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    "I really enjoyed working with Stephen. Both my husband and I are very pleased with our photos. Stephen was very flexible and willing to capture any and every moment... Overall, I highly recommend using Stephen Jackson Photography for your special day." – Sandra, Bride & Client

    "I can't say enough about this photographer. Out of the many things that went wrong right before my wedding, this went right. Arrived early to make sure everything was good [and] took time with my dress, shoes, garter, and all of our moments in the day... [He] made me and my husband laugh. It was a blast for sure! Made getting those sweet moments so much more fun and realistic!!!!!" – Brie, The Knot Wedding Channel

    "Stephen was outstanding! Surpassed my expectations. He arrived early and had my entire wedding party and family laughing. He put us at ease from the beginning. If you want one less stressor on your wedding day, call Stephen. He was organized, professional, and always easy to reach if I had questions." – Wedding Wire Reviews

    Stephen Jackson is an Atlanta wedding photographer that provides portrait photography services and wedding photography services throughout Georgia and abroad. Stephen has been photographing senior portraits and weddings in Valdosta, Atlanta, Savannah, and all throughout Georgia for the better part of a decade.

    Stephen has not only worked in some of Georgia's most popular wedding and reception venues, but has also photographed destination weddings in every state touching Georgia. Willing, ready, and excited to travel anywhere, Stephen would love to hear from you.

    Engagement Photography Always Included

    A strong believer in getting to know your clients on a more personal level, all of Stephen's wedding photography packages include an engagement session in an effort to grow closer to clients, learn clients' personal styles and preferences, and make clients comfortable being photographed before the wedding day.

    High School Senior Portraits — Another Passion

    Photographing senior portraits in Valdosta, GA, Stephen finds senior portrait photography a passion that fits hand-in-hand with weddings. Just as brides and grooms wear emotions on their sleeve, Stephen has found a niche in photographing senior pictures as teens are ready and willing to show true feelings to the camera. Aiming to blend fashion with personality, Stephen enjoys filling spare time with senior photography.

    Let's Talk!

    Stephen would love to hear from you! Feel free to contact him anytime at info@stephenjphoto.com, at (229) 469-1147, or by using the contact form link to talk about what he can do for you.

Caroline & Alex

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So I travel quite a bit for wed­dings. I think I’ve elab­o­rated on that in a pre­vi­ous post. This isn’t a bad thing at all; in fact, it’s the way I want it to be. Wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phy can get monot­o­nous if you stick to one place too long. Luck­ily for me, Car­o­line and Alex were game for a trav­el­ing wed­ding photographer.

And I was game for some wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phy at the Old Wide Awake Plan­ta­tion in Hol­ly­wood, South Carolina.

Car­o­line and Alex are def­i­nitely up there in top 3 favorite cou­ples. I could totally see myself hang­ing out with or just chat­ting with them, espe­cially since I’ve totally done that a few times. I called Car­o­line about a month ago, and what should’ve been about a 10–15 minute convo eas­ily topped the hour mark. Eas­ily. And no, it’s not just because I have the gift of gab and can talk an ear off — it was a two-way conversation!

Car­o­line and Alex met while in col­lege, even though they weren’t attend­ing the same uni­ver­sity. Alex signed a con­tract with the army in high school and decided to go to the Citadel (mil­i­tary col­lege in South Car­olina) and Car­o­line chose to go to the Col­lege of Charleston. Through mutual friends , the two met and began dating.

Skip for­ward three years to Christ­mas of 2011. Alex and Car­o­line were in New York City and decided to go to see the world-renowned Rock­e­feller Cen­ter Christ­mas Tree. I say THEY decided to go see it, but Alex had planned this visit as the day and loca­tion of his pro­posal; how­ever, Car­o­line almost acci­den­tally tram­pled all over the whole plan. The South­ern belle couldn’t han­dle the freez­ing cold tem­per­a­tures due to a con­di­tion known as wuss­when­colditis, a con­di­tion found pre­dom­i­nately in women who for­get to bring extra lay­ers to cold cli­mates. After wait­ing for quite some time to get to the tree, Car­o­line tried beg­ging and plead­ing her way back to their lodg­ings. But thanks to two friends that came with them to doc­u­ment the whole thing and to Alex putting on his cold weather poker face and being a MAN, his pro­posal hap­pened just the way he planned.

