So, clearly I photograph a lot of weddings. But you know what has been absolutely lovely? After nine years (!) of shooting weddings, I’ve started unintentionally (but very gratefully) collecting families that develop out of that wedding. Seeing our clients grow together, adopt pets, and have children has become one of the very best perks of my job as a wedding photographer. Typically, what happens is this: the wedding; then a bit down the road, a maternity session; then a squishy and soft newborn, followed in quick succession by mini sessions in three-month intervals; and finally, we settle into a pattern of annual visits in November, giving us a chance to catch up and capture a sweet yearly photo for holiday cards.
Jasmine and Paul are such clients (and also, great friends). Our first session was three years ago. We spent an absolutely lovely hour in their home, photographing a lifestyle, in-home, engagement session. It involved jumping on the bed, canoodling on the couch, and snuggling with their gigantic pet pony (oops, I mean dog), Jackson. You can see that session HERE.
The following year, I checked an item off my bucket list by traveling with them to Greece to capture their island wedding. It was absolutely everything I imagined a Greek isles wedding to be – sparkling crystal waters, jagged cliffs, fiery sunsets, and so much welcome and warmth from the local residents (many of whom are distantly related to Paul, whose father was born on that very island!). If you’re still reading and into creeping on their photos (as I am), you can see their wedding HERE.
And now, I am so excited to share their latest– a MATERNTIY SESSION! We need to discuss a few things about this: first, Jasmine’s impeccable sense of style with her mustard-color maxi dress. Second, Paul, who is just as handsome as Jasmine is gorgeous. And third, the fact that there are TWO BABIES IN THERE! That’s right – Jasmine is cooking up identical twin boys, and I can’t wait to hold, snuggle, and (of course) photograph them this winter.
PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHER: Aislinn
On a wedding day, there are certain things we expect to see. You expect to see laughs, champagne, and tons of love between two people who are deciding to spend the rest of their lives together. Skye and Bryce though made it all feel different – the way they interacted with each other was as though their love was the only love that ever existed and they were meant for each other.
When I first met Skye, (after our hellos), all she said she wanted was to see and be with Bryce. It was so beautifully refreshing for me because this wedding day to Skye wasn’t about her amazing (and I mean AMAZING) dress, or the beautiful reception, but it was about Bryce and their union. What was even cooler was that the same thing could be said for Bryce.
Their love was something to see, and their wedding was nothing short of breathtaking. Between the gorgeous celestial moon and stars cake, or the projection of their names on the Saengar Theater that could be seen from the balcony, or the amazing ice sculpture in the shape of a W that served beer – it was all a sight to see. The reception was full of Greek dancing, enjoying cigars on the outside deck while watching the football game, and tons and tons of laughter.
The chemistry between them was undeniable. The support they have was undeniable as well. I was thankful to see the two united together as one and wish them many years of love and happiness.
Congrats Skye & Bryce!
PROFESSIONALS WHO MADE IT HAPPEN:
COORDINATION: Noble Events // GETTING READY VENUE: The Battle House Hotel // CEREMONY: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church // RECEPTION: Mobile Contemporary Arts Center // FLOWERS: Ron Barrett // CEREMONY MUSIC: Kathy Vrachalas // DJ: Southern Sounds // TRANSPORTATION: Gulf Coast Tours // CAKES: Couture Cakes and the Pastry Shop // RENTALS: Soho // DRAPING: Southern Sounds // OFFICIANT: Father Elias Stevens // HAIR: Cindy Denson – Coiffure Chic Salon // MAKEUP: Alexandria West – Salon West 54 // WEDDING GOWN DESIGNER: Jorge Manuel and Jarlo // WEDDING GOWN BRIDAL SHOP: Bloomingdales and Jorge Manuel // BRIDES SHOES: Pellemoda // BRIDESMAIDS DRESS SHOP: Bella Bridesmaids // GROOM’S SUIT DESIGNER: Kenneth Cole // GROOM’S SUIT SHOP: Men’s Wearhouse // GROOMSMEN’S SUIT DESIGNER: Kenneth Cole // GROOMSMEN’S SUIT SHOPS: Men’s Wearhouse // // CATERING: Thrive Catering // INVITATIONS: Wedding Paper Divas
One of the qualities I admire most in a person is the ability to unapologetically be who they are. I love discovering quirks and the things that make people unique (because we’ve all got at least one quirky thing about us!), and I really love when clients commit fully to incorporating the things that make them unique into their wedding days.
