wedding photographer

Erik & Caroline

8-18-2019


 

We got to meet Erik & Caroline over coffee back in May and help go over a lot for this wedding but, we were so excited as soon as they mentioned their ring Bear. That’s their dog’s name by the way, “Bear”. He was such a good boy and they were such an amazing couple so we knew we would love this wedding day but, I don’t think we actually knew how much!

Fast forward to August 18th, the wedding day! We got there a little early to work on details and say hey to everyone. We felt right at home with the girls and Morgan got to sing along with the Jonas Brothers they had playing in the girls room while photographing some of the makeup and hair getting done which, if I am being honest, is pretty much her natural state of being. So we photographed the details and snuck off with the dress before the guys showed up so Erik didn’t see and then they showed up a little bit later and so we split off and I went with the guys a little bit later. Their entire bridal party pretty much had us laughing the entire day and were easy to work with which is amazing!

Once everyone was ready we setup for a first look but with a surprise twist! She was going to stay in her robe and hide behind her cutout of Buddy the Elf with a bow tie on and it quickly turned into the funniest and cutest moment between the two of them. Right after that moment had finished, we started taking everyone over to where the horses had run up to have some photos of the girls in their custom robes and a few featuring Erik also. It was literally perfect timing for all of the horses to run up to eat and play (one of them was standing over his food and rolling in it being super playful, it was hilarious) so of course we took advantage before the girls all went and got in their dresses. Fast forward a little to the ceremony and we witnessed one of the most beautiful and intimate ceremonies where they exchanged their own hand written vows to each other and talked about how they met in Ocean City 10 years ago, how they had time apart during college but never completely, how she straight up called it that they would get married one day even though he thought she was crazy, how they lift each other up time and time again and now after all these years, they finally got to tie the knot! We loved hearing all of the vows but, the man vowed to make her all the Rosemary/Lavender drinks that her heart desires which seems like a good deal!

Right after the ceremony we hopped into family photos quickly and then whisked them away for some romantic couples photos in the sunset with the horses (we like to call them neigh neighs) and then drove them over to this beautiful pecan orchard right across the road. Perry’s Landing has so much to offer in such a close distance so, we had to take advantage while there was time and it was a blast to let the couple relax a little bit and just enjoy being together and taking it in some. We got them back to the venue with time to spare so they hung out in the house that they got ready in with their bridal party for a bit and then headed up to be announced into the reception. It quickly turned into a beautiful night of fun, laughter, dancing, cake cutting, bouquet tossing, tie throwing and beautiful speeches talking about family and new family that we are excited to go back and listen to for the highlight film soon! Later on after more dancing, we got to send them off with a beautiful sparkler exit which was a perfect color filled end to a perfect wedding day!

 
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Vendors List

Photography - Beauty & Beard Photography @beautyandbeardphoto

Venue, Decor, Design and Catering - Perry’s Landing

Florist - Barry Cowart

HMU - Stephanie King/ Just Blushed Artistry

Cake - Ruby Gomillion/ Cakes by Ruby

Dress - Lillian West/ Elegant Bridals

Suits - Calvin Klein / Men’s Wearhouse

Danni & Alison

8-3-2019


 

We got to meet Danni, Alison and Tye (their wedding planner) what feels like ages ago through a facetime type call and got to know them since they would be planning from Maryland. As time went on we kept in touch and talked a lot with Tye and planned their engagement session that we posted earlier this year and got to see their eyes light up talking about how God brought them together and how excited they were for the big day to come!

Fast forward to the wedding day and we set off early from Augusta with our third shooter Tom to be sure to arrive early at the venue and oh boy, just look at this venue.. We were shocked when we drove to Douglasville Ga and got out of the car to see this amazing property.

We started off the day by checking out some of the decor that featured photos from the engagement session, getting some venue photos and then drove to the bride to bride to get the getting ready shots. Her hair was already finished, pulled back in an elegant bun which had been done at another location earlier. The makeup artist was a wiz and a pleasure to work with.

Back at the venue after all the girls had their beautiful dresses on, we captured the sweet moment of Danni and Alison exchanging their love before the ceremony as they held each others hand from behind a door to the bridal suit. I couldn’t help but get a little misty eyed seeing the pure joy on their faces as they spoke to one another.

The ceremony was a hot one…. but oh so beautiful. Did I mention that view?? Many family members went up to sing, and although we couldn’t understand much of anything being said, you could tell the overwhelming love the family has for this couple.

The reception brought some much needed cool air and the amazing smell of the food wafting from the kitchen. As the guest dined on the appetizers, we were able to capture some of the bridal party and romantic shots.

The cake cutting and bouquet toss were very sweet and most of the family was involved with both. It’s just so wonderful to see a couple being supported by so many people.

They opted for an elegant sparkler exit and I think the photos do the beauty of it justice. (If I do say so myself)

Here’s to a bright and blessed future to the new Mr. and Mrs. Andrade.

 
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Vendors List

Photography - Beauty & Beard Photography @beautyandbeardphoto

Coordinator - Tye Barnett / A stepp above weddings and events

Venue - Foxhall resort

Florist - Floral by Victoria

Hair - Blo Blow Dry Bar

Makeup - Krystal Rae

Catering - Low country catering

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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