Posted on May 25, 2010
It was a gorgeous May morning when I headed downtown to photograph this lovely family with their twin nine-year-old girls. I met the mom a few months ago, when I took some shots for her group of longtime friends who were celebrating milestone birthdays with a big bash. Then as life in a small town would have it, I had worked at a software company with her husband. He is a phenomenal musician, and his current band, River Boy, is definitely worth a listen.
Posted on May 14, 2010
This young family is so much fun! It was surprisingly cool and breezy on the night of session, so we skipped the beach and stayed in grandmama’s lush yard. Palms, jasmine, oleander. Summer’s on the brink – can you smell it? Even though a light sweater felt nice to the sensible (wimpy!) adults, the boys thought nothing of going from poolside splashing to the full dunk. The only bad part was the teeth chattering that came after leaving the water! The brothers were just doing their thing — hopefully these moments capture their true personalities.
Mom did a great job with the clothing choices. The lemon and chocolate tones really popped against the striped cushions, potted plants and vine-covered fencing. I played up the lemony tones with a vintage look on these, but the family will see traditionally processed pics as well as some timeless black-and-white images.
Posted on May 3, 2010
Even if we had not belted out this Mary Poppins tune at last night’s sunset session, I think the multi-syllabic gem would be a good description. What a pleasant surprise it was to meet the charming family who bid on the session and storyboard I donated to the Mount Pleasant Academy auction. The sweet sisters are so cute, and we had a nice evening ambling along the old Pitt Street bridge that enabled beachgoers to hop the trolley to Sullivans Island from 1898 to 1927.
Fishermen, spaniels, a container ship, shore birds, salty breezes and weathered wood made the perfect backdrop for a relaxed family session. Throw in a cartwheel or two and some pier ballet… that’s the stuff. Like Mary sang 40+ years ago, “…a song will move the job along.” Wonder how long these tunes will play in my head? Long enough to inspire captions, at least.