Downtown Decatur Engagement Pictures

by Jaimie Dee

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Downtown Decatur Engagement Pictures

Lauren & Chris are an absolutely beautiful couple.  When I asked them to choose a couple of locations for their engagement session that were meaningful to them, they chose Downtown Decatur and the Cator Woolford Gardens.


Interview with the bride to be

How did you meet your fiancé? I met Chris at a fourth of July party at the seminary (Columbia Theological Seminary) about two or three days after I moved in to start school back in 2011. We were in the same starting class, but we didn’t really take any notice in each other until the fall semester. We were in the same small group for Greek school (we had to learn how to translate the New Testament from Greek), but we were too stressed to think about dating! We began hanging out with each other after it was over by watching Family Guy during study breaks. It’s still one of the few shows we can ever agree on watching together!

What attracted you most to your fiancé? I think it was that he looked out for other people. He was really protective over a friend who was having a rough night while we were out. I liked seeing him stand up for them.

When did you know he was the one? I knew way before him! I think it happened early in our relationship, because I felt so comfortable with him. Most of the insecurity that usually comes with dating someone wasn’t there and it just felt right.

Where was your first date, and how long did it take you to get ready? My first date was a surprise, so I was nervous! He told me that I needed to dress up but wear comfortable shoes. I had no idea what he meant by comfortable. Before we were interested in each other, Chris’ Jeep was in the shop and I offered to drive him to the doctors a couple of times when he wasn’t feeling well (boy was trying to ride his bike while he was sick!). After a couple of conversations, he learned that I had never been to Piedmont Park before. I told him as payback he could take me to Piedmont Park in his Jeep. So that was the surprise first date! He took me to Park Tavern where we had sushi. I didn’t have the heart to tell him the thought of eating raw sushi creeped me out, but I must have liked him a lot because I split two rolls with him! Afterward we attempted to go on a walk around the park, but it was too cold so we did not make it very far and went back to the car.

Were you nervous about him meeting your family? I was so nervous about him meeting my family! My family likes to pick on each other when someone comes around the house. Unfortunately Chris got along so well with my family that he jumped right in and joined my family in picking on me!

What’s the one thing about your partner you couldn’t live without? I could not imagine my life without the laughter that comes with our relationship. There are sometimes when I can’t breathe, I cry, or my abs hurt from laughing so much with him. I don’t think I’ve felt pure joy as often as I have since I started dating Chris. He really makes my life fun.

See more Cator Woolford Garden photos here.
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About the Photographers

Hi! We're Jaimie & Kyle (+Associates) with Jaimie Dee Photography. We're Atlanta photographers based in the metro area and service clients all over the globe. Jaimie Dee Photography was established in 2008. We're primarily a wedding and portrait studio. Our images are crisp, clean & colorful and strike a balance between classic and candid styled portraits. Aside from the photography, we help you craft the perfect photo experience - from the beginning planning stages to the finished artwork hanging on your walls. When you're in front of our camera, we'll also offer you gentle guidance through a combo of stationary and movement based poses. We'll help bring out your inner diva too - even if you're shy! If you're looking for a photographer in the metro Atlanta area or beyond, we'd love to meet you!

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"We had a great experience! Jaimie guided us through our engagement session with such ease. She spent time prior over the phone and via email educating us on how to not only pick our outfits but how to make our poses not ‘pose-y’. Our engagement shoot seemed to only last a few minutes, it was never awkward and I know both my fiance and I loved it. Jaimie gave us direction while still allowing our personalities to shine through! Definitely would recommend her to anyone!"

– Meredith Runge

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"Jaimie and Kyle did our engagement and wedding photos. They were phenomenal to work with and we absolutely loved how our photos turned out. They were super transparent and paid a lot of attention to detail through with the whole planning process and delivered amazing photos from both of our sessions. They were easygoing, laid back, fun to work with, and relatable, which helped us relax and enjoy the sessions even more. I would absolutely recommend if you need a photographer in the ATL area."

– Rachel Bagnik (See More Reviews)


"We had the best experience with Jaimie taking our engagement pictures at Piedmont Park! My fiancé and I are clueless in front of the camera but Jaimie guided us the whole way through and it was much less uncomfortable than we were expecting! ... She was so well organized throughout the entire process of scheduling, preparing, and executing the engagement photos and it was very evident that she has a lot of experience... So glad we chose Jaimie for our engagement photos!"

– Tara Sarno

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Portrait sessions include:

- Up to 75 minutes (more time available on request)
- One Photographer
- Planning Session & Resources
- Posing Guidance for Natural Photos
- Quick Delivery Times

- Up to 2 Outfits

- Coverage at a single location
~ 150 - 250 Professionally Edited JPG Files
- Personal Print Release
- Complimentary Ordering Premiere
- Complimentary Online Gallery
+ More!

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Starting at $799


- Weekend/ Holiday Availability
- Additional Time, Locations, & Outfits

- Expedited Delivery (Same Day, Next Day & 1 Week)
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- Lighting/ General Assistant

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