St. Simon’s Island, a part of the Golden Isles of Georgia, is one of the most beautiful and charming places I’ve ever been in my life. I feel like it’s Georgia’s best kept secret, but probably just because I didn’t grow up around here and it’s new to me. I absolutely love any excuse to get down that way, so when Jessica emailed me about shooting her and Joe’s wedding there this fall, I was so excited. And then twice as excited when she decided to have their engagement session there, rather than Atlanta where they currently live. No offense to you Atlanta, because you’re fun too, but SSI is incredible!
Jessica and Joe were so fun to spend the evening with! Jessica was SO excited, and despite a couple of hiccups in her plans before and during the session, we just rolled along and had a good time :) She and Joe are so funny together…very goofy and themselves, which I love. Jessica wanted to start shooting right in the same area they will say their I Do’s at later this year, so we rocked out her cute little styled setup, and then took in the sunset along the water. Enjoy some of my favorites from their gorgeous evening on St. Simon’s Island!
They included their dog Brody, which of course I was all about! He is the cutest and we were definitely BFF’s from the very beginning.
This is where Jessica and Joe will be getting married in October, and also where they got engaged, so Jessica requested a few silly “re-enactment” photos, which I thought was fun :) Joe totally milked it haha.
I’ve known Rachel probably since I was around 12 because we grew up riding horses together. Even though they’ve been dating nearly eight years, it feels like there has always only been Thomas for Rachel. So I was over the moon when Rachel asked me to shoot her wedding this June and I was really excited to finally meet this elusive Thomas after all these years. Once I met him it all made sense, because he and Rachel are perfect for each other. With the perfect balance of serious and funny, they complement one another in the best of ways and were so fun to spend the evening with. We shot their session at the farm Rachel keeps her horse Chesney at, so it was perfect to include him as well as Rachel and Thomas’ dog Blitz in several of the photos. Enjoy some of my favorites!
I’ve been dying to shoot in this random cow pasture since last year. Although winter is definitely not the prettiest time to make this shoot finally come to life since there’s not much to hide all those cow patties, I knew trying to schedule this shoot during the slow time of the year would re-inspire me and give me an excuse to get one of my best friends out to the boonies :)
Ariel and I become instant friends during my time at Clemson and our lives have continued to keep us in South Carolina, although not usually at the same times. It doesn’t matter how much time we spend apart, we always pick up right where we left off, and Saturday was no exception. I knew she and her boyfriend Tristan would be the perfect couple to come and let me photograph them “just because” (nope, they aren’t engaged) and we had such a blast. It was honestly hard for me to keep up with getting the shots I wanted because we had so much to catch up on (we hadn’t seen each other since my wedding in September!) and every 5 minutes we were all three keeled over laughing about something stupid. I also got to shoot some film, so once those scans are back from Indie I’ll be sure to share those as well. For now, enjoy one of my favorite couples ever having so much fun in this random, barren cow pasture :)
This is their dog Jackson. Don’t you love his Clemson attire?
Of course we had to get Tristan to take one of the two of us :) I’m so glad Ariel suggested it because it totally was going to slip my mind! And yes, we did in fact show up wearing the exact same brown sweater from Target haha!
I think it was almost a year ago that I started playing with film a little. Thanks to Jonathan Canlas’ guide Film is Not Dead, I had a tiny inkling about what I was doing, but really I was just winging it. I shot a few rolls here and there and took them to the local CVS to have it developed while I was figuring out what I was doing. I’d get a winner here and there, but overall felt like I was not getting correct exposure. I know I really should have an external light meter to be most accurate, but it just hasn’t been (and still isn’t) in my budget to invest in something expensive like that just for personal work, so I’ve been making do with my internal meter.
Amanda had seen me toying with film, so she requested I shoot some for she and Roy’s session back in September. I was happy to oblige, but made sure she knew I really don’t know what I’m doing with film and to not have high hopes. I finally got this roll off to Indie Film Lab and got my scans back this week…and I was so pleasantly surprised by the results. It made me realize how a quality lab can make such a HUGE difference, and I’m so pleased with how Indie processed the film. I feel like they secretly fixed my messy exposures (haha) because I was not expecting to get this result back. Here are those film shots from Roy and Amanda’s farm couples session and next week I’ll share some of the other personal images that were on the roll. I am just so in love with the color in these images. And that last shot? It embodies everything I love about film.
Shot with a Nikon N90s on Fuji Pro 400H film
Meet Kris and Kristen! They had the most amazing Maryland evening for their Baltimore engagement session, and they even got to bring along their 9-week-old black lab puppy Daisy. How cute is she?! I love that they were able to include such an important new member of their family right before they officially join together as husband and wife next spring. It was a great evening and I really enjoyed getting to know you both. Enjoy some of my favorites!
Although I have deep roots in Maryland where I grew up, I am absolutely in love with all things southern. I live on a farm in a small town in South Carolina with my handsome husband, my beautiful step-son, our two yellow lab fur-kids, and three spoiled horses. My blog is a journal of sorts. It’s where I can share all about the things I love so much: my family, our life together, and of course all of the amazing and wonderful people and pets whose story I get to tell.
I love collaborating with laid-back and down- to-earth couples who appreciate the value their wedding images will have for the rest of their lives, and I believe in unique weddings that are truly designed around two people and who they are together. I strive to create images that are emotional, organic, fresh, and genuine, but that will remain timeless twenty, thirty, or sixty years down the road. I believe in printed images, developing friendships with my clients, and having a completely relaxed and enjoyable wedding experience. Each and every story I get to tell is unique and I truly enjoy sharing all of the little pieces that together form this beautiful relationship.
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