The best part about doing “lifestyle photography” is capturing people who’s everyday life is as romantic and magical as the books. That can be rare to find. But Cristina and Rafael have a relationship that fit this description. Being around them makes you hopeful and joyful all at once. They definitely attribute it to their love for God. It is in fact the anthem of their marriage:

Our desire is to spread a passion for the word of God,

the kindling of joy.

There is no doubt that they live this out.

This shoot was meant to capture their everyday, yet extraordinary life. It was a mix of an in-home and outdoor photoshoot, following a similar routine they would follow in a regular day.

They love to dance in the kitchen together to romantic music. ** All the heart eyes ** They also love to drink good coffee, read together, snuggle with their puppy babe Lucy, and go on sunset walks to Piedmont Park. Everything they do together and for each other is full of a genuine joy that overflows into the sound of their laughter.

This photoshoot was actually a celebration of their 5 year anniversary! They celebrated by doing this photoshoot, going on a fun vacation, and planting a tree in Piedmont Park.

I was so incredibly honored to have captured the special memories of their lives here in Atlanta. Their relationship is one of the most magical and genuine relationships I know, and I’m so thankful to have their inspiration in my life !

I hope this session captured even a tiny bit the joy that they emanate, and I hope it fills whoever views these photos with the same joy 🙂

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Posted by:Crystal Anne Downs

I am a professional photographer and unprofessional sociologist pursuing creative outlets that lead to beauty, social justice, and peace in this world.

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