chris barr


A New Life in Georgia & a Wedding Website

Life Update
In less than a month now I’ll be getting married – it almost seems surreal.  I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time, mostly since I proposed to Kirstin about a year ago, but it’s so close I can hardly believe it.  I’ve lived in pensacola, Florida for the past 5+ years and Kirstin has lived Rome, Georgia for a little over 4 years now.  We had a long distance relationship for the entirety of our 2 years of dating, but in the past few weeks I’ve actually taken the plunge and moved up to Georgia.  We figured it was probably a good idea to at least live in the same state if we were going to be getting married.

It all actually worked out quite well.  The company I work for, AppRiver, recently opened an office in Midtown Atlanta.  The office is about 1.5 hours from where Kirstin works in Rome, so we decided to live somewhere in the middle and then we each commute to our workplaces.  The drives are fairly long, but  we think it’s worth it because we finally get to see each other on a regular basis and we both get to keep the jobs we love.

A Wedding Website!


Soon after we were engaged, the wedding planning began.  One task on the list was to get a wedding website.  I thought “I got this!” since I do something similar for a living, so I made one.  I might have gone a bit overboard with the site, but it covers 100% of our needs, we love it, and we’ve gotten nothing but compliments about it.  I’ve made it in a fairly modular way, so I hope that others might be able to make use of it as well.  I’ve decided to put all the code on GitHub because… well why not.

Check out the site:
Get the code:


Portrait Session – Mika Watson & Family

A few weeks ago Mika, a coworker of mine, came to me asking to shoot some family portraits before I moved away to Atlanta; and I was happy to be their photographer! We met out at the Fort Pickens National Park one day in the early afternoon, and we had a lot of fun exploring the fort for nice backdrops, and just goofing around. They were a blast to shoot, and a rather photogenic bunch!

Here are a few of my favorites form the session.








Portrait Session – Lanessa Hunter

My full time job is working as a web developer & designer, before any of our code goes into production we have a team of software testers that makes sure the things we worked on are working correctly. Lanessa is our main software tester at work, and she has an upcoming speaking gig for a conference in New York where she needed a headshot. I was more than happy to be her photographer when she asked me a few months ago (I’m just slow getting this blog post together!)

I went over to her house and we were able to shoot everything in her backyard with her wonderful garden in the background for nearly every shot. This is a small sampling of some of my favorites some the session.