Savannah Family Photographer | Wormsloe Historic Site | Skidway Island State Park
Last week I had the chance to travel down to Savannah for the Southeastern Photo Convention. I had the chance to learn from a lot of great photographers and grow my craft. I have some friends from college who live down in Savannah, so instead of paying for somewhere to stay while I was down there, I reached out to see if I could stay with them. Blair and David were so gracious to open their home up to me for two nights while I was at the convention. As a little thank you, I asked them if I could take some pictures for them. They were so excited! Blair told me that they have had some picture frames that they purchased three years ago and now have pictures to put in them!
I have always wanted to take pictures at Wormsloe Historic Site. As a photographer, I’ve seen lots of my other photographer friends over the years take pictures at Wormsloe Historic Site, but I’ve never been by there; so when I planned my trip, I thought of Wormsloe Historic Site immediately for pictures of Blair and David. They live right down the road from there, so it was a perfect location all around for everyone!
I checked sunset time in Savannah and saw that it was at 5:45pm, so I figured we could meet at 5:00pm to get started for pictures. I left the convention and put my GPS in for it to tell me that Wormsloe Historic Site closes at 5:00pm! I checked sunset time, but not the time the venue closed! I was scheduled to arrive at 4:37pm, but I wasn’t sure if Blair and David could make it in time. I called her and luckily she had gotten ready early, so she was almost ready to meet. David was coming from work, so he could meet us there. Blair got there shortly after I did, so I was going to take some pictures of her and the boys before David showed up. Well… I had left my gear at her house that day since I hadn’t needed it at the convention and she was going to bring it to the shoot. In her hurry to get out quickly, she left my gear bag at the house. At this point it was 4:48pm, I didn’t have my gear, and David wasn’t there. I had resigned to the fact that it just wasn’t going to happen. Blair called David and he hadn’t left the house yet, so he grabbed my gear; but that still left us with no time for pictures before they closed. The gate had already been locked by the Wormsloe Historic Site employee, so David couldn’t get in. But then I realized that our cars would open the gate from the inside as it was a sensor to open the gates. Blair told him to still meet us there.
David pulled up at 5:05pm. The Wormsloe Historic Site employee had gone down to the house a mile or so away to get everyone out, so we had a little bit of time for pictures before they came back and scooted us out. I literally took all of the pictures that I did in a 5 minute session. I am so pleased with what I was able to pull off in the 5 minutes we had before we had to head out.
Afterwards, we went over to Skidway Island State Park to get some more pictures, ones with the boys as well. Their two boys are so adorable and cute! I loved getting to take their family pictures as well!
“Look! The fart monster is going to get Mandi!” Everyone attack Mommy! “Brothers don’t shake hands, brothers hug!”