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    This blog is no longer active but it is a great chronicle through my initial first few years as a photographer. The blog started while I was at photography school in Massachusetts, covers my time working in Florida and Georgia, and chronicles our recent 6 month adventure working with orphans in Thailand. Thanks for visiting!

Monthly Archives: June 2011

BIG news: leaving Savannah + living in Thailand

I try to live my life in faith, constantly open to change, love, inspiration and adventure. After falling in love and becoming engaged,┬áit seems like I’m about to swim in a full-on tsunami of all of those beautiful things. As you probably know, I am marrying my best friend and the love of my life this summer! You may not know that soon we will be leaving Savannah, driving cross country, and living in Thailand!

In about a month we will pack a Uhaul trailer with all of our things, attach it to the Volvo, and begin our west-bound 3,000+ mile trip. In exactly 2 months Paul and I will be married on the Oregon Coast! In about 3 months, we leave for Thailand to spend at least 6 months volunteering at an orphanage! When we return to the states, our plan is to settle down and grow roots in a new place (Portland, Seattle, Hawaii?) and create a photography & design business together. Of course, dream chasing is never without difficulties. I’m pretty much terrified but I can hardly wait for these adventures and more. We’re determined to make the world a little happier together.

Our hearts will ache to leave Savannah but luckily we won’t have time to miss it too much. We are both so grateful to have found some truly incredible communities and life-long friends here. I am also grateful to all of my wonderful Savannah colleagues and clients; you are amazing. We will continue to photograph, blog, and share our experiences and hope that you will come along for the ride! Love and peace.

Oceanside Fairytale – Tybee Island Wedding

These images remind me of an idyllic scene in a fairytale. A charming location (the North Beach of Tybee Island, Georgia), lovely light (right before sunset) and the marriage of a beautiful lady and a heroic man (who happen to be madly-silly in love!). The first image is of the bride walking down the beach-aisle, the second is of the very first kiss as husband and wife. A little while after the ceremony we snuck off and created the rest of these photographs as the sun lowered into the Atlantic. I love shooting in the last light of the day! Beautifully done as always, Tybee Island Wedding.

Paul and I have been busy planning our own August wedding and making big life plans (I’ll share some of them here soon!). I have been somewhat of a workaholic, running around shooting like crazy this wedding season! I decided to give myself a little more personal time this week and am looking forward to two double dates, hanging out with a dear friend and her kiddos, and my first Saturday in a long time sans shooting! Beach lounging may be in store.

L+A Cathedral Wedding – Savannah Photographer

I hope that every time these two look through their wedding photographs, they will giggle and perhaps shed some happy tears as they relive the joy of this day. Their ceremony was held at the beautiful Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist and the preparations and reception took place at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront.

I am honored that L+A chose me to be their photographer! My fiance Paul worked with me as a second shooter/assistant on this wedding and is responsible for the photos of the guys and the stunning wide-angle taken from the cathedral balcony. Paul worked with me on a wedding this past Saturday as well. I am so excited to continue working and growing together as we begin new ventures. These are some of my favorite images from L+A’s wedding day. You can also have a look at their sweet beach engagement portraits!