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Monthly Archives: September 2016

DESTINATION WEDDING IN NEW JERSEY | BRIAN + KARINE

Oh man. What an adventure! Brian and Karine’s destination wedding in NJ was 1 weekend, 24 combined driving hours (several of those in DC traffic lol), 1 flat tire,  1 second-shooter (my wonderful friend Julia of Amore Vita Photography), and ultimately 3 crazy but fun days of working with one of the sweetest couples on earth! Brian has been a friend of our family for many years. He moved to Louisville, KY to attend Southern Seminary, and met Karine when they were neighbors and both working in ministry. They spent many months getting to know each other as friends, unable to discuss the possibility of dating due to the obligations of Karine’s internship. But the minute her internship was over (literally, the minute), they had a relationship-defining talk and soon after, Brian proposed! We met Karine for the first time here in South Carolina, when Brian brought her to town after their engagement. A few months later, we got to take their rainy-day engagement photos while we were in Louisville 3 weeks before their wedding for Michael and Melissa’s wedding! And in July, I got to capture their sweet, backyard wedding in Karine’s hometown in New Jersey. It was blazing hot, but such a wonderful day regardless. It was beautiful to see how perfectly each of them fit in with the other’s friends and family. It was encouraging to see so many friendly faces in a brand new place. And it was an absolute blast to watch the Charleston Southern crew breaking it down HARD on the dance floor (as they do). We’re so thrilled for these two, and know they’re meant for great things. Enjoy some of our favorites from Brian and Karine’s wedding!

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BRAKEFIELD AT RIVERWALK WEDDING | JONATHAN + BRITTANY

This wedding was certainly one of our favorites of the year! Jonathan and Brittany’s June wedding at Brakefield at Riverwalk was different from every other wedding we had shot there as they held their ceremony at a gorgeous, old church in Old Town Rock Hill. Always thinking of others, the couple didn’t want their guests to swelter in the summer afternoon heat. Ebenezer ARP Church was an absolutely stunning backdrop for their ceremony, and really lent itself to the Christ-centered ceremony that Jonathan and Brittany had wanted. They did a first look (yay!) and so we were able to accomplish most of their formal photos before the ceremony! We just took a few bridal party shots and newlywed’s portraits near the river once we got back to Brakefield and then the new Mr. and Mrs. were free to join their guests and dance. The whole day went off so smoothly, and we were beyond honored these two chose us to capture it all for them. Enjoy a few of our favorites of Jonathan and Brittany’s wedding!

CHARLOTTE, NC MATERNITY SESSION | MATT + MOLLY

How is it even possible that God has given us the opportunity to have had so may AMAZING clients over the past 7 years? I truly have no idea. What a privilege to be able to be a part of such momentous milestones in so many lives… it’s truly humbling! We met Matt and Molly at a bridal show over 5 years ago now! We spent the next year and a half after that on pins and needles, waiting for their big day as we got to know them. Literally ALL of their other vendors can attest to the fact that their names “Matt and Molly” were never said amongst us without a smile or an “Awe!” These two are just that sweet. They were fearless at their engagement session and had an absolute blast being silly (and maybe trespassing a little)… they took us out to dinner after their wedding, just to tell us again how much they loved their images… when we opened our studio, there were there in support.

And now here they are, expecting their first baby! We had so much fun being able to capture these images as they step into this next, most incredible chapter in their lives. And we can’t wait to snuggle that sweet girl once she makes her debut. Enjoy a few of our favorites from our maternity session with Matt and Molly!

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