Tybee Elopement — Nikki and Jade chose to have a simple Tybee elopement ceremony on the north end before celebrating with a stroll on the beach. Including their short ceremony we spent a total of one hour on the beach. Besides being a bit knowledgeable about tides, it can really be that simple. If  you’re looking for a bit more or are not to familiar with the area then please feel free to reach me and I will be happy to share my knowledge with you and try to make your day less stressful. I can help you find an officiant, a hotel or beach rental,  places to have a reception or simply an intimate dinner party after your ceremony as well as have a discussion on where exactly to have your ceremony based on your personal expectations.

There truly is no template for how a Tybee elopement must be. I have documented weddings at the foot of the lighthouse for two hundred and climbed the 178 steps to photograph a Tybee elopement for two, the north beach, the south beach and many in-between. Even a few places most don’t know about. Some people choose to spend simply a half day on Tybee. Just long enough for a ceremony and a bite to eat afterwards. Most people choose an early evening ceremony close to sunset, but a few plan for a sunrise wedding. A sunrise wedding is certainly not for those not use to getting up before dawn, but if you are there’s a great chance you will be rewarded with a completely deserted beach and a light show that seems planned just for you.

There are many romantic activities that visitors are unaware of, like hiking the Cockspur Lighthouse trail or kayaking the Savannah River and having a picnic on a deserted beach. However long you visit and whether you plan for an intimate Tybee elopement or a big wedding celebration, I hope the end results speak of you both and what you value and I hope you enjoy your Tybee Time.

Tybee Island Family Photographers – My thanks to the Addison family for embracing the heat of the day with a dip in the Atlantic and lots of play and laughter. Summer might be almost over, but thanks to a mild fall sessions like this will continue long after the season has past.


Ashley & Shaun asked me to be their Tybee Island photographer two years ago when they were getting married on the north beach. It is such an honor to reconnect with them and their extended family during their summer vacation to Tybee this year.

My sessions aren’t preplanned beyond where we meet. The reason for this is that I strive to create an environment that is causal and unforced which hopefully allows my clients to freely be who they are around those they are closest with. If you ask any of them I’m sure they will tell you that I am the first to get into the water, camera and everything. It’s important they know they are truly free to do as they please and I am there willing to take risks with my gear because to me that is part of connecting with them. This doesn’t have to be serious because I have a camera.

Actually, I often tell  people don’t take this hour seriously. I always say that the youngest person there dictates the session & that the big people should take a page from this person and let loose.