I am so so super (like I want to go celebrate with a big bowl of moose tracks ice cream and maybe even a party hat) excited to announce to you that BerryTree Photography is expanding to encompass Greenville, SC, Asheville, NC and Charlotte, NC as part of our wedding collections. What does this mean? Weddings in these locations will no longer incur travel fees! I am currently working on branching out to local vendors and planners in these areas to let them know about my new service offerings, but if you happen to know anyone in these areas that is engaged, I would LOVE if you would pass along the information! This is such an exciting time for BerryTree Photography…thank you for the ongoing and continued support!!
In Category: ‘Destination’
I’ve known Kathy from an online forum for the last 8 years. We’d never met in person, but Kathy told me that she loved my photography and that some day she’d get to meet me because she was hiring me if she ever got married! Seeing that Kathy lives in Portland, OR and I live in Atlanta, GA (total opposite all the way across the country from each other) I was hopefully but figured it would be a long stretch to actually make it happen. Imagine my surprise when Kathy contacted me, said she was newly engaged and the only thing she could think about was making sure I could come shoot her wedding…what an honor!
Kathy and Mike’s wedding was gorgeous, but what I remember most about their day was the amount of love that was EVERYWHERE! These two are one special couple…and along with their boys…they have a mighty special family! One of the neatest things about their day was that they included a Persian ceremony to honor Kathy’s heritage! It was so unique and just perfect! Ok…enough from me. Let’s let the pictures do the talking! Enjoy!!
Earlier this year I was lucky enough to get to shoot with my best friend and amazing wedding photographer, Aimee Reynolds. Sometimes, getting to take the roll as a 2nd shooter is an awesome thing to help grow your skills and stretch your limits. As the 2nd photographer, you don’t get to be in charge, you don’t get to stand in the exact position that you want to get “the shot”…so…you have to adapt, and get creative! And sometimes…that’s an amazing thing! Sometimes that challenges you to think differently and in turn makes you a BETTER photographer. That’s what I got to do at this wedding shooting along my best friend! I had a blast and am so excited to share the images with you.
Before the ceremony Kyle’s grandmother gave him a pocket watch that had been his grandfathers who had passed away. This was one of the most touching, heartfelt, moments I’ve ever been apart of. So precious.
Wow! I know I say I am blessed all of the time…but it’s SOOOOO true! Kathy has been a huge fan of BerryTree Photography for a while now and when she got engaged, practically the first thing she did was contact me to see if I could shoot their wedding next June…how sweet is that?! Of COURSE I said yes! A destination wedding in one of my favorite areas of the country?…yes please! She and her fiance, Mike, live in Portland, OR – it is SERIOUSLY beautiful here! (and the no humidity thing…I could get used to this!) While out in Portland for a photography workshop with some awesome photographer friends of mine, I decided to fit in an engagement session for this sweet couple!
Kathy’s dad is a pilot and owns a plane, and so we decided it would be incredibly cool to use it as a prop for their engagement pictures since Kathy and Mike LOVE to travel together! What I didn’t know was just how amazing this session was going to be. I brought my awesome friend and Portland photographer Amber Anderson along and as soon as we got there Kathy’s sweet dad asked us if we wanted to see Portland/Washington from the air! Um…yes please! I have never flown in a small airplane before and it was an incredible experience! We got to see 5 mountain peaks including Mt. Hood, Mt. Rainer, and Mt. Saint Helens…breathtaking! Thank you so much to Kathy, her father Jim, and the whole family for this amazing adventure!
Now onto the pictures! First…a few from up in the air…then…the engagement session! Hope you love them as much as I do!
Mt. Saint Helens on the left an I think Mt. Adams on the right…
Las Vegas, NV | Destination Wedding Photographer | BerryTree Photography – Sara and Josh are married!June 21, 2011
One of the incredible perks of my job is getting to travel. Last year I got to shoot weddings in Maine and San Diego. Coming up on the books are weddings in Pennsylvania and Oregon. And Josh and Sara asked me to be a part of their special day in Las Vegas!! Seriously…how lucky am I? Josh and Sara live here in ATL but most of Sara’s family is from New Zealand. So…a destination wedding in Las Vegas seemed like the perfect place to meet up and celebrate! I was excited beyond measure to get to shoot this wedding…the glitz, the glam, the lights…what photographer wouldn’t be? But what surprised me most was just how ROMANTIC Las Vegas can be! Of course…Sara and Josh being completely in love with each other didn’t hurt…made my job easy! The wedding took place at a catholic church on the strip (who knew??) and the reception was at the Bellagio! Let me tell you…not only the best wedding food I’ve ever had…but some of the best food EVER. The sea bass was to. die. for.! Josh and Sara thank you so much for inviting me out to capture your wedding day…it was truly and honor!
Thank you so so much to the fabulous Amber of Amber Anderson Photography for coming along to shoot this wedding with me. I had a BLAST getting to hang out with you for a few days in such a fun city and you helped more than you know on the wedding day…you are amazing and I’m so glad to call you my friend and fellow amazing photographer!
My little bro’s wedding…sigh…. Between Andrew getting married and Alex graduating from UGA two weeks later, we are all officially “grown ups” now! My how time files! I still remember the hours of wrestling, building forts in the woods, riding our bikes down the Tremonte Lane hill as fast as we could go without holding on, clearing off the pond and ice skating in the woods and so many other fond memories. But…now we are all grown up. And what a blessing that is! God is god, and God provides and God has blessed Andrew and our entire family with his amazing new wife Weslyn. Girl, I am so happy that you are now a part of our family! Not only do you help even out the girl vs. boy score, I can tell already that we are going to have many many years of fun, memories, and sister to sister chats! Here are a few images from the “getting ready” stage of the wedding! There are so many great images that I want to post that I’m going to do this in stages. So for tonight….here is Round 1! Enjoy!