Coming to Athens for a Fairyography photo session?
Getting to Athens:
Flying: Athens does have our own airport, but it’s very small and doesn’t have in/out flights that don’t cost a ton, so you’ll be flying in to the Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. The Atlanta Airport has been the busiest airport in the world since 1998, serving over a hundred million passengers every year. To get from Atlanta to Athens, it’s about an hour and a half drive. You can rent a car, take uber or lyft, or you can get the shuttle at Groome Transportation. I always get the shuttle because I really hate driving.
Driving: Athens is about an hour and a half from Atlanta. Atlanta traffic is it’s own schedule, so you can pretty much count on the Atlanta area being a parking lot from about 6-11am and again from 2-9pm. GPS is reliable though, so just tell your phone where you’re going and follow the directions! The freeways are pretty straightforward, so you should have no trouble as long as you’re fine driving through a busy city.
For more, visit: https://www.visitathensga.com/plan/transportation/
Salons and Make-Up Artists in Athens:
My personal fave: Blonde Beauty Bar – Only book Heather – http://www.blondebeautybar.com/ – Hair and makeup for little girls. Heather knows what I like for my fairy sessions and will give your kid the best experience ever!
JennySue Makeup – For moms, natural look without overdoing it. Not for you if you want something very EXTRA. – https://www.jennysuemakeup.com/
Bombshell – https://bombshellcreations.com/ – Trendy full coverage faces and hair.
Beaute Force – https://www.instagram.com/beauteforcemakeup/ – Moms of color, a bit on the more natural side.
Where to stay in Athens and Watkinsville:
For a list of all the hotels in Athens, go here: https://www.visitathensga.com/hotels/
Best Places to eat in Athens and Watkinsville:
The Athens List of restaurants is here: https://www.visitathensga.com/restaurants/
My own favorite places to eat are:
Best Mexican: La Parilla: http://www.lapa.us/ – Known as LaPa locally, they seriously have the best cheese dip ever. My husband and I have been going almost every Friday for our lunch date for years.
Best Italian: Dominicks: https://dominickswatkinsville.com/ HUGE portions, you will waddle out of this place.
Best Chinese: Golden Sun: http://goldensuninathens.com/ Sweet and sour chicken that actually sweet AND sour.
Best Pizza: Marcos: https://www.marcos.com/ I like my pizza pretty classic and uncomplicated, this is my fave!
Best Fun place: Rook and Pawn: http://www.therookandpawn.com/ Go pick a board game to play while you eat.
Best Bakery: Sweetie Pie: https://www.sweetiepiebysavie.com/ Unique and classic at the same time, but always good.
Best Chocolates: http://www.condorchocolates.com/ Handmade chocolate and more!
Best Brunch: Mama’s Boy: https://www.mamasboyathens.com/
3am cookie delivery: Insomnia Cookies: https://insomniacookies.com/locations/store/1069
Other things to do while you’re in Northeast Georgia:
For a list of local events in Athens, check out https://www.visitathensga.com/events/