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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Dominy & Branch Engagement Session : Middle Georgia Wedding Photographer

Over the past few years I have had the opportunity to meet some really fabulous people.  People I would have never been able to meet and to get to know if it wasn't for the line of work I'm in.  I'm so, so thankful that I have had so many opportunities to meet so many wonderful people.  That I have had the chance to laugh, connect and be a part of someone's life, even if it is just for a little while.  Several months ago I met with Melissa and Jake at a local coffee house and I knew immediately that we were going to work well together.  Melissa isn't just totally beautiful, but, she is one of the sweetest people I have ever met.  Since our first meeting we have stayed in touch via email, discussing wedding details and checking in.  I have loved getting to hear all of the details! 

We were both very excited about her engagement shoot - I couldn't wait to hang out with her and Jake again.  Despite the fact that it was a hot and muggy day, they were both troopers and so patient.  It was so hot that we had to hide out in the car a couple of times to cool off (and give Jake time to blow dry his hair lol!)  The gnats were also out in full force (gotta' love Georgia!!) but, these two still managed to completely rock this session.

These next 2 are my favorites from the session...completely playful and not posed at all...I just love these!

This ring shot...well, I know it seems odd, but, I fell in love with the rust and gorgeous texutre on this piece of...whatever it is.  I came across it in the area where we were shooting and had to use it!

Melissa, Jake, I can't wait for your wedding!!!  I know that it is going to be amazing and I am so, so excited about it!  ♥

Friday, May 27, 2011

2012 Wedding Calendar : Middle Georgia Wedding Photographer

The 2012 JW Photography Wedding Calendar Is Open!

It's that time of year!  We have opened up the 2012 wedding calendar!  We only accept a limited number of weddings each year so that we may provide each of our wedding clients with the attention that they deserve.  If you are interested in booking your wedding with us simply call us at:  478-278-2414 or email us at:  jw_photography@hotmail.com

A $250 deposit is required at the time of booking.  This deposit is applied toward your final balance.  Take a look at Our Wedding Portfolio and then get in touch with us!

- JW Photography
-Jaime & Mac Warren

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Holmes/Griggs Wedding : Middle Georgia Wedding Photographer

A few months ago we traveled to Valdosta to shoot an engagement session with Leann and Tyler - and we immediately hit it off with them.  I was more than a little excited to shoot their wedding...not just because I couldn't wait to see everything but because I couldn't wait to work with them again.  Leann and Tyler are just awesome people, so laid back and kind and funny.  And so in love.  The kind of love that you can see just by watching them interact with eachother. 

Their wedding was held in an amazing venue called "The Loft."  Leann and her friend Brandi worked incredibly hard on all of the amazing details and their hard work paid off - it was gorgeous!

Leann and her bridesmaids were getting ready at a fabulous salon called Sublime - such an amazing place!  I loved all of the texture and the entire feel of the place, very fresh and modern.  Leann of course was stunning - her hair, her makeup, all of it - so gorgeous!

I absolutely loved Leann's choice for her veil - so classy and vintage!

And her dress - wow, wow, wow!!!!  I loved Leann's dress - so, so gorgeous!  There were so many details to her dress, I could have stared at it all day!

After getting ready at the salon it was time to head over to the venue to slip on her dress.  I just loved the people that surrounded Leann - they were so kind and funny!

Then it was time for Leann's portraits.  Can I just say how stunning she looked? 

Then it was time to take the guys out for their photos...these guys, oh boy!  They had me laughing so hard.  Like, tears running down my face, couldn't breathe laughing!

After a sweet, quiet and beautiful ceremony, Leann and Tyler joined their family and friends at the reception and then the party really started!  From cutting the gorgeous cake...

and smashing the aforementioned gorgeous cake....

To dancing the night away....

It was a fabulous night filled with family, friends, dancing, good food and plenty of celebrating.  Before Leann and Tyler rushed off to the after party we grabbed them for a few parting shots in one of the beautiful alley ways near the venue.  I loved the lighting of the street lamps!

