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Fall Mackey House Wedding

Fall is a beautiful time of year for a Savannah wedding! The leaves on the trees are turning colors, the afternoon light is absolutely gorgeous, and the temperatures are still mostly warm. It was definitely the perfect combination for Leslie and Andy’s wedding at The Mackey House. You couldn’t have asked for a better afternoon as they said their “I dos” in the garden. Following the ceremony they celebrated with family and friends as dj Will Smith kept the music flowing throughout the evening.

Congratulations Leslie and Andy! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your day!

         
  
                     
 
   

Venue: The Mackey House
Day of Coordinator: Improvisions
Florist: Improvisions
Makeup and Hair: Beyond Beautiful by Heather
Officiant: Rev. Joe Wadas
Cake: Wicked Cakes
Dj: Will Smith
Photo Assistant/Second Photographer: Alicia May

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Savannah Moon River Brewing Co Wedding

Miranda and Matt are such a sweet and laid back couple. Their wedding day fit their personality perfectly! Miranda and the girls got ready in a lovely townhouse on Broughton Street, just a few doors away from the guys. They had an intimate ceremony, surrounded by family and friends, in the beautiful Chatham Square.

I was really excited about their reception at Moon River Brewing Company. Moon River’s building is said to be one of the most haunted in Savannah, so it was a lot of fun to spend a few minutes photographing Miranda and Matt on the famous second floor. Although nothing spooky happened, they have some pretty cool photos to remember the night.

Congratulations Miranda and Matt! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your special day!

                                     

Hair and Makeup: Royal Makeup and Hair
Flowers: A to Zinnias
Officiant: Weddings by Bill Gillespie
Guitarist: Bill Smith
Venue: Chatham Square
Reception Venue and Catering: Moon River Brewing Company
Bakery: Delectable Designs

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Timing is Everything

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Planning out the photography timeline for your wedding day can be pretty stressful. One of the toughest decisions that couples often grapple with is whether or not to have a First Look. Most couples want to get to the reception and spend as much time as possible, having fun with family and friends. A First Look allows you to get most of your photos taken care of before the ceremony so you can arrive at the reception much sooner. Note that the First Look is not for everyone. Many couples want to wait for that magical moment when the bride and groom’s eyes meet as she is being escorted down the aisle. So with a more traditional approach to a wedding day timeline, we have a lot more photos to squeeze in between the ceremony and reception. Just about everyone has a memory of a wedding that they were a part of or attended where it seemed to take forever for the bride and groom to take photos and it always seems that the photographer is blamed. We work very hard to fit everything in while guests are enjoying drinks and hors d’oeuvres during the cocktail hour, giving the couple ample time for portraits but also plenty of time to celebrate.

 

A general breakdown of a post ceremony timeline without a first look may look something like this:
20 minutes for Family formals (about 3 minutes per grouping)
10 minutes for entire wedding party (Bride and Bridesmaids/Groom and groomsmen are usually done before the ceremony)
30 minutes for bride and groom photos

 

You might be thinking “we want to spend as much time as possible with family and friends and 30 minutes is too long for couples portraits”. Lots of special moments are captured throughout the wedding day, but to me one of the most important times during the day is the 30 minutes or so spent taking the couples portraits. You see, 30 minutes goes by very quickly. Before you know it you are at your reception greeting friends and having a great time! Besides some beautiful portraits, those 30 minutes also gives you some romantic couple time together, possibly the only quiet time that you will spend with one another on your wedding day, until after the reception, that is.

You also might say we want to see more candid moments, as opposed to static, posed ones”. Every photographer’s portrait style is different. Some like a very hands on “stand here, look this way, hold your head like so” approach. I prefer a more artistic/photojournalistic approach. I choose the backdrop and then I guide you into poses that encourage you to interact and create natural moments.

While everyone wants to celebrate and enjoy as much time as possible with family and friends, it is usually those quiet moments together that you will most cherish and remember. Those are the
moments that you will want to print and hang on your wall.

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