Have I mentioned that I’m really behind on blogging? Well I am. In fact, I’m horrible at it. I am completely up to date on Facebook…I post sneak peeks of all of my sessions and weddings within 48 hours after shooting them, but for some reason I have a hard time keeping up with the blog. I posted the following on FB “Who wants to be next that I haven’t blogged yet?? First bride or groom to comment here…you’re it! Getting back on this blogging train!!” and well…Katy responded with “Ours! LOL” So…it’s been over a year since her wedding…but…here it is! Maybe consider it an anniversary post?? :-P Katy is a super sweet friend of mine that I met through church. For 2 years we were able to “do life together” and enjoy the pleasures of becoming intimately involved in each other’s lives through our single women’s small group. And now…we are both MARRIED women! It was such a blessing to capture this sweet friend’s wedding day! Enjoy!
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Stephanie and Mark’s wedding was extra special for me. Why…because Stephanie and I have known each other since high school! Yep…we met 17 years ago! (Wait! How did I get to be 32 again? HS seems like it was just yesterday!) Stephanie and I both played flute in the marching band! She and Mark also met in HS and got engaged after 12 years of dating!! All of their friends and family were more than excited to see this wedding day come to life! One of my favorite things about Stephanie’s wedding is that she incorporated a slight “Alice in Wonderland” theme into her day…check out their images below and see what all you can pick out! Thank you so much for having me guys! It was a real honor to get to capture your day for such longtime friends!
Izak and Nadia both moved here from South Africa…she in 2000 and he in 2001. Izak is the country mouse, and Nadia the city mouse. When Izak arrived in the US, Nadia was asked to show him around town and the rest is history! I just loved this wedding! Not only did Nadia and Izak create so many of the lovely details themselves (including the STUNNING backdrop to get married in front of) they encorporated a bunch of little South African touches as well including signs with Aafricans, protea (the national flower of South Africa), his mother’s amazing South African dessert, a crazy crowd roaring speech, and a rugby ball to toss the garter! Such a fun wedding that I’ll never forget! Enjoy!
I don’t even know where to begin with this post! Erin and I hit it off from the moment we met! Ering, being a photographer her self spent a lot of time researching to find the right photographer for her wedding…and I’m SO glad she found me! Not only did Erin plan and have an amazing wedding, she has become a dear friend to me! Her wedding was amazing…which is evident from the below. I couldn’t even start to choose which images to share with you and I didn’t want you to miss any of the awesome details…so this might be the longest post ever! I’ll try to add some comments along the way to help explain all of the awesomeness! Enjoy! P.S. ~ Thanks to the innkeeper, Cheryl, at Madison Oaks for always being fabulous! And my amazing friend Aimee Reynolds for helping me shoot this wedding!
custom made vow box with handwritten vows…awesome!
I could take pictures of Erin all day long…you are gorgeous girl!
super sweet first look! Love these moments!
handmade cufflinks – <3 U Scrabble letters!
Erin’s Grandmother was named Gussie…so we had to use this cute shop for a few fun images!
Erin’s maiden name is Burney…when we saw this street sign we just had to stop!
Madison Oaks…ahh…love this amazing place!Erin’s dress was custom made…can we say gorgeous? And I love this camera detail as well…of course!
Erin and Kyle hand built and wood burned personalized benches for the ceremony…amazing!
Erin and Kyle did a foot washing during their ceremony…so special!
the details of this wedding were incredible! Keep scrolling…forever…
Each table had a pendant with a name of a local GA landmark…this Turner Field/Atlanta Braves one was my favorite!
Erin’s dad custom built this lemonade stand! Serious talent in this family!!
we had to sneak away for a few sunset pictures right before the party began!
a bike exit…why of course! The cuteness just continues!
Canonball!! These two are awesome!!!
Everett and Nashawn booked me for their wedding a year and a half before their big day. Needless to say…I was so excited when their wedding finally rolled around! These two are full of so much life and are the perfect fit for each other! Their day was gorgeous, but one of my favorite moments was their coreographed dance…it was incredible and they surprised everyone! Enjoy…these ones are fun!
I was so excited to get to shoot Ellen and Stephen’s wedding this summer! Not only are they incredible, down to earth people, they had their reception at Berry College…my alma mater and the namesake of BerryTree Photography! You’ll see from the images how amazing their day was and what an incredible place Berry College is! Ellen and Stephen had a morning wedding and a lunch reception and then afterwards we had a blast wandering around the mountain campus of Berry and utilizing it’s breathtaking scenery for some incredible images! Make sure you check out the ones of Ellen riding piggyback in her ballgown! So classic! I loved that they were up for anything…including climbing up into a tree for a picture! I had a blast with you two! Thanks so much for allowing me to capture your day!
Earlier this fall I was super blessed to get to help capture the wedding of Colleen and Sean. My amazingly talented friend, Amber Anderson, was contracted to shoot this wedding and since I lived a mere 6 hours away, I decided to make the trip with her to help her shoot it! What better than a road trip with one of your best friends and then getting to shoot a gorgeous wedding once you reach your destination! Sometimes it’s good for the soul to step into a 2nd photographer position where you can work on shooting things differently or challenge yourself in ways you couldn’t as the primary shooter – and we had a blast together! Below are just a few of my images from the day. I hope you enjoy!
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!!
Jenna and Matt are one of those couples that you instantly love. They are both laid back and incredibly calm, but also have an adventurous spirit and are up for anything! I knew this to be true when they decided to have their engagement pictures taken at the county fair…how fun! (P.S. – I can’t believe I never shared those here…they’ll be posted soon!) Their wedding day was gorgeous! Simple, and organic, with touches of gray, blue, and green scattered throughout their day. I love that instead of flowers, they used plants for their centerpieces that could then be taken home and enjoyed for years to come! The background of the Foundry at Puritan Mill provided the perfect juxtaposition of industrial and organic for a truly unique wedding that was a joy to capture!
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.