It's always fun to photograph people you know, but when you have the opportunity to make some of your best friends do whatever you tell them to in front of a camera... let's just say it is a powerful feeling and I like it. Ha! Although I wish that power could make this virus go away. Doug and Siobhan got engaged last year and had plans to get married in Savannah with an amazing celebration this April. Unfortunately their wedding has had to move to August, but all great things are worth the wait and I know it will be that much more special! Thankfully we were able to capture these images (and socially distance ourselves) at Georgia Tech since the campus is closed, however Piedmont Park was filled with people soaking up sunshine and King of Pops! I am so glad I got to spend an afternoon with Doug and Sio in the sun before staying holed up at home. These are crazy times but Doug and Siobhan are taking everything in stride. The way these two take on life and any problems they face are truly inspiring. They have each other's back and totally operate as a team. Now I am just excited to have a new date to look forward to where we will dance and drink and celebrate these two FINALLY getting married! Doug and Siobhan - thanks for letting me schlep you all over campus and the park. I hope you love these as much as I do!
Hannah and Morgan recently got engaged in Chapel Hill where they met in college and will be getting married this fall! Unfortunately when they reached out about their wedding, I was already booked for their date. SO SAD! Thankfully they wanted to capture this exciting time with engagement photos and we managed to find a day and time when it wasn't pouring rain. It did sprinkle, but we also got sunshine (Georgia weather is insane). Hannah and Morgan are obviously so comfortable with each other, but aren't used to the PDA... which made for some of my most favorite candid moments ever. In these crazy times it is helpful to have someone by your side that can make you laugh at the drop of a hat and Hannah and Morgan have definitely found that in each other. Hannah and Morgan - thank you for finding a way to include me in this chapter of your lives!! I hope you love these as much as I do!!
I had the honor and pleasure of photographing Melody and Dreu's wedding day at the Stave Room. It was beautiful and meaningful and exactly what these two envisioned for their day. Melody said from the very beginning that she wanted the whole weekend to be "easy", and with a rehearsal dinner of pizza and beer at Schoolhouse Brewing and Fox Brothers BBQ plus a delicious variety of pies at their reception, I think they nailed it. So many brides are pressured to include certain elements in their wedding day because of tradition, like a wedding cake for example. I just love that Melody and Dreu made this day about what they love and spending it with the people they love!
I absolutely love being a part of wedding days and getting to see my couples head over heels in love, but when I get invited into their home to capture this new little person that has brought them even closer together... it's so special. I love that my business has grown alongside so many clients! Josh and Elizabeth are totally in the haze of new parent life where down is up and up is down and no one remembers when they last ate or if they washed the pacifier the dog licked, but what is totally clear in this phase is the wonder and pure love when they look at their sweet baby girl... and I'm talking about the human baby, not their fur baby Wrigley. Don't worry, they definitely still have all the love for their Vizsla baby too! Sweet Samantha was not ready to sleep right away so we got in lots of fun pictures with Mom and Dad... and Wrigley made sure she was included as well. Parents always hope that their little ones will sleep soundly through their session like little angels, but let me tell you - I don't mind having to cuddle those babies one bit!! Especially one as cute as Samantha! I can't wait to see this family grow and also see how Wrigley and Samantha become BFFs. Josh and Elizabeth - thank you for letting me in on this special time!! Love you guys!!
I knew this crew back when there were just two, then Megan and Josh's family grew by three kind, spunky, blonde haired blue-eyed girls. I have watched these girls grow up and taken notes as Megan and Josh have navigated this whole parenthood in the best way possible - together. We finally got together for pictures instead of play dates and I'm so glad we did. The last time I photographed the Hutchins family was when Hope was a newborn and now she's THREE! Time flies when you're having fun... and total chaos when you have three kids so scheduling photos gets tricky. We started with a few pictures at their home so we could include Gus (my requirement) and then headed to Mabry Park where the fall colors were just STUNNING! The girls skipped, tickled, giggled, twirled, tossed leaves into the air and showed off their sweet personalities. Megan and Josh - thank you guys for showing us how to raise incredibly kind, silly, sweet and fierce little women and for loving on our little woman. Now it's time to update that framed photo in the office.