It says so much about their character when it is Kristen & Bobby’s day, yet they go out of their way to make me feel appreciated & more than just simply their Tybee wedding photographer. Kristen’s mom went as far as to sit me down during cocktail hour & put a beer in my hand & Kristen made sure I didn’t leave without an ample supply of maple syrup from her home in Canada. Wonderful people in every way. Kristen & Bobby choose an intimate wedding on the north beach with a beautiful private house on Tybee so all of their family & friends could stay & make a vacation of it as well. I am grateful that Tybee gave them such mild weather & made for simply a perfect day for these two. Congrats to you both!
When I first spoke to Jeremy, and he mentioned we was looking for a photographer to document his proposal to Anna, I could tell he was anxious for this to be perfect. After several phone calls, ideas being thrown back and forth a plan for me to be his Tybee engagement photographer formed. I knew Jeremy was very detail orientated so I even took him on a virtual tour of how he would walk out with Anna & where he would propose by sending him iphone photos as I walked through it myself. I even told Jeremy I would place a stick poking out of the sand that he could toss to the side and that would be exactly where he dropped down on one knee with the Tybee Island Lighthouse in the background. Who knew that the only woman and her friend insight would be collecting shells and driftwood on the beach and would come only minutes after I placed the stick there and begin yanking it out. I could see Jeremy and Anna coming around the corner into view about 100 yards away and this poor unknowing women getting whisper-yelled at by me. “CCHHT! CHHT! No! No!” Her seeing me and her body language changing from “Oh, what is this?” to ” Oh, no! Oh, I’m very sorry!” and “I’ll put it back right now.” Let me apologize now kind beach lady who didn’t mean any harm.
Well, as you can see below, it all worked out. Planning an surprise proposal can be full of more surprises than you think. I’m sure Anna and Jeremy are use to it being that they own and run the very elegant design firm Alore, where they style many weddings and glamorous events throughout Miami and the southern Florida area. These two were very endearing to watch and so gracious in their words of appreciation for documenting this day in their personal history. Thank you both for sharing your lives with me and for treating me like an old, dear friend. My best to you both in your future together.
Some amazing things have happened to me this year as a Tybee Island photographer and the best things are in the faces I spent time getting to know. Many of those faces are below. I’m so grateful to you all for being so open with your emotions and for entrusting me with such personal moments in your lives. It’s really not something I can fully put into words, it can only be experienced. Thank you all for traveling from California, Iowa, Mississippi, Louisiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, Illinois, Wisconsin, South Carolina, Florida and many cities throughout Georgia to visit our beautiful cities of Savannah or Tybee Island. An abundant thanks to the Tybee Tourism Bureau for making my clients the face of their 2014 national ad campaign.
Many people have already contacted me to reserve their wedding date or family session for 2014, and for that too, I am grateful. Please feel free to contact me if you’d like to know more. My past clients will tell you, I’m happy to chat more about my process, over coffee if you are visiting soon, and answer any questions you may have. I’m happy to even put you in touch with past clients if you like. I’ll help you connect with only the best in places to stay, a wedding planner, an officiant, flowers, a makeup artists, & more. I’m happy to speak with you by phone or in person & share more suggestions as well as my experience working as a Savannah & Tybee Island photographer to make your wedding or vacation a better one.
Until next year, I wish you all warm, peaceful holidays with those you love and a very happy new year! To the new friends I’ll meet in 2014 & to those that come year after year and have become dear friends, I’ll see you on the sand.