“Rain” is definitely a four letter word when it comes to weddings. No bride wants rain on their wedding day and I think the “10 day weather forecasts” only exist to make brides crazy worrying. We tell brides that rain on their wedding day means good luck to make them feel better, but for Jenny and Sergio’s destination wedding in historic St. Augustine, the rain really works in their wedding photos! (and I don’t just say that to make them feel better about the weather!) The storm clouds and moody light really add to the weathered and time worn look of historic St. Augustine where they wed in a beautiful historic church. So, for once, I can be happy about rain on a wedding day!
So often the word “tradition” is used with a negative connotation. I think we often forget why we have traditions– to honor people we love, to model after them, to give a sense of stability and continuity to life. All things that you want as part of a wedding, really. So, when Danielle and Josh decided to honor tradition and get married at Maclay Gardens just like her parents, it definitely elevated the feeling of tradition for the day! While “tradition” was a good part of the day, it did not mean that anything was formal, stuffy or forced. The day was full of fun, laughter and love! Congrats again to Danielle and Josh!
High school sweethearts, Tessa and Justin’s love has already stood the test of time– well, for more than a decade already! They got married under the big oak tree at the Space at Feather Oaks in Tallahassee, surrounded by their closest friends and family. While Hurricane Nate skirted Tallahassee, it thankfully only gave us some sprinkles until about halfway into the wedding reception, when the skies opened up! Thankfully, we got most of their wedding photography done before the downpour, but we definitely raced to move the party inside!
I have photographed dozens of weddings at the Retreat at Bradley’s Pond, but Ashley and Levi’s decor is hands down my favorite! I don’t think there was a single detail left unattended and everything had such a romantic, southern flair! September weddings in Tallahassee are always warm, but with beautiful blue skies, we really couldn’t complain!
I have been photographing weddings now for more than ten years and the stories and emotions of that day still have the power to bring me to tears. It is not lost on me that couples choose to have me document what is often the most important day of their lives. I feel lucky not only to have such a rewarding job but also to call Tallahassee my adopted home. I have been in Tallahassee half my life now and it has been the place where I began Long’s Photography and its the people of Tallahassee who made it a success. To say thank you, I am looking to tell the story of a couple here in Tallahassee that are getting married in 2017 or 2018 and I will be gifting them their wedding photography!
One Tallahassee couple will be chosen to receive five hours of wedding coverage, all final high resolution wedding day images in jpeg format and an engagement session with all final high resolution images– a $2200 value!
To apply go to: http://longsphotography.com/hidden/wedding-giveaway/ (All entries must be received BEFORE April 1, 2017)
For more information about our wedding photography packages, visit: http://longsphotography.com/pricing-109/wedding-pricing/