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Hans + Lou – Columbia Wedding

Maybe you remember Hans and Lou, the couple sweeter than Pi? Well, they’ve moved on from engaged to the real deal–they’re married! Here are a few of our favorite images from their wedding at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church and their reception at Rockbridge Club.

We couldn’t have asked for a much more beautiful day.


Hans was ruggedly handsome, as usual.


This was a lovely detail I’d never seen before. Lou made her ring bearer’s pillow from her mother’s wedding dress. What a beautiful way to honor her parents’ marriage in her own wedding!

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Bridal Portraits: Lou

We have a very quick post for you tonight as we’re currently celebrating and capturing Lou and Hans‘ wedding. We knew, though, that you’d want to see how lovely the bride is, so here are just a few from Lou’s bridal portrait session at Workshop Theatre and the State House. Enjoy, and come back soon for images from the wedding!

Columbia SC Bridal portrait

SC Statehouse bridal portrait


Statehouse bridal with purple sky

Freeway Music Fall Student Showcase

Welcome back!

Hopefully you’ve already seen Tuesday’s post with the first set of Freeway Music‘s Fall Student Showcase. If you haven’t, you can check it out here. The second set of the showcase continued to impress with diverse musical styles as students showed off their skills on guitar, drums, bass, and vocals. Enjoy!

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Freeway Music Fall Student Showcase

Nietzsche wrote, “Without music, life would be a mistake,” but Wendy tells me I need to stop quoting him or else people are going to think I subscribe to his philosophy. (I don’t, but I do admire his intellect and, of course, his mustache.)  Nietzsche, though, neglected to point out that the music ought to be good, and that good music requires musicians who strive to master their art. That brings us to Freeway Music, Columbia’s place to learn how to rock…or play other styles of music that don’t have their own verb.

I take bass at Freeway from Don Russo. Don runs the Northeast branch of Freeway and plays guitar, bass, mandolin, and I strongly suspect many other instruments as well. Don is a fantastic player and a fantastic teacher as well–I’ve grown tremendously as a bassist under his tutelage.  In addition to bass and guitar, students at Freeway can take private lessons for piano, drums, voice, woodwinds, strings, horns, mandolin, and banjo. This Sunday, myself and dozens of other students got to show off our progress at the Fall Student Showcase. The show was divided into two sets, so today we’re just featuring the first one. Come back on Thursday to see images from the second set.



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Rachel and Adam’s Island House Wedding

Rachel and Adam had a beautiful fall-themed wedding at The Island House on Johns Island and Wendy and I were lucky enough to get to photograph it for them.

We had a hard time narrowing this wedding down to our favorite photos and while we think the beautiful couple and the amazing wedding they put together is reason enough to scroll all the way through, there’s a special, awesome surprise for USC fans at the end. Clemson fans, there’s also a lot of purple in the wedding, so, there’s that for ya’.

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Here’s the lovely bride…

Rachel getting ready

Rachel getting into her dress

…and her handsome groom.


See the notes Rachel and Adam are writing? Keep those in mind. They appear later.
(That’s called foreshadowing.)


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