10 Year Compilation / Images © MCG Photography / Music © Brendan James, 'Charleston'
In 2004, we landed in the City of Charleston and launched MCG Photography. From the beach to the air, plantations to cobbled streets, brides to babies, and events to art... we are grateful to have Charleston as our backdrop. Many thanks to those who have touched our lives from either in front of, or behind the camera. A special thank you to one of our favorite local musicians, Brendan James, for allowing us to add his lyrical grace to our anniversary tribute.
Photography is the business of relationships: creating them, maintaining them, documenting them and honoring them. We are often privy to sensitive, exciting and awesome information for our clients. During a recent family portrait our former bride had a glow as she shared their pregnancy news and we were able to incorporate the announcement into the portrait session. We are super thankful for the trust and joy that comes with documenting the big and little moments.
Location: Kiawah Island
Like vow renewals, day after sessions are not as common for us. It requires serious dedication to step back into the wedding clothes, saving a little energy after a weekend of celebration and finding your smiles again. But the results tend to lean on the side of ‘wow’. Elizabeth and Phil arranged to do the day after session from step 1 of our planning. Scheduling for the perfect light on the day after allowed us freedom to roam Kiawah Island. It also allowed us to touch the waters edge, walk through the sand, sit and dip worry free.
We love to keep our clients forever and ever. It is no easy task since many are out of city or state. To our delight it is not uncommon that once visiting Charleston couples and families put it on their yearly calendar. And when the stars align, we get to see our couples and their families grow and change.
An absolutely awesome part of photographing former wedding client’s families is the initial comfort. The trust has already been established and the parents start relaxed. The kids follow the parents lead and allow us to play and interact with them.
This particular couple is a favorite. Capturing everything from the proposal, the wedding, sharing the news of the pregnancy with family, pregnancy and their little miss every 4-5 months, we have been a witness to their joy. Then after captured, we get to give their joy back to them in images!