Posted on November 17, 2011
Bailey and Brian recently married at Founders Hall on a perfect autumn day. A few weeks prior to the wedding, Bailey and I met at the Legare-Waring House, also at Charlestowne Landing, and wandered from room to perfect room shooting some portraits. I highly recommend brides opt for a bridal portrait session for several reasons: it’s the perfect time to give your hair and makeup a run-through, a leisurely session enables brides to relax and soak up the it’s-almost-time bliss, and you can add some portraits to the album even if you aren’t planning on displaying one at the reception. Best of all, the dress rehearsal gives you another reason to revel in your success having found the perfect gown. And I have known a few brides to make changes to their bouquet, jewelry or makeup after seeing the portraits. Practice makes perfect!
I think you’ll agree that Bailey didn’t need much practice though. Lovely!
Posted on June 15, 2011
Check out this fun reception that proves you can have big style with a small guest list. You would never guess this fete was for just 25 people. Beautiful venue, fantastic food, live music, even a signature cocktail! Caryn and Shawn made sure their special guests enjoyed themselves at this McCrady’s wedding reception. Their ceremony was held across the Cooper River at the Tidewater Chapel. (Check out this post if you love hot pink and a preppy cop!)
Posted on April 29, 2011
I didn’t post a Faceless Friday shot last week because we were away on spring break. (However, my daughter reminded me while we were there, looking at some aquarium pics on my camera’s LCD. She voted for the silhouette/jellyfish one of my cute kids, but it lives on in the field trip blog post.)
I’m charging batteries and clearing cards for tomorrow’s wedding, and I had a Zack Arias workshop streaming via CreativeLive. Zack has several key items on his checklist for a good photo, and one technique is using a frame within a frame. Like these trees.
Ben and Colleen had a magnificent wedding day despite all the weather forecasts calling for buckets of rain, hail and tornado watches. I like this shot of them ambling back from our mini-portrait session by the Ashley River. Like most newlyweds, they were ready to get back to the fun at the Lowndes Grove River House. What a perfect storm-free wedding day!
Posted on February 11, 2011
I don’t know how your weather has been, but I could do for a dose of sun today! Ben & Colleen’s wedding is just two months away, and I’m particularly excited since their reception will be at the site where I wed my husband — Lowndes Grove Plantation on the Ashley River.
My Faceless Friday posts feature portraits that ooze personality without even sharing a person’s expression or the sparkle in their eyes. For my first-ever engagement session, I picked up a couple of fun balloons on a whim. Thankfully, this couple had no qualms about obliging my silliness. I love the playful nature of this shot, the weathered Charleston brick and their flip flops. Life is good!
Posted on November 7, 2010
Here they are. The Looneys! Years ago, we were neighbors, and their eldest was one of our first babysitters. Now, their youngest daughter could be our kidsitter, their son has facial hair (sorry Reagan!) and their eldest is taking a semester off from school to work at Disney (thus the nifty headgear toward the end). What a fun-loving, God-loving family. He’s the music minister at Northwood Assembly, and I still have memories of hanging out in their den watching their impromptu song-and-dance shows. The Osmonds have nothing on this clan. Oh, and did I mention they love to jump?!