saving the date :: mississippi wedding photographer

Blogging twice within 24 hours... WOAH! It's a big achievement for me just to blog twice in the same week. I'm giving myself a gold star pronto for this one.

Usually, my mailbox is filled with things that go straight through the shredder and to the garbage (credit card apps and penny savers and junk mail, oh my!), so I was thrilled when I opened the mailbox this morning to find a save-the-date from one of my BFFs (yes - i did just use the abbreviation BFF. i'm cool. get over it).

Let me just start by saying how much I love save-the-dates... they've become increasingly popular in the past few years and I really just can't believe it took someone this long to figure out what a novel idea this is. Especially for folks like me travelling clear across four states to make it to this particular wedding, it gives your guests ample time (people... 6 weeks is just not long enough) to make all the necessary travel arrangments.

You wanna know what's even better? You have a plethora of options on how to design and send your save the dates. You can create and send them for free via email through websites like Punchbowl or Evite. Or you can have them designed locally or online in the form of postcards, magnets, booklets and more. You can have save-the-dates featuring an engagement photo, a year-long calendar, or even something as unique as a crossword puzzle all about you and your fiance!

I am personally loving the classy understated elegance of the card featured here in Nan and Jason's save-the-date...

Nancy Claire and I go way back, having met about 15 years ago in Ms. Crosby's 2nd grade class. We lost touch for a few years after we both changed schools, but reunited again in 7th grade at West Jones High School. We've shared lots of memories and traditions over the years... spending long Saturdays at swim meets, gorging ourselves with chinese takeout and Ben & Jerry's, trips to Gulf Shores and lifeguards named Jacques, and many a school-night sleepover pulling all-nighters to finish papers for Ms. Dixon's English class.

I'm so excited and honored to be photographing her winter wedding at the Rogers-Green House in Laurel (you may remember the venue from this wedding), and I know her red (va-va-voom) color scheme is going to be just gorgeous!

Nan+Jason - Enjoy every minute of this crazy wedding planning process... the next few months will fly by and you'll be saying "I do" before you know it :)