wedding photographer

Stephen & Shawna

5-31-2019


 

So this particular wedding happens to be very special to us… This is my Aunt! I’m getting all teary eyed just going back through all of these photos. I mean, just look at her, she’s stunning! Stephen and she are just so happy and it melts my heart.

The wedding took place at Shawna’s parent’s home in Madison Georgia. The weather was great and just look at all the flowers in bloom.

Some of our family including myself, drove up to Madison the day before to help get the house and grounds ready. It was so fun to get to spend a little extra time with my mom, sister and grandparents as we anticipated the day to come.

Shawna spent the morning in Augusta getting her hair and makeup done and then drove out to Madison to look over some final details for the day. Once Stephen and the rest of the family had arrived it was time for the ceremony to start. It was such a beautiful and intimate wedding day.

I am so happy for the both of them and their little family and can’t wait to see where God takes them in this new journey in both of their lives.

 
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Vendors List

Photography - Beauty & Beard Photography @beautyandbeardphoto

Hair - Tristen Real / Studio 285

Makeup - Alexis Senesac

Catering - Pine and Plum Catering

Monte & Christiana

5-18-2019


 

Quinney Oaks Plantation is beautiful just like Christiana and Monte and their love for each other. The whole day was filled with stunning details and sweet traditions right down to the sixpence in her shoe and burying a bottle of bourbon on the venue site a month before the ceremony (which we learned is to ward off bad weather…it worked).

The girls started off the day getting ready in a cabin at Magnolia Springs Park in Millen Georgia, which looked out over a gorgeous pond. While preparations for the day began the ladies began their primping. Much of the time at the cabin was a wonderful time to just be around family and friends as they were pampered for the day ahead. There were snacks galore; of which the little flower girl seemed to like more than anything. As time drew closer to leave for the venue Christiana applied her final touch of nail polish to complete her look, and off we went.

Upon arrival at the venue we spent some time with the guys who had been hanging out in an on-site carriage house. After capturing the fun moments and laughter at this lighthearted part of the day, the men set off to complete the bourbon bottle tradition. Legend has it that if you bury a full bottle of bourbon upside down exactly a month before the ceremony and that it will ward off any bad weather. We have only witnessed this southern tradition once but, so far it’s one for one!

The ceremony was elegant and heart felt in a beautiful garden behind the plantation home. Each bridesmaid looked amazing in their black dresses which popped against the white gardenia bouquets, and the groomsmen looked very dapper in their white suits and black bow ties.

After the ceremony, the newlyweds were introduced and they went into their first dance. After a moment they invited all the couples up to dance with them. It was very touching to see them sharing that special moment with all their loved ones and friends.

I definitely cannot forget to mention how much we love the catering at Quinney Oaks. The food is always amazing and you can tell that it is made with love. Kirk and Judy Rocker, the owners of the plantation, are always wonderful and are there throughout the day to make sure everything goes smoothly.

Towards the end of the reception, there was a special unexpected toast with a bottle of late harvest Zinfandel that their family had made and bottled many years ago for this very occasion. There were lots of tears over the heart felt moment as the cork was popped and glasses were poured for everyone, the toast was made “May the worst days of your future be better than the best days of your past.”

Finally the guests showed the couple off with a beautiful sparkler exit as Chistiana and Monte walked out of the 1920’s plantation home, they road off into the night and will be taking their honeymoon to St. Lucia towards the end of June.

 
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Vendors List

Photography - Beauty & Beard Photography @beautyandbeardphoto

Venue - Quinney Oaks Plantation

DJ - Jordan Watts – EYN Entertainment

Flowers - April Mock – Into the Fields Flowers

Hair & Makeup - Rachel Biestman – Maq & Mane

Catering - Quinney Oaks Plantation

Photo Booth - Jasmine Wiley – JW Impressions

Cake - Tonia Bryant

Campground - Magnolia Springs

Hotel - Hampton Inn

Jeremy & Julianna

4-27-2019


 

Jeremy and Jules are such a cool couple! We met them at a bridal expo last year and come to find out we had mutual friends that we have done acting headshots for quite a bit. We met up with them later over coffee and just hanging out and remember it like it was yesterday and just talking about their love for one another and all things Harry Potter among a bunch of other films that we love to nerd out over! We have to say that we had been looking forward to this wedding for a long time for a lot of reasons and it was such a perfect day! They have surrounded themselves with so many fun, loving and hilarious people and the special touches like her Grandfather’s pocket watch and the green dresses and ring that goes with Julianna’s birth stone were so personal and perfect! The girls started off their day at the Hilton Garden Inn in Augusta and then everyone met up at the beautiful Savannah Rapids Pavilion for the ceremony and reception. We know they’ll continue to be an amazing couple and we’re excited to see what married life will hold in store for them!

 
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Vendors List

Photography - Beauty & Beard Photography @beautyandbeardphoto

Venue - Savannah Rapids Pavilion

Hair & Makeup - Cara Woodward

Coordinator - Elizabeth Canas

Catering - Rachel Miller

Cake- Cotton Bug Bakery

Dress - David’s Bridal

Sam & Audrey

4-6-2019


 

We met Audrey last May when Austin and Melodi got married and already knew she was a sweetheart! She reached out because she loved the wedding photos from that wedding and from seeing how we worked at the wedding and so we knew we would enjoy this wedding a lot. It was literally so beautiful and such a perfect day. It took place at Audrey’s grandmother’s house in Greenwood and had a beautiful and big (yet steep) back yard right on the lake so they had everyone come out there and as you can see, it was such a gorgeous backdrop to the ceremony!

 
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