"Commit To The G" - Callie and Michael - Dawsonville, GA

Callie and Michael’s wedding was one-of-a-kind. They started the day at their family’s campground. There, “tents”, 2 story wooden cabins, served as the perfect place to get ready for the big day. They both have spent much time at the campground so it held deep value to them. In the center of the campground their is a large pavilion that serves as a beautiful sanctuary. They chose not to see each other, but hid around an old Oak tree and Michael prayed the most sacred prayer over them. A prayer for their wedding, their marriage, their future children and their purposes. I felt honored to have been witness to it! The ceremony was packed out, the largest wedding I have shot to date! It was clear that they are deeply loved. After the ceremony we set out for The Barn at Valley Brook Farm where we shared a wonderful southern dinner and ventured out into the gorgeous fields at sunset. The night was capped with a hysterical classic, “The Shoe Game”, before sending the lovely couple off to spend two weeks in Alaska! It was a wonderful evening! 

 

Amazing Second Shooter: Abby Stancil Photography

Reception Venue: The Barn at Valley Brook

Hightower Wedding - The Walter's Barn - Lula, Ga

What a beautiful day it was on April 28th! Kelsey and Matthew got married at The Walter’s Barn in Lula, Ga. This venue is actually the sister venue of the last wedding I shot at, Willow Creek! The accommodating staff were definitely consistent in their love and care, not just for the bride and groom, but even the vendors on site! One of the most beautiful and unique aspects of Kelsey and Matt’s wedding was right at the end. They decided that as their guests lined up outside to say farewell with handfuls of flower petals, that they would take that time for one last dance. Just them, in an empty reception hall. With the remnants of the greatest day still on tables, they just took a moment to soak one another in. I was lucky enough to get to stay and preview it all - and man, all I kept thinking was, “I wish I had thought of that for my wedding!” It was such a beautiful day. Matthew is a marine, and it is such an honor to get to serve a couple who has so selflessly served our nation! Of course these photos wouldn’t have happened without some AMAZING vendors! A huge shout-out to the amazing Abby Stancil for being the most phenomenal assistant photographer! 

Venue: The Walter's Barn

Cake:  Sugartopia

Grooms Cake: Brittney Grant Quillians Bakery

Coordination: Soirees Southern Events

Florals: Soirees Southern Events

Make Up:  Beth Rooks with Make Me Up Georgia

Videographer: Company Films Joseph Edwards

Caterer: Luna’s Restaurant Gainesville

DJ: NDL Entertainment

2nd Shooter: Abby Stancil Photography

Sealed With A McKinnis! - Willow Creek Farm, Cleveland GA

Grace and Austin wed under a beautiful backdrop of weeping willow trees at (the appropriately named venue) Willow Creek Farms in Cleveland, Ga. The sound of the slow-rushing stream behind them leant for the most beautiful, moving ceremony. You would be hard pressed to find a livelier bunch of people! And of course, like all weddings - these images wouldn’t have been possible without the amazing vendors! Take a walk through the story of Grace and Austin’s beautiful day! #SealedwithaMckinnis

 

Planner and Flowers: Soirees Southern Events

Catering: Smokehouse

Cake: Sugartopia

Video: Blake Pace Productions

Second Shooter: Amanda Hamlin Photography