About

You’re Welcome Savannah, came into thought several years a go. Coffee table talks and lingering discussions about Savannah and the beauty and talent that surround us brought us to our launch date in November of 2011. We wanted to create a platform for all to have a voice. A place to share their style, open up doors, showcase menus, and take pride in small business that make Savannah and the surrounding areas so special. Whether you live in Savannah and are browsing through our pages looking for familiar faces, or live thousands of miles away in search of a place to travel, we hope to bring to you a sense of style and beautiful photography. 

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Autumn Van Gunten is owner, co-founder and the behind the scenes gal at You’re Welcome Savannah. Autumn will be at your beck and call regarding advertising inquiries, scheduling phot shoots and is also the mastermind at maintaining YWS social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Autumn was born and raised in rural Ohio and came to Savannah over a decade a go in search of sunshine and new adventures. She is a full-time fun seeker, always up for that perfect cup of coffee, prosecco in the park, or planning our many impromptu day trips. Autumn is a pursuer of all things beautiful. She has often described herself as being an overindulgent hoarder of fabric and glittery trims, with gypsy blood and circus music ringing in her ears. 

 

Cedric Smith is a self-taught painter and photographer who draws on a wide range of influences and sources, traditional and contemporary, to express his poignant observations of life in the south. These include landscape art, pop art, brand advertising and especially photography, either his own, vintage images, or a combination of the two. Much of the Philadelphia born, Atlanta raised and Savannah based artists work is inspired by an observation from his childhood. Cedric Smith has received extensive critical acclaim for his work both in the US and abroad. Cedric is co-founder and photographer of YWS. By day you may find Cedric Smith stomping the streets and squares of Savannah, always in search of the sights that our city has to offer. Be it through the old world architecture, or through capturing the fun and fashion forward and thought provoking fashions our residents are often caught sporting. By night you may find Cedric adding paint to canvas, creating beautiful pieces of artwork that are collected by many. 


Contributors: 

Brianne Halverson

Brianne Halverson - Hey there. Glad to make your acquaintance through You’re Welcome Savannah. Things you might want to know about moi (I love quoting Miss Piggy) – I’m upbeat, rowdy and kindhearted. I’m a board game enthusiast. I’m a newlywed. I split my time between Savannah and New York City but Savannah has my heart. I co-founded the public relations and marketing firm, Orange. We love working with remarkable people and remarkable brands.

I’d love to hear from you. Tweet me at @OrangePRM!


Lindsay Williams is a Graphic Designer of all things cute and edgy. She is a lover of letterpress stationery, arm full of bangles, Nerds (boys + candy) and smushy-faced pups. A designer by love + passion, crafty girl by night, and all around Diet Coke obsessed.