Perrys Landing Tasting Event 4/25/21

So this is one of my favorite events that I look forward to ALL year!!! It’s not just about meeting new couples in love but this venue is ah-mazing!!!

Perrys Landing has some of the prettiest landscaping that creates a beautiful backdrop for your wedding ceremony and reception. Can we talk about sitting out tables on the lawn, to enjoy a meal and looking out at the gorgeous sunset streaming thru the trees?!?

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When I tell you they show off… they do it big. I mean how awesome is it to see the potential of decor that’s available for your big day?!? Here’s just a few of my favorites!!! I have to admit I love a beautiful pop of color. Good thing I’m not getting married because these tablescapes are fabulous and I would not be able to choose just one.

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Miss Ruby. Y’all!!! Her cakes are sooooo good! I don’t even care…. I. Will. Always. Eat. Cake!!! She makes my fat girl heart happy. Things just taste better with some love baked in and her cakes (I have enjoyed several at this point) are always delicious! Oh yeah and I don’t even mess around with them baby cakes – I grab up the full sized!!!

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Can we talk competition? Can we talk about love for our competition? Well I’ve got mad love for Courtney of Sugar Peach. Not only is she so freakin adorable but she is the sweetest too. I’ve worked with her and even for her for several past events. If you need video she would be who I will recommend… EVERY time! PL’s DJ is pretty awesome. I may have shaked this booty five times or ten…. I dunno. That’s just a sign of having a great time and enjoying yourself. I always want to get in on the action and have fun at my events. So if you see me on the dance floor… join me!!! The musicians were so smooth and relaxing. I could totally envision hearing them playing welcoming music as your guests arrive, your ceremony entrance song and recessional music. PL’s staff is top notch! Mignon and her crew make sure every detail is executed perfectly and do it with such grace.

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After confirming a special surprise was coming up…. I rounded up a couple and told them there was about to be some fireworks and I would love to try to get a few pics. They graciously came out…. and I captured a little something fun for them.

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Once I was done I noticed another couple and someone with a cell phone getting some snaps of them. I was a little pushy and had their celltographer (yep I just made up that word) move over and let me get in there. The fireworks were nearly over but I made something magical in the end!!! Oh and if you’re wondering… that bright circle… it’s the moon.

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I’d love to say Congrats to all the couples!!! Thank YOU to everyone that I got to chat with and that allowed me to capture just a quick moment of this exciting time preparing for one of the best days ever!!!

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Finally…. a huge shoutout to my assistant. My skip to My LOU!!! Thank you for making my job easier! I love YOU!!! (previous selfie used because even though I intended to totally snap one of us… I forgot {insert super sad face}).

Our BIG announcement!!!

My big announcement day is here and I’m so excited to share with you what’s happening (and sharing my embarrassment too)….

These last few years have been filled with so much. We went from a super busy, growing business as empty nesters to basically new parents with getting custody of our gbaby. Sadly but dutifully, I put our business on the back burner. Honestly, as much as we loved our business, the services we provided and the great clients and friends we’ve helped, we had more important things to worry about. Our gbaby needed us. And we might not have realized it yet… but we needed her too. We now had an infant. OMG those sleepless nights, bottle feedings and all the new parent things. Diapers. The thousands of diapers. O. M. G. The. Diaper. Smells. Ok enough about poops….

I also underwent bariatric surgery in late 2019. For two major reasons, the first in support of my sister who had major medical issues and two I didn’t want to be the fat G (I hate that grandma word as it makes me feel old). I needed to get healthy because my gbaby needed me. So we took a little time and worked on our family and I also (selfishly) worked on myself to get healthier.  

I’m thrilled to report that we’ve settled in and are ready to restart things fresh and new.

So why the change??? Well I am going to honest. I screwed up. I’m a superwoman but I am also still super human. I know. It’s easy to forget all the little things (and sometimes big & was this ever BIG) that keeps a business flowing. To put it simply… I mistakenly allowed our website to expire. It was picked up by a production company that apparently focuses on intimate relationships. Ok. So let me just rip off the band aid… it’s a porn site now. YEP. That’s right. I never took our name as anything that remotely screamed that but someone else obviously had a much grander vision than what we ever did. I just can’t continue to use that name because well… if you saw it… you’d know.

