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Leesburg, Georgia Wedding | Ferguson + Jenkins | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/12/leesburg-georgia-wedding-ferguson-jenkins-captured-by-colson-photography

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Lowndes High Senior Session | Nicole | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/11/lowndes-high-senior-session-nicole-captured-by-colson-photography

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Quail Branch Lodge Wedding | Moore + Parker | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/11/quail-branch-lodge-wedding-moore-parker-captured-by-colson-photography From the first time I met with Abby and Stanton, we just clicked.  These two are some of the most genuine and sweet souls I've been blessed to meet and work with, and they are such a perfect pair.  I adored the whole design of their wedding... it was a nod to both a classic, dapper look and boho, and the overall feel was nothing short of hospitable and gorgeous.  Abby and Stanton, along with their families, were the perfect hosts for this celebration, and everyone was in excellent spirits!  Their wedding also happened to be scheduled just hours before Hurricane Irma swept through our area.  I'm so glad that this whole beautiful 'day before the storm' was able to completely take place before it hit. 

I honestly will say that couples like these and weddings like this just secure my love for this kind of work.  Being able to document someone's first day of marriage is truly a special gift and I am so thankful to be trusted to do so.  Love you guys!

 

 

Other posts you might enjoy...

Summer Wedding at Ashburn Hill Plantation

Spring Wedding at Quail Branch Lodge

Spring Wedding at the Valdosta Country Club

 

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based photographer who specializes in plantation and farm weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in letting Lindsay document your first day of marriage?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her:  lindsay@capturedbycolson.com   

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

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Ocean Pond Senior Session | Claire, LHS Senior | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/11/ocean-pond-senior-session-claire-lhs-senior-captured-by-colson-photography This gorgeous senior is both soft and a little edgy, subdued yet bold and 100% sweet!  I adored working with her during her senior session on her family's property!  Her grandparents' house backs up to Ocean Pond and was the perfect backdrop for her session with it's beautiful fruit trees and lush ground-covering... just another reason why shooting in South Georgia is a blessing -- its green almost year round!  Claire's variety of wardrobe choices were so great for each location and I'm so glad that she chose such diverse looks!  So proud to have her as a member of the Senior Model Team!

 

 

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2017/2018 Senior Model Team group session at Lakes Chapel and Clubhouse

Spring Senior Session at the Cabin

Morning Summer Senior Session at the Blueberry Farm

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based photographer who specializes in plantation and farm weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in letting Lindsay photograph your senior portraits?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her:  lindsay@capturedbycolson.com   

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) captured by colson portrait senior senior model team senior session valdosta photographer https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/11/ocean-pond-senior-session-claire-lhs-senior-captured-by-colson-photography Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:30:00 GMT
Valdosta Anniversary Sesion | Hannah + Dan | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/11/valdosta-anniversary-sesion-hannah-dan-captured-by-colson-photography These two... When you find people who belong in your circle, you just know. And these two... these two are good ones. I am thankful for their friendship, and for the fact that they will snuggle close on a 110% humidity day without flinching! I know that people say "Your vibe attracts your tribe"... well, I hope that more people like them keep coming into my life!

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Weeki Wachee River Wedding | Ben + Sarah | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/11/weeki-wachee-river-wedding-ben-sarah-captured-by-colson-photography South Georgia doesn't have many venues that include clear-water rivers, which is just one reason I was so excited to be able to photograph Ben Olbricht + Sarah Olbricht 's wedding at Weeki Wachee Christian Camp in September! Not to mention that they were one of the sweetest couples, their bridal party was so much fun and the weather was perfect! Best wishes you two!

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) captured by colson couples portrait valdosta photographer wedding weeki wachee wedding https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/11/weeki-wachee-river-wedding-ben-sarah-captured-by-colson-photography Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:30:00 GMT
The Crescent Valdosta Engagement | Kevin + Kelly | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/11/the-crescent-valdosta-engagement-kevin-kelly-captured-by-colson-photography While I'm not able to shoot their December wedding, I was blessed to photograph Kevin + Kelly's hometown-engagement session at one of our most iconic buildings... and made a couple of dear friends while we were at it!  I'd heard from their wedding planner, family friends, mutual friends and even insta-followers that we would be instant friends as soon as we met, and they were so right.  With Kevin's easy smile and calm demeanor and Kelly's bubbly personality, it was so pleasant and such a a sweet session!  These two are so smitten with each other and I can't wait to see what wonderful journey their life takes them on!  Best wishes you two!!

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and estate weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in booking Lindsay to document your first day of marriage?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her!

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

 

Other posts you're sure to love...

Dusty Rose and Gray Wedding at Valdosta Country Club

Winter Wedding at Gin Creek 

Navy and Baby Blue Wedding at HighGrove Farm

 

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Quail Branch Lodge Wedding | Herndon + Swadder | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/11/quail-branch-lodge-wedding-herndon-swadder-captured-by-colson-photography While rain threatened us all week, it was a pleasantly overcast and dry wedding day for McKenzie + Josh! Quail Branch Lodge was the perfect backdrop to this gorgeous wedding and I was thrilled to be on their vendor team to make their day go as smoothly as possible!   It was such an honor to spend time with these two as they joined together with their boys to create one sweet family!  Lovely details, a stellar cast of bridesmaids + groomsmen and such a kind bride + groom as our host... quite a perfect wedding day!  A huge congrats to this adorable couple!!!

Vendor Team

website // capturedbycolson.com 
venue // Quail Branch Lodge
videography // Lucas Hicks Video & Photography
catering // Covington's Valdosta
cakes // Hazel Swanson 
florals + design // Doug Carter
dj // Lloyd Carter (Mobile Tronics Entertainment)

 

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Summer Wedding at Ashburn Hill Plantation

Spring Wedding at Quail Branch Lodge

Spring Wedding at the Valdosta Country Club

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Valdosta Fall Bridal Session | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/10/valdosta-fall-bridal-session-captured-by-colson-photography Ya'll, this bride is really something special, she's kind of a wedding photographer's unicorn and here's why... 

This afternoon of her bridal session it was s.t.o.r.m.i.n.g, like legit lightening and thundering and flooding, and when it finally slowed down enough for photos, there were puddles and standing water, and she was so carefree and grace-giving about it all!  She honestly didn't care if her dress got a little wet on the bottom, or if her veil got sprinkled on... and she really and truly meant that she didn't mind!  She was so sweet and we laughed so often during this session that I instantly adored her!  She let off the same vibes on her wedding day... so relaxed and low-key about everything, complimentary, and hospitable.  Aron is not only gorgeous, but has such a friendly and genuine spirit and vibe about her... I'm so grateful that she is a #capturedbycolsonbride and can't wait to share images from her wedding day to Adam!

Other posts you might be interested in...

The Crescent Bridal Session in Valdosta, Georgia

Fall Bridal Session at Quail Branch Lodge

Spring Bridal Session at Pebble Hill Plantation

 

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and estate weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in letting Lindsay document your first day of marriage?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her:  lindsay@capturedbycolson.com   

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) bridal bridal session captured by colson details portrait valdosta photographer wedding https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/10/valdosta-fall-bridal-session-captured-by-colson-photography Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:54:24 GMT
Abandoned 129 Bridge | Suwannee Springs | Kenna, VHS Senior | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/10/abandoned-129-bridge-suwannee-springs-kenna-vhs-senior-captured-by-colson-photography Oh, Kenna, you're gorgeous girl!!!  I knew that Kenna had an edgy style, so I wanted to make sure that our backdrop for her individual shoot was within that same vein!  I'd heard epic tales of an abandoned bridge in north Florida that I knew would be the perfect spot!  Kenna's mom owns Urban Revival Boutique and Salon, which means that her style and HMU were on point!  I adored the variety of her outfit choices and her obvious confidence in each piece!  She rocked it big time, and I am thrilled to have been chosen to come along on this sweet ride!

 

Other posts you might be interested in...

2017/2018 Senior Model Team group session at Lakes Chapel and Clubhouse

Spring Senior Session at the Cabin

Morning Summer Senior Session at the Blueberry Farm

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based photographer who specializes in plantation and farm weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in letting Lindsay photograph your senior portraits?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her:  lindsay@capturedbycolson.com   

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

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Naylor, Georgia Engagement Session | Matt + Nichole | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/10/naylor-georgia-engagement-session-matt-nichole-captured-by-colson-photography This sweet morning engagement session took place just a couple of weeks before their wedding day!  I was so excited about how in love they were, how easy they interacted in front of the camera, and how adventurous they were (they got in a boat!!)!  It was a blessing to be a part of their wedding preparations and this session was just the kick-off to a wonderful wedding last month!  Between Nichole's classic beauty, and the clearly adoring way that Matt looks at her, they made my job easy and so much fun!  I can't wait to share their wedding photos very soon!

 

 

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Summer Farm Engagement Session

Morning Engagement Session at Quail Branch Lodge

Family Farm Engagement Session

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based photographer who specializes in plantation and farm weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in letting Lindsay document your first day of marriage?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her:  lindsay@capturedbycolson.com   

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

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Pebble Hill Plantation Engagement Session | Payton and Jesse | Captured by Colson https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/10/pebble-hill-plantation-engagement-session-payton-and-jesse-captured-by-colson When Payton told me she wanted to hold her engagement session with Jesse at Pebble Hill Plantation, I knew that we were a match made in some photography heaven!  She had a clear vision of what she wanted, and planned their wardrobes accordingly... but once we got there, they put all trust in me to execute her vision -- and I loved them for that!  I adored how they let me lead, went with my 'out of the box' ideas -- like getting IN the fountain -- and fully trusted my creativity, which is why they chose to work with me in the first place!  

These two are as kind and gentle with each other as they are beautiful together... and so clearly in love!  They weren't afraid to snuggle in close, and I couldn't be happier with the way their session turned out!  I'm so excited for their spring wedding and can't wait to see what Payton + Jesse will plan for their best day in Tifton!  I have so much love for these two, already!  

venue // Pebble Hill Plantation, Thomasville, Georgia

hmu // Urban Revival Boutique and Salon, Valdosta, Georgia

 

Other posts you might be interested in...

Floral Dress Engagement Session at Quail Branch Lodge

Navy and White Engagement Session at Pebble Hill Plantation

Farm Engagement Session in Brooks County, Ga

 

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and estate weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in letting Lindsay document your first day of marriage?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her:  lindsay@capturedbycolson.com   

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

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Quail Branch Lodge | Abby Moore, Bridal Session | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/10/quail-branch-lodge-abby-moore-bridal-session-captured-by-colson-photography What a sweet sneak peek this session was for Abby's bridal attire!  This was just a little tiny look into how amazing their wedding was going to be, and it was a great indicator!  Between this modest lace gown with an amazing train, and her delicate floral grown, Abby's wedding attire was a perfect mix of elegant and boho!  A little bit of rain didn't hold us back form getting a few incredible shots of this beautiful bride!  So thankful that Quail Branch Lodge has such beautiful covered areas to mix into their outdoor spaces when rain decides to join us in a session.  I just couldn't get over how beautiful of a bride that Abby was, and I couldn't be more thrilled to have been her photographer throughout this season in her and Stanton's life!  

