Posted on May 31, 2012
This laid-back Pawley’s Island wedding was simply perfect. Tracy vacationed on Pawley’s as a child, so she and Tommy decided to pop down from Washington, DC for a cozy destination wedding. The Pelican Inn, built in 1858 on the island’s highest bluff, is a sweet venue, nestled among trees between the creek and ocean. Although summer guests can rent rooms here (yummy meals included), the whole inn is available for rent in the off-season, so the couple’s families and friends had the place to themselves for a few days.
The intimate ceremony wasn’t affected by the threat of a spring shower although the drizzles inspired speedy group shots. Carefree Catering prepared a fantastic alfresco dinner (with crazygood crabcakes!), and even though there were no margaritas this Cinco de Mayo, the maid of honor was offering “blemonerries” to welcome summer – a tasty cocktail of lemonade and blueberry vodka. Guests mingled and danced, and the Supermoon rose over the ocean. What a splendid way to kick off their happily ever after!
Posted on May 29, 2012
We enjoyed a lot of relaxing summer activities over the long holiday weekend: chilling at the pool, boating to Lighthouse Inlet, chowing on grilled delicacies like kabobs (or kebabs, or chicken and peppers!) and pimento cheese burgers. (My hubby has his Masters in Big Green Egg.) We are so fortunate to live freely in such a wonderful place near the sea, and we are especially thankful to those who serve and have served our country, enabling us to live in the “land of the free, and the home of the brave.” Hope you had a happy Memorial Day weekend, too!
So while we were soaking up the sun with an eye on tropical storm Beryl, my fave curators of wedding documentary photography, Moment Junkie, featured a photo I took a few weeks ago. Ashley and Greg wed on the Grand Lawn at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island. Hope you enjoy this jubilant moment. I’ll be blogging their full, fabulous wedding soon!
Looking for a photographer who can capture the spontaneous moments on your wedding day? (And skillfully wrangle your wedding party and those zany out-of-town relatives?) Contact Jen to learn more.
Posted on May 24, 2012
Last week was a very stormy one — in fact, we returned from a family campout at Birdfest to hear about the first named tropical storm of the season! The weather for early evening sessions was not looking promising, but somehow I managed to squeeze in three gorgeous sessions at the end of the week. I had just procured my Isle of Palms business license — perfect timing! (Now if Sullivan’s Island would follow suit so professionals can legally photograph on their shore, too.)
This session started out rather stormy, too — despite a well-meaning sister who attempted to soothe her baby brother. Turns out the only thing that generated smiles at his bedtime session were sour gummy worms. Anything for the nice gentle light, right?
After you’ve taken the boogie boarding and castle building photos, wrap up your beach week with a family photo session. Contact Jen to book your session before you arrive.
Posted on May 9, 2012
I’m so pleased to have this special at-home bridal portrait session featured on Glamour and Grace today! Getting to know Vanessa and her family last year was a definite highlight for me. She is part of such a fun and gracious clan. I hope you’ll take a look and comment on Megan’s beautiful collection of wedding elegance. It’s like a breath of fresh air.
Posted on May 7, 2012
Nothing like photographing a beautiful blushing bride at a lush five-star resort with sea breezes and lawns like putting greens. Ashley’s elegant gown is by Martina Liana — it’s actually a one-of-a-kind design she fell for at a trunk show in Charlotte. I love how it had a little of everything — sparkle, lace and a breezy organza overlay. Beautiful!