A Wee Bit of Heaven | Christina’s Maternity
Atlanta Maternity Photographer

A wee bit of heaven drifted down from above-
A handful of happiness, a heart full of love.

The mystery of life, so sacred and sweet-
The giver of joy so deep and complete.

Precious and priceless, so lovable, too-
The world’s sweetest miracle, baby, is you.

~ Helen Steiner Rice ~

It is such an exciting time for Christina and Frits because they are expecting a baby girl very soon. They couldn’t wait to meet their first baby girl, Claire Abigail Kurniawan.

These photographs were taken when Christina was 30 weeks pregnant.  Look at that cute baby bump!  This mama was so incredibly beautiful and fabulous for being only a month away from her due date. What a joy and pleasure to photograph her.

Congratulations Christina and Frits for your upcoming bundle of joy!  I can’t wait to meet baby Claire and do her first photo shoot.

Inner Beauty | Akila’s Mehndi Ceremony
Atlanta Indian Wedding Photography

I love gathering to celebrate new beginnings!

This post is one of a series of pre-wedding and wedding photographs for a beautiful couple, Akila and Imran, that begins with Akila’s Mehndi ceremony.  The Mehndi ceremony is always one of my favorite parts of Indian weddings.  It is all the bride’s close family and friends that get together watching the bride gets her hands and feet adorned with henna to make her even more beautiful for the wedding day.

The Akila’s Mehndi patterns and designs came out amazing.  One of the Mehndi design is a Peacock which is the national bird of India and also known for its beauty and grace.  It is a symbol of beauty, prosperity, love, and compassion.  Mehndi tradition is meant to awaken the “inner light” and “inner beauty”.

Please stay tuned for the next post of Akila and Imran’s Sangeet, Pithi and reception photographs.  Thank you Akila and Imran for the privilege capturing your beautiful days!