Len + Judy Garrison
National & international award-winning travel, wedding, and lifestyle photographers
North Georgia Wedding Photography Testimonials
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Matthew + Elizabeth
"From the Very First Second, We knew they were it."
Seeing Southern Photography is everything that a bride and groom could want in a wedding photographer and much more. When I thought about my wedding day, even as a child, I knew that I wanted photographers who could capture the special moments of this extraordinary journey to becoming husband wife. From the very second I met Judy and Len, I knew they were it! Judy and Len are two of the most lovely, genuine, and caring people we have ever met and I couldn't be more thankful for the generosity they have shown us. We are beyond pleased with how beautifully our pictures turned out! From surprises on your door step, to the most fantastic photos you've ever seen- Seeing Southern Photography does not disappoint.
Mother of the Groom
"Simply the Best."
Len & Judy and Seeing Southern Photography are simply THE BEST! They were the engagement and wedding photographers for our son and daughter-in-law. Their photographs are spectacular. Every photo looks like it came out of a high class magazine. Somehow Judy & Len are able to capture the element of the moment with every click of their camera. They know just the angle to capture every moment. Somehow, they were even able to get my son to smile. On a personal note, they are very pleasant to be around. Judy and Len are personable with a great sense of humor. I strongly recommend Seeing Southern Photography for all of your events. We hope to use them again in the future!
Tracy + Billy
"Y'all Never Cease to Amaze Me."
I am still trying to find the words to thank you for everything. Love y'all and let's make a date soon
Jared + Betsy + Libby
A Day in the Life
"The moments you captured were perfect."
We LOVED having your document a very special moment for our daughter to see later when she starts asking questions about her adoption. The moments you captured were just perfect, exactly what I’d hoped for. I still tear up every time I look through the photos! Judy and Len took a lot of care before our photo shoot to make sure they documented what we wanted and asked a lot of questions to understand our family dynamics. By having both of them there, we were able to get photos from two angles and two perspectives, which was wonderful. They were in the background most of the time, but made sure the posed photos were what we needed before our time together ended. And, they even interacted with all the kids! We had a fun time and are so glad we had Judy and Len to help us document a very special family day.
A Day in the Life
"Emotions Captured take me back to that moment."
I knew that it was how I wanted my family documented. Twice Judy and Len have come into our home to document the everyday moments with my family. To say that we've been pleased with the final product of photos would be an understatement. Not only was the photograph quality of the highest professional standards, but the emotions that were captured in the photographs take me back to that very moment every time I look at them. Judy and Len unobtrusively came into our home and it never once felt uncomfortable while they were "working their magic." I highly recommend the Day in the Life photography for anyone wanting photographs of their family that are unique, emotional, and sure to be forever treasured. our time together ended. And, they even interacted with all the kids! We had a fun time and are so glad we had Judy and Len to help us document a very special family day.
Suzanne + Will
"Easy to work with, delivered excellent results."
Thank you for all you did in capturing our special day this year! I just looked through my pictures this week as it marked 6 months and am maybe more in love with them now. They so perfectly captured our day and I am grateful that you helped us preserve these memories. So many people try to save money on their photographer, but I say it may be the most important part - and you two are simply the BEST! All of our love and best wishes for a great 2018 for you and yours! Thanks again!
Casey + Claudia
Fabulous, they worked incredibly hard to get every detail of the wedding. I was amazed at how early they arrived before the wedding to get started taking pictures. They also stayed very late after the wedding to get great pictures of the reception and family pictures. Never once during this event did we ever feel rushed to wrap the celebration up so the photographers could leave. It was like they were family and they did not want to miss a minute of the event. They had so many great ideas to help the newlyweds and the family's remember the great day. The quality of the finished pictures are remarkable. Looking at the pictures takes you right back to the wedding. I am a fair photographer but do not have the high quality cameras and lenses and knowledge that southern photography have. They worked so hard to be at the right place at the right time. They were at the wedding for over 7 hours. And during that time they were constantly looking for the next great picture. They also took the engagement pictures . My son and his wife were medical student with very limited time and had to travel 8 hours to take the engagement pictures. Southern photography was very gracious to work with them on there schedule. When the weather turned out to be terrible for the engagement pictures southern photography came thru again and was still able on short notice to change venue and make the engagement pictures look fabulous. Can't say enough good things about them. Hope you give them an opportunity to make your special day extra special.
