Mr. & Mrs. Jake Van Gieson

Last weekend I traveled to Turkey Hill Plantation in Ridgeland South Carolina for Jennifer and Jake’s wedding.  (And let me just tell you how gorgeous this venue was.  I was completely in LOVE with this place!)I went down early to photograph the rehearsal and literally laughed and cried during the speeches at dinner.  There were so many funny and sweet stories.  I already knew this couple well, but saw how all of their friends and family felt about them.

I also watched how Jake took such amazing care of Jennifer.  All weekend.  You could tell that this was such an important weekend to not only them but the 400 people who traveled from Greenville to witness it.  You both deserve each other so much.

Jake, I’ve known you for a while now and so hoped I would be able to be a part of your wedding day.  It was truly special to watch you and Jennifer recite your vows to each other.  Jennifer, you have become such a special friend.  You were so precious to work with from day one!  Thank you both for not only choosing me to photograph your wedding, but also for your friendship.  I loved every second of the weekend.  It was truly my honor to photograph your wedding.

I hope you are having the best time on your honeymoon!  Can’t wait to catch up when you get home!  A huge thanks to Marian for helping me shoot this weekend and my amazing husband for running the Social Light.  If you haven’t seen your photos yet, click on the link and go check them out!  They were so fun!  🙂

Much love!


  • Dana Vaigneur Van Gieson - I am speechless! Jana Berry Candler, you captured everything and more! Thank you for making our Jennifer and Jake’s Wedding Day just PERFECT!!! Love you sweet Jana!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Rogers Smith - Awesome! 🙂

  • Jane Hanna - This is beautiful – ReplyCancel

  • Beth Garner Pittillo - So beautiful Jana Berry Candler. We had such a fun weekend with you!!!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney Kohn Smith - It was an absolute honor to be a part of such an amazing day for two precious people. Jana, you captured the very essence of what made this such a special wedding. Gorgeous photography!!! It was my pleasure to work with you! We at Turkey Hill Plantation sincerely thank you. ReplyCancel