I am a wedding and portrait photographer who loves to document real moments on Cumberland Island, also known as my personal heaven on earth.
Dude. Out of 300 perfect photos, it was so hard to pick just a few favorites to share here. I LOVE THESE FAMILY PORTRAITS SO MUCH! This is my goal: to show genuine emotion and personalities. To take portraits of children being children and having so much fun. To create gorgeous, romantical portraits of Mama and Daddy, because they deserve that and their children deserve to have those photos of their parents. I feel it can be so easy to get lost in the role of a mom and dad, and it is so refreshing to take some time to be husband and wife. I just die every time I see the photo of Batch holding his Mama in his loving embrace. The lively photos of the Ball family playing at the beach are just some of my most adored of all time. I so wish I had photos of me with my parents playing like we did when we were young.
I also don’t know how I have gone a whole paragraph without restating something I have said on this blog over and over and over again- Cumberland Island is the most magical place on Earth, sorry Walt D. Wild horses, the most stunning mansions left by the Carnegies, a low country dream land. Check out Greyfield Inn – a glorious place to stay should you decide to visit Cumberland Island!
“Greyfield Inn is located on Cumberland Island, the 19th century retreat of Thomas and Lucy Carnegie who built Greyfield in 1900 for their daughter, Margaret Ricketson. The home was converted to an inn in 1962 by Margaret’s daughter, Lucy R. Ferguson, and her family. The Carnegie family still oversees the Inn, which exudes the romance and luxury of a grand hotel with the hospitality and charm of a family home.
Greyfield Inn’s private setting boasts 200-acres of unspoiled land spanning marshland on the west and ocean to the east. On Cumberland Island, guests set off for adventure each day. Their hours of escape onto the island can be spent birding, swimming, biking, hiking, kayaking, fishing, observing the island’s wild horses, and strolling along the immaculate white sand beach.”
To be honest, I hope to elope in front of the Plum Orchard mansion as soon as I can get my wedding ducks in a row. I can not wait to stay a few days at the Greyfield Inn and enjoy all that Cumberland Island has to offer. Please excuse me while I SEO the you-know-what out of this post so that everyone and their mom want to hire me to photograph them on Cumberland Island so that I have an excuse to go there all of the time, maybe even become a hermit who lives in the sand dunes with the wild horses…. hahahah….
So let me say again, Callie Beale is a wedding and portrait photographer who loves to document real moments on Cumberland Island, also known as my personal heaven on earth. YAY! (Shameless repetition so that any time people google CUMBERLAND ISLAND WEDDING AND PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER they are immediately sent in my direction! 😂) If you’d like to go on the adventure of all adventures and create something special together, pleeeease shoot me a message and let’s get this going.
I’d love for you to join me this fall for the Fall Portrait sessions that I am hosting in downtown Savannah. Click here to learn more!
Can’t get enough photos of Cumberland Island? Check out some of my other photos from this dreamy southern paradise here: