This entire project was a dream. After meeting local area talent in the Golden Isles region of coastal Georgia at a bridal show last year, I immediately fell in love. In such a short amount of time, I was welcomed with open arms by incredibly talented professionals within the industry -- photographers, cake artists, planners and designers, the list goes on -- the sense of community there is what struck me. Encompassing St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Jekyll Island and Brunswick, this slice of coastal heaven still feels like a local gem to me. I've since taken every opportunity possible to get back.
After being contacted by miss Bethany of Golden Isles Magazine, we set out to create a piece that was romantic with a touch of whimsy. Walking through the grounds of Musgrove Retreat and Conference Center was as though you had entered a fairytale. It's serene, it's magical, and it's surrounded by the best of land and sea. Add in the delicate touches of lace and tulle from BleuBelle Bridal, the most beautiful and sweetest girls from Halo Models and Talent agency, 1000 watt sparklers from Chadwick's Jewelers and Joseph Jewelers, and the UBER talented ladies at The Back Porch Salon and Spa -- I was in what, I am convinced, Heaven is made of.
The majority of these images were photographed with medium format film, shot with Mamiya 645 Pro TL on Kodak Portra 400 film.
THANK YOU to each and every one of those who came forward to create this piece! I am so unbelievably proud and grateful to now call these creatives friends and this incredible space "home". <3
Photographed for the 2017 issue of The Golden Isles Bride
Coordination: Bethany Leggett of The Golden Isles Magazine
Bridal gowns and details: BleuBelle Bridal
Models: Taylor Jackson & Erika Yanise of Halo Models and Talent
Hair and makeup artists: The Back Porch Salon and Spa
Film processed and scanned by Indie Film Lab