These two meet half a world away from home, and now they are building one together. Grant and Meaghan met in Saudi Arabia. One was an airplane mechanic, the other was a nurse. They carried on the love back home.Read More
Trisha and Pat's wedding day was so much fun for everyone involved. Having the ceremony in Holden Beach and then the reception at the Brick Landing Plantation, made for a wonderful array of scenery for the entire day. It's interesting, and very enticing for beach weddings, that the ceremony site on the beach there is a good distance from the water and in between dunes to allow less wind to disrupt and still allow for plenty of seated guests. What a beautiful day that I was honored to be a part of!Read More
This beautiful South Carolina wedding was a wonderful treat and perfect example of the southern charm that comes standard with down home weddings. They were such a sweet couple and easy to photograph which made for a ton of fun. The dress was found at Amanda's Collection in Conway, South Carolina and floral arrangements by Granny's Florist.Read More
The south end of the Grand Strand is one of the most beautiful places on earth with it's sweeping marshes and lush forestry, it really makes for a great backdrop for photo sessions. One of the places that sits very high on my recommendation list is Caledonia.Read More
Engagement photos are some of my favorite things in the whole world to shoot. I know that almost any blog post on a photographer's website could start that way but let me explain why:
I love engagement sessions because it's so easy to see the love between two people. I don't just mean the love that you see plastered all over bridal magazines and Pinterest, I mean the personal, hilarious and quirky love that every single couple shares, but is unique to every pair. I know that my wife and I have little things that make us crack up with a single word and every couple I have had the opportunity to shoot has always had something between them that you can just tell that no one else in the world knows.Read More
2013 was a great year for me. I travelled. I met a lot of interesting people and best of all, I was able to document all of it. Here is some of the best and my favorite photos I took during 2013. Enjoy!Read More
So, I have had the pleasure of traveling to the opposite side of the globe (Australia) and back, been honored to capture photos though out France and England and had my share of awesome stories along the way. One of the biggest regrets I have now in adulthood is having not learned photography until I was in my 20's and not having some of my larger trips documented correctly. But I have vowed to come home with at least a few keepers every time I go somewhere. As you may know, I recently got married to the love of my life who is so supportive of my passion and I can't thank her enough for being the muse that she is to my work.
Well for the honeymoon, we headed to a mountain house in Grand Lake, Colorado. It's a sleepy little mountain town that buzzes with activity during the summer season and winter skiing season. But just like Myrtle Beach, when the tourists leave, the town goes in to a bit of a shut down mode. Unlike Myrtle Beach though, the people that are left are the sweetest people that seem like they never have visitors. I know that sounds strange, but I mean it in a good way; everywhere we went, we felt like honored guests who they were happy to play tour guide with.
We did go hiking up on a trail right out of grand lake, which is in a valley, and started making our way up the mountains on this path. The path led to Adams Falls and Lone Pine lake where we found plenty of places to enjoy the wonderful views and great air we were able to take in. Nothing beats hiking up a mountain. We went 14 miles without even knowing it! All in all it was an absolutely wonderful trip and I am so glad we were able . Hope you enjoy the photos!
So, now that the coast is clear and Hillary and Brent are now married, I can finally post Hillary's Bridal Portraits!
First of all, CONGRATS to Hillary and Brent! And secondly, I would like to thank Hillary for such a wonderful shoot. This session took place in downtown Conway, starting in the same place the groom's mother had her photos taken and then ending down near the train tracks. Conway is one of my favorite places to shoot just for the fact that it's so historical. I love brick building and ivy fences and luckily for me, Conway is built on those things! Enjoy!
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I am getting married very soon! It's finally becoming very real! See, Annie and I are the last of three couple in my church getting married within a 6 week period and I had the pleasure of photographing one of them. While shooting this wedding for a long time friend Kim, and, her now husband, Kevin, I was able to practice a little for how we would like to set up the church for our ceremony. Bonus Points! With all jokes aside, it was a beautiful ceremony and an absolute joy to shoot. Everyone was relaxed and able to have fun and enjoy the day. Here is a little taste from the photos afterward.
More photos after the jump!
My pastor married Kim and Kevin, who happens to be Kim's uncle, and after the ceremony and the formal photos were done, it was time for the marriage license to be signed.
Pastor Buddy pulled his pen out of the breast pocket of his suit jacket. Many forget that a pen is similar to a watch; a piece of functional jewelry for a man. A piece of his own personal history that holds genuine and amazing history that signifies what he has been through in his life. Well Pastor Buddy's pen is absolutely one of those types of constants throughout his life. After joining the ministry, he was given this pen. a beautiful, slender work of art that he has always kept. A pastor has many jobs; he brings us all together for sermons, marriages, funerals and more than I could tell you. But this pen has a special story because after having it for over 30 years, it has only ever been used for one thing: signing marriage licenses.
This pen has only ever graced the hands of people on the most important day of their lives as they spiritually, emotionally and, with the pen, legally bind themselves to one another. This pen has one job, and that is to permanently mark a contract of two people's love for each other.
Call me a romantic but I think this pen has an awesome story!
Did you have an item used in your wedding that has a significant meaning? How about something you keep with you every day? Let me know in the comments below!
So, this is the first blog post of it's kind. I just recently had the wonderful opportunity to share one of the largest moments in a couple's life: their engagement. After a few brief coded phone calls, I was enlisted to help Justin surprise his girlfriend on the beach with a special not in a bottle on the beach and a beautiful proposal. They were such a treat to work with and I am very excited to present their photos to them. Hope you enjoy the photos and the video! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP5lfu4DeP4&w=640&h=360]
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So today, I figured I would share some photos from my time in front of the camera instead of behind it. I got engaged last year and as you might know, I will be getting married later this year to my wonderful fiance, Annie. Last weekend we spent some time down in Charleston, SC with our good friend Mary King (fellow photographer) taking some photos for us. It is such a different experience being in front of the camera! I don't really care for it myself but I enjoyed spending some time with Annie and getting all dressed up and having fun. I feel like I learned a lot as a photographer and gained a ton of respect for my past and future subjects. Taking a photo is a difficult thing to do well, but getting your photo taken takes patience, confidence and trust of your photographer. Thanks to all my clients for trusting me! Enjoy!
If you would like to see more of Mary's work, you can check her out here!
I had the honor of photographing my cousin's wedding in December. This would be my first Christmas themed wedding and I enjoyed every minute of it! Everything was so relaxed and good. They had the opportunity to enjoy their entire wedding without any major mishaps! They are both very fun, loving people and you can see it through everything they do!
Please comment below and let the lovely couple know your favorite photo!