More sessions like this that you're bound to love....

Bridal Session at The Crescent, Valdosta

Pebble Hill Plantation Bridal Session

Winter Bridal Session at Pebble Hill Plantation

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and estate weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in booking Lindsay to document your first day of marriage?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her!

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

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Lakes Chapel and Clubhouse | Senior Model Team Styled Shoot | Captured by Colson https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/10/lakes-chapel-and-clubhouse-senior-model-team-styled-shoot-captured-by-colson Working with my 2017-2018 Senior Model Team has been the joy of my fall season, both as groups and as individuals!  I adore seniors and the life that they bring to each session... and when you get five gorgeous girls together, it's bound to produce some incredible images.  These ladies are not only beautiful, but so confident, hard working, focused and fashionable.  I adored this vintage-inspired session we had a few weeks ago... armed with a Pinterest board of wardrobe choices, an incredible venue and a car from the perfect era, these girls made this session even more than I could have imagined!  I was so excited at how they all meshed -- five girls from three different schools, some of whom had never even met before, yet they hit off like long-lost besties and I loved watching them laugh and get to know each other!  Thanks for being so fabulous, ya'll!! xoxo

 

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2016/2017 Senior Model Team group session at Quail Branch Lodge

Spring Senior Session at the Cabin

Morning Summer Senior Session at the Blueberry Farm

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based photographer who specializes in plantation and farm weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in letting Lindsay photograph your senior portraits?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her:  lindsay@capturedbycolson.com   

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

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Pebble Hill Plantation Senior Session | Faith, Lowndes High School | Captured by Colson https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/10/pebble-hill-plantation-senior-session-faith-lowndes-high-school-captured-by-colson Faith is a member of my 2018 Senior Model Team and meeting people like her is why I love senior sessions so much!  This beauty is a dancer, a member of the LHS Georgia Bridgemen and leads a prayer at each home game...  Such a role model for so many at her school.  She's classy and graceful and gorgeous!  Her choice of Pebble Hill Plantation for her session was so fitting for her and I loved every second of our session together! 

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Fall Senior Session at the Crow Farm

Spring Senior Session at the Cabin

Morning Summer Senior Session at the Blueberry Farm

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based photographer who specializes in plantation and farm weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in letting Lindsay photograph your senior portraits?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her:  lindsay@capturedbycolson.com   

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

 

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Downtown Valdosta Senior Session | Valdosta Photographer | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/downtown-valdosta-senior-session-valdosta-photographer-captured-by-colson-photography One of my favorite things about this session is how each outfit coordinated so well with the location.  We started off at Park Place by McClane and then ventured downtown to find some more urban backgrounds -- and Jordan's wardrobe was perfectly curated for each spot!  I loved the sweetness and grace that she brought to the session and I can't wait to see what great things she has in store for her this last school year!  

 

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Fall Senior Session at the Crow Farm

Spring Senior Session at the Cabin

Morning Summer Senior Session at the Blueberry Farm

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based photographer who specializes in plantation and farm weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in letting Lindsay photograph your senior portraits?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her:  lindsay@capturedbycolson.com   

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) captured by colson portrait senior senior session valdosta georgia valdosta photographer https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/downtown-valdosta-senior-session-valdosta-photographer-captured-by-colson-photography Wed, 06 Sep 2017 15:36:59 GMT
The Farm in Adel, Georgia | Valdosta Photographer | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/the-farm-in-adel-georgia-valdosta-photographer-captured-by-colson-photography I was finally able to meet these two love birds last week!  Their engagement session was set to take place at their wedding venue, The Farm in Adel, Georgia. I'd never been to this venue, so being able to work there was a real treat!    I was thankful that there was a slight breeze and this August evening was unusually pleasant!  The pecan orchard was one of my go-to spots on this session because the father of this bride-to-be is a pecan farmer, which adds significance to these images.  (Not to mention that they were just plain beautiful to shoot in!)  I adored these two and how easily they made each other smile.  Seeing how relaxed and comfortable they were with each other made my job easy!  A huge congrats on your upcoming wedding!!  

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Summer Farm Engagement Session

Morning Engagement Session at Quail Branch Lodge

Family Farm Engagement Session

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based photographer who specializes in plantation and farm weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in letting Lindsay document your first day of marriage?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her:  lindsay@capturedbycolson.com   

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) adel photographer captured by colson couples engagement engagement session portrait valdosta photographer https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/the-farm-in-adel-georgia-valdosta-photographer-captured-by-colson-photography Fri, 01 Sep 2017 13:53:11 GMT
Owl and Moon Wedding | Quitman, Georgia | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/owl-and-moon-wedding-quitman-georgia-captured-by-colson-photography I knew from the moment I met them at their engagement session, that no matter what they planned, their wedding day would be gorgeous.  Matthew + Jensen are such a genuine couple and one that I loved working with, so much!  Their daughters helping Jensen into her wedding dress was one of the sweetest moments I've witnessed in a while, and it brought the whole room to misty eyes!  Their whole day was centered around their new joined family and it really made their wedding even more special than it already was.  Congrats you two love birds!  

 

Venue // Owl and Moon, Quitman, Georgia

Floral Design // Out on a Whim

DJ// DJs to Go (Justin Majors)

Catering // Smokin' Temptations Catering

HMU// Casey Handley

 

Other posts you might be interested in...

Fall Outdoor Wedding at HighGrove Farm

Rustic Boho Wedding at Quail Branch Lodge

Fall Country Wedding at  Lakes Chapel and Clubhouse

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based photographer who specializes in plantation and farm weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in letting Lindsay document your first day of marriage?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her:  lindsay@capturedbycolson.com   

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) captured by colson couples details family portrait south georgia photographer valdosta photographer wedding https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/owl-and-moon-wedding-quitman-georgia-captured-by-colson-photography Fri, 25 Aug 2017 12:24:44 GMT
Mallory's Farm | Emily Folsom | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/mallorys-farm-emily-folsom-captured-by-colson-photography Oh, Emily, girl you raised the bar so high during your senior session.  This girl is so confident, gorgeous and on trend that it had me on cloud nine during her senior portraits.  This early morning session began before daybreak at the studio of Makeup by Adeana, where Emily requested a minimalist approach to hair and makeup.  We arrived at Mallory's Farm, a working blueberry farm, just after dawn, which made for some perfect light!  We chased the shade all morning and Emily made this session one of my favorites yet!  

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and estate weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in booking Lindsay?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her!

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) captured by colson portrait senior photographer senior portraits valdosta photographer https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/mallorys-farm-emily-folsom-captured-by-colson-photography Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:30:42 GMT
St. Augustine Family Beach Sessions | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/st-augustine-family-beach-sessions-captured-by-colson-photography Being a small business owner also means that sometimes, I can take my "show on the road", which is something I have looked forward to doing the past few summers!  Scheduling family sessions while at the beach with my own family has been such a blessing and I am thankful for my work and for my sweet clients!  

This summer I was able to shoot seven sessions at the beach (two of which were my own extended family - #winwin!)  Six families and one senior were in front of my camera at one of their favorite places to be -- the beach!  We warded off rain and lightening on a couple of these shoots and I'm so glad we did!  Beach sessions are one of my favorite types because people are relaxed, they feel tan and beautiful, and are almost always planning to head out to a delicious dinner after the session (coconut shrimp, anyone?!).  

Families getting together at the beach is such a long standing tradition for many of these groups!  I'm so happy that this year's trip was documented, taking them back there during the mundane days, the rainy + cold days and in the days leading up to their next trip!

Other posts you might enjoy...

The Colson's Beach Trip

The Bennett's Beach Trip 

The Parker's Beach Trip

 

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and estate weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in booking Lindsay?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her!

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

 

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) couples family family sessions just because north florida photographer portrait st. augustine photographer valdosta photographer https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/st-augustine-family-beach-sessions-captured-by-colson-photography Fri, 11 Aug 2017 13:23:07 GMT
St. Augustine, Florida Senior Session | Logan | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/st-augustine-florida-senior-session-logan-captured-by-colson-photography Meet Senior Model Team Member // Logan Hornsby!  He is involved in tons of sports at school, with football on the nearest horizon -- basketball in the winter then soccer in the spring.  He feels the best about himself when he's out on the field, excelling at the sport of the season, and looks up to his dad who insures that he does his best!   Logan stays busy with school, but makes time to be involved with his church congregation as well!  Self proclaimed as a preppy guy (and I think his sock choices prove that!), and not exactly a country guy are just a few of the ways that he describes himself.

I was thrilled when Logan was on board with driving down to St. Augustine for his senior session!  We started at the pier, which also had some awesome boulders as a holding wall on the beach.  It was full of more variety than if we'd just gone down to the sand.  Once the sun started to set, we raced downtown to grab a few extra shots at the fort... I love that even though it was crawling with people, we were able to snag some shots with no one in the background!  Working with Logan was a ton of fun... he had some great wardrobe choices and kept me laughing the whole time!  Excited to see what his senior year will bring!

 

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and estate weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in booking Lindsay?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her!

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

  

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) captured by colson portrait senior senior session valdosta photographer https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/st-augustine-florida-senior-session-logan-captured-by-colson-photography Wed, 09 Aug 2017 14:41:41 GMT
Lee County Florida Engagement Session | Kristin + Rob | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/lee-county-florida-engagement-session-kristin-rob-captured-by-colson-photography When choosing a location for an engagement session, there are few things more personal than shooting it at a place that is near and dear to you.  Rob and Kristin chose his family’s farm property as the setting for their engagement pictures. After ten years of dating, these two are tying the knot this fall!  I have such a warm heart for my couples who have been dating for many years, because of my own love story with my husband.  I felt so thrilled to photograph this sweet milestone… just one step closer to their wedding day!

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Family Farm Engagement Session in Tifton, Georgia

Lakes Chapel Engagement Session in Lake Park, Georgia

Sunset Farm Session in Brooks County, Georgia

 

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and farm weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in booking Lindsay to document your first day of marriage?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her!

