Posted on May 9, 2013
Did you happen to catch the relaunch of Smitten Magazine? It is an awesome e-glossy full of wedding inspiration, practical ideas and lovely photography. And I’m not just saying that because Vanessa & Rob’s blissful Chesapeake Bay wedding takes up a few spreads. It is a gorgeous look book that you can peruse as much as you like without having it clutter your mailbox or requiring you to recycle it. It’s well worth half a latte, so go check it out on your desktop or iPad! Meanwhile, enjoy the feature. And I’m sure Rob & Nessa are enjoying married life despite the return of baseball season and the Yankees/Red Sox household rivalry. Their wedding weekend was a grand slam.
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Posted on May 5, 2013
It’s been nearly two weeks since my trip to Vancouver for the fun and inspiring Canada Photo Convention, where I actually had a chance to meet Ryan Brenizer and Kyle Hepp, who curate one of my favorite wedding photography blogs. I’m always excited to score a feature on Moment Junkie, and The Switcheroo was no exception! Even though this moment was less about my timing and eye and more about the awesomeness of these zany attendants, this was the first I’d witnessed such spontaneous creativity. The crowd’s reactions were hilarious!
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Posted on April 15, 2013
So this is Anna. In addition to being a statuesque and poised bride, she is a beautiful person. On her wedding day, when I arrived to photograph the girls getting ready, she was curling her cousin’s hair. She is strong, calming and giving. Nathan is a lucky man. Happy honeymooning, y’all!
Anna found her beautiful lace gown at Gown Boutique of Charleston. If you enjoyed this Boone Hall bridal portrait post, please “like” it and follow my Facebook page for more springtime wedded bliss. Thank you!
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Posted on April 12, 2013
Now that spring has made its point of disregarding Punxsutawney Phil and his shady predictions, we can flash back to some weddings with rather different weather. Sarah and Arthur wed on a South Carolina barrier island the October day that Hurricane Sandy skirted our coast before doing horrific damage further up the Atlantic seaboard. Although I knew the couple was laid-back enough to roll with nature’s plan for their wedding day, I admit to being nervous seeing how downpours and gusty winds are not considered optimal weather when you make a boat hop to blissful haven with a few tents and large palm fronds as the only rain cover. The couple’s friends have a wonderful one-room cottage where the bride traded Gore-Tex for gown, but it was by no means a reception space.
I really enjoy shooting smaller weddings alone, but the night before the wedding, I posted to our local photographer forum that I was lacking confidence about my solo rainy-day skills. My peers responded with all the places they’d be shooting that weekend in the rain, and they encouraged me to deal with it as they would be doing (except I had neither an assistant nor walls). Wedding photographers have to anticipate how everything will unfold — that’s how we capture the moments. But the uncertainty of the weather had me running through various scenarios in my head. But all that anxiety was for nothing! I followed the bride’s lead, put on my cowgirl boots, stocked up my Pelican case and had some fun.
Magically, the rain stopped, the bluegrass band played and the most amazing purple skies appeared to coordinate with Sarah’s decor, lovingly coordinated by her two dear friends and mom. It was a pretty awesome day and one of my favorite weddings I’ve documented. And that’s not because they danced to Lyle Lovett, served crazy-good cupcakes or poured Dark and Stormies for their signature cocktail. You’ll see. It was more Sarah’s easy elegance and the adoration Arthur has for her.
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Posted on March 25, 2013
For wedding and portrait photographers in the south, the winter months are welcomed as time to finish editing, refuel creatively, implement marketing ideas and brush up on new techniques. After I shot my last 2012 wedding December 28, January and February were quite leisurely. I think weeks went by where the only photos I took were on my iPhone. Turn the page to March — in like a lion — and bright new-growth greens signaled the end of my hibernation. Even though the warm weather has been fickle, colors are popping all over town, vacationers are hitting the beaches and happy couples are starting their married lives together. I had such a fantastic week photographing fun people! Now, as I hunker down for gobs of editing, here’s a glimpse of my first work week of 2013. Happy new year, y’all!
Ashley and Zach had the Charleston destination wedding of their dreams! They buried a bottle of bourbon at the ceremony site to keep bad weather at bay. Coincidence or no, March 16 was a glorious 72-degree day.