Friday, March 25, 2011

Foodie Friday (bonus) • Food Blog Love

Two friends of mine do an entertaining and scrumptious food blog I'll Eat My Hat  that I photographed some photos for when I shared a meal with them recently! YUM! Check it out here.

Foodie Friday • The Starland Cafe • Savannah, GA

This week for Foodie Friday, I am featuring a little hidden Savannah gem called The Starland Cafe. They have lots of outdoor seating which is nice for the warm Savannah weather. You couldn't ask for kinder staff. Starland is seated right next to a dog park for all of you dog lovers out there. :) Then there's the food. Oh the food! They definitely have lunch covered, serving the freshest panini, soups and salads full of lovely and unique combinations of ingredients. A few of my favorite panini include The CBG and Turkey & Hummus. If you are a vegetarian (or just a lover of veggies) their "Everything But the Kitchen Sink" salad is to die for as well as many other vegetarian and vegan options. Did I mention the soups? The best Thai Tomato Soup, Potato Soup and Turkey chili of my life! Now for some iPhone photographs I snapped on my last visit there.
The outdoor seating by their garden in the back
    Daily Special: 1/2 sandwich +soup!                             The Menu

The fabulous sweet tea is always fresh and made from a variety of teas such as Earl Gray, Long Leaf, or Mango. (unsweet also available)
    Greek Asparagus (vegeterian)                   The Spicy Turkey with Turkey Chilli Special

You bring a little animal sign to your table so they know where to bring your food.
My dress happened to match the restaurant that day so of course 
I had my friend take a picture of me at the front. 
Open Monday-Friday (11am-3pm)!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Heather & Kelley • Wedding Recreation • Savannah, GA

I want to start out by saying, I was honored and flattered to do this photo shoot for Heather and Kelley. I photographed their engagement session last year, but unfortunately I was booked on their wedding date. Sadly, Heather and Kelley were incredibly unhappy with their wedding photos from the other photographer they hired. It has now been 10 months since their wedding and Heather has been embarrassed to share the photos from their wedding day with friends and family. So when Heather and Kelley came to me to recreate wedding photographs for them, I could not have been more pleased to do so. 

After Kelley saw the photographs I took, I teared up a bit from his response to them. "Yep, as I suspected..... THEY ARE AMAZING!!! Thank you Jessica :) Heather will be so happy when she sees them. You have turned what once was a nightmare, into a dream come true! We can put the old ones behind us and will both be able to cherish these pictures for the rest of our lives!"
Thank you Heather and Kelley for letting me be a part of such a special experience. 

The first half of the photographs were taken at the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge because their original wedding was held near a forest and the second half were taken at a beach on Hilton Head Island, SC because that is where they first met.


Kelley had a quick wardrobe change and came running back with Heather's bouquet. 
Love this one of Heather. How gorgeous is she?

Friday, March 18, 2011

Foodie Fridays • SweetCakes Bakery • Cornelius, NC

SweetCakes Bakery is quite a lovely gourmet cupcake shop located in Cornelius, NC and serves the entire Lake Norman area. It opened in 2008 by a mother and daughter team, Brenda Lord and Heather Allen who are two of the sweetest ladies. All of the cupcakes are baked fresh daily with all natural ingredients, many of which are from local farmers. Most importantly though, the cupcakes- are- amazing! I can honestly say I have tried nearly every flavor and they are all super delicious. My personal favorite is the Mississippi Mud pictured below. It's full of rich chocolaty goodness. Sweetcakes also caters to weddings with custom cupcakes created for your special day. You can check out the details here.


    Mini Blackberry Wine
Custom designed packaging
White Chocolate Raspberry
    Article in the Charlotte Observer                           The cupcake flavor weekly schedule

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Tara & Creighton • Married! • Savannah, GA

Tara and Creighton celebrated their intimate wedding ceremony in the beautiful courtyard of  Forsyth Park Inn in Savannah, GA. Their close family and friends gathered from all over for the affair. They could not have asked for better weather in March. Tara looked just like a fairy tale princess in her gown.
Venue: Forsyth Park Inn
Florist: Kiwi Fleur