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Sharing some photos from my new favorite destination, Harbour Island. This beautiful hideaway is a small island nestled in the Bahamas, best known for its pink sand beaches and turquoise waters. While vacationing there this spring I explored all the beauty Harbour Island has to offer, and of course photographed it to share with you. The islanders are some of the friendliest people I’ve ever encountered on vacation, the beaches are even more beautiful than the pictures, and it’s the perfect getaway if you’re a couple planning a destination wedding.

Getaway to Harbour Island – Harbour Island Travel Guide | Harbour Island Wedding Photographer | Bahamas Wedding Photographer

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Swan House Wedding Atlanta Georgia

This was such a special day celebrating Christin and Mike. We had a dream team of talented vendors working behind the scenes to ensure no detail was left untouched for their Swan House wedding. Christin wore a custom Heidi Elnora Atelier gown that complemented the scene effortlessly. Cascading florals lined the fountain leading down the staircase to their intimate ceremony, where pews were set for guests.

When searching for a venue for a chic, timeless wedding, there’s truly no place like the historic Swan House. The 1928 mansion is nestled in hills of the beautiful Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. It’s made an appearance in a few films and become most well known for it’s debut in the movie The Hunger Games. It also served as the finish line for the 19th season of The Amazing Race. It features a stunning, cascading fountain on the staircase leading up to the grand estate. Hidden away just passed the top of the stairs are lush gardens that are especially spectacular in May–the perfect backdrop for an elevated garden party.

As a destination wedding photographer, I’ve seen some beautiful venues, but this one will forever be a favorite of mine. I hope you enjoy browsing more from this classic garden wedding. I’m looking forward to working here again soon.

Looking for a Swan House Atlanta wedding photographer? I would love to chat with you! Send me a message here. Swan House Wedding Atlanta Georgia

Swan House Wedding | A Classic Garden Wedding at Swan House Atlanta | Atlanta Wedding Photographer

Vendor Team: Photographer: Jessie Barksdale Photography // Wedding Planner: Nancy Doan with SmittenKiss Weddings // Venue: Hakone Estate & Gardens // Florist: S & V Collections // Cake: Susie Cakes Bakery // Hair & Makeup: Joli de Jackie // Gown Designer: Willowby Watters // Shop: BHLDN // Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Caterer: Greenfish Catering […]

Dreamy Bay Area Wedding at Hakone Gardens Saratoga – San Francisco Wedding Photographer

Bay Area Wedding Hakone Gardens San Francisco Wedding Photographer
Ireland and Europe Wedding Photographer

As seen on Destination I Do. Vendor Team: Photographer: Jessie Barksdale Photography // Wedding Planner: Eilis Baselmans with The K Club // Venue: The K Club // Florist: Flowers by Josephine // Stationery: Minted // Cake: Maria’s Cake Delights // Hair & Makeup: Nicki Fanning // Gown Designer: Pronovias // Groom’s Clothing Designer: Jos. A Bank // Bridesmaids’ Dress Designer: BHLDN // Bridal Shop: Carriage House // […]

Intimate Destination Wedding in Ireland | K Club Wedding | Ireland Wedding Photographer

Spring is my favorite time of year for sessions, and Railroad Park was showing off for us on this beautiful afternoon. We found the perfect spot that overlooks the city for their second look, and golden hour on the hillside was magical. The roses were in bloom, and I’m still dreaming of how fragrant they were. What a perfect backdrop to document their love.

Sabrina + Stephen – Birmingham Alabama Wedding Photographer – Alabama Wedding Photographer

They say love finds you when you least expect it, and I’d bet neither of these two expected to find their soul mate in Auburn that day they met back in the fall of 2016. Charlsie is an Auburn graduate and Ryan was raised in south Louisiana and is a huge LSU fan. The two […]

Charlsie + Ryan – Downtown Birmingham Engagement Session – Birmingham Alabama Wedding Photographers