~ Randy Cameron, father of Casey
Chelsea + Austin
"You could tell the duo put their heart and soul into their work."
It's hard to find the right words. From the very get go Len & Judy were a blessing. It wasn't until months after I had met the charming couple that I gave them a call. We had hired another photographer, and it just wasn’t working out. When we began searching for THE photographer that would capture our Big Day, Len & Judy were the ones that came to mind time after time. I met them at a Bridal show in Athens, GA. Anyone who attends these shows knows just how overwhelming they can be. My bridal party and I met countless photographers; all offering some sort of deal and most way over my budget. I only clicked with one, I only remember one. I remember meeting Len & Judy and instantly feeling like family. They were so warm and inviting. I never felt pressured or cheated. And their work was absolutely stunning! The best part? It didn’t look like everyone else’s work. You could tell the duo put all their heart and soul into their work and in turn each image was truly unique.
I finally talked to my (now) Husband about how I couldn’t shake the feeling that I needed to talk to them. I expressed how much I loved the couple after just one meeting and how I genuinely felt that God had sent me to the Bridal show just to put them on our path. We decided that we would find the money one way or another and that whatever the price we wanted Seeing Southern Photography to be our Story Tellers. I finally sent the email. I asked the questions. We set up a phone call and during that phone call I knew this was the only choice. The best choice. I was shocked to see that they were in fact affordable and they just seemed eager to work with us. They took the time to ask questions and really learn how my Husband and I were as a couple. They understood what was important to us, because they took the time to ask. The next step was the engagement shoot. They came to our home for the session. They looked around and picked up on all the details that make us, us. They took the time to incorporate all of our quirky obsessions. They genuinely wanted to know the story of our engagement. We felt so comfortable the whole time, they even had us laughing most of the day.
I prefer images that are candid and capture the happiness in my life versus the staged illustrations of us as a perfectly poised couple. When we got the images back I immediately fell in love. They were able to capture us the way we see us. I couldn’t help but cry. We truly had found the perfect people! Len & Judy went above and beyond their duties as photographers. They helped me set up a time line, spent endless amounts of time on the phone answering questions, made suggestions on how to make family photos run smoothly and basically supported me in any way needed. Over the course of my engagement they really became family.
Then, the best day ever came. They were there for everything. They helped move things along, so they could keep things on track. They were dressed professionally, and they even wore Hufflepuff colors to support this Brides Harry Potter obsession. They were friendly with everyone. They helped put me at ease. They reminded me to drink water and to eat something. They were organized. They worked their tails off. They captured every blissful second. They got the details, the family, the bridal party, the Groom, the emotions, the reactions, the endless stream of tears… everything. And the results were phenomenal. I couldn’t be more pleased with the Gallery I received. I love EVERY SINGLE IMAGE. They were flattering and beautiful. They really paid attention to… well everything.
Len & Judy really are the ultimate dynamic duo! We truly are thankful for all the love and support these two have shown us. There is not one single thing we would change in our experience with them. We have many friends that are engaged pr pregnant and I cannot help but share my experience in hopes that they will also meet Len & Judy and experience what we did. From this point forward, as long as they are still telling stories and capturing them, we will use Seeing Southern Photography for every single life event.
If you haven’t booked them yet, I suggest you do. You will not be disappointed.
We LOVE Judy and Len! Our engagement photos were amazing and our wedding photos were even better! They made us feel so comfortable and made me feel beautiful! We HIGHLY recommend them. I have never worked with other photographers that get as amazing photos! I will use them again & again for years to come! They get the best photos because they make you comfortable enough to be yourself. We are so blessed to have found them because they captured our wedding perfectly! They capture candid moments and make them look absolutely beautiful and precious. We hired them as our photographers and we have made two new friends for life. We would choose them 100x over!
~ Bailey + Cody
Len and Judy are amazing! They told our adoption story in a beautiful way! We never imagined that they would capture our hearts in pictures...but they did! I highly recommend this dynamic duo to capture your next adventure!
