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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.

Hilary + Zach | A Perfect Piedmont Driving Club Wedding

I can’t figure out what I love most about this wedding!  I could start with the fact that this stunning bride is as lovely a person as she is beautiful.  I could also talk about the way her adorable groom, Zach looks at her…. and I mean really!  His face when she walked down the aisle was the first look people dream about – lip bite and all.  I could also talk about dad….. oh dad…. who will forever make people cry with the amount of love that radiates out of these images.  I love SO many things about this wedding but what I love most is how Jessica McGowan and Chris documented these beautiful people and these amazing moments.  It is the epitome of what we strive to do and I could not be more proud of the work!  Take a look below at the beautiful event and see exactly what it is we LOVE to do.  We could not be more thankful to this beautiful couple and this wonderful family for allowing us to do it!

Photography:  Jessica McGowan of The Decisive Moment

Planning/Floral/ Design: Brette Start

Venue: Piedmont Driving Club

Cake: PDC Pastry Chef

Officiant: Bryan Dunnagan


Southern Elegance Defined | A 3109 Piedmont Estate Wedding

photographed by Adam Linke and Melissa Bugg

Lauren and Jonathan could not have been a sweeter couple!  Their elegant southern soiree perfectly reflected their personalities and set the stage for a beautiful celebration.  Under the watchful eye of Lindsey Pitt of Toast Events this couple said I DO  with every detail beautifully in sync.  Legendary Events  hit the mark as usual with immaculate details and that little something extra!  The soft colors of the orchids, roses, peonies and hydrangeas arranged by Marigold Designs were perfectly accented with touches of cream, beige and gold creating a stunningly elegant backdrop at The Estate.  Take a peek at this southern soiree below and see a beautiful wedding that is only outdone by one thing… the way this couple looks at one another.

Exterior of the piedmont estate wedding venue

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!

Indian Wedding Atlanta


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!

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