September 22, 2020
So, I know this is going to sound absolutely and completely absurd, but this is my FIRST wedding blog!!! I know…I’m super late to the game. So I wanted to tell you all about this absolutely beautiful wedding I had the chance to photograph on August 1, 2020 at The Ivy Venue in Flowood, Mississippi.
I met Sierra & her precious family in the early parts of 2020 to discuss their vision for Sierra & Hunter’s wedding day. I knew from the very beginning that I was going to love working with Sierra- being a teacher, she has a great personality and super sweet, laid back attitude about everything! A few months later, I met Sierra and Hunter at the Town of Livingston in Flora, Mississippi to photograph their engagement session. I’ll have to admit, Hunter was NOT a fan of taking so many photos when we began, but he did start to warm up later in the session. It was such a beautiful & fun session and I just knew that we were going to get some great shots on the day of their wedding!
Fast forward to August 1, 2020. It’s WEDDING DAY!
Sierra and Hunter’s Wedding was an absolute blast to photograph! My team and I had such a great time laughing and carrying on with both Sierra & her bridesmaids, as well as Hunter & his groomsmen. And let me just add….Hunter was a new man! He was a complete model in front of the camera this time! I swear, I’ve never laughed so hard at a groom during a wedding, but he really had me going.
Thank you SO much, Sierra & Hunter, for choosing me to photograph your special day! I am so thankful for the friendships we created, and look forward to many years celebrating your life together!
Also, a special thanks to the bride and groom’s families for being such a pleasure to work with! You all worked so hard to create such a dream of a wedding for these two!
If anyone knows me, they know how I absolutely love love love details- and this wedding did not disappoint! Even with rain in the forecast, we had such an amazing time and I had the honor of capturing some of the most precious moments between Sierra & Hunter!
Every feature of The Ivy Venue in Flowood, Mississippi, was stunning! Fresh Cut Catering and Floral handled everything from the delicious eats, to the gorgeous floral designs & bouquets, and also set the mood with their expert lighting.
Sara Barr, with The Frosted Apron, really outdid herself on Sierra & Hunter’s cakes! They not only looked beautiful, but tasted great, as well!!! (Umm, yes, I eat the cake….in fact…I’ve become sort of a connoisseur of wedding cake). Sara actually made my little girl’s birthday cake in 2019, it was so tasty that I was more than happy to add her to my preferred list of vendors and so happy that Sierra & Hunter chose her to create their wedding cake!
Sierra’s impressive A-Line Bridal Gown from The Bridal Path & her cathedral veil was breathtaking! Her hair, done by Carley Temple of The Tracy Branch Agency, and her makeup, done by Natalie Bessinger of The Tracy Branch Agency, was absolutely phenomenal! I 100% recommend finding your perfect artisans through The Tracy Branch Agency! You will not be disappointed!
It was an absolute pleasure working alongside one of Mississippi’s best cinematographers, Casey Clingan. I highly recommend hiring Casey as a wedding day videographer! His work is awesome! We also thoroughly enjoyed listening to DJ HD (Henry Diaz) create the mood for the reception- and also REALLY enjoyed watching Sierra’s grandmother “get down” to some of the beats!
To top off all those details, their transportation was provided by the one and only Way Back in Time….and get this….an absolute DREAM of a car- The Rolls Royce!!! WOW!
Sierra and her family’s attention to detail truly made this wedding photographer’s heart beat!!!
Bride and Groom portraits are one of my absolute favorite things to photograph! It is usually following a first look, and the love and joy between the couple is just overflowing! This is when I could tell that Hunter was a changed man in front of the camera! He had me laughing so hard and I don’t think Sierra even knew what to think!
Simple and sweet, Sierra and Hunter’s wedding party were so
much fun to photograph!
A beautiful ceremony officiated by Sierra’s grandfather…How special!!!
Such a perfect moment between these two!!! AND THAT CAR!!!! What a gorgeous backdrop!
It is always so much fun watching everyone dance and enjoy
themselves at the reception!