A Day in the Life
Just received the photos of our wedding today and we could not be happier! Judy and Len captured every emotion of our wedding day perfectly from the nerves to the laughter. They captured moments when we had no idea a camera was around. We are so happy that we have these photos, they're something we will always cherish. So happy with Seeing Southern Photography, Judy and Len were an absolute pleasure and we can't recommend them highly enough.
~Mari + Phelim
Judy and Len have been taking pictures of our family for a couple years now, and they are wonderful! They have a real gift for putting everyone at ease and getting beautiful shots as a result. They are great to work with and a lot of fun. And, you won't get more beautiful pictures anywhere else.
~ Betsy + Jared
Len and Judy- you ROCK! You both did an amazing job through the whole process from the initial meeting, to the wedding day, and to the revealing of the finalized product. The pictures are breathtaking, unique, and they so perfectly portray me and Matthew. You are both such helpful, personable and loving souls and I can’t tell you how much that meant to us on our special day. I already love looking back on these timeless portraits that you’ve worked to create and develop. A single picture of yours has the power to take me right back to the moment and re-live it over and over! Our wedding day was made all the more perfect because you shared your gift of photography with us and for that, we are forever grateful. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you! In you, we have found our “forever” photographers!
We love you~
~Elizabeth + Matthew
There are no words to describe how amazing Len & Judy truly are - they are not just photographers, they are miracle workers! My husband does not like having his photo taken, many of our family members are not naturally comfortable in front of a camera, but Len & Judy made everyone feel at ease. The pictures turned out better than I ever could have imagined!! I have and will recommend them to everyone I know! These two have the biggest hearts, best attitudes, and just make everything fun. These words just don't do them justice - I will call them for every photography need the rest of our lives. We are actually considering flying them out to California for my sister's wedding, they just don't know it yet ;-) Thank you, J+L, for everything! I love you two so much! I really wish I could write 15 reviews on here for you. You two are AMAZING!!!
Previous review from engagement photos: Len & Judy took our engagement photos today. We are not good in front of cameras, my fiancé hates forced smiling, but Len & Judy made it fun! We had a great time with them today and recommend them to everyone!! Can't wait to get our photos back!!
~Leah + Aaron
Just wanted to brag on Judy and Len after they took some absolutely gorgeous pictures of our wedding last weekend! These two are so much fun to work with and truly do an excellent job! We love the pics we've seen so far and can't wait for the rest! Hope you guys are enjoying your travels!
~Sarah + Mark
Joanna and I had a lot of fun doing the engagement photos. We are very pleased with the photos, so we'd say y'all did a great job! The things that most impressed us most were your creativity, professionalism, and flexibility. We really appreciated that you were flexible enough to take a tour of Grant Park with us, searching for great photo locations. In particular, the brick wall at the coffee shop y'all found provided us with a great photo that is surely a favorite. We will definitely recommend you to our friends.
~ Joanna + Tommy
We think you all are fabulous. You know how to be patient with toddlers, which is huge! You're professional and have thought through good shot ideas before our session starts, but are also flexible and open to suggestions. It's nice that both of you photograph, so while one is adjusting a camera, the other is still snapping pictures. It means a LOT of great pictures are the result. You're easy to work with, but most importantly, your photos are beautiful keepsakes of our growing family that we'll treasure forever. Thank you for what you do!
~ Betsy, Jared, Libby and Hartin
I loved every step of the process with Len and Judy. I feel like we connected immediately from the first conversation to the goodbye hugs the night of the wedding. I appreciated them taking the reins the day of the wedding in capturing the sweetest moments and not bothering me with a ton of questions. I game them total control of the photography for my special day and have the most beautiful pictures to show for it. Len and Judy are very talented and should be considered for any bride's big day. I loved my experience and wouldn't change a thing.
~ Meagan + Ricky
Amazingly beautiful pictures of our marriage ceremony- very unique shots that I will treasure for the rest of my life!
Absolutely the BEST!! You will not regret hiring these two. They make it personal and become family.
