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Intimate Wedding at The Gastonian

Katelynn stood across from Cameron and looked into his eyes as she placed the ring on his finger. In that moment an unwelcome visitor briefly perched on her nose. Both she and Cameron broke out in big smiles as she shooed the tiny insect away. 

Moments like these are the memories that a couple will cherish forever. A story they will be able to share for years to come. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a big celebration with lots of guests or an intimate ceremony with family, it’s often the little things that will mean the most.

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Intimate Forsyth Park Wedding

Kate, Dominique, and Tiffany lead the way as they began their walk toward the fountain. Beautiful bride, Erin, just a couple of steps behind, began to dance as they passed a man blaring a Michael Jackson song from his phone. The ladies looked back at her with big smiles. The moment was almost here! As they neared the fountain the trio moved to the side and Erin rushed into the arms of her awaiting groom. Heath could barely contain his excitement as he saw his bride and held her tightly.

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Sickness is Not a Wedding Favor

It was a beautiful Saturday morning. I stared off out the window as I enjoyed the first sips of my morning coffee. I couldn’t help but think of how beautiful a day it was and the session that I was supposed to be having at that very moment. 

Unfortunately it feels like I’m getting way too used to cancelations and postponements.This time was different though. You see, I had just received an email the day before letting me know that the couple wouldn’t be able to make it to the session because the groom-to-be had just tested positive for COVID-19. 

The coronavirus has upended a lot of plans this spring, but that was my first cancellation directly related to someone having the virus. It really made me stop and think. What if I’d received that notification after the session? We do everything we can to be as safe as possible by sticking with outdoor sessions and using long lenses in order to keep our distance, but still, it made it all so real. 

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Wormsloe Elopement Photography

Our first wedding post quarantine was the beautiful elopement of Kacee and Greg at Wormsloe. Photos by Rich Burkhart team member, Aundrea Pye, had the honor of documenting their day. So, I’ll let her tell you a little bit about it:

Kacee and Greg were one of the sweetest couples, a joy to spend time with and as easy going as the lovely breeze we had all afternoon. 

The setting for their wedding day was everything you could hope for - sunny, the perfect temperature, breezy, birds chirping, and this feeling of peace all around. 

They were giddy as could be as they said their vows to one another. After they were officially married, we roamed around taking photos beneath the beautiful, iconic arches at Wormsloe.

Congratulations to Kacee and Greg on their Savannah Elopement!

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Social Distancing

Social distancing. Every year there’s a list of the most used words or phrases released. I have no doubt that “social distancing” will be on that list. Not only have we been hearing it mentioned multiple times a day, but we can see it everywhere we look. 

Many restaurants are closed or have removed tables to all for adequate social distancing. There’s even tape on the floor at many checkout lines to mark the recommended distance we should be standing from the next person in line. Heck, the last in-person 12 step meeting I attended had the chairs set up about 3-4 feet apart in a giant circle.

Right now it’s affecting every part of our daily lives. Friends are anxious and worried and you just want to give them a hug and let them know it’ll be ok, but you can’t. 

No matter how much some of us try to deny it, we’re social creatures and nothing is more social than a wedding. It’s a day filled with hand shakes, hugs, and lot’s of love being poured out on one another. Guests sit elbow to elbow for the ceremony and gather around large tables for the reception. You pass bread and hang out with close talkers, then you pack in on the dance floor with even closer dancing.

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