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Capturing the Bova family's growth over time really is a privilege; with such an amazing bunch, it's only natural that each visit proves more lovely than the last! It truly provides me so much joy to be able to document their incredible journey.  Enjoy this beautiful crew!

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Bountiful blessing for the Wilkerson’s this holiday season | Janell Mitchell Photography https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2022/11/bountiful-blessing-for-the-wilkerson-s-this-holiday-season-janell-mitchell-photography

  This beautiful family knows the true meaning of the season - cherishing every moment with their loved ones. In addition to their beautiful curly-haired Lizzy Kate, they now have a new precious little girl to love.  Some of my favorite images came from this photo shoot!  As we get closer to the holidays, it can be easy to get wrapped up in the materialistic aspects of the season. But when you take a step back and look at what really matters, it's clear that the true meaning of the holiday is spending time with those you love most. That's what the Wilkerson's have reminded me, and I'm so grateful for that. Let's all take a page out of the Wilkersons' book and focus on what truly matters - our loved ones. Cherish every moment with them, and remember that being together is what really makes this time of year special. Thank you Mary Kate and Kyle for spending the day with me.  Wishing your family continued health, love and peace in the coming year.


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The Ehrhart family never fails to deliver! | Janell Mitchell Photography https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2022/11/the-ehrhart-family-never-fails-to-deliver-janell-mitchell-photography

If you're like me, you might be guilty of letting family portraits fall by the wayside. Life gets busy and it's hard to find time to schedule a photoshoot, let alone coordinate outfits and make sure everyone is looking their best. But the Ehrhart family is a perfect example of why family portraits are so important. They make time for a professional photoshoot every year, and the results are stunning. Not only do they have beautiful images to look back on and treasure, but they also get to see how their boys are growing and changing year after year. It's a reminder that time really does fly by, and that's why it's so important to document these precious moments. The Ehrhart family is once again celebrating another year of accomplishments and the importance on documenting them all.  Cheers to another wonderful year full of love and beautiful memories!

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River is 5 | Janell Mitchell Photography https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2022/11/river-is-5-janell-mitchell-photography

 There's nothing sweeter than a birthday celebration, and today we're celebrating a very special little girl: River, who turns 5 today! River is the light of her entire family's life, and she always keeps them on their toes with her adorable antics. To document this special occasion, we took River to a very sweet place, Scoops!  It was a birthday celebration fit for a true sweetheart!  There's nothing sweeter than celebrating a child's birthday, and today we were thrilled to do just that for one of the most special girls in the world. Happy birthday, River! You are one of a kind, and we hope you had a day that was as sweet as you are!

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A perfect wedding for Cheri and Wayne at Lake Sinclair | Janell Mitchell Photography https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2022/11/a-perfect-wedding-for-cheri-and-wayne-at-lake-sinclair-janell-mitchell-photography

 Wayne and Cheri's wedding was one of the sweetest and most intimate weddings I have ever had the privilege of photographing. They welcomed my husband and myself into their home with open arms and made us feel so welcomed. The afternoon was full of love, amazing scenery, and sweet friends.  Their beloved fur baby was never far from their side and made for some of the sweetest interactions I have ever seen.  In fact, one of the highlights of the day was when Sadie came up to her during the ceremony and sat down next to her.  It was so sweet! The ceremony was held at their home on Lake Sinclair and the ceremony was officiated by Wayne's lifelong friend, which made it even more special. 

Even with the threat of rain, this wedding at Lake Sinclair was an absolutely beautiful event. It was truly an honor to be able to photograph their special day and to meet new special friends. Wishing you all the best and enjoy many romantic boat rides!

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Tucker's Very Special 1st Birthday | Janell Mitchell Photography https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2022/11/tuckers-very-special-1st-birthday-janell-mitchell-photography

Our family has a very special tradition when it comes time to document our one year olds. We incorporate my dad's childhood antique table and chair. The pair has been passed down in our family, and it's always such a special moment when we can use them to capture our little ones' personalities. Every time, the images just get sweeter and sweeter. So, when it came time for our sweet Tucker, there was no question - we had to use the table and chair!

Tucker's room is decorated in trains, so we knew that we wanted to incorporate that into his session. And what made it even more special is that his great grandfather's childhood train was also part of the session too. It was such a fun way to incorporate a family heirloom into these precious memories that we'll cherish forever. This is such a special tradition that we have in our family, and we feel so lucky that we are able to continue it with each new generation.  Tucker, we are so glad that you are a part of our family history.  We love you more with each passing day.  Happy Birthday Little Man!


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Emily & Jonathan's Stunning Fall Engagement Session | Janell Mitchell Photography https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2022/11/emily-jonathans-stunning-fall-engagement-session-janell-mitchell-photography

 I have known Jonathan almost his entire life and I had the honor of photographing him and his beautiful Bride to be, Emily. We meet at a Little Mulberry Park and the fall scenery couldn't have been a better backdrop. The couple met while working at a local restaurant and are now starting a life full of adventures.  One of the first thing that caught my eye was Emily's stunning engagement ring, both stunning and sentimental.  It was his grandmother diamond.  So special! Secondly, they looked so lovely together against the colorful leaves of the trees. We walked around the park and found some great spots for photos. The light was perfect and they were so natural in front of the camera.  I am so happy for them! I know that they will have a lifetime of happiness ahead of them. Congratulations, Jonathan and Emily! Wishing you all the best.


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Trey's Senior Session | Janell Mitchell Photography https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2022/11/treys-senior-session-janell-mitchell-photography  Trey is the epitome of a gentleman. He's always the first one to hold the door open for you and greets you with a smile. He's always willing to lend a helping hand, and his genuine smile is contagious. I know that these traits will serve him well as he enters the next chapter in life. Trey, it has been a joy to watch you grow into a handsome young man. I can't wait to see all that you'll accomplish in the years to come! 

