Anna and Chris got married at their grandparents farm in Georgia. Anna chose a dusty rose and gray-blue for their wedding colors which complemented the southern theme perfectly. Chris looked great in a navy suit and Anna was stunning in a ball gown with lace embellishments. Anna wore sparkly pink Toms under her dress, cute and comfortable!
One of my favorite parts of the wedding was before the ceremony. Chris and Anna decided to do a first look before the ceremony which was so fun to capture. Chris was blindfolded part of the time which added to the suspense. I loved the look on his face when he saw his bride on such a special day. They were both so excited to be married, and it showed in their pictures! Chris and Anna, I had such a good time working with you and I wish you all the best in your marriage!
“Tripp was critically injured when a large tree branch fell onto his head Monday, October 29th.”
I can’t remember how I stumbled upon to Tripp’s site. His family writes about his recovery process:
“Tripp is a fighter and he pulled through and we have never looked back. He is in rehab now and even though he is making tiny babysteps, he is moving forward. I cherish every moment with him… I want him to know how much he is loved. He is a very special boy and thank you all for loving him too.”
What a brave kid. What a wonderful story. This little guy is a fighter and nothing shy of a miracle!
I wrote to the Halstead’s… and they wrote back. Saying that, they have told quite a few photographers no, but would enjoy a session and I could come visit in the next few days. I was so excited!! With my coffee in hand, and then making sure I had found the right house, I was greeted by Bill and Tripp’s Grandma (in her PJ’s)!
It went so well! They’re quite photogenic. One of my favorite things about the session was how we caught some very ever-so-subtle smiles when we mentioned race car driving or naming him as our sea captain!
It was a privilege to meet such a wonderful and strong family. You have to be tenacious to love and to love well-and this family is a wonderful example of how that should look.
If you’d like to read more about the Halstead’s or Tripp’s progress, click here: www.teamboom4tripp.com. Donate or leave a little love!
Laura and Austin met at a party their freshman year of college at the University of Georgia. Their story is packed with adventures from their travels. One of the best memories they shared with me was when Austin proposed on their third anniversary on a private dock in Savannah. Laura tells the story with avid joy still to this day.
They got married at the University of Georgia Chapel on a pretty day in March. I love when a couple show cases their romantic sentiments. Austin teared up when seeing his bride come down the aisle. Her mother escorted her in strapless gown, since her father had passed. Not to be forgotten, he was honored by his initials being sewn onto the inside of her dress-her something blue!
Laura wore a beautiful A-line dress with delicate beading on the side and a gorgeous lace veil. She had a black and ivory color scheme with hints of mint green. It was perfect for a spring wedding.
Austin has a rather calm demeanor, but don’t let that fool you. He’s a heck of a dancer and got the crowd going into the late hours. Amidst his amiable demeanor is quite the charismatic man that Laura fell head over heals for.
One of my favorite memories captured was when the trolley was a no-show… Laura strolled right up to Broad Street and hailed cab. Side note, she is a CBS news anchor. And she’s a gorgeous, fearless woman, for sure! On a softer note, Laura and Austin Skyped their grandparents during the whole wedding because they were’t able to make it. How sweet is that?
Their reception was at the Melting Point. Laura and Austin had a great time dancing and singing on stage and celebrating their day. Their friends and family were so fun and full of energy which made the day really fun! I loved getting to know them and shoot their wedding!
Laura and Austin, thank you for letting me shoot your wedding! You are both wonderful and gracious beyond measure. I wish you all the best in the many years to come!
A little side note for you brides-to-be. I often photograph many families who have things that make them unique. Loved ones who are present or loved ones who are not. Fanciful decor or sentimental treasures. Expensive, break-the-bank weddings or a home-grown, intimate affair. I can say, without doubt, that your wedding is going to be beautiful. You don’t necessarily need to follow the guidelines perfectly. Live a little, play a little, break the rules. This is your wedding day! By honoring your guests and cherishing the love that you have found-you will bless those that are in attendance. Just don’t sweat the details.