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

 

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) captured by colson couples engagement session portrait valdosta photographer https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/lee-county-florida-engagement-session-kristin-rob-captured-by-colson-photography Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:15:00 GMT
Pebble Hill Plantation Engagement Session | Rachele and Josh | Captured by Colson https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/pebble-hill-plantation-engagement-session-rachele-and-josh-captured-by-colson Firstly, lets be real – Pebble Hill Plantation can do no wrong.  When Rachel scheduled their session with me at this iconic Thomasville plantation, I couldn’t have been more thrilled!  These stately grounds paired with Rachel + Josh’s old-school style made for the best combo!  We wandered the property, finding the perfect nooks to frame these two love birds, and there were no shortage of options!  Dating for many years, Rachel and Josh have waited so long for this moment in their relationship and I was so happy to be the one there to photograph it.

Venue // Pebble Hill Plantation

 

Other posts you might be interested in...

Floral Dress Engagement Session at Quail Branch Lodge

Navy and White Engagement Session at Pebble Hill Plantation

Farm Engagement Session in Brooks County, Ga

 

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and estate weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in letting Lindsay document your first day of marriage?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her:  lindsay@capturedbycolson.com   

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) captured by colson couples engagement session pebble hill plantation portrait south georgia photographer valdosta photographer https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/pebble-hill-plantation-engagement-session-rachele-and-josh-captured-by-colson Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:00:00 GMT
Quail Branch Lodge Engagement Session | Crystal + Justin | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/quail-branch-lodge-engagement-session-crystal-justin-captured-by-colson-photography Crystal and Justin met me out at their wedding venue, Quail Branch Lodge, one evening for their engagement session.  What a sweet couple they are… we laughed the. entire. time!  Justin kept Crystal in big smiles throughout our session, which made it so very “them”!  There’s nothing I love better than a full laugh to make the shoot feel catered to the couple!  I adore these two and can’t wait for their wedding this winter. 

Other posts you might be interested in...

Family Farm Engagement Session in Tifton, Georgia

Floral Dress Engagement Session at Pebble Hill Plantation

Spring Bridal Session at HighGrove Farm

 

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and estate weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in letting Lindsay document your first day of marriage?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her:  lindsay@capturedbycolson.com   

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

 

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) captured by colson couples engagement session engagements portrait thomasville photographer valdosta photographer https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/quail-branch-lodge-engagement-session-crystal-justin-captured-by-colson-photography Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:45:00 GMT
Quail Branch Lodge Engagement Session | Abby + Stanton | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/quail-branch-lodge-engagement-session-abby-stanton-captured-by-colson-photography When I emailed Abby about moving their 8am session to 7am, I just new she would say "thanks but no thanks"... but she + Stanton trusted in my suggestion and my vision for the shoot and it paid off big time!  We met early, just as the sun was rising and wandered their wedding venue -- shooting at places that there may not be time for on the wedding day.  These two went along with my ideas and snuggled so naturally into each other that it allowed me to capture them as they really are!  They are as sweet as they are kind, and as in love as they are beautiful together... and I just CANNOT wait for their wedding this fall!

Other posts you might be interested in...

Floral Dress Engagement Session at Quail Branch Lodge

Navy and White Engagement Session at Pebble Hill Plantation

Farm Engagement Session in Brooks County, Ga

 

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and estate weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in letting Lindsay document your first day of marriage?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her:  lindsay@capturedbycolson.com   

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) captured by colson couples engagement session georgia photographer portrait quail branch lodge valdosta photographer https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/quail-branch-lodge-engagement-session-abby-stanton-captured-by-colson-photography Fri, 14 Jul 2017 02:03:25 GMT
Ashburn Hill Plantation | Perryman + Pitts Wedding | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/ashburn-hill-plantation-perryman-pitts-wedding-captured-by-colson-photography This wedding, this day, this couple... a solid contender for one of my favorites!  Such a kind couple joining in marriage, and celebrating with such a well planned and thoughtful ceremony.  Chiming of the bells, singers with meaningful pieces, and musicians brought warmth to the marriage ceremony.  And after their vows, the couple was whisked away in a vintage car to their beautiful reception.  Romantic and relaxed, low lit and comfortable, the reception looked and felt like a movie scene!  It was truly an honor to be a part of their best day.... their first day of marriage!  

 

Venue // Ashburn Hill Plantation

Floral Design // Corey Brice McCants

Directing // Corey Brice McCants

Catering // Gin Creek

Lighting // Lights Sound Action

 

Other posts you might be interested in...

Fall Outdoor Wedding at HighGrove Farm

Morning Garden Wedding at Jekyll Island Club's Crane Cottage

Classic Wedding at Valdosta Country Club

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and farm weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in letting Lindsay document your first day of marriage?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her:  lindsay@capturedbycolson.com   

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) ashburn hill plantation captured by colson couples details south georgia photographer valdosta photographer wedding https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/ashburn-hill-plantation-perryman-pitts-wedding-captured-by-colson-photography Tue, 11 Jul 2017 14:17:10 GMT
South Georgia Wedding Photographer | Lindsay Colson | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/south-georgia-wedding-photographer-lindsay-colson-captured-by-colson-photography Hey there!  Whether you wandered over here because of a post on social media or a friend told you to check me out, or maybe a blind search for "Valdosta Photographers" landed you on my page, I'm glad that you're here!   I am a wedding photographer in the South Georgia / North Florida area who specializes in plantation + farm weddings.  Fun Fact // My husband and I dated from 2000-2008 before we tied the knot. So when couples who've waited years to start their journey together choose me to photograph their weddings, it gives me great joy to document this immensely exciting milestone in their journey!  

"Lindsay is very personable and makes each photo session FUN. She has super quick turnaround time and provides a wide range of images in a short session. She has the ability to see a great spot for the perfect background and make it happen!"

... Emily, Family Session

"There are not enough stars to describe how amazing Lindsay at Captured by Colson is. Lindsay seriously MADE our whole day, I don't know what we would have done without her. Thank you thank you for everything!"

... Jaimee, bride

"Lindsay Colson is such a talented photographer. She captured our wedding day perfectly. She is professional, but still very down to earth! She is full of energy, she truly cares about her clients, and she makes it very obvious that she loves what she does. I highly recommend Captured by Colson for all of your photography needs!"

... Lindsey, bride

"Lindsay was amazing! She is so personable and fun and that's exactly what we wanted! LOVE her!!!"

... Bride

"Lindsay Colson and her second photographer did an awesome job shooting our wedding! We have seen a few sneak peeks from the special day, and I cannot wait to see the rest of them!! They were so very sweet, had lots of energy, and were great working with our 2 little ring bearers and flower girl! Very impressed with what Captured by Colson had to offer!"

... Bride

"I absolutely loved working with Lindsey from Captured by Colson! On a day that you want every detail, smile, look of love, kiss, and crazy dance move documented by photographs she was able to that and more! I also received all my pictures within 3 weeks in the mail after our wedding date! Loved everything about the experience and gained a friend! She will doing all our future family photos!"

... Ashley, Bride

"We enjoyed every minute we had with Lindsay Colson. She made taking pictures so much fun! We will defiantly be using her for family photos!"

...Blayne, Bride 

"Lindsay Colson is by far the best photographer is South Georgia. She is full of life, loves what she does, and captures the moments that you will want to cherish for a life time! Under any circumstances, Lindsay maintains a positive vibe and makes even the most self conscious, photo hating people radiate an unforgettable smile. Thank you Lindsay!"

... Cali, Bride

"I had the best experience with Camptured by Colson! Lindsay was such a joy to work with! She went above and beyond to help make my day fantastic! She also photographed my best friends wedding and once again was a pleasure to work with!"

... Elaina, Bride

"Choosing Captured by Colson was the best choice I could have made for capturing my wedding day. The pictures turned out perfect and the price was great. Since then, I have used Captured by Colson for anniversary pictures every year. I would definitely recommend using Lindsay for any photography needs."

...Tracy, Bride

"Captured By Colson (Lindsay) was absolutely amazing! She took some of the most unique pictures of my husband and me. She went above and beyond to capture that perfect shot! She was comfortable and professional! Its like she was part of the family!  Simply amazing!"

... Bride

"We are beyond thrilled with our Captured by Colson pictures. We live 3 hours away but the trip was well worth it. Lindsay made the whole process so easy from the start. She gave great guidance with the hair/makeup, wardrobe, poses, and location. Lindsay is so sweet and fun and is an outstanding photographer.  We highly recommend her! We will definitely be making the trip in the future for our special occasions. We are so impressed with the results! Thanks so much Lindsay!"

...J'Dawn, Senior Mom

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"Lindsay is a wonderful photographer and has the kind of personality that makes you feel totally at ease, even if you're not. She's professional, has a great eye for detail and her photos are so beautiful. She loves what she does and it shows. I'd recommend her to anyone!"

... Claire, Family Session

"I just adore Lindsay!!! She is seriously one of the most infectious people I know. Whenever I am
booked with a bride for makeup and they tell me their photographer is Captured By Colson I know not only are they in great hands but that I am too. As a makeup artist it's an awesome feeling to work with people that are professional, respectful and fun. Lindsay is all of these things and before she even arrives I already know I will be greeted with a huge smile and a warm hug. Her work speaks for itself so I feel the need to give a review to who she is as a person. And that is just all around AWESOME!!!!"

...Adeana Dillon, Valdosta Makeup Artist

"Lindsey and my daughter Lee have been friends since kindergarten. When Lee was making plans for vendors, she asked Lindsey to be her photographer. She named her business Captured By Colson, and it's perfect. She captured all the precious moments of the wedding. The pictures are amazing, and we couldn't be happier! Not only is she a consummate professional, she is a lovely woman. Thank you Lindsey for sharing your talents with us. We have wonderful memories through the photographs!"

... Marghy, Mother of the Bride

"Lindsay has an eye for traditional with a fun flare. She is creative and excellent to work with!"

... Melissa, Venue Director of Quail Branch Lodge

"Just wanted to give a shout out to an amazing photographer who is wonderful to work with. Her focus for details and capturing the unusual as well as going above and beyond to think outside the box makes her work exceptional and it is always a joy to get that one unexpected surprise shot that just melts your heart. Be blessed Lindsay and thank you for your kindness, your belief in my floral work and your beautiful blog .... may it come back to you 100%!"

... Kathleen, The Flower Shoppe

"Thank you again for the wedding pictures!  They are all so amazing.  All of our family loved them and how fun you made the process.  The first thing my wife said after meeting you was 'I wish we lived here because Lindsay makes me want to be her friend'.  Keep up the good work, we both appreciate you!"

... Max, Groom

"Thank you for making today and all of the days leading up to our wedding day so memorable for us!  We are so blessed to have you experience it alll with us and to capture these moments that we will cherish for the rest of our lives!"

... Everley, Bride 

Have you worked with me and want to tell me about your experience!?  Click HERE to give me the details!  I adore my clients and their families, and working together to document your best day really is my dream job!  Its my goal to be professional but to make you feel so comfortable in front of camera.  If this is the type of experience you've been hunting down for your own wedding day or senior portraits, then whatcha waiting for?  Get it touch and lets start planning it!