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Katee & Adam at beautiful Lake Oconee | Janell Mitchell Photography https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2022/11/katee-adam-at-beautiful-lake-oconee-janell-mitchell-photography

 I met Katee and Adam on a windy fall day to capture family photographs. We had to grab some on their boat to close out a fun season on the lake. But we didn't close the memories. They are some of my favorite people and then you add in "the boys", we had the best time. Even though it was chilly outside, these guys were all smiles and the pups were excited to be on the boat and explore. I have been photographing this family for years and it is always so much fun. They are laid back and up for anything It's hard to believe that another summer has come and gone. But luckily, they will have these photographs to remind them of all the fun they have had. Thanks Katee, Adam, and boys for another great session!  


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Colton's Senior Session | Janell Mitchell Photography https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2022/11/coltons-senior-session-janell-mitchell-photography

 It's hard to believe that Colton is already a senior!  I've loved getting to watch him grow into a charming young man, and I was so excited when I was asked to take his senior photos. We had a blast photographing his beautiful car, a yellow mustang, and I'm so excited to share some of my favorite shots from the session. Remember these days, Colton - they're special for sure!

Thank you so much for letting me capture your senior photos, Colton! It was such a pleasure to work with you, and I'm so excited to see what the future holds for you. Congratulations on this milestone - enjoy every minute!

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Our Carson is TWO | Janell Mitchell Photography https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2022/10/our-carson-is-two-janell-mitchell-photography

Two is a magical number! It brings with it the promise of more adventures and new experiences, which we can't wait for our little one to explore!
Carson continues surprising us every day with a new sentence or command.  She loves books, baby dolls, her slippers, and her family! We love this amazing girl more than anything in the world and can't wait for more wonderful memories ahead together.


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The Phillips become a family | Janell Mitchell Photography https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2022/10/the-phillips-become-a-family-janell-mitchell-photography

I first met this sweet couple a few years ago, when I had the honor of photographing their beautiful wedding. Now, their hearts have just about burst with love and happiness, as they welcomed their precious newborn daughter Blakely into their family.  Blakely is the absolute picture of perfection.  For this amazing family, the best is yet to come as they watch her grow and learn. I wish them all the happiness and love in the world as they embark on this new chapter of their lives together. Congratulations!

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Mariah + Walker | A Beautiful Sunset Engagement Session | Janell Mitchell Photography https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2022/10/mariah-walker-a-beautiful-sunset-engagement-session-janell-mitchell-photography

When a perfect sunset evening and a beautiful couple come together on the same night, you get images that are nothing but short of perfection. Walker and Mariah were such a joy to photograph. Each image is more beautiful than the next and this was one of the most beautiful sessions I have had the honor to photograph.  Their friend's property provided the perfect backdrop for our time together. With its beautiful sunset and sprawling landscapes, it was the perfect setting to capture Walker and Mariah's love for each other.  Thank you again for a perfect evening. I'm so honored to have been able to capture these memories for you and I hope you enjoy these images for years to come!


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Mariah & Walker - Engagement session with old car | Janell Mitchell Photography https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2022/10/mariah-and-walkers-engagement-session---part-1

On a beautiful fall day, I met Walker and Mariah for their engagement session.  They had arranged for us to be at their family friend's property where we photographed every beautiful spot! Each one was picture perfect - there's no other word for it than epic (which is what you'll find in many of the pictures). The gallery has so much character that this blog will focus on Walkers love of cars with an antique vehicle as our prop!  So many amazing images but I have to warn you to prepare yourself for some breathtaking sunset shots when Part II is posted.  But for now, sit back and enjoy this gallery highlighting Walkers beautiful Bride-to-be, this lovely setting and his love of cool cars!

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Greg & Sophia's Beautiful October Wedding https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2022/10/greg-sophias-beautiful-october-wedding

Greg and Sophia's wedding ceremony was held at a beautiful little chapel in Loganville, Georgia. The chapel was decorated with beautiful flowers that Sophia arranged herself.  So many sweet touches were a part of this special day. The ceremony was officiated by a close friend and the groom wrote a song for his bride, which he sang during the ceremony. It was a very touching moment. 

After the ceremony, guests were treated to the most delicious meal at their favorite Italian restaurant. The bride and groom chose this venue because they wanted their guests to have an amazing dining experience. And they did not disappoint! The food was absolutely incredible.   
It was truly a dream day for Greg and Sophia! From the sentimental touches at the chapel to the incredible meal at their favorite restaurant, everything was just as it was meant to be, and they became husband and wife.  Wishing them all the best in their married life together!


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Smith Family Newborn Session - 2022 https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2022/10/smith-family-newborn-session---2022

The Smith family welcomed handsome Major into the world and into their hearts. All the while balancing joy and grief with the loss of his twin brother, Maddux. Sweet family heirlooms and influences of Maddux are represented throughout the gallery that makes this family session so meaningful. Big Sister Marian was the perfect little hostess and photography assistant during our session. She is wise beyond her years, and I know she will be the perfect big sister for Major. Thank you to the Smith family for this special time with you. Major is absolutely perfect in every way and your love and courage is an inspiration to many.




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Bova Family 2022 https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2022/9/bova-family-2022

Family portraits are so important!  Not only do they capture a family's love for one another in a single frame, but they also freeze a moment in time that can be cherished for years to come. I had the pleasure of photographing 5 beautiful families at Little Mulberry Park in Georgia recently, and it was such a fun experience! Each family was so lovely and unique, and it was so special to be able to capture their individual personalities in one session. Thanks again to my sweet friends and clients for entrusting me with your memories. It was such a joy to spend the morning with all of you!

