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A Stroll Through UGA + Athens Botanical Gardens Engagement Session

Engaged couple hugging and about to kiss at Athens botanical gardens engagement session

Recently I joined Crystal and JP on an adventure around Athens, Georgia for their engagement session. We started our day visiting Athens Botanical Gardens also known as UGA State Botanical Gardens. Here we checked out all of the flowers, trees, and other nature the gardens had to offer while taking photos along the way. We learned some, got bitten by mosquitos, and seen some pretty interesting things. I’m not going to lie, it was hot as hell and we all just about melted. But it was still a blast and we got some rad photos, so it was definitely a win!

Afterward, we made our way into town while debating on either stopping by the bar first or last. Since it was still early in the day, we decided to hit up the local comic shop, Bizarro-Wuxtry Comics, to look through the offerings and check out the toys. They had a lot of really cool toys from my childhood (late 80s-90s) that I really wanted for my son Mason, but I left empty-handed. I especially liked the Snoopy Snowcone Maker. :) The comic shop also offered some interesting lighting and an old warehouse/library feel for photos, so of course, we took advantage of that. We then made our way to UGA for some photos and exploration of the campus, before heading to a local bar for some great beer, conversation, photos, and people watching, before heading to dinner. Here are some of my favorite photos from Crystal and JP’s Athens Botanical Gardens engagement session.

Guy kissing girl on head while walking and holding hands across bridge at Athens botanical gardens engagement sessionEngaged couple sitting on rocks under bridge at Athens botanical gardens engagement sessionEngaged couple looking through comic books at Bizarro Comic Book store during Athens engagement sessionEngaged couple about to kiss at Bizarro Comic Book store during Athens engagement sessionGuy hugging girl from behind in low light at Bizarro Comic Book store during Athens engagement sessionReflection of engaged couple kissing surrounded by comic books at Bizarro Comic Book store during Athens engagement sessionEngaged couple kissing under giant tree with sunset shinning at UGA during Athens engagement sessionGuy holding girl from behind with large tree in the foreground at sunset at UGA during Athens engagement sessionSunset light shinning on couple photographed behind fence at UGA during Athens engagement sessionEngaged couple holding hands and walking through the streets of Athens by  UGA during Athens engagement sessionEngaged couple leaning against fence at sunset on the streets of Athens with moped in foreground during Athens engagement sessionGuy kissing girl on forehead leaning against pallets at local Athens bar during Athens engagement sessionEngaged couple hugging through pallets at sunset at local Athens bar during Athens engagement sessionEngaged couple flirting through pallets at sunset at local Athens bar during Athens engagement sessionEngaged couple hugging with large bike spokes in foreground at sunset during Athens engagement sessionMy name is Matt Druin and I’m an Atlanta wedding photographer that specializes in unique, offbeat weddings and elopements for all awesome people! Not only do I shoot amazing Atlanta weddings, but I also travel frequently for destination weddings including Athens, Georgia, and weddings all over, with no travel fees in the US for amazing wedding photography. I also shoot Atlanta engagement sessions and destination engagement sessions for newly engaged couples. I’ve even been known to travel, and far, for engagement sessions too!

Contact Atlanta Wedding Photographer Matthew Druin

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Phone 678-551-0115

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