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You know it’s going to be an unusually wonderful wedding day when upon arriving, you see the bride-to-be and her bridesmaids doing yoga in a field, led by their officiant.  Beautiful, charming, relaxed, jovial, thoughtful……these are just a few words I’d use to describe not only the wedding, but also the bride and groom.  I’ve enjoyed every minute of my planning time and photo time with these two.  They put so much of themselves into this celebration.  Around every corner were more and more magical details, all designed and created by the couple.  Angela, you could teach a course on how to be a cool bride.  Chris, you are a blast, and totally win for best cuff links ever.  Seeing the love you two have for each other is a downright delight to witness.


To view more photos from Chris and Angela’s beautiful, rustic wedding, please click HERE.

Stay tuned.  We’ll soon be shooting “day after” portraits.  Can’t wait!

What time is it?  Why, it’s shout-out time!  Here’s a blog nod to the folks who added to the awesomeness of this event.

Second Photographer:  Matt Stanton, you are one helluva second shooter!  Thanks so much for all your hard work.

Venue:  John Oliver Michael House – These grounds are full of lovely areas, and everything is so quaint.

Officiant and Yoga Instructor:  Hope Mirlis – I love you Hope!

Ceremony Music – Glenn Aquino, talented brother of the groom.

Reception Music – Francine Reed – By the end of the night, I think we were all in love with Francine.

Flowers – Candler Park Flowers – I love this place, and their work is stunning.

Catering – 5&10 – I’m fairly certain that everyone went back for seconds, y’all.

Cake – Erin Hall of The Bitter Baking Company – yum!

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  • October 7, 2011 - 1:34 pm

    Kathy (mom of the bride) - these are absolutely the most wonderful photos in the world (and not just because they are of my beautiful daughter and her precious husband). stacy, you rock!!!!

  • October 7, 2011 - 1:48 pm

    stacey - Thanks so much Kathy, that means the world to me. Chris and Angela are wonderful people, they planned a lovely wedding, and they remind me why I love what I do.

  • October 11, 2011 - 9:39 pm

    kathleen - oh my my. these are just the most beautiful EVER.

Oh, I love me some Robin Nathan.  Not just because she’s an awesome second shooter.  Not just because she brings me doughnuts.  Definitely because she’s willing to be silly with me.  Shooting weddings is hard work, but I think it’s crucial to focus less on how exhausting it can be, and concentrate more on the joy of it all.  Yay!  Robin is a great partner in crime when it comes to that.  She understands the mix of professionalism and fun.

This video clip cracks me up.  I’m testing the light on Robin before shooting a video of Chrissie and Alan.  I apologize for the wack-a-doo sideways orientation.  Like I said, I was testing the light, not my video skills.  : )  Loooogout…..here she comes!

We had to “test” the photo booth before shooting the guests.  Why take a boring test shot when you can play with props?!  Holla!

I hope your day had an acceptable level of weirdness!

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  • September 27, 2011 - 5:40 pm

    Robin - Oh dear god. What dorks we are.

Somebody is earning his keep.  Fletch spends most of his day shaking the Earth with his barking magic.  However, this is the first time I’ve been able to catch it with the camera.  It’s like the Holy Grail of Fletch photos.  I love how ridiculous he looks…..like he’s singing a tune, and going for the high note.  I’m going to teach him “Loving You” by Minnie Riperton.

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Sometimes, you just need to slide your feet into some sand, float in warm water, and let the sun bring your freckles out of hibernation.  Yep.  I can’t believe I was able to limit myself to only a few photos, but here they are.  Even though Saint George is the Patron Saint of Soldiers, I’d like to think that St. George Island is the Patron Saint of Pale Skin.

Mary, Mary….why ya buggin?

After eating my almonds, I thought the plastic bag they were in made a cool, creepy filter.  Beach trickery!

Retro roomie!

Mary might kill me for this one, but it makes me so daggum happy!

Hey Atlanta, how have you been?  I still love you.

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