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Thomas + Jessica https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2022/6/thomas-jessica  

Just a few short days ago, this precious couple began their beautiful ever after. Lifelong friends and beloved family members all gathered to witness the sweetest couple say their "I do's" at the picture-perfect Dogwood Barn in Milledgeville, Georgia.  Jessica's bridesmaids were so sweet and helpful throughout the day, and it was delightful to see the love and happiness they shared for Jessica. Not to be outdone were the Groom and Groomsmen, each the perfect gentlemen and real troopers in the hot summer sun.  This wedding had it all - good food, dancing, and loving smiles. As a photographer, it was an honor to capture this wedding day. The barn provided a beautiful setting for the ceremony and reception and the bride and groom were so joyful. It was a pleasure to photograph their special day and I wish them all the happiness in the world in their new life together. 

Many Blessings Thomas and Jessica Cote'

Photography | Janell Mitchell Photography

Dress | I Do I Do Bridal Boutique

Florist | David Sorrows

Venue | The Dogwood Barn

Wedding Planner | Sarah Moss

DJ | Ajax Entertainment

Videographer | Grace Upon Grace Productions

Bridesmaids Dresses | David's Bridal

Groom and Groomen's | Men's Wearhouse


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McWhorter's Family Newborn Session https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2022/5/mcwhorters-family-newborn-session

I had the honor of photographing Rebekah and Ben's wedding not too long ago. It was so great to meet their adorable daughter Ruth and document this new season for this special couple. Little Ruthie was wide awake during our session, and these will forever be some of my favorite newborn images. Her sweetness and expressions are just priceless. Congrats again, Rebekah and Ben! Your family is simply beautiful!


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Gracie & Lily https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2022/4/gracie-lily

I am so grateful to have the opportunity of getting reacquainted with precious families. I've known Brianna and her family a long time but it's been many years since I last saw them! After catching up with her on all life events, we got down to business photographing her beautiful little girls, Gracie and Lily. The bond between sisters is something that can't be manufactured and we were able to capture so many sweet moments during the session.  It was such a great time together as you can see from these pictures!  Enjoy a few of my favorites!

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Adam's Family Newborn Session https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2022/3/adams-family-newborn-session

Matt and Janelle welcomed the most precious gift into the world a few short weeks ago. Isabella is the perfect addition to make this couple a family.  Justice, the Adam's fur baby, was never far from her side during our time together. I can just image these two growing and exploring together. At only a few weeks old, Isabella has already stolen everyone's hearts. Matt and Janelle, she is absolutely precious and congratulations!

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Bova Family Newborn Session https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2022/3/bova-family-newborn-session

The Bova family has been blessed with a precious addition. The new little redhead solved both mysteries of boy or girl, red or not.  Blakely arrived early but everything has perfect timing! She is the sweetest member to this adorable crew- Big sister and brother love her very much while mommy & daddy are amazing at being parents to three little ones.  Congratulations Jake and Brittany!  

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Mary & Austin's Beautiful March Wedding https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2022/3/mary-austins-beautiful-march-wedding


What a beautiful day it was for Mary and Austin’s wedding! From the perfect March weather to their stunning venue, Barn South, everything about their big day was just perfect. After their heartfelt ceremony, guests were treated to delicious southern BBQ followed by some of the most impressive dancing I have seen in a while. At the close of the evening, a most unusual departure for was waiting for Mary, Austin surprised her with an exciting helicopter ride! I'm sure this couple will have a lifetime of surprises and adventures ahead of them!   This wedding day was filled with so much love. Every detail of this momentous occasion, all came together in perfect harmony and representation of the bond between these two high school sweethearts. It was truly something special!


Wedding Venue / Barn South

Bride's & Bridemaids Dresses / David's Bridal

Groom's and Grooms Men Attire / JcPenny

Wedding Planner / Laurianna Wells

DJ / Complete Weddings

Cake / Publix

Catering / City BBQ

Invitations / Zassle



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Thomas & Jessica's Engagement Session https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2022/3/thomas-jessicas-engagement-session   I met Jessica and Thomas at their Alma mater, Georgia College in Milledgeville for an engagement session that was full of love and laughter.  The beautiful weather on this early March Day allowed us to capture some gorgeous images. They are such a sweet pair; it’s hard not get caught up into their contagious laughter and smiles when you're around this sweet couple. We finished our session together at their beautiful venue where family and friends will celebrate their big day.  Can't wait until June- it will such an amazing day full of memories created by love!  Congratulations Jessica and Thomas!  

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Dick & Linn Dee - 2021 https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2022/2/dick-linn-dee---2021

Dick and Linn Dee are the perfect couple, and it was such a joy to photograph them. They were so much fun to work with and their love for each other is evident in every photo - beautiful inside and out! It was amazing to see Dick's passion for cars come alive as we photographed the second love of his life, his absolutely gorgeous Corvette! It was truly fascinating to learn about the technology in this car and see it up close. So don’t be afraid to have your favorite item come along for your session. They make for great family memories. And, as always, thanks for reading and enjoy the blog. Thank you, Dick and Linn Dee, for this fun idea!


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Jake and Brittany Maternity Session https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2022/2/jake-and-brittany-maternity-session

I had such a great time photographing the Bova family! This maternity session was so beautiful, and I’m excited to capture more memories for this sweet family in just a few weeks when their new addition arrives. Jake and Brittany have decided to wait until the baby's arrival to find out the gender, so this session was extra special. Everyone can’t wait to find out if the new arrival will have the same gorgeous red hair as his or her siblings.  But either way, I'm certain this little one will be just as beautiful and charming as big sister Skyler and big brother Jaxson. Thank you, Brittany and Jake, for choosing me to document this incredible time in your lives.  Congratulations on your growing family!  Enjoy this beautiful family!

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Matt & Janelle's Maternity Session https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2022/1/matt-janelles-maternity-session

Congratulations on your upcoming arrival, Matt and Janelle! It was such a pleasure to photograph you both and capture the love between you. You are going to make wonderful parents and I can't wait to see your beautiful baby girl in just a few short weeks. Thank you for choosing me to document this special time in your lives.  Enjoy some of the most beautiful images of 2021 in this blog.  Everything about this session was perfect!

