I was so very excited when Veronica and Jake mentioned to me that they wanted their engagement session to take place at Wormsloe and Forsyth Park! And this post will show a few of the photos from these epic locations during their Engagement Session In Savannah!
We started off at Wormsloe. When you think of the south… I guarantee this is what you think of. Those iconic Large Oak trees lining a long dirt road, Complete with the Spanish moss hanging from their strong branches. I was in HEAVEN! One word to describe this… EPIC.
But what was EVEN MORE SPECIAL than the location… was the couple I was photographing, Jake and Veronica
For starters, I will NOT be photographing their wedding. Instead, I’ll be attending as a guest, which means more to me than anyone can imagine. Let me explain.
If you’ve been following me for some time, you know that I value Authenticity. I value honesty. So. I’m going to get real with ya.
Neither of my brothers attended my wedding. (For reasons beyond their control at that time. ) Additionally, I wasn’t at their weddings either. (Derrick just didn’t invite me, and well, I was already shooting a wedding the same day my other brother Michael was married. )
And for a person (me) who values family… these circumstances deeply hurt. But what hurts even more, is that Derrick has since disowned me. (Again… another story for another day) BUT….
Well, it’s because Jake, my cousin, has been like a brother to me. And his parents (my amazing Aunt Shelly and Uncle Mike) are like my second parents. They are the ones I reach out to when I need to talk. We take vacations together. We hang out, and above all… we are there for each other, the way families should be.
And Veronica. She is incredibly gorgeous and ever so bubbly. Seriously one of the nicest, most kind people you can meet. She is the whole package. Together these two make one hell of a couple.
So when Jake and Veronica asked me to shoot their engagement session- I was stoked! But then when they asked me to NOT shoot their wedding… I was honored. (I think I actually cried.)
So now…. let’s turn the story back to where it should be… On Them. These two have been together forever. When they announced their engagement… I think it’s fair to say that everyone’s response was… “It’s about time!”. LOL
Jake and Veronica are two of the most amazing people as individuals, and together they are one hell of a dynamic duo.
So why don’t I continue on showing you more from their Engagement Session in Savannah. (And also SC too!)
Jake and I meet in 2007 in the freshman dorms of Coastal Carolina in Myrtle Beach.
Our first real date was actually down in Beaufort, SC. He knew I loved seafood and took me to a waterfront seafood restaurant.
Jake proposed on Tybee Beach, GA, in front of several close friends.
We love to grocery shop and cook together. We love to walk all over downtown savannah and find new bars and restaurants.
Jake loves to workout and golf. I really love to cook and spend time with friends.
Veronica -” I love how no matter where we are, he always says bye and thank you to the owner, host, or employee at any establishment we visit. He is very adamant and making sure that where he sat, looks better than how he found it. I find it very annoying when Jake replaces song lyrics with his whole name.”
Jake – “I love how she incorrectly states idioms. I also love how she is very kind to everyone she meets. She is also the life of the party. I hate how she does not dry off in the shower and directly steps onto the bathroom mat soaking wet.”
Slowly coming along. We have booked are venue and currently looking for caterers.
Still envisioning but we definitely picture a really fun dance party!
I love you guys!! And I’m super excited to celebrate with you all next year!!
- Christine & Christopher
Kris was the calm in the storm that I found wedding planning to be. Kris held my hand, encouraged me and also made me laugh when I didn’t feel like laughing. She is organized, professional and is the absolute best at what she does"
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- Anna + Kyle
When our wedding was postponed due to COVID a mere 3 days before our date, she called us immediately and showered us with well wishes...and worked with us to make sure we were able to secure her for our new date in August.
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- Rebecca + Sean
Kris is literally worth 10x whatever your budget is for a photographer. . .
"Kris is literally worth 10x whatever your budget is for a photographer"