I was so excited when Audrey told me that she and Evan wanted to have an early morning engagement session at Nash Farm. It's one of my favorite local places to shoot because the light and scenery are beautiful and there's rarely anyone else on the property when I go. However, this was not the case when I arrived on Sunday morning. I pulled down the tree lined drive and was immediately immersed in another world. There were hundreds of people dressed in 19th century clothing wandering between groups of canvas tents. Apparently, Nash Farm is open and available to use every day with two major exceptions - 4th of July weekend and the weekend of the Civil War battle re-enactment. I put my car in park, stared blankly at the scene before me, and began laughing like a crazy person. It was just so unexpected and so funny! Once I composed myself, I called Evan and Audrey to let them know that we needed to change locations. Luckily, these two are kind and flexible, and we were able to laugh about it while I photographed them in the McDonough Square.
I knew from her first email that Audrey and Evan were going to be an ideal LWW couple. She had me hooked when she told me that they were planning an intimate wedding in Savannah. I love when I connect with couples who value people more than production and simply want to celebrate marriage with those who matter to them. Don't get me wrong - I'm not saying that a couple has to have a small wedding to have this attitude. It doesn't matter to me if your guest list has 4, 40, or 400 people on it. If you and your fiance think that relationships matter more than anything else on your wedding day, then I want to be there to document it! But small weddings have an atmosphere and a feeling that are unique to that intimate setting, and I so enjoy being part of them.
Audrey and Evan, thank you so much for embracing the humor of our situation and being willing to trust that your photos would be beautiful no matter where we took them! I cannot wait to celebrate your wedding with you in Savannah!
Lauren Wright is an Atlanta wedding photographer who specializes in providing an authentic, uncomplicated wedding photography experience to couples who love classic, romantic images and heirloom quality products. Visit the galleries to view more of her work, or visit the contact page to invite her to photograph your wedding.