Lafayette Square Elopement | Destination Savannah | Marian & David

Lafayette Square Elopement with a twist!

David and Marian traveled from Florida to be married by Rev. Joe Wadas in Savannah’s Historic Lafayette Square. As it turned out, a Japanese TV production company, TopSpin Creative, was in town filming for a one-hour weekly travel documentary series, “The World Travel on Foot” for NHK, the largest public broadcaster in Japan.  For the documentary, the camera walks through the streets to find people doing interesting things, and has a brief conversation with them about the city and their lives.  They were filming a segment on Savannah, and David and Marian’s elopement was part of the feature that aired in July on NHK!

That was definitely a first for me and we had such fun participating in the show. Marian told me later, “I still think about our little ceremony every day and how perfect it was.”

You can view the documentary HERE (our footage appears at 27min, so you can forward to that part. And of course it is all in Japanese, so I hope they are saying nice things about us lol) 

Congratulations to Marian & David!

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Are you recently engaged and looking for a Savannah or Tybee wedding photographer? Please check out my recent Engagement Sessions or Weddings, and if you like my style I would love to hear from you! Call 912-414-0824 or send me an EMAIL to schedule a session or just chat!

North Beach Family Portraits | Tybee Island | Contratto Family

North Beach family session on Tybee!

The Contrattos traveled all the way from Kentucky for their beach vacation on Tybee Island. We had escaped the thunderstorms and it turned out to be a beautiful evening for some beach fun. Even the seagulls cooperated. Loved this sweet family.

Are you looking for a family portrait photographer that covers Daufuskie Island, Savannah or Tybee Island? View more of my recent family sessions and if you like my style I would love to hear from you! 

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Savannah Family Portraits | Historic Forsyth Park | Tinsley Family

Savannah Family Portraits | Tinsley Family

The Tinsleys recently found out that their 3 year old daughter Ava has stage 3 high-risk neuroblastoma, which is localized, but very aggressive. Over the next year she will endure 5 rounds of chemotherapy, during which she will be in the hospital for several days and then home recovering for a few weeks, surgery, at least two trips to Atlanta for stem cell collection and transplant, radiation, and then immunotherapy.

They asked me to photograph their family so they could document some special family moments together before the long road of treatments begin (she already had her first chemo treatment and it went well).  It meant a lot to me to be able to capture some happy memories for them. Older sister Ella and my son Henry have been classmates in daycare, Pre-K and now are in the same kindergarten class. Ella is a little firecracker and is very comfortable in front of the camera. She is so cute and calls me “Henry’s Mom”.  Ava was a little shy but warmed up quickly and I think we got some precious images. She is a strong little girl with a big heart and I know she will beat this!

If you would like to help the Tinsleys, a GoFundMe account has been set up to help with medical and travel expenses over the next year for Ava’s treatment and recovery.

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Are you looking for a family portrait photographer that covers Daufuskie Island, Historic Savannah or Tybee Island? Take a peek at more of my recent family sessions and if you like my style I would love to hear from you! 

Olde Pink House Wedding | Destination Savannah | Maria & Jay

 

I have a gorgeous Olde Pink House wedding to share with you today! Maria and Jay traveled all the way from New York to be married in Historic Downtown Savannah. It is obvious that they were meant to be together and I was honored to be a part of their special day.

 

Maria writes, “It’s funny how life has a way of coming full circle. When I had my first date with Jay, neither one of us was interested in another date. I’d met him around 2007 while I was working part-time as a personal assistant for a Broadway director. Jay’s a classical musician, and I was in charge of getting the band where it needed to go. We’d hit it off instantly and I was hoping he would ask me out — when he finally did, I was elated — but it totally bombed.

 

Fast forward to 2012, Jay’s flipping through the newspaper and finds an article about a book I’d just written. He sent a text message to congratulate me and asked me out on a belated second date. We’ve been together ever since! We married at the Olde Pink House exactly three years from that second date.
Since we live in New York City and Jay grew up in Alaska, and I grew up moving around, we decided a cozy, destination wedding, made the most sense and would allow us more time with our guests. Our families had to fly anyway, so we chose Savannah — we’d always wanted to go and it was much more economical than Manhattan. We planned the entire weekend sight-unseen so we could stay a few extra days and explore the city for our honeymoon. We loved ALL our vendors! It was a mix of a lot of research and a pinch of luck… the result was pure joy!”
 

 

Photography: Diane Dodd
Officiant: Rev. Joe Wadas
Ceremony/Reception site: Olde Pink House
Flowers: A to Zinnias
Hairstylist: Marie Bramlett

 

Are you recently engaged and looking for a Savannah or Tybee wedding photographer? Please check out my recent Engagement Sessions or Weddings, and if you like my style I would love to hear from you! Call 912-414-0824 or send me an EMAIL to schedule a session or just chat!