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Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and farm weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in booking Lindsay?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her!

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) Captured by Colson Just Because Valdosta Photographer Valdosta, Georgia portrait https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/south-georgia-wedding-photographer-lindsay-colson-captured-by-colson-photography Fri, 30 Jun 2017 13:39:18 GMT
Five Tips for a Delightful Destination Portrait Session | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/five-tips-for-a-delightful-destination-portrait-session I.  Love.  To.  Travel.  There... I said it.  Although it's harder to do with our two little ladies, it's getting easier as they get older, which is great!  While we may not be in the most 'destination driven' area in Georgia, we certainly aren't far from a lot of places that are.  Last year, photography sessions took me to Jekyll Island, Driftwood Beach, Disney's Magic Kingdom and three of it's resorts, St. Augustine Beach and into the downtown area of that historic city!  And I loved every single second of that!  Clients just come alive when they are in unique places and it makes me almost burst with creativity!  Not to mention that most of these sessions happened when they were on vacation = relaxation = happy!  And a happy client makes for a smiley one!  

Here are some things to think about if you are planning a destination portrait session:

1) Where to go // 

This may seem like an obvious one, however it can have many facets.  Do you want your session to be at a place you've never been or a place where you're very familiar?  Do you want to have iconic landmarks in the background, or do you just like the more tucked away areas?  Are you choosing the place because of it's vibe or weather or just because you love being there?  These are all important things to think about as well as how they will translate in photos!  

2) When to go // 

While the beach is the most convenient in the summer, sometimes its also the most likely to rain and to be the hottest and most crowded, what if you went there in the late fall or early spring -- or at sunrise?  What if you chose to go to the touristy spot during the 'off season' or early in the morning so there aren't any people in the background?  While sunset is often the best time for great light, being creative with your timing (whether that be seasonally or time of day) can make all the difference in personalizing your session!

3)  What to wear?

This decision can play into your location a couple of different ways.  I love the idea of setting your outfit to your location -- a long gauzy dress against the sharp beach rocks, a blue dress in the Magic Kingdom that nods to "Alice in Wonderland", flannel and boots on a mountain trail, etc.  Those ideas are classic and are the obvious choice, but what if you took it a step further and went in the opposite direction?  A light and airy dress paired with a flower crown in the mountains or shoot at the beach in the winter with a big blanket, a camp fire or a cup of coffee?  Choosing the right outfit could mean going with or completely against the usual vibe of the place!  

4)  Who to involve?

Destination sessions may be a convenient way to take family photos (everyone is already at the beach/cabin/lake/resort so why not?!) or it may be a fantastic way to document your trip as a couple!  Some locations, like the beach, lend themselves to larger groups of people, but others, like a very touristy spot or tight location -- like downtown, would be better for just one or two people.  Pets and children might do great in a rural setting, where as a senior or engaged couple would gain energy from the sights and vibe of a more urban area!  Thinking about who will be in the photos can make a big difference in what destination is right for your session!

5) What is your purpose?

Thinking about your purpose and vibe of your photo session is very important when deciding if a destination session is right for you.  Are you just using the session to get some great posed shots since you'll all be together?  Then maybe a more relaxed place is best for you.  Will your session include the exploration of a place -- hiking, climbing, swimming, boating?  If that's the case then careful planning of time and outfits will serve you well!  I love that most of the time, destination sessions lend themselves to documenting people experiencing something different from their ordinary lives.  That joy translates so well in the camera and can give you such natural looking photos.

So you've decided where to go and when to go there, you've decided your outfit choices and who all will be involved in the session and you've chosen what your vibe and purpose are!  Great!  All that's left to do is get on the schedule and start planning your trip!  I'm excited at the possibilities that destination sessions offer and can't wait to see what you come up with!  Contact me and lets make it happen for you!

 

Other posts you might be interested in...

Downtown St. Augustine Anniversary Session

Disney's Magic Kingdom Senior Session

Driftwood Beach Senior Session

Disney Resorts Senior Session

The Colsons Beach Session

The Parkers Beach Session

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based photographer who specializes in plantation and farm weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in booking Lindsay to document your destination session?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her:  lindsay@capturedbycolson.com   

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

 

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) Destination Photo Sessions Florida Photographer Georgia Photographer couples portrait https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/five-tips-for-a-delightful-destination-portrait-session Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:12:33 GMT
At Home Wedding | Ronny + Gayle | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/at-home-wedding-ronnie-gayle-captured-by-colson-photography I know I'm not alone when I say that there is so much joy in my heart for this wedding and this couple!  This wedding was one that has been prayed over and hoped and wished for for a very long time. These are the parents of my best childhood friend, and they reunited after many years apart. The bride walked down the aisle on the arm of her cousin and stood beside her groom for their new beginning!  With their daughters and sons-in-law and grandchildren standing beside them, they said their vows in front of sweet family and close friends under a beautiful arbor. 

Their reception consisted of a brunch catered by the bride and a few friends, while a collection of favorite cakes stood in place of a single wedding cake.  Guests mingled together and enjoyed the morning celebrating this beautiful occasion.  I had tears in my eyes as I watched how the Lord works in His own time and how he knows the whole story while we only see bits. It was an honor for me to document this important and beautiful day in their lives! I love these two so much!    

Venue // Groom's Home

Floral Design // Lark Russell

Catering // Gayle Lightsey (Bride)

Directing // Marsha Collins

 

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Hunting Lodge Wedding at Southwind Plantation

Sweet Summer Wedding

Morning Elopement at HighGrove Farm

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and farm weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in letting Lindsay document your first day of marriage?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her:  lindsay@capturedbycolson.com   

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) Captured by Colson South Georgia Photographer Wedding couples details family portrait wedding https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/at-home-wedding-ronnie-gayle-captured-by-colson-photography Mon, 19 Jun 2017 20:45:00 GMT
St. Augustine Beach Sessions | The Colsons | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/st-augustine-beach-sessions-the-colsons-captured-by-colson-photography Last week's beach trip was a blessing.  Full of family times, beach walks, delicious food and post-dinner games (Rumicube, anyone?).  This spring was a wild ride of weddings and photo sessions on top of wrapping up my teaching career, so to say that I needed the little peaceful rhythm of the ocean outside my window is an understatement.  And it did not disappoint.  

Each year, my sister-in-law and I team up to make sure that we are able to get a couple of great family photos from our trip!  While it rained almost every evening, we were able to carve out about 30-45 minutes one evening to snag a few!  Because of our shortage of time, we woke up the next morning, got the little girls dolled up and took them down to the sand for a session focused just on them!  We probably should have started that session closer to 7:00, but when you're on "beach time", you just do what you can, when you can ;)  

(All of the photos in the above collage were taken by Hannah, my six year old... she loved walking around snapping these and I adore seeing her perspective and what stands out to her!)

(Thanks to Ali Parks for hitting the shutter button on the one above!! And to Katie Plyler for snapping a few of my own sweet family pod below!)

Other beach sessions you might be interested in...

The Bennett Family on St. Augustine Beach

Anniversary Session in Downtown St. Augustine

The Parker Family on St. Augustine Beach

Senior Session on Driftwood Beach

 

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based photographer who specializes in natural light senior sessions as well as plantation + estate weddings in the southeast.  To inquire or get more information, please contact her:  lindsay@capturedbycolson.com

Want to know more about Lindsay and her photography?  Wander over here...

 

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) Captured by Colson Just Because St. Augustine Florida Photographer Valdosta Photographer couples family portrait https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/st-augustine-beach-sessions-the-colsons-captured-by-colson-photography Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:09:49 GMT
Pebble Hill Plantation Bridal Session | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/pebble-hill-plantation-bridal-session-captured-by-colson-photography A sweeter bride would be difficult to find.  Caitlin was so stunning at her Pebble Hill Plantation bridal session last month, and I'm SO excited to finally be able to blog them... her wedding to Chance was this past Saturday which was a dream of a day (blog about that to come soon!).  Her hair + makeup were flawless, and her dress with it's perfect little lace scalloping around the top was just right for her!  We wandered around the beautiful Pebble Hill property midst the historic brick buildings and hidden courtyards, finding the perfect spots to showcase this beautiful southern bride!  

Venue // Pebble Hill Plantation

Florals // Corey Brice McCants

 

Other posts you might be interested in...

The Crescent Bridal Session in Valdosta, Georgia

Winter Bridal Session at Pebble Hill Plantation

Spring Bridal Session at HighGrove Farm

 

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and estate weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in letting Lindsay document your first day of marriage?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her:  lindsay@capturedbycolson.com   

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) Captured by Colson Pebble Hill Plantation Portrait bridal session portrait valdosta photographer wedding photographer https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/pebble-hill-plantation-bridal-session-captured-by-colson-photography Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:32:56 GMT
The Crescent, Valdosta | Lauren + Taylor | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/the-crescent-valdosta-lauren-taylor-captured-by-colson-photography What a refreshingly simple wedding this was.  With it's heirloom details such as his grandfather's cuff links, and her grandmother's earrings, and it's traditional touches and it's intimate ceremony, this event was one filled with sweet moments.  Lauren's father walked her down the boxwood aisle of the formal garden and into the white, wooden chapel filled with the closest family.  After the ceremony, a larger party of guests gathered in the gardens to congratulate the bride and groom and to celebrate with a brunch reception.  To end this precious friend and family filled morning, the couple released two turtle-doves off the porch of The Crescent before exiting down an aisle of lavender-tossing well-wishers.  Truly a special moment in the lives of these two love birds! 

 

Venue // The Crescent, Valdosta

Caterer // Covington's

Dress // David's Bridal

Florals // Wisteria Southern Floral Designs

 

Other posts you might be interested in...

Dusty Rose and Gray Wedding at Valdosta Country Club

Winter Wedding at Gin Creek 

Navy and Baby Blue Wedding at HighGrove Farm

 

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and farm weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in letting Lindsay document your first day of marriage?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her:  lindsay@capturedbycolson.com   

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) Captured by Colson Portrait The Crescent, Valdosta Valdosta Photographer couples details portrait wedding https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/the-crescent-valdosta-lauren-taylor-captured-by-colson-photography Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:24:22 GMT
Pebble Hill Plantation Engagement | Becca + Britt | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/pebble-hill-plantation-engagement-becca-britt-captured-by-colson-photography She said he talked her into going out with him, she'd said she wasn't into the idea of a long-distance relationship... but here they are after years of an across-the-state love, and they've got less than a year before they close that gap for good!  Sweet Becca + Britt spent the afternoon with me at Pebble Hill Plantation, wandering their gorgeous property filled with stately brick buildings, ivy covered walls and pristine grounds.  And these two were nothing short of perfect together -- they laughed, they snuggled, they were so comfortable with one another.  This, of course, made my job so easy!  

