Homestead Weddings

one moment – Courtney and Kip

 

As many of you know, I am attracted to reality in my photography.  It goes deeper than that – I want to capture your soul and print it on paper (I wish people would print more on true fine art papers…..it is starting to become a lost art for a generation tied to their phones).  I don’t blog too many of the “standard” wedding images showing the details (giving us a taste into how much you did or didn’t spend), the typical posed group photos, the bridal party being silly, etc.  Weddings are fun….a joy…..I wouldn’t trade my job for the world, but I just can’t repetitively show the same thing time and time again.  I have to have capture feelings.  It’s why I frequently blog images in black and white, to not distract.  I love to simplify.

This particular photo is an image where I was watching Courtney and Kip for reactions during their toasts.  Kip lost his mother not too long ago and when Courtney’s father started speaking about how proud she would be of her son, Kip couldn’t help but show some emotion.  Courtney leaned in to her new husband and softly gave him a kiss.

To me, this is what we celebrate.  Love.  There is no better example than the image below.  Kip is expressing love for his mom, Courtney is expressing love for her husband.  In the background, you can see the look of concern….the love of a friend.  All three examples wrapped into one image.

Enjoy.  I certainly did.

 

Wedding: The Omni Homestead

 

Monte Durham surprises Tina to “Say Yes to The Dress” – Omni Homestead Weddings

OK…it’s not every day that Monte Durham, Fashion director on TLC‘s “Say Yes to the Dress,” knocks on the door while the bride is getting ready to say yes to her dress.  This was a complete surprise to Tina.  Check out the moments below:

 

The Omni Homestead, our nations oldest resort, provided the setting for this wonderful afternoon.  It was so fun to hear Tina talk about how she watched “Say Yes to the Dress” and how it would be amazing if Monte Durham would stop by her wedding (she heard he was in town and actually stopped him to get a selfie earlier in the week).  Well, little did she know, he arrived at HER ROOM (!!!) and surprised everyone!  (On a side note, I really like that blazer!).  Tina’s reactions are priceless!  Many more to come!  🙂

moments by the pool – Trish and Tifton – at The Homestead

Normally in my “one moment” posts, I like to show moments that make each wedding unique – however, I’m going to go away from the norm and simply explain that being next to an ice skating rink and a pool with temperatures hovering at 15 degrees gave us a wonderful environment to photograph…I love the steam.  I can’t tell you how cold I ended up with no coat and my hands carrying metal….it was worth every second!

 

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