Posted on January 9, 2013
The good thing about being so behind on blogging is that I get to revisit blissful summer days when it’s rather gloomy and leafless outdoors. So how about a field trip this Magnolia Plantation wedding to see how Claire and Miles started their married life together? You may have already seen this wedding featured on The Wedding Row, but if you’re itching for sandal weather, this post might help you feel some warm rays.
Loluma did a great job with design and planning — they even installed misting fans outdoors to keep guests cool during the ceremony. Funny thing was, that’s about the time the raindrops started!
My second-shooter was perfectly positioned to capture this proud dad’s handoff. Well done, Dana Cubbage!
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Posted on October 17, 2012
The steamy September days finally subsided, and it was actually chilly early last week when I met Sarah and Trey downtown for their engagement photos. The cool air blew some crunchy leaves around and a few raindrops fell, signaling for us not to linger long unless we wanted to get soaked. I love how their autumn clothing choices were echoed in the spicy walls and green and gold window boxes we found while exploring many of the blocks near their downtown residences.
It was actually rather gloomy during part of this session, so I was even more grateful for my Canon 5D Mark III. The camera body I’ve been using this year had no trouble at high ISOs which would have made for some muddy pictures with my earlier versions of the 5D. You’ll notice there was no dramatic light to seek out, but cloudy skies are actually nice for shooting because the neither the bride-to-be nor her fiance had to squint to avoid glare. We wrapped up the session at Circa 1886, where these Boeing employees had their first date. We were disappointed that our plan to climb to the rooftop of the Wentworth Mansion for a black sky stormy panorama was foiled, but I love these images and hope Sarah and Trey will, too!
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Posted on October 16, 2012
On this crisp, clear autumn day, I’m excited to see Claire and Miles’s fun swampy session featured on A Lowcountry Wedding. Thanks, Erin! (Now I just need to stop editing long enough to share their adorable wedding on my own blog.)
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Posted on August 23, 2012
Sarah and Arthur have friends who generously offered up their lush private garden as the setting for their summer engagement session. Like many Charleston gardens, this haven has a little of everything: texture, color, sun, shade, water, stones and leafy goodness. Although I never tire of green, we ambled down the street to throw in a few more colorful backdrops. These two are so relaxed soaking up the summer splendor. I am really looking forward to their autumn wedding on Goat Island!
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Posted on August 3, 2012
Time for a gracious dose of springtime wedded bliss! Ashley and Greg live in Charlotte, NC, but chose to have a destination wedding in the Lowcountry. There are several stunning venues for a Kiawah Island wedding, and they chose The Sanctuary Hotel. It was a perfect day for a wedding on the grand lawn, and the tented reception was dreamy. Ashley planned lots of charming details herself. One of my favorites is her custom monogram (A and G combined), which graced the invitations, menu, cake and more. She had Something Blue aplenty: bridesmaids gowns, guys’ ties, place card ribbons and her wedding date embroidered into her gown. So charming!
Vendors included: Martina Liana gown from J Majors Bridal in Charlotte, Jenny Yoo at Bella Bridesmaid Charlotte, Tiger Lily Florist, the Williams Duo, DJ Lee Edwards, Invitations Only in Winston-Salem, with groom’s attire from Joseph Bank.
The spring rains were nicely timed — one shower cleared out just before the ceremony, and the steady rain came during dinner but wrapped up before the smores, cornhole and sparklers. The couple honeymooned in Turks and Caicos. Ashley, thanks so much for choosing me to document your elegant day!Pin It