Rachel and Leslie's Joyful New York Wedding


We were blessed with the opportunity to photograph the wedding of Rachel Small and Leslie Stokes this past Saturday. The ceremony and reception took place at the Scarsdale Congregation Church, where both brides serve in a pastoral capacity. Leslie and Rachel both graduated from Candler School of Theology a few years back, which is where I met them. They are always a delight to be around, but were especially joyful this past Saturday, as you can see in the photos below. Friends and family were also very excited that the two were able to be legally wed in the state of New York. Hats off the the fine citizens of New York for making this beautiful and sacred union official under the law.

Here are a few of our favorites from the day:

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getting ready photo

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Brides sing Guide My Feet

Two brides happily married

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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.