30A Wedding Photography
Highly experienced, ultra professional, non-intrusive 30A wedding photography with a modern beachy flare…
About Chris & Rachel, your wedding photographers..
As gulf coast natives, we have had the privilege of photographing hundreds of weddings all across 30A and Rosemary Beach (and globally). Through the years, we have constantly perfected our knowledge of light, the quality of our equipment, and the art of capturing each moment. With a vast amount of camera/production knowledge combined with countless hours at weddings, we are a wedding day vendor you’ll be glad to have on your team.
As we celebrate 13 years of marriage with each other, we understand how special the wedding day is but then we look back on the guests from our wedding and realize how many are no longer with us. These photographs will be important now, but heirlooms later.
Take a wedding day tour with us!
Usually, when our team arrives, you’re in the final moments of hair & makeup. We take this time to photograph the rings with a special macro lens, the details – including the dress hanging, the invitations, jewelry, and any other special pieces incorporated into your wedding day design.
The Getting Ready
We will photograph you with your girls… the hugs from grandma, the tears from mom… and usually… a special first look with dad. We usually start our wedding day coverage around the time that you are mostly ready. We partner with the wedding videographers to make sure the film is also documented to perfection including interviews and other special moments during this time.
Once you have your dress on, we try to take a few minutes to artistically capture some bridal portraits. This can be in the outdoor area by your venue or getting ready location, on the beach, or inside your getting ready house. Since we have provided 30a Wedding Photography for over 10 years, we can photograph in any lighting scenario, giving you a guarantee you’ll receive a breathtaking wedding gallery.
Then we add your amazing bride tribe and take some gorgeous (and published nationally) bridal party photos. As a 30a wedding photographer, we know some great, shaded locations to take your bridal party portraits including Eden Gardens State Park, Watercolor, and Rosemary Beach. We also know the requirements for each location and have our vendor permit for Walton county!
We usually split off (your team of two photographers and videographers) and take some getting ready photos of the guys..but we usually wait until closer to the ceremony time. No guy likes to be ready in a full suit…super early. So we help coordinate the timeline so we are taking their portraits at the latest time possible. See we told you we have earned those ‘stripes’ with all these weddings under our belts!
The Guys aka Groomsmen
Don’t worry if you have a few rambunctious groomsmen..we are experts as posing and can [kindly] persuade them into line…or a v-shape depending on the vibe. We will take individuals with each groomsmen and this is also a great time to take some photos with the groom and his family.
The Wedding Ceremony
We usually have two photographers…one to catch the bride coming in… and one to capture the groom’s first glance. We also shift into documentary style for the ceremony to really focus on the moments that matter the most. You’ll have a beautiful blend of candid photos, wide angle, scenic, and of course the main events of the ceremony. As locals, we know beach light (even JLo’s wedding photographer struggled with this) and you’ll appreciate us coaching you on your ceremony timeline as well as when you should be taking your sunset couples portraits.
The Bridal Party
Usually immediately following the ceremony, we take the formal family photos (quick and efficiently – no one wants a frozen half smile) and then migrate to the bridal party….
The Couples Portraits
We know the couples portraits are some of the most important portraits of the day (and most likely to be displayed). This is why our team works with each couple to custom curate an ‘epic’ portrait. Whether it be sunset, super artistic with flash, or edgy, we will help create an amazing design with your vision in mind.
The Party aka Reception
We shift gears at the reception and add lights to capture the party with an edgy and fun documentary style. We officially stay out of your ‘hair’ to give you a much needed photo break and take as many candids as possible including all of the ones you can use for blackmail later. The reception is documented as it unfolds but we are always available for additional “smile” photos if you need us. We love providing 30a Wedding Photography for weddings all across 30A but would love to chat about your special day. Reach out below to get an immediate response!
Interested in booking our team for your wedding? Fill out the form below and Rachel will reach out within 24 hours. For an immediate response, send her a text at (850) 307-8402.
Fill out the form below and we will reach out within 24 hours, usually immediately.