About the Artist:
Lover of love & Labradors. Adores travel, new experiences, glitz, and glamour. NYC, Cali, and Europe have a piece of my heart, but Georgia is always on my mind. Hot yoga and crossfit enthusiast. Junior League of Atlanta active member and Kate's Club volunteer. Faves: rose gold and glitter (that's totally a color, right?!), bacon, giraffes, peonies, Grace Kelly and Jennifer Lawrence, dessert, Christian Louboutin, flying, dancing, laughing and wine. In a not-so-secret love affair with film photography. The girliest tomboy you'll ever meet. Savannah and Charleston make me swoon. Photographing a wedding is the only acceptable reason to miss a Saturday Between the Hedges. Never afraid to be silly. Former television news reporter. A career in wedding photography is a dream come true I never even knew I had.
"Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Being a journalist taught me how to document life, but it was photography that taught me how to SEE the world. I am passionate about creating beautiful, timeless images, and creating them with lovely souls so others can see life through my rose-colored glasses. Have you ever seen a photograph that gives you a warm, fuzzy feeling and makes your heart sing? That's what I hope to capture in my images.
Photography is also about the experience. The relationship between a photographer and her subject should be candid and natural. At the end of a session, I have beautiful images AND new friends to show for it. I love getting to know my clients, listening to what really makes you the person you are, and making those qualities shine in my photographs. My goal is for your friends and family to see your images and say, "OMG! That is so YOU!", not "I can't believe that's you!". A photographer and client have to complement each other to create truly stellar images. A good photographer can take decent photos of anyone. But if you want more than just good photos, we need to make sure we're a great fit. If you think we may be kindred spirits, chances are, we will create some gorgeous art together!
So...are you ready to join me on this journey to create beautiful, story-telling images that will last for generations?
LeiLani "Elle" Golden
Photos by Noi Tran Photography