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Ali + Matt | Cator Woolford Garden Engagement Photos

Mary Dougherty Photography |  Engagement Photo in Atlanta at Cator Woolford Garden Estate

Cator Woolford Garden is one of Atlanta’s best locations for photos.

It actually did take a long time to decide on where to take engagement photos. In a classic case of thinking through every option, we considered it all. Ali and Matt are getting married this summer in Rochester, New York at the beautiful Genesee Valley Club. We considered shooting there during a trip home from Atlanta, but ultimately decided that with their busy work schedules that brought them all over the country and world, I should come to them. When we started to research the places that would look best, Cator Woolford engagement photos were a clear choice.

Mary Dougherty Photography |  Engagement Photo in Atlanta at Cator Woolford Garden Estate

Destination Engagement Session

Something you should know about me, and perhaps you already do, is that I love to travel for my couples. While I have shot weddings in Portland, Oregon and Maine, Montana, and even Sydney Australia… these days I tend to shoot in the northeast and have a destination engagement session. Sometimes that means traveling together to a favorite spot, other times it’s coming to the place you now call home. Most of my couples are planning from a distance so it’s nice to tell the story of your life in a place that holds so many memories.

Mary Dougherty Photography |  Engagement Photo in Atlanta at Cator Woolford Garden Estate
Mary Dougherty Photography |  Engagement Photo in Atlanta at Cator Woolford Garden Estate

That was certainly the case for Ali and Matt, who met while in graduate school at Duke. Atlanta turned out to be the city they would really give themselves a chance to see if this relationship would work, and it did. They were engaged outside of their adorable house and started planning their New York Wedding soon after.

Mary Dougherty Photography |  Engagement Photo in Atlanta at Cator Woolford Garden Estate
Mary Dougherty Photography |  Engagement Photo in Atlanta at Cator Woolford Garden Estate
Mary Dougherty Photography |  Engagement Photo in Atlanta at Cator Woolford Garden Estate

Rochester New York Wedding Team

I’m so thankful their planner Ellie, of Celebrated Events, who put us in touch. Often couples find me through other vendors and friends so a referral to be a part of an amazing team is an invitation I can’t turn down. I’ll be joining Live Oak Films, Louelle Studio and more at the Genesee Valley Club for their wedding.

Mary Dougherty Photography |  Engagement Photo in Atlanta at Cator Woolford Garden Estate
  1. Friend says:

    Love seeing how gorgeous this day was and can’t wait for this summer!

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