offbeat bride

Shawanda + John |Trolley Barn Wedding | Atlanta Wedding Photography | The Trolley Barn

Every detail for this Trolley Barn wedding was perfect and they welcomed me along their journey as a friend. When Shawanda told me her wedding dress was going to be PINK I had no idea what to expect. What I got was a fun, relaxed, over the top, happy bride! I believe the dress set the whole tone for the day- AH-mazing.

When they told me the wedding was unplugged I couldn't have been more excited! Turning your phone off during the ceremony allows the guests to really be part of why everyone came together…. That is why you hire a wedding photographer, so your guests don't have to take the photos. It's nice not to see 20 cell phones up in the air.

As I right this blog, I am starting to think back to the tacos (that were unlimited and oh so delicious) from the Tex's Taco truck!  If you ever see that truck, GET THE CHICKEN TACOS!

bride getting ready

bride shoes and rings

groom getting ready

groom details

bride and groom portrait

pink wedding dress

bride details


Trolley Barn wedding

bride portrait

bridal party

groom portrait

reception details

father daughter dance

mother son dance

maid of honor speech

Best man speech

Tex Tacos

tex tacos

bouquet toss

garter toss


Rachel + Drew | Folly Beach, SC | Wedding


It's so exciting that I am at an age where the next phone call could be that my friend is now engaged and asking me to be her wedding photographer! Rachel is one of those friends. Rachel became my sister when she and my (actual) sister were in the Army together. I couldn't have been more happy to hear that she found the man she was going to spend the rest of her life with and Drew was the perfect match for her zany personality! Everyone traveled to Folly Beach, South Carolina for this offbeat destination wedding. One of the things that makes your wedding day so special is that you can make your day however you want. Rachel and Drew's destination wedding also doubled as a honeymoon!!

People often cringe when you say winter at the beach because it's cold and usually raining, which it was raining (and flooding for that matter). The rain wasn't going to stop us! Rachel's pink wedding dress was stunning against the grey December sky. They decided to take their beach ceremony onto a trolley that drove through downtown Charleston as they exchanged vows! The ceremony and tour of downtown Charleston was followed by a sand ceremony and a low country boil by The Smoking Pot. It doesn't get any more personalized than that!

Folley Beach, SC

Bride Getting Ready

Bride Getting Ready

Bride Getting Ready


Groom and Groomsmen

Wedding Dress

Wedding Ring

Bride Getting Dressed

Bridal Details

Bridal Details

Mother of the Bride



Charleston, SC wedding

Bride and Groom Details

Bride and Groom on Trolley

Bride and Groom

South Carolina Bride

Downtown Charleston, SC

Bridal Dress

Bride and Groom

Bridal veil

Folley Beach, South Carolina

Bride and Groom

Bride and Groom

Bride and Groom


Bride and Groom Folley Beach, South Carolina

Folley Beach, SC

Folley Beach, South Carolina

Wedding Cake

Low Country Boil

Low Country Boil

Bride and Groom Low Country Boil

Low Country Boil Details

Low Country Boil Bride and Groom

Wedding Reception