i can’t quite explain to you how fantastic these two are, but anyone who knows them, knows what i mean.
there was so much heart poured into their day it was incredible. for instance, Camille’s mother made the belt for her dress. after the bridesmaids got ready, camille gifted them necklaces but they were all different. she took the time to find charms unique to her friendship with each person. and the explanations were just as beautiful as her girls. austin’s gift to camille was a beautiful stone necklace that he packaged in a gorgeous glass box filled with moss.
above all else, and what it all comes down to really, of course is that this couple is deeply, madly, head over heels in love. in this two-story brick courtyard in the warehouse district, under cafe lights, they said “i do” to forever. and when they were announced husband and wife in The Tree Room in Athens, GA, their friends and family cheered so loud it moved me.
their reception followed in Broad9A, an artist collective space. being artists themselves – Austin, a filmmaker and Camille, a jewelry designer – I couldn’t think of a more perfect place for them to celebrate.
what I took away from their story (and you should too if you are planning a wedding) is this: incorporate as much of who you are at your core into your day as you can. and of course, be in the moment. I hardly ever had to give anyone direction on austin + camille’s wedding day. they indulged in every hug and laugh and moment they had with their friends and family. they didn’t worry about posing for the camera. when i pointed a camera at people throughout the day, they didn’t look at me and smile. most of the time, i think they forgot i was there, which is exactly what i hope for when i document someone’s wedding.
real people and real moments are what it’s all about. and these two are as genuine as they come. photographing their wedding was a dream.
i couldn’t narrow it down because i’m kind of in love with their wedding. so be prepared, this one’s a little lengthy. hope you love it as much as i do!
congrats again to austin and camille. meeting you and knowing you has been a blessing. you both are truly one in a million. thank you for trusting me with your special day.