I am so excited to finally be able to share these images with all of you! When my friend Matt called me a few weeks ago and told me he was in need of a second shooter for a few weddings, I couldn't say yes quickly enough. I absolutely love second shooting. It gives me an opportunity to stretch my creativity and sharpen my skills as a documentary shooter. When I photograph weddings for my own clients, I am focused on maintaining a balance between creating fun, distinct portraits and capturing the unprompted, candid moments of their day. As a second shooter, I get to relax and wait for those moments that I love capturing to unfold. It's a wonderful experience, and I make sure to do it as often as I can fit it into my schedule!
Celestyn and Brad had a simple, intimate celebration at the Flint Hill Plantation in Norcross. It was incredible to be able to photograph this couple whose love is written plainly in their smiles and gentle touches. I was encouraged by the way they vowed to love one another as an expression of their faith and overwhelmed by the strength and support that their families offered to them. My thanks go out to Matt for inviting me to shoot with him. He has some of his shots posted on his blog as well, so you should definitely head over there to check them out!
I loved the simple, understated style of her wedding details. It was classic and beautiful.
Isn't Celestyn beautiful? I love the vibrant, natural colors in this portrait that I grabbed of her.
Isn't Celestyn's joy radiant in this image? This is an image from their first look before the ceremony. She was completely captivated by her handsome man!
After meeting Celestyn's mother, I had no question where she got her radiant smile and gentle demeanor. I am pretty sure her mom's joy could have rivaled her own! She looks so overwhelmingly happy in this image.
Not only do I love Celestyn's expression in this image, but I also love that you can see her mom watching them over her shoulder. It's exciting when all of the elements of a scene come together to produce a priceless moment, and I get even more excited when I'm able to capture it!