Leann, Tyler, we had a wonderful time and enjoyed being a part of your special and beautiful day.  You are truly a beautiful couple and we couldn't be happier for you.  Remember...stay in touch, we are always here!  And don't forget we have a Trash The Dress session in a waterfall to live out ;)  Congratulations you two ♥

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Rawls Engagement Session : Middle Georgia Wedding Photographer

I love engagement sessions - meeting clients, getting to know them, talking about their wedding plans.  I truly, truly love to hear all of the details of their wedding - and I love getting to hang out, if even for just a couple of hours.  Kylie and Wes were a true joy to work with.  Kylie has an amazing smile and you can see just how much Wes loves her when he looks at her. 

Mac came across a really, really cool old building that had tons of character.  We snuck in and snapped a few shots - the light inside was amazing.  I love playing with light in new and fun ways!

Thanks so much Kylie and Wes!  We had so much fun working with you both.  Thanks for being patient and so willing to go into those old buildings and explore lol!!  We can't wait for your wedding! ♥

Monday, May 16, 2011

Boatright Wedding : Middle Georgia Wedding Photographer

Let me preface this post by saying; "I love my job."  Seriously.  LOVE it.  And just one of the many reasons that I love it is because I get to meet fabulous people like Chelsea and Brandon.  From the first moment I met Chelsea I liked her tremendously - she was just as laid back and easy going as I was and I had no doubts that I would love shooting her wedding.  When the big day arrived I couldn't wait to get there to see how everything had come together. 

Pulling into the driveway of what can only be described as the most "jaw-dropping" home I have ever seen was quite the experience.  Talk about a photographer's dream!  The entire home was just stunning and so rich in color and texture.  And Chelsea's eye for color was icing on the cake.  Everything - from the amazing shoes (I mean, seriously amazing!!) to the flowers just popped.  Chelsea also has an incredible eye for detail...everything was amazingly detailed, right down to the hanger her dress was hanging on!

Chelsea was surrounded by some of the most loving and attentive people - they were there for her every step of the way, whether it was helping her into her dress or slipping her shoes on for her.

I love this next set of shots - the way her dad is helping her and the way her step-daughter is looking up at her - so sweet!

I love these photos of Chelsea and her dad, so, so sweet....

I had the best time hanging out with Brandon and his groomsmen - these guys had me laughing the entire time. I wasn't surprised to find out that Mac had hit it off with them while shooting them getting ready - they were all laughing and joking by the time they made it to me to have their shots taken.  They all had me laughing so hard that my I could barely snap the shots!

I just love this shot that Mac snapped of the cake - love it!

Chelsea and Brandon's ceremony was beautiful and touching.  As soon as Chelsea walked out to "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" the tears started.  It took all I had not to start crying too!

Chelsea and her family lost her mom not too long ago - part of the reason why she felt so strongly about having photos of her wedding - both the formal and not so formal. While I was shooting the ceremony I caught some amazing sun flare...and a rainbow. Rainbows hold a very special place in Chelsea's heart and catching this one just solidified her feeling that her mom was there, watching over all of them.

There was a special chair set up in honor of Chelsea's mom, right next to her dad...she stopped to place a flower on the chair before joining Brandon....

I absolutely loved both Chelsea's and Brandon's families and friends.  They were so kind and SO much fun to work with!! 

I love this next shot - the way the little kids are looking on as Chelsea and Brandon share a sweet kiss - precious!

After the family photos, it was time to take Chelsea and Brandon off by themselves while everyone went to the reception.  They were both so willing to do whatever it took (including getting dirty lol!!) to get the shots.  They are truly a stunning couple!

This shot that Mac caught cracks me up - Brandon's facial expression is priceless!!

This ring shot is very special - the photo is Chelsea's mother on her wedding day.  Chelsea's grandmother brought a small photo album of her mother and father's wedding photos to share with Chelsea on her own special day.

At the end of the evening it was time for the newlyweds to make their exit and head out to Jamaica.  Their family and friends stood by waiting to throw (or perhaps a better word is assault? lol!!) them with bird seed:

I can't be sure but I think Chelsea and Brandon may have carried an entire bag of bird seed with them on their honeymoon lol!!

Chelsea, Brandon, we enjoyed our time with you so much - you were both wonderful and kind and so much fun.  We wish you a lifetime of happiness and love ♥