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Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Join us as we meet-up at Atlanta's Church of the Sacred Heart!

This beautiful church has everything a photographer dreams of to make a great photograph: structure, detail, color, texture, and light to name a few. You can almost just point and shoot anywhere in this building and come up with a great photograph.

Often referred to as “the best kept secret in Atlanta”, the current building was built in 1898. It was thought by many to be “too far outside the city.” My, how things have changed. In an answer to the growing needs of the Catholic population in Atlanta, Sacred Heart parish, originally called Saints Peter and Paul, was founded in 1880 as the second Catholic Church in Atlanta and the third in Georgia. Check out more about this structures wonderful history at

We will have three hours in this historical place of worship by ourselves to experience its beauty in a way only a photographer can appreciate.

This meetup will be held from 1:00p to 4:00p on Friday, February 15. I suggest parking in the available lot behind the church. Parking is $7. We will meet at 12:45p in the lot before entering. Directions and parking info can be found here: ;

Please note that the church has asked that only paying meetup members attend so children and extra guests will not be allowed to attend this meetup. A portion of your fee will be donated to the basilica.

Please bring your tripod, lenses, remote, cable release or timer controller, fresh batteries, and memory cards. No flash photography please.

If you have any questions, please contact me at [masked]



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  • David "Spooky" C.

    To everyone who was at the meet-up. Thank you for attending. It was a pleasure to have you join us at the Basilica. I love my parish and I love showing if off. :) If you would please share your favorite photos with the Basilica, we would greatly appreciate it. We would like to use them in our Sunday bulletin and on our website. Please put your watermark on them so we can give credit where credit is due. I love seeing my parish through other people's eyes. I have been a member for 31 years, so your fresh outlook on this historical building is wonderful. You can put your photos in this DropBox
    Again, thank you for joining us at the Basilica.
    Take care and God bless you,
    David Caron

    March 6, 2013

  • Myrtie C.

    Basilica of Sacred Heart is a hidden jewel in historic Atlanta! Thank you, Dean and David for arranging the photo shoot. Loved the history and the music as well.

    February 18, 2013

  • Daniel W.

    This was an amazing place. Dean, I really appreciate the opportunity to shoot places that I wouldn't otherwise have the chance. David was also a great host with his "tour guide" knowledge and obvious love for his church. Great event!

    February 18, 2013

  • Rob H.

    An amazing place to shoot. Thanks Dean for you normal "going beyond the normal" to make sure we all had the opportunity to shoot and the advantage of your guidance. Thanks also to David for the history of the Basilica and of Civil War Atlanta and especially for playing the organ. Was a great day.

    February 18, 2013

  • Aleksey S.

    Such a beautiful place to take photos. Dean thanks a lot for making things like that happen! David, your church history presentation was wonderful and the organ music added such a nice atmosphere to the event.

    February 17, 2013

  • Susan P.

    Many thanks to Dean and David for a great photo shoot! Dean, your shoots are always fun and entertaining and I always learn something new! David, thanks for sharing your church with us and for the beautiful organ concert! Wow, that just added to the atmosphere!

    February 17, 2013

  • Jan S.

    Thanks to Dean and David for the great photo shoot at the Basilica. I appreciated all the help and David, the music was beautiful. Enjoyed the day very much.

    February 17, 2013

  • Dean S.

    Thank you Harriet and Pauline!

    February 16, 2013

  • Pauline S.

    Dean and David Thank You. I liked the history and the pipe organ concert. As always well organized and helpful hints. One of the attendees mentioned a series..."Churches on Peachtree". Think about it.

    February 16, 2013

  • Harriet D.

    What a beautiful and magnificent church! My thanks to Dean and to David for making the arrangements for this meetup. Also thanks very much to David for sharing the church's history and answering our many questions.

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am unable to attend today due to my dog suffered a serious injury yesterday. I would like to ask for my payment to be held as a credit against a future meet-up if possible. If not, I understand.

    February 15, 2013

  • Chris Z.

    So sorry I won't be there. Hope to see some great photos and catch the next visit to the church. Have fun!

    February 12, 2013

  • Rob H.

    Please put me on the wait list...if such exists. Thanks.

    February 4, 2013

  • Pauline S.

    let me know if someone cannot attend

    February 3, 2013

  • Shelly N

    Wish I could.. unfortunately, I will be working

    February 1, 2013

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