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Layton Family Christmas Tree Farm Session https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2022/1/layton-family-christmas-tree-farm-session

This family session was so special. The Layton's are a beautiful, happy family and I am honored to have been able to photograph them this past December at everyone's favorite and magical place, a Christmas tree farm.  From the little girls running around excited about picking out the family tree to watching parents enjoy spending time together while discussing what would be best for everyone; we captured it all! I'm sure they had such a wonderful holiday season celebrating and preparing for their new arrival-a new little sister! I know they will cherish these memories forever. 

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Baby Tucker Newborn Gallery https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2022/1/baby-tucker-newborn-gallery

Little Tucker arrived just in time for the holidays and it's fair to say he has been loved by all since his arrival. The Night before Christmas was on repeat in my mind as I photographed the newest edition to our family. That story was a favorite of my children and I can still hear them say,  "Mom in her kercheif and I in my cap had just settled down for a long winter's nap." Now we have these sweet images of Tucker in his cozy winter cap. His is one lucky baby and so are his parents. Watching him grow will be an adventure for all of them, and we can't wait to see the amazing things he does in life. Congratulations to the new family! 

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Ehrhart Family Session https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2022/1/ehrhart-family-session

It was a joy to see the Ehrhart family again this year. Mark and Karen are so welcoming, friendly, and gracious! Their boys are growing up right before our eyes- it seems like only yesterday when we were taking family photos at our first session together.  This year's session took place at their beautiful Florida home which provided the perfect backdrop for these annual portraits that I am honored to be able to capture each year! Thank you Mark and Karen for your friendship over the years - it is always such an honor spending time with your family! :)  

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Schiffmann Family https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2022/1/schiffmann-family

The opportunity to reconnect with someone is such a gift. I’ve known Jeanette for many years, and we recently got the chance to catch up and take some family photos together. Her husband Michael is such a sweet dad, their daughters Emory and Eden are pure joys to photograph - just like their beautiful mom. Enjoy some of my favorite images!

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Traylor Family https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2022/1/traylor-family

What could be better than a party of three? The Traylor Family is the perfect example of how wonderful it can be. With two loving parents and adorable little Dalton, this family knows how to have fun! I'm honored to document the first year of their new little family and capturing all those precious moments.  I want to help ensure that these images will last forever and provide memories for generations. So,if you're looking for some inspiration for your own party of three, look no further! The Traylor Family is sure to make you smile.

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The sweet Perry's and the Grands! https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2022/1/the-sweet-perrys-and-the-grands

Do you know a family that you love spending time with? Well, the Perry's are that family for me! They are the most fun loving, kindhearted, and courageous couple I have ever known. (Even though someone can be a bit silly at times... be sure to scroll down to find one of my favorite images.) You will always have a blast when this couple is around. Their sweet and beautiful Grandbabies joined us for the session.  It's so much fun to document how fast they are growing and changing. I'm so grateful that I get to share these images with you.  Love my Perry family! :)

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Lovett Family https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2022/1/lovett-family

I was so honored when Autumn contacted me to photograph her family.  The Lovett's are a dear and special client of mine who I have known since Autumn was just an infant. To be able to now document her beautiful family is such a blessing! Little Perry and Calvin are precious, and the entire family were such good sports traveling through a briar patch for our perfect spot!  We had a blast at this session, no matter what it took! Enjoy this sweet session.


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Bailey Family Session https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2022/1/bailey-family-session

This is one of my favorite sessions from 2021. The Bailey family did not disappoint and provided some amazing images! I’ve always loved the Bailey family and I'm honored for the opportunity to document these special memories for them.

We were able to capture beautiful images that I know J and Jacey will cherish for years to come and are some of my all-time favorites. They are such a handsome and sweet couple, and their fur baby Ginger fits right in! We met at their home and took full advantage of the walking trail in their neighborhood, which turned out to be perfect because it was so close to sunset. I love when sessions like this happen because it's so easy to get great photos. This one was especially fun for me!

 Here are a few of my favorites from the day. Enjoy, and don't forget to like and share on social media!

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Wolfe Family https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2021/12/wolfe-family

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River's 4th Birthday! https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2021/11/rivers-4th-birthday

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Adam + Katee + the Boys https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2021/11/adam-katee-the-boys

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Harrison Family Session https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2021/11/harrison-family-session

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My Dad's Car Gallery https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2021/10/my-dads-car-gallery

1932 3 Window Coupe.  Customarily, these cars would be made into hotrods.  This car had one of their race car engines installed. Equals FAST!

1932 Ford 2 Door Sedan.  He started with the bare frame rails and assembled the entire car in his basement.

Dad sold his 1940 Ford convertible and his 1963 Chevrolet Impala Super Sport (my favorite) to purchase a car he felt comfortable driving.  Well this is his 2007 Shelby GT350 with 527 miles on it!  

1939 Ford 2 Door Sedan.  One of his favorites.  

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Heath + Brandy + Little Tucker https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2021/10/heath-brandy-little-tucker

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Charles + Georgia + Molly + Banks https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2021/10/charles-georgia-molly-banks

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A Very Special Birthday Session - Carson is O N E! https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2021/9/a-very-special-1st-birthday-session---carson-is-o-n-e This sweet blog will forever hold a special place in my heart.  Little Carson is my second Grandbaby and she has managed to wrap every family member around her finger in a short time.  This year brought our family great heart break losing my dad just a few weeks before Carson turned one. My Dad treasured his family and his little ones, oh how he loved them!  Carson would light up every time his red truck pulled into the driveway on his weekly visits.   Many years ago, we started a new family tradition to incorporate my Dad's little table and chair set that he received when he turned one into each great-grandchild's first year photos.  At the time,  we thought it was a sweet way to have a piece of family history in our current photographs.  Now, this little set is one of the most precious items that we have.  It is the perfect way to have a small piece of my Dad with the little's he loved so much!   I hope you enjoy seeing some sweet images of Carson with my Dad's table.  Each one brings a smile to my heart.  Happy Birthday sweet Carson.  You are most loved!

