Atlanta Newborn Photographer | Miss Georgia Rose

Hi friends! We’ve had quite a baby boom around here and I am LOVING it! 🙂 And most of these sweet babies decided to make an early entrance. It’s been so much fun being a part of this exciting time for all these families and we can’t wait to share some of our favorites.

I did big sister, Charlotte’s newborn pictures 3 years ago when we lived in Nashville and then shortly after that Courtney & George moved back to Atlanta. It’s been fun to reconnect with them and be a part of this time in their lives as they just welcomed baby girl #3! They have 3 beautiful girls under the age of 3 and you guys… they are the sweetest. Courtney & George are such amazing parents– it can’t be easy having 3 kids that young but they are just so thankful and it shows.

Thank you to Courtney & George for allowing me into your gorgeous home to document this time!

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A new chapter

Emotional, sentimental, sappy post alert….

Today we leave our first home. This little house has been so perfect for us and today we leave it behind and move our family to Roswell, GA. We bought this place 4 years ago and our lives have changed in ways we couldn’t have even dreamed of since that day we moved in. This is a day I never thought would come so soon…and I never imagined we would be moving to GA to buy my grandparents’ old home. When I say this I know all parents will understand… we brought our babies home to this house. Just that alone makes me so sad to leave this place. We built our family in this little house. It makes me sad to know that Davis and Charlie won’t even remember this place and it holds such incredible memories for Dusty and I.

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And so we take this giant leap of faith despite the fear and the sadness that comes along with leaving this place and some of the people that mean the most to us.

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Despite the unknown. Despite knowing that some people think we’re a little bit crazy. Despite the fear. Despite all those things…we take a giant leap of faith to Roswell, GA and we buy my grandparents’ house. It is sure to be a great adventure. 🙂 We can’t wait to build our new life there! Goodbye little house…

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Big Announcement – We’re moving to Roswell, GA!

Hey friends! We have some major news- we’re moving to Roswell, GA! What?! Yes, we’ll be moving this business…again. Here is the story…

You know those crazy hard, life-altering, major decisions that cause you to lose sleep, shed tears and talk endlessly through the pros and cons?? Yeah, this was one of those decisions. One that we didn’t come to easily but something that we feel in our gut is the right decision for our family. Around memorial day we were talking with Leslie’s mom about how the family was about to sell our grandfather’s house in Roswell, GA. (Charlie is named after him). He passed away in November and my mom and aunts have been cleaning the house out for months getting it ready to sell. It wasn’t until they told us it was about to go on the market that the words flew out of my mouth…’I wish we could buy it.’

Wait. What?!

It seemed crazy in so many ways… but mostly crazy in a this is supposed to happen way. It was never our plan. It was never on our radar, yet, there we were in the car at 4am one morning driving there to walk through it and see it and see how we felt as we walked through it. It’s one thing to always love a neighborhood and house that’s meant so much to your family but another thing to actually walk through it and decide if it’s meant to be yours. A resounding yes. I can’t quite describe the feeling of standing in front of my grandparents old house and visualizing our boys running around in the front yard and them actually growing up in this house. I (Leslie) grew up in Alpharetta so it’s very exciting to think about coming back to my hometown. I can just hear my sweet Papa laughing right now– he thinks this is the greatest thing. And it’s such an honor to be able to carry on his traditions and legacy. The house needs some work and we’ve already gotten started with some major updates. It’s going to be so fun to make this place our own!

There’s obviously so much to this story and so many very hard conversations were had with our family and friends here. It’s been rough telling people we’re leaving. It felt like we were doing something wrong to our family and friends but in the end it was a decision we had to make for our little family of four. We’re so excited for this next adventure but we would be lying if we said we weren’t also scared. It’s hard leaving our friends and family here but we know all of those relationships will remain close and we’re not that far away! At the same time, we’ll be closer to some family & friends so that’s very exciting!

So, what does that mean for Leslie & Dusty Photography?

We’ll be moving our photography business again. And while that is a TON of work, we’re really excited for the challenge and for the chance to shift our focus a bit. We’ve been feeling in our hearts for a while that it was time for us to focus a little more on families and newborns and to really limit the number of weddings we’re taking on. Don’t get us wrong…we’ve loved shooting weddings and while we’ll still continue to do them, we’re going to try to grow our newborn and family business. With these two boys at home, it just makes more sense for us to focus on family and baby photography for the time being. We may pick up more weddings in a few years. So…if you live in the Atlanta area we’ll be in your neighborhood and can’t wait to take pictures of your family! Tell your friends!! We will be there just in time for family pictures in the Fall.

Of course, we’ll be back a bunch in September & October for some weddings and family sessions we have booked here in Nashville.

Thank you to all of the wonderful people we’ve worked with in Nashville! There have been so many kind vendors that welcomed us with open arms 4 years ago and referred us. We can’t thank you enough! The photography community here has been amazing and we hope it’s the same in GA. Thank you to all the incredible clients we’ve had the opportunity to serve here & thank you for trusting us to document your celebrations!

We’re closing on our house here on August 10th so we’ll be moving sometime around then. We’ll keep you all posted! We’ll leave you with a picture of our new home…

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