Anna & Jonathan {Charleston, SC Wedding}

If you are sneezing, don’t be alarmed.  It’s not allergies; it’s just me blowing the dust off this ol’ blog.  Guys, it’s shameful.  Every month I get a bill from godaddy.com to pay to keep this domain name, and, well…. But, we are finally back in South Carolina and I feel like I am finally getting my photography business up and running.  And with that, I want to get this blog the attention that it deserves.

I decided that the perfect way to kick off my new found blogging commitment was to share a wedding I photographed back in July.  What better way to celebrate something that I hardly ever do (blogging) with something else I hardly ever do (photograph weddings)?!

So, here we go!

I was approached by my sister wayyyyy back in 2015, while we still lived in Oklahoma, about whether I would be interested in photographing a wedding for her husband’s cousin.  First off, let me say that I love weddings.  Like, I L.O.V.E. weddings.  I spent six years working for a florist doing wedding flowers, and I love every aspect of wedding planning, the wedding day, wedding details, etc, etc.  One would think that as soon as I decided I wanted to become a photographer, it would make total sense to become a WEDDING photographer.  The problem is, weddings are (mostly) on Saturdays.  I like to be with my husband and kids on Saturdays.  Oh, and the stress and the pressure and the whole there-are-no-do-overs part of photographing a wedding.  That is not my fave.  But, the next thing you should know about me, is that I have a really hard time saying ‘no’.  And, this was family.  So, I said “yes”.  I was excited and terrified all at the same time.

Fast forward to May.  I met Anna, her mom, her sister, and a surprise guest appearance by Scout the Labrador, for Anna’s bridal session at the Citadel in Charleston.  Anna was a dream to photograph, and just having a chance to shoot where I would be taking the bridal party’s pictures gave me a lot of confidence.

The wedding was in July, and it was HOT.  I enlisted the help of my sister, my dad, and my step mother to help out on the day of the wedding.  My dad is also a photographer, and I relied heavily on his technical knowledge for setting up flashes in the ballroom for all the reception shots.  I am so thankful for their help!!  And, I could not have asked for a more wonderful bridal party to work with.  All 24 (!) of them.  We took formals in record time, the reception was a blast, and before I knew it, Anna and Jonathan were being taken away in a pedicab down the streets of Charleston.

I still like my Saturdays with my family, but being a part of this wedding reminded me how much I love weddings.  In fact, I have a wedding on the books for 2017, and I am really excited to do it all over again!

Thank you Anna and Jonathan, for trusting me to capture one of the most important days of your life!  It was truly a pleasure!