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Beauty in the everyday, light in the simplest of moments. I am so glad that I snapped a few photos of Lauren and her little ones during a lull in an editorial photo shoot collaboration at RiverOaks in Charleston, South Carolina. These few simple photos speak to the loveliness not only of the organic, European lifestyle at RiverOaks, but also to the warmth in the hearts and faces there. These people are golden and their tenderness and grace emanate through every detail in the events they host. I highly recommend this place as a wedding venue.

Stay tuned for my favorite photos from the wedding editorial shoot we did there with Kaitlin Holland and Fern Studio, for Cottage Hill Magazine‘s Homecoming Issue.

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  1. Catherine D.

    Gorgeous photos, gorgeous family, gorgeous light and gorgeous scenery! Absolutely lovely work.

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Caroline is a Chicago-based actor and musical performer. She also happens to be one of my adorable former brides. I was honored to photograph her wedding a couple of years ago, and I still hold on to the kind and gracious recommendation note her dad, Mike, sent after they received their wedding photos. This is the reason I do what I do: to create personal artwork from lasting memories that coincide with an ethereally warm rush of experiential goodness.

Mr. Mike’s note:

“We simply do not have the words to adequately describe the quality of service and the exquisiteness and timelessness of the images and moments that Buffy and her crew captured at our daughter’s recent wedding. This was the first wedding in our family, and you can imagine the myriad of details that had to be worked through with each of the vendors. However, once we selected Buffy as the photographer for our daughter’s wedding, everything related to that facet of the wedding flowed so very smoothly from there. From the pre-wedding planning, to the bridal portrait shots, to the pre-ceremony pictures, ceremony pictures, post-ceremony pictures, and reception pictures, Buffy and her staff were always three steps ahead of us. Everything was handled with care, thoughtfulness and professionalism. Any issues that unexpectedly surfaced were already handled before we even realized it. Both the posed images and the candid moments she captured were breathtaking. We could never have even hoped that the photographs from that special day would turn out so incredibly well. As the father of the bride, my main goal was to put the processes in place to allow the wedding day to flow as smoothly as possible. Not only did Buffy need absolutely no direction from me in that regard, she actually gave me some tips regarding other aspects of the wedding that helped me keep the other facets of the wedding day flowing smoothly. Buffy’s talent with a camera is truly unsurpassed. We would whole-heartedly and unequivocally recommend Buffy to be your wedding photographer. We can assure you beyond any shadow of a doubt that you will not be disappointed. We are in love with our daughter’s wedding photos!”

I enjoyed catching up with Caroline and hearing how she and Peter have been blessed in their marriage thus far. They are such great people. I’m so thankful for clients like them.

Caroline’s Actress Headshots // Seed Studio Atlanta

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  1. Anna K.

    These are absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Beautiful work as always!

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Elli’s beloved “Papi” wanted nothing for Christmas, except a happy family. She and her beautiful mom Peggi wanted to show him just that. Here are a few photos we created together on a morning off from kindergarten in the Dolder Grand hotel in Zurich, Switzerland. These lifestyle images made such a beautiful Queensberry album as a surprise gift for Papi. Can’t wait to show you the rest!

Thank you for taking the time to view my work. I hope you like what you see. I am Buffy Dekmar, a fine art film photographer, specializing in natural portraits and meaningful wedding photos. Please have a cup of tea and stay here awhile. If you’d like a personal set of photos to call your own, please contact me through the “connect” tab in the menu above. xo

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  1. molly

    these are so gorgeous! I love them!

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Never underestimate a day at home with the family: Soak in the sweetness. Allow silliness. Hug. Swing. Drink hot cocoa and know that it’s okay if a little bit is spilled. Read a story. Tell a joke. Be present. Listen and answer. And love. Love knowing that one day you will wish to be back here. Close your eyes and memorize the way you feel. Take photos.

A note from Heather:

“I’m not even halfway through… and just had to say thank you!!! These are absolutely amazing and I will cherish them forever. You captured us beautifully. Now back to the prints!”

 

{Buffy Dekmar is a fine art film photographer, specializing in meaningful, authentic, luminous portraiture for families and weddings. Contact her by phone at 706-333-3216 or via the contact page in the “connect” tab on the top of this website. Thanks for visiting.}

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  1. Toni Raper

    now back to the prints~ awesome, hooray for holding something in their hand! I adore your families Buffy… timeless and honest as always

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The summer before Miranda’s senior year, we had the opportunity to meet her in West Virginia for some portraits around the beloved homeplace where she grew up. From her pre school and church to her grandad’s house, we found our way through the places she holds near and dear: sunrise to sunset, stopping wherever the light moved us in between. One of my favorite places was the barn where her beloved “Buddy” lives. Miranda is full of life and energy and she isn’t afraid to get her feet dirty for a good photo. (My kind of girl!) We had so much fun at this session, trekking all over town and playing dress up. There are way too many photos from her senior photo shoot to make a blog post that makes good sense, but here are a few favorites…

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We hugged goodbye after our two days of summer fun, but we knew we’d keep in touch! Then at the end of Miranda’s senior year, I had the unique priviledge of photographing her again on her graduation weekend! Mercersberg Academy campus is absolutely beautiful, and it was fun to hear her stories about her four years there. We captured some sweet portraits around the grounds where so many memories had occured. I loved seeing how Miranda had matured over her senior year, capturing that on film, and watching her interact with her friends and family as she celebrated her completion of high school and the beginning of the next chapter!

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{Buffy Dekmar is a fine art film photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia. Contact her via the “connect” tab above, via email at buffy@buffydekmar.com or by phone at 706-333-3216. Thanks for visiting!}

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  1. leslie queen pruity

    My beautiful niece!

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Mountains, fog, dark green-blue evergreens, moss, cool air, and beautiful curves on the horizon. The Pacific Northwest has come to be one of my favorite places on earth. Even in the midst of bustling Seattle, there is something so serene about the climate and the landscape. Grace and Rosebud live in the countryside in Fall City, Washington, a small town with an enormous view of the Cascade Mountain Range. I love this set of images because it brings me back to this place. A place where I feel like I’m living in the pages of Kinfolk Magazine and I’m okay with that.

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  1. Kirstie Frydenlund

    OBSESSED <3

  2. Odalys Mendez

    Love this set of images, Buffy!

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