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The Decisive Moment is a team of seasoned photojournalists and curators who work together to deliver an exceptional experience. With over a decade of experience documenting wedding celebrations, we have built a legacy of creating timeless images for couples and families. From your first consultation to the delivery of your images, prints and albums, we provide personalized service with extreme attention to detail.

PHOTOJOURNALISM - Our Unobtrusive Approach

Our passion has always been documenting the REAL moments and genuine emotions of your wedding day. By being unobtrusive throughout your day, we can create storytelling images that reflect the spirit, spontaneity and interaction that is uniquely yours. Our sincere hope is that your attention is focused on your fiance, family and celebration, while we focus on creating beautiful images that will forever bring you back to each moment.

The DM Team:

  • Jenn Linke, Studio Director: Focuses on you and your planning, from creating a custom package just fo you to organizing shot lists and timelines with you or your coordinator.
  • Award-winning Photographers: Choose from one of our three talented primary photographers - Adam, Bugg or Jessica. Check out their portfolios at
  • Melissa, Full-time editor: In charge of all your post-production goodies - enhancing, editing and delivering your images in an organized and timely manner.
  • Brenda, Album designer: Works with you one-on-one to create a breathtaking heirloom piece.

All of our packages include:

  • The hours of coverage you need with the # of photographers appropriate for your event.
  • Our Signature editing and retouching by our expert in house editing team.
  • A Beautiful online gallery to share as you wish where clients and guests can order direct.
  • An album or book of your choosing: We feel it is SO important to have a physical presentation of the investment you made in beautiful photography. We take great pride in the images we create and want them to have a life beyond the thumb drive they are stored on.
  • Custom Album Design Process: Work one on one with our designer to create a timeless album or book design.
  • A Digital Passport: Upon completion of our Signature editing work, clients can download all their images from the cloud. A USB is also included with your finished album.

* You can also complete your package with any of the following: engagement, bridal or day after sessions, rehearsal dinner coverage, parent & grandparent albums, prints, art prints and canvases.

  • Woman-owned

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Dana Z. Married on 05/26/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The BEST Photographers!!!

After seeing their photography, I knew I had to set up a meeting with The Decisive Moment as a potential wedding photographer for my special day. 10 minutes into our meeting with Jenn, I knew that The Decisive Moment was going to be our wedding photographer. Throughout the entire process, Adam, Jenn, and the rest of the team made every aspect so easy and seamless. Adam took the time to understand our vision and what moments we wanted captured. It was really important for us to have a photographer that didn't just do the standard or typical posed shots. We wanted to feel the emotion, love, and happiness from that day every time we looked at our album. The Decisive Moment accomplished that and so much more! HIGHLY recommend this amazing team!
Marissa Married on 05/25/2019
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Loved Adam and the Team from The Decisive Moment!

I couldn鈥檛 have been happier with Adam and the team from The Decisive Moment. They made me comfortable from the start when we first engaged over the phone. They noted that their goal was to try to capture our special moments in a way that really captures the emotion felt in the moment. This is what I noticed about their online portfolio that made me choose them as my wedding photographer, and that鈥檚 exactly what they did for our wedding and rehearsal dinner. They came through 100%! Our photos from the weekend were amazing. I felt like they really got to know us, and it showed- it helped them capture all of the important moments. Including a moment we wanted to capture with some city views before sunset, which they worked with the videographer to make possible. They worked so well with the videographer and all of the vendors on the day of the wedding which made the day go so smoothly... which is critical on your wedding day. And during the events, we barely noticed they were they were there! They were incredibly helpful (and patient!) with us while we were choosing the pictures for the album, which I really appreciated. I highly recommend these folks and I鈥檓 so glad I chose them to capture my special day 鉂わ笍
Ann S. Married on 01/09/2019
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Outstanding Wedding Photographer

To me, the photographs tell the story of the wedding and Adam and his team completely captured it from every angle! I look at the pictures constantly to relive the beautiful memories. The picture quality was fantastic, they were so pleasant to work with , and extremely helpful in creating a lifetime keepsake in our albums. If I am ever in control of choosing a wedding or other event photographer again, they would be my top choice, hands down. Although they captured every great moment, you never knew they were in front of you! Completely professional!
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Adam Linke
Adam Linke
Signature Photographer

Adam's work centers around his passion for people, connection and emotion. His work is also greatly enhanced by his fascination and understanding of the technical aspects of photography. The combination of his technical skill and his adept emotional radar results in images with deep emotion and beautiful light. When not documenting weddings this Minnesota native can be found spending his time with his wife, Jenn and their three adorable kiddos! He is an avid hockey player, wakeboarder and Big Green "Eggspert".

Jessica McGowan
Jessica McGowan
Signature Photographer

"I photograph with the eye of a photojournalist. People often wonder what that means, and the short answer is that it is telling a story with images to document a slice of life. It鈥檚 not a story about me as an artist, but the story of the subject (or subjects) in front of the camera. I observe, wait and capture the true moment unfolding. It鈥檚 that instance that a subject forgets about the camera where you find the real person."Jessica received her B.A. in photojournalism from the University of Georgia and followed her passion photographing everything from presidents Obama, Bush and Carter to hip-hop stars Outkast & T.I to the Georgia floods and a leprosy hospital in Vietnam. Her images are frequently seen in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Getty Images, Chicago Tribune and a number of media sources. When not behind the lens, you may find Jessica playing tennis, swinging kettle bells, listening to NPR at an unnaturally loud volume or walking her dog Greta in Grant Park.

Melissa Bugg
Melissa Bugg
Awesome Photographer

"From a young age, I was always very visual and artistic. I remember the first time I ever developed a photograph in my college darkroom. I knew in that moment that photography was what I was born to do. It isn't just my job. It's my blood. My oxygen. I can't separate myself from it."

While studying for a degree in fine art at the Shorter College School of the Arts, she worked as head photographer for The Monroe County Reporter, gaining invaluable knowledge in photojournalism. It was there working under her mentor that she learned to capture the moments of life that are gone in the blink of an eye. After graduating, she moved to Atlanta to pursue a career in professional photography. Melissa felt a natural pull towards the growing trend of photojournalism in wedding photography as it allowed her to blend her skills and artfully document the moments as they unfolded, without becoming a part of the action.

Professional Network & Endorsements

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This team has a knack for getting the right shot, with the best lighting, at the perfect moment! We've seen several photos from various events and they never fail to wow. They are also an absolute pleasure to work with!!

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One of Atlanta's premier photojournalists, Adam's eye for detail and laid-back style make him one of Atlanta's favorite Wedding Photographers. I, of course, love his DETAIL shots!!!

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