The Kimpton Brice Hotel Wedding|Jerina Mac Photography

Brock and Amanda got engaged on Tybee Island, Georgia.  Brock played his cards right by setting up a picnic bordered with candles and singing/playing his guitar with a song he wrote just for Amanda.  The song ended with one knee down and a big YES from Amanda.

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Vendors:  Photography:  Jerina Mac Photography, Cake:  Gigi’s Cupcakes, DJ: All About You Entertainment, Venue and Catering:  The Kimpton Brice Hotel, Florist:  John Davis Florist

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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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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Family Lifestyle Photo Session

This fall has been booked solid with family sessions.  I want to share a few of them with you.  I had so much fun with this family, I just wanted to go home with them!  Their energy and enthusiasm was so contagious and the love for their four legged family members was so sweet.  My most favorite part of the shoot though was their precious daughter.  She was a cross between Shirley Temple and “Buffy” off of Family Affair (both TV shows from the 1960’s so you millennials stop scratching your heads saying who??)

Enjoy this lifestyle photo session.

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Couple’s Lifestyle Session

This has to be the sweetest Christmas present this season.  Matt really thought out his Christmas gift for his girlfriend, Katlyn.  He’s also a good listener (take note gentlemen).  He’s heard her say on many occasions that she’d love to have a professional photo session.  Matt “listened” and acted on it right away.   No better timing than  to be a Christmas gift to his girlfriend of 2 years.  Matt contacted me and we scheduled the perfect date and “wala”…we made it happen.

Enjoy this lifestyle photo session that took place at Woodlawn Plantation.

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Blog: Luke & Mandy |Jerina Mac Photography

This godly couple from Colorado celebrated their destination wedding in the beautiful city of Savannah, Georgia on Nov. 27, 2016.  The quaint ceremony and reception was held at Brockington Hall Event Venue across from Forsyth Park. Before the ceremony,  Mandy strolled through the squares on the Old Towne Trolly as she prepared for the first look in Warren Square with her future husband, Luke.  What a special treat to witness a young couple seeing one another for the first time, dressed in their tux and wedding gown on their wedding day.  After a few private minutes, the bride and groom (and me), ride to Chatham Square where we shot gorgeous family and wedding party photos.

Please enjoy their wedding day with me as you view a few of their photos on such a blessed day.

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Josh & Brittany | Jerina Mac Photography

The Proposal

Brittany was invited to go on “the family vacation” with Josh and his family. It was their first day and they were in Magic Kingdom at Disney World.  Brittany told everyone she really wanted a caricature done and so after a few rides they decided to get one done together.  Josh sat down and did his part and then Brittany”s turn came to pose.  When she stood up to look at the final piece it was him proposing to her.  How sweet is that!!  Happiest place on earth and always will be for  Brittany and Josh.