2020 Spokesmodel Meet & Greet at The Bay Bed & Breakfast

2020 SENIOR SPOKESMODELS | DOWNTOWN HATTIESBURG

This years Spokesmodel Meet and Greet couldn’t have been more fun! The new team members and I gathered at The Bay Bed and Breakfast in downtown Hattiesburg for an afternoon of fun, food, and our first photoshoot together. This years group of girls are incredibly sweet and completely gorgeous. It is such an honor to know each and every one of them, and to be able to work with 22 of our areas most outstanding young women. The girls are from a range of schools such as Petal, Oak Grove, Sacred Heart, South Jones, Richton, Stringer, and Seminary High School just to name a few. Each girl is talented, academically successful, and has a true heart for giving back to their schools and their communities.

While the girls played in the photobooth and snacked on a spread of food including the most adorable cookies by Erin Bradley, I had the opportunity to get to know them, and I was even more blown away by how amazing each girl is! After wrapping up check in, I gave the girls their gifts with the help of three of my 2019 Spokesmodels - Regan Purser, Jessie Tisdale, and Colleen Ellzey. Then - it was time for mini sessions and the group shoot! To say I was excited to photograph my new group of girls is an understatement, but after snapping shots of each one of them I was completely pumped for their upcoming individual sessions! These girls are ROCK STARS when it comes to being in front of the camera! I can’t imagine a more outstanding group of young women to work with this year! We’re going to have SO much fun!!!

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My heart is so full and I am so pumped about working with each of my 2020 Spokesmodels! My biggest hugs go out to this phenomenal group! I would like to thank The Bay Bed and Breakfast for hosting our event! I also have to thank the folks who pitched in to help make this years event the amazing one that it was - my husband, Corey, Megan and Tyler Cook, Colleen Ellzey, Regan Purser, and Jessie Tisdale! Team work makes the dream work! Also, a specail thank you to Erin Bradley for the delicious cookies she made!

Classic & Glamorous Blush Wedding at The Rogers-Green House

BAILEE + DEXTER | LAUREL, MS

Bailee’s vision for her wedding celebration was so clear from the very beginning! She knew she wanted a custom made gown, for the event to be held in her hometown at the historical Rogers-Green House, and for the day to display the love her and Dexter share for each other and their families. The bride and groom tied the knot in an intimate ceremony on October 12, 2018 and chose to wait until April 20th to host their celebration so that all of their families could be present to celebrate with them. The setting couldn’t have been more perfect. The Rogers-Green House is a stately home built in 1903 and is constructed of redwood in the Prairie Style of architecture. The house is nearly 7,000 square feet and hosts a lovely garden area and terrace, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a staple in the Laurel Historic District. Complete with Tiffany light fixtures and extensive leaded glass windows, it was the ideal place for Bailee’s vision to come true.

The bride chose blush as her statement color and each detail of the day featured the pink hue. All of the details were kept super close to home. The bride wore earrings and a bracelet belonging to her mother and grandmother and the letterpress invitations were designed by her dear brother, Will. In her hair, the bride wore babies breath and around her neck was the necklace given to her as her “something new”. Bailee designed her wedding gown and it was stunning! The gown, created by Anomalie, had scalloped lace sleeves as well as scalloping on the back and neckline. The blush underlay was specifically chosen as a compliment to the day, and the chapel style scalloped train had a light and airy feel. At the waist, a thin blush sash tied into a bow in the back of the dress. Designed by Holly’s Flower Shop, the florals were a mix of roses, peonies, babies breath, garden roses, and eucalyptus. The grooms grandmothers handmade the over 100 linen napkins that accompanied the place settings. Every little detail the bride and groom included in their day had a personal touch from someone they love dearly.

The couple entered the celebration with their children, Isley and Paxton, and were greeted with cheers from their dearest friends and family. After their first dance, the bride and groom enjoyed a delicious dinner catered by Tabella Italian Restaurant and then snacked on cupcakes by The Bake Shop for dessert. Bailee and Dexter spent the rest of the celebration dancing the night away under the stars with their family and friends. It was truly a one of a kind event, and I’m so thankful to have been part of it!

