Gabriella and Adam’s elegant vow renewal ceremony at The Mackey House was a pure delight to photograph. Surrounded by family, friends and their two young daughters, they were finally able to affirm their love for another the way they’d always wanted to. Mother Nature didn’t quite cooperate, however, with a venue like The Mackey House, rain showers aren’t a problem when it comes to photo opportunities. The interior of the venue is beautiful and offers a number of gorgeous locations so we had no problem finding the perfect backdrop for a romantic First Look, family photos and couples portraits. Luckily, the rain cleared just in time for the reception to begin on the back deck. Gabriella and Adam danced the night away with their loved ones under the stars before sharing an epic kiss under a canopy of sparklers. Congratulations you two! We’re honored to have been a part of your wedding day!
Savannah offers endless gorgeous wedding venues, but there’s just something so special about riverfront weddings at The Westin. Alli & Holt said “I do” on a cool October evening beneath a dreamy white floral draped gazebo overlooking the Savannah River. This sweet couple was surrounded by family and friends from all over the country and they had a special surprise in store for those that couldn’t attend due to COVID-19. We worked with Alli & Holt to ensure all of their loved ones would be able to experience their ceremony in real-time no matter their location with our Wedding Live Stream service. Virtual wedding guests were able to enjoy every moment of their nuptials, while leaving sweet comments and well wishes as they watched. As the ceremony drew to a close and the sun began to set, a wedding photographer’s dream backdrop appeared overhead just in time for couples portraits. The sky was set ablaze with vibrant fall oranges, yellows and reds so bright that the river glowed as well. We quickly made our way down to the dock and captured some stunning portraits that I hope Alli & Holt will enjoy for a lifetime.
“Fiery Fall Skies – Alli & Holt”
We’re always excited to photograph weddings at scenic new venues and Oriana & Abe’s big day provided us with just that opportunity at Forrest Pond Lodge. I believe a site visit is a must whenever we’re going to shoot at a location that’s new to us. One sunny summer morning I took a short drive down to Ludowici to explore and get a tour of the property with owner Patty Wright. As I approached and made my way down a quaint tree lined gravel drive, I came upon picturesque lakes and open fields surrounding two beautifully crafted log cabin lodges. As Patty and I started our tour of the property all I could think was “This place is amazing! How have I never shot here before?” Everywhere I looked was an idyllic backdrop for photos and my wedding photographer brain went into overdrive taking notes and getting ideas for all the shots I wanted to capture. After a slight delay (due to COVID-19), the day arrived and we had so much fun working with Oriana, Abe and their loved ones. Abe is hands down our Groom MVP of 2020 as he coordinated most of the wedding planning due to Oriana’s hectic school schedule. He was “hands on” with every little detail of the day and we were so impressed with his skills and style! After a sweet lakeside ceremony we were able to capture the most gorgeous couples portraits as the sun began to set. The evening continued on with dinner in the main lodge followed by drinks and dancing outside under the stars and ethereal white twinkle lights. Congratulations Oriana & Abe! We had a great time working with you two!
“Love at Forrest Pond Lodge – Oriana & Abe”
The events of 2020 certainly altered the wedding plans of many couples across the globe. Sara and John Paul faced the tough decision of either rescheduling or reimagining their wedding day as a result of COVID 19. With a few adjustments and the help of technology we were able to accommodate their needs in fun new ways. Sara’s primary concern was that her family members living in Canada weren’t able to attend due to travel restrictions. After consulting with the couple about this, we got to work creating a plan to Live Stream their ceremony in real time. After some research, cool new equipment and a few test streams – we were ready to broadcast Sara & John Paul’s vows live on a private Facebook page. All of Sara’s family in Canada were able to simply click a link and attend the wedding in real time. They could see and hear everything as if they were there in person and they left the sweetest comments and well wishes for the couple as they watched. Congratulations Sara & John Paul! We’re honored to have been part of your day.