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My Secret Weapon

I was scrolling through a photography Facebook group and saw a post from someone searching for a second photographer. I was floored! It was Wednesday and they were looking for a photographer for a wedding happening in three days!

The thing is, it really shouldn’t be a surprise, because I see it all the time. Just about every week there’s a new post, looking for a second shooter for the weekend. 

I get it! Things happen and sometimes you have to scramble to find a replacement, but it feels like this is happening way too often.

Just a few years ago most wedding photographers worked alone, but then there was a change and more husband and wife photography teams appeared. Now, it’s kinda expected to have two photographers for every wedding.

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Fun Fall Wedding at The Mackey House

They say you can learn a lot about someone, just from the music they listen to. If that’s true then a wedding playlist says quite a bit about a couple and their guests. So, what do you think a trio of songs by The Four Seasons, Bruce Springsteen, and Bon Jovi says about Kaycee and Louis? For starters they’re from New Jersey and second they love to sing. 

Kaycee and Louis’s wedding day was gorgeous. The weather finally felt like fall, which I’m sure made them feel right at home. They chose to have a first look, so we could get all of the photos done while there was plenty of light before the ceremony.

As they exchanged vows the glow from the setting sun spilled through the trees creating a background right out of a Bob Ross painting. Following the “I dos” the party moved to the pavillion for the cocktail hour and then up to the deck for the remainder of the festivities. 

Kaycee and Louis were surrounded by family and friends as they danced and sang the night away.

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Wedding Traditions

My family loves Halloween! Of course, what 5 year old doesn’t enjoy putting on a superhero costume and collecting handfuls of candy? My wife loves prepping for Halloween- she stocks up on candy and gets great joy handing it all out to trick-or-treaters. Me? I love horror movies. It’s pretty much a must for me to watch the classic Halloween movie on Halloween. It’s the one day when it’s ok to pretend to be someone else as you stuff yourself with candy.

Isn’t it funny how we come to celebrate or hold on to certain traditions. Halloween for instance is largely based on the Celtic Pagan celebration of Samhain, where they would dress in costume and give out treats to ward off and appease spirits. 

This got me thinking about weddings and some of the many traditions that we still cling to today.

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Until Death or Zombies Do We Part

“Until death or zombies do we part.” Any couple that sneaks zombies into their vows is my kinda couple. Kim and Quinn chose The Barn at Red Gate Farms for their Savannah destination wedding. Kim and Quinn were all smiles from the second their eyes met as she emerged from the barn. The couple’s friend, Gary, did a great job officiating and I don’t think they stopped smiling for the remainder of the day.

After photos on the grounds surrounding the barn, DJ Brad Tatom fired up the music and kept the party going into the night.

Congratulations Kim and Quinn! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your beautiful day.

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Fall Wedding at the Kimpton Brice Savannah

They say it’s good luck for it to rain on your wedding day. Now  I’m not sure how many brides feel that way in the moment, but stories abound from different cultures around the world celebrating rain. From signifying that you will have children to the idea of renewal and starting your married life cleansed almost all versions of this superstition mean good luck.

Alyssa and Michael took it all in stride as Mother Nature forced a change of plans for their outdoor destination wedding. The team at The Brice did an amazing job as they moved the ceremony inside. 

No matter the weather Alyssa and Michael celebrated their love and joy with friends and family as they danced the night away. We even managed to get a photo of the two of them out in the courtyard during a break in the rain.

Congratulations Alyssa and Michael. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your day!

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