Venue // Pebble Hill Plantation

 

Other posts you might be interested in...

Floral Dress Engagement Session at Quail Branch Lodge

Navy and White Engagement Session at Pebble Hill Plantation

Farm Engagement Session in Brooks County, Ga

 

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and estate weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in letting Lindsay document your first day of marriage?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her:  lindsay@capturedbycolson.com   

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

 

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) Captured by Colson Pebble Hill Plantation Valdosta Photographer couples engagement engagement session portrait https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/pebble-hill-plantation-engagement-becca-britt-captured-by-colson-photography Mon, 12 Jun 2017 19:29:16 GMT
Columbus, Georgia Wedding | Garrett + Savannah | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/columbus-georgia-wedding-garrett-savannah-captured-by-colson-photography Last summer I received a phone call from my "baby" cousin telling me that he'd proposed to Savannah, and I couldn't have been more happy for him.  These two are such a perfect fit for one another... Both easy-going and patient, fun to be with and clearly adorable.  We drove in to Columbus to quite a dreary day, it was overcast and threatened rain at any moment.  And that moment came about the time the groom + groomsmen arrived at the Sikes home, which also happened to be their wedding venue.  While it wasn't exactly storming, it certainly was dropping steadily and heavily.  Throughout the whole rainy process, sweet Savannah and Garrett were just so gracious, trying to make the best decisions in the moment.  And even though it wasn't how they'd planned, their wedding ceremony was equal parts sweet and loving.  

It was such a fun wedding day and I couldn't have done it without my second photographer / reception photographer, Faith Allen -- she took over during the reception and I was able to enjoy it with my family... it was the perfect solution, and she was wonderful to work with!

Venue // Bride's Home

Floral Design // Helen Posey

 

Other posts you might be interested in...

Rainy Day Wedding at Quail Branch Lodge

Winter Wedding at Gin Creek 

Morning Wedding at Jekyll Island's Crane Cottage

 

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and farm weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in letting Lindsay document your first day of marriage?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her:  lindsay@capturedbycolson.com   

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) Captured by Colson South Georgia Photographer Valdosta Photographer Wedding couples details portrait wedding https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/columbus-georgia-wedding-garrett-savannah-captured-by-colson-photography Wed, 07 Jun 2017 13:38:11 GMT
Quail Branch Lodge Wedding | Brooke + Mason | Valdosta Photographer | Captured by Colson https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/quail-branch-lodge-wedding-brooke-mason-valdosta-photographer-captured-by-colson I know it's totally cliche to say that the best sunsets come after the most torrential downpours, but that was honestly the case for Brooke + Mason's Quail Branch Lodge wedding last month in Lake Park, Georgia.  It was forecasted to rain all day, and it flooded ya'll.  I mean a hard rain with thunder and lightning.  And then, as suddenly as that storm appeared, it just went away.  And these two were so gracious about it all, so patient and calm... they invited their guests to go ahead and enjoy the cocktail hour while they waited it out, then the groomsmen wiped down all of the benches once the storm passed.  On a day where they could be self-serving, this couple served others.  And that speaks volumes about their character and the life they lead.  I seriously have the best clients, ya'll... they are such a blessing to me.

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and farm weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in booking Lindsay to document your first day of marriage?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her!

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) Captured by Colson Portrait South Georgia Photographer Valdosta Photographer Wedding couples details portrait wedding https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/quail-branch-lodge-wedding-brooke-mason-valdosta-photographer-captured-by-colson Mon, 05 Jun 2017 20:54:59 GMT
The Crescent | Valdosta, Georgia Bridal Session | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/the-crescent-valdosta-georgia-bridal-session-captured-by-colson-photography Today's sweet + close knit family wedding had this stunning bride at its center!  I'm so excited to finally be able to blog about this perfect bridal session we had together a few weeks ago!  This new wife is not only beautiful, but so charming with an easy laugh and kind heart.  I loved spending the afternoon with her at one of Valdosta's most iconic buildings -- The Crescent!  We fluttered all around the property, exploring it's nooks and shaded features... and I couldn't be happier with how they turned out!  Be on the lookout for their wedding blog post coming in the next couple of weeks!  Congrats, pretty lady!

 

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and estate weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in booking Lindsay to document your first day of marriage?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her!

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) Captured by Colson Valdosta photographer bridal session portrait south georgia photographer the crescent valdosta wedding https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/the-crescent-valdosta-georgia-bridal-session-captured-by-colson-photography Sat, 27 May 2017 21:32:05 GMT
Madison, Florida Wedding | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/madison-florida-wedding-captured-by-colson-photography According to the maid of honor's toast, Heather had had her heart set on Jordan for quite some time, even before they dated!  These two came to life during their first look together... watching Jordan adore Heather was one of the best parts of this wedding day!  A sweet bridal party and a church packed with friends and family made this day so special for the new Mr. and Mrs. Wesson!  Not to mention the huge variety of cakes for guests during the reception on his family's farm -- I love when couples incorporate their favorite things into their best day!  So many favorite things at this event!

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and farm weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in booking Lindsay to document your first day of marriage?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her!

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) Captured by Colson South Georgia Photographer Valdosta Photographer Wedding couples madison, florida portrait wedding https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/madison-florida-wedding-captured-by-colson-photography Wed, 24 May 2017 13:00:00 GMT
Crane Cottage Wedding | Jekyll Island Club Wedding | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/crane-cottage-wedding-jekyll-island-club-wedding-captured-by-colson-photography When I first got the call from Katie about photographing her Crane Cottage wedding to Matthew, I couldn't have been more excited!  And as it turned out, I was able to be there with them for the pre-wedding festivities as well!  Our weekend began with their engagement session on Driftwood Beach.  If you've never been to this part of the coast then you are missing out on one of the most beautiful natural scenes in the southeast!  The huge trees that laid gnarled and twisted on the shore were the perfect shade and perches for Katie and Matthew!  After a quick change, we joined them at their rehearsal dinner, which was an outdoor cocktail hour and dinner party.  Under oaks and bistro lights.  Near the water.  At sunset.  It was like something out of a Nicolas Sparks movie!  Friends and family mingled together at twilight, gathering in celebration of Katie and Matthew!

 

Bright and early Saturday morning, we approached the air of calm that surrounded Crane Cottage.  Katie was getting her hair done, her mom and sister quietly fluttered around getting ready as well, beautiful light streaming in through the windows.  As the morning progressed, more bridesmaids arrived in their neutral dresses and perfect hair; groomsmen also found their way to the cottage.  This 10:00 morning wedding was a perfect choice for these two.  A fresh new day with a fresh beginning to their marriage journey!  Guests watched as Katie and Matt sweetly said their vows and took communion, promising to knit themselves together for their whole life.  

The reception was held in the courtyard of Crane Cottage, with guests sitting inside the arched corridors... it was so romantic and beautiful.  A brunch was the perfect choice (and was so delicious!), and the couple greeted their guests while enjoying their first few hours of marriage.  After a cheerful send off with bubbles, they hopped on the back of a club car and were swept away.  This wedding was so relaxed and natural feeling... very much a reflection of the hospitality that Katie and Matthew showed to their guests throughout the weekend.  What a joyful, beautiful morning we had together!  

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and estate weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in booking Lindsay to document your first day of marriage?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her!

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) Captured by Colson South Georgia Photographer Wedding couples details portrait valdosta photographer wedding https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/crane-cottage-wedding-jekyll-island-club-wedding-captured-by-colson-photography Mon, 22 May 2017 13:00:00 GMT
Tifton Engagement Session | Jessica + Levi | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/tifton-engagement-session-jessica-levi-captured-by-colson-photography It was a perfect evening out on Levi's family farm while we met and chatted through their engagement session.  They are so very sweet together, and as kind as they are precious.  I am so thankful that people like them find their way to me... easy-going yet ambitious, knowing what they want from their session but trusting in my vision for them.  Being in front of the camera can be pretty daunting, but these two were such naturals together, that they made it look so easy!  I just don't know if I can wait until their December wedding date to see them again!!  Thanks for being beautiful, you two!!

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and estate weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in booking Lindsay to document your first day of marriage?  

Inquire or get more information by contacting her!

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

You may just love to see a few more engagement sessions like these!

 

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) Captured by Colson Portrait Tifton Photographer Valdosta Photographer couples engagement session portrait https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/tifton-engagement-session-jessica-levi-captured-by-colson-photography Wed, 17 May 2017 13:00:00 GMT
Valdosta Country Club Wedding | Caroline + Joe | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/valdosta-country-club-wedding-caroline-joe-captured-by-colson-photography I could go on and on about this wedding.  The love between Caroline and Joe, the sweetness and cooperation of the bridal party, the color palette of the day, the venue choices... all of this came together to create a perfect wedding day for the Morgans!  Caroline was a dream in her wedding dress... and Joe was so dapper... watching their first look was what dreams are made of... I rarely have seen such a reaction from a groom of just pure joy for his bride.  Their ceremony was personal and meaningful, and their reception was a jubilant celebration!  Seriously one that I will be thinking about for a while.. so thankful to have been a part of this beautiful wedding day.

 

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and estate weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in booking Lindsay to document your first day of marriage?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her!

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) Captured by Colson Portrait South Georgia Photographer Valdosta Photographer Wedding couples details portrait valdosta photographer wedding https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/valdosta-country-club-wedding-caroline-joe-captured-by-colson-photography Mon, 15 May 2017 13:00:00 GMT
Cap + Gown Senior Sessions | Valdosta Photographer | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/cap-gown-senior-sessions-valdosta-photographer-captured-by-colson-photography  

These seniors are down to their last few days of high school and what better way to celebrate this milestone moment than a little photo shoot!  Presley was a member of the #SMT2017 (Senior Model Team) but was sick during our cap and gown session, so she joined in with her high-school-sweetheart, Dillon for a few couple shots as well (which was a fantastic idea!).  I'm so glad that Avery snagged a session spot as well -- she is so ambitious and I loved hearing about her life dreams... aaaand she rocked that serious look pretty well!  I'm a little bit obsessed with this parking garage and how these turned out... something about an urban look after so many fields, barns and dirt roads was good for my creative heart!!  Here's to dream-chasing and an adventurous freshman year experience!!!  xoxo

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and estate weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in booking Lindsay?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her!

