Jenn & Adam Linke
Adam’s passion for photography didn’t start behind the camera. He spent years training & working as an actor spending much of his time on the other side of the lens. It is Adam’s passion for storytelling and ability to recognize and capture emotion that sets him apart as a photographer. Adam has been honing his craft for over a decade photographing weddings with The Decisive Moment, corporate events and magazine assignments.
Jenn is our studio director and fearless leader at Art of Life Photography. She is also the director of both The Decisive Moment Wedding Photojournalism and The Atlanta Wedding Loft. Jenn’s passion for business stems from a love of people, an overactive imagination and a deep appreciation of capturing life’s fleeting moments.
Adam & Jenn have have a keen understanding of the necessity of capturing life’s moments – they have three adorable little ones that are growing up WAY too fast!
Jessica McGowan attended the University of Georgia and graduated in 2000, receiving a B.A. in photojournalism. She has worked for publications and studios in New York, New Mexico and Atlanta including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Her photographs continue to be published in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Getty Images, Chicago Tribune and a number of other media outlets. Jessica also documents weddings as a primary photographer for The Decisive Moment.
Photography has allowed me experience firsthand situations that many people to not get to come into contact with. It is a great responsibility to capture the truth of the moment. Not only do I take that seriously, I also find it an honor to be invited into someone else’s life.
The greatest compliment I have received is that I put people at ease with my calm and laid-back attitude while capturing real moments. I take great pride in capturing those moments in which you didn’t even realize that someone was watching. Although I am doing my best to tell a story in every photograph I create, I never want to become part of the event.
Besides working as a photographer, Jessica often exhibits her work in local art show.
Melissa, commonly referred to as Mel, is a photographer by education but an artist by design. She has been a part of the photography industry for over a decade and, although much of her training focused on shooting, her craft is post production editing. In the digital age, this calling means Mel spends most of her time in front of a computer screen utilizing the latest in digital editing software. She stays very busy splitting her time between Art of Life, The Decisive Moment and the Atlanta Wedding Loft. She is a wife and a proud mama to her handsome one year old son.