12 years ago in high school I had a Newspaper class with a fabulous and unique girl named Blair. Always funny, always confident, and always naturally stunning. After school she followed her dreams and moved to the amazing town of Savannah, Georgia.
Fast forward to about 2010 and I began a project called a 365, where you photograph yourself every single day for a full year. I did this to gain knowledge of photography and off camera lighting , practicing on myself before I started booking clients.
One day Blair commented on one of those photos saying if she ever got married she was having me do her wedding. A lot of people say things like that, which I love, but most of the time it's just fluffy words, but Blair, she kept her promise, and I am SO beyond happy she did!
3 years later in 2013 Blair sent me an email saying, if we were interested (ha! yeah, like who wouldn’t be interested in this!) she would love to talk to me about having us come down and photograph their wedding. It would be in Savannah and they already knew the theme- steampunk meets carnival.
A couple of years before that we had visited Savannah on 2 different occasions for a vacation. The town is full of history and preserved beauty. I mean, again, come on! Who says no to that? ALL THAT!? I immediately said yes, looked up plane tickets, hotel rooms, and the rest is history.
We got to meet Troy for the first time through a FaceTime meeting held in their living room. They “walked” us around showing us some of the pieces they had hand made for the reception and told us details about the day. They were keeping everything extremely easy going, yet at the same time, so over the top! I can't express what an amazing combo that is!
The gear list we wanted to bring was pretty intense, so we opted to drive instead of fly. 14 hours and many miles later we made it to Savannah. We spent 1 day cruising around town with them fitting in an “engagement” session so they had some stellar shots of them as they usually are, and not in full blown wedding attire.
I’ve never been to so many cool places in such a short about of time. And seeing the two of them in action together was awesome. Blair drove while Troy read off the list of places they thought about going. If we didn't have time the decision was made we would skip it in less than 10 seconds and they moved on. I'm the most indecisive person over, so I was overly impressed. haha
The next day was the big day! We arrived to their historic home where they were both finishing getting ready. There was no big first look, or presentation of the bride. Blair is the last person to be over dramatic or look for special attention, and when someone made mention of seeing each other before the big moment her response was, “Eh. That shipped has sailed.” God, I love it.
We gathered up the family for “formal” shots, as “traditional” as you can make a plum wedding dress with fabulous fishnet gloves and masquerade masks, I suppose.
The ceremony- breathtaking. The bridal party pictures- so fun. And the reception- one hell of a good time.
Amazing people, amazing time, in an amazing city. Please, see for yourself. It’s totally, totally worth it.
Savannah, Georgia Wedding and Engagement Photographer