Author Archives: Rich

I am proud to say that photography and art is my love, my calling. After meeting my muse, the lovely Rebecca, I began to take on more weddings and engagement sessions. Falling in love allowed me to open my eyes and experience the love of others through my lens in an all new way. A month before our son was born, I left the newspaper to spend more time with my family, and to focus on growing Photos by Rich Burkhart.

Reynolds Square 10 Downing Wedding

Reynolds Square is one of the prettiest squares in Savannah and it was the perfect location for Lars and Kim’s Savannah wedding. It was a beautiful day for their destination wedding. They chose to have a first look, which gave them time together before the ceremony. They each read their own vows to one another before exchanging rings. They concluded with a Scottish Quaich ceremony, where they each take a drink of whisky from a special two handled drinking cup. Following the “I dos” Kim and Lars celebrated the night away with family and friends at Churchill’s 10 Downing.

Congratulations to Kim and Lars! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your day!






Ceremony Venue: Reynolds Square
Wedding Coordinator: Meg Royston
Pews: Pretty Vintage Event Rentals
Hair and Makeup: Jessica Bailey
Bouquet and Flowers: A to Zinnias
Ceremony Music: JL Music
Reception Venue: 10 Downing
Cake: Baker’s Pride
Macarons: Marche De Macarons
DJ: The Sound Guy Entertainment
Videographer/2nd Photographer: Alica May

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Tybee Island Pirate Maternity Photos

When Rebecca and I first met Jessie and Phil during their Jekyll Island engagement session we became instant friends! In March 2014, a month before our little man Spencer was born, we documented their wedding. Since then they have been gracious enough to open their home to us as we evacuated to Augusta the past two years as hurricanes threatened the Savannah area. When Jessie asked if I would be willing to schedule a couples/maternity session, I couldn’t say yes fast enough! Jessie and Phil both love the water and are truly pirates at heart, so it was fitting to schedule the session on the weekend of the annual Tybee Island Pirate Festival. I was super excited when Jessie texted on their way to Savannah to say that they had decided to do the session in their pirate costumes.

We all had a great time laughing and playing on Tybee during their session! Especially Spencer, who was gladly wore his pirate costume and got in on a couple of photos. Thank you Jessie and Phil for being such sweet and amazing people! We can’t wait to welcome your little pirate into the world!


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Romantic Tybee Island Wedding Chapel Wedding

The Tybee Island Wedding Chapel is one of our favorite venues on the Island! After meeting with Samantha and Josh, I knew their day was going to be fabulous.  Samantha is one of the most organized brides I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She worked with her vendors to bring her vision to life and what an amazing day it was! Everything from the flowers to her cathedral length veil was absolutely gorgeous. Samantha and Josh were surrounded by family and friends as they celebrated into the night.

Congratulations Samantha and Josh! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your beautiful day!


Venue: Tybee Island Wedding Chapel
Florist: Azalea Ann’s
Day of Coordinator: Amber Wilburn
Caterer: Tasteful Temptations
DJ: Island Sound
Videographer/Second Photographer: Alicia May

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