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    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.

Roshni and Samir celebrated at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel Atlanta, GA surrounded by gorgeous decor courtesy of the fabulous Ragini Patel of Weddings in Style!  We met this delightful duo through photographing the groom’s best friend’s wedding!  There is NO greater compliment than having a client swear by us and recommend us to their closest friends!  We are now thrilled to call these friends of friends – friends of our own!  Roshni and Samir’s wedding was a fabulous reflection of their beauty, style and wickedly fun senses of humor!  It was a celebration filled with laughter, love, practical jokes, a flash mob, and sincere and heartfelt joy!  Take a peek at a few highlights of this gorgeous occasion!

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You think your fiancé had pressure to pick out the perfect engagement ring?  Meet Chris Guven of Guven Fine Jewelry, a recent groom that certainly rose to the challenge and designed something one of a kind for his bride!  Maria’s ring is a show stopping stunner that set the stage for a wedding that took glitz and glamour to a stunningly beautiful new level.

From the shoes to the bejeweled dress to the earrings,  every glimmering detail worked together to compliment this gorgeous bride.  Chris’ custom midnight blue tux completed this couple’s look and was a stand out detail amidst a sea of gentlemen in customary black and white.

The couple were married at one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Atlanta, The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation. The ceremony was a touching combination of both Greek and Turkish traditions.

After the ceremony a glamorous celebration awaited at the fabulous 200 Peachtree.  The already stunning 200 Peachtree ballroom was artfully embellished by the experts at Bold American Design in a palette of ivory, blush and of course, gold.  Lush florals made a bold statement on each table top and every detail oozed the glamour that made this an incredibly stunning affair!

Masterfully managed by Suzanne Reinhard Events this was an unforgettable celebration of a beautiful couple.  Our Signature Photographers Adam Linke and Jessica McGowan captured some breathtaking moments from start to finish… here are a few of our faves from the day.

The Details…

Photographers: Adam Linke and Jessica McGowan

Coordinator: Suzanne Reinhard Events

Ceremony Venue: Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation

Reception Venue: 200 Peachtree

Hair/Makeup: Brushworx

Flowers and Catering: Bold American Events and Catering

Cake: For Goodness Cakes

Rings: Guven Fine Jewelry

Band: Soul Fusion  DJ: DJ Amin

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The Decisive Moment 2014

JANUARY: A time to celebrate yesterday and plan for tomorrow!

I love January! For one, we have the opportunity to meet new clients and find out where and with whom we will spend the new year! We also get to take a moment to look back on the amazing moments we were able to document this past year! Our year in review slideshow has become a tradition and a labor of love that reminds us why we LOVE what we do and builds our excitement for the year ahead!

I hope you will take a moment to celebrate with us! This is just a sampling from the  images we pulled as our “favorites” from the past year! It is always a painstaking process to narrow it down enough to fit them into a 2 song slideshow!
We are SO THANKFUL that we were able to be a part of so many gorgeous celebrations! We truly appreciate the trust, confidence and openness our clients share with us! Thank you for allowing us to do a job that we believe in and create lasting memories for you and your families!

If you are planning your celebration for 2015 we would love to speak with you about The Decisive Moment and the possibility of documenting your upcoming wedding!  CONTACT US here, we would love to start a conversation!

Yours truly,

Jenn and The Decisive Moment Family!

Atlantan Brides December 2014

There is something about seeing a wedding in print that makes our hearts skip a beat!  We love when an amazing wedding and more importantly, an amazing couple gets the attention of one of our favorite publications.  It is one more celebration of not only the beautiful couple but of the amazing team of professionals that made their event something truly spectacular.

We loved documenting Lindsey and Jason’s stunning St Regis Atlanta wedding.  First and foremost because they were a JOY to work with.  As the plans developed and with Legendary Events involved, we knew that this event was going to be one visually stunning soiree.  The kicker was that amidst the beautiful setting, floating throughout the extravagant and delicious decor there was a heartfelt and beautiful love story being truly celebrated.  Lindsey and Jason soaked up every second of the occasion embracing friends, family and most definitely each other!  We really can’t ask for more than that!

Behind every successful event there is a mastermind at work.  Someone who is creating and overseeing a vision made up of a million decisions both big and small!  Putting together an amazing team of vendors is just the beginning, making sure each element works in glorious chorus is the next amazing feat.  Doing all of this and making it look easy… well that’s just Suzanne.

Suzanne Reinhard is the mastermind behind not one, not two but three of our featured weddings in this current issue of The Atlantan Brides.  That certainly says something about her vision and ability as a planner but what the glossy pages don’t show is that she does all of this with incredible joy, class and grace.

Now that the beautiful magazine has arrived, we are thrilled to show off more of this gorgeous fete!  Enjoy the images below – created by our own Jessica McGowan and Andrew Niesen and take a look at the vendor magicians responsible for it all….

Venue: St Regis – Atlanta

Planner: Suzanne Reinhard Events

Cake: Sylvia Weinstock

Floral Design and Linens: Legendary Events

Invitations: Exquisite Stationery by Harrison Rohr

Music: Amadeus String Quartet (ceremony), Perfect 10 Band(reception)

Videographer: Hammond Video

Bridal Gown: Anna Maier from Joan Pillow Bridal Salon

Bridal shoes: Christian Louboutin

Hair: James Wright

Makeup: Woo Skincare and Cosmetics

Bridesmaids’ Gowns: Michael Kors

Groom’s Attire: Canali

Transportation: Atlantic Limo

Rings: Archer Jewelry

Madison + Bacarri | A celebration of Family

photographed by Adam Linke

There are so many beautiful details that go into a wedding,  from the setting to the dress, to the the colors, the linens, lights and favors. Madison and Bacarri’s wedding had all of these things but there was something that outshone everything else during this celebration…. love.  You can see it in every image, in the way they look at each other, the way they laugh together and how much joy filled the reception tent.  This was a true family celebration and these two families melted our hearts with their sincerity and joy.

Madison and Bacarri’s romance began at the University of Georgia where they were both stellar athletes.  Madison, an accomplished soccer player and Bacarri, an All American football star shared a passion and dedication for sports and soon each other.  Their extended wedding celebration took place at The Reserve at Lake Keowee and included plenty of outdoor fun from water sports to soccer games.  The wedding day was beautifully orchestrated by one of the best, Lisa Milko of My Event Perfect.  Lisa led an amazing team of vendors to a serene field that was soon transformed to a gorgeous and fun party spot!  Kudos to Epting Events who covered everything from catering to floral and decor!  It was a gorgeous celebration of love and family!



“What can I say…….she’s stunning like her mother!! Somebody told us “don’t skimp on the photographer”! I can assure you Beth skimped on nothing but they were absolutely right . Kudos to Adam Linke from The Decisive Moment Wedding Photojournalism for capturing the essence of a beautiful day and a beautiful couple. Praise and thanks to God!!” C. Meyer

Planning and Coordination – Lisa Milko – My Event Perfect

Photography – The Decisive Moment – Adam Linke

Catering – Epting Events

Floral & Decor – Epting Events

DJ – Lethal Rhythms

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