Ryan & Gillian|Jerina Mac Photography

What do you get when you put two Hilton Head school teachers together?  Answer:  Mr. and Mrs. Johnson!  Ryan and Gillian are the perfect match for one another and it was prevalent on May 27 as they said, “I DO” to one another at the Callawassie Island Club in Okatie, South Carolina.  Enjoy their images as their love story unfolds.

Vendors for Ryan & Gillian’s Wedding:

Photographer:  Jerina Mac Photography

Flowers:  Gardenias Event Floral

Officiant:  Doug Gillie

DJ:  Jesse Gavigan

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Blog: Brent & Brandee Tie The Knot

I see so many sweet “fairy tale” love stories as a wedding photographer and Brent and Brandee’s is definitely fairy tale worthy.  I know you’ll enjoy this Charlotte, North Carolina couple as their wedding day unfolds with these gorgeous photos. There wedding ceremony took place at the historic Whitefield Chapel and reception at Vic’s On The River, in the historic downtown, Savannah, Georgia.

Jerina Mac Photography, Savannah, Georgia Wedding Photographer

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Collin & Casey’s Wedding Blog

How They Met

Collin and Casey started dating in 2010 at the age of 16 when they met in high school at North Cobb Christian.  They dated throughout high school and continued dating while attending  college together at Kennesaw State University.

The Proposal

On February 20, 2016, Casey woke up for a mother/daughter tea at the St. Regis.  The waiter brought her iPad with a video which Collin had made for her.  After watching the video, Casey was given a “clue” to go to the next location to watch the next video.  After several clues and videos, the last video led Casey out to the pool area where Collin was waiting with these huge “MARRY ME” letters floating in the pool.  All of their closest friends and family were on the balcony watching over this madly in love couple as Collin popped the question.

The Ceremony

The White Oaks Barn which is located in Dahlonega, Georgia was such a beautiful backdrop for Collin and Casey’s wedding.  The weather was perfect, the rolling mountains were picturesque and the wedding party was so cute, I just wanted to bring all of them home with me.  You should look at The White Oaks Barn website and take a look for yourself.  Enjoy the photos and feel free to lose yourselves in the fairytale love story of Casey and Collin.

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Tim & Ashley | Jerina Mac Photography

How They Met

Tim and Ashley met the year of 2007 at high school in Cherry Hill, New Jersey during rehearsals for “It’s a Wonderful Life”.  Ashley was in the cast and Tim was part of the stage crew.  They met when their mutual friend, and now best man Don, suggested they all go out for pizza together.  After nine years, separate colleges, Ashley’s internship at Disney World, Tim’s moving to Savannah, and graduating from police academy…whew…they finally tied the knot. 

The Proposal

Christmas 2015 was their first Christmas together in Savannah.  On Christmas Eve they were opening presents and Tim insisted that Ashley open her card from him last.  As presents were being opened, Ashley kept asking about the card but Tim insisted, “not yet”.  Finally came time for the card to be opened.  Ashley opened it and read it. It kept mentioning “three words” and different ways to say, “I love you”.  Tim had written “how about four more words.”  When Ashley looked up Tim was on one knee and had the ring box out.

The Wedding

They finally tied the knot on April 7, 2017 in Savannah, Georgia.  The beautiful ceremony took place at The Marshal House with friends and family from several states. There is one special thing I want to share with you about the big hat you’ll see Tim wearing and holding throughout the photos.  Tim lost his dad at a very young age but his mother has done a remarkable job at keeping the memories of his dad very much alive.  The hat belonged to Tim’s dad so a way to have his dad present at the wedding, he carried his dad’s hat down the isle and sat it next to his mom.  I bet that hat has a lot of great stories to pass on through Tim and the generations to come.

It was my privilege to be a part of this loving, energetic, kindhearted family whom I had never met until April 7.  And what a privilege to photograph one of Savannah’s finest own police officer’s and his beautiful bride.  Thank you Tim and Ashley.  You will forever be a part of my life.

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Blog: Travis & Sydney | Jerina Mac Photography

How They Met.

Travis and Sydney first met  after a UVA college football game at a popular hangout, along with some of friends.  After Sydney’s friends deserted her for other interests, she was left in a  very crowded place bumping into the same two guys, over and over again.  Being the “chatter box” she is (Sydney called herself that), she decided to strike up a conversation with these two guys. Turns out, one of them became the love of her life.  She and Travis talked & talked & talked until the hangout closed.  Ending the night with a trip to the ice cream store and a sweet walk home, Travis was so mesmerized by Sydney, he almost forgot to ask for her number.

The Proposal.

Travis came up with an excuse for he and Sydney to walk to the “Lawn”.  It made perfectly good sense being that he worked at UVA and lived nearby.  He made up a story that he had to look at something at the rotunda so the couple walked up to the steps and no later than us turning the corner he proceeded to get down on one knee.  In his froggy little voice he said the sweetest proposal (I love the one knee proposals).  One of their friends had been hiding, taking photos; even shot a quick photo session afterwards of the newly engaged couple.  They ended the perfect night going  back to the same hangout where they first met to celebrate their engagement.

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Blog: Andrew & Megan | Savannah Wedding

Jerina Mac Photography Wedding

Savannah Wedding Photographer

I love blogging on the weddings I shoot because it’s writing about love and family.  Every wedding has a couple getting married.  Every wedding has guests and family attending.  Every wedding has a ceremony and reception.  You’d think that after shooting well over 150 weddings, I could shoot in my sleep and not get all that excited about the wedding day.  Not so!  It’s quite the opposite.  I compare it to when I use to sing in front of hundreds and sometimes thousands of people at a time.  I may have performed 20 times in a given year, practiced everyday, had dress rehearsals, got new outfits to wear but when it was time for the curtain to open and a new audience was in front of me, there was always a rush of adrenalin.  No audience was ever the same.  No song was ever sung the exact same way (everybody that knows me knows I like to adlib and sing with my own flare).  That’s how I shoot.  Each couple is their own, every guest list has someone that “hams” it up for the photographer. There is never a dull moment.

On January 28, I had the privilege of shooting Andrew and Megan’s wedding downtown Savannah, Georgia at the Embassy Suites.  The wedding didn’t start until after dark so I new I had to bring out the “creative wand” and make these indoor shots look just as beautiful as outdoors.  I also was aware that Megan’s grandmother had passed away the week before and I needed to be sensitive to the family’s needs.  After the ceremony,  we drove a few blocks down to the Knights of Columbus where the reception took place.  I loved the historical structure of the building and also loved that they had a “live” band.  The Vista’s was a band  out of Charleston, South Carolina and could play just about anything you requested (I wanted so bad to grab that mike and sing a Whitney Houston song but it helped that I had my camera glued to my hands.)

Their Story

Andrew and Megan met on November 30, 2012 at Murphy’s Law Pub.  A very cliché moment happened when Andrew saw Megan walked up to her and told her he had to meet her.  Fast forward 3 years;  Andrew and Megan found themselves standing in Telfair Square on January 27, 2016.  Andrew was on one knee and a ring in his hand.

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