From the lace to the gorgeous blush color palette this afternoon spent in Kentwood, LA was an absolute dream. I want to share some of my favorite shots of The White Magnolia Styled Shoot I was fortunate enough to be apart of!
At first the two weren’t sure if they would be able to get married in front of the old barn on the property due to rain, but we all kept our fingers crossed! As soon as the ceremony finished & Elizabeth & Jason were introduced as Mr. & Mrs. Cross, rain fell from the sky!
Celebrating each couple’s unique romance is what makes being a wedding photographer so fun for me! Each wedding day is special and unique, varying seasons, flowers, and colors, but my love for each of them is always the same. I hope you enjoy my recap of 2019 weddings!
The moment they both had been waiting so long for had finally arrived. Alex was anxious to see her, and Peyton felt the same. She walked down the staircase of the church she grew up in, turned the corner and there he was, waiting to see her. She walked closer and finally he turned around. As soon as he saw his beautiful bride, he audibly gasped as tears were streaming down his face. Their intimate embrace of each other will be sealed forever in their memories.
Surprisingly, their first look wasn’t THE only emotional moment from this rainy Mississippi wedding day. From a beautifully written love letter, exchanging of thoughtful gifts, and first looks with parents, emotions ruled the day. Probably the most special of all was a worship service, as part of the ceremony, followed by Peyton and Alex spending some time in prayer. The main focus of their relationship has always and will always be their faith in God. Beginning their marriage in worship was a true testament to what their faith means to them both.
Saturday, October 10th was a day that everyone (including me!) had been looking forward to for a very long time. Any bride who has planned a wedding in 2020 knows all of the incredibly difficult challenges that are bound to come up. However, a pandemic wasn’t the only major disaster that was a challenge for this day. As final preparations were made the week of the wedding, the Gulf of Mexico decided to throw one last curve ball in the shape of a hurricane. Which would mean it would arrive as a tropical depression in New Albany, MS potentially bringing 20-30 wind gusts and 100% change of rain. I borrowed as many clear umbrellas as I could (thank you Lindsey & Brianna!) and planned to find a way to make sure Peyton had the wedding photos she had always dreamed of, especially after spending the last few years as a wedding photographer herself!
When the moment finally came for portraits there was, wait for it, NO RAIN! NONE. It wasn’t until after the ceremony where an umbrella was even necessary. Hurricane Delta was nothing more than a reminder that everything really does work out in the end after all.
After all the planning and emotional moments, it was finally time to celebrate the new married couple! Camp 106 was the perfect backdrop for the newlyweds to party, along with their closest family and friends! From catered Mexican food, a live band, a reception artist, and a sparkler exit there were so many exciting parts of the night that made it so much fun to be a part of!
Peyton and Alex, I’ll never be able to thank you enough for not only welcoming me as your wedding photographer, but for making me feel like family. It has been such an honor to come on this journey with you, from your surprise proposal in Charleston to your mountainside engagement session here in Tennessee, sharing a close friendship with you both is the biggest blessing of all! I am so happy for you! Congratulations guys, I love y’all!!!
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