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Savannah in Spring | Part 2

I used to say that Charleston was my favorite southern city is Charleston, but each time I visit Savannah it enchants me more and more. I love how the city was designed with so many beautiful oak-lines squares. It creates such a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy the outdoors. Plus, there are so many gorgeous places to explore. Wormsloe Plantation was one of my favorites. I grew up with a majestically enormous 100+ year old oak in my backyard, so Wormsloe’s road decorated with hundreds of grandiose mossy oaks made my fondly nostalgic. I’ll be sure to visit again. Until next time Savannah!

Savannah in Spring | Part 1

I don’t think I’ve seen a more beautiful sight than Savannah in the full bloom of Spring. While traveling for a wedding in late March, we enjoyed a few days in Savannah in between work. It was refreshing and inspiring. I haven’t posted much personal work here in quite a while but so I figured I’d end the hiatus! I do love shooting just for myself, creating art just for me. Going out on little adventures, exploring new places and seeing the world through my lens is good for my soul. It’s refreshing creativity I can feel down to my bones. Of course traveling with the sweetest girls in the world is a bonus too! I’m so blessed to be able to take Elle with me on so many trips. She’s a great little traveler…most of the time! I don’t know how long that will last, so I’m savoring every moment. Being a working mom is definitely not easy. The job rarely ever turns off. The hours are crazy sometimes and everything falls back on me. It’s so much more than just “taking photos and traveling” so when I actually get to do that, it’s a treat! Taking people with me for the best parts of my job is such joy for me. Life isn’t always what it seems from the outside. Most of my days are not glamorous at all. Running a business and having a family requires many sacrifices, which is why I’m so grateful for the support system I have in my life. The people are phenomenal and enable me to do this job, this calling. I’m incredibly grateful. Some of those people were able to come with me! Elle, Kaylie, Kellie and I had the best time exploring the beautiful corners of Savannah. Much more to come!

All images – Contax 645 | Fuji 400h | Richard Photo Lab

Rosemary Beach Retreat

This year, my good friend Ashley and I decided that instead of presents we’d make a point to spend time together somewhere. Living in different cities can be difficult when it comes to friendship if you don’t make a point to connect. Ash and I have been through so much together that we always pick up right where we left off. Sometimes we talk everyday, sometimes we don’t talk for a week or two. She’s a gem of a friend. I really don’t know how I ever got along before her. Of course, if you know Ashley at all you know that being around her is always a blast. She is the epitome of a good time. I like who I am when I’m with her! It was so refreshing to get away. I had actually just been to Rosemary Beach for work, but it definitely wasn’t restful even though I love traveling regardless! We both needed it. For me, traveling is much more than going some place fun. It’s inspiration, rejuvenation and gives me time for reflection. We found a great deal on this quaint, cozy (aka small) condo close by and our 3 days together were perfect. I’m so glad E will have such a great “auntie” to look up to as she grows up. Love you Ash!

Taylor & Chase | Simplistic & Intimate Santa Rosa Beach Wedding

It’s hard for me to even begin to describe Taylor & Chase’s wedding day. Usually it is fairly easy for me to pull favorite image from a day, but this one is so close to my heart that it has taken me months to even choose. Taylor & Chase put so much purpose behind planning their wedding. After becoming engaged, Taylor and Chase knew they both wanted an intimate celebration with their closet friends and family. Santa Rosa Beach was a natural choice, since both their families love to vacation there. Taylor loves meaningful details and infused that love into so many aspects of their day. Taylor’s Mom and family created the stunning family style table set up on the lawn adjacent to the beach. They filled the tables with Taylor’s favorite muted colored oysters (a nod to the seaside theme), a plethora of candles and handmade arrangements. Guest signed two boat oars that they will keep in their home. Even the officiant was Taylor and Chase’s good friend and Taylor’s old soccer coach. Their love is so natural and they were both so joyful throughout the whole day. I don’t think I’ve ever witnessed two people more thrilled to be joining their lives together. Everything about their day was beautiful, simplistic and focused on their sweet family and friends. They made the day all about what is most important to them. They had so many kids involved, since all their nephews and nieces are a huge part of their lives. The whole feel of their day was perfectly descriptive of who they are together. The laid back family-style reception was one of the sweetest I’ve been a part of in all my years of photographing weddings. It was such a celebration of their love and joining their lives together. The love they share is infectious. Plus, Taylor is one of the sweetest, most generous people I have ever met. She went out of her way to make sure everyone was taken care of and that they felt welcomed. The perfectly simple elegance of every detail was enthralling. I know it will be a favorite for a long time to come. You can also find their day published on Style Me Pretty.

 Photography: Jennifer Blair Photography | Invitations: Howl Creative Co. | Bride’s Shoes: Jack Rogers | Hair & Makeup: Deana Kale | Band: The Atlanta Wedding Band | Tuxes: Jos. A. Bank | Bride’s Dress: Mori Lee (significantly Altered) | Flower Girl Dresses: Smockadot Kids | Little Boy’s Belts: R E Fennell Co | Location: Highlands House | Rentals & Lights: Highlands House | Ring Bearer Oyster: BHDLN