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.

Proposals through the lens

walk on the beach...he goes on one knee...we think she says 'YES'...he points to us...outfit change to stay warm...mini-engagement session...sunset...A GREAT DAY!!!

Raindrops and Vows

Weather happens. It is up to us to find the silver lining in each gust, drop or freeze and craft each into artful images. Cold weather brings out coats, snuggling and fun accessories like hats and scarves. Wind makes hair, veils and dresses dance. For raindrops, we bring out the big umbrellas and encourage lots of closeness. We count ourselves lucky that 9 out of 10 times our clients embrace the weather that shows up on their day. With well-adjusted expectations, we get to walk away with unexpectedly unique images.  


These two are a shining example of making the most of raindrops!

Make Your Walls Happy

Project update our wall art finally happened. During the 5 days that the images were down for reframing, we made a discovery about ourselves. Bare walls make us sad. Make your walls happy and put art on them!

Engagements Only

We are often asked if we photograph engagements only (not the wedding to follow). The answer is yes! Some of our clients are on vacation and are drawn to images with beach or Charleston backdrops. Some clients live here and are getting married elsewhere. For whatever the reason, if we have the availability, we are honored. It is great practice to step in front of professional cameras and get comfortable with the process regardless if we are your wedding day photographers.

Vern Yip at the Gibbes

Art + Design @ The Gibbes! The Art of Design Luncheon Presented by the Women's Council featured speaker Vern Yip. Known for his TLC's Trading Spaces, NBC's Home Intervention and HGTV's most recognizable designer, Vern shared his background, travel experiences and personal style. My personal favorite tidbit were the measurements that translate to ease of living. His linens and patterns graced the tables of the luncheon.

Duvall Catering | Sperry Tents | Jane & Gretchen Floral

 

Photographing Tweens

Why the Tween years are special photographically? A Tween is 11-13 years old, in the window between childhood and young adult. Capture it before they are full fledged teenagers!

How to connect with Tweens for unique, authentic images? We lucked out on this portrait. The parents were open to picking a spot where the tweens felt comfortable and allowed them the space to be themselves. They had lots of choices such as clothing, smiling with or with/out showing teeth and backgrounds. They communicated, laughed and were involved in the experience.