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

 

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) Captured by Colson Valdosta Photographer cap and gown couples portrait senior session https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/cap-gown-senior-sessions-valdosta-photographer-captured-by-colson-photography Tue, 09 May 2017 10:11:07 GMT
HIghGrove Farm Wedding Session | Valdosta Photographer | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/highgrove-farm-wedding-session-valdosta-photographer-captured-by-colson-photography Brittany and Spencer had a small courthouse wedding before meeting me out at HighGrove for a few post-wedding portraits!  Spending time with these newlyweds was such a pleasure!  It was a gorgeous spring day, and her bouquet really added an element of sweetness to the session.  I've known Brittany for years and years and to have the honor of photographing a portion of her wedding day was really wonderful!  She made a most lovely bride with an adoring husband and I could not get over how cute they were together!  Congrats you two and here's to many years of happiness!

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and estate weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in booking Lindsay to document your first day of marriage?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her!

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) Captured by Colson HighGrove Farm Portrait South Georgia Photographer Valdosta Photographer couples portrait valdosta photographer wedding https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/highgrove-farm-wedding-session-valdosta-photographer-captured-by-colson-photography Thu, 04 May 2017 13:27:09 GMT
Park Place by McLane | Sweet Sixteen Session | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/park-place-by-mclane-sweet-sixteen-session-captured-by-colson-photography Annie is such a doll.  Simply sweet and obviously so beautiful!  When I received the email about shooting her Sweet16 Session, I could not have been more excited!  I knew that her style called for a clean background with classic features, and Park Place by McLane was so perfect!  This brand new venue features a wide front porch with gorgeous even light and endless nooks inside for portraits.  This was just the best possible location for Annie's session!  I loved her outfits -- perfect pops of color to go with this bright white background!  It was a lovely evening with this sweet lady!

 

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and estate weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in booking Lindsay?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her!

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

 

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) Captured by Colson Just Because Sweet 16 Sweet Sixteen Valdosta Photographer Valdosta, Georgia portrait https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/park-place-by-mclane-sweet-sixteen-session-captured-by-colson-photography Mon, 01 May 2017 03:42:44 GMT
Quail Branch Engagement | Valdosta Photographer | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/quail-branch-engagement-valdosta-photographer-captured-by-colson-photography Driving down to Quail Branch for this engagement session, the air was thick with smoke from a wildfire that had started that afternoon just over the state line.  After a brief panic, followed by a quick prayer, I was happy to see the smoke being blown westward and away from our location!  The less-than-perfect air quality never even phased this lovely couple.  They were all smiles and so trusting of the plan I had in mind for our session.  I loved wandering around this gorgeous property while I heard all about their love story and wedding plans.  I adored Taylor's dress and was so happy with their wardrobe choices -- very fitting for their personalities and their preferred location!  I am really looking forward to their best day together next spring as they celebrate their marriage! 

 

 

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and farm weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in booking Lindsay to document your first day of marriage?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her!

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) Captured by Colson Georgia Photographer Quail Branch Lodge South Georgia Photographer Valdosta Photographer couples details portrait wedding https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/quail-branch-engagement-valdosta-photographer-captured-by-colson-photography Tue, 25 Apr 2017 01:55:14 GMT
HighGrove Chapel Elopement | Valdosta, Georgia | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/highgrove-chapel-elopement-valdosta-georgia-captured-by-colson-photography To hear their love story, would be as listening to a Nicolas Sparks novel, one with a few twists, I'm sure a few heartbreaks, and in the end, the happiest possible outcome.  Being chosen to photograph this milestone in their love's legacy was a huge blessing to me!  Such a joyful occasion as these two reunited and came back to their first true love.  I adored working with Julie and James on this gorgeous morning out at HighGrove Farm; it was a cloudless blue sky with a gentle breeze.  Julie's dress was perfect for this venue and the bouquet her daughter made was just the right addition.  Because of their sweetness and comfort level with each other, working with Julie and James was such a pleasure!  Thankful for their trust in me!  Best wishes always!!  

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and farm weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in booking Lindsay to document your first day of marriage?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her!

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) Captured by Colson Valdosta Photographer couples elopement photographer highgrove farm portrait southern wedding valdosta wedding wedding https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/highgrove-chapel-elopement-valdosta-georgia-captured-by-colson-photography Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:28:54 GMT
Lakes Chapel + Clubhouse Engagement Session | Valdosta, Ga Photographer | Captured by Colson https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/lakes-chapel-clubhouse-engagement-session-valdosta-ga-photographer-captured-by-colson I was ecstatic to receive McKenzie's call about photographing her wedding to Josh this fall!  The love of her life had just proposed in the sweetest way and she had (of course) said yes!  The tricky part with this engagement session was that it had to be scheduled within a matter of days from our conversation, because Josh was about to deploy.  And did I mention that the session date was also one of the windiest days we've seen in a long time!?  Seriously 15-20 mph winds during this session -- not exactly the "romantic breezes" that we hope for as photographers!  

Despite the short notice for the session, and despite the windy day, these two were amazing together -- so loving and kind.  So sweet with each other and truly seemed to enjoy each other's company.  The light was perfect and so were they... an ideal couple and an ideal session.  I am so thankful to have these two as clients and can't wait for their wedding day this fall -- stay safe, Josh!   

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and farm weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in booking Lindsay to document your first day of marriage?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her!

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

 

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) Captured by Colson Valdosta Photographer couples details engagement session lake park, georgia lakes chapel and clubhouse portrait valdosta, georgia https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/lakes-chapel-clubhouse-engagement-session-valdosta-ga-photographer-captured-by-colson Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:14:27 GMT
Valdosta High School Senior | Maggie | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/valdosta-high-school-senior-maggie-captured-by-colson-photography High School Senior, college bound, 49 days until graduation... and counting!  When Maggie contacted me about being her photographer for this milestone moment, I was over the moon.  She's not only gorgeous, but charming in every way... big smile, sweet spirit and so artistically talented -- what a gem!  I am always grateful for the chance to photograph seniors, especially when they have such beautiful personalities!  Maggie's wardrobe choices were perfect for her and her chosen location, and the addition of her sweet pup made this session even more adorable!  So here's the final days of senior year and to the myriad of possibilities that lie before you!  xoxo

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and farm weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in booking Lindsay?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her!

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) Captured by Colson high school senior girl portrait senior photographer senior portraits https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/valdosta-high-school-senior-maggie-captured-by-colson-photography Sat, 01 Apr 2017 15:09:17 GMT
HighGrove Farm Wedding, Valdosta GA | Christy + Brandon | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/highgrove-farm-wedding-valdosta-ga-christy-brandon-captured-by-colson-photography When I think back on this wedding day, I can only remember the calm and relaxing atmosphere that Christy and Brandon created.  The Lamb wedding was one of the most peaceful events I've ever been a part of, and in spite of an unusual circumstance involving a fish hook... this couple took it in stride and just went with the flow.  And I love them for that!  While they did have a few key shots that they knew they wanted (which is 100% acceptable!!!), they fully trusted me to capture their day in the best possible way, and I am grateful for that creative liberty.  What a sweet wedding surrounded by their closest friends and family members... and perfect weather.  A spectacular way to spend my Saturday!  xoxo

 

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and farm weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in booking Lindsay to document your first day of marriage?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her!

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) Captured by Colson couples details portrait south georgia photographer southern wedding valdosta photographer wedding wedding details wedding inspiration https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/highgrove-farm-wedding-valdosta-ga-christy-brandon-captured-by-colson-photography Fri, 31 Mar 2017 17:08:05 GMT
Quail Branch Lodge, Valdosta GA | Engagement Session | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/quail-branch-lodge-valdosta-ga-engagement-session-captured-by-colson-photography What a sweet couple this is... Sarah and Ben.  Spending time with them together as a couple was really so telling -- I could see their connection and understand their dynamics as a couple (just one of many reasons why I love engagement sessions so much!).  Although I've known Ben for years, meeting Sarah for the first time and watching them play off each other made me see just how much they are meant for each other!  I am so happy to be photographing more of their love story in September for their wedding!  I can't wait!  

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and farm weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in booking Lindsay to document your first day of marriage?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her!

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) Captured by Colson Valdosta photographer couples engagement session portrait valdosta wedding photographer https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/quail-branch-lodge-valdosta-ga-engagement-session-captured-by-colson-photography Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:50:14 GMT
Little Black Dress + Cap & Gown | Senior Photographer | Valdosta, Georgia https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/little-black-dress-cap-gown-senior-photographer-valdosta-georgia So, I've had this "Little Black Dress"/ Cap & Gown session in my mind for a few months... ok, for like a year.  Because -- think about it -- most of the time, your senior session is done in the fall or early spring before you even GET your cap & gown... aaaand its usually pretty casual and outdoorsy for the most part.  Then graduation comes around and what are you left with but a few selfies and iPhone pics your mom took of you with your whole graduation attire, leaving you with some pretty dismal chances of getting any of that framed or printed at all.  So, I've created a mini-session date for those of you who want something a little more *ahem* classy than just a cell phone selfie of this milestone moment.  Either come by yourself, bring your bestie (or your bf/gf), or bring along your whole squad... Get dressy for a few, then put on your cap & gown for a few... easy peasy.  Want more info?  Email me!

Please allow me to introduce to you (for the final time - boo!!!) my c/o 2017 Senior Model Team!  They were on FIRE for their "Little Black Dress"/ Cap & Gown session on Saturday!  These ladies looked amazing and I was so excited to get the gang back together again!  I loved seeing them all dressed up -- and let me just say -- their makeup skills blow me away!  Beautiful young women with hearts of gold... doing big things and going big places with their lives!  So proud to have each of them on my 2017 Team this year!

 

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and farm weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in booking Lindsay?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her!

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

 

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) Captured by Colson Valdosta Photographer cap and gown portrait senior photographer https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/little-black-dress-cap-gown-senior-photographer-valdosta-georgia Mon, 27 Mar 2017 02:41:11 GMT
South Georgia Engagement Session | Brooks, County | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/south-georgia-engagement-session-brooks-county-captured-by-colson-photography Hearing the love stories of my couples brings me hope and brings me to tears sometimes... everything from hardships, hard times, love at first sight, love since high school, blind dates, first dates and first kisses... the stories I hear could fill books, and every single story is so valuable and so worth documenting.  I happily joined in with Jensen and Matthew as we cruised around their farm to their favorite spots.  The light couldn't have been better and this March weather has me swooning (a major perk of being in South Georgia!).  My days are continuously blessed by my sweet clients, and afternoons full of golden light and romance makes my heart oh-so-full!  

 

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and farm weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in booking Lindsay to document your first day of marriage?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her!

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) Captured by Colson couples engagement session farm engagement portrait valdosta photographer https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/south-georgia-engagement-session-brooks-county-captured-by-colson-photography Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:46:19 GMT
Oasis Party Place Wedding | Valdosta, Georgia Photographer | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/oasis-party-place-wedding-valdosta-georgia-photographer-captured-by-colson-photography

 

 

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and farm weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in booking Lindsay to document your first day of marriage?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her!

