Barnsley Gardens Wedding Among the Ruins

Robert and Joseph tied the knot in front of friends and family at the amazing Barnsley Gardens near Adairsville. The manor house, known as Woodlands, was built by Godfrey Barnsley for the love of his life, Julia. 

Given that both Robert and Joseph were celebrating having found the love of their lives in each other, the estate was a perfect location.

The wedding weekend began with a Saturday night hoe down (we'll be posting those photos soon.) After everyone had a chance for a good night's sleep, they joined the two grooms among the ruins on the Barnsley Estate for cocktails, the outdoor ceremony and the brunch reception under a tent.

Here are a few favorite photos from the wedding day.



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.