In May when much of the world was in lockdown from the Coronavirus pandemic, I ventured out of quarantine for a downtown Atlanta engagement portrait session with Taylor and Shawn. We had to reschedule their session from April and I hadn’t done much photography or had regular social interaction for over a month, so this time together came at a perfect point! Taylor and Shawn are a really great pair to photograph! They are self-described homebodies and very laid-back, but they wanted to come out of their shells a bit for their engagement session. They met in college at Georgia State University, so downtown Atlanta means a lot to their relationship. We started their session in Old Fourth Ward near Studioplex Lofts and then headed into the heart of the city as the sun was setting. I have a deep love for shooting downtown Atlanta engagement sessions because my creativity feeds off of the architecture found in the city. This is probably my 8th portrait session in this very same part of Atlanta! I just can’t get enough. Since the city was shut down and everyone was at home, there were so many open parking decks and streets for us to use that would normally be full of people and cars. We played with shadows, mural art, and textures that fill the downtown area. With so much space and quiet surroundings, Taylor and Shawn were able to get an intimate feel in their portraits amidst a large city feel.
Atlanta photographers, this area is at the corner of Luckie Street and Cone near the Ferris wheel, the Flat Iron Building, and Switchyards Downtown Club. It’s my favorite part of downtown Atlanta to photograph!