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2014 in Review: Photo Highlights

As photographers we’re consumed by every event and wrapped up in every moment we have the good fortune of documenting for our clients. Closing the calendar on a year is a rare opportunity to take a moment to look back and relive all of the wonderful events we’ve shot and the fascinating people we’ve connected with along the way. Please join us in a review of 2014 the AEP way — in pictures, of course.

We are grateful for the incredible variety of experiences this year afforded us. We dined for a difference in support of Families First, watched special needs kids light up at the circus, and admired tired cyclists who pushed on to finish theĀ Bike MS: Cox Atlanta Ride. Our hearts were warmed by the community-building efforts of corporate leaders like Cox Enterprises and by the good work of CHOA.

We saw people hard at work, celebrating the fruits of their dedication as well as the friendships and camaraderie that formed in the process. And we were thrilled to help celebrate and honor some of the hardest workers in our community–theĀ public servants and military personnel who fearlessly protect us.

Our encounters with the design community, including Vern Yip, the Traditional Home team and a host of talented design bloggers, were a feast for our eyes and camera lenses.

This wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the sheer fun and excitement of photographing talented musicians like Sheryl Crow, Rascal Flatts and Darius Rucker. On more than a few occasions we had stars in our eyes–but managed not to miss the great shots.

Thank you to all of our clients for helping make 2014 a successful year for Atlanta Event Photography. And if you haven’t yet worked with us, we’d welcome the opportunity to help you capture the most meaningful moments at your organization’s events in the coming year. I’m looking forward to exploring all that 2015 has in store with our amazing, talented team–Lyndsey Wright, Jason Hales, Sara Edelstein, Brandon Andrews, Kevin Liles and Brandon Perry. Happy New Year!


Dining for a Difference with Families First

We were honored that Families First asked AEP to cover the 16th annual Dining for a Difference event, their largest fundraiser of the year. The event drew community leaders, corporate sponsors, advocates and other guests — more than 500 in total — to a celebration of the Families First mission: To ensure the success of children in jeopardy by empowering families.

InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta was host to a cocktail hour, dinner and presentations including client reflections and videos. Families First CEO Kim Anderson was a busy lady but glowed all night!

Author and playwright Pearl Cleage signed her books and shared inspiring words as the event’s special guest. Her work spans books including Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love AffairsWhat Looks Like Crazy On An Ordinary Day and Seen It All and Done the Rest and many plays, like Flyin’ West and Other PlaysA Song for Coretta and The Love Project. Her titles alone could hook any reader!

One of the most uplifting portions of the evening was the presentation of scholarships to five deserving Metro Atlanta students. Families First leadership and the entire audience made them feel very special.

With the tremendous turnout and the heartwarming success stories shared at the event, there was a lot to celebrate.


InterContinental Buckhead provided a delicious meal and beautiful tablescapes worthy of the event.

Thank you, Families First, for allowing us to capture the smashing success of your special event!