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Mrs. and Mrs. Michael Woodall | Wedding | Athens, Georgia | Sams-Hardeman House | Watkinsville First Baptist Church

We first bonded over our mutual love of coffee.  They told me the story of their courtship; how they met at a church bible study and began dating soon thereafter.  These were fun folks to photograph throughout the entirety of the day.

The men wore grey suite and the women navy dresses.  There were bright yellows as accents colors, along with a plethora of hydrangeas and roses.  I loved Stephanie’s wedding gown with the details of lace and A-line shape.

Each guest signed “a book” upon their entry to the ceremony to symbolize a converging of everyone’s stories and lives.  The pastor (Vic Doss) gave a sweet and moving sermonette at the ceremony.  We then took some photographs at the UGA arch and headed to the reception where there were family and friends and food, and lots and lots of coffee.

I loved that their engagement session (a unique book store and coffee date) mimicked the sweet favors of their wedding.  I hope these photographs capture the sentiments and sweet moments of your wedding day!

Many blessings to you both!!

A special thanks to Greta Reynolds for second shooting!

Catering:  Brett’s

Ceremony:  First Watkinsville Baptist

Reception:  Sams-Hardeman House

Cake:  Take the Cake

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Laura MacKensie and Daniel Ondic | Engagement Session | Decatur, Georgia | Lullwater Park

Daniel and Laura are my quirky, fun, model friends!

We photographed their May engagement session in Decatur, where they’ve spent most of their courtship.  We took some shots in front of a few little restaurants, bars, graffiti, and ended at Lullwater Park in downtown Atlanta.

And they were willing, at the spur of the moment, to let me photograph them in front of Marta (this was absolutely top ten on my bucket list of shots) I love the movement in contrast with the stillness of their portrait.  Their one another’s love in this busy, busy world.

Their wedding is next Spring and I know it’s going to be fabulous!

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Michael and Alison Evans | Georgia | Wedding | Trinity on the Hill Methodist Church | Palmetto Terrace at North Augusta Municipal Bldg

Michael and Alison were set up on a blind date by a dear friend several years ago for a Tri Delta formal (I photographed her wedding, as well, so this was double fun for me).  I love attending weddings with past, beloved clients!  Michael proposed to her in front of the fountain on North Campus at the University of Georgia…

we started walking towards Herty Field where I immediately recognized the group of guys standing in front of the fountain in their white shirts and red ties as Michael’s former a cappella group The Accidentals. Michael started talking as we walked down the center of the field towards the group. They were singing “To make you feel my love” which is actually going to be our first dance song. We stood between the fountain and the group when Michael got down on one knee and popped the question!”  

The guys got ready at the Hilton, while the ladies sipped mimosas a few blocks away from the church.  The ceremony was held at Trinity on the Hill.  Their color palette was a classic grey, black, and white.  The flowers were peonies, parrot tulips, hydrangeas wrapped in satin ribbon with pearl pins.

After the ceremony, while driving to the reception site (at the Palmetto Terrace), we had the trolley stop at the middle of the bridge in town and took a few shots!  The reception site had a spectacular view of the river that you could see for miles.  Trumpet vases, mercury glass, and silver lanterns decorated the location as it turned dusk.

They then had a wild party and left to cheers from their friends and family.  Michael and his a cappella group serenaded Alison (and the crowd) with a beautiful hymn just prior to their departure.

I was moved by how many selfless acts this couple chose to give on their wedding day.  Alison wore her friend’s memorial bracelet on her bouquet.  Treated her grandmother to a special birthday cake.  They have loved and loved well!  I’m so grateful to be a part of their wedding day.

“…when I found him whom my soul loves. I held him, and would not let him go…”

Congratulations to this wonderful couple.

Ceremony Site:  Trinity on the Hill UMC

Reception Site:  Palmetto Terrace at North Augusta Municipal Building

Florist:  Karen Clark 

Band:  Bobby & the Aristocats       

Cake: Neil Spurlin

Coordinator:  Nancy Payne     

Videographer:  Russ Feltman

Special thanks to Greta Reynolds for second shooting!

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