Rachel Tate + Bret Joiner | St. Simons Island Wedding | Lovely Lane Chapel | Alyssa Alig Photography

Rachel and Bret got married on St. Simons Island in a beautiful white chapel. The Spanish moss and huge old trees make one of the best backgrounds I could ask for.

Rachel was beautiful in a gown that blew in the wind. It was a perfect dress for an island wedding. I loved capturing the way Bret looked at his new bride. You could tell they were so in love by the way they interacted as newlyweds.

After the ceremony and pictures we went to the reception. It was a huge island party complete with lemonade, fresh fruit and dancing. (Her dad was the best dancer and had some great moves!)

I had so much fun shooting this wedding and being a part of Rachel and Bret’s big day!

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PAUL Regopoulos AND ANGELA GUHL | Engagement | Malibu and Pasadena California

I’ve never been West of the Mississippi until this trip to Cali…

I made my way through Hartsfield, boarded the plane, and curled up next to the window.  I could never understand why people aren’t amazed at all the beautiful scenes they’re flying over.  Keep your on-flight movies, I’ll watch the world pass under my feet!

A fews months prior, Angela had called me and asked if I would be willing to come to LA for their engagement shoot.  Of course I said yes.  After lots of emails and two flights, we met at the L.A. airport.  And, yes, the traffic is as bad as it’s reputation says it is!

We spent the weekend eating amazing food and taking me on tours of Pasadena so I could survey the landscape and lighting.  This is one of the prettiest shoots I’ve done thus far!  I loved getting to know Angela and Paul during my time in Pasadena.

It was wonderful to spend some time with such a fun and hospitable couple.  I love getting to know people and wish my job afforded me weekends for all my clients.  I’ve decided to now have at least two meals with couples and their families in preparation for their wedding day.  It’s good to prepare my heart for that day, too.

We went to Old Town Pasadena (The Playhouse, an ice cream shop, and some side streets).  Pretty much anywhere they’re had a great date!  Then to the beaches of Malibu, specifically El Matador. This is a pretty famous beach.  Once I got there I knew why!  California light is so clear and this sunset is pretty magical.

But here are the beautiful photographs below!  Please check them out and leave them some love.  So very excited for your wedding.

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