Posted on September 30, 2011
It’s still Friday, so I can post this even though everyone is done killing time in front of computers for the day. It’s happy hour! Time to kick off the weekend, and I hear fall weather is really and truly just around the corner. (Please?)
Speaking of good times, here’s a glimpse of Vanessa and Rob, kicking off their married life with a little happy hour Chesapeake style. They wed on the lawn beneath a threatening sky at Love Point at Kent Island, and while guests were enjoying cocktail hour, the dynamic duo stole a moment to soak in their wedded bliss. They were really just getting psyched about dinner and some QT on the dance floor with guests two and up. Let me just say, these two did NOT need more cowbell, and their on-stage chemistry reminded me of Sonny and Cher back in the good ol’ days. Way back before politics and that Dancing With the Stars craziness. Many happy returns, y’all!
Posted on September 28, 2011
This handsome couple lives in Southampton, New York, so we didn’t have the pleasure of shooting an engagement session or bridals prior to their wedding weekend. I photographed the rehearsal party at the Carolina Yacht Club the night before the wedding, and the heartfelt toasts gave me a glimpse into why Kendall and Robby make such a great couple. Surrounded by their fun and loving families, lots of buddies from Davidson College and a special celebratory visit by their dog King, Kendall and Robby shared a perfect wedding day in Mount Pleasant.
The girls prepped at the Old Village Post House Inn and donned watermelon frocks by Kay Unger before heading down the street to Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church. Carolina Floral Creations used lots of stargazer lilies mingled with palm fronds in the bouquets and on the doors of the church. The reception was held at the Old Village Post House, where guests ambled between the upstairs buffet, starlit courtyard, tavern and dance floor where Super Deluxe ensured everyone had a blast. Congrats, Kendall and Robby. And a hug to your dapper dog!
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Posted on September 23, 2011
It’s Friday, and it’s the first day of fall! Although we’re still a ways from mulled cider and oyster roasts in Charleston, it is time to don camel cables (camel is all the rage this season) and a snappy beret. My niece Jade was a perfect fit for today, and as I grabbed this photo, I was reminded of “That Girl,” a groovy 60s show where another big-eyed brunette took on life in the Big Apple. Raise your virtual hand if you even know what I’m talking about.
If not, check out the show intro or the rest of my Faceless Friday images. I love how even photos without faces can convey a vibe and give you a glimpse into the subject’s personality. Stay tuned for a full blog post featuring my fave four-year-old niece. Maybe you’ve seen her in this season’s Nautica campaign. (They change this page up frequently, but today’s shot includes another faceless view of JadieLou.) Happy autumn weekend!
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Posted on September 20, 2011
Hurricane Irene, large and moody lady, attempted to thwart my plans to fly to DC and photograph Vanessa at her parents’ home in Virginia. I was able to leave Charleston just before the airport delayed some flights, and we enjoyed a gorgeous afternoon in Warrenton. Vanessa’s sister (her maid of honor) had just returned to the States, and her mom, grandmother and childhood friend were on hand watching Vanessa’s dress rehearsal. One of the highlights of the bridal portraits was when she let her dad have a first glimpse of her bridal beauty.
The ladies were agog. Dad was gobsmacked. I was just giddy to be there. It’s a unique privilege to be chosen to document such intimate family moments. I’m grateful to create something lasting for such a wonderful family.
Jennifer H. Smith usually photographs brides and families throughout the Carolina Lowcountry and happily embraces changes in topography.
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Posted on September 4, 2011
What an honor that Della at The Wedding Row chose to feature Monica & Casey’s wedding day on her fantastic blog of Charleston wedding goodness. In addition to being a gorgeous bride, Monica was a very thoughtful planner, incorporating many lovely details with the help of the Sanctuary staff. Casey has apparently been a crowd-pleaser since his youth, and his hospitality skills were evident throughout the weekend’s festivities — particularly when he borrowed the microphone from Soul Function to croon “Piano Man” to his friends and family. Such a fun wedding!
Their engagement session was also featured on The Wedding Row last year. I love that the couple wanted to start with one of their favorite activities — cooking!
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