Aug
21

A Spring Lowndes Grove Wedding

Categories: Weddings.

On a beautiful Sunday in May I joined Paige Winn Photo for a really fun wedding at Lowndes Grove Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina. Lowndes Grove is one of my favorite venues primarily for it’s stunning view of the Ashley River, but also because the house carries such beautiful colors and light, and the grounds are stunning. As one of the most popular venues in Charleston, most photographers shoot here often, and it’s always a breath of fresh air to see a unique setup or design. I loved that Stephanie and Robby chose for their ceremony to be somewhere I’d never seen it, and I also loved the beautiful soft blue, pink, and orange hues sprinkled throughout their decor and design. Stephanie’s dress was one of a kind, and Robby and his men looked so dapper in their navy suits. Enjoy some of my favorite moments from their stunning Charleston wedding!

Aug
19

A Downtown Beaufort Wedding

Categories: Weddings.

Back in June, this sweet couple said I Do in one of my favorite places; downtown Beaufort. I was lucky to be shooting alongside Paige Winn Photo for Diana and David’s intimate Beaufort, South Carolina spring wedding. I love how easy downtown Beaufort is and that it was such a treat for their guests who had come from out of town. Below are just a few of my favorite images.

Aug
15

Get Inspired

Categories: Personal.

“Taking time to live life will only inspire your work.”

Aug
12

Allie & Tom

Categories: Engagements.

I really wanted to write this blog post as if Allie and Tom were any other couple that I didn’t know before meeting them for their engagement session last week. But I realized that’s impossible, because these images are extra special to me. I’ve known Thomas since I was 11 years old and because we went to such a small school, were in the same advisory, and had the same super sarcastic sense of humor, we were fast friends. Thomas was friends with everyone though, because there is literally not a thing you couldn’t love about him. He is funny, charming, caring, and I could never imagine him having an enemy. I’m SO happy that Thomas found such an equal in Allie. She is beautiful, kind, also funny, and incredibly laid-back. Just the most perfect fit for Thomas.

It is the ultimate honor to document such a momentous day for a friend, so naturally I was so excited when Allie and Tom asked me to be their wedding photographer. Then, I was even more excited when Allie suggested shooting their engagement photos at Edisto Beach where Allie’s family has vacationed for decades and Thomas proposed at the beginning of this year. Obviously they made it so easy for me because they are gorgeous people inside and out. I can’t wait for their wedding next June…it’s definitely going to be a fun one and they are going to make the most beautiful bride and groom!

 

Aug
11

Topsail Island

Categories: Personal.

Last year we spent an entire week at one of our new favorite places: Topsail Island. See last years posts here and here. We stayed on the North part of the beach with our close friends, The Bailey’s, and it was exactly what we could have hoped for. Basically barren beaches, a reasonably priced beachfront home, and true relaxation. This year my mom rented the same house for a week in July and although we couldn’t stay the entire time, we did make it up for about 2.5 days, including my actual birthday. Although it was a quick trip, it was amazing being back in a place we made so many wonderful memories last year, and getting to share in some new memories with my family. I brought along both my film and my digital camera, but actually shot more with the 35mm film camera. The images below are a mix of film and digital. Here are some of my favorites…definitely images we will treasure for a long time!