In Lindsey and Beau’s case that meant (AN AMAZING!!) burgundy tuxedo jacket for the groom, feather boutonnieres handmade by the bride, the three most adorable Scottish terrier ring and flower pups, and a collection of crazy fanny packs (I’m on the hunt for Beau’s unicorn/narwhal pack!) for the groom’s party. Make no mistake though, their wedding wasn’t just quirky and unique; it was also absolutely gorgeous. The oh-so-talented Chloe at Supposey created a stunning outdoor ceremony and reception space full of lush florals, modern gold accents, and the perfect amount of sparkle (because a wedding isn’t the same without a little something sparkly!). Everything truly came together flawlessly and was such a treat to photograph!
Lindsey and Beau, thank you for choosing us to photograph this time in your lives! I so enjoyed working with both of you and Neville!
ASSOCIATE COLLECTION // Principal Photographer: Tiffany // Second Shooter: Rachel O.
PROFESSIONALS WHO MADE IT HAPPEN:
COORDINATION: Sara Gillianne // GETTING READY VENUE: Air Bnb // CEREMONY: Barkley House // RECEPTION: Barkley House // FLOWERS: Supposey // CEREMONY MUSIC: Ashley Lee // DJ: Any Day DJ (Ramsey) // CAKES: Betty Weber // RENTALS: Supposey // DRAPING: Supposey // OFFICIANT: Paul Risner (family friend) // HAIR: Epic // WEDDING GOWN DESIGNER: Allure // WEDDING GOWN BRIDAL SHOP: The Bridal Loft // BRIDAL ACCESSORIES: Etsy // BRIDESMAIDS DRESS DESIGNER: Etsy (Renz Rags) // BRIDESMAIDS DRESS SHOP: Etsy (Renz Rags) // GROOM’S SUIT DESIGNER: Eleganza // GROOM’S SUIT SHOP: Groupon // GROOMSMEN’S SUIT SHOPS: Gent’s Formal Wear // CATERING: The Eventful Planner (Tammy D’Agostino) // INVITATIONS: Minted // PHOTOBOOTH: The Posey Bus // BAR SERVICES: Old Hickory Whiskey Bar // BEER: Gulf Coast Brewery
Honestly, I don’t even really know what I want to write about Stephanie and Brenton’s wedding. It was undeniably one of the most beautiful events I have ever had the pleasure to photograph. Every piece of the day was stunning – Stephanie and her bridesmaids spent the morning enjoying mimosas at Timeless Tanglewood, a private estate in the groom’s family that is incredibly special and luxurious. Stephanie’s gorgeous personal details – her stunning lace gown, sparkly stilettos, and lush bouquet – were framed by the home’s incredible architectural details, reminiscent of European palaces with an Old World aesthetic. Their first look was set on the lawn, with fountains and flowers and trees in every direction. The graceful setting was mirrored by Stephanie and Brenton, who showed kindness and poise throughout the day.
We moved to Temple Beth El for the ceremony, where the couple exchanged vows under the prettiest chuppah, dripping with flowers in soft ivories and blushes. But truthfully, the reception was the showstopper. Stephanie and Brenton constructed a HUGE tent, larger than most ballrooms I’ve seen, complete with a clear top, lights swooping from the beams, and w wood floor. It was absolutely stunning, and the perfect setting for this beautiful couple to dance the night away (which they did so very well!). The band kept the dance floor full all night long – my favorite was the hora, when the bridal couple was hoisted high on chairs as their friends and family circled around them in celebration. An incredible, unforgettable wedding. THANK YOU for letting me be a part of it!
SIGNATURE COLLECTION // Principal Photographer: Aislinn // Second Shooter: Rachel O.
PROFESSIONALS WHO MADE IT HAPPEN:
COORDINATION: Megan K. Events // GETTING READY VENUE: Timeless Tanglewood (Private Home) // CEREMONY: Temple Beth El // RECEPTION: Private Home // FLOWERS: Fiore // CEREMONY MUSIC: I’magen // BAND: Flavor // TRANSPORTATION: Five Flags Trolley and 654 Limo // CAKES: Betty Weber // RENTALS: Soho Events and Rentals // DRAPING,CHANDELIERS,TWINKLE LIGHTS, CHAIRS, TABLE LINENS, LOUNGE FURNITURE: Wedding Walls // LIGHTING: Willow Bridge // OFFICIANT: Rabbi Joel Fleekop // HAIR + MAKEUP: Jacey with Skin Beauty // WEDDING GOWN DESIGNER: Winnie Couture // BRIDESMAIDS DRESS DESIGNER: Jenny Yoo // GROOM’S SUIT DESIGNER: Carrot + Gibbs // GROOMSMEN’S SUIT DESIGNER: Carrot + Gibbs // VIDEOGRAPHY: Sixpence Productions // CATERING: Classic City Catering // PHOTOBOOTH: Viral Booth Atlanta // FIREWORKS: Pyro Shows