Champ's Clock Shop Engagement Session

Jessica and Ashton against a wall of cuckoo clocks.

Jessica and Ashton against a wall of cuckoo clocks.

Jessica and Ashton's engagement safari -- the plan -- head over to Sweetwater Creek for some fun, fall photos on the lovely hiking trails. The plan foiled by the cold and the damp.

The fallback -- hit the interwebs in search of a nearby location where we can move the engagement shoot. Aha ... what is this Champs Clock shop in Douglasville?

Call ahead to see if they allow photo shoots at their location. Why yes they do.

The potentially more sensitive question: are they down with a same-sex engagement shoot. Why yes they are.

Awesome. Everything about Champs was awesome. The people, the place, the clocks.

Jessica and Ashton were pretty nice, too. :) And, looks like they love each other, eh?

The big clock at Champ's.

The big clock at Champ's.

Waiting for the wedding day.

Waiting for the wedding day.

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Cindy Brown

I'm an Atlanta wedding photographer who takes soulful, quirky and honest photos ...

I'm also an adventurous traveler and all-round nerd. I love to hike with my beagle/cattle dog Roux and best friend/spouse.

I was born in Atlanta, moved around a lot--30 cities and 5 states--and then came back.

After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta, I took a job at asmall newspaper in south Georgia, where I photographedhospital teas, pecan farmers, and beauty queens.

I photographed a biker funeral, death penalty protests andTed Bundy while interning with the Associated Press.

While a photographer for two dailies in Florida, I photographed Ronald Reagan, a train derailment and the dedication of a screened-in porch.

An unexpected life turn took me to Vermont where I fell in love with Bernie Sanders and on to Indiana, where I edited photos for a major daily, and nerded out getting a master’s and PhD.

After teaching photojournalism at colleges and universities in Florida, Indiana and Mississippi, I returned to Atlanta to earn myfifth degree--a Master's of Divinity.

My passion for storytelling with my camera and my interest in religious diversity led my to the field of wedding photojournalism.

I have documented weddings large and small, Unitarian and Pagan, indoors and out, Christian and Muslim, in backyards and in churches. The most exotic wedding I have photographed took place in Mexico and was officiated by aMayan shaman.

When I'm not photographing weddings, portraits or corporate events, I work on personal photo projects, visit friends in amemory-care home, and volunteer at a recovery center.