Destination Fairytale Wedding

Charleston is a destination spot for many of our couples. We consider ourselves lucky to have so much variety in a city of our size from historic to beach, resort to woodsy and everything in between. It is rare for us to travel outside the low-country for work but it always stirs creativity and usually involves a family that we have worked with before. Ashley and Brian's wedding weekend in Winston-Salem was an excellent way to immerse ourselves in the best of the city's venues, vendors and eateries.

When available, we love the opportunity to photograph the rehearsal. The churches give us freedom to move around for light and expressions that is rarely allowed during the actual ceremony. The couple, family and guests get used to having us around and the natural expressions are abundant.

Lowcountry Highlight

Happy Dance! Opening A Lowcountry Wedding magazine and finding Ali and Ian's weekend celebration highlighted is a fabulous feeling. The magazine and blog have an abundance of lovely inspiration and we are honored to be included. Engaging Events outdid themselves with seamless planning, florals and decor.

Mini Sessions for your Mini

First Mini Session scheduled for October 4, 2017. Clients requests (sometimes) become the little nudge to get us to expand in a new direction. We are hoping the mini sessions fill a few needs. If you do family portraits every couple of year, this might be the perfect something in between. If you have fessed up that you have hundreds of photographs of child #1 and 20 photographs of child #2 ( or 2 picture of child #3), this might be a good fit. If your kiddo is in the phase where everyday they seem to be changing before your eyes, go for it. Or if your budget is feeling tight, we still want you to have milestones and keepsakes. Follow the link for more details. 

Blogged: Classic and Traditional

Always grateful for Borrowed and Blue's blog posts! 

If the images make your grin, the bride's words will make your smile burst. 

"Someone once told me that your wedding day is the only day of your life that most everyone that is important to each of you will be in one room. It just won't happen again. We tried to keep that in mind when planning and on our big day. I can honestly say I rarely got stressed with the planning process, and was not stressed at all the day of. Our goal was to just have as big of a party as we could and enjoy the day.

One of the things that made our wedding so special was the photos and videos. Tim's brother passed away in March, and this was the last professional photos he had or they had as a family. Seeing him in the video give a toast is definitely hard, but I'm so glad we have it to show his kids later.

We wanted our wedding to be personal. MCG did a great job with that by meeting with us and really figuring out what vibe we were going for with pictures. We tried to incorporate parts of ourselves in the wedding with the golf cart exit (Tim is an avid golfer), the food (all very southern for me), and the little touches like having our favorite cookie in the welcome bags.

Tim would say that his favorite part of the day was seeing me walk down the aisle (I think the guy is required to say that), but my favorite would have to be taking pictures after the ceremony. Tim and I did the traditional, groom and bride don't see each other before the ceremony thing. Because of that, it was really nice to leave the church in a car by ourselves, head to the park, and spend about 30 minutes with just the photographers and videographer. We even got to practice our first dance out there and those ended up being some of the best pictures. It gave us a chance to realize that we were actually married!" ~ Whitney, bride

 

 

Proposal by Sail

Watching the weather. Crossing our fingers and hoping for sunshine.
We are in place. Discreetly holding the spot that will be optimum viewing.
The couple arrives by water taxi, groom strolls to THE spot and they are looking out at the water.
A sail boat glides by and the sail drops with large letters, Liz Marry Me?
He drops to one knee, proposes and she says YES!
And we get to be a part of the happy:)
 

Moment at Middleton

There are countless reasons why we love to retreat a night or two at Middleton Inn. Seeing all the horses as we drive in, wine and cheese hour, hammocks, being riverside and walking by tiki torches to Middleton Place for a meal are just a few. Our top reason is having the trails to ourselves early morning and late evening. It is pure peacefulness with an alligator sighting or two.

Middleton Reflections

Charleston Portraits

So honored to know and photograph stunning women in the Lowcountry!

Stick Art

Tickle your creativity and remember the last time you built a fort or spent time in a treehouse. The Gibbes brought in Patrick Dougherty to create an installation over the course of 3 weeks. His medium of stick sculptures are like playhouses for adults. I enjoyed so many elements of his process and completed creation. Check it out!

Quiet Moments

There is something so beautiful about the combination of unplanned moments, simple light and natural expressions. Some of my favorites of our most precious nephew moving through his day. Admittedly, we are biased and he is adorable.