And here we are…. Starting over with a new name, focus and website. I have learned my lesson and it’s a hard one. Autopay!!!

As we move forward, I will focus on more personal projects, mini sessions, portraits and smaller events and weddings (I adore them and can’t give them up just yet). My goal moving forward is to capture the beautiful milestones in your life for you and your family at a budget friendly rate. Create images that you will hang on the wall, share with your family and friends and work with other professionals to help build them up. We are stronger together than alone!!!

So what’s the other part of our big announcement??? I’ll no longer be shooting studio work inside of my little garage! Yaaaassssssss!!!! We are converting a building into a designated shooting space for me. This means that I can photograph anyone, at any time because I control the space. I’m soooo excited for this!!! I still have a ton of work to do to get it studio ready and I look forward to sharing my progress with everyone!

You might be wondering what does this mean for existing clients?!? Nothing. I’ll still be your photographer and provide the same level of love and attention to your wedding, event and session as I always did I’ll just be doing it under my own name as Cherie B Photo and not as At Last Productions. What about FaceBook? Well I’ll be honest and say I’m not sure. I’ll be attempting to change my name on it but that might be slow to do or not something I am able to do. While we work on this transition together I just ask for your patience and I wanted to announce it here so that there are no surprises as the changes happen.

Here’s to new beginnings and fresh new starts.

Nashville, TN: Imaging USA

What’s new with At Last Productions???

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ImagingUSA Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville TN

 

We, Cherie and Phillip, had such a great time in Nashville, TN at the Gaylord Opryland Resort. I, Cherie, had to go to Imaging and frankly, it is, hands down, one of the largest gatherings of professional photographers for wedding, newborn, maternity, boudoir and senior photography and so much more. Phillip lets me drag him along because he is the most awesomest person ever!!!

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Snow topped trees on a hilltop

 

Our drive from Augusta, Georgia to Nashville, Tennessee was definitely one filled with beauty and excitement. It was snowing!!! On the way there and while we were there. We’re not talking about that 1/4″ Georgia snow that shuts down schools and has everyone going out to buy up all the milk and bread within a three state radius.  I can only gauge accumulation based on what I saw stacked on chairs, tables and the grass but my guess is 3-4″ total and it was soooo pretty.

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Red Berries

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Footprints in the snow

 

I was so excited for the snow and Imaging that I stayed awake the whole drive. I’m usually out like a lumberjack after working 15 hours followed up by a hot shower and a full belly and this is only 10 minutes into the car ride. Just sayin for a friend, who gets stuck driving while I am snoring. Other than the snow, I was excited to be able to go and learn from the top educators and professionals in the photography industry.

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Hello Jack

 

I came back having found beautiful new products that I can’t wait to share with our clients. I am overflowing with new ideas about our business and where our direction is taking us.

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Beautiful lighting

 

We are fortunate to share our journey of our crazy, fun and love filled life with you!

XOXO,

Cherie

Lakeshia & Al are married!!! Lighting and Monogram by At Last Productions!

At Last Productions has been so excited for Lakeshia & Al’s wedding!!! Lakeshia wanted a beautiful lavender for their wedding ceremony at The Boathouse. Then we livened things up with a dramatic gorgeous purple for their reception. There were so many beautiful and fun details to the dainty silver sequined tablecloths to the personalized Coke bottles!!!

At Last Productions is so honored to have worked on making Lakeshia & Al’s wedding day beautiful with lighting and custom monogram. We are pleased to share a few special details of their wedding day!!!

 

 

Camarie & Alton are married…. AGAIN!!!

At Last Productions was hired to create a monogram for Camarie and Alton but I got to sneak and witness their super sweet commitment to each other. I always try to carry my camera with me. Especially lately. Well because you just never know when you will want it or need it. And if I had a dollar for everytime I’ve said “I wish I had my camera”. Well I’d surely be a thousandaire.

