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.)
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.