But I saw the city in a lovely new light last month while photographing a wedding for a dear friend and beautiful bride to be Jamila McRae. The day’s occasion took us all around town — from Suites at Bay to Reynolds Square to Telfair Square and the Jepson Center for the main event.
There are endless options for beautiful wedding venues in Savannah. If you closed your eyes and placed a finger on a random spot of a map of historic Savannah, chances are you’d still have a breathtaking wedding. But the Jepson Center, by far, is one of the more desired destinations. When Jamila messaged me to say she had booked the museum, I shrieked and tried to explain to my bewildered boyfriend (and second shooter) why this would be so gorgeous to capture.
I’ve always been impressed by the unique design and striking beauty of the Jepson Center. Having the opportunity to shoot a wedding there inspired so many ideas for capturing its grand features while remaining true to the spirit of a beautiful occasion. Even Michael, who had never been in the museum before, reacted swiftly with amazing approaches and ideas for capturing the ceremony. One of my favorite shots was taken by him from a high vantage point as the bride walks down the stairs with her father. It was a soft yet stunning moment that breathed energy into our work that day as visual storytellers. Months later, it’s still the standout moment from our series and one that’s been recognized by Design Studio South and Savannah Weddings Magazine.
Brandon and Jamila’s union couldn’t have been expressed more eloquently than at the Jepson Center. But Savannah, itself, offered so many opportunities for creative perspectives that really connect with how Brandon and Jamila display their love for one another. Here are more of my favorite moments from the wedding:
I’d be honored to capture your special day and willing to travel wherever you are. Contact me to set up time to meet or chat over the phone.