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Fun Engagement Shoot at Historic Covered Bridge in Georgia | Photography by

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I know it has been a while since I have posted but I had to share the most recent engagement session that I had Saturday.  As you know I like shooting in the morning.  This lighting is great and you don't feel so rushed.  This couple has been so sweet.  They meet me early in the morning and bared the cold weather that day.  The very first minute I meet them I could tell how much they were in love and were going to make a great couple.

I work in historic preservation.  I have a passion for the historic properties and especially the historic resources of the southeast.   The covered bridges of Georgia are a vanishing resource.  When you see parks featuring them and keeping them up for others to enjoy you have to take advantage of them.  Stone Mountain Park and Hurricane Shoals Park are doing a wonderful job of preserving the past for other people can enjoy these resources in the future.

I just like the idea of the historic bridge and their engagement shoot.  It sort of symbolizes them going through life together and that they will be together for a very long time like the old bridge.  Who knows I hope they come back to the bridge with their kids and say remember when!

Thank you so much for visiting! Please feel free to call me at:
(404) 578-6982
and I will be happy to help you in any way that I can.
David Diener 

Jewish Weddings Terminology by Atlanta Artistic Weddings

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As a Atlanta wedding photographer I am honored to shoot so many different cultures and religions.  So I am always researching different religions and cultural ceremonies.  I know that a lot of people go to weddings and don't know intricacies of the ceremony.  So I have been posting different terminology for different weddings.  I hope that you find this hopeful.

Aidim – (also spelled Eidim) – Witnesses. Plural of ‘Aid’ – Witness.
Aidei Kesuba (Aidei Ketuba) – Witnesses on the Kesuba.
Aidei Yichud – Witnesses that remain by the door of the seclusion room after the Chuppah.
Aufruf – The Shabbos that immediately precedes the wedding during which the groom is called for an honorary ‘Alliyah’ to the Torah.
Badeken – Veling ceremony prior to Chuppah.
Birkas Erusin (Birkat Erusin) – Prenuptual blessing recited by the officiating Rabbi over the first cup of wine.
Chosson (also Hatan) – Groom.
Chuppah – (also Huppah) – wedding canopy
D’vai Haser – a poem attributed to Rabbi Dunash ben Labrat that is inserted into the Zimun right before Birkas Hamozon (Grace after Meals) after the wedding and during Sheva Berachos.
Eidim – (also spelled Aidim) – Witnesses. Plural of ‘Eid’ – Witness.
Eidei Kesuba (Eidei Ketuba) – two witnesses that sign on the Kesuba. Eidei Yichud – two witnesses that remain outside the seclusion room following the chuppah.
Erusin (also Kiddushin) – betrothal, the first part of the Jewish wedding ceremony.
Hachnasas Kallah – 1. Accompanying the bride to the wedding ceremony. 2. The charitable act of helping to arrange for wedding needs of a needy couple.
Huppah – (also Chuppah) – wedding canopy.
Kabbolas Ponim (Kabalat Panim) – reception prior to the ceremony when the bride and groom receive their guests.
Kallah – Bride.
Kesuba (Ketuba) – Marriage Contract.
Kiddushin (also Erusin) – betrothal, the first part of the wedding ceremony whereupon the groom places a ring on the brides finger.
Kittel – a white robe worn by the groom during the wedding ceremony. Kinyan – a formal acceptance of an obligation of the Kesuba and the Tannaim usually done by taking an object such as a pen or a napkin and lifting it.
Mesader Kiddushin – lit. arranger of the betrothal, i.e, the Rabbi that performs the wedding ceremony in accordance with Jewish Law.
Nesuin (lit. lifting, taking) – marriage. The second stage in the Jewish wedding ceremony.
Ponim Chodoshos (Panim Chadashot) – (lit. new faces) Two ‘new’ guests at the Sheva Berachos party that were not present at the wedding ceremony.
Sheva Berochos (Sheva Berachot) – lit. Seven Blessings. These blessings are recited under the Chuppah and for seven days after the wedding after a festive meal in honor of the new couple if ten men are present. Thus the party meal also became to be called by the same name.
Shoshbinin – close Family and Friends that accompany the bride and groom to the wedding canopy.
Shtick – props and other objects used to bring joy to the bride and groom. Simcha – Happiness.
Simchas Chosson Vekallah – (loosely) the dancing part of a wedding when the guests entertain the bride and groom.
Tabaas (Tabaat) – wedding ring.
Tannaim – lit. conditions. Originally a separate ceremony that served as a formal announcement of the engagement when the wedding date would be set as well. Now, only a formality; a Tannaim contract is signed and usually read aloud prior to the Badeken.
Tish – (lit. Table) – A place where the groom receives his guests; the signing of the Kesuba takes place here.
Vort – lit. ‘word’ (Yiddish). An engagement party to announce a couple’s engagement.
Viduy – Confession prayer recited in many communities by the groom and the bride on the day of their wedding just as it is said on Yom Kippur.
Yichud – Seclusion. Several minutes immediately after the Chuppah when the new couple is left to be alone in the Yichud room.
Zimun – introduction to the Grace After Meals where a leader calls out for others to say Grace.

I hope that you enjoy photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.

Thank you so much for visiting! Please feel free to call me at:
(404) 578-6982
and I will be happy to help you in any way that I can.

David Diener 

Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Why Atlanta Artistic Weddings Loves Engagment Photos

As a Atlanta wedding photographer I love engagement photography.  It is a time that I can give the couple my undivided attention. Also it is a much more casual setting that the wedding day.  When I do engagement photography I am always talking getting to know the couple and what they are comfortable with.  This gives me ideas on how to shoot them.  When it is just the couple and I they are much more relaxed and they feel free to be theirselves.  I just usually walk around and I will get them to stop when I see some good light as in the picture above.  I then let them just have fun.  That way the can relax and not worry about posing.  I will give suggestions when asked but most of the time the best photos are when the couple are just being theirselves.  While I love taking the photos what I like best when I am doing the engagement photography is getting to know the couple.

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Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Why Atlanta Artistic Weddings loves Piedmont Park

Engagment Photography by at Piedmont Park, Atlanta, Georgia
Let me say it one more time I love Piedmont Park in the morning.  As an Atlanta Wedding Photographer I love this oasis in the middle of Atlanta.  It has the romanticism that brings a couple closer.  I had the opprotunity to shot a wonderful couple this weekend.  We were blessed with some wonderful weather and great light.  They were so sweet to each other.  I love doint engagement shoots for two reasons. One I love working with the couple on a more casual setting. Everyone knows the best photos are when you are relaxed.  In a relaxed setting the couple can just be theirselves and relax.  The second reason I like to shot engagemnt photos is that I get to know the couple.  I am always just asking them questions and chatting them up.  That way I know them and they know me.  So when the wedding day comes around I am not a stranger running around with a camera I am David their friend documenting their day.
Thank you so much for visiting! Please feel free to call me at
and I will be happy to help you in any way that I can.
David Diener