Posts Tagged 'Georgia'

Dee & Dustin were wed under an oak tree on a family friend’s plantation in South Georgia. They were surrounded by those who love them and their alter included photos of family members who are no longer present but still very important to them both. Hay bales covered with family quilts and blankets were provided for guests, but this was a standing room only event that was overflowing with love and details. Never have I ever seen so many flowers at one wedding! The “saucey” favors were a hit among the guests and Dee made sure to add special touches everywhere she could. She even had 7 different types of cakes! Something for everyone! The band played late into the night and a joyous time was had by all.

But, as we all know, not everything goes according to plan. Although it had been bright and sunny the day before, the rains combined with the 5 miles of dirt road to travel caused a nearly 2 hour delay with the guests and ceremony. We had a heart-to-heart and decided to return to the plantation at a later date for the couple’s formal portraits. It’s exceptionally rare to find a truly amazing couple who are not just completely wildly madly in love, but willing to completely go with me on an idea. Without trust and vision, the photograph of them in the swamp, one of my favorite wedding photos from any wedding I’ve shot, would have never happened. I am lucky and blessed to have shared in their love before, during, and after their wedding.

I hope you enjoy viewing their photos – this is the largest photo post I’ve ever made from one wedding! There were just too many great ones (as if there’s such a thing). 😛

Photographer: Ansley Studio, LLC
Location: Tinnerbrook (family friend’s plantation) in Quitman, Georgia
Florist: Annell’s Flower Shop of Cairo, Georgia
Dress Shop: A New Image of Thomasville, Georgia
Hair: Today Hair Innovators of Thomasville, Georgia
Makeup: Lauren Legette Turner
Caterer: Chuck Thomas & The Cook Crew (groom’s father & friends)
Wedding Favors: Hot Tar, Inc.

Let my bride know her photos are up and she texted back with, “So good! I started crying.” WONDERFUL!

My photography from this wedding has been published by Style Me Pretty and  Thomasville Bridal Scene magazine (cover and center spread).

Trick or treat? How about I give you some of each? First are your sweet treats from one of the many pumpkin patches that pop up this season.

And in case you want to know what I look like these days… 🙂

Now for the trick! Our local theater played the Nightmare Before Christmas last night! My friends brought their kids up from Tallahassee (along with their very own Jack Skellington, a witch, and a Harlequin). I took a quick few shots of them outside of the beautiful historic theater after the show. Too cute – but very tricky!

I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful Halloween! 😀

What better way to enjoy your vacation than taking photos? My sisters were great sports and love Driftwood Beach! Next time, I’ll be sure to get there earlier and explore it further. The tide was coming in faster than we expected, but I hear tale of entire trees preserved on the beach. We started off with Alea since she’s a senior this year and mom needs as many photos of her last baby as she can get before she leaves for college. 😉

The photo below gives you some scope of just how big this driftwood is. Isn’t it lovely? And, yes, I was in the water with all my photo gear for a number of these photos. Now, that, my friends, is love!

Jana jumped in too for a little beach photo action. She’s a senior at Georgia Southern University (notice how her outfit shows off her school’s colors?). This chica just finished taking her MCAT on Thursday and we were celebrating!

After the photos and dinner, I walked down onto the hotel dock. I listened to the tide roll in and crash on the rocks while crickets chirped behind me. I looked up into the blanket of stars and saw one quickly shoot across. What amazing thing happened to you this weekend?

Somedays, the sunlight is just perfect. The day I met Amberlyn for a few senior portraits at a friend’s plantation was one of those days.  What makes it better? Having a lovely lass to joke around with in front of my camera. Have a great senior year, Amberlyn!

Remember Brittany & Jason? I photographed their lovely family just 6 days before their wedding (and still managed to have beautiful prints for them to show off at their wedding!). They decided to get married on his family property. You’ll see the golf carts a few times and I’ve never been so thankful for them in my life! We all had a ton of fun at this wedding in the woods. Congrats to Brittany + Jason!