I have been really excited to share this wedding on the blog since it took place, almost 2 months ago. This was one of the many weddings I have helped shoot over the fall and it was one of my favorites. This wedding was back in September when I really had very little experience on my hands. This wedding alone taught me so much and has certainly contributed to my growth in photography over the past 2 months. Even though I was content with the pictures I took that day, I am thrilled to see my growth from that point to now.
And now that we’ve had that little moment of truth, let’s get to the story of the day!
The day was on the toasty side. I remember sweating profusely throughout the day, but it was so worth it. September in Georgia is just hot and humid. I would strongly encourage individuals to not get married at an open/non-airconditioned venue between March and October in Georgia. The venue was on the west side of Georgia, in an area I had actually never been. The girl I was working for assured me it would be worth the trip, and she was right.
The ceremony took place as the sun started to set over the lake. The moment was very bright but the post-ceremony pictures were gorgeous. Mountain reached up into the background, allowing our pictures to capture both lake and mountain. The thing I remember the most was how gently the sunset was over the lake and highlight the couple so well in their post-ceremony glory. One of my favorite pictures of 2018 was taken at this wedding. Can you figure out which one?
If I tell one story from the day, this is the one I want to share. The bride got ready just around the bend from where the ceremony took place, which was down by the water. I learned just before the ceremony that she would be arriving in style, and in secret to the ceremony. As the final bridesmaid walked down the aisle, we got a glimpse of the old Ford truck (I wish I remembered more details) that was coming around the lake. Her song was playing as her dad stood at the end of the aisle to walk his girl down to the groom. The sweetest moment happened as the truck stopped at the end of the aisle and her dad, who walks with a cane, walked over to open the door. She glowed in the sunset as she got out the truck and stepped into her father’s comfort one last time. The look in his eye as he held his daughter’s hand was one that drew so much emotion.
It was that moment that they started their journey together down the aisle that I found myself getting teary-eyed. I know I should focus on my work, but even when I’m shooting, I can’t help but get caught up in the emotion of the beauty and the moment.
Their ceremony was simple and sweet, and the other photographer and I were eager to get to the bride and groom portraits during the sunset. They had a newly-wed glow that matched the sunset. The day ended with such sweet moments between the two of them and it was such an honor to help capture their story and day.
I hope you all enjoy the photos as much as I do!
I am so excited to get to be blogging more of the weddings I have had the privilege to shoot this fall. I have many more to share so be ready!
Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to read this post (and other ones) and browse through the photos. I would love for you guys to comment below what you prefer, story or just pictures? Are y’all ready for more wedding posts? Share all the thoughts and suggestions!