Posted on March 24, 2014
Posted on May 6, 2013
Happy sunny Monday!
I realized that I forgot to put a sneak peek image of Erin and Ben’s wedding on my Facebook page, so it’s the perfect time to preview a few of their images on the blog while I finish editing their lovely wedding.
I arrived at the South Carolina Aquarium for the rehearsal dinner under gray misty skies, but with weather.com’s assurance that there was 10% chance of rain until storms rolled in around 11 pm. Usually the chance of rain is overestimated, so imagine my surprise when I noticed guests looking and pointing to something outside the window, and saw this.
As lovely and hospitable as a typical lowcountry sunset is, I think this was actually a more unique sight for out of town guests. I have rarely seen such a perfect storm front roll in, and we had the ideal vantage point.
Erin’s something blue. Aren’t they fabulous?
What downtown destination wedding would be complete without a battery stroll?
And an alley portrait!
Their Peninsula Grill coconut wedding cake was topped with a fun homage to their home city of Philadelphia. I can’t believe I’m admitting this, but I didn’t catch the reference when I was taking the pictures. It wasn’t until I was scrolling through files on the computer that I was like, “Oooooh! I get it! It’s a miniature version of the sculpture in Love Park.”
I got a kick out of that and emailed the Erin to tell her.
I’ll post more sneak peeks as I wrap up editing.
I’ll also be posting a few images of Jordan and Adam’s Wadmalaw wedding this past Saturday on my Facebook page today or tomorrow, so check back over there too!
Posted on October 15, 2012
Lovely Kellie, shortly before her wedding. This property was made for portraits. It’s amazing.
Much more from this wedding to come soon! I’m editing now, and will probably add images to my Facebook here and there. Check them out at
Posted on January 9, 2012
Didn’t Jessie have the greatest dress ever? Seriously, the best. It had this casual luxurious vibe that suited her so well and was so different. And it had *pockets*!
The dress is Amsale, from White on Daniel Island.
Jessie’s necklace and earrings were worn in honor of her grandmother.
This was the first bridal session I’ve ever done. All my other couples have opted for an engagement session instead, so I was really excited about being able to focus on the girl in the white dress. After we experimented with traditional poses and looks, we had some fun with it.Pin It
Posted on January 2, 2012
An image for Monday morning.
Piggyback bride.Pin It
Posted on December 6, 2011
It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights-
I don’t usually split weddings into multiple posts. But Jillian and Michael’s wedding at the Emmett Robinson Theater was such a shootfest; seriously, backstage alone was a separate quirky, random world just begging to be documented. I prefer short-ish blog posts with an emphasis on the people. But there’s so much I want to share about this wedding, so this is part one:
I love this. It reminds me of the slumber party scene in Grease.
One of the girls saw me unwrapping these and thought they were mine. Nope- I wish I could shoot a wedding in non-sensible shoes! Jillian was the one rocking the purple fabulousness.
“No, I really am a D. Look at my bra-it’s in the bag over there.”Pin It
Posted on November 3, 2011
Karmen and Nazar booked me to photograph their wedding from another state via email, so apart from a brief meeting in person this summer, we didn’t have much time to get to know each other before their big day. However, Karmen and I chatted a lot over email in all the months leading up to the wedding, and so by the time September 24th and their Charleston destination wedding rolled around, I felt like we were practically old friends.
Karmen emailed me shortly after the wedding to say that I was in the background of a lot of their friends’ snapshots, and I was smiling in every frame.
I felt a little dorky, but it’s true. I had a great time.
Who wouldn’t, with Karmen and Nazar, who are just fun and stylish and awesome, and their closest friends and family?
Karmen strung these crystals herself to hang from the tree and reception light fixtures.
Sigh. Killer Choos.
I asked Karmen if she runs. She said no, but her mother and best friend were quick to inform me that she was voted “Best Legs” in high school. Not surprised!
Love this of Nazar and his Mom.
I loved the use of grapes. Very cool.
Mother and daughter, taking a quick symmetrical dance break.
Officiant: Pamela Dewitt
Cake: Rozebud’s Custom Cakes, Charlotte NC
Flowers: Yia Yang at the Charlotte NC Farmers Market
DJ: Arthur Brouthers
And special thanks to the lovely Tara at Red Shutter Studio for helping me by locating a babysitter for Karmen and Nazar’s good friends so they could party late into the night. Check out their work if you don’t already know it. Awesome!
Posted on June 22, 2011
Jodi and Justin’s wedding was magical for me because there were so many scenes that I felt like could have been captured in any age at all.
It had this old world understated elegance that I just loved.
And they’re such a great couple. Justin has this fabulous sardonic wit that I just love and appreciate, and not only is Jodi breathtakingly beautiful, but she’s definitely an individual. A quiet, sweet, meditating, cat-loving social worker who-surprise!-loves ambient trance techno music so much that they planned their honeymoon around a Vegas trance concert.
Justin carved and burned the chuppah by hand. I love the way they incorporated the Lowcountry element of palmetto roses and spanish moss.
I don’t normally get nervous while I’m shooting, but I was stressed out about getting the glass shot, especially since I don’t use motion-freezing flash during ceremonies. I was so happy to see flying bits of glass when I was reviewing the files!
Justin, pantomiming the enthusiastic tourist bit:
This is Jodi, when I ask her to smile:
And this is Jodi when Justin joins the conversation. I don’t think he even said anything that super-hilarious. She’s just that smitten.