Dec
19

Destination Wedding Photography

Categories: Business & Photography, Weddings.

One of the best parts of my business is the flexibility to work in all different parts of the country…or even the world. Weddings are universal…they happen everywhere and there are countless incredible locations that people choose to start the rest of their lives. I’m pretty fortunate that here in the South, there are beautiful venues wherever you look. I think we are pretty spoiled in this part of the country. So many people flock to the South to get married and they really do it up for their guests, which I think is amazing. Nothing better than welcoming your friends and family with southern hospitality!

I am so fortunate to live in a place that allows me to shoot somewhere different nearly every weekend, whether it’s Charleston, Savannah, Columbia, Augusta, Bluffton, the Golden Isles, or the North Carolina coast…I’ve seen so many awesome little pockets of the South. While I love shooting close to home, I am always open to seeing new places even farther from home. A few times each year, I’d love to hop on a plane to shoot in an entirely unique location. It really is one of the most inspiring things to work in a completely new environment.

If you are getting married in any of the below locations, I’d love to hear from you, as reduced or waived travel rates may apply:

Texas
Serenbe, Georgia
Arizona
Asheville, North Carolina
The mountains (the Rockies or the Appalachian)
The Caribbean
Napa or Sonoma, California
Montana or Wyoming
New England
The Midwest
Nashville, Tennessee
Europe

Dec
17

Bolling & Moultrie

Categories: Engagements.

Oh my goodness what a fun afternoon it was hanging out with Bolling and Moultrie and their two pups in Charleston. We literally had the most gorgeous afternoon you could ever hope for in December…mid 60′s and sunny and gorgeous and the view didn’t hurt either! We spent probably 95% of this session laughing and I am so glad that these two are so relaxed and fun and extremely natural. We became fast friends and of course Bolling and I hit it off over our names…since my maiden name is Bowling and her first name is Bolling :)

I am super excited for their Charleston wedding next spring but until then some of my favorite photos of these two beautiful people will have to do. And also extremely ohh and ahh-worthy…Moultrie MADE Bolling’s ring himself. Like actually handmade it. These two are just so cool and I’m so excited I get to be their photographer!

Dec
12

Featured! – December 2014

Categories: Business & Photography.

It’s Friday! So what better way to go into the weekend than to thank the awesome blogs and websites who have featured my work in recent months. It always brings me a lot of joy to see my couples images shared with a large audience, where other brides can pull inspiration or just downright admire these beautiful people and the great vendors who made their day happen. Since my last Featured post over the summer, I have a handful of great blogs to thank…

In July, The Wedding Row featured Charlotte’s Awendaw bridal portraits…

In November, A Lowcountry Wedding shared Jesse and Bonnie’s Oldfield Plantation wedding just outside of Bluffton…


Recently a client told me that one of their engagement photos was included in Barkpost’s “21 Pups Who Are Here to Ruin Engagement Photos” – these types of features are so fun!

In August, Bayside Bride featured Kristyl and Curt’s gorgeous Chesapeake Bay wedding…

Over the summer, Brides.com included Lara and Robert’s stunning ceremony arch in their “30 Amazing Ceremony Structures” post.

Back in September, another client shared with me that they and their pup Mufasa were included in Buzzfeed’s “21 Impossible Adorable Wedding Day Dogs” post…

In September, The Wedding Row featured my images from the Charleston Area Wedding Planners luncheon…

Always happy to be featured by Amy at The Lovely Find, she shared Becca and Russell’s amazing proposal back in September…

Just last week, Adam and Holly’s wedding was featured on Wedding Chicks…

Another great couple on one of my favorite local blogs, The Wedding Row featured Charlotte and Andy’s engagement session photos back in August…

In November, I was excited to see Becca and Russell’s Cottontop wedding featured on the Southern Weddings blog…

In October, The Wedding Row also featured Janine and James’ Cottage on the Creek wedding…

Back in September, Bayside Bride featured one of my favorite engagement sessions from the summer…Rachel and Matt’s Old Town Alexandria session where we got caught in the rain!

Over the summer, Sheri and Jeff’s Daniel Island Club wedding went live on Smitten…

Erin and Danny’s wedding was featured by The Knot Online this summer…

And The Knot also teased an image from Erin and Danny’s wedding in their Fall/Winter 2014 DC/MD/VA print issue…

Dec
10

Aiken Pet Fitness & Rehab 2014 Mini Sessions

Categories: Pets.

This was the third year that I was invited back to Aiken Pet Fitness & Rehabilitation for our annual Christmas mini sessions (see 2013 here and 2012 here). Each year through these mini sessions we’re able to raise money to donate to FOTAS. This year we raised $500 for the organization which is amazing. I love getting to see so many familiar faces and also meet some new ones each December. This year we even had Cheyenne the raccoon join which was so fun. She was so sweet and very cat-like in her personality :) I can’t say I’d ever really been around a raccoon before!

I also got to meet Cosmo, the hairless dog who is re-learning how to walk after a tragic accident that left him paralyzed. Hearing that he was paralyzed everywhere but his eyes and seeing him mobile and walking after just a few months of therapy and rehab speaks volumes about what Dr. Davis does for her four-legged clients. I’m so glad I get to document a sliver of these pups lives each year, and love spending the day working what I first started my business on…these sweet slobbery faces :)

If your dog was photographed, you can find the rest of the images here.
And for those of you interested in a full session or a Cherish Session (for senior or terminally ill pets), you can contact me here for more information.

Dec
08

Space to Breathe

Categories: Pets.

I can’t believe the end of 2014 is here, but I’m so glad that this wonderful year is winding down and soon I’ll have time to sit, be still, and reflect on all kinds of things. I love getting the opportunity to think about improving and being better and having a more balanced and well-rounded family/work life. I snapped these images a few weeks ago before the leaves were entirely gone and it was the first time I’d stopped to photograph my own pups in a while. I just love the beautiful, warm, early afternoon light and of course I’m super partial to these sweet faces :) The space to slow down and breathe and just BE is so refreshing.

Later this week you’ll see many more sweet faces from the annual Aiken Pet Fitness & Rehab mini sessions :)