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I might’ve gotten a little excessively emotional at this wedding. You see, Morgan has been a part of our lives since I photographed her family back when she was a senior in high school. Somehow or another, she and Jess hit it off and have been close friends the whole time Morgan was in college. Then over the last year, she has kept our kids at least a couple of days a week so that Jess could keep up with work here at the studio. And since Eden has come home, she’s gone with me to a dozen or more weddings so Jess could spend more time at home with the girls. Basically, she’s a part of us, and when she came down the aisle to the the same song we had at our wedding – I just couldn’t hold it together.

Drew grew up living in Indonesia–the same country God used to radically shape me after spending a summer there in college. He’s a strong leader and will, no doubt, lead Morgan on an incredibly journey in this lifetime as they serve others in sharing the light of Christ. Together, they’re a powerhouse team who have already impacted hundreds of lives.

So, you get it – I like these two humans. And maybe that’s why I like these photos so much.

(Venue – Cotton Market, Florals – Morgan’s mom [amazing job, Ms. Paula!]. And special thanks to Chase for shooting this wedding with me… there are some perks to working for followell fotography for a year and having he and I both shoot your wedding is one of them I guess. Several of the photos in this post are his.)

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  • Reba Savell KoskiJuly 12, 2015 - 10:23 pm

    Beautiful bride in a beautiful dress. They are in my prayers daily.

I leave some weddings thinking,”I could shoot that wedding every Saturday and love it every time.” This was one of those. From the emails to meeting in person for a consult (which was a big deal since they both live in Houston) to the wedding day, Sarah & Brandon were just an all-around pleasure to work with and some of the nicest people out there. This wedding had a lot of personal flare to it because Sarah is actually Superwoman and made her bouquet, her maid of honor’s bouquet, Brandon’s boutonniere, ceremony decorations, and ALL of the centerpieces for the reception tables out of paper flowers. As if that didn’t make her cool enough, she’s also from India and had family from all over the world flying in to celebrate with them. Brandon’s mom decided to wear traditional Indian garb along with Sarah’s mom which I thought was such a testament to how well these families have meshed together over the years. Sarah & Brandon – I hope these photos help you remember just how perfect this day was for years to come.

 

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  • Sarah SimpsonJune 26, 2015 - 2:57 am

    Awww thanks you all! Absolutely loved having you be a part of our day!

May was a busy month for Karleigh & Daniel. They graduated from college, got married a week later, hopped on a plane to Greece for the honeymoon, and started new jobs when they got back. Through it all I don’t think they missed a beat. I first met these two when they were freshmen in college. I was a senior at the time and remember Daniel’s character making an impression on me even then as a freshman. I met Karleigh around the same time as Daniel, and realized that there was something different about these two: they really cared about people in a tangible way. After only knowing them for a short time they made me feel like they were my biggest fans, just as a person. When I found out that I was going to get the opportunity to shoot their wedding, I was excited to say the least. If you’re ever just looking for someone to listen to you and really care what you have to say, these guys have your back (and Daniel is a pastor so he basically has to). I’m eager to see just how God uses them individually and as a couple in the coming years.

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  • Jessica ThorntonJune 18, 2015 - 5:37 pm

    Well done, Chase! These are spectacular!

  • Kathy MazeJune 19, 2015 - 5:27 am

    These are incredible, Chase!

  • Kaye N Ben PaceJune 19, 2015 - 12:45 pm

    These are gorgeous pictures! They capture so much emotion and happiness!

So, I’m emerging from a bit of a blog hiatus with TWO weddings today… the weddings of a beautiful brother & sister pair. Up first is Taylor & Seth. After I photographed these two for their engagement session, I knew they: a) knew how to rock it in front of the camera, and b) were mesmerized by one another and helplessly in love. I’m not going to say much about how outstanding their wedding was, but instead let the photos tell that story on their own. The team who brought this day together was all-star: Wendy Putt and Fresh Cut Catering & Floral, Davaine Lighting, and the wonderful crews at First Baptist Church of Jackson and The South Warehouse.

Taylor, Seth, you two will make a tremendous mark on the lives you touch, and seeing as how many people joined in to support you both at your wedding, your impact will be far-reaching. I love who you guys are and all that you stand for.

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  • Darlene Henderson MaslenJuly 7, 2015 - 4:38 pm

    I just loved this. They are the perfect couple.

So, the second of today’s two blog posts is to highlight Kate & Ernie’s wedding. Kate is the brother of the groom from today’s previous post. What a cool privilege for me to photograph for the same family only 7 weeks apart, shooting the wedding of the only two kids in the Conerly family. Kate & Ernie’s wedding couldn’t have been more different from Taylor & Seth’s, but just as spectacular. Their wedding was my first chance to shoot at the Barn at Bridlewood in Hattiesburg and I couldn’t have enjoyed it more–a barn venue, but the classiest kind of barn set amongst the most perfect scenery. And then there was this ceremony: good grief. I had tears STREAMING down our faces as Kate & Ernie unashamedly and all-consumingly worshipped the God who sealed their hearts as one on that day. I, for one, won’t forget these two or that moment any time soon.

I love you guys. I love your wedding. I’m sad it’s over… thankfully we have these photos to help us remember it. :)


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