Car­o­line had some good advice for me to share in her blog post: make your wed­ding your own. I know, I know, there’s other fac­tors that some­times sway judge­ment (e.g., daddy holds the wal­let and momma doesn’t think that cer­tain dress is the right one), but at the end of it all, it’s your wed­ding day. Take advice and lis­ten to sug­ges­tions… and then cre­ate the wed­ding you want that reflects the two of you. And reflect the two of them their wed­ding did indeed — dec­o­ra­tions were hand­made by friends and fam­ily, the set­ting was per­fect (if the venue’s good enough for Reese With­er­spoon to be wed at, it’s per­fect for that South­ern charm feel­ing), and their wed­ding col­ors were blue and brown, which were my wed­ding col­ors, which makes those col­ors awe­some and per­fect immediately.

“That’s awe­some how you snuck in the part about your own wed­ding col­ors being the same as theirs, Stephen!” “Thanks, Stephen!” *high fives him­self*… … … Being a par­ent has turned me more lame than I was before… Mov­ing on…

Finally, if you ever needed to hear from another bride why a “first look” would be a good idea, Car­o­line comes close to being the offi­cial spokesper­son. Car­o­line says:

The first meet­ing might be the only thing that topped the recep­tion. I am so so SO glad we decided to go ahead and see each other before the cer­e­mony began. We were able to share a pri­vate moment alone with just one another [and] it was so spe­cial to me. It took of so much of the pres­sure… I was also a lot less ner­vous going down the aisle. [Alex’s] opin­ion was really the only one that really mat­ter, and once that was out of the way, it was so much less stressful.

I couldn’t say it bet­ter. Yes, the pic­tures from a first look are 95% guar­an­teed to be the most gen­uine, emotion-filled pho­tos. But being able to see one another before the cer­e­mony frees up time later for enjoy­ing the recep­tion and lets you have a very spe­cial moment that ends with a spe­cial feel­ing — the feel­ing that you’re a team and in it together.

Now, down to what you’ve been wait­ing for — more dia­logue!… JK, here’s the wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phy — enjoy!

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Caroline & Alex wedding photography wedding SC professional pictures photographer Old Wide Awake Plantation Hollywood event
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“Hey Stephen, I notice you don’t usu­ally get shots of the groom get­ting ready. It’s part of the wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phy for the bride, but not the groom? What’s with that?” asked the per­son I made up in my head to cre­ate a good segue. Awe­some ques­tion, Grayson McMadeup! It can be, but usu­ally this next photo just about sums up what guys do to “get ready.“

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Now mov­ing on…

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As a last note, I have a ven­dor list that helped make this wed­ding (and my wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phy) possible:

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Becca, Big Rocks, and Senior Pictures

I’ll admit it — I for­get details some­times. And I really like details, so I have them writ­ten down for me by the ones for whom I’m doing ses­sions. And everything’s in the details, so writ­ing any kind of nar­ra­tive is use­less with­out them.

That goes dou­ble for senior pic­tures. I love doing them because you remem­ber how much of a per­son­al­ity you used to have before a mort­gage and bills and kids and all that jazz that goes with it. Call it liv­ing vic­ar­i­ously, but being a senior por­trait pho­tog­ra­pher keeps me com­ing back to the cam­era quite willingly.

Becca’s a senior at Lown­des High who’s going into the biol­ogy pro­gram at GSU. Usu­ally, at this point I’d say some­thing more about what she’s doing or who she is, but I’d like to point out a warn­ing Becca wanted to write down to give to any other hav­ing senior pic­tures done by me: “Don’t tell him you can climb onto big rocks, or he will make you climb onto big rocks.” Which is 110% true and goes for water, mud, and prob­a­bly other places you’d sec­ond guess. Luck­ily for me, Becca was up for any idea I had in mind, and did it with a smile.

So here’s a ses­sion with a sup­posed closet book­worm who works out reli­giously, is out­go­ing, rocks leg­gings and leg warm­ers, and is funny as hell. And it seems like that last sen­tence couldn’t be all about the same per­son, but it totally is. Becca rocks!

P.S.: I’m just the hum­ble senior por­trait pho­tog­ra­pher. If you like these, give some seri­ous props to my awe­some seniors!

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  • Lori Heath - You are so tal­ented! I wish you/we lived closer so you can take senior pho­tos of my baby!!! Any plans to visit Dis­ney in the next 8 months? We have a guest room!! LOL

  • Melanie Shelton Fees - Amen to that, Lori. He’s an awe­some pho­tog­ra­pher and a great per­son. I’m so glad we had the priv­i­lege of hir­ing him for Becca’s senior por­traits! Thanks, Stephen!

  • Shirley Jordan - Beau­ti­ful.….…
    Just Beautiful.……

  • krystal - The pic­tures are really so beau­ti­ful. I like it so much.

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