It is such an honor being a Atlanta wedding photographer. I get to meet wonderful couples like the one above and get to shoot at unique venues in the metro area. This couple was awesome! They could not have been more gracious. Their wedding ceremony was a intimate affair with some of their closest family and friends. Their son was the best man and he gave one of the best toasts ever!
After the wedding we went to Marietta Square and started taking photos. The groom mentioned to me that he had a friend at the Strand Theater and that he arranged for us to take some photos from the roof there. I was so excited I love history and old theaters (I proposed to my wife in front of the Historic Fox Theater in Atlanta). We went to the Strand Theater and the staff there could not have been more gracious! We went up the elevator and got to the veranda at the top. The view was stupendous, you could see all of Marietta Square from there. We took some photos from there and started down the elevator where we were greeted by the Strand Staff. I noticed that the theater was empty and asked if we could take photos there. The employee said sure. I knew exactly where I wanted to go. We went to the stage and I lined the couple up on the light so they would be back lit. That was when I go this classic black and white photo in a historic landmark the Earl Smith Strand Theatre.
I would like to give you a little background on the Earl Smith Strand Theater. The Strand Theatre, is a noted historic landmark on the historic Marietta Square in Cobb County, got its start as a major motion picture house around 1935. The Strand provided movie entertainment to thousands of people of all ages until it closed its doors as a movie house in 1976. In 2002 community leaders got together and researched the idea of restoring the classic theater. After a few years of hard work and fund raising they restored this beautiful venue in January 2009.
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