Plant Nursery + Golf Course Long Island New York Wedding

Jess + Ryan traveled back to Long Island from Wilmington to celebrate love and adventure with their closest family and friends. Ryan is a professional fisherman, and tied fly fishing ties in lieu of boutonnieres for all the groomsmen. Jess’s bridesmaids wore floral crowns and muted dresses.
The entire day was laid back and sincere, just like them.
They chose a plant nursery for their first look location, and even brought their dog along !
Dinner, dancing, and tying of a sailor’s knot sealed the deal.

Here’s to letting love be the greatest adventure.

XO,

GK

Destination Weddings + Vanlife combine ! New York Long Island Vineyards at Aquebogue 4th of July Wedding

Woo ! Just took the van on a road trip up to New York to photograph two weddings on Long Island, near the Hamptons. Passing through my old home of Brooklyn was hard not to stop, but I still felt the same familiar nostalgia of my Yoga Teacher training days out on Montauk, learning to surf in the Rockaways, and escaping the summer heat in the Hamptons. This wedding between a Jewelry Designer + Marine Vet/Police captain had all the intentional details. They embraced the Americana theme with flag getting ready dresses, and old fashioned trolly ride, a vintage ice cream truck and plenty of delicious hand made pies. Sunset over the vineyards made for the perfect couple’s session and I was so stoked the couple was down to get a little dirty in the wheat fields !

I’m trying to get better about blogging and sharing so many of the incredible people and places my travels take me to. I’ve just landed in Atlanta after 6 weeks of international travel and am happy to be here with my pup, my fam, my man and some renewed creative juices.

Onward,

GK

Vanlife !

I hate saying “I’m based out of _____”. Because, in all honesty, I’m currently based everywhere. I keep a place in Atlanta. Our airport is the best in the world, it flies direct and affordably to most locations. Though I’m grateful for my friends + family here, I find myself traveling for at least 2 weeks/month. This lifestyle has led me back towards incorporating more indeterminacy in my schedule, and finding the right way to do this with my dog (she hates flying).
Cue #Vanlife. Sure, it’s trendy, and I have lived out of both a Toyota T100, and a 14ft trailer before. I knew the Sprinter van wouldn’t be full-time. The joy of finding the right shell, and the right collaborator to bring these designs to life has been the big project of Spring !
My hopes are that by opening up my schedule and waiving my standard travel fees, I’ll be able to do more passion project shoots and connect with more adventurous couples along the way.

Hit me up, if you’d like to work together along this journey:
April- Asheville, NC // would love to photograph at Max Patch
May- Brooklyn, NY and San Francisco, CA
June- Morocco + Dominican Republic
July- Montauk, Amagansett + Hamptons, NY

LOVE@GIANNAKEIKO.COM

and, finally, to fully appreciate the beauty of these vans, contact my friend Wyatt of Jedi Ships to custom build your dream vessel. He’s crafted mine specifically for surf life (changing station, board storage) and photographer’s needs (fold down desks with room for Wacom tablet, bolted in safe for gear). You will be so stoked !

If your photographer asks: "can I steal y'all for 5 minutes?" Say yes.

Take a beat and be together in the soft light <3

Boho chic backyard fall wedding in North Georgia

GOALS ! That’s all I have to say about Amanda + Konner’s intimate, Anthropologie inspired backyard weddings. Antique literature touches, real candles, candy bar, ferns and laughs and love galore. Not going to lie, I took some table scape notes.

Check out the sweet first look at Amanda’s family home.

XO,

GK

Spread Love, it's the Brooklyn Way

Elizabeth + Xavier brought their love to Atlanta, and friends and family met them there. Both trainers and wellness advisors in Brooklyn, New York, they decided on Atlanta for their Destination Wedding and I got to be here for all the joy.

Personal, intimate details punctuated by pops of color. The industrial chic venue was the perfect location to welcome their guests and get rad city scapes, as well.