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The Artistry is in the Details

Category: Engagements | July 25th, 2017

There are a few great reasons to hire a professional photographer. One is that we have a great eye for detail. We can find a wonderful area for great photos and make it appear to be even better than it actual is in real life. This could include moving trash cans, fixing stray hairs or cropping out dumpsters. For Ellen and Steven’s engagement session I loved how the tree was framing the couple and the white trees in the background could be soft and out of focus. When I first moved the couple into the scene I noticed the ugly box. Since I couldn’t move it I hid it behind my groom so I could keep my angle.
 
“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” – Ansel Adams


Sometimes that best part of a wedding day coming together is capturing the love and support friends and family have for our couples. Their story started at Hannah’s home with the girls getting ready. Hannah put her dress on in her room which was so incredibly sweet. It was hard not to cry when her dad saw her for the first time. Next we headed to the church. My favorite moment was watching David have a big embrace with Hannah’s father – so much emotion! After the ceremony we headed back to the family farm for photos and for an informal cocktail hour. Another favorite moment was seeing the two drive off in a four wheeler together – you don’t often see that on a wedding day! I loved photographing them walking on the side road together with just a kiss of light on their hair. In the background you can see orange daylilies in bloom and they matched her bouquet. Then we headed to Pebble Creek for their fun reception. I love how they included lanterns on their tables and an ice cream bar! Thank you to everyone who made their day so much fun! Hannah and David we wish you two all the very best!

Q&A with the couple:
What was the most memorable moment of your day?

Most memorable was seeing David standing there and the interaction between my Dad and David. It was so clear that they cared so much and have a great relationship. It was overwhelming tosee the amount of love and support from our family and friends. Another favorite moment of mine was getting ready with my mom. I’m so thankful for her being there and getting to spend all that time with her. She is truly my best friend and it means everything to me that we had so many happy moments together!
Any advice for future couples?
Be sure to take a minute alone and sit back and enjoy it. It goes so so quickly so savor every second you can with your loved ones.
Funniest memory from your wedding day?
Funniest moment is a hard one! One really funny moment was when my Dad got his snowmobile out to get a picture with David’s friends! They love “Larry the Enticer”! Another amazingly fun moment was the father/daughter dance… We were having so much fun and wanted our guests to have as much fun watching as we did dancing! Songs from the Reception: Our first dance: “You make it look so easy” by Eric Church and Father/daughter dance was a mash up of: “What a wonderful world” by Louie Armstrong, “My house” by Flo Rida, “Timber” by Kesha and Pitbull, “Shake it off” by Taylor Swift, “1000 miles” by Vanessa Carlton, “Call me maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen, and “Can’t stop the feeling” by Justin Timberlake.

Ceremony: St. James White Oak
Photo Location: the family farm
Reception: Pebble Creek Golf Course and Event Center
Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero from Bridal and Formal
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie.com
Menswear: Men’s Warehouse
Hair: Anthony’s Salon
Officiant: Father Tozzi
Ceremony Musicians: Emily and Jenny Bates
Jeweler: Dean from Bacovin Jewelers
Videographers: Happy Kamper
Cake: Sandy Maffey, Desserts by Sandy
DJ: Cincy Wedding Services


These two were such great sports. They drove in from out of town to meet me at a favorite spot. Unfortunately the rain decided to pour just as our session was starting. We had so much fun together catching up and trying to stay dry with our cute umbrellas!


What I love about these two is that you can see their faces just light up when they see each other. Their smiles spread from ear to ear and their eyes sparkle! It was so fun to see them celebrate along with their families. I remember Susan telling me that everyone who would be there was important to them. When the flower girls sat and played with their flower petals during the ceremony everyone just chuckled. The first dance included a surprise cut in request. And at the end of the day it was hard to slip away from all of the fun. What an incredibly beautiful day at Pyramid Hill filled with love and family! We wish you two all the very best! And a big thank to all of the wedding professionals who made everything come together so great.

Ceremony and Reception: Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park, Ancient Museum
Wedding Dress: Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Kotsovos
Groom’s Attire: Romualdo
Makeup: Makeup by Karina
Transportation: A Savannah Nite
Officiant: Bill Proud
Jeweler: Jared’s
Cake: Alpha Choc
Caterer: Jeannette’s Delicacies Catering
Band: Jack Garrett Music
Invitations: Etsy


I remember meeting Abby and Sean at a recent bridal show. They took the time to fill out our Wed Libs with a fun response (it’s my version of mad libs to register for our giveaway). They shared their plans for their wedding at Pyramid Hill. They both love the outdoors and the wedding day will have an eclectic vibe. So when it came time for their engagement session I am so glad they picked French Park. We climbed into a creek, walked through a tall field and even saw deer hanging out. It was great catching up on the wedding plans and I can’t wait for their celebration later this year!