Uprooted Magnolia

A Southern Wedding Story

Posted in Georgia, Photography by leahyetter on November 17, 2011

I’m staying in Georgia for the month and my plate has been full! With loving on my nephews and shooting for some of my long time clients, I haven’t had much time to spend with you. Please forgive my absence.
As soon as we arrived we were immediately immersed in wedding festivities for my baby cousin. My father and I photographed the wedding while my best bud Terri shot video. Patrick was a huge help with carrying most of my equipment and even shooting a few during the ceremony.

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We started out shooting the dress and accessories while the girls were getting ready.

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And once they were all dolled up,

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her matron of honor walked her to her first look  session with her soon to husband.
In case you don’t know, the first look is a quiet moment before the ceremony when the groom gets to see his bride in the dress for the first time. It’s nice for them to have this time to talk and maybe brush off tummy twitters and ease the nerves. It also helps to get many of the group pictures done before guests arrive. So that after the ceremony we grab the last of the group shots and the bride and groom can enjoy their time with family and guests at the reception.

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This was such a romantic setting for their first look. Dad captured the twirl and I think this shot says it all. Just look at the sparkles on the water, and the sparkling bride!

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We had fun with our group shots. Sillyness!

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Her father walked her down a path of rose petals to her beloved. The ceremony was full of happy tears and laughter.

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A friend of mine said “Nice shots, sweet but you just HAD to put cows in it ;-)”.
Yep. I miss the ranch, can you tell?.

Then the party began.

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Good times.

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Great dancing.

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Love was in the air.

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They matted an image from their engagement session we had back in May for folks to sign their best wishes to the happy couple.

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And they exited amidst a glow of sparklers held by those close to them.

We were so honored to be a part of their special day. Thank you to Delta and Matt for being a delight to photograph. We wish you all the best. xoxo


Two Fathers Today

Posted in Family, Georgia by leahyetter on June 20, 2010
My dad has always been an important and strong influence in my life. He started my love of  photography in my early teens and encouraged me to stick with it.

me and dad, 1992

Who knew I’d end up being the photographer at his wedding 16 years later.

photographing dad and debbie, 2008

me and dad, 2008


My brother became a father in December 2008 to the most beautiful baby in the world. I knew he’d be a good dad because he is a great big brother to me.

ken and baby Joey, 2008

Joey loves his daddy. He looks just like him too.

ken and baby Joey, 2009

Happy Father’s Day fellas. Miss you and love you. Hope you are having a marvelous day. xoxo