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

 

Vendor Team //

Dress:  David's Bridal

Venue: Oasis Venue + Party Place

DJ:  Chad Carter

Hair:  Myrtle Williams @ Regis

Photographer: Captured by Colson

Catering: Cowboy's Firepit Grill & Bar

Cake:  Caked

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) Captured by Colson Portrait South Georgia Photographer Valdosta Photographer Wedding couples details portrait wedding https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/oasis-party-place-wedding-valdosta-georgia-photographer-captured-by-colson-photography Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:00:00 GMT
Quitman Country Club Wedding | South Georgia Wedding Photographer | Captured by Colson https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/quitman-country-club-wedding-south-georgia-wedding-photographer-captured-by-colson Not all love stories are the same, they don't follow the same path and they don't all end up the same way.  One of my favorite things about wedding photography is that I learn the stories behind so many relationships and so many loves.  I adore my couples and witnessing their commitment to each other through it all is an honor that I do not take lightly.  Lindsey + Josh began their marriage on the shore of a lake at the Quitman Country Club.  With a gorgeous arbor and massive oak as the centerpiece of their ceremony, they said their vows with their little guy by their side.  A perfect way to begin this new step in their lives!

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and farm weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in booking Lindsay to document your first day of marriage?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her!

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

 

Vendor Team //

Dress + Suits:  White Weddings

Florals:  Melissa Ham + Jennifer Herrmann

Venue: Quitman Country Club -- Quitman, Georgia

DJ:  Millennium Entertainment

Hair:  Julia Leymeister

Makeup:  Leslie Freeman

Photographer: Captured by Colson

Catering: Lacey Carter

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) Captured by Colson Portrait South Georgia Photographer Valdosta Photographer Wedding couples details portrait wedding https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/quitman-country-club-wedding-south-georgia-wedding-photographer-captured-by-colson Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:36:21 GMT
Peach Orchard | South Georgia | Captured by Colson Photographer https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/peach-orchard-south-georgia-captured-by-colson-photographer Oh, these sweet little girls are my world.  Yes, they drive me batty sometimes, but most of the time I just want to squeeze them.  Last Friday night, the hubby was out of town, so we called some friends and headed down to Lawson's Peach Shed in Morven, Ga.  It was SUCH a beautiful afternoon with perfect light and temps!  Armed with our cameras and bug spray, we headed out through the field (after asking permission, of course!).  I am so thankful to have had such a fun time with friends while also managing to capture these carefree portraits of my little ladies!  

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) Captured by Colson Just Because Portrait peach blossoms peach orchard portrait sisters south georgia valdosta photographer https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/peach-orchard-south-georgia-captured-by-colson-photographer Tue, 07 Mar 2017 18:34:36 GMT
Converse Dalton Farrell House | Wedding Inspiration Shoot | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/converse-dalton-farrell-house-wedding-inspiration-shoot-captured-by-colson-photography I feel that "getting ready" pictures have so much potential that I did a whole blog post about it last summer.  So, when Ashley Mock and I were brainstorming about an inspiration shoot at the Converse Dalton Farrell House in downtown Valdosta, it made perfect sense to stage the beginning part of a wedding day.  This house is the perfect "getting ready" spot for a whole bridal party.  The house is HUGE and has both amazing light and dark, rich finishes that would be a perfect fit for bridesmaids AND groomsmen.  Its also very spacious, with two stories, which would be so easy to keep the bride and groom separate while still keeping the bridal party together.  

When we decided on this type of shoot, we wanted to involve some of our favorite local vendors to join in with us!  I'm so thankful that Lynn Vallotton Floral Designs was able to put together such an authentic bouquet for this location.  The vibe I felt from this house was an event for a solid, true southern belle and her beau, and the camellias added an ideal pop of color with a bit of history!  Taresa Hancock, owner of Yes It's Cake, provided two spectacular cakes for us.  The detail was stunning and I was thrilled at how lovely they both looked with the other elements we had going on -- her work always blows me away!

When it came to our models, there was a specific look we wanted to achieve with attire, hair and makeup.  White Weddings loaned us an amazing gown from their private collection and it really made the whole shoot come together -- gorgeous bead work on the sleeves, tons of light tulle layers and that train made it absolutely perfect.  The suit choice was pretty traditional, which was important for the location... and I loved how it stood out against the yellow in the front room (as can be seen below).  We also invited  Urban Revival and Boutique's Amanda DeCesare to join us!  She did a fabulous job bringing our vision to life with Rachele's hair and makeup -- a little bit of Priscilla Presley inspiration going on there! 

It was such a fun afternoon working with some of my favorite vendors!  Having an amazing couple to model for us at a deeply rooted, southern location was a dream come true!  Yes, these two are engaged, but no, we did not actually marry them off at this shoot!  Here's to a close-knit community of wedding vendors and to #communityovercompetition!  xoxo   

 

.....And a few behind-the-scenes images from our evening together!

Wedding Vendors:

Florals // Lynn vallotton Floral Design

Cake // Yes It's Cake

Directing + Planning // Ashley Mock

Dress + Suit // White Weddings

Venue // Converse Dalton Farrell House, Downtown Valdosta, GA

Calligraphy // Christine Kirby

Hair + Makeup // Urban Revival Salon -- Amanda DeCesare

 

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) Captured by Colson Converse Dalton House Just Because Portrait South Georgia Photographer Valdosta Photographer Valdosta, Georgia Wedding couples details getting ready pictures portrait valdosta photographer wedding https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/converse-dalton-farrell-house-wedding-inspiration-shoot-captured-by-colson-photography Thu, 02 Mar 2017 19:02:32 GMT
In Focus Valdosta | Camera + Photography Workshop | Valdosta, Georgia Photographers https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/2/in-focus-valdosta-camera-photography-workshop-valdosta-georgia-photographers Back in July, my good friend and fellow photographer, Dani leaned over to me at a TuesdaysTogether meeting and said under her breath, "Hey... we should host a workshop together".  And there, in the middle of that pub with greasy french fries and the coke flowing, we started scheming up a plan.  We would focus on new photographers who had just gotten a camera or who were frustrated with theirs and needed a hands-on learning experience.  Dates, venues, vibes and seat counts were tossed around for months.  We were going into uncharted territory for us.  And our husbands and families were so confused at why we would want to equip our could-be "competitors" with the knowledge it took us years to gain.  Our reasoning was simple:  Because we wish someone had done it for us... and because #communityovercompetition is an underlying current in our actions as boss ladies.  

Oh, we both have pretty humorous and embarrassing"whys" behind our decisions to host this workshop and we shared them with open hearts on Saturday.  Dani and I fearlessly (although a bit nervously) took the stage and deemed no question too lowly or off limits.  Amid the coffee-jitters, we taught our new friends how to use their cameras and how to control what their images looked like.  We told them the "real" camera terms and then broke it down to make sense for them... And after it was all said and done, we shot.  I'm sure our model felt like a rock-star with 19 cameras pointed at her in different lighting situations... but bit by bit, the info started to sink in and our sweet attendees had some "ah-ha!" moments of their own!  

Walking away from this workshop with 100% of our attendees saying they would recommend this workshop to friends was so validating!  They used words like "fun, informative, practical, eye-opening" to describe our time together and I could not be more thankful that they joined us!  Dani and I will be hosting another In Focus Photography Workshop (Level 1) at the end of the summer, so be on the lookout for the release of that date.  If you'd like to be the first to know and get dibs on the limited seating, email us (infocusvaldosta@gmail.com)!

 

A huge shoutout to the local vendors that made this day easy for us!

Venue // Red Door Cinema, Downtown Valdosta

Snacks // Daylight Donuts

T-Shirts // Arrow Screen Printing

Model // Jessica Woodall

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) Captured by Colson Just Because camera class photography workshop valdosta valdosta photographer valdosta photographers https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/2/in-focus-valdosta-camera-photography-workshop-valdosta-georgia-photographers Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:34:33 GMT
Gin Creek Wedding, Moultrie, Ga | Everley + Teddy | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/2/gin-creek-wedding-moultrie-ga-everley-teddy-captured-by-colson-photography From the moment I received Everley’s inquiry about photographing her first day of marriage with Teddy, I knew this would be an amazing day!  I’d already photographed three other weddings that Teddy was in, so I knew how much fun this wedding party would be!  After a perfect engagement session at Pebble Hill Plantation, I realized that this couple is much more than a beautiful pair, they are truly something special.  Charming, kind, humble, and so in love… just a few of the characteristics that I gathered from our time together.  Their wedding day was nothing short of spectacular… detailed perfectly, some very thoughtful touches and customized to be a reflection of their relationship.  Although it was one of the coldest wedding days I’ve ever been a part of, it was also one of the most beautiful… and no cold could dampen their excitement and thrill of marrying the love of their life.  Congrats, Everley + Teddy!

I believe in cultivating relationships with my clients and in surrounding wedding days with love and admiration.  It is my hope that the experience and images my clients receive from me will rekindle their belief in themselves and in the worth of their story.  Is this the kind of experience you crave for your wedding day?  Let’s set up a coffee date and make it happen for you…      

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and farm weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in booking Lindsay to document your first day of marriage?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her:  lindsay@capturedbycolson.com   

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

 

Vendor Team //

Dress + Suits:  White Weddings

Venue: Gin Creek

Flowers:  Rhonda Demott Sauls

Band: Blues Factor

Photographer: Captured by Colson

Videographer: Clawson Media

Hair: Shianna Williams

Makeup: Keri Hardin @ Merle Norman

Cakes: Amy Perryman

Catering: Gin Creek Catering

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) Captured by Colson Gin Creek Moulrie Photographer Plantation Wedding South Georgia Photographer Valdosta Photographer Vineyard Wedding couples details portrait wedding https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/2/gin-creek-wedding-moultrie-ga-everley-teddy-captured-by-colson-photography Sun, 05 Feb 2017 21:18:26 GMT
Valwood Senior | Katherine | Valdosta, Georgia Photographer | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/valwood-senior-katherine-valdosta-georgia-photographer-captured-by-colson-photography Oh mercy what a good session this was.  It was a solid mix of laughter, fierce-looks and some serious #modelstatus.  Seriously though, this girl used her dance experience to make her poses look so natural and fluid.  And her outfits were divine.  We met up at Urban Revival Boutique for her hair + makeup before heading out to the farm location that we decided on.  The light was SO perfect... such a cloudless day.  I had a whole lot of fun giving Katherine a senior portrait experience that produced some gorgeous images.  