~ Courtney D., mother of the bride
THIS is why EVERYONE should hire Len and Judy for every photo shoot for every occasion. There is so much heart in their work. ❤ We are so blessed to have crossed paths with them. I will be forever thankful that they were our story tellers. 😍 All of my engaged friends.. check them out!
UPDATE: Oh, we just love you both! Without a shadow of a doubt, the best decision I made was reaching out to you. After the bridal show in Athens in January I just couldn't stop thinking about when I met you. Not only were your pictures flawless but the loving energy was infectious. Months later when I decided I needed to find a new photographer there was one obvious choice. From that very first phone call I knew we had made the right decision. When you told me you had our date available I knew things were supposed to happen the way they did.
THANK YOU for making us feel so loved. Thank you for listening to our story. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. Thank you for noticing the little details that make us... us. Thank you for capturing every tear, every laugh, every emotion and every single detail of our most perfect day! It just wouldn't have been the same with out you there!
For the rest of time, for every memorable event, we will choose you again and again to be out storytellers. After all, our story has just begun!
~ Chelsea W.
Absolutely beautiful pictures of our marriage ceremony, very unique shots, that I will treasure for the rest of my life!
~ Marsha H.
Absolutely the BEST! You will not regret hiring these two. They make it personal and become family.
~ Courtney D.
You guys are exceptional. You made me feel comfortable from the start. I love it that you take time with poses; I love your eye. I will definitely share my experience with everyone. You guys make a wonderful team, and Judy, your writing is amazing. I will continue to follow your adventures. Please keep in touch. You're amazing. Thank you both.
P.S. I was scared during the sparkler exit!
~ Lisa and Mitchell B.
You guys were amazing! I’m so glad I found you two, I think photography is one of the most important elements to a wedding. You two were easy to work with and very understanding about the way I wanted things done. I was clear from the beginning that I prefer candid over portrait. I wanted versatility and uniqueness. You guys delivered in every aspect. Judy has a calm way of bringing everyone’s attention to her so that she can deliver instructions for the group photos. Also I am an amateur at posing for pictures and she was right there helping me create natural and flattering poses. I have such an overwhelming amount of “featuring “ photos from my wedding I could fill a whole room with my favorite framed pictures.
~ Meredith and Jeremy
Judy & Len were put on our path from a friend’s wedding. Everything about them seemed so effortless... so easy. I messaged Judy one day shortly after and she took the time to answer any questions I had and she was so sweet. It wasn’t long after that I knew I had to act fast or they’d be booked for our date. We snagged them, thankfully and they brought every single one of our visions to life. We can’t thank them both enough for being our storytellers, but even better friends. HIGHLY recommend.
~ Shelby and Tyler
Elizabeth + Elliot + Brooks
Len and Judy are just simply the BEST! I warned Judy up front that we are an awkward bunch...which she told me I wasn't allowed to say, but I'll say it again for those in the back - WE. ARE. AWKWARD. And you would never, EVER know what a hot mess we are from these gorgeous photos! They took our shy 5-year old son and made him feel comfortable enough to open right up, and they turned the smallest moments into magical photos. We will treasure these images forever, because they truly capture the essence of who we are as a family right now. Len and Judy sweated with us in the summer heat with smiles on their faces the whole time. Their love of what they do is so evident and contagious, and we were comfortable with them immediately. Our family could not recommend them more highly! The best!
~ The Austins
Hartin + Libby
We've had Judy and Len photograph our family for the past four years. They do a lovely job, and their documentation of our children is a priceless thing to have. We love them and their work!
~ The Minors
Joanna + Anthony
My husband and I had a very good experience working with Len and Judy. They were patient and kind, never intrusive. They were detail oriented and focused on what we said was important to us as far as photography on our special day. I never felt overwhelmed or like there was constantly a camera in my face, yet they were somehow able to capture some of the best moments of our day with ease. I would recommend them and their photography style to anyone!
