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Hyatt Key West Wedding

I am so excited to share these images with you! Jennifer was one of my roommates when I lived in the sorority house during my junior year of college, so this wedding was a special one for me. It was an opportunity to reconnect with her and with the other women that we shared our lives with during our time at Tech, and I had an absolute blast.

Jennifer really knows what she's doing when it comes to planning the perfect wedding. She and Jason live in Chicago, and their friends and family live all across the United States, so no matter where they decided to get married, their guests would have to travel. When we first began discussing her wedding planning strategy, Jennifer said, "If everyone has to travel, they might as well travel somewhere warm and sunny!" That's where the idea for her Hyatt Key West wedding began, and last week I hopped on a plane to join them for their oceanside ceremony and reception. Despite the soaring temperatures, these two remained cool and serene throughout their wedding day. They chatted and laughed with their friends and danced the night away beneath the white rafters and hanging lanterns of their reception. It was a perfect weekend.

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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.

Married! Trey & Rebecca : St. Simon's Island, GA

Oh. My. Goodness. What an incredible weekend! Robert and I drove down to St. Simon's Island this weekend to photograph Trey and Rebecca's wedding, and it was such an amazing day. From the time I walked into the bride's condo Saturday afternoon, I was greeted and welcomed like a member of the family. Rebecca's joy overflowed and she seemed to dance from place to place as she waited to see her handsome groom. I was excited to photograph every detail of her wonderful day, especially her shoes. I told her that if she couldn't find them at the end of the day, it's because they had become the "something borrowed" for my wedding. How great are they?

See what I mean by "overflowing joy?" It's written all over her face.

 

Rebecca actually used Jenna's bridesmaid bouquets as the inspiration for her own bouquet. She loved the bright, happy colors Jenna used, and they fit in perfectly with the rest of her details.

I love this idea that Trey had for the groomsmen's boutonnieres. He didn't want them to be really floral, so he suggested using seashells as the centerpiece of the boutonniere instead. They were really cool and perfectly beachy.

The tide was rising really quickly, so as soon as Trey and Rebecca had their first look we walked down by the rocks to grab a few beach pictures before the water took up the little bit of sand we had left to walk on.

 

Gorgeous - plain and simple. :)

As if the King and Prince wasn't beautiful enough on the outside, it also has these amazing lounges where we took refuge from the blazing heat. Even though the AC was cranked up, Trey and Rebecca managed to bring a little bit of heat inside with them.

 

Again: She's gorgeous.

And Trey wasn't looking too bad, either. One of his fraternity brothers handled all of the styling for the guys, and he did an amazing job! I thought they all looked really handsome in their khaki suits and flip flops.

 

 

I know, I know, I'm obsessed with her shoes. I can't help it! I love shoe shots in general, but this was just too cute to pass up!

Right before we rejoined the rest of the wedding party, I told them to slip into the phone booth for some sneaky kissing shots. They were happy to snuggle and kiss like no one was watching!

Do you see anyone familiar here? That's because Kim, Rebecca and Emily were all bridesmaids in Christine's wedding in June, and they all came back together for Rebecca's wedding! Want to know something else that's pretty cool? Kim recently got engaged, also, and I'll be joining this crew again for her wedding next June.

Hello handsome groomsmen! I think they pull off the serious look pretty well, don't you?

This was such a sweet moment. Right before Rebecca walked down the aisle, her bridesmaids and all of the women in her family surrounded her to lift her up in prayer.

Ceremony time! And guess what: they were both really, really excited. Can't you tell?

All together now, ladies: Awww, how cute! This is one of those shots that just pulls at my heart strings.

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You know how much I love dancing shots. Trey and Rebecca had a choreographed first dance, and they pulled it off beautifully.

 

I love this moment from the end of Rebecca's dance with her dad.

The photo on the right is another of my favorites to capture. At every Alpha Gam wedding, the sisters circle around the bride and sing to her. It's a simple, sweet way to celebrate our sisterhood and the new adventure that the bride is going on in marriage.

 

Last but not least, I had to post this shot of all of the Alpha Gam girls that were at the wedding. These girls were my sisters, roommates, supporters, encouragers and friends in college, and I love having so many opportunities to reconnect with them!

 

Married! Josh & Heidi : St. Simons Island, GA

I feel like I've been waiting an eternity to post this wedding! Back in October I traveled to St. Simons Island with my good friend Ava to help her photograph Heidi and Josh's wedding. They are such a precious couple, and it was such a treasure to be able to share their wedding day with them.

As usual, I fell in love with their floral decor and details.

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I started out photographing Josh and his guys getting ready, then right before the ceremony I joined Ava, Heidi and her bridesmaids.

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This shot just steals my heart away. There's something so inspiring about being around a group of people who are dedicated to pursuing the Lord together, and it was really cool for me to be able to capture this moment that they shared.

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This is my favorite groomsmen shot EVER! These guys were so much fun, and they were willing to do pretty much anything I asked.

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Heidi and Josh decided to see each other before the ceremony. Their first look was so sweet!

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I love the light in these next few images. They really wanted photos on the beach, so we headed down there to wander around with them for a few minutes. I'm so glad we did, because I love these images.

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They loved the little chapel on the island, but they wanted to get married outside, so they decided to get married in front of the chapel instead of inside it. I thought it was a brilliant idea.

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These are by far some of my favorite "get away" images I've ever taken. As much as I love all night parties, I love the way leaving images look as sunset much better than I like the way they look at night. There are so many colors!

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Heidi and Josh, celebrating your wedding with you was amazing. Ava, thanks for inviting me to shoot with you. It was so much fun!

Hilary & William { Puerto Vallarta, Mexico }

When I set off for Mexico on Wednesday morning, I was so excited because I was headed to shoot my first true destination wedding. All of my thoughts were swirling. I almost couldn't believe that it was really happening. You see, photographing a destination wedding was on my list of goals for this year, but it wasn't something that I actually expected to happen. It had been more of a far off dream than anything else. But there I was, boarding my flight and strapping in for the ride of a lifetime. I was going to shoot a wedding in Mexico. Cool!

Then, I arrived and got to spend time with Hilary, William and their families, and my focus completely shifted. This wedding was no longer special simply because it was in another country- it was special because this couple and their guests truly treated me like a friend. They made a place for me at the rehearsal dinner, and at their wedding reception I even had a name card and a place at a table next to close friends and family! I couldn't believe how wonderfully warm and friendly everyone was, and it was amazing to be so welcomed.

I say this over and over again, because I don't want them to ever forget it. I love my clients! By choosing me to document your special day, you enable me to live a life of passion doing what I love. Every time another bride tells me she's ready to book me, I celebrate because I've been invited to be part of another life and another love story. It's incredible! And whether your wedding is on a secluded beach in Mexico or in your hometown church, I am honored to document your love. Thank you William & Hilary for inviting me to photograph your wedding. It was an amazing experience, and I will never forget it!

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