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  • How Will You Tell YOUR Story?

    The Decisive Moment is a family of documentary photojournalists and artists with creative, unique and skilled approaches to wedding photography. Our passion is storytelling through images and capturing your unique story in it's very best light. At The Decisive Moment, we document your day as it happens. Our unobtrusive approach captures real events and genuine emotions of your wedding day, reflecting the spirit, spontaneity and interaction that is uniquely yours.
    Our photographers are Adam Linke, Jessica McGowan, Jean Shifrin, and Jason Seagle. We hope you will take some time to read more about each of them and view their work on their individual pages.

Jennifer & Mike at The Ritz Carlton, Buckhead

BlassWeddingModernLuxSometimes waiting is the hardest part!  We have been (not so patiently) waiting to share Jennifer and Mike’s wedding since January!  Now that the wedding has come out in beautiful print in the latest Atlantan Bride Modern Luxury AND because it is Jennifer’s BIRTHDAY we are sharing all the delicious details here!

This gorgeous couple started their celebration with an incredible rehearsal dinner at The NEW Flourish!  (See our post about that HERE)  We knew that night that this was going to be a very special occasion as the toasts and roasts were fantastic and the couple was surely smitten with each other.

Jennifer and Mike said I DO at The Ritz Carlton, Buckhead.  The gorgeous backdrop was dramatically amplified by the fabulous Bold American Event Design and every detail was flawlessly executed by Suzanne Reinhard Events!  I will say this, having an amazing team behind your wedding makes all the difference in the world. When our clients are relaxed, taken care of and worry free they can truly focus on the JOY and CELEBRATION.  It makes for better pictures and an unforgettable experience.  Don’t take my word for it though – just look below at the gorgeous smile that was on Jen’s face from beginning to end!

Such an honor to document this beautiful love story!

It was a stunning celebration of love, family and the new…

Mr. and Mrs. Birnbrey!

The Decisive Moment Wedding Photojournalism at The Ritz Carlton, Buckhead
The Decisive Moment Wedding Photojournalism at The Ritz Carlton, Buckhead
The Decisive Moment Wedding Photojournalism at The Ritz Carlton, Buckhead

The Decisive Moment Wedding Photojournalism at The Ritz Carlton, Buckhead

The Decisive Moment Wedding Photojournalism at The Ritz Carlton, Buckhead

The Decisive Moment Wedding Photojournalism at The Ritz Carlton, Buckhead

The Decisive Moment Wedding Photojournalism at The Ritz Carlton, Buckhead

The Decisive Moment Wedding Photojournalism at The Ritz Carlton, Buckhead

The Decisive Moment Wedding Photojournalism at The Ritz Carlton, Buckhead

The Decisive Moment Wedding Photojournalism at The Ritz Carlton, Buckhead

The Decisive Moment Wedding Photojournalism at The Ritz Carlton, Buckhead

The Decisive Moment Wedding Photojournalism at The Ritz Carlton, Buckhead
The Decisive Moment Wedding Photojournalism at The Ritz Carlton, Buckhead

The Decisive Moment Wedding Photojournalism at The Ritz Carlton, Buckhead

The Decisive Moment Wedding Photojournalism at The Ritz Carlton, Buckhead

The Decisive Moment Wedding Photojournalism at The Ritz Carlton, Buckhead

The Decisive Moment Wedding Photojournalism at The Ritz Carlton, Buckhead

The Decisive Moment Wedding Photojournalism at The Ritz Carlton, Buckhead

The Decisive Moment Wedding Photojournalism at The Ritz Carlton, Buckhead

 

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Atlantan Brides Magazine: Elegant Engagements

I love seeing our beautiful couples in the glossy pages of a magazine!  What is especially fun, is when they hit the magazine before they even say I DO!!  Two of our upcoming couples are featured in this season’s Atlantan Brides with their engagement photos!  It makes us all the more excited about their upcoming celebrations and photographing them again!  Seeing just ONE image from these engagement sessions just isn’t enough so we have decided to share just a few more!

MELISSA + SCOTT

A Delray Beach, FL Engagement Session

To say we were there when it all started…. is 100% totally accurate.  In fact, I’m pretty sure we documented the first ever photograph of these two when they met at a friends wedding that we happened to be photographing.  Romance blossomed and Melissa found herself moving to the beautiful beaches of FL with her new love.  We loved capturing these two in Delray Beach, FL at favorite restaurants, ice cream parlors and on the beach where their love has truly blossomed.

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Jami + Kevin

An Athens GA Engagement Session

Jami and Kevin’s big day is right around the corner and we CAN NOT WAIT for the big event!  We met up with these two at their alma mater for a FALL University of GA Engagement session!  We have had the pleasure of knowing Jami since we documented her sister’s wedding in 2015!  To celebrate with a family again is such a pleasure and the best compliment we could EVER ask for!  These two love birds were an absolute delight to work with and have such a laid back and playful energy that is completely contagious!