My dad on is 1st Birthday.  Beside him is River and Griffin, two of Daddy's great-grandchildren posing with his table!



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Travis & Kayla's Maternity Session https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2021/9/travis-kaylas-maternity-session

We all know that Mom and her baby are the stars of the show when it comes to a maternity session, but there’s no denying the sweetness of having the entire family in the frame, too. I love capturing the raw, candid moments between parents and siblings, and pressing pause on a moment in time that would otherwise go by so quickly and without preservation!

My shoot with Travis, Kayla and their adorable son Briar – offered lots of those moments. The session took place just in the knick of time with Mom having contractions during the session and meanwhile the family preparing for the arrival of their precious little girl in just hours!

 Thanks for letting me step into your world for a moment! I wish you all the best as you welcome this special little one!

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Berrong Family https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2021/9/berrong-family

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Mary + Austin's Engagement Session https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2021/8/mary-austins-engagement-session

We meet again, dear blog readers!

I recently photographed Mary & Austin at Freeman's Mill Park and it was beautiful day for their engagement session!   We started in a open field that provided perfect lighting.  Just when I thought we couldn't have picked a more beautiful location,  Austin took us on a small hike through the woods to a secluded waterfall.  Worth every single step! You'll see.....keep scrolling.   Mary and Austin have the sweetest chemistry with each other that is so down-to-earth and sincere. The sublime locations along with their genuine love for each other made this photo shoot a breeze.  These high school sweethearts will be getting married on March 4, 2022 and I'm so excited and honored to be their photographer.   They are saying their I-do's at Barn South in Talmo, Georgia.  This venue has the most amazing and clever amenities I have ever seen and I can't wait to photograph these two all around this special property.  I know it's going to be a gorgeous wedding!

Future wedding details aside, let's get to the present: Mary & Austin's engagement session! These two are real naturals in front of the camera. ENJOY!


Photographer |  Janell Mitchell Photography

Engagement Location | Freeman's Mill Park

Ceremony & Reception Venue | Barn South

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Brandon & Alexis's Anniversary Session https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2021/8/brandon-alexiss-anniversary-session  

The photos I'm sharing with you today turned out so beautifully. As I was editing all the preview pictures for this blog post, I kept getting more and more excited with how they all turned out.

 I want to first tell you about Brandon & Alexis.  I met Alexis when she was a beautiful young lady in high school.   I have had the privilege of photographing her through out high school and we also worked together for a short period of time.  It was during that time she met Brandon and what a beautiful life they have created!  They are such a sweet couple and have a beautiful little girl who loves playing softball and being her Dad's cheerleader as he coaches high school football.  We met up in Monroe, Georgia for a Anniversary shoot and Alexis was as stunning as ever in her gorgeous dress.  And then Brandon looking so handsome.....well, I knew we were in for some awesome images.

I have photographed this sweet family on several occasions but this is one of my favorites.  Regardless of the number, every year is an important celebration.  With each anniversary,  another year has come and gone bringing with it good times and bad times, the rush of school days, late nights on the ball field, work,  and endless errands can make it seem almost impossible to stop and appreciate a successful life that is being created.   I'm so glad we able to meet one evening and take these images and to celebrate this beautiful couple!  Happy Anniversary to my dear friends, Brandon and Alexis!


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Raelyn & Chris's Sentimental Wedding Day https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2021/7/raelyn-chriss-sentimental-wedding-day

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying that every wedding should incorporate something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. WELL, Fun fact #1: That saying comes from an Old English rhyme and those items are intended to bring the good luck to your big day. Fun fact #2: Raelyn and Chris had the all of those along with many other sentimental touches down pat at their summer wedding held at the bride's aunt and uncle's gorgeous property. 

Vintage charm was the name of the game for this very family oriented wedding, and I am so excited to share the images from that day with you!  Beautiful heirloom jewelry from different loved ones served as her something borrowed, old and blue.  Though it’s hard to narrow down, I think my favorite vintage element from the entire wedding was Raelyn repurposing her Mother's wedding dress for some very special items.  Her veil, hair clip, garter, and bouquet wrap were all made from that dress and had the stunning bride covered from head to toe with love.

In addition, everyone was swept up in the emotions with her bother Gunner welcoming guests to the ceremony.  Followed by the sweetest ceremony delivered by the bride's father, Chris Paul.  He could barely speak when the time came to pronounce them as husband and wife.  

Thank you again for inviting me to be part of your day, Raelyn and Chris, and congratulations on hosting a beautiful, love-filled wedding!


Ceremony | Crazy Critters Farm -Aunt & Uncle's Property, Heath & Jennifer Richter

Reception | Yates Lodge

Wedding Cake & Cupcakes | Presley Richter

Grooms Cake | Chris Casper

Florist |  Classic Florist & Home Decor

Planner | Southern Pearls - Ann Hortman

Catering | Holy Smokes BBQ & Chick-fil-a

DJ |  Kendall Hadden

Hair and Makeup | Hair . Gypsy . Salon

Photographer |  Janell Mitchell Photography

Videographer | Georgia Promotions and Aerial Imaging

View their engagement session HERE




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Meredith's 1st Birthday & 5th Anniversary Celebration https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2021/7/merediths-1st-birthday-5th-anniversary-celebration

Hi, Everyone!

Oh how I just adore the family I'm blogging about today. I'm lucky enough to say I've been photographing the Gitten's family for a few years now! I truly can't believe how much the children have grown this past year.

And, it goes without saying, Tiffany and Wes have become sweet friends over the time we've worked together. It's hard to not become friends with someone like Tiffany, one of the sweetest souls I have met. Dad and husband Wes is always happy to do whatever Tiffany and I ask of him during a photoshoot.  They are a dream family to photograph!

When Tiffany called to schedule Meredith's 1st Birthday session, she suggested The University of Georgia in downtown Athens.  Their five year wedding anniversary is the same month and they were married in the Chapel on campus.  No way we would choose a different location for this milestone session.  UGA was perfect!  So, on a hot July evening we had the best time celebrating their Anniversary and little Meremere's birthday!  

