Behind the lens with love story wizard, Atlanta-based photographer YouAreRaven

If you've been a reader for a while, I'll bet you either already know about Atlanta-based photographer Raven Shutley of YouAreRaven or have seen her work on the site. She's been a mainstay of the offbeat community for so long and is one of our most trusted partners. So I decided to see what it was that really separates Raven from all the others. What makes her tick, how her totally warm personality will make you feel instantly comfortable in front of the camera, what mad skills she brings to the table, and why it all means that you'll be floored by the photos you'll get.

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You'll swoon at this vintage Muslim wedding at the South Georgia Botanical Gardens

Nadia and Jonathan met working as freelance journalists in New York City. Nadia, originally from Statesboro, GA, really wanted her wedding to be in her hometown so they made it happen. Nadia and Jonathan are both Muslim and had never kissed each other before the wedding day, so their portraits are particularly sweet and romantic. Don't miss the DIY centerpieces and decor, Jonathan's suit that was handmade by his mother(!), and a poignant reminder of who wasn't able to make it that day and why…

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Love totally wins at this sparkly camp-chic unicorn interfaith queer wedding

We are a queer interfaith clergy couple. Our wedding party consisted of a spiritual and supportive “Femme Crew” and “Butch Crew.” We call ourselves TEAM UNICORN because we love rainbows and sparkles and magic and don’t subscribe to socially constructed ideas of gender. We celebrated our wedding at a stunning camp site in North Georgia all weekend with a Shabbat prayer service, a 12-step recovery meeting, swimming and boating options, hikes to waterfalls, a bonfire, and yoga on the dock.

This mega-skilled photography team gives you "how did we look that good?" level wedding photography all over the U.S.

If there's ever been a wedding photography team who connects with our readers, it's Atlanta-based Gemini and The Bear. The husband and wife team of Ryan and Jenevieve come with a substantial amount of experience in both photography AND wedding planning and production, so they're the moooost prepared to handle anything that comes their way — your wedding included! Let's meet the creative pair and see why they'll make your love story come to life in ways you've never imagined it could…

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This Atlanta goth chic wedding had a headpiece to die for

When I first saw this wedding come in, my eyes were darting around the screen like a bat in a cave. The black and white gown, the seriously chic goth Halloween vibe, the skelly decor, the red and black flowers, the Morticia Addams-channeling bridesmaids, the black pumpkin guest "book" — it was intense. Oh, and of course, THAT HEADPIECE.