Codi and Joe had a beautiful wedding at The Grand Magnolia House in Marshallville at the beginning of November, and it was so beautiful! Codi’s vision for the wedding was “Starry Night” and I loved all her details that brought her vison to life. I love sharing how my couples met, so I had Codi share hers and Joe’s story. Enjoy!

“Joe and I actually met through GameStop. He used to work there before he joined the army and I was working there. He ended up coming all the way from Columbus to my store to get an item we had, since my store was the closest one that had it. We got to talking and just really hit it off, and actually ended up accidentally going on a date that day after I got off work. We consider that our first date looking back actually! When it came to the proposal, it wasn’t anything big or fancy. He got some news from the army that he might be rotating out of state way earlier than expected, and he just looked at me and said, “whatever happens, I’m not leaving without you.”, which was really adorable and a “let’s get married” kind of thing.”

Codi had not one, but two beautiful wedding dresses for the big day!

I think Codi and Joe’s first look will forever be in my book of favorite first looks ever. The look on Joe’s face as he turned around and saw Codi was priceless and so sweet!

I’m so excited to have been able to be their wedding photographer and capture these sweet memories for them! Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Kelly!

Thanks to these vendors for making the wedding absolutely perfect!

Venue | The Grand Magnolia House

Catering | Robin & Wayne Mills

A little bit more about me- I’m Candice Emerson and I’ve been a family and wedding photographer for over 9 years now! I’m a hybrid photographer, which means I shoot on digital cameras as well as film cameras. My style has been considered “light and airy”, romantic, and timeless. I absolutely love every wedding I have the honor to photograph whether it be an elegant black-tie wedding, beach wedding, barn wedding, destination wedding, elopement, church wedding, or even an intimate woodland wedding. I’m a native to Macon, GA and photograph weddings and families in Macon, Fort Valley, Milledgeville, and Atlanta. I’m always up for an adventure and ready for destination weddings or engagement sessions any day of the year! Contact me for more information on meeting for coffee and booking your wedding! I would love to be your wedding or family photographer!