Hi, I’m Carl Nelson and I’d love to be your photographer! Wedding photography entails creatively capturing both beautiful poses and spontaneous moments. Experience gained over 30 years serving 1,200 happy brides enables me to work quickly and anticipate those moments on your big day. Photographing weddings in Atlanta since 1994, I have continually worked on my craft by attending national conventions and local seminars to keep abreast of the latest trends. I have belonged to several professional organizations, including the Professional Photographers of America, the Professional Photographers of Orange County California, where I won awards for portraiture and wedding album design, the Southeast Professional Photographers Association, and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. Serving the greater Atlanta area from my home office in Dallas, Ga, I am also happy to travel and have photographed weddings in varied locales from California to Florida and beyond.
My wedding photography style includes the necessary beautifully-posed family portraits documented quickly and easily using off-camera lighting, which makes everyone look their best, to photojournalism, a non-obtrusive style using a variety of lenses and cameras to capture those moments that are spontaneous and heartfelt, the happy hugs and kisses of two individuals and their families becoming one. A mix of both approaches has been an important factor in achieving award-winning results, yet I really love to let people enjoy their day and professionally capture wonderful moments without always asking people to “look this way.” My goal is to have fun together and to present a custom-designed Art Book filled with beautiful heart-warming images you’ll treasure for years to come! Call me at 770-403-8870 to set up a no-obligation appointment so we can get acquainted.
In my “spare” time, I like to bowl league/tournaments, watch movies, and hike. My wife Barbara and I have three grown children, Bryan, Eric and Kristin, as well as a black lab, a Sheltie, and a loveable cat.