The family portraits in front of the chapel are some of my all time favorites!  Of course, Meredith's smash cake images are too SWEET!

Okay, enough text. Check out this beautiful family! Happy 1st Birthday Meredith & Happy Anniversary Tiffany & Wes!


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Mercado Family Maternity Session 2021 https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2021/6/mercado-family-maternity-session-2021  

Wahoo!   It's a girl!

Elizabeth, Josh and handsome big brother Beckett will officially be a party of 4 when little McKenna joins their family. The little bundle of cuteness is set to arrive in just a few short weeks.  Elizabeth makes a long summer pregnancy look beautiful and effortless. But like most moms in their final trimester, she is counting down the days until precious McKenna is welcomed into our world!

Elizabeth suggested Harris Shoals Park in Watkinsville Georgia for our session and I'm so glad she did.  It was the perfect place to photograph this beautiful family and Elizabeth, well she looked radiant!

Check out some of my favorite shots from our session together.  Be prepared,  I have plenty of favorites so take your time and enjoy.  Thank you Mercado Family.  I know everyone will be counting down the days to meet little McKenna!

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Hanson Family & 1st Birthday Session https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2021/6/hanson-family-1st-birthday-session

Hi again, everyone!

I recently had a fabulous session with the Hanson family at their beautiful home in quaint little Monroe, Georgia.  I'm so glad that Taylor suggested the session take place at their home.  Families grow and change with the seasons and being able to look back at all the precious memories that will made in this home is priceless.  Milestone events like Grady's first birthday!

Sweet little Grady is going to be a whole year old in July.  You know what 1-year-old birthdays mean? Cake. And smashing cakes, of course! As you can see, Grady had quite a bit of fun with his first birthday cake.

You do not want to miss this adorable, photogenic, sweet, amazing (I could go on and on...)family and their pictures. Check them out below!

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Abbie's Senior Session https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2021/5/abbies-senior-session

Welcome Back!

Today, I want you to meet Ms. Abbie Grace Blair.  Intelligent, kind, and stunningly beautiful are the words that come to mind when I think about this special young woman.  Abbie is graduating from Grayson High School and has filled those years with graduating with honors,  countless club meetings, and, of course, tons of community service.  She was also a cheerleader for 4 years and her favorite memory was cheering the RAMS to their second state championship football title last fall! 

We met at Prospect Farms and had an amazing evening full of beautiful light and laughs.  I loved each and every outfit that Abbie brought to the shoot but her Mom Julee and I are obsessed over the images of Abbie by the hay bale in a simple pair of blue jeans and her new favorite T-shirt!  Be sure to keeping scrolling for those images and you might be able to tell where Abbie will be attending school this fall! 

Abbie,  thank you so much for letting me document this fun time.  I wish you all the best in the coming years.  I know you will be very successful!


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Singer Family https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2021/4/singer-family

Let me begin by saying that I had the greatest time doing the session I'm about to post. This was the first time I've worked with the beautiful Singer family and I enjoyed every minute of it.   The light was so incredibly beautiful at Little Mulberry Park and we all enjoyed the cool temperature that morning.  Little Owen is so adorable and I have so many favorite images of him interacting with Mom and Dad.  Keep scrolling, I can't wait for you to see some of my favorites!

Without further adieu, meet the Singers!


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Johnson Family Session https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2021/4/johnson-family-session

Welcome back everyone!

I recently had a sweet session with the Johnson family. I've said it before and I'll say it again – I truly have the best clients ever! This family was no exception, either.  The longer I'm a photographer, the more I understand how fast time passes and the importance of capturing these beautiful family moments.  Andrew and Madeline have a precious family.  Charlotte and Olivia made me smile from ear to ear during our session.  They are completely yummy and adorable!    Enjoy some of my favorites!



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Meagan & Jamie's Wedding Blog https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2021/3/meagan-jamies-wedding-blog

Welcome back!

I always love photographing weddings and this one will forever hold a very special place in my heart. The day went perfectly! This wedding was so beautiful and had meaningful, sentimental touches all around.  Meagan and Jamie have such a sweet, endearing love for one another and you could tell they were loving every minute of their day surrounded by family and friends who love them.   It made the day so easy to photograph.    The wedding and reception was at the amazing Thompson House and Garden in Bogart, Georgia.  So many beautiful places to photograph. As for me, one of my personal favorite moments of the wedding was when I was photographing the reception details.  Each table was decorated to represented a special time or event in the life of the Bride and Groom.  A real life trip down memory lane!   Be sure to check out some of my favorites highlighted in the blog.  Okay, enough talk.  Check out this gorgeous couple but before I go, thank you Meagan and Jamie for allowing me to be a part of such an important day!


Ceremony + Reception |  Thompson House & Gardens

Florist | Ceremony flowers by Flowers by On | & Reception flowers by Kim Ertle & Sheryl Born

Bridal bouquet | James Hurley Designs

Planner | Lauren Garland

Hair & Make Up | The Fabulous and Talented Bride, Meagan Thornton

DJ | Eric James

Bartending | Clack Bartending | Clack Bartending

Catering | The Masters Table

Invitations |The Suite Hive Collective

View Meagan & Jamie's Engagement Session 





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Gittens Family Session https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2021/2/gittens-family-session

Welcome back!

The mission of this blog post is to celebrate sweet little Meredith. I actually photographed Meredith 6 months ago for her newborn lifestyle family session.  I couldn't resist posting one of her newborn images from that session.  So so sweet!



Can you believe how big this little lady has gotten since her newborn session?  It is amazing how fast they grow and there has been a lot of changes in such short period of time. This family is as sweet and gorgeous as ever and I was so happy that Mom Tiffany wanted to document the entire family during this season. 

