces. Even with all these options, by far one of my favorite venues is the Foundry at Puritan Mill wedding venue. It’s located in the King Plow Arts District, which is a central part of Atlanta’s exciting and […]

The Foundry at Puritan Mill Wedding Venue in Atlanta, GA

Atlanta
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This couple did the work to find the right wedding photographer. They chose someone authentic, playful, and a film shooter. They are so happy with their wedding photos!

So you’re getting married, and you’re looking for a photographer to capture those special moments of your big day…. You may be wondering “How do I pick the right photographer?” Well don’t worry! I’ve been a wedding photographer for over 10 years, and I’m here to share with you  The 5 Mistakes Brides Often Make […]

5 Mistakes Brides Often Make When Choosing an Atlanta Wedding Photographer

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