Friday, August 21, 2015

Taylor + Zack | Sanders Beach: Pensacola, Florida + Destination Wedding Photographer

This year so far has been a whirlwind. I can't believe it's almost September! I remember seeing that Taylor had gotten engaged on Facebook back in the winter and I wondered who would shoot her wedding. I hadn't met Taylor at that point but I was friends with her because of an online group of young creatives that I'm a part of -- Delight! :) Well, Taylor, being the incredibly kind soul that she is, sent me a Facebook message out of the blue saying she was praying for me. It was the weirdest timing because I was having a really rough day. But Taylor's impeccable timing gave me hope and we poured our hearts out to each other. In the process, it came up that Taylor didn't have a wedding photographer yet so I obviously told her I'd love to be a part of her day. And that's how it happened. 

Taylor and Zack welcomed me to Pensacola, Florida for their wedding -- yay, I got to travel! It's couples like Taylor and Zack who are a true representation of what love is. On their rehearsal night, they picked me up from the airport and took me to get frozen yogurt at Taylor's family's business. I felt like their friends within minutes. I got to hang out with their friends and family at their rehearsal and stay the night with two other Delight friends who know Taylor (love you, Moriah and Kristi!).

The next morning it was their wedding day and I was stoked to spend it with these people who so quickly became my friends. It was a hot one -- 115 degrees at noon -- but we didn't experience the storms that were on the radar and Taylor and Zack did a first look so I got over an hour for portraits before the ceremony! HOORAY! These two even saved their first kiss for their wedding day! SO impressive! Everyone was ridiculously excited for them because of that. :) I'm so glad that today's the day that I get to share these photos! Taylor and Zack, thanks again for allowing me to be your wedding photographer -- I feel so honored! Hope you LOVE this sneak peek!

The sweetest first look!

Venue | Sanders Beach
Dress | Allure Bridal
Invitations | Jill Mitchell Design
Hair and Makeup | Trends Salon
Florals | Celebrations
Catering | Apple Market
Frozen Yogurt | Wild Honey
Donuts | Milton Bakery


  1. GAH!!!! THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL! You did a fantastic job capturing Taylor and Zach's special day. I am blessed to know Taylor through the Delight community, and she was such a dear getting me through my first year of the college we both attend!!! So thankful to know her and am so happy for the both of them. xx

  2. STUNNING stunning stunning. Meredith, you captured the emotions, the colours, the love, the joy and everything in-between SO so well. I can totally tell why Taylor is obsessed with these images! x

  3. Meredith, I'm not sure if I have ever commented before, but I just had to after seeing these gorgeous wedding pictures! I love all of your work, but the joy and happiness of this wedding day just radiates from the pictures & I caught myself smiling and feeling as if I had been present. Wonderful, wonderful job!

  4. Meredith your work at Taylor and Zack’s destination wedding is outstanding. Group photo of ladies and couple in the garden are different and beautiful. Group photo of ladies and gents at the beach and picture in which little girl and boy coming to the ceremony place is also remarkable. Place which is chosen for the ceremony in front of beach is cool. This destination wedding which you shot will be a mile stone for your work.

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