Before I went back to UGA for photography, I was an English teacher, and my first year teaching was at Carver Middle School in Monroe. That year I had sweet student named Whitney in my 8th grade English class. Her mom was one of the English teachers in my department. Whitney was always a great student—and I’m so glad we’ve kept in touch!
I was thrilled for her when she got engaged to Jeremiah—and when I met him at their engagement session I adored him! Jeremiah is perfect for Whitney…he’s sweet, polite and a true Southern gentleman! They planned to marry at the church where Whitney’s parents tied the knot—that was a special place for their family.
January 19th started out rainy…and the later prospects didn’t look much better! It didn’t bother Whitney…she was content to enjoy her wedding day no matter what the forecast had in store!
We got a little break in the rain and braved the drizzle to head out with clear umbrellas for photos. The girls were so sweet and more than willing to head out in the elements to make sure Whitney got great photos! Whitney’s sister, Bethany, was her matron of honor, and Bethany’s husband, Jody, held a big umbrella over me to keep the camera lens from getting wet. (Thanks, Jody!!)
A few minutes before the ceremony, we saw that a wall of rain was coming—so after a sweet, God-centered ceremony where Jeremiah’s father pronounced them husband and wife, I whisked them outside to grab some photos before the downpour! We were JUST in time….we got Jeremiah and Whitney’s portraits in and the bridal party photos before the heavy rain set in.
The reception took place in the fellowship hall behind the church where lots of love went into the decorations and amazing food! Whitney and Jeremiah shared their first dance as a married couple, cut their cake and toasted with punch. They were surrounded by their closest family and friends, and despite the weather, it was a special, beautiful day! I’m so honored that I was able to capture their wedding…especially having known Whitney since she was in 8th grade! I’m so proud of the lady she’s grown up to be and that God sent Jeremiah to share her life. They are truly a sweet couple…and I wish them a lifetime of blessings and happiness!