We’ve fallen in love with Garmisch. This little German town in the foothills of the Alps is JUST as you would imagine!
This morning, bees basically ate most of my breakfast (about .2 seconds after I took this photo 🙄). See? Not all things that happen on vacation are great! But if you swipe, you’ll see that we still managed to salvage the rest of the day 😂
We walked the infamous grounds of Dachau concentration camp today. Such brutal history and sadness. I can’t really describe the feeling of walking where so many were tortured. Where people were literally shot in lines, starved, buried with no dignity and tortured. There are no words. I am so thankful for those who survived, helped bring justice, and fought back. Freedom truly isn’t free.
Landed at 8:30am Munich time and spent the day wandering Marienplatz, eating pretzels and drinking (arguably the best) beer! Even though we’re exhausted, I’d say Day 1 of the honeymoon was amazing!!! If you’re up for a laugh, swipe to see Garrett in his element 😂
We may not be setting sail, but we are about to take off!! We're going to Germany today!!! #groversonthego
When Matt & Katharine asked me to come out to Las Vegas for their engagement session, I had to read through their email 10 times before I actually believed it! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It's a photographer's DREAM to capture landscapes like the desert and #RedRockCanyon and I was overjoyed that Matt & Katharine trusted me with such an adventure! In case you missed it, their gorgeous engagement is on the blog. And this may be super lame, but I can't stop scrolling through it either!! 😂
My favorite thing about travel is seeing new landscapes, people watching, and dreaming of how people live in different places and cultures from the one I do. It's amazing how different this world can be, and because of that, I can get so focused on my routine. So it's exciting to ditch comfort for the adventure of trying new foods, forgoing the Kroger supermarket for the fresh one in a French town, or *attempting* to converse in a new language... though I'm still working on that one, thanks to @duolingo! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #redrockcanyon #redrockcanyonengagement #destinationengagement #lasvegasweddingphotographer #flashesofdelight #lasvegasengagement #wildstoryteller
Y'all! I've got serious travel on the brain! We leave in TWO days for our honeymoon through Germany & France and macarons, bratwurst, pretzels and photographing castles is all I can think about... (notice that food takes priority 😂)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We’ve decided to only take carry-on bags, so I've gotta ask...what's the ONE thing you wouldn't travel to Europe without? Help me make sure I'm bringing the best things! #groversonthego ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ >>And if you're feeling all travely-eyed like I am, this engagement session from Red Rock Canyon is on the blog, too!! #lwpcouples #redrockcanyon #redrockcanyonengagement #destinationengagement #lasvegasweddingphotographer #flashesofdelight #lasvegasengagement #wildstoryteller
Bare feet, soft blankets and roses. Love it. #laurawatsonweddings⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Taken at @workshopvero ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Gown: @lauredesagazan ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hair + Makeup: @vigilantecosmetics ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Styling: @vintagestylist ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Florals: @sheanstrong ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sponsor: @thebridaltheory ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Model: @toups13⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Props: @urbanfarmhouse⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Rings: @trumpetandhorn
Someone asked me last weekend if I'd ever thought about capturing newborns and families, and I told them that while I'm not anti-baby or -family, I just prefer couples. And I think it's because the season I'm in personally fits so well with celebrating love. Through celebrating my engagement & marriage to Garrett, I've just fallen in love with weddings all over again!! Each time I flip through our wedding photos, I picture my couples doing the same, and y'all it fires me UP! I love thinking about my couples sharing those moments, over a glass of wine, and re-living their wedding day together!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Taken at @workshopvero ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Gown: @lauredesagazan ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hair + Makeup: @vigilantecosmetics ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Styling: @vintagestylist ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Florals: @sheanstrong ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sponsor: @thebridaltheory ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Model: @toups13⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Props: @urbanfarmhouse⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Rings: @trumpetandhorn
