Archive for Feb 2012

So I promised I would start blogging again and this is the first installment of the promise!  And…one of my favorite weddings EVER!  The bride, Molly, has become a dear friend of mine.  We have joked forever that we are the same person!  We have SO many of the same idea, beliefs, likes…it’s honestly a little crazy!  Molly had her hand in SO many of the details and the personal touches really added to the uniqueness of this wedding.  My heart just sang photographing every last detail…and there are so many more I didn’t even show here!  Molly loved wedding planning so much (and was so awesome at it!) that she is know a wedding planner herself!  Check out http://www.chanceycharmweddings.com/ if you are still in need of a wedding planner! Ok…onto the pictures and I’ll try to explain some of the awesomeness along the way!

 Molly was a jewelry major at UGA and hand made both her and Matt’s wedding rings!  Seriously amazing right?  Other awesomeness in this picture?  The ring pillows were also hand made by a friend of Molly’s – even the hand embroidery!

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Engraving that Molly hand stamped in Matt’s ring!  So sweet!

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More handmade goodness…yep!  Those ties are custom made as well!2011 07 232 Athens, GA | William Daniell House | Molly & Matt | Wedding

2011 07 2312 Athens, GA | William Daniell House | Molly & Matt | WeddingMolly found her dress in an antique store!  It’s a 1920′s vintage party dress in almost perfect condition…and she only paid $89!  Bargain of the century!  I believe so!

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Holy talented friends!  More handmade goodness in the hair accessories and earrings!  Earrings by: http://ashleybuchananjewelry.com/2011 07 2319 Athens, GA | William Daniell House | Molly & Matt | Wedding2011 07 237 Athens, GA | William Daniell House | Molly & Matt | Wedding

Molly and her sisters are all married!!

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Molly’s stepmom made this cake…seriously one of my most favorite cakes ever!  It’s SO me!  Told you Molly and I are the same person!2011 07 2318 Athens, GA | William Daniell House | Molly & Matt | Wedding2011 07 2320 Athens, GA | William Daniell House | Molly & Matt | Wedding

This crow knew how to party!

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Molly breaking it down!2011 07 2323 Athens, GA | William Daniell House | Molly & Matt | Wedding

Perfect Southern ending to a wedding when it involves Krispy Kreme!2011 07 2322 Athens, GA | William Daniell House | Molly & Matt | Wedding2011 07 2324 Athens, GA | William Daniell House | Molly & Matt | Wedding

Wedding season is about to start up again!  Yippee!  My first wedding of the year is on February 25th and I’m READY to get back out there and start shooting all of my precious brides and grooms!  But before the craziness begins again I was able to take a much needed vacation to San Diego for a week and a half.  Today is my last day here, and I’m so sad to be leaving this incredible weather to come back to a cold and windy ATL.  So…I thought I’d share a bit of my trip with ya’ll and relive all of the amazing adventures I’ve had!

Days 1-5

The BEST friends a girl could ask for got to hang out!  I am incredibly close with 6 other photographers who live all over…literally!  Gulf Shores, AL – Dallas, TX – San Diego, CA – Portland, OR – Edmonton, Canada and Ottawa, Canada!  Seriously I am blessed beyond measure to call each of them my friend!  We try to get together at least once a year in one of our hometowns and explore the area as well as save plenty of time for girl talk!  You might remember my Portland trip in August….this time it was San Diego!  We started our trip with a day at Coronado.  So pretty and such history!

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The next day we did Disneyland…and we did it right!  We got to the park at 9am and didn’t leave until midnight!  15 hours STRAIGHT baby!  As we walked in the gates we were skipping down the street…when we left we were bending over…stretching our backs…rubbing our knees…we were exhausted but had the time of our lives!

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The rest of the weekend we went shopping, ate lots of yummy food, watched a few sunsets and in general just had lots of girl time.  It is so awesome to be with a bunch of friends where you click on so many levels.  Yes, we had our fair share of nerdy photographer talk, but most of the weekend was spent talking about husbands, kids, dating (me!), things going on in our lives, and already talking about our next time we’ll get together!  Love these girls!

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We did fit in a little time for a photoshoot – THIS is what happens when 7 photographers that are usually BEHIND the camera get together and decide to try and take a nice portrait and be on the other side of the lens…things turn CRAZY!  Told ya we have fun doing ANYTHING!

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Days 6-11

All of my girls left on Monday, but I stayed behind to hang out with Shari and her family for the rest of the week!  She has two precious little girls (5 year old twins) that I totally “used” to get to have more fun!  Wednesday we decided to take a walk and enjoy some of the gorgeous California scenery!  Seriously…isn’t this amazing!?  And…Shari and I had a hot date together!  :-P

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Friday we went back to Disney…so amazing to see Disney again but through children’s eyes.  They just LIT up when they saw the princesses….so incredibly adorable! And I got to meet Mickey!

San Diego2 San Diego!  | BerryTree Photography | Wedding PhotographerFriday brought Sea WORLD!!!  One of my favorite places E.V.E.R.!  There is something just so magical about marine animals…they make my heart smile!  A great time was had by all!

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Saturday, Shari, her husband Travis and I went on a hike at Torrey Pines!  The trail leads to the Pacific Ocean and ends in amazing views!  We don’t get rock cliffs and scenery like this in GA!  Who wants to get married here?  I would LOVE to shoot a wedding with these views!  Incredible!

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I leave tomorrow and while I’m sad to leave San Diego, I’m also glad to get back to GA and get back into the swing of things…wedding season…HERE I COME!