Ultimate Same Sex Wedding for Ashton and Jessica

We are still elated for Ashton and Jessica who were the lucky winners of the Ultimate Same Sex Wedding Show wedding.

We met the two of them on a cold day in November at a clock shop in Lithia Springs where we took engagement portraits for them. The clock shop was a last minute audible called because it was so cold and a session outdoors at Sweetwater Creek seemed a bit of gamble.

We stayed in touch with the two of them who were planning to get married soon. 

In April we received some sad news. Jessica had a stroke and the wedding was going to put on hold indefinitely because of the medical bills that were piling up.

So when we got an email from Pamela Wynn, who was planning the Ultimate Same Sex Wedding Expo, asking if we knew anyone who might be interested in applying to win their wedding giveaway, we knew who to recommend. We sent a link to their engagement session to Pamela right away.

Not too long after that we found out they had won! We jumped and shouted for joy.

Their wedding day was a true celebration of friends and family and health.

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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.