Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Unique Venues!

I love when my wedding couples choose unique and personal venues. It always creates an interesting backdrop for the photographs taken during their day. One of my favorite weddings I have been a part of was Kelsey and Erik 's wedding in Savannah, GA. Kelsey worked at the beautiful Paris Market & Brocante, which closed for the day for her and her bridesmaids to get ready for her wedding.
Erik and his groomsmen got ready in Kelsey's apartment. I don't think it can be any more personal than that. :)
    Their reception was held in a good friend of Kelseys backyard.

The first part of this video has some great suggestions for ways to personalize your venue as well as unique cake ideas and general tips for your day! I love the idea of having a wedding in a museum, library, or garden and a reception in an art gallery. Check the video out from this link below.

I Won WeddingWire's Bride's Choice Awards 2011!

Thank you to all of my wonderful clients for the really nice reviews! I truly appreciate it.
Here is the press release!
Savannah,GA – January 25, 2011 - WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to
announce Jessica Keener Photography has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s 
Choice Awards™ 2011 for Wedding Photography!

Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over
750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire,
the largest wedding review site in the nation.

Jessica Keener Photography stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire
community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top
wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were
based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is honored to celebrate the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire
community,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the annual Bride’s Choice Awards™
program, WeddingWire has the unique opportunity to recognize the best wedding professionals across the US and
Canada. We applaud Jessica Keener Photography for their professionalism and dedication to enhancing the wedding
planning experience last year.”

We are happy to announce that Jessica Keener Photography is among the very best wedding photographers within
the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings,
Project Wedding and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for nominating us to receive the Bride’s
Choice Awards™ 2011.

For more information, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at

For more information on the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011, please visit www.WeddingWire.com.

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire.com, the nation's leading technology company serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only
online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For
engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 local wedding vendors,
from wedding venues to wedding photographers to wedding cakes. WeddingWire also offers an online community
and a suite of cutting-edge planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no
charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire provides free online management tools creating the only market
opportunity that gives local businesses control over their clients, reviews, leads and performance. Businesses that
join the WeddingWire Network appear on WeddingWire.com and other leading sites, including
MarthaStewartWeddings.com (NYSE: MSO), ProjectWedding.com and Weddingbee.com (both part
of eHarmony), and Celebrations.com (part of the 1-800-Flowers family of brands, NASDAQ: FLWS). 

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Ashley and Jon Tied the Knot in Savannah, GA!

Ashley and Jon really enjoyed the true Savannah experience for their special day. They got married in Savannah's first square Johnson Square. After an intimate ceremony we all hopped on an Old Savannah Trolley and headed to Savannah's largest park and popular tourist spot, Forsyth Park to take some photos.  Forsyth Park is of course home for the Forsyth Park Fountain which is one of Savannah's top tourist attractions. The lighting was just beautiful as the sun was beginning to set over the park.

This is my favorite photograph from their day. I think Ashley looks particularly stunning!

Jon surprised Ashley with a horse drawn carriage to bring Ashley to the ceremony with her father.

 It was freezing outside so a very nice police officer let Ashley borrow her jacket after the ceremony. This is Ashley's "pose" as she puts it. :)
Ashley and Jon in front of the Forsyth Park Fountain.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Crystal and Stephen got Married!

Congratulations to Crystal and Stephen, two of the nicest clients I have ever worked with! They had their official wedding ceremony this December in Richmond Hill, GA at the Richmond Hill United Methodist Church. Their genuine love for each other is clear. Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your special day! Truly.

 Crystal and Stephen love fishing together so Crystal made this fish hook with their wedding date to photograph with their rings! Love it!
 All of the bridesmaids wore boots because Crystal basically lives in them normally. A couple of the bridesmaids even borrowed boots from Crystal for the ceremony.
What beautiful ladies!
These groomsmen stepped straight out of a movie. 

 Stephen was thoroughly enjoying his "bridal" moment with Crystals accessories.
 Too cute.

 Stephen surprised Crystal with this gorgeous (and HUGE) ring during the ceremony!
Love this idea for guests to sign instead of a guest signing book.

 The Cupid Shuffle is my wedding reception guilty pleasure. Thank you to Katie, my awesome assistant for this shot.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wedding Details

I wanted to share a few details from an intimate ceremony I photographed recently in Savannah, GA at Forsyth Park Inn.  Love the warm yellow, orange and brown color palette! The couple are very private and requested that photographs of themselves not be posted online, which I respect, so I will not be sharing any of the beautiful photographs of them on my blog with you. Enjoy the details!

 The couple shared their vows in front of this beautiful fountain in the courtyard of Forsyth Park Inn!
 I love photographs of photos being taken. :)

 This adorable little girl was teething, not getting shwasted of course. She wanted to partake in the toast.
The bride warming up by the fireplace before heading to the reception at the delicious and elegant Olde Pink House

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Photographing for Fun

Sometimes as a professional photographer, I forget to photograph just for myself, for fun. I have been making more of an effort lately. I just wanted to share this self portrait I snapped whilst photographing my dad's truck he is selling (you can see him too of course, behind the window I'm reflected in). I always love those photographs you randomly capture that were not the initial intention of a photo shoot.

Friday, January 14, 2011

The Sartorialist

Scott Schumann, the photographer behind The Sartorialist; a beautifully inspiring street fashion photography blog, is in this wonderful mini-documentary I wanted to share. I love his approach and opinion on photography and fashion. His photographs really make you want to open your eyes to the world around you. So inspiring.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Featured: Best of 2010!

Glamour and Grace featured one of my photographs from Kelsey and Erik's wedding I photographed this past August in their fave photos from 2010! Check it out here! The wedding blog is a fabulous place for "inspirations for the vintage, chic, and style conscious bride". 

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Outside-of-the-Box Wedding Bands

Are you looking for a unique wedding band? Some are witty, some are sweet, but most of all they are handmade and gorgeous! Check them out! UncommonGoods