~ The Scoles
Hamilton, New Jersey
Len and Judy, you are absolutely without a doubt the most incredible vendors a bride and groom could ask for. From the moment I met you, you were funny, professional, kind, patient, and so hospitable it felt like you were lifelong friends of ours. You listened to everything we wanted and worked with us to make sure everything was how we had always dreamed it would be. You always had the most timely responses to any of my inquiries and I never had to worry about any lack of communication. I was worried about keeping track of so much and you two thought of every last detail for me. The lists that you sent were so comprehensive I was blown away. I just had to fill out the forms and poof! I never had to think about it again. You were so kind to everyone in our family while doing photos and yet so punctual and quick to round anyone up! Everyone in both sides of our family has mentioned multiple times to me how blown away they all were by how hard you worked and how efficient and on top of everything you both were. And then when the pictures were sent to us I nearly cried at how beautiful they were. The artistic vision from you two is dreamy. I could not recommend you two enough. If anyone is looking for a photographer for a wedding or engagement photos,
PICK LEN AND JUDY. You will NOT be disappointed in the slightest! Thank you both for telling our story so beautifully!
Commerce Civic Center
We thoroughly enjoyed taking our Christmas photos with Seeing Southern! You were flexible, easy to work with, and we were VERY happy with our pictures! You were a dream to work with! Thank you!
~ The Conley Family
Len and Judy of Seeing Southern Photography are such amazing people and such wonderful photographers! They made the entire experience of planning for our big day so smooth and effortless. From our fun engagement shoot down by the river to our wedding and reception., they photographed every angle. They are extremely personable and make everyone feel at ease. I don’t even remember seeing them at the wedding reception as they just blended in with all of our guests and were able to get some amazing shots. We love seeing the sneak peek photos they post on Facebook and Instagram. It always adds to the suspense of waiting to see the full gallery of photos.
We would highly recommend them to anyone looking for professional photographers for an event or family photos.
~ The Collins
Forrest Hills Mountain Resort
I was overwhelmed by the special care, dedication and love you showed while working with Katie and all of us on their special day. You were simply a joy to work with. It was as if you were a member of the family.
~ Kimber Assisi
Mother of the Bride
Len and Judy were an absolute joy and we are so glad they captured our engagement photos and wedding photos. Their expertise and fun attitudes took a big weight off our shoulders on the big day. They made great effort getting to know us and what we wanted. They captured so many moments that we would have completely missed if it weren’t for them. All of the photos are incredible and we received so many high quality photos. They did a wonderful job capturing our whole wedding day and we will cherish their work for years to come!
Thank you so much Len and Judy!
- Madi + Balon Compton
Our experience with Seeing Southern was over the top in terms of professionalism before, during and after the shoot. Len and Judy are natural storytellers, (the good kind). Scheduling our shoot was a breeze. and the contract was user friendly . We needed to scheduled our photo shoot during the holidays since my son & his wife live in Colorado. Judy graciously worked us in Christmas week!
As I scrolled through my gallery I laughed and teared up. All of the photos are exceptional. But the photos taken on the front porch of my Daddy’s house told the story of us perfectly. The tenderness of the moments in front of the house were not lost. Compassionate is a great word to use to describe Judy and Len.
So, would I recommend Seeing Southern? A hundred times YES!!! They will help you tell your story
~Joy, Alex, Ben, Emily, Kathryn and Chris
Len and Judy were AMAZING! From start to finish it was an incredible process. Having two photographers instead of one made for such an unbelievable photo experience on my wedding day, as they were able to capture moments that a solo photographer otherwise would never have been able to get. They truly understand the vibe of a couple almost instantly and they work with you to make such a special day come to life on film. The photos are absolutely gorgeous. I couldn't have asked for a better team and I have already recommended them to other friends of mine who are getting married.
~ Amanda + Lance
July 31, 2021
Seeing Southern was amazing from the beginning and I can’t wait to use them again for our next big mile stone!
~ Hunter + Freddy
I fell in love with Len and Judy’s work at the Georgia Bridal Show. I had been exploring photographers all over Facebook and google, but when I saw there work at the bridal expo, I knew they were the photographers I wanted at my wedding. They did not disappoint. They were super easygoin, and they know how to make you feel comfortable with a camera in your face, if that’s not something you’re used to. We got back so many pictures in our gallery, I was amazed at the number of pictures we received. We have so many great moments to look back on thanks to Len and Judy. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for someone to capture their special day.
