Kelly and Chase first met while working at a summer camp two years ago. Since then, they have maintained a loving long-distance relationship between two cities on opposite sides of Georgia while finishing graduate school. Atlanta was a great halfway point, but they wanted something different with a unique look. They both LOVE Savannah, so what better way to have them meet up for a weekend together and a historic, diverse, environment for their engagement session.
My wife Jessica and I arrived a day early to capitalize on our trip there. We brought Jetta and Little Bear, our two adopted schnauzers, so we wanted to visit places where we could include them. Our first stop was Fort Pulaski where we walked the fort, explored the history, and the pups chased birds. It was HOT and very thick with humidly, so we took a break to cool off back at the hotel. Later in the evening we made our way back out and headed to Forsyth Park. Jessica and I mostly relaxed and did a little people watching while Jetta and Little Bear chased squirrels.
The next day we met Kelly and Chase at their hotel and headed back to Forsyth Park for the first part of their engagement session. Forsyth is a great setting filled with live oak trees and plenty of Spanish moss to go around. Again, it was HOT and very humid, so after we finished up there, we all needed to relax. We took advantage of the AC and some of the hotel’s Georgia peaches and orange infused water.
After Kelly and Chase got touched up, we met them at the Colonial Park cemetery. I know a cemetery sounds like an odd location for an engagement session, but cemeteries have a lot of meaning (in a positive way) for Kelly and Chase, and Savannah’s cemeteries are amazing. Plus they are filled with ghosts. Well…the whole city is, so it’s said. I personally didn’t see any that I know of, but I could have used a couple to help set up and carry equipment.
Later we made our way down to Savannah’s famous River Street taking advantage of the sunset, cobblestone, and crowds of people that littered along the river front. There were plenty of performers, from trumpet players all the way to painters to entertain us as we walked around. After we finished up for the day, Jessica and I made our way back stopping off at Wet Willie’s on River Street. Although we have one in Atlanta, you can’t visit Savannah without getting a Wet Willie’s frozen drink and walking River Street at night!
Here are some of my favorite photos from Kelly and Chase’s engagement session.
My name is Matt Druin and I’m an Atlanta wedding photographer that specializes in unique, offbeat weddings for all awesome people! Not only do I shoot amazing Atlanta weddings, but I also travel frequently for destination weddings, and weddings all over, with no travel fees in the US for amazing wedding photography. I also shoot Atlanta engagement sessions for newly engaged couples. I’ve even been known to travel, and far, for engagement sessions too!
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