Baby Meredith was the perfect size to put in a wicker basket along with a cozy blanket. I was so excited to be able to use the prop and loved how the pictures turned out.  Big sister, Joanna helped make the session a complete success.  Just when I thought she couldn't get any cuter, she arrived in the most adorable little overalls and boots!  I love this family and I'm so honored to be apart of their special memories and milestones.  I hope you enjoy this beautiful family and their blog.  

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Bailey Family Session https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2021/1/bailey-family-session

Welcome back!

Let me begin by saying that I had the greatest time doing the session I'm about to post. I have known the Bailey family for many years but this was the first time I've worked with many of them and I loved every minute of it.  Jessica, Sammie Jo and Jay have grown up and are now starting beautiful families of their own.  I know Jody and Denise are so proud of each of them and are over the moon with their handsome grandchildren.  

I met up with them at one of my favorite photography spots and the weather was perfect for photo-taking. Even being mid December, we still had plenty of fall leaves on the trees providing a beautiful backdrop.   While the weather was good, it was each of them that made this shoot such a success.  This was truly one of the easiest large family shoots I have ever done!  As you can see  from the photos, this family is not only photogenic, but also a close-knit group who love spending time together.   They are so lucky to have each other!

Hope you enjoy the pictures! 

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Traylor Family Session https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2021/1/traylor-family-session

So we meet again, dear blog readers!

The topic of discussion for today is none other than the Traylor's and their adorable clan from Loganville, GA. If the names or faces look familiar to you, it's because I've photographed their wedding a few years ago.

 I got a call from Taylor asking if it would be okay to bring their fur babies to the session.  Of course!  When they arrived to the shoot,  I was so excited to see they had bandanas that matched Mom and Dad.  As expected, everyone did a wonderful job and we were able to get so many beautiful images.  The portraits we took on the sun filled path are some of my favorites.  But a close second are the beautiful images we took in the field of tall grass! 

Because their wedding portraits went so well, I knew it wouldn't be any different this time around. And I was right! Check it out for yourself


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Berrong Family Session https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2021/1/berrong-family-session

Hi everyone!

Oh how I just adore the family I'm blogging about today. I'm lucky to say I have known the Berrong family for over half my life.  Sadly, we don't see each other as often as we would like.  Seeing old friends can give you insight on exactly how much time has changed but during our session, it was just like it was yesterday when I would get to see Jacki's beautiful smile and get precious words of wisdom from Bro. Stan! That afternoon, we walked around the cute little downtown of McDonough, talked a lot, and took a few amazing pictures along the way.  As an added bonus, I got to meet their absolutely beautiful grandchildren!

When Jacki contacted me to take their holiday photos,  I immediately began counting down the days to our session!  I had a great time with them and the grandkids had a great time too.  Of course, the promise of ice cream following the pictures might have had something to do with it!

Okay, enough text. Check out the wonderful Berrong family!





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Hey guys!

Today I have a real treat for you, which comes in the form of the Spann Family. You can tell from the images that this crew is an absolutely beautiful family and those kiddos are such a sweet and well-mannered pair! We met up at Arabia Mountain, which I love because of its beautiful 40,000 acres that offers beautiful greenspace and two massive granite backdrops. 

This gorgeous family has never had a family photography session before.  I find that hard to believe because as you can see, they are all naturals in front of the camera.   Mom and Dad certainly has so much to be proud of!   Speaking of parents, Amanda did a really wonderful job choosing outfits for our time together.  It made for the perfect cozy winter family session.

Okay, moving on to what you've been waiting for. For your viewing pleasure, pictures of the Spann Family!

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Ehrhart Family https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2020/12/ehrhart-family

Welcome back, everyone! 

I recently had another fabulous session with the Ehrhart family. I've said it before and I'll say it again – I truly have the best clients ever! This family was no exception, either.  

We met at their absolutely gorgeous neighborhood. I loved shooting there because if the beautiful mature trees with Spanish moss hanging all around, a photographers dream!  Mark and Karen are always a delight to photograph.  They are such a beautiful couple!  Evan and Owen are growing so fast and always makes are time together so much fun.  Mom and I get our handsome smiles from the boys as long as we promise to get some silly ones along the way.  Ehrhart family, I hope you have a wonderful and merry Holiday season. Okay, on to pictures of these precious family!

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The Henderson Family https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2020/12/the-henderson-family

Hi again, everyone! 

Let me stop for a second to tell you that I am seriously the luckiest photographer in the world. My clients are always so fabulous to work with. That's true of my session with the Henderson family, too!  Not only are they a gorgeous family, they are relatives of my husband's family.  I met up with them in their hometown of Loganville, Georgia  and the weather was kind to us and held off raining for the afternoon.  While the weather was fine, it was the Henderson family that made this shoot such a treat! As you can see from the photos below, this family is not only photogenic, but also a close-knit group who clearly love spending time together.  They are so lucky to have each other!

Be sure to check out the highlights of our session together!  The images of Tanner and James are some of my favorites!  Anna, I hope you and Shane and the boys have a wonderful and Merry Christmas!

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A very special Mommy & Me Session https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2020/12/a-very-special-mommy-me-session

Lorie and Natalie are a very special Mother and Daughter pair!  Natalie came into Lorie's life 4 years ago and she had tears in her eyes as she told me their beautiful adoption story and the moment they became an instant family.    Natalie is a beautiful young lady full of personality.  We had an amazing time together talking, answering questions and taking pictures along the way.  Lorie and Natalie, my wish for your first Christmas together as a family is that it will be full of Joy, Peace and Happiness! - "Born not from my flesh, but born into my heart. You were longed for, wanted, and loved from the start."



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Katee & Adam's Christmas Tree Farm https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2020/12/katee-adams-christmas-tree-farm OH. MY. GOODNESS!  I have so many favorite images from this session with Katee, Adam, Miller & Olivier's and our visit to Barry's Christmas Tree Farm!  They are one of my favorite couples and I look forward to their annual holiday portraits.  This year, Katee suggested a tree farm and it has left me wondering why I don't do more sessions like this?!  Even the cold wind couldn't take away from all the holiday feels you get surrounded by thousands of Christmas trees.    Katee and Adam (and the boys), I wish you a Very Merry Christmas and I hope 2021 brings you all the happiness in the world!

