April 30, 2012

Ayanna & Hugh: From Getting Ready to Getting Married {Saint Simons wedding photographer}

Ayanna & Hugh, along with their adorable son, traveled all the way from Cincinnati, Ohio, to get married on beautiful Saint Simons Island. 

The day was picture-perfect, the vibe in the air was happy and light, family and friends freely exchanged many memories and laughs...it truly couldn't have been a better way for Ayanna & Hugh to begin this new chapter in their lives!

Enjoy a sneak peek into the first half of their wedding day - from getting ready to getting married!

Check back soon for images from Ayanna & Hugh's reception!

April 28, 2012

Jennifer Leigh Photography flies American Airlines to Paradise! {Caribbean wedding photographer}

Thank you, American Airlines, for recently falling in love with this image I took while flying over the Bahamas in the Caribbean!  I was traveling from the United States to St. Lucia to photograph an intimate wedding at the award-winning Ladera Resort when my photographer's eye caught this scene from my window seat.  What a beautiful world in which we live!  I am so lucky to be able to photograph its beauty.

Learn more about me and my passion for photography below this image!

Jennifer is a wedding, portrait and travel photographer with a larger-than-life personality and an infectious laugh.  She makes everything a little more meaningful and a lot more fun.

While based in the Golden Isles of Coastal Georgia, she happily travels all over the U.S., the Caribbean and the rest of this amazing world, capturing true love, real people and all things naturally beautiful. 

Jennifer Tacbas, owner/photographer of Jennifer Leigh Photography

912.222.8369  -  jenniferleighphotos@yahoo.com

April 26, 2012

Janis & Jimmy {St. Simons wedding photographer}

I cannot tell you how excited I am to share with you the images from Janis & Jimmy's engagement session!  I had met Janis a few times before, most recently while I photographing her niece, LaTasha's 10-year wedding vow renewal in October 2011.  She had approached me then about photographing her own wedding coming up in May.  Janis is a wonderful lady, and after hearing so many wonderful things about Jimmy that day, I was looking forward to meeting him after he completed his move from Oklahoma to Georgia.

The two lovebirds met me on Saint Simons Island by the lighthouse for their engagement session.  And when I say "lovebirds," I sincerely mean it.  One of my most basic desires as a photographer has always been to capture real people sharing true love.  And as soon as Janis & Jimmy stepped out of the car, I could feel just how deeply in love they are.  That vibe remained present the whole duration of our session.  I swear, it filled me up with happiness!

I don't think I have to tell you any more about how crazy in love these two are...these images pretty much speak for themselves.  I will say, though, that it was an honor to photograph them during their engagement, and I very much am looking forward to photographing them on their wedding day May 5th!

April 25, 2012

The Walsh-Britt Family {Jekyll Island portrait photographer}

The Walsh family is back again, and this time they bring along with them special guests Nannie and Wiley!

Nannie may look familiar to you Golden Isles folk.  When not being called "Nannie," she goes by her other name - Dr. Angela Britt of the Golden Isles Center for Exceptional Dentistry.  A while back she pre-booked a session for her and her sweet pup, Wiley, and nearly a year later, we were finally able to reconnect!  Angela is knitted deep into the hearts of the Walsh family, and I am always happy to have her join us for some pictures.

These beautiful people and I spent a few hours on Jekyll Island during our shoot.  Our first stop was Driftwood Beach, followed by the grounds of Courtyard at Crane.  And thankfully, both locations had sticks.  Yep, that's right - sticks.  Mister D, who is not only walking these days, excels at running.  But we've found over the last few sessions that he is happily entertained by holding a stick.  Thank goodness this trick still works!  Add an energetic young lady and a 5 lb pup to the mix, and this photographer pulled out every trick in the book during our session together to capture some great moments!  Our session went so well, we even made time to stop and smell the flowers.

Thank you Walsh-Britt family for another wonderful session!  You are loved!

Mister D trying to break free...

...and now he's happily admiring his find.  Works every time!