~Hannah + Trey
Judy & Len were hands-down the best decision we made for our wedding. After seeing many examples online of stiff, unnaturally-posed couples with instagram-esque filtering, Seeing Southern was a breath of fresh air. We had other photographers ask what our "theme" for our photos was (moody & dark, dramatic, light & airy, etc)...but we just wanted good photos. Something that we wouldn't look back in 20 years and say "woah! what were we thinking??". With Seeing Southern, we got more than we could have possibly expected. Not only is their photography truly timeless, but they took time to get to know us as a couple and were able to capture who we are in ways we didn't know were possible. Many of their posts talk about being storytellers and I can't think of a better way to describe them. They told our story better than we ever could, without saying a word. Although, Judy wrote some things in our sneak peeks that still make me tear up - in the absolute best way.
Neither my husband nor I had ever done a professional photo shoot before, so having an engagement session included in our wedding package was an unexpected blessing. Judy and Len taught us some tricks for posing, but I never thought about it after the first 5 minutes. It felt like we were hanging out with good friends in fancy clothes. The engagement session made us both a lot more comfortable in front of the camera and with our photographers, the pictures were incredible, and it prepared us for wedding photos more than Pinterest ever could.
As for the wedding day itself, I personally don't know what we would have done without Judy and Len. They helped us create our original wedding day timeline (which was a lifesaver in itself since we had no idea where to start!) and adjusted that timeline seamlessly as things went awry in other areas. Judy kept me calm and collected during the most stressful moments of the day and even helped my MOH wrap my bouquet. Thanks to the engagement session, we were totally comfortable with Judy & Len during wedding photos. They made sure we got all the group shots we had planned during the shorter time slot, then we got to go "play" between the ceremony and reception. We had SO much fun doing tricks with my veil and the 70s convertible that a family friend let us borrow for the day. Some of the most consistent feedback we've gotten from our wedding from family and friends is how helpful they were, how much fun they were to have around, and how amazing the photos turned out.
I think what makes Judy and Len truly exceptional is the thing that is hardest to put into words - they call it "the in-between." When they tell you to pose a certain way or spin or dip or kiss, the pictures you'll treasure (and that make you friends and family say "wow!") aren't necessarily of the pose they asked you to do in that moment. Many of our favorites are of us laughing post-spin because I almost fell and my husband had to catch me. They'll tell you to suck in air before your lips touch for a "kiss" picture...well, I'm smiling in every single one because of the vacuum-like noise my husband would make. They also catch some of the best candids of moments that you may not expect or even get to see yourselves. There's a photo from right before our ceremony of my now-husband placing a framed picture of my mother, who passed away long before he came into my life, onto her reserved-in-memory chair, which just melts my heart every time I see it. I was standing nearby when it was taken and probably handed him the frame myself, but I never would have thought to ask for a picture of that moment. To have someone you've only met once be able to tell what is going to mean the most to you in the midst of wedding chaos, that's a quality that can only come with love for your clients and passion for your craft. It's something that is certainly hard to find, harder to name, and impossible to quantify.
To say that Judy and Len go above and beyond for their clients would be an understatement to say the least. They treated us like family from the very beginning and we could not be more grateful. To any future brides or grooms, please, do not miss out on this amazing duo. I can guarantee you'll get two amazing artists to tell your love story, but even better, you might just make two lifelong friends along the way.
August 28, 2021
Forrest Hills Mountain Resort, Dahlonega
This was not the first time and it will not be the last time that we use Judy and Len to capture our life‘s moments. They are always such a joy to work with, as they are two of the most precious people we have ever met and so much fun to be around. Judy and Len not only provide you with high-quality and beautifully unique pictures, but they become invested in your life and truthfully what more could you want? The process of working with them is seamless from beginning to end. From initial meetings, they take the time to find out what you want from your session and always deliver. We already have our next session scheduled and are so excited to continue to work with this duo in the future!
~ Elizabeth, Matthew & Marshall
Maternity + Newborn
We had the absolute best time and experience with you both, from beginning to end! Everyone raved at what a wonderful job you did. We can not wait to order more photos over time as we continue to decorate our new home. Thank you both for everything.
You made our already special wedding spectacular
~Jennifer + Jeff
The Ritz Carlton Reynolds Lake Oconee