Savannah or Bust

March 14, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

2017 started with the idea of being fearless; living life to the fullest and start doing life instead of wishing it away. The last year has brought so many opportunities my way and I cannot begin to tell you how grateful and thankful I am. My friendship with fellow photographer and christian , Christina Swanson of Saved by Grace Photography has been a leading role in my photography journey. 

 

We began planning a trip to Orlando for Photoshop world in April , however that was not going to work out sadly. As we were talking throughout February we realized we both wanted to get out of dodge and recharge our batteries. Life for me had been stressful and very sad with the passing of my Nana. Christina was just the person to plan a day trip with. Well that day trip turned into an overnight trip which then morphed into a weekend trip to Savannah GA. LOL I loved how my husband just rolled with the ever evolving trip. 

 The famous Avenue at The Historic Wormsloe Plantation

The final change came when we decided to throw in a styled photo shoot while there. Christina had bought these amazing southern vintage dresses about a year ago. I remember my first visit to her studio and her telling me about a dream shoot she wanted to create with these dresses, I thought "Man that sounds fun! I'd love to join her!" So here I was getting to join in her dream vision shoot! 

She styled and found a hair and makeup artist to help us out and we found 3 beautiful models and BAM we had our shoot! 

Christia is a pro at planning these things and did all the ground work. I was just a wing man and joined forces with her. 

I never imagined I would be traveling with another talented and successful photographer who truly invested in me as first a friends and then fellow photographer. For two strong independent women we traveled amazing together and had the best time! We ate , went sight seeing , did a photos shoot and played in the ocean all in 3 days! IT was an amazing 3 days I will never forget!! 

Left out on a Thursday night (originally supposed to leave Friday morning early lol) drove half way and stopped to sleep. 

We arrived in Savannah around 1 pm Friday afternoon, just in time to unload our luggage and make it to our 2 o'clock reservations at the famous Ole Pink House.

Ole Pink HouseThis is a famous eatery in an old Victorian Mansion in Downtown Savannah. I was told about their shrimp and girts, they did not disappoint! So yummy and filled with southern charm! A must eat at in Savannah! Ole Pink HouseThis is a famous eatery in an old Victorian Mansion in Downtown Savannah. I was told about their shrimp and girts, they did not disappoint! So yummy and filled with southern charm! A must eat at in Savannah! Ole Pink HouseThis is a famous eatery in an old Victorian Mansion in Downtown Savannah. I was told about their shrimp and girts, they did not disappoint! So yummy and filled with southern charm! A must eat at in Savannah! Ole Pink HouseThis is a famous eatery in an old Victorian Mansion in Downtown Savannah. I was told about their shrimp and girts, they did not disappoint! So yummy and filled with southern charm! A must eat at in Savannah! Ole Pink HouseThis is a famous eatery in an old Victorian Mansion in Downtown Savannah. I was told about their shrimp and girts, they did not disappoint! So yummy and filled with southern charm! A must eat at in Savannah! Ole Pink HouseThis is a famous eatery in an old Victorian Mansion in Downtown Savannah. I was told about their shrimp and girts, they did not disappoint! So yummy and filled with southern charm! A must eat at in Savannah! Ole Pink HouseThis is a famous eatery in an old Victorian Mansion in Downtown Savannah. I was told about their shrimp and girts, they did not disappoint! So yummy and filled with southern charm! A must eat at in Savannah! Ole Pink HouseThis is a famous eatery in an old Victorian Mansion in Downtown Savannah. I was told about their shrimp and girts, they did not disappoint! So yummy and filled with southern charm! A must eat at in Savannah!

 

After filling up on the best flavored 'greens' I had ever eaten and delicious shrimp and grits we set out to do some sight seeing! 

We made our way to the Cathedral of  St. John the Baptist. It was such a sober place of worship. Very moving in regards to the presence of the Story of Jesus being told in each view of the church. The beautiful art work and architecture was magnificent. I did not carry my big camera ( which I regret) so iPhone photos will have to do. It definitely does not do it justice! During our walk we enjoyed blooming flowers and Georgia sunshine! 

The Savaanah Cathedral The Savaanah Cathedral The Savaanah Cathedral The Savaanah Cathedral

 

Next we made our way to River St to see all the sights, yummy smells, and do some souvenir shopping. Little did we know we would be completely overcome with love with The Savannah Bee Company! We tried all kinds of honey, flavored honey, honey with comb , honey lotion and Meade (Honey Wine)  We met a precious soul who was so helpful and encouraging with our new obsession : HONEY! An hour and a half later with a new friend in our selfie and several purchases we made our way out to the street to find nourishment again. You must stop in and give it a try when in Savannah!!! Savannah Bee Company Savannah Bee Company

We ate dinner at the Cotton Exchange Tavern where I had an amazing shrimp Po Boy! Oh my was it good! I do not have many photos if it but it had a very cool atmosphere. It is two levels and the upper level over looks the river and has the exposed brick and time period arched windows. As you enter off of the river street entrance the door way is two feet thick and seems to be original to the building. 

As we made our way to find the car ( far far away lol ) we made a pit stop at City Market. A very eclectic place with so many shops and eateries to check out. 

We found the car and made our way back to the home we were staying at, who was owned by a friend of Christinas and super awesome to house two crazy Tennessee chicks! 

You can follow our trip by looking up our hashtag #twowinginitroadtrippingphotographers

 

This is the first of several blog posts telling about our Savannah Adventure.... Stay tuned for the next 2 parts of the Savannah Adventure ! up next with be our Wormsloe Trip and Our Southern Belle Photoshoot!  


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