April 03, 2007

I've had a breakthrough!

I don't know exactly what it is, but at Whitney and Adam's wedding, something just clicked in the way that I "saw" things. Whenever I arrive at a wedding, I begin to assess the location for it's vibe, you know, the feeling of the place and how to incorporate it into the pictures, so to speak. Well, Waynesboro is a small town 3 hours outside of Atlanta, and it's claim to fame is being the bird dog capital of the world. I knew this because of a shirt that was wrapped up for sale inside of the salon.

Normally, I think I would have brushed it aside because what does that have to do with a wedding? They didn't plan on having dogs in the ceremony, but when I saw that, it was like an old, nostalgic movie began playing in my head and I began to really appreciate the history and small town feel that was evident in this little salon. It made me feel a little homesick. I talked to the lady who orignally opened the place, she was there doing her daughter's hair, who happened to be in the wedding, and she told me that when the painter first put up the sign in the window, he wrote "Looking glass saloon". She laughed at the memory and I began to really connect with the Looking Glass Salon and that small town called Waynesboro.

I felt so blessed to be in a profession where I get to be a big part of recording people's memories. What an honor it is to record something so wonderful as the day people make a covenant with God. I'm so lucky to be able to meet new people and spend time with them on such a tremendous day.

Thanks Whitney and Adam. Your wedding was beautiful!



Andrea said...

Shawna, these pictures are amazing and your heart is too! Thank you so much.

Anonymous said...

I have never seen a wedding presentation so nice. You should be in Hollywood filming movies. The backgrounds, and the different colors used are award winning. The casual pictures you use, also bring a lot of detail to your work.

Nancy and Steve

Shawna Herring Photography said...

Thanks so much! MeWha thinks I should be in film making, too. Maybe one day I'll give it a try. Any ideas for a story line?

Kelly Hammond said...

I always love seeing your new slideshows. You are FANTASTIC! I am so excited for you to be with us at our wedding. See you soon~
Kelly Hammond