MARLEY + CAMERON | SUMRALL, MS
Oh, what a joy it was to be part of Marley and Cameron’s wedding day! These two kicked off my fall wedding season and theirs was my 13th wedding to shoot this year. Having known Cameron and Marley for a few years, I already knew that photographing their wedding would be a true blessing. I totally admit that I cried all day long! It’s just so easy to love these two and that was clearly obvious from the amount of friends and family that surrounded them on their wedding day. With a bridal party of over 30, we had the BEST day laughing and working together! I got to see first hand just how many friendships they’d formed over the years and how adored they were by those in their bridal party. It made me admire Cameron and Marley even more than I already did.
Dogwood Venue was the perfect spot for the Barnhill wedding! With it’s open design, jaw dropping bride and groom suites, and sprawling acreage along The Trace, we had plenty of locations for shooting. The bride started the morning off celebrating with her best girls while the guys enjoyed a little bit of down time before the festivities got started. There were so many precious moments from the book full of letters to the bride from her bridesmaids, to the arrangement made specifically for Marley’s mom that the couple gave to her during the ceremony, but I have to say my favorite was Marley and Cameron’s first look. I seriously don’t think I’ve ever cried that hard during a first look!!! Cameron was so overcome by emotion at seeing his beautiful wife to be, and there wasn’t a single dry eye in the place. From there, the two just relaxed and spent the remainder of the day enjoying each others company and that of their loved ones. Theirs is a wedding day I will always remember and cherish. When you look back through some of my favorites from their event, I think you’ll see why!
Marley and Cameron - I’ll never forget the first time I met you. It was at a tailgate a few years ago when Tracy and I had just started working together. Do you remember? I remember thinking how funny it was that Cameron had a sister named Carley and now had a girlfriend named Marley. Then as I watched you grow as a couple, I always felt like you two would make the most amazing husband and wife team. Then last summer when we went on one of our trips to the Reservoir, I remember telling Tracy that I thought a proposal had to be right around the corner. And it was! Being there on the day you proposed, Cameron, was just the absolute best. I can’t thank you guys enough for letting me be part of your incredible journey. You are going to have the most AMAZING life together! Big hugs and all my love, Shea