There's a funny story about how this bride and groom came about using me to be their engagement and wedding photographer. Back in the summer I was on 11Alive for a short little story about people getting scammed (luckily I did not get scammed, just a warning story about a wedding industry scam going around). The sister of my client went to middle school with me and her mom saw me on tv and remembered who I was. Her daughter would be getting married next year and called me up to do their wedding photography; you just never know where you might meet someone or get a referral from! I am so happy that Chade and David chose me to document this special time in their lives!
Chade and David met online a few years ago and remained friends for quit some time before starting up a relationship and it has been fireworks ever since. The chemistry between these two lovebirds is undeniable as they were meant to be together.
Oh Ansley. What can I say about this beautiful young woman, nothing bad that's for sure! This blonde bombshell is my cousin. I'm a little late on posting this senior session as I am finally forcing myself to catch up on my session blogging because she has already graduated from college, taken on 2 internships and accepted to her dream job! When Ansley first told me she wanted to work with dolphins with a psychology degree I was utterly confused, but I was being the naive one and did my research and realized just how ambitious she was. She landed an incredible internship down in the keys working with their dolphin program down there (ummm dream job!!) then came home and landed HER dream internship at the Atlanta Aquarium, the place she wanted to work from the start. I am seriously so proud of her and everything I know she is going to accomplish in her life- next stop... a mermaid dolphin session?? What do you think Ans...lol
Megan and Jonathan... two of the most salt of the earth people I have had the pleasure of getting to know through my photography business. I seriously am blessed with incredible clients all across the board. People ask me all the time to tell them horror stories from nightmare clients but I don't have any and I want to keep it that way, haha! Anyways, back to Megan and Jon; they knew they wanted an intimate beach or bayside wedding and fell in love with The Destin Bay House once they visited. I will forever be singing their praises to all future clients; I want to shoot at this venue a million more times, it will never get old!
After a relaxing morning sipping champagne with Megan, her mom and mother in law we were able to casually enjoy taking portraits by the water, soaking in the warm sun at the ceremony and bundling up as the bay breeze washed over us in the evening. This day couldn't have been more perfect, I wish Jonathan and Megan a lifetime of happiness and endless love.
Venue: The Destin Bay House
Brides Dress: Bride Beautiful
Grooms Suit: Tommy Bahama
Hair and Makeup: Angela Cox Mueller from Powder N Paint
Flowers: It's a Perfect Day
Caterer: The Eventful Planner
You may recognize this dress from yesterday's post, there is a part 2! After we finished up at the storage unit we went to a friends private property to finish up our shoot with a concept completely opposite of the colorful and bright storage unit part 1. I was going for a woodland high fashion vogue style concept. Let me know in the comments if you believe I achieved that!
I believe it's very important as a photographer to take time to do a photoshoot just for you, to spark your creativity. Believe me, I love more than anything when my clients give me complete creative control and let me express these epic ideas in my head, but it doesn't always happen and its completely fine. That's why I put together this photoshoot- for this red dress! I was out running errands with my boyfriend when we passed by this storage unit building and I just knew this was THE location for THE red dress.
This was so much fun to shoot, I got to spend the afternoon with my amazingly talented friend who is also named Katie creating beautiful images together!
Location: Peachtree Industrial Self Storage (Thank you to the owner for letting us shoot there)
Hair & Makeup: Katie Coon (Yours Truly <3)
This dress is still available to my clients if they want to use it, it's a true size 0.