Wedding: Tom & Anna Hamlin

Sometime last year after I went freelance my friend from high school and UGA, Anna Tyler, asked me if I would be interested in shooting her and her fiance Tom’s wedding at Little Gardens in Lilburn/Lawrenceville.  I was thrilled she asked me because I still didn’t have a ton of experience at that point and really appreciated them taking a leap of faith to give me a chance to document their special day.

Anyways, the wedding was beautiful and the two were great to work with.  Also, Tom’s idea of having a Groom’s cake made entirely from Krispy Kreme donuts was a brilliant idea (although I personally prefer Dunkin’ Donuts).

Also, I’d like to thank my friend Charles-Ryan Barber for assisting me on the shoot.  His help made the wedding a breeze since he was able to help me set up my lights and move them around as needed.  This was actually the first wedding I was able to use the lights for and they made life a lot easier.  Unfortunately, do to their size they don’t travel well if I’m not able to drive them in my car.  I wish shipping weren’t so expensive.


10 responses to “Wedding: Tom & Anna Hamlin”

  1. Debbie Weiss Avatar
    Debbie Weiss


    These photos are really great. It was a beautiful wedding and it certainly was a very handsome couple!

    Debbie Weiss

  2. Daniel Avatar

    The groom looks a little bit like Bryan McCann, haha.

  3. Ted Avatar

    Awesome photos Josh, I felt like I was there.

  4. Maria Gelderman Avatar
    Maria Gelderman

    I am the mother of the bride in this wedding. Josh, you were 100% professional and I would call on you to do the photography for any occasion. The pictures I can see on your site are beautiful and I can’t wait to see the rest of them. You did a beautiful job!

  5. Erik Umphery Avatar
    Erik Umphery

    Great photos. I love the one with the 2 girls giving each other a high five. How did you create that effect with the light?

    1. Josh D. Weiss Avatar

      I dragged the shutter. Basically, used my big lights to freeze action while my shutter was open for about a half a second.

  6. Shawn deLoache Avatar
    Shawn deLoache

    Beautiful pictures. Breaks my heart that I couldn’t be there. I wish you both the best and can’t wait till we are reunited. I am so happy for you two.

  7. Anna Hamlin Avatar
    Anna Hamlin

    Josh, I can’t thank you enough for your amazing work at our wedding. These pictures are going to get a lot of love for many years to come. Also, please feel free to use us (and our pictures) for anything you need! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  8. Rae Votta Avatar
    Rae Votta

    Josh, these pictures are fantastic!!

    Anna and Tommy, congrats. :)

  9. Heather U Avatar
    Heather U

    As the mother of the two ring bearers… I just had to share what a great job you did with Tom and Anna’s wedding photos. I never would have guessed that this was one of your first forays as the official “wedding photographer”. You seemed so at ease and comfortable in your environment, I’d have thought you’d been doing it for years! :)