I met up with Linda & Chris at Wormsloe for Anniversary Portraits while they were vacationing in Savannah. They’re an active couple and we spent the early morning just hiking around while taking photos. Wormsloe is a magnificent place and I find something new to use as a new backdrop each time I’m working there. I just had to include a quick shot of a fiddler crab in the blog. Whenever we shoot over by the marsh, there are hundreds of these little creatures along the shoreline and they hop in and out of their safe hiding places the entire time…this one wasn’t camera shy at all!
How did you meet? Where do you currently live? Where are your home cities? We, initially, met on a blind date set up by mutual friends. We became good friends and hung out off and on for the next year, then we became serious and married the following year. I’m from Lebanon, TN and Chris is from Adolphus, KY, where we live now. When we met, I had just moved to a town bordering the TN/KY line. Chris farms full-time, so I moved to be with him on the farm when we married. I love the farm life, and I love that my husband loves what he does, too! I’m a RN and have worked at the same rural hospital for the last 7 years. I currently work in the ED. I love my job and my coworkers, who are like family to me!
What made you decide on Savannah for your Anniversary Portrait Session? On October 18th we will be celebrating 5 years of marital bliss! We had an outdoor wedding on the farm. Surrounded by the best family and friends in the world with a backdrop of the farm we love and blessed with beautiful weather, it was the BEST day of our lives! Chris is, truly, the love of my life and I know the same is true for him… because he tells me everyday! We are truly blessed! Savannah seemed like such a romantic place with it’s picturesque squares and moss covered oaks. We were not disappointed! The tree-lined lanes of Wormsloe are unique and enchanting, which is why we chose this plantation as the backdrop for our photos.
What do you like most about Savannah? What are some of your favorite things to do and places to visit that you recommend to others? We will most definitely make a return trip to Savannah! There is so much to see and do in the area that we feel like we just skimmed the top. We loved taking the tours! Chris is a history buff, and I like interesting history, which Savannah has plenty of! We took a walking tour, a carriage tour, and went on several nightly ghost tours. Each tour is unique, and we learned something new about Savannah with each one. The squares are beautiful and truly a site to see but without the backstory of each, they’re just that… really pretty squares. Friends have asked us why we didn’t take more photos. Savannah is a place you have to experience, pictures don’t do the city justice or tell it’s stories!
Did you go on any adventures while in the area? We kayaked Ebenezer Creek/Swamp, which is just outside Savannah. Being our first kayaking trip and our first trip through a swamp, we were quite nervous to begin with. Once we overcame our fear of falling in and being eaten by an alligator, we were able to appreciate the beauty of the black water, tall cypress trees, and all the wildlife the swamp has to offer. We never saw an alligator on our trip, though, which was just fine by us! We also chartered a fishing trip in Thunderbolt. We left very early in the morning and watched the sunrise over the river/ocean. It was one of the most beautiful sunrises we have ever seen! We caught so many fish that day and a few sharks, too! We enjoyed watching the dolphins play, too, though when they were around our fishing slowed… but we didn’t mind.
Accommodations: We stayed at the Marshall House in Savannah. It’s full of history and charm, along with a great location, between River Street and the Historic District. The service and hospitality were outstanding!