I honestly cannot stop smiling as I think back over Caitlin and Joe's wedding, and I am so excited to share a small sneak peek into their big day! …Read More
I have struggled to find how to adequately put into words Teri Lee and Dwight's story and their wedding day. To know these two people is to love them, and when you meet their six kids....it's pure joy to be around them! Their story is a uniquely beautiful one, and I knew that no matter how hard I tried, I would fail miserably in writing their story. …Read More
Ahhhh! This was a special wedding for me! My little cousin is now a married lady!
I am not sure where to even begin with this blog, because there was so much family time wrapped up into our trip down to New Orleans for McKenzie and Brad's wedding.
From the family dinners to walking around New Orleans to beignets at Cafe du Monde...oh the beignets...our 4 days in New Orleans were a blast!
But, of course, the highlight of the weekend, was...Read More
When my neighbor/friend/client approached me last year about the possibility of photographing her sister's wedding, I was thrilled! I don't shoot a lot of weddings, but I absolutely love everything about them, and always jump when an opportunity comes my way!
Corri and Trevor were planning a wedding in Hilton Head Island and...Read More
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!