There are not many things that I will voluntarily stay awake 24 hours for, but a day trip to Georgia to photograph this beautiful styled shoot is the exception!
I love traveling alone. I feel like I get to spend time with myself, which is something I rarely get to do. This was my first time in Georgia and being a country girl at heart, I was excited to see what Georgia had to offer. Although I did spend most of my time photographing, I was able to take in some scenery and talk to very sweet people from the area. Meeting locals is another favorite of mine. I find their different way of life fascinating.
The first thing I saw while driving up the windy driveway of the Yonah Mountain Vineyard were the breathtaking mountains towering over the open rows of grape vines. The scenery is overwhelming. I wanted to photograph in every direction as one side is prettier than the next.
Ashlyn did an amazing job coordinating all of the details and bridal party for this styled shoot. The color pallet, the personalities of each individual model, and the landscape made for exciting photography.
When I saw the mood board for this shoot, I immediately booked my flight to Georgia. There was no doubt in my mind that this was going to be a day I did not want to miss. Most people think I am crazy for flying all the way from New York to Georgia for a photo shoot, but I think they are crazy for not chasing what they know will make them happy. This shoot is by far one of my favorites. I am so grateful that I was able to attend.
I made many new friends down south and look forward to keeping in touch with them. It would have been nice to have more time to spend day dreaming at the landscapes of Northern Georgia too. For now, I had to be satisfied with a day trip, but I will be back. You can't keep this girl away from the country for too long!
Special Thank You:
Host/Planner & Bride 1: @ashcrow_xo Grooms: @famedfam @steedley 1187 Bride 2: @lexandlach Bridesmaids: @srportraiture@_notyoursunshine_ @haleahyoder@Janamanning_ Groomsmen: @suitupjustin @Braydonw@ricalous @allencummingsmusic Venue: @yonahmountainvineyardsevents Florist/Decorator: @xpressions_floraldesigns Baker: Sweet Crumb Company Bridal Fitted Gown: @enblanc_la Ball Gown & Bridesmaid Dresses: @houseofthebride Furniture Rental: @decorbytheday Caterer: @acymom0510 Signage: @lettersbylizzi
Hair Stylist: @bilgahmoka Makeup: @makeupbyashtonn Jewelry: @ebjewelrystudio