This is Katie Johnson- inspiring, passionate, beautiful, and recently married to a great man, Judge. I had the honor of capturing some bridal portraits at her grandparents' farm in Elberton, Georgia.
I could say so many things about this day. Notably, we had a moderately scary encounter with a goat (ha!). But, more than that moment, I was left with the sweet impression of family. Deda (Katie's grandfather) welcomed me into their home just like I belonged there. Katie's mother was also there, ready to help with the dress and other details for the shoot. This farm is a very special place for Katie. I was able to hear about the trips she, friends, and family would make there often, and the mark is has left on her life. I could truly feel the warmth while I was there and while Katie and I walked around the farm for photographs- so much peace and so much freedom.
I could also say so many things about Katie. She is one of those who has a big heart and knows what she wants. Those two things combined makes for good change to happen around her. She is an above and beyond teacher, and it is apparent in how she treats others and Judge that her heart of gold is felt and shared. I witnessed this in a greater measure at their wedding and I will share more on that when the time comes!
Katie, you are a beauty. Truly, inside and outside.