I’m so excited that this day…  I did have my camera!!!

How bout them Braves…. Well at least we had fun

I was lucky enough to win some tickets to the Braves game and took the hubs, my sister Lou and nephew Jack.

Our Selfie!!
Our Selfie!!

I really LoVe my nephew…. he is a mess!!

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Jackson Roy – That’s what I call him!

This was my first time ever seeing the Braves in action. My hubby hadn’t been to a game in a very very very long time. I only stress that because I heard the story over and over and over and I think it was used as an angle to get something he wanted. More on THAT later.

Sunday was a beautiful day the sun was shining and there were just a few beautiful clouds lingering in the sky.

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Turner Field

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Stadium

The Braves tried their hardest but the Mets were a tough competitor and spanked them. Everyone wants to see a winning game and for those rooting for the Mets-that was their winning game.

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Braves

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Braves

Now don’t get me wrong-I’m not a Brave hater or a Mets fan. But all the tomahawking in the world wasn’t going to win that game for the Braves.

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Braves

We got to see a couple of super cool things – a guy right down from us caught a ball thrown into the stands but the most awesome was a special tribute to a soldier. To see everyone stand and honor him was a sight to see. Our soldiers just like our police officers are usually greatly underappreciated. To take a few moments to recognize this hero was the least WE can do.

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Give Me that Ball!

Honoring a HERO
Honoring a HERO

So back to my Hunny Bunny… and how long it had been since he had been to a game. So he really really really wants a jersey. And No, it can’t be a regular jersey. So being the best wifey – I let him get the custom. When he asks me what number he should be put on it – I said It has to be number 1!! Because that man… oh is he ever, MY number 1! What good is a super cool jersey if you can’t show it off. So of course I had to get a few shots of him in it at the stadium.

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Stadium Background

I liked this one
I liked this one

He liked this one
He liked this one

And because HE is a rockstar hubby, he took me to IKEA and bought me a table and a couple of chairs for our eat in kitchen. We now have a place to sit and have dinner together and I am so happy. I. Am. So. Happy.

Anna & George are Married!! 6.28.2014 ~ At Last Productions ~ Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

We are so very happy to announce that one of our favorite couples are now Mr. & Mrs.!! As we waited for the ceremony to begin Anna walked in and… Oh Em Gee!! Her wedding gown was absolutely stunning and I had to grab a quick shot of her in the room. Anna was glowing with excitement and beauty. I’m so happy for them.

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This is right before she walked down the aisle!

The room was one of our most amazing transformations! Contact Us At Last Productions today to talk about how we can bring your vision to life on your wedding day!!

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Amazing Before & After

The centerpieces looked like mini aquariums and fit their water theme perfectly.

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These were perfect for the décor!

A view of the Wedding Party Table

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Love the alternate bowl

A beautiful centerpiece was a highlight of the buffet station

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Moving water reflections danced on the ceiling as the bride and groom and guests danced underneath.

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Dancing Water

Elegant Lighting, DJ and Photography for blog by At Last Productions

Other also Vendors who made this day possible:
Venue: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
Videography: Burning Tree Media
Caterer: Roux’s Catering
Bartenders: Party on the Rocks
Cake: Big Day Cakes
Florist: Sandra Burton
Photographer: Jason Hurst Photography

Woodland Fairy Sessions

Woodland Fairy Session
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We have 2 special days for these sessions only. Sessions are very limited so reserve now to guarantee your session with us.

This featured summer series is only $135 and includes a 30 minute session for costume change and photography and 3 Custom Enhanced 8×10 prints.

It is highly recommended that your little girl wear white cotton leggings/capris.

ALL session fees are NON-refundable so please let me know if you have any questions prior to securing your session. THANK YOU!!

