SESSION BY SHELBY ROBINSON
"Hey Shelby! Tell us a little bit about this couple and your session."
"Meredith & Josh found me through a mutual friend, and from the first moments we met I just knew their wedding day was going to be incredible. We met on Fort Mountain in Georgia for their engagement session, and it started pouring as soon as we got there. But Meredith & Josh didn’t mind a bit, and we got some of my favorite engagement photos to date.
The fog rolling through the mountain hills and how carefree this couple was about being out in the rain and just loving on one another - it was a beautiful day then, and little did I know that it would set the stage for some of the most incredible weather on their wedding day!
When my second shooter and I arrived at Vogel State Park after and awe-inspiring drive through the curvy mountains roads, where autumn was absolutely peaking at every turn, it began to downpour. We were slightly discouraged, but still hopeful for a break in time for pictures. We went up to see Meredith to begin getting her ready, and she was just as chill and happy as ever. It was currently pouring on her wedding day and she told me she was just excited to marry Josh. Best. Bride. Ever!
So we make a break for the first look location (scenic photo attached) and the rain stops! Josh is waiting for his bride out on the bridge and as I am walking towards him I encounter this absolutely breathtaking foggy, lake view filled with autumn colors and rolling mountains. I was quite literally jumping up and down and smiling so big at what a turn this day took.
Their first look was so entirely beautiful with how sweetly Meredith & Josh love one another. The fog continued to rolling across our backdrop as I continued to snap away in utter bliss at the scene!
After the couple portraits, I pulled Meredith aside for some bridals portraits, and that is when we were struck with even more magic. The sun, out of nowhere, came out and created this ethereal lighting that blew my mind even more. I just couldn’t get over all that was happening - it was some of the most amazing weather I had seen in a long time. The ceremony site was on the opposite side of the lake we were currently on, and we couldn’t see too much because of the fog on our end. However, all the guests waiting at the site said there was a rainbow that shone brightly just over the ceremony site for a short period.
We all left that night with happy hearts as we watched the full moon rise over the lake. It was absolutely one of my favorite weddings to date, obviously because of all the incredible weather we got, but truly even more so how Meredith & Josh we so happy just to love and be with one another - no matter how bad the weather looked in the beginning! I kept telling them how they were so rewarded because of who they are together. It was a blessed day for sure!"
"Who was your second shooter and what gear did you use?"
Second Shooter: Avery Lynn Photography
Gear: Canon 5D Mark IV & 24-70mm 2.8 II