Daniela + Trent // Unexpected Tennessee Elopement

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Daniela + Trent // Unexpected Tennessee Elopement

Daniela + Trent had original plans to elope in Alaska sometime this or next year. Back in February, they received the news that Daniela's mother was diagnosed with advanced ALS, so they decided to get married that weekend in Tennessee so that her mother could witness them saying their vows. With only two days notice, I cleared my schedule and traveled up to meet them. I had never met them or their family, but I knew how important this day was to them all. Their families helped throw everything together last minute (and did an amazing job). Someone put together a bouquet while someone else made a cake. After Daniela + Trent helped each other get ready, her mom arrived. She could barely move or talk, but you could see her feelings through her eyes. Like everyone else, she seemed to have mixed feelings -- full of happiness for the couple, yet a little but fearful about it possibly being the last time she had with them. While it rained, everyone gathered in a 500sqft tiny cabin to see Daniela + Trent say their vows. There wasn't a dry eye in the room. I could tell that their Alaskan elopement plans were not a concern; they were right where they wanted to be. Daniela's mom passed away about 4 weeks later and I am so thankful to have been able to document some of their last moments with her.

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Nadine + Tim // Wellington, New Zealand

Nadine + Tim // Wellington, New Zealand

It's crazy how the internet + photography has the capability of showing us so many new faces and places. These two beautiful souls are incredible photographers themselves. We originally met them in a photography Facebook group and later they oh so kindly hosted us while we were in their hometown of Wellington, New Zealand. I sure hope that wasn't the last time we get to see them. Nadine + Tim, if you ever find yourselves in America, know that you have a place to crash with us here in Georgia.

Paige + Jake // Intimate Cape Cod Elopement

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Paige + Jake // Intimate Cape Cod Elopement

Calm. That is how I would describe this day in one word.
Sadly lots of times the day feels rushed and stressful for everyone involved. This day was different.

Although Paige + Jake got ready in two separate houses, the relaxed mood in each was identical. They both got ready with only one person, Paige with her sister and Jake with his brother. When they came together with only a few of their favorite people, that mood remained the same. The ceremony was quiet and sentimental. They said their vows in front of Jake's grandparent's house and his grandfather married them. Every moment seemed intentional. Even the occasional soft breeze seemed queued to add to the moment. The weather matched the tone of the day; the clouds created a soft, even light over every surface. It looked like the calm after the storm. The rain held off until we all gathered under the tent for dinner, talks, and dancing -- but even then it was light enough to only add soft background noise. It was seriously one of the dreamiest weddings we've ever been to. Patiently waiting for our paths to cross theirs again and for another trip to Cape Cod; both at the same time sound quite nice. ♥

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Kaitlin + Trevor // Athens, Georgia Engagement Session

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Kaitlin + Trevor // Athens, Georgia Engagement Session

Reminiscing on these QT's engagement photos while we put the final touches on their wedding gallery. Bout time I blogged something.

Someday soon I'll just live over yonder, bring you
Coffee to taste, crossword puzzles to ponder and I
Hope you're well, and you know that I love you, though I
Write so seldom, and call every blue moon, there's some

There's some tall Georgia boy
Searchin' out a freckled girl with style
Wait 'til tomorrow

Someday soon when we hail from Atlanta, we won't
Need some Christmas to spend time together, and I
And I hope you're well and you sleep every evenin', never
Lyin' awake, for you're dreamin' of children

There's some tall Georgia boy
Searchin' out a freckled girl with style
Wait 'til tomorrow

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