When the bride is from Oklahoma, the groom is from Georgia, and they met in college at Mississippi State, trying to decide where to get married can be tough! With people coming in form all over they decided to have everyone meet up in Tennessee, to say their I do’s, and celebrate with everyone! It was an absolutely beautiful day! After weeks of rain, the sun finally decided to come out and shine down on us, as we took photos and enjoyed the scenic hillside views of Kingston, TN.

J and Jacey knew sun would be setting shortly after their ceremony, so they opted to do a first look, and even did a quick trial run of their vows prior to the ceremony. Jacey wanted to have the first time they saw each other, still be when the doors opened and she walked in to him at the end of the aisle, so that is exactly what we did! After practicing their vows, they exchanged gifts. Jacey gave J a watch with an inscription saying the very same thing J’s mom had given Jay’s dad on their wedding day. It’s clear the legacy of love, is living on as these two start this next chapter of their lives together. Here are a few of my favorite moments from their wedding day!

Jacey & J – I am so glad that despite all the craziness leading up to the wedding, that everything went so smoothly the day of! Even the sun decided to cooperate, and make an appearance after weeks of rain! Everything was absolutely beautiful, and it was so fun seeing you guys be able to laugh and cut loose on the dance floor, surrounded by your family and friends! I wish you guys all of the best as you start this next chapter of your lives as husband and wife! Best wishes, Bre

Ceremony and Reception: Noah’s Event Venue

Wedding Planning: Wed Design Co.

Videographer: Tried and True Films

Bride’s Hair: Style on Site

Bride’s Make Up: Make up by Kenji

Bride’s Dress: Sweet Elegance Bridal

Groom’s Tux: Savvi Formal Wear

Florist: Rosemary’s Florist

DJ: Sequoyah Entertainment

Cake: Gail’s Custom Cakes

While superhero stories aren’t typically about finding the love of your life, in Debbie and Ian’s case, that was exactly what happened. Ian came to Atlanta to take a production job on Black Panther (and later The Avengers). After meeting Debbie online and having their first date, he knew it was something special and he had a whole new reason to stick round Georgia!

When Ian described meeting Debbie, he used the quote from Big Fish “They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops”. And it was clear by the look on his face, that time stopped not just on the day they met, but again when she was walking down the aisle toward him on their big day.

Here are a few of my favorite images from their gorgeous wedding day at Callanwolde.

Debbie & Ian- Congrats on your beautiful wedding! It’s been great getting to spend time with you both, and your amazing family and friends. I wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness! All the best, Bre

Ceremony and Reception: Callanwolde Fine Arts Center/ Bride’s Hair: Dry Bar-Atlanta / Brides Dress: W-Too dress from Ivory Bridal/ Groom’s Tux: The Groomsman Suit/ / DJ: SiFiEntertainment / Caterer: Endive/ Cake: Cakes by Niecy

Mia and Will are not just clients, they are personal family friends. I first met Mia when she was a tween. Her mom Gina was our photographer, who took newborn photos for us, when my first daughter was born. In our conversation on that initial shoot, I told Gina I was an aspiring photographer, and that my dream was to shoot weddings one day. I later went to one of her wksps to learn how to shoot in Manual mode on my DSLR! So, it’s a VERY full circle moment, that 13 years later, I am the one photographing her first born daughter’s wedding!

Mia and Will’s wedding day was absolutely perfect! It felt like we were stepping into a Hallmark Christmas movie. They got a rare mild, sunny, mid December day, at Rocky’s Lake Estate. The beautiful venue they selected, backs up to Mia’s parents neighborhood, so it felt like an extension of their home, being so close by! They incorporated a festive holiday vibe into their decor, with Christmas trees, wreaths, and of course plenty of twinkle lights! Everyone feasted on delicious Italian food, before turning it up on the dance floor! And to complete the wintery Rom-Com feel of the day, it had to end with a kiss in the snow! Here are a lot of photos from the day, because I had a hard time narrowing down my favorites!

Mia & Will- It was an honor to document your bIg day, and get to celebrate with you both! I can’t wait to see all the amazing things you two will do together, as you start this next chapter of your lives as husband and wife! I hope the photos will forever be a reminder to you, of how much love and joy you were surrounded by on your wedding day! XOXO, Bre

Ceremony and Reception: Rocky’s Lake Estate / Florals and Decor: Lisa Chandler with Some Theme / Bride’s Hair and Make up: Cheri King / Brides Dress: BHLDN / Groom’s Tux: Black Tux/ Invitations: Minted/ Ceremony Music: Nichelle Young/ DJ: DJ Cinto / Videographer: Ian MacDonald/ Caterer: Lucia’s / Cake: Cake House on Main

  1. Maria Cellino said:
    Amazing and beautiful job!
    Great pictures!!
    December 21, 2019  10:01 am
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    • Bre Sessions said:
      Thank you Mia! Can't wait to share the rest with you!
      December 23, 2019  9:45 pm
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  2. Debbie said:
    Beautiful magical pictures! Looked like a
    Great day for y’all!
    December 22, 2019  2:09 pm
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Sandy went on a retreat in college, and found this beautiful ceremony site. It’s very appropriately named “Pretty Place”, in the South Carolina mountains. She hoped she would one day marry the man of her dreams there, and twenty plus years later, that’s exactly what she did!

The day started at Pretty Place Chapel in Greenville, South Carolina. It is a testimony to how loved they are, that friends and family who were willing to drive over an hour, and sit outside in freezing cold temperatures just to hear them say their I do’s! Once the ceremony ended, we all caravanned to the nearest big town with a reception venue, Asheville, North Carolina! There were lots of toasts, many filled with tears of joy, as their loved ones expressed how happy they were that after many years of faithfully waiting, Al and Sandy had found one another! Here are a few of my favorite images from the day!

Sandy & Al- It was a joy getting to know you both better! I am so glad, our paths crossed at Lisa’s wedding, and that I got to have front row seat to document your special day! I hope the pictures will forever remind you of all the love and joy you felt on your wedding day! All the best, Bre

Ceremony: Pretty Place / Reception: AC Hotel, Asheville/ Planning: Ariande Morgan with MM by M / Videography: Chris Boshinski

  1. Michelle said:
    Exceptionally well done!!! These photos perfectly captured such a beautiful and happy day!
    November 19, 2019  5:43 pm
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    • Bre Sessions said:
      Thank you Michelle! It was a beautiful day, filled with so much love!
      November 20, 2019  8:36 am
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Camille and Paul had their heart set on doing an engagement session at Montaluce winery in North Georgia. It is one of my favorite spots to shoot, so I was excited to have an excuse to go back and visit. Montaluce is a popular venue for weddings and events this time of year, so going at the golden hour, just before sunset wasn’t an option. But we didn’t let bright sun, or the colder temps stop us from having fun and getting great pictures for them! Here are some of my favorite images from the day.

Camille & Paul- Can’t wait for your wedding at the Tate House in Fall of 2020! The next year will fly by, so enjoy eevery minute of your engagement! See you soon, Bre