Bailee and Dexter - I will always cherish the day I spent with you guys! It was the kind of event that my dreams are made of, and I am so honored that you chose me to be capture it for you. Thank you for letting me be part of such an amazing time in your lives. I hope you enjoy looking back on your wedding day as much as I loved being part of it! Big hugs and all my love, Shea

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Dexter and Bailee’s event was the absolute dreamiest and I can’t thank the vendors enough who made Bailee’s vision come true!

Venue: Rogers-Green House

Invitations: The Mighty Simple Design Co. William Matheny

Cupcakes: The Bake Shop

Caterer: Tabella

Florals: Holly's Flower Shop Boutique/Tanning

Makeup Artist: Hunter Mason

Hair Stylist: Restored Day Spa Kellie Berry

Second Shooter: Timothy Samuel King

Enchanting and Elegant Downtown Hattiesburg Wedding

HANNAH + DOUG | HATTIESBURG, MS

When Doug and Hannah met while attending The University of Southern Mississippi, sparks flew from the very start! Over the years that they spent dating, they talked about what forever might look like for them, and knew that their families would play an integral part in their journey to becoming husband and wife. When Doug proposed, their dearest loved ones surrounded them and it was the happiest of events. Hannah believed they were going to dinner at Olive Garden, but little did she know that Doug had a whole affair planned where their families would be able to be part of the day he asked his best girl to be his bride. He gave Hannah a stunning diamond belonging to her mother that was set into an elegant diamond band. Truly elegant and so incredibly special because the diamond belonged to her mother, Hannah happily said “Yes” as Doug placed the ring on her finger.

Hannah and Doug chose The Venue at the Bakery Building as their wedding venue, and they couldn’t have made a more fantastic choice to go with their elegant wedding vibe. Originally built in 1927, The Bakery Building served as a full-scale bakery for many years nestled in the heart of downtown Hattiesburg. It’s the perfect fusion of historic character and modern urban industrial chic. This one-of-a-kind atmosphere with semi-private nooks, open lounge areas, and a large multi-purpose space is an ideal location for those couples who want both an indoor and outdoor option on their wedding day. With a spacious garden area featuring a large deck and string lights, the two made the decision to host their wedding outside surrounded by their loved ones. Hannah wanted an abundance of romantic florals and greenery to be involved in her day. Blooms: A Garden Shop captured the brides vision in stunning fashion. The couple chose sage and peachy pink as their go to color scheme.

The classic, romantic style of the day was complimented by all of the details the bride and groom chose to be part of their wedding. In Hannah’s bouquet, she carried a locket featuring a picture of her mother, and after walking down the aisle, the bride and her father lit a candle in remembrance of her. Hannah wore a stunning off the shoulder Bliss Bridal gown featuring a sweetheart neckline, delicate shoulder straps and intricate beading. A handmade wooden cross made for a reverent backdrop for the wedding ceremony and it was adorned with a stunning arrangement of roses, garden roses, and sweet pea. Their religious ceremony included communion in which the grooms brother led both families.

After saying, “I do”, the couple headed into their reception where they dined on a delicious buffet style dinner and lots of sweets! The bride has a sweet tooth, and her request was that there be candy, cake, and donuts at her reception. The bride had three cakes surrounded by her favorite donuts, while the grooms cake and table featured his favorite football team - the New Orleans Saints. The couple exited from their reception underneath a line of sparklers and starry skies. Hannah and Doug hopped into a convertible Mustang and waved goodbye to their family and friends bound for their honeymoon in Cancun!

Hannah and Doug, I’ll never forget being part of such an amazing time in your lives! Your day was the absolute dreamiest and full of all the best things. I don’t think I’ll ever find the right words to express just how thankful I am to have been by your sides on your journey to becoming husband and wife. It was such an honor! I hope you enjoy looking back at your wedding day, and I’m sending you guys my biggest hugs!! Shea

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So many amazing vendors made Hannah & Doug’s wedding day the absolute fairy tale that it was! I couldn’t be more thankful to have worked with such an amazing group of talented and hard working individuals! It was such a pleasure to work with each and every one of them!

