Blue Ridge Wedding Photography Jamie & Amber
A Blue Ridge Georgia Intimate Wedding
Jamie & Amber’s wonderful wedding included some rain and some fast incoming cold. We encourage ALL our couples to think seriously about a 2nd shoot. Sometimes that is due to weather, sometimes just to expand the amount of images that are JUST about them! With a nod to personal choice, here is why we always suggest a “shoot 2”.
The pressure is off. You are not worried about timelines or feeding your guest or whether Uncle Charley is happy. It’s just you two, your photographers and some grand fun!
Personally I am a huge fan of the getting ready portion. So much happens that, in my opinion, is spiritual in nature due to the enormity of the day.
The ceremony was held at Salem #2 Baptist Church with Pastor Randy Hooper Presiding. The Reception immediately followed.
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Shoot 2 was held at a new venue in Mineral Bluff Ga. As of yet I have not been notified of the name. (Yes, it’s THAT new!)
When shooting the couple, you can direct them insofar as locations etc. but try to leave enough of a “hands-off” approach where they can be themselves…shooting with a slightly longer lens can get you out of the immediate vicinity yet pull you close enough for those all important moments of chemistry that often occurs BETWEEN the poses. Be ready for them!
Jamie & Amber are a quiet couple. But, given some directions, time and some trust and you get wonderful emotion between them!
We love to balance our approach with our award winning photojournalism, true intimate, emotional moments and distinctive “WeddingScapes” that become cherished one-of-a-kind wall art.
As previously mentioned, we do some light directing then we move as far away as possible and let the chemistry and the moment take over between the couple. Watch closely. Have your antennae up and a quick finger on the shutter.
Blue Ridge Wedding Photography, the importance of the Reception cannot be overstated.
At the all important reception you can see some photographers start to dial back and slow down. I would challenge you that the reception is one of the most constant moving areas of shooting you will have at the wedding.
Remember that when shooting the wedding reception it is a time to stay fully in tune with the emotions and timing. Some beautiful expressions can pass very quickly. It is your job to have excellent timing and to shoot with a heart that is in tune with your clients.
As cameras and equipment continue to evolve it is easier than ever to get wonderfully exposed, pin sharp images. The question is that what is always called for? Personally we, and our clients, see the beauty in allowing and even encouraging movement that shows the kinetic energy of the wedding reception.
The above images were shot at The beautiful Marlow House.
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Keep in mind once the first dance is done that other special dances can follow, and those should never be treated with any lessening of importance. Fathers, Mothers and even family reactions in the background can frame a wedding reception image and show its enormous importance.
The above images were taken at Gorgeous Indigo Falls.
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and at The Historic and Magnificent Tate House
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I personally like to pack and keep battery operated fairy lights available. Shooting through these can give a different look and texture. You can see by the above images in some motion was accentuated by dragging the shutter and rotating the camera.
The speeches portion along with any celebration that is not something that is scheduled on the timeline i.e. think of everyone surrounding the couple….in cases like that do not shy away from motion and step up and shoot overhead. Celebrations where the groom bride or both are hoisted above may pass quickly. Keep yourself involved and shoot as quickly as possible.
You will notice in many of our images that we really utilize the family and friends as the background. After all, that is the best background of all.
In closing, the reception is NOT a time to lean against the bar, eat peanuts and congratulate yourself on a job well done. Stay in touch. Stay in Tune and look for peak emotions that usually pass very quickly but leave an undeniable impression.
We are John & Tamera Webb.
We are A Day in The Life Photography.
We are Storytellers.
We shoot with our hearts on the shutter and it looks like this.
Rockmart Georgia has some wonderful spots for wedding photography. But there is a location called “In The Woods”that is truly unique and special. This wedding venue is an absolute must see gem. Owner Catherine Castleberry has created something so special it really must be seen and experienced to fully appreciate it. Kathie Schramm is the Wedding Coordinator and day of magician that keeps everything on-track with a gentle firmness and a beaming, genuine smile. These images are from the Rockmart Wedding Photography at In The Woods for Remington & Kara Anne, a very special couple whose model beauty is only matched by their huge and sincere hearts which were on full display on this day like no other.
We hope you enjoy the wedding photography album for Remington & Kara Anne at In The Woods Wedding and Event Venue
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The Mother of the bride, Ms Rhonda Hilliard was the drive, heart and focus behind all the planning and a beautifully carried out wedding.
The getting ready is always, to us, a very special and spiritual time. You can feel it in the atmosphere, the anticipation of something special and of enormous importance about to happen.
First Looks are always special, memorable and different. In this the Brides Grandparents and brother and Nephew see her fully adorned as a bride to be, and for the last time as a single young woman. Emotion and true moments trump poses, we believe, every day of the week and twice on Sunday.
Minutes before the ceremony offers the precious, small moments that help show the story.
It is difficult to find a more picturesque location for the ceremony and the vows than In The Woods offers. What makes this venue so unique is the obvious thought Catherine Castleberry put into the layout. Spread out, yet somehow all connected with plenty of room for people to feel relaxed.
If you are fortunate enough to have a couple who trust you and “let’s you in” then you get a rare glimpse of who they really are. That is so very apparent with Remington & Kara Anne. From the palpable love you could feel they have for one another, to the overwhelming joy from their family and friends. This was a magical night.
Not every love story at a wedding is about the new couple. Some are 20-30-40 or even 50 years or more in the making. If you’re lucky you to get to see those celebrated as was the case here!
If you are in the market for a gorgeous, unique, well thought out event venue, check out In The Woods Wedding and Event Venue. You’ll be very happy you did!