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Oglethorpe Square Elopement | Destination Savannah | Jamie & Terrance

Jamie and Terrance traveled to Savannah and chose Oglethorpe Square as the gorgeous setting for their elopement. It was a lovely summer day for the exchanging of vows between the beautiful couple and a few close friends and family. I arrived a little early in order to capture the “first look” between the bride and groom before the ceremony. As you can see in the first pictures below, Terrance was overcome with emotion when he saw his bride for the first time! The ceremony was short and sweet, and afterwards we ventured around the square for a few more photo opps with the Newlyweds. It was a perfect day!

Congratulations to Jamie and Terrance!

Officiant: Rev. Schulte
Flowers: Garden on the Square
Location: Oglethorpe Square

Are you recently engaged and looking for a Savannah or Tybee wedding photographer? Please check out my recent Engagement Sessions or Weddings, and if you like my style I would love to hear from you! Call 912-414-0824 or send me an EMAIL to schedule a session or just chat!

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Columbia Square | Savannah Family Portraits | Kalani + Dan

Kalani + Dan’s Savannah Family Portraits in Columbia Square!

This was my second time photographing this adorable family. Last year (view here) baby Armana was only 6 months old- boy has she changed! She was so curious and running all around, we had a great time in the square!

Are you looking for a family portrait photographer that covers Daufuskie Island, Historic Savannah or Tybee Island? View more of my recent family sessions and if you like my style I would love to hear from you! 

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Historic River Street | Savannah Couple’s Session | Chris + Meagan

Chris + Meagan’s River Street Couple’s session!

Chris and Meagan met in Savannah and were married on a Savannah Riverboat. Their jobs are taking them on a new adventure, so they contacted me to document their last photo shoot as Savannah residents. Meagan wanted some fun and creative shots downtown on River Street- she is also a SCAD Grad, so she had some great ideas for “Artsy” images using shadows and reflections. They were so much fun and such an adorable couple! Best wishes in your new town, Savannah will miss you!

Are you looking for a Savannah Photographer to capture your engagement, wedding or special event? If yes then please check out my recent Engagement Sessions or Weddings, and if you like my style I would love to hear from you! Call 912-414-0824 or send me an EMAIL to schedule a session or just chat!

 

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Forsyth Park Wedding | Savannah Weddings | Tara & Lonnie

Tara + Lonnie’s picturesque summer Savannah destination wedding in Forsyth Park!

Their Story:
“We actually met through an online dating service. I saw Lonnie’s picture, and thought he was cute, so I sent him a message, and the rest is history. We chose Savannah because I lived in the area for a few years and knew how beautiful it was.
I saw a wedding in Forsyth Park one day, and since then it has been my dream to get married in front of the fountain. We wanted a fun no fuss wedding in a beautiful place, so I talked Lonnie, and all of our family members into making it one big vacation with a wedding thrown in.”

 

Wedding Planner:  Everlasting Occasions

Hair and Makeup:  Savannah Makeup Professionals

Flowers:  Kato Floral Designs

Cake: Delectable Designs

Horse & Carriage: Madison Tour Company

Violinist: Weddings With Strings Attached

Pedicab: Savannah Pedicab

Wedding Gown: Vera Wang

Flower Girl Dess & Shoes: Melissa Jane Boutique

 

Are you recently engaged and looking for a Savannah or Tybee wedding photographer? Please check out my recent Engagement Sessions or Weddings, and if you like my style I would love to hear from you! Call 912-414-0824 or send me an EMAIL to schedule a session or just chat!

 

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Tybee Island Destination Elopement | Tybee Weddings | Emily + Justin

Emily + Justin’s Tybee Island Destination Wedding was so perfect and sweet. they traveled all the way from Minnesota to have their wedding on Tybee. Local officiant Bill Gillespie performed the ceremony in front of the couples family and close friends. There was definitely a lot of love flowing that day. Congratulations to Emily + Justin!!

The Story: “We met when I delivered him a pizza in MN. We both have family in GA and I spent many summers going to Tybee. After we fell in love I had to take him and his family to Tybee. They too fell in love with this amazing island. Since we have family close by and this place is our little piece of heaven, Justin suggested it as our place to exchange vows. I agreed instantly”.

Are you recently engaged and looking for a Savannah or Tybee wedding photographer? Please check out my recent Engagement Sessions or Weddings, and if you like my style I would love to hear from you! Call 912-414-0824 or send me an EMAIL to schedule a session or just chat!

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