Her face! I smile every time I look at this image. Grandmothers are the best.
Just a few weeks later I was fortunate to photograph Katie's brother on HIS wedding day!
Katie's brother was also her man-of-honor <3
I graduated high school with Katie and her twin brother, Jake, and have always loved them and their big hearts. They are some of the most genuine people I know! As soon as Katie's inquiry email hit my inbox, I was determined to photograph her wedding. I told her whatever we needed to do, we'd work it out - I was going to be there!
I had yet to meet Joseph, but had followed along their journey from what Katie shared of them online, I already knew he was special. But upon meeting him I was blown away at their compatibility and I enjoyed watching them interact as we discussed their wedding plans over coffee. They honestly are BEST. FRIENDS. I saw that right away. Which made me even more excited to photograph their day.
Fast-forward a few months later, their wedding day arrived. They were both relaxed and cherished each moment leading up their vows. Their wedding party was HI-larious, I was laughing (or sometimes crying) so hard behind my camera, I really enjoyed my time with them. At the ceremony, Jake led everyone to tears with his heartfelt speech dedicated to Joseph & his sister. The biggest smiles, though, hit their faces after "the kiss", as they were exiting the ceremony. KT & Joseph had waited for that moment for a long time - and they were ready to celebrate!
At the core, they held onto to the true purpose of this day and never let the meaningless traditions distract them away from that. They were surrounded by such kind and loving friends, who all made sure The Tillmans were celebrated. What an honor it was to document such authentic love and friendship!
My dear KT, thank you for trusting me with this day. I'm sad it's over, because I miss hanging out with yall! But I AM SO excited to see your marriage grow and watch you both tackle life together. Do big things ya'll! Let's get coffee again soon <3
VENUE: Oasis Venue & Party Place, Quitman, GA
CATERING: Oasis Venue & Party Place
FLORIST: Tara Ashton
COORDINATOR: Kimberly Lee
BRIDAL MAKE UP: Lacey Croft
CEREMONY MUSIC: Ben O'Dowd and Erin Ruso
DJ: Chad Carter
WEDDING | VALDOSTA | QUITMAN | SOUTH GEORGIA | PHOTOGRAPHER
Glori Beaufort is a professionally trained photographer from Valdosta, Georgia specializing in weddings and couples across the East Coast.