Venue: The Venue at The Bakery Building 
Caterer: Special Events Catering 
Videographer: RedSail 
Second Shooter: Timothy Samuel King 
Florist: Blooms: a Garden Shop
Wedding Cake: Rhoda's Cakes & Catering 
Bride's Gown: Bliss Bridal, Hattiesburg MS 
Bridesmaids Gowns: AZAZIE
Groom's Tux: Men's Wearhouse
Invitations: Your Stationery Stop 
Hair Stylist: Jennifer Lee Meadows - The Meadows Salon & Spa 
Makeup Artist: Taylor Carlton - The Meadows Salon & Spa 
DJ: Clay Parker 
Lead Assistant: Mackenzie Huff
Grooms Cake: Cassi Renot 

Rustic Engagement Session at Rasberry Greene

When Marley and Cameron met as students at The University of Southern Mississippi, they instantly connected! These two light up a room just by being in it. When Cameron planned the perfect proposal, he really went all out! He made a video documenting it all - buying the ring, why he wanted to marry Marley, and the actual proposal on the campus of their beloved Southern Miss. As he got down on one knee in front of Kennard Washington Hall with the Dome as the backdrop, he plucked the ring from the middle of roses made into the shape of a heart and asked his best girl to spend forever with him. An e-sesh at Rasberry Greene was just what the two wanted from the start with its rustic setting and jaw dropping pines.

We had so much fun covering the grounds at Rasberry Greene! This gorgeous venue and its kind hearted owners are too perfect for words. It is a historic wedding and event venue located in the heart of Soso, Mississippi. The Gin features a wrap-around porch with views of a beautiful tree lined lake. The setting was magical and so were Marley and Cameron. As the two walked along hand in hand, I couldn’t help but think about how they’d grown as a couple over the years. They are, truly, a perfect match!

Marley and Cameron, I can’t thank you enough for letting me be part of this incredible time in your lives! It has been such a blessing to know the both of you, and to be by your sides as you become husband and wife is truly an honor. I can’t wait for wedding day with you guys at Dogwood! It’s going to be the BEST day!! I hope you love this little look back at your engagement session! Big hugs and all of my love, Shea

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Intimate Spring Wedding at Southern Cross Farm

I can’t believe Anna and Chase only got married 3 short weeks ago! It still feels like yesterday when I was with them at South Cross Farm capturing their special day! The weather was perfect, the florals were to die for, and the atmosphere was filled with love. When I look back through Anna and Chase’s intimate wedding, I can’t help but feel like I’m the luckiest girl on the planet because I got to be by their sides during an amazing season of their lives. These two make an incredible team! They love each other deeply, and you can feel that love reflected in these images.

With the horses roaming in the background, the two said “I do” in front of their dear family and friends. It was the sweetest ceremony filled with the biggest smiles, hearty laughter, and cheers from all as the groom kissed his bride. I can honestly say theirs is a day I will always cherish! Anna and Chase, it is with the deepest gratitude that I thank you for taking me with you on your journey to holy matrimony. From the moment I saw the two of you together at your engagement session with your beautiful daughters, I was captivated by how utterly devoted you two are to one another. Cherish each other in the days to come and through the years. Yours is a love that will stand the test of time, and I can just imagine you guys side by side on a porch swing in your golden years. Thank you for letting me capture these precious moments in your lives. I hope you love looking back through your wedding day as much as I do! All of my love and the biggest hugs, Shea

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I really loved working with Anna and Chase’s amazing team of vendors on their wedding day! I’m so thankful for everything they did to make the Jones’ wedding day as perfect as it was!