To reserve your session click the link below:

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Tiffany & Kevin ~ Married at Sacred Heart ~ At Last Productions Lighting Decor

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Westbrook Wedding at Sacred Heart

In 2014, At Last Productions is happy to announce that we will be featuring a few select couples. We are so excited to introduce you to Tiffany & Kevin!!

Meet Tiffany & Kevin ~
In 2007, while hanging out with a friend Kevin saw a picture of a group of women but he only had eyes for one. The ONE. He decided to pursue her. Kevin set out on a mission to get Tiffany interested by trying to strike up a social media conversation almost every month for years. Even after they were introduced in person at a party in 2009, Tiffany still wasn’t drawn in yet.

Two years after meeting Tiffany in person, Kevin sent her a message on Facebook that said “Hey, Happy New Year’s”. Tiffany didn’t know what enticed her to say hello that time, but she did. A friendship began to blossom.

A Christmas Eve while Tiffany prepared their Christmas dinner Kevin snuck up and stood behind her as she turned to walk out of the kitchen. Tiffany’s first instinct was to fuss at Kevin for sneaking up on her but then she saw a little box. Tiffany exclaimed “Oh my goodness!” Kevin told Tiffany he loved her and that she was the woman that he wanted to spend his life with. Kevin asked Tiffany to marry him and she said “yes!” 

Several years prior Kevin and a friend were riding around downtown Augusta and Kevin said “I’m getting married there” as they went by Sacred Heart. His friend thought “uhhh, ok”. Somehow he knew something everyone else didn’t. Maybe it all started back to that day he saw that first picture of the ONE.

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Tiffany & Kevin’s Wedding at Sacred Heart

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Beautiful Lighting & Florals

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Sacred Heart Altar Lighting

Tell us what you think and like about us ~
Wonderful! I work overseas so we were never able to meet in person prior to the day of the wedding so all of our correspondence was via telephone and email. They were always available when I needed them and they successfully executed our vision just by looking at pictures via email.

I loved their customer service. We had a pretty large time difference with Kevin and I being overseas but whenever I needed to ask a question, whether by phone or email, they quickly followed up. The day of the wedding there were a few vendors that I didn’t even see but Phillip made it a point to introduce himself to Kevin and I. We were both very impressed.

What’s your one thing you wished you would have done ~
To hire a videographer. My wedding planner suggested not spending the extra money because they haven’t watched the video from her son’s wedding 3 years ago and my coworker also regretted hiring a videographer for her wedding a few months before our wedding because she was disappointed. I now regret not hiring one because I’ve seen bits and pieces of the ceremony that guests recorded on their cell phones but I haven’t seen a good video of the entire ceremony which would have captured everything that I didn’t get to see as the bride.

Best advice EVER ~
Don’t stress out. Nothing will seem to go as planned but it will all come together and none of your guests will even know what went on behind the scenes.

Contact US today to secure your wedding day with us. We turn your wedding day dreams into reality!!

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Amber and Purple Lighting at Sacred Heart

Meet the other vendors that made this all possible ~
Cake Maker – Jennifer Saxon with Jennifer’s Cakes – North Augusta, SC (Our FAVORITE!!)
Florist – Scott Jones with American Floral – Columbia, South Carolina
DJ – Barry Moss with DJ Barry Productions – Greenville, SC
Photographer – Brett Clark with BLC Photography – Augusta, GA
Caterer – Silver Palm Catering – Martinez, GA

Where’d you get all that awesome stuff ~
Carolina Couture – Columbia, SC
The Dessy Group
Nordstrom “The Wedding Suite”
Simon’s Formalwear – Augusta, GA
Etsy
Wedding Window

At Last Productions Photo Booth at Perrys Landing Barn 9.21.2013

We had so much fun at Paige & Nathan’s wedding reception running the photo booth. We think that they had a super fun time too! It just goes to show a little bit of rain can’t put a damper on an amazing couple’s wedding day! Congrats to you Paige & Nathan ~ we wish you a hundred lifetimes of love and fun!!! Do you need to add some fun to your next event? Contact Us to schedule a meeting so we can discuss how we can make your event great!

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