 

 

 

©2015 The Decisive Moment Wedding Photojournalism, Lupuloff - Friedrich Engagement, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

©2015 The Decisive Moment Wedding Photojournalism, Lupuloff - Friedrich Engagement, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

 

©2015 The Decisive Moment Wedding Photojournalism, Lupuloff - Friedrich Engagement, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

©2015 The Decisive Moment Wedding Photojournalism, Lupuloff - Friedrich Engagement, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

A Washington DC Engagement Session

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©2016 The Decisive Moment Wedding Photojournalism, Engagement Ssession in Washington DC

A thank you not from the future Mr. and Mrs.
I love an engagement session location that captures part of your story!  Whether it is where you met, where you had your first date or where you are currently living – I love when the backdrop is more than a just a backdrop.   My newest favorite example of this is the delightful Washington DC engagement session of Nicole and Ben.

Nicole and Ben are adorable.

Nicole and Ben live in Washington DC.

Adam and I are often in DC visiting my family, so this Washington DC engagement session HAD to happen.

The DC weather wasn’t exactly on board with our plans so, with little wiggle room left, we ignored the wicked cold snap, sought out the quickly disappearing cherry blossoms and had a blast with this wonderful couple.  The monuments, tidal basin and gorgeous architecture provided all the stunning settings we needed. I loved hearing about life for them in DC and how it is the setting for where they truly fell in love and started envisioning the future together.  What I love the most is that when they look back in a decade – the images will remind them of that time, that place and all those wonderful memories no matter where life takes them.


Over the last year our engagement sessions have taken us to NYC, Charleston, Del Ray Beach FL, DC and all over Atlanta! We can’t wait to see where they take us next.

 

 

 

Charleston Weddings, Plantation Wedding

A Charleston Wedding at Middleton Place

Vista + Clifton

Oodles of Southern Style at Middleton Place

 

 

Vista + Clifton a Middleton Place, Charleston, SC Wedding

Vista + Clifton a Middleton Place, Charleston, SC Wedding

I love a Charleston Wedding, I really really do.  The spanish moss, the sprawling Oak trees, the grandiose style of an antebellum home – I can’t get enough of it!  It might be a touch of nostalgia since I was born in Charleston but regardless, Charleston weddings make me swoon.

Vista and Clifton’s Middleton Place wedding had every ounce of the southern charm this girls loves and then some and I CAN’T WAIT to share it…. but I have to.  No really, I have to wait patiently while fabulous things like honeymoons, work and travel schedules align for me to let the bride and groom see things FIRST.  I know, it’s an old fashioned idea to be patient and share a couple’s wedding images for the first time in person but thats what we do.  (whenever possible)

So until I can share more of this gorgeous fete that shows off the talents of the fabulous Christopher Confero and delightful Scoobie West I hope you enjoy this teeny sneak peek – and yes we let them see them before you. 😉

Best

Jenn

Charleston Weddings

The New Mr & Mrs at Middleton Place, Charleston SC

Charleston Weddings

Middleton Place, Charleston SC

JENN + MIKE

Rehearsal Dinner at Flourish |Decor by Legendary Events | Event Planner : Helene Popowski

Photography: Adam Linke of The Decisive Moment

It is always exciting to be one of the first to photograph a new venue and Legendary Event’s new space, Flourish did not disappoint!  As you would imagine, Legendary knows that it is all in the details and there were plenty of delish details for us to document.  The expansive layout allowed guests to comfortably flow throughout the space and the decor provided a wonderful dose of drama to the room.  Flourish was a fantastic setting to begin an amazing weekend of celebration for a wonderful family and  a truly delightful couple.

Rehearsal dinners are an incredible treat to photograph!  Not only do we get a wonderful opportunity to get to know  the couple really really well (thanks to the wonderfully embarrassing toasts) we also get to know who the key players are before the big day.  The relaxed atmosphere really lets everyone’s personality shine before all the pomp and circumstance of the wedding takes over.  I love the images of Jen and Mike as they listened to the toasts and roasts of the evening!  Everything from their smiles and laughter to the way they embraced during some very touching speeches was a delight to document.  Enjoy this sneak peek – we can’t wait to share the beautiful wedding soon!!

©2016 The Decisive Moment Wedding Photojournalism, Rehearsal Dinner at Flourish

©2016 The Decisive Moment Wedding Photojournalism, Rehearsal Dinner at Flourish

©2016 The Decisive Moment Wedding Photojournalism, Rehearsal Dinner at Flourish

©2016 The Decisive Moment Wedding Photojournalism, Rehearsal Dinner at Flourish

©2016 The Decisive Moment Wedding Photojournalism, Rehearsal Dinner at Flourish

The Decisive Moment Wedding Photojournalism, Rehearsal Dinner at Flourish

©2016 The Decisive Moment Wedding Photojournalism

©2016 The Decisive Moment Wedding Photojournalism, Rehearsal Dinner at Flourish

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