 

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and farm weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in setting up your own Senior Session?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her:  lindsay@capturedbycolson.com   

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!-

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) Captured by Colson Portrait Valwood Valiant portrait senior portrait senior session https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/valwood-senior-katherine-valdosta-georgia-photographer-captured-by-colson-photography Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:39:41 GMT
Valdosta, Georgia Hunting Lodge Wedding | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/valdosta-georgia-hunting-lodge-wedding-captured-by-colson-photography When I first met with Wendy and Tray, it felt like I was having coffee with old friends.  These two are salt-of-the-earth people and I could not be more thrilled to have been chosen to document their best day.  Wendy got ready at a home in the Kinderlou subdivision, while Tray dressed at the ceremony location.  I adored how they were able to successfully mix his cowboy attire with her gorgeous lace gown, it was simply perfect for them.  Their ceremony took place outdoors at a hunting lodge, and it was the most perfect weather for them!  Family and friends gathered in close to watch them blend their families into one!  It was an honor to photograph this beautiful occasion, and I am so thankful to have such sweet clients come my way!  

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and farm weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in booking Lindsay to document your first day of marriage?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her:  lindsay@capturedbycolson.com   

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) Captured by Colson Portrait Valdosta Photographer Wedding couples details family portrait wedding https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/valdosta-georgia-hunting-lodge-wedding-captured-by-colson-photography Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:33:21 GMT
HighGrove Farm Wedding for the Reddings | Valdosta, Georgia | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/highgrove-farm-wedding-for-the-reddings-valdosta-georgia-captured-by-colson-photography When I think back on this wedding, I remember how sunny and gorgeous this day was.  After days of rain and worry of a wet event, the sun broke through and gave us a cloudless day!  This whole wedding was sort of reflected in that… this bride and groom were one of the most visibly in-love couples I’ve worked with… such respect and admiration for each other.  Something that makes my job, as a photographer, so much easier!  They had so much fun on their wedding day with their family and sweet friends… it was a perfect day for this completely sweet couple! 

 

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and farm weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in booking Lindsay to document your first day of marriage?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her:  lindsay@capturedbycolson.com   

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) Captured by Colson Highgrove Farm Valdosta Photographer Valdosta Weddings couples portrait wedding https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/highgrove-farm-wedding-for-the-reddings-valdosta-georgia-captured-by-colson-photography Tue, 03 Jan 2017 03:43:03 GMT
2016 Year End Review | Valdosta Wedding Photographer | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/12/2016-year-end-review-valdosta-wedding-photographer-captured-by-colson-photography Oh, 2016, what can I really say about you?  While there were some seriously shining moments, there was also a lot of disappointments, behind-the-scenes struggles and down in the dirt hard work.  As a sweet friend and photographer friend of mine (Callie Lindsey) put it, "Before a seed turns into a flower, it has to spend a lot of time alone in the dirt -- away from the world.  In the dark, in a quiet place."  This has been a humbling, patient-building year.  A year where The Lord has shown me in more than one way that He is the one in control and not me.  Where my pride has been taken down a notch or two, and my work ethic has been fired up a bit.  While the 2016 year tried to make me feel like I wasn't good enough, strong enough or "popular" enough, I just kept my head down and worked even harder.  

I found a new niche -- My business has grown in a new direction with natural light senior sessions and I couldn't be more excited about that!  My #SeniorModelTeam was so amazing at their group session this summer, and brought the heat at their individual sessions.  Epic trips to Disney and Driftwood Beach, incredible props like vintage cars, wardrobe choices that were perfect and a complete experience with hair and makeup by my sweet friend and makeup artist, Adeana.  These girls were anything but basic.  

In 2016, I clamped down on a familiar niche -- wedding photography specifically focused on farm and plantation affairs, here in the southeast.  Something about the mossy oak trees, shady pecan orchards and rustic barns.  Something about warm lodges, ponds and open fields.  Something about marrying outside or saying your vows in an open air chapel.  Farm and plantation weddings just speak to me and are oh-so-full of romance.  I focused my reach to the brides who want this sort of wedding, and was rewarded with twelve amazing couples to photograph and celebrate.  

Let me just give a shameless plug to our #TuesdaysTogether group and the Rising Tide Society.  2016 might have brought some struggle, but it also brought some support in the form of about 20ish amazing creatives in our area that made a huge difference in my business this year.  What may look like the occasional lunch or dinner is actually a pretty strong network of photographers (and others) who have my back and are constant encouragers.  

If you've made it this far in the blog post, well bless your heart!  I've got such big goals for 2017 and am itching to get it started!  Although I've got a couple of secret plans up my sleeve, I've got a huge goal of FIFTY senior sessions and TWENTY weddings next year.  Not to mention that being involved in a couple more styled shoots and beach sessions are, without a doubt, at the top of the list!  Big plans and big dreams make for hard work... and hard work + hustle + careful prayers make for success.  I'm coming for ya 2017!

 

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) Captured by Colson Just Because Year End Review couples details portrait valdosta photographer valdosta wedding photographer https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/12/2016-year-end-review-valdosta-wedding-photographer-captured-by-colson-photography Thu, 29 Dec 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Pebble Hill Plantation | Styled Bridal Session | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/12/pebble-hill-plantation-styled-bridal-session-captured-by-colson-photography This session was originally scheduled for an impossible weekend for me, which made me extra excited to join in on the fun when Sarah Brooke Photography had to change the date!  Joining in with her on this vision that she had was so generous and #communityovercompetition of her and I am so happy to have a new friend!  Jessica (model) was so beautiful and willing to do all of the "lean this way" or "look over there" or "twirl" instructions that we called out to her!  

I loved every minute of this session and am looking forward to holding one of my own in February -- I'm looking for a model couple for my boho inspired shoot... I'll be calling out with specific details about all of that super soon!!!  (however, if this sounds like something that is right up your alley, then give me a holler!! -- lindsay at capturedbycolson.com ) 

 

Venue:  Pebble Hill Plantation

Videographer:  Kemari Lyn Films

Primary Photographer:  Sarah Brooke Photography

Model:  Jessica Woodall

Hair + Makeup: Adeana Dillon 

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) Captured by Colson Just Because Portrait bridal session details pebble hill plantation portrait thomasville photographer valdosta photographer wedding https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/12/pebble-hill-plantation-styled-bridal-session-captured-by-colson-photography Wed, 28 Dec 2016 13:00:00 GMT
Downtown Valdosta, GA | Senior Portrait Session | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/12/downtown-valdosta-ga-senior-portrait-session-captured-by-colson-photography I decided to take this high school senior and basketball player downtown for the first part of his session.  I think the urban landscape and angles would be perfect for him and I was right!  I was so excited that there was even a basketball goal in one of the back alleys where we were shooting towards the end of this downtown set!  After we left here, we found a field of tall grass and perfect light for the second part of his session.  Working with two different locations gave two totally different vibes for his session, which gives so many more options within his gallery of images!  

Have a great rest of your senior year, Jared -- and here's to accomplishing the many goals that you have for your life!!

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and farm weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in setting up your own Senior Session?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her:  lindsay@capturedbycolson.com   

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) Captured by Colson Just Because Portrait class of 2017 portrait senior portraits senior session https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/12/downtown-valdosta-ga-senior-portrait-session-captured-by-colson-photography Mon, 19 Dec 2016 12:00:00 GMT
South Georgia Engagement Session | Valdosta Wedding Photographer | Captured by Colson https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/12/south-georgia-engagement-session-valdosta-wedding-photographer-captured-by-colson Being the oldest of all the grandchildren by seven years, I grew up with a lot of 'little' cousins.  This particular cousin and I have always been very close and between Star Wars marathons, beach trips with a particular coconut bra and everyday family life, we have shared a lot to have been 9 years apart...  This past summer, I received a call from this cousin, Garrett, saying that he was about to propose to his adorable bride-to-be, Savannah.  He popped the question at a boardwalk on the beach and of course, she said yes!  I am so excited to have another girl in the family and was so thrilled when they asked me to photograph their wedding.  

Spending time with these two on their engagement session was so very easy.  They are loving and kind and calm.  And this light was sort of amazing.  We started off at our grandparents' farm before moving on to even older family land.  I felt that this was very special, documenting the beginning of this new husband+wife family while on property where our history roots run deep.  Much love and joy to you two... 

 

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and farm weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in letting Lindsay document your first day of marriage?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her:  lindsay@capturedbycolson.com   

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

 

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) Captured by Colson Portrait Valdosta Photographer Wedding couples engagement session engagements portrait wedding https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/12/south-georgia-engagement-session-valdosta-wedding-photographer-captured-by-colson Wed, 14 Dec 2016 17:50:38 GMT
Quail Branch Lodge, Valdosta, GA | Engagement Session | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/12/quail-branch-lodge-valdosta-ga-engagement-session-captured-by-colson-photography When I get the call to join in on a bride's wedding team, and she just so happens to be the sister of another Captured by Colson bride, it makes it even more of an honor!  I love the Madsen sisters and am so excited to be a part of Brooke's wedding day as well!  I met Brooke + Mason at their wedding venue during the week of Thanksgiving and we were met with perfect weather, a gorgeous sunset and stunning backdrops!  Quail Branch Lodge is sort of a triple threat -- they have great natural landscapes, two different outdoor ceremony sites and a lodge which is large enough to house a huge reception.  Clearly one of my favorite places to shoot!  

Mason + Brooke were so comfortable together... laughs and big smiles the whole session through.  Just another reason why this session went so well!  Can't wait for their wedding this spring!  

Lindsay Colson, photographer and owner of Captured by Colson Photography, is a Valdosta, Georgia based creative who specializes in plantation and farm weddings in the southeast as well as natural light senior photography.  Interested in letting Lindsay document your first day of marriage?  Inquire or get more information by contacting her:  lindsay@capturedbycolson.com   

Want to know more about Lindsay's work?  Click here!

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lindsay@capturedbycolson.com (Captured by Colson Photography) Captured by Colson Lake Park, Georgia Portrait Quail Branch Lodge Valdosta, Georgia couples details engagement portrait https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/12/quail-branch-lodge-valdosta-ga-engagement-session-captured-by-colson-photography Mon, 12 Dec 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Quail Branch Lodge Wedding | Lake Park, Georgia | Captured by Colson Photography https://capturedbycolson.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/12/quail-branch-lodge-wedding-lake-park-georgia-captured-by-colson-photography When I first met Kelsie at our timeline consult in the middle of a Starbucks lull, I knew her wedding was going to be something special.  This girl has a carefree, boho vibe that just exudes calmness.  She knew exactly what she wanted to plan for her first day of marriage to the love of her life, and then left it in the hands of the vendor team that she assembled to make it come to reality.  Strong and rustic backdrops filled in behind soft fabrics and delicate laces.  Rich attention-commanding bouquets were contrasted with the muted colors of the bridesmaids dresses.  It was beyond perfect in every way and I am so blessed to have been a part of this beautiful event.