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Hi!  My name is Cathi and I am a Wedding Photographeroholic!  What
does this mean you might ask?  Pull up a chair and let me explain.

No, I did
not just go to my local camera store, purchase a camera and call myself a
photographer.  I went to college, majored and graduated with a degree in
photography, with a focus on weddings. I have always been artistically inclined
and figured out early on that I wanted to do weddings. Weddings and weddings
only! I was excited at the thought of being at a party on the best day of
someone's life every time I went to work.

On the
weekends everyone my age was partying while I chased down and interned my
favorite photographers in the area. I was willing to do anything from sweep the
floors, answer phones, billing to scheduling appointments in order to make sure
I had all of the necessary skills when I was ready to open my own business. I
probably cleaned a toilet or two. To be completely honest I do have a thing for
office work, organization (office supplies and post it notes are my thing),
production, and cleaning... so this did not feel like work at all. I still tell
myself it was much better than going to those parties I missed!

Here are some other things I love in addition to my love of photography:

- I have two adorable fat dogs named Kingston and Bronx. I found them in a box
on the street when they were just six weeks old. They have been such an amazing
blessing ever since.

- The artist in me loves to express my art in other ways; I am into interior
design, I love to paint, draw, walk the aisles of home decoration stores and
getting my hands dirty with a power drill! Cool chairs and frames are my weak
spot.

- Music is a pretty big deal to me.  From the moment I wake up until I go
to sleep, I either have my phone, the radio in the bathroom or the Pandora on
my computer blasting. Yes, I have a karaoke machine and am currently taking
lessons on how to play my guitar.

- Being a big kid at heart, I love to stay
active and enjoy the sun on my free time.  Rafting, biking through the
beltline, practicing my rookie golf swing at the range, playing pool or bowling
are some of my favorites.  I am also a pretty big comedy club junkie.

Allison & DJ . W Midtown . Wedding in Atlanta

I had the pleasure of photographing professional basketball player, DeQuan Jones and his love, Allison’s wedding.  I will share more about this couple once I go pick up my copy of their feature printed in Munaluchi magazine :)

*Also featured on MTV’s My Sweet 16  & in print in Munaluchi Magazine

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©Milanes Photography 2013
www.milanesphotography.com

Wedding Planner: f & g Weddings
Venue/Catering: W Atlanta Midtown
Flowers/Decor: Edge Designs Atlanta
Cake: For Goodness Cakes
Stationary: Papered Wonders
Entertainerment: Sol Factor Band
DJ Tayrock
Dance Floor: Event Rentals Unlimited
Linens: I Do Linens
Makeup: Erin Renee Gray
Hair: SaNae Murata
Video: Three Ring Weddings
Baby Sitters: Elegant Event Sitters

Samantha & Charlie . Biltmore Ballrooms . Wedding in Atlanta

All I have to say is that I loved everything about this wedding.  The couple, their family, friends, decoration, vendors, the experience, the emotions… Everything!

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©Milanes Photography 2013
www.milanesphotography.com

Wedding Planner: ellyB Events
Venue: Biltmore Ballrooms
Flowers: A Perfect Creation
Lighting/Linens: ellyB Events
Video: Imagine VP
Entertainerment: DJ Six Five
Cake: For Goodness Cakes
Catering: Bold American
Makeup: Mimi Johnson
Hair: Sharonda Mack

Rosy & Rene . The Atrium . Wedding in Atlanta

I love how different every wedding can be.  This one was no exception.  Rosy and Rene had already gotten married at the courthouse when they later decided to have a real wedding.  Rosy’s father dreamed of the day he would walk his daughter down the aisle and she wanted to make sure his dream would come true.  <3  Here they are at the wedding, expecting their first child, where they revealed her gender and name at the reception.  Sophia Grace :0)

 

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Sheliza & Stephen . 200 Peachtree . Wedding in Atlanta

I recently had the honor of photographing the wedding of Stephen Hill from the New York Jets and his love, Sheliza. The Yellows and Corals of this wedding was the perfect way to start spring and the wedding season.

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©Milanes Photography 2014
www.milanesphotography.com

Wedding Planner: ellyB Events
Venue: 200 Peachtree Special Events and Conference Center
Flowers: Andy Beach
Lighting/Linens: ellyB Events
Video: Focal Blu
Entertainerment: DJ Six Five
Cake: For Goodness Cakes
Catering: Bold American
Makeup: Mimi J
Hair: Sharonda Mack
photo booth: ShutterBooth

Brittany & Chris . Four Seasons . Wedding in Midtown Atlanta

This wedding was the best way to end 2013… I had the pleasure of photographing professional baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds, Chris Nelson & his love Brittany. The day was freezing but that did not stop anyone from turning up the heat with their hot pink & black decor. Talk about fun :) Thank you to their amazing planner Eliana from ellyB Events and Andy Beach their florist for putting together another beautiful event!

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©Milanes Photography 2013
www.milanesphotography.com

Wedding Planner: ellyB Events

Venue: Four Seasons Midtown Atlanta
Flowers: Andy Beach and Co.
Lighting/Linens: ellyB Events
Video: Focal Blu
Stationary & Gifts: Paper Parfait
Pillows & Decals: Ten23designs
Chairs: Andy Beach and Co.
Entertainerment: Djsixfive
Cake: Bakers Man
Catering: Four Seasons
Dance Floor: Indaglow Productions
Makeup: Stephen Berry
Hair: Sharonda Mack
Tuxes: The Modern Gent
Dresses: Winnie Couture & Sweet Elegance
Photobooth: Shutter Booth
Second Shooters: Kate Belle Photography, Dana Ebron

Andrea & Johnny . Biltmore Ballrooms . Wedding in Atlanta

Once and a while we get a couple where the roles are reversed. Johnny was very involved with the planning of their wedding and Andrea let him take the reigns :0) Love this couple!

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©Milanes Photography 2013
www.milanesphotography.com

Wedding Planner: ellyB Events
Venue: Biltmore Ballrooms
Floral/Design: Andy Beach and Co.
Catering: Bold American Events
Cake: Couture Cakes
Stationary: made by bride
Band/DJ: DJ Six five
lighting/linens: provided by ellyB Events
Videographer: Focal Blu
Table Numbers: Ten23 Designs
Menswear: The Modern Gent
Hair/Makeup: Tori Williams
Transportation: Georgia Trolley