Just a sweet, southern couple in an even sweeter setting 🙌⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Taken at @workshopvero ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Gown: @lauredesagazan ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hair + Makeup: @vigilantecosmetics ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Styling: @vintagestylist ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Florals: @sheanstrong ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sponsor: @thebridaltheory ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Model: @toups13⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Props: @urbanfarmhouse⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Rings: @trumpetandhorn
Pop of color? Yes please! I love these bright red poppies in Katy's bouquet! @thefunkyshack you outdid yourselves! #laurawatsonweddings
This little church sits around the corner from the coffee shop I worked at after college. While I ran between work and home, juggling multiple jobs to make my photography dream into a career, I drove past this beautiful white church almost every day. And secretly, I hoped that I'd get to capture a wedding here. Hope became reality this weekend as I was honored to photography Katy and Brett's wedding day! And this pure, southern landmark did not disappoint! Lord, bring me more classic churches and beautiful marriages, please!! #laurawatsonweddings ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #senoiaphotographer #senoiaweddingday #southernweddings
I can't believe I've captured my last wedding until September, and I'm in awe reflecting on the stellar summer I've had this year! While capturing a wedding every weekend (sometimes two!) may seem stressful to others, I've been so lucky to have couples and families that inspire such peace and beauty in my life. If you're one of them, I want to extend the most heartfelt thank you! You have no idea how much meaning you've added to my life this year! #laurawatsonweddings
The forecast predicted 80% rain and thunderstorms all week leading up to their wedding day, but these two MUST be prayer warriors because we didn't have a single drop! I can't think of anyone more deserving of some sunshine 🙌 Their wedding day with all the pretty details (and portraits, thanks to this incredible wall!) are on the blog! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #laurawatsonweddings #thatsdarling #augustaweddingphotographer #flashesofdelight #stevenscreekwedding #thesincerestoryteller
Trying something new! I’ve always felt limited by these little squares and since I love blogging, I want this little feed of mine to tell stories like my blog does. So I'm changing it up, continuing with Kristen & Zack's beautiful Augusta wedding. Church weddings are gems in the South, and while I love watching a marriage blend two families, I love watching two individuals commit to each other with their faith at the center! #laurawatsonweddings ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #stevenscreekchurch #augustaweddingphotographer #happilyeverafter #southernbride #justmarried #thesincerestoryteller #pursuepretty #lookslikefilm #thatsdarling
The forecast showed a wash out all week of 80% chance of thunderstorms but their day was FULL of sunshine!! Can’t imagine a better wedding day for these two! Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Metcalf!!! #laurawatsonweddings
I'm starting to think I need to do more boudoir sessions with veils...I mean 🙌 #portra400 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Taken at @workshopvero Gown + Veil : @clairepettibone Hair + Makeup: @vigilantecosmetics Styling: @vintagestylist Florals: @sheanstrong Sponsor: @thebridaltheory Model: @brooksill Shoes: @badgleymischka Rentals: @blueeyedyonder Rings: @trumpetandhorn
There is nothing more inspiring than new landscapes. I’ve been reminded just how easy it is to slip into routine and forget the world outside my little boundaries, and I’m so excited to explore again in just a few weeks! If any of y’all are in Munich or Paris, we’ll be touching those cities next month and I’d love to connect with you!
What gets you over the hump on a Wednesday? Brides who match their horses perfectly 🙌 . Taken at @workshopvero Gown: @lauredesagazan Hair + Makeup: @vigilantecosmetics Styling: @vintagestylist Florals: @sheanstrong Sponsor: @thebridaltheory Model: @trinity_elizabeth_ Props: @urbanfarmhouse Rings: @trumpetandhorn
True story: I wrote out an entire caption thinking it was Monday and I said things like “bring it on, Monday” and “we’re gonna crush this week”... I’m gonna get another cup of coffee now 😂 #itsactuallytuesday . Taken at @workshopvero Gown + Veil : @clairepettibone Hair + Makeup: @vigilantecosmetics Styling: @vintagestylist Florals: @sheanstrong Sponsor: @thebridaltheory Model: @Ava.chapman1 Model: @charliem_iii Shoes: @badgleymischka Rentals: @sweetseats Rings: @trumpetandhorn Cake: @sweetdetailsatl
I'll take these two every day of the week and twice on Sunday. Weird? Maybe. But when you see their engagement session on the blog, you'll understand why I can't get enough! GORGEOUS! #lwpcouples
Today we showered @gingerroseflowers with love as she welcomes her new baby! And I was struck by just how lucky I am to be in such a welcoming creative community in Atlanta. Not only is this gal so talented, she’s genuinely one of the sweetest hearts you’ll meet, and I’m so thankful to have such wonderful friends like her (and every amazing gal there)! Can’t wait to meet your little girlie, Alyssa!!!
OUR WEDDING PHOTOS ARE HERE!!!! Thank you @4cornersphoto!