Venue: Southern Cross Farm 
Second Shooter: Timothy Samuel King
Florals: A Lasting Impression Florist and Gifts & Hope Venus
Wedding Cakes: Rosie Walters & LeAnn Denis
Bride's Gown: Mimis Bridal
Bride & Groom's Rings: KUX Jewelers
Hair Stylist: Restored Day Spa - Kellie Berry
Makeup Artist: - Restored Day Spa
Lead Assistant: Courtney Fortune Shoemaker

Southern & Sweet Spring Wedding at Cold Springs

BRITTNEY + ERIC | COLLINS, MS

On a perfect sunny day two weekends ago, Brittney and Eric said “I do” to forever! The forecast called for rain and chilly temps, but the Lord had other plans. Sunshine and warm weather was enjoyed by all who watched the two become husband and wife. The day started with the bride handwriting notes to everyone near and dear to her. Then, with her bride tribe, she was pampered by the talented staff at Loose Ends Salon. The bride selected floral robes for her bridesmaids, mother, little sister, and future mother in law as their getting ready outfits, and they were OH SO CUTE! While Brittney finished hair and makeup, I slipped out to photograph her gorgeous details. She took so much care in selecting the details that would tell her and Eric’s story. A variation of shades of blue and pink decorated the day for the two with the bridesmaids in dresses from David’s Bridal in quartz and the guys in navy suits from John White, Ltd. The bridal flowers were the perfect touch to add to this already sweet southern wedding. White roses, hydrangeas, sea holly, eucalyptus, and sand dollars made for the most beautiful bouquets and boutonnieres. As a tribute to her father, a local farmer, the bride even added a a hint of cabbage to her bouquet. Her grandmothers handkerchief was wrapped delicately around the stems. As Brittney slipped into her stunning lace dress from Imaginations with intricate beading, she donned a single strand of white pearls around her neck that also belonged to her grandmother. A pair of blue jewel earrings and a pair of powder blue flats gave the bride her something blue. After tearful first looks with her father and bridesmaids, her mother carefully placed her cathedral length veil into her hair and readied her to walk down the aisle. As her bridesmaids prayed over her, with her family’s heads carefully bowed around, I was overwhelmed with the love in the room. The prayers were not only for Brittney, but for her future husband and the family that God would hopefully bless them with one day. After the prayers were said, it was time for Brittney to take her fathers arm and walk toward her best friend.

Not an eye was dry in the church during Brittney and Eric’s ceremony. The couple wrote their own vows and lovingly read those aloud to one another. Every word was laced in love and devotion. The wedding ceremony also consisted of the Lord’s supper and a sand ceremony. As the bride laid her head on her husband’s shoulder as prayers were said, I took a moment to say my own special prayer for the couple. Marriage is such a blessing. I prayed that their lives would be full, happy, and that they would find constant companionship in one another. That they would never go to bed angry at the other, and that the Lord would watch over and guide them throughout the rest of their days.

After kissing his bride, Eric took her hand and walked back down the aisle with his wife at his side. Cheers were heard all around and the two shared a private moment alone before joining the reception where a gorgeous 4 tier wedding cake prepared by Monkey Kisses was enjoyed by all. The bride opted for a nontraditional bouquet toss where instead of throwing a bouquet for a single lady to catch, she handed out individual roses to them. After handing out the roses, she prayed with them for the future wives they would be and that the right Godly man would come along to walk with them as their partners in life.

The couples send off was so much fun! Heart shaped confetti decorated the two as they walked towards their getaway car: a vintage red camaro! It was the most amazing end to the most amazing day. I stole Brittney and Eric away for their husband and wife portraits during golden hour, and every single shot was breathtaking. These two love each other so completely! The magic just happens when they’re together, and I feel so blessed that I was the one they chose to capture their love! Brittney and Eric - I just adore you guys! You’re shining beacons for Christ and your love is so pure! Love one another as our Lord loves his church, and your days will be full and truly blessed. I am so thankful to know you. It was such an honor to be by your sides as you joined the married folks club. Welcome, and thank you for the opportunity to serve you! Big hugs and all of my love, Shea

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