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Monthly Archives: January 2010

Stephen & Nicki | Engaged!

Stephen and Nicki are amazing friends of ours. Stephen (who goes by Smap to everyone except Nicki) was an interim youth director at Tega Cay Baptist for awhile and Melissa and I interned for him until Remedy began so we could be eligable for our scholarships at Lee. Now Smap and Nicki are involved with us at Remedy. Nicki attended USC Columbia last semester before transfering to Winthrop; when she came home on the weekends, she would stay the night in our guest room so Melissa wouldn’t have to be home alone all night when I’d work overnights in Charlotte. These guys are so amazing, and have ministered to us in such great ways. We’re so excited and honored to be able to minister to them and do their wedding! So here’s a few of our favorites from their engagement shoot…

~Brian

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This is SO Nicki! I’ve had this shot in my head since they day we scheduled this shoot. The Sunday morning after Smap proposed, she was the most glowing, excited newly-engaged girl anyone at church had ever seen. So, when we told her to show off her ring and make her “excited face,” she knew exactly what we were talking about.
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Remedy Church bulletin!
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So these two are ALL about some argyle. Melissa told me about a time that Stephen and Nicki came over to our house to see her while I was at work. It was their one-year anniversary, and Nicki was showing Melissa the argyle sweater (the one that Nicki’s wearing below) that Stephen had gotten her for their anniversary. Nicki said “Stephen loves argyle,” and barely had the words left her mouth when Stephen threw open his winter-coat, proudly revealing the argyle sweater he was wearing… ha. He also got her argyle toe-socks!
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At the park where Nicki and Stephen take walks, talk and spend time together:
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When Stephen and Nicki started dating, they spent a lot of time at a coffee shop together, getting to know each other and having conversations deep in the things of Christ and biblical discussion. They wanted a shot of them sitting together at a coffee-shop table to remind them of those moments that brought them so close during the early months of their relationship.
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Steven & Callie | Engaged!

On New Year’s Day 2010, my brother, Steven proposed to his girlfriend, Callie. They were in Alabama, Callie’s home-state, for a wedding and went to Callie’s “favorite spot,” a place with miles and miles of open pasture. Being January 1, it was pretty cold, so they decided to cut short the time they’d planned to read their Bibles in this “favorite spot,” and on their way back Steve got down on one knee and asked Callie to mary him. Unfortunately, though Steve had gone through all of the proper channels of proposing including getting a ring, the jewler wasn’t finished with Callie’s dream-ring yet. So Callie is patiently waiting for her ring with a string around her left ring-finger until it is finished.
~Brian
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Callie’s “string ring.” We’re going to do another shoot with them once her real ring is on her finger!
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This absolutely cracks us up: that there are so many shots of them being cute and romantic… and THIS is Steve’s favorite… of all of the 30-some photos we got outa that session.
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These two always have the most unique shoes on…
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Jessica | Bridal!