Unique Engagement Photos at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta

by Jaimie Dee

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As an Atlanta wedding photography studio, we were SO excited when our couple mentioned they would like to do aquarium engagement photos at the Georgia Aquarium!  This venue has definitely been on our Atlanta wedding photography wish list of awesome places to shoot in the city!  We started shooting as soon as we got there, the first couple of images taken right at the entry way.  As we progressed throughout the different exhibits, we stopped multiple times to take more aquarium engagement photos along the way.  On a weekday evening, just a couple of hours before closing – was the PERFECT time to shoot when there weren’t tons of other patrons trafficking through!  Without further ado, we’d like to showcase some of our favorite highlights from the aquarium engagement session as well as a quick interview with this dynamic duo!

The Georgia Aquarium Entry Way Area

Aquarium Engagement Photos | Atlanta Wedding Photography

Aquarium Engagement Photos | Atlanta Wedding Photography


Indo-Pacific Barrier Reef – Coral Reef at the Georgia Aquarium

Aquarium Engagement Photos | Atlanta Wedding Photography

How did you meet?

Bride: We met on OKCupid, and my first impression was that he had very kind eyes.

Groom: On our first date, we clicked really quickly. We chatted really easily, and the night seemed to fly by.

Aquarium Engagement Photos | Atlanta Wedding Photography

Aquarium Engagement Photos | Atlanta Wedding Photography

How/ when did you start dating? What attracted you most to each other?

Bride: Ability to converse easily. I was nervous, in fact I thought he ditched me at the restaurant, and I got grumpy with him on the phone because I couldn’t find him, but he was already inside 🙂

Groom: Our first date was at Cafe Intermezzo. Also our first kiss 🙂 I was nervous at first, but got really comfortable when we started to realize we had a lot in common.

Aquarium Engagement Photos | Atlanta Wedding Photography

Aquarium Engagement Photos | Atlanta Wedding Photography

Tell me about your relationship.  Were you nervous about one another meeting your family?  Who said I love you first?

Bride: He accepted me for who I am. I was nervous to meet his much more traditional family. I remember the way he looked at me when he told me he loved me, and it made me feel wonderful.

Groom: I said I love you first. We had been to a scotch tasting event with some of my friends, and I just loved how she was able to keep up with the guys and have a blast with us. I wasn’t nervous about her meeting my family – I knew they’d love her.

The Acrylic Tunnel at the Ocean Voyager (at the Georgia Aquarium)

Aquarium Engagement Photos | Atlanta Wedding Photography

Aquarium Engagement Photos | Atlanta Wedding Photography


How did the engagement happen?

Bride: We were in the hotel room in Germany. I knew that it was going to happen I just didn’t know when. I was definitely surprised in the fact that he had pretended several times before that he was going to propose and tricked me so i thought that it was another one of his tricks.

Groom: I proposed in Germany. It wasn’t a surprise at all – we had even picked out the ring together a month before. She knew it was going to happen on our trip to Europe, but she still acted surprised and cried when I put the ring on her hand.


The Whale Shark at Manta Ray Tank Wall

Aquarium Engagement Photos | Atlanta Wedding Photography

Aquarium Engagement Photos | Atlanta Wedding Photography

Last Questions! What’s the one thing about each other you couldn’t live without?

Bride: The greatest companionship I’ve ever had is with him, and I could not give that up.

Groom: Any time I’m traveling or away from home, when I wake up without her, I feel like part of me is missing. I love starting each day with her, and ending each day at her side.


Aquarium Engagement Photos | Atlanta Wedding Photography

Anything else you’d like to share?

Bride: We have two dachshunds that we’re obsessed with, and a cat that we love very much.

Groom: We totally have the same sense of humor, and we’re constantly lightheartedly teasing each other and play fighting.

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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

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"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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- Up to 75 minutes (more time available on request)
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