I’m honestly not quite sure how to find the words to say how much I love Kristi and Michael and their love, so this will probably be shorter than I wish. I knew their wedding was going to be so genuine and emotional when I met them for their engagement session in February, but I didn’t know how amazing the day truly would be. Kristi and Michael embody the real meaning of soul mates. Their relationship has been so centered on faith since day one and that’s a beautiful thing to watch join together for the rest of their lives.
The entire day worked out so beautifully. There was a threat of rain, but the sky never opened. The temperatures were perfect, Kristi and Michael were so calm and relaxed, and their ceremony was incredible. The reception was a stellar good time with amazing food, good music, and they even had a DOUBLE RAINBOW! Who see’s that on their wedding day?! Amazing! I was also fortunate to have my good friend Dana Cubbage along to shoot with me, so a big thanks to Dana as well.
Enjoy some of my favorites from the day. To the new Mr. and Mrs. McGowan, I am so grateful to have made two amazing new friends in you both and wish you a lifetime of happiness and funny faces from Michael :) I can’t wait to see the incredible things you two do together as husband and wife!
Venue: Old Wide Awake Plantation | Coordinator: Margaret McKenzie | Bride’s Dress: David’s Bridal | Grooms and Groomsmen Attire: Van Heusen | Bridesmaid Attire: Ananya on Etsy | Hair & Makeup: LeAnne of Bellezza Salon & Spa | Videographer: Brooks Quinn and Dave Brown | Cake: Sarah Steele of Lagniappe Personal Catering | Rentals: Snyder Event Rentals | Officiant: Eric Hollar | Catering: The Caterer of Charleston | Flowers: Wildflowers, Inc. | Ceremony Music: Allan Sharpe, Gretchen Williams, Chelsea Young | DJ: Jay Maxwell’s Music by Request
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.
I am currently booking weddings for 2013 and 2014, so please get in touch below to start the journey of documenting your love.