Dede and Ginny are cool chicks. Not only are they cool, but they are also extremely talented. When I first started looking for a destination wedding photographer, I knew I wanted clean, crisp images with an artistic flair.
Dede's pictures were just that. So I knew I liked her pictures, but did I like her? I've always heard how important it is to have a photographer that you get along with on a personal level on your wedding day. After all, they do spend your ENTIRE day with you. I knew from my first phone conversation with Dede that we'd get along great. I wanted to be her friend. She's a serious business woman, but without the serious businesswoman attitude. She's personable, funny, and easy to talk to. Along with her amazing personality, her professionalism shined through and I knew I'd be in good hands when it came to capturing my day. Then she told me she had an amazing partner named Ginny (who was really hip and cute) that would be joining her on our day and I was SOLD.
Fast-forward 8 months and my first instincts about these two could not have been more accurate. I could not have asked for anything more from my wedding photographer-- Ginny and Dede captured my vision perfectly. Everyone keeps asking me if I flew my photographer in from New York... I guess everyone thinks all the best professionals live in NYC. Well, peeps, the inside 411 is that actually the BEST photographers live in Florida and their names are Dede and Ginny.
Louise + JP | New York City
Brittnay + Clay
I don't even know where the begin on how awesome Dede and her partner Ginny are at what they do! They took my engagement photos as well! I knew my wedding photos were going to be absolutely amazing because my engagement photos were perfect. Photography was the most important vendor for me! Other things were important but pictures are forever and I wanted those memories.
Dede and Ginny helped me with everything too besides my photos. They are very knowledgable about vendors in the area and can give you great ideas!
Now on to the wedding.....
Dede and Ginny beat me to the wedding site (Bentley's on the Bay). They took pictures from beginning to the absolute end. My bridesmaids and me getting ready all the way until my groom and me were in the car to leave (this was at least 8 hours later). The pictures are AMAZING! I want to put up all 600 or me (I lost count) in my house. They were complete rockstars too. I mean they were practically in the water (Bentley's is on the bay) to take pictures of us on the dock. They took pictures of everything which is exactly what I wanted from my cake and wedding invites to my grandma dancing and our amazing first look. I couldn't have asked for a better team of people.
I couldn't put a price on what Dede and Ginny did for me! I have had more comments on my photos than I would have ever expected. They captured the moment for sure, were professional but super fun, on time (since I wasn't, haha), and clearly they love what they do!
Brittnay + Clay | Birmingham AL
Leslie + Mark
Dede and her partner, Ginny, did a phenomenal job of capturing memories that words never could. Dede has beautiful, unique perspective through which she views the world she's shooting. Her assistant, Ginny, brings a jovial, fun-loving flavor to the team. They pay careful attention to detail; and "go the extra mile" to assure that your day is captured with relevance. Choosing to use Dede Edwards Photography will be one of the best decisions you make!
Leslie + Mark | Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Leah + Jacob
Dede and Ginny did a fabulous job at my wedding in the middle of the heat of August in Seaside! She showed up early to get a feel for the house in which we would be taking our pre-wedding photos. She kept everything running smoothly throughout the day. Since I didn't have a wedding planner, I was worried that we would get caught taking pictures too long, but Dede was able to get all the pictures that I wanted in the small amounts of time available. She worked efficiently and effectively! I can't wait to see our pictures on her blog because I know they will turn out great just like the pictures from our engagement shoot!
I would highly recommend Dede to any bride looking for a great photographer in Seaside!
Leah + Jacob | Atlanta, GA
Julie + Greg
Dede Edwards is not only a wonderful photographer but now I feel like she is a good friend of mine. She flew and met us in Memphis and took our beautiful engagement pictures! My engagement photos were so amazing and I knew my wedding photos were going to be breath taking.
My wedding day was so perfect; I didn't have one that didn't go as plan. Actually better! I think Dede was the reason it was so perfect. We had so much fun taking photos with Dede, my smile and laugh was real. She was there when she said she was going to be there. Her and Ginny worked to HARD for a full eight hours.
I would highly recommend Dede to any of my friends. I would travel to Florida from Memphis to use Dede again.
Thank you Dede for making my wedding fun and wonderful!!
Julie + Greg | Memphis TN
Ginger + Damon
We are so glad we chose Dede as our photographer. She was so professional, creative and extremely calm handling our large wedding party on the beach. There was a whirlwind of activity going on, and you would never know it from the pictures-she captured everything perfectly!
Her taste and style is impeccable, you will not be disappointed!
Ginger + Damon | North Carolina
Christina + Luna
I cannot say enough GREAT things about Dede and her partner in crime, Ginny. She is incredibly talented and captured moments of our big day in ways fit for a magazine cover. I am no model and tend to be self conscious and awkward in front of a camera...but Dede is so relaxed and talented; our collection is breathtaking--no posed or cheesy pictures, just very elegant photojournalist images.
She's extremely flexible when it comes to her packages. We actually didn't see something on her package list that accommodated our budget and still had the features we wanted. We essentially told her our bottom line and what we wanted from our photographer, and she was able to put together a couple of options that could work for us.
Check our her blog for a sampling of her work, I promise it's worth your time and you won't regret choosing her!!
Christina + Luna | Texas
Rebekah + Dayton
Dede and Ginny are the first jewels I discovered when planning my daughters wedding. Not being from the area, I had no idea where to begin when choosing a photographer. A friend told me to meet Dede. Her pictures were so amazing and she clearly understands what a bride wants to remember from here wedding day. They were so kind and professional during the entire day. Every no and then I would see one of them out of the corner of my eye, taking pictures of our day with such unique perspective. The pictures are simply breathtaking!
Traci | Alys Beach
Kelly + Robert
I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Dede and Ginny made me feel so special and took time and energy to get to know everyone in our wedding party by name. They took amazing photos and captured everything! Dede's blog and website are so professional and the ease of selecting our package and payment online were awesome!