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Playful Bridal Portraits with Rosemary

Do we seem excited? It’s because we are! Partially about the season premier of The Walking Dead, but mostly about the fact that Rosey and Chris are married! And that means that we can share with you these bridal portraits that we took of Rosey!

Modern bridal portrait

You can understand our excitement, no?

Bride looking over her shoulder

Rosemary and Chris were married Saturday on Folly beach. It must have been a fairly popular date and location for weddings, because we saw one wedding to our right and another to our left just slightly later in the afternoon. I’ll give you one guess which of the three brides was the most beautiful, though…

Gorgeous bride in a field

Gorgeous bride in a field of flowers in Columbia, SC

You might remember Rosemary from our earlier posts about Gyrotonic Columbia. Since then, she’s also competed nationally in yoga. (Yeah, I didn’t know that yoga was a competitive sport either. I’d love to hear the trash talk. “You think you’re serene?! You think you’re serene?! I’ll show you serene!”) I think her hard work has paid off.

Lovely bride holding her dressThe clouds were very cooperative that evening.

Beautiful bride spinning in her wedding dress in Columbia, SC

We had a blast getting these playful bridal portraits with Rosey. On top of everything else, Rosemary is a dancer (and used to dance with Wendy) so she knows how to move!

A playful photo of the bride

Isn’t she elegant?

Isn't Rosey an elegant bride?

So dramatic!

Even in the simplest of settings, Rosey pulls of such a graceful form. She really makes our job easy.

Nobody puts Rosey in a corner! Okay, actually we do, but she works it.

Beautiful bride lying on the floor

Rosey, we love you! Thank you for being so lovely in your wedding dress and for being willing to play with us to get these photos.

Come back very soon, everyone! We’ll have a teaser from Chris and Rosey’s wedding later this week that will include yoga (non-competitive), surfing, a crazy cute baby, and an absolutely lovely bride and groom.

 

The World Languages Department 2014-2015 Season

The World Languages Department – SVH – Weekdays 8:40am-3:33pm

With the fall season upon us, audiences are sure to be thrilled by the return of SVH’s The World Languages Department.

Frequent viewers of The World Languages Department are bound to be excited by the kick-off of this season with the return of everyone’s favorite cast members. Of course, last season began with the cast travelling to a magical realm in the unforgettable episode “Madame Stephens’s Adventures in World Language Land” and ended with Mrs. Ham and Mr. Grantham preparing to head off for an action-packed trip to Europe while Mrs. Schwarzbauer took a brief hiatus from her performance to introduce a brand new character, Baby Kyle.

(Click here for an exclusive sneak peek at Baby Kyle!)

Math, science, history–they’d all be very hard to learn about without language, so for those readers who have yet to experience the joy that is The World Languages Department, here’s a brief introduction to the cast, pictured below (left to right):

Spring Valley's World Languages Department as the cast of The Big Bang Theory

Bernadette (played by Mrs. Schwarzbauer), the bright and bubbly biologist who harbors the ability to unleash a tide of fury belied by her diminutive size. She’s married to

Howard (Mrs. Ham), the engineer with a truly dazzling fashion sense and only member of the gang to have travelled to space.

Leonard (Mr. Grantham) Self-deprecating and neurotic, but unquestionably the core of the group, Leonard is willing to step out and engage with the world, as long as the world isn’t wielding lactose.

Penny (Mrs. Stephens) The wild card of the group, Penny may not be a genius, but she is beautiful, fun, and outgoing. While her acting career hasn’t yet taken off, she has found great friends among these misfits.

Sheldon (Mr. Ugro) Brilliant, impatient with the mental shortcomings of others, and from a far off land (Texas), Sheldon would like to be left in peace so that he can advance the world of science, provided someone will drive him to the office (and the train store).

Amy (Mrs. Hernandez) A neuroscientist who still struggles to understand the complexities of human interaction, Amy is a devoted friend who has a lab full of cocaine-addicted monkeys with nothing to lose.

Raj (Mrs. Nazario) Howard’s best friend, Raj has a sweet heart and a gift for party planning (as well as astronomy). Named one of People Magazine’s “30 Under 30 to Watch”, he’s sure to eventually sweep the right woman off her feet (provided he can bring himself to speak to her).

 Like all fans of The World Languages Department, I have my favorite. Personally, I love Mrs. Stephens–I mean, I’d marry her in a heartbeat! (Have you seen her in Breaking Bad? Amazing!) That said, every one of these characters brings something great to the table and this is, above all, a magnificent ensemble production. Check out this promotional still from the 2012-13 season.

The Cast of The World Languages Department from Vanity Fair

So tune in to SVH Monday through Friday at 8:40am for laughs and lots of language learning.

 

P.S. – If you’re a student who wants your senior photos to be anywhere near as cool as your Spanish, French, or Latin teacher’s latest picture, get in touch with us and we’ll see what we can do.

Carolina CrossFit Famously Hot Showdown – Day 2 – Teams