What emotions were apparent on the wedding day?
Nicole and JR have spent the better part of a year planning a big July 4 wedding bash just outside of Atlanta, and I was ready to be right there with them! Unfortunately, COVID happened and their big celebration was postponed for a year (can’t wait!). However, they decided to go ahead with an intimate elopement on their original wedding date, and I am so glad that they did. They planned to marry in a small park in downtown Pensacola, officiated by the groom’s dad and attended only by the closest of family members. The morning of the elopement, they got word that their caterer was forced to close suddenly (again, thanks to COVID!), so they were dealing with shifting plans literally right up until the ceremony. But Nicole and JR were able to shrug it all off, and they had the sweetest little ceremony by Pensacola Bay. After the were hitched, there was an overwhelming sense of relief – after all of the changes, THEY DID IT.
What was the couple’s session like?
The photography session with the bride and the groom was absolutely lovely. We spent about an hour strolling through downtown Pensacola, making sure to capture the pieces of this town that make it special – the old brick buildings, the gorgeous trees, and the stately old courthouse. It was hot (like, really really hot!), but they smiled, wiped their brows, and snuggled their way through the town, and the resulting photos are some of my favorites.