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Happy Magical 3rd Birthday to River https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2020/12/happy-magical-3rd-birthday-to-river  

Birthday girl River is 3 and has a personality and smile as magical as her new best friend, Pearl the Unicorn!  This year River has been obsessed with Unicorns and her Aunt Jamie and her Mom arranged a very special birthday surprise. I was the lucky one that captured the true joy and happiness of the day. You can't help but smile when you see her excitement.  Happy birthday, to an amazing three year old to whom none can compare!   

We love you River!



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Griffin * Batman https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2020/11/griffin-batman  I was so lucky the Caped Crusader could take time out of his busy crime fighting schedule to do a photoshoot with me.  Griffin has been all about Super Heroes this year and Batman won as the important Halloween choice of 2020.  I had the best time with him finding the perfect ally way and challenging him not to smile in this session. Super Heroes represent the constant battle between good and evil, and good always prevails in Super Hero world.  I hope Griffin knows that everyday he can be a Super Hero.  The night is darkest just before the dawn. And I promise you, the dawn is coming.-Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight 


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Amy & Daniel's Wedding https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2020/11/amy-daniels-wedding Last Saturday, I had the incredible privilege to photograph Amy and Daniel's intimate wedding in Mansfield, Georgia.  Amy looked radiant as they said their I DO's in a picturesque open field. It was the perfect backdrop to their outdoor ceremony, which was so sweet and heartfelt.  Last minute changes in planning their wedding could have put everything into a bit of a whirlwind, but friends and family came together to help give Amy the wedding of her dreams! I can't wait for you to see the beautiful arbor and ceremony space they created!   Congratulations Amy & Daniel!


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Raelyn and Chris Engagement Session https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2020/10/raelyn-and-chris-engagement-session

You know those people you instantly connect with and feel like they are your new best friends? Raelyn and Chris are that couple!  Chris popped the big question on a visit to Stone Mountain Park so having their engagement session there was the perfect idea.   The famous mountain in the background are some of my favorite images!  They love all things outdoors so they were both up to climbing rocks and fences to get a perfect shot.  Be sure to see their sweet fur babies came along for the fun and almost stole the show. I can't wait for their wedding next July.  Congratulations Raelyn and Chris!

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Justin & Merritt - Surprise Proposal https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2020/10/justin-merritt---surprise-proposal  

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to be a part of a surprise proposal at the beautiful Chateau Elan Winery & Resort in Braselton, GA.  Katee, the future Bride's best friend and the Groom arranged for me to photograph his surprise proposal to Merritt.

Justin planned a lovely afternoon of wine tasting and while on a stroll in the vineyards, he dropped to one knee and ask Merritt to be his wife!  Can we just take and second and imagine how gorgeous this couple will be on their wedding day?! Enjoy some of my favorites of the day that includes Merritt's adorable reaction and of course, her answer........YES!

Congratulations and happy wedding planning Justin and Merritt!




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Welcome to the family Sweet Little Carson https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2020/10/welcome-to-the-family-sweet-little-carson Hi Gang!  Today on the blog you get to meet the newest member of our family, Carson! This 9lb bundle of sweetness made her debut a few weeks early and in the middle of major house renovations.  Mom and Dad finished her nursery just in time for her surprise arrival.  Of course, the remaining unfinished tasks will have to wait while they enjoy those sweet baby snuggles!  Carson, welcome to the family sweet little one.  You are LOVED!



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Rachel and David's Wedding https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2020/9/rachel-and-davids-wedding A lot of challenges, changes, and patience came together for Rachel and David's wedding day.  Like many couples planning their nuptials 2020, their original wedding intentions were completely turned upside down and rearranged.  Despite all the setbacks, this wedding day was perfect and full of so much love!   On a cloudy, breezy afternoon in September, family and friends gathered at their home church to witness them finally say "I do"!  When David first laid eyes on Rachel, he knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her.  He revealed this during his-heart felt vows and Rachel quickly let everyone know that it was David's persistence and love of family that won her over.  Rachel and David have a strong foundation in their faith and commitment to family.   Both ideals were front and center in every aspect of their wedding day, which is a true testament for all the challenges that this year has presented.  Enjoy some of my favorites from the day and congratulations Rachel and David! Enjoy your honeymoon in South Carolina!



Venue | Church at the Grove

Dress | David's Bridal, Mall of Georgia

Florist | Morgen Norwood Designs

Wedding Planner & Wedding Coordinator | Always and Forever Weddings and Events

DJ/Entertainment | Robin and Everett White

Videographer | Evelina Limonchenko

Cake | Eat Something Sweet, Nadia Campbell

Catering | Gotta Have It

Groom and Groomen's Attire | Men's Wearhouse

Bridesmaids Dresses | David's Bridal

Invitations | Vistaprint

Ceremony & Reception Chairs | Miss Milly's Event Rental and Design

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Meagan & Jamie's Engagement Session https://www.janellmitchellphotography.com/blog/2020/9/meagan-jamies-engagement-session  

Some couples radiate so much happiness that it's impossible not to completely fall in love with them!  Meagan and Jamie are that kind of couple. While I am obsessed with their images, my favorite part of this shoot was meeting Jamie and seeing how much he adores Meagan.  I have been blessed to know Meagan and her sweet family for decades, so it was going to take a very special person to win over our hearts.  Believe me, Jamie has done just that.  Within minutes of starting our session, I could tell that they are perfect for each other.  I found myself smiling from ear to ear because their joy is simply contagious.  I hope you enjoy some of my favorites of images as we showcased every inch of beauty at Cator Woodford Gardens in Atlanta, Georgia for their session.  I can not wait for their beautiful wedding in March.  Congratulations Meagan & Jamie!