This wedding. I can't begin to tell you how thrilling this day was. Last year I was able to capture family pictures of Karen, Frank & their kids...little did Karen know that Frank had planned to propose during that family session. So to be here almost a year later, and have the pleasure of capturing their wedding day, was the biggest joy for me. (You can see a few of the family/proposal photos in this blog post from last year.)

This year Frank and Karen researched, planned and began construction of the most beautiful barn on their property. Located in Hephzibah, GA, the beauty of the barn and the nature surrounding it is unspeakable --  you'll just have to see for yourself in the photos below. The Southern Barn at Neely Farms was built first for Karen and Frank's wedding, but ultimately as a new facility for hosting weddings, banquets and events. In the pictures from Frank and Karen's wedding you'll see the bare bones of the barn, the first wedding, the true beginning of so many memories that will be made from now on. 

This wedding was beautiful, fun, and relaxing. Watching Karen, Frank and their kids come together for this special celebration was touching. And being a part of this first wedding to be held in the barn -- that was priceless. 

Dress: House of the Bride
Hair: Karen Cruz (Just for You Hair Salon - Hephzibah, GA)
Make-Up: Brittany Stapleton (Blush Salon - Harlem, GA)
Catering: Willie Jewels BBQ
Floral Arrangements: Elizabeth Perez
Venue: The Southern Barn at Neely Farms 

And for a few updated photos of the barn....