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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Nick & Eired Wed | Jerina Mac Photography

How is it that I’ve attended well over 150 weddings in the past 6 years and I still get as “giddy” as the bride and groom on their wedding day.  I met Nick and Eired several months ago when I shot their engagement session in downtown, Savannah.  Their wedding day finally got here and on Nov. 12, they tied the knot in the historic downtown Savannah, Ga. at 10 Downing.  This Tampa, Florida couple shared their vows in front of friends and family from all across the USA.

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Russell & Emily | Jerina Mac Photography

The First Meet

Russell and Emily met through friends in January of 2013; started talking and became very close but they didn’t meet in person until July 2015. There after,  they were finally able to begin dating and fell in love.

The Proposal

It was on June 18, 2016 on Factors Walk  in the historic downtown Savannah, Georgia.

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Justin & Brittany | Jerina Mac Photography

 

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OUR LOVE STORY (according to Brittany)

These two “cutie-pies” met 3 years ago at an event in Savannah, Georgia. Brittany noticed this guy (her future husband) staring at her the entire time.  She kept telling her friend, “I hope he doesn’t come over here.”  Oh well, he walks over and asked to buy Brittany a drink.  Brittany style, she said “no thank you, I can buy my own drink.” (go Brittany!).   Several months passed until they saw each other again.  He asked her to go to breakfast with him.  Brittany style, she said “that isn’t a real date” (isn’t she cute!)  It took a while, but they finally had their “real” date.  Now, they’re on their “real date” for life.

The Proposal

It took place at the infamous Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia with friends and family.  Justin hired two guitarists to play, “Thinking Out Loud”.  (Sounds romantic to me.)

Shawn & Kara | Jerina Mac Photography

Okay, when I say this is a beautiful couple, I mean both inside and outside.  Both are easy on the eyes and kind from the heart.

Shawn and Kara met each other on a blind date at the 5 spot on November 11, 2014 and have been together ever since.  As quiet and laid back as Shawn is, he’s also got a “sneaky” side to him.  He planned the proposal with Kara’s coworkers.  When Kara was on call for work, he had one of her coworkers call her to come in to work unexpectedly.  When she got there, Shawn was there with rose petals and candles everywhere.  He got down on one knee and asked her to marry him.

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Tristan & Heather | Jerina Mac Photography

This beautiful military couple tied the knot on July 30, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church followed by an intimate reception at the historic Gingerbread House in Savannah, Georgia.  One week after saying their I Do’s, they embarked on their first adventure as a married couple in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Wow, what a wonderful place to begin their journey as Mr. and Mrs. Raub.  Aloha!

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Bradley & Morgan | Jerina Mac Photography

Morgan and Bradley met back in the summer of 2013 and immediately fell head-over-heels for one another.  Though their house may be divided one day out of the year (She’s a Tennessee grad and he’s a Georgia grad), their love for one another grows stronger every day.  Not only did they “tie the knot” on June 3, 2016 but they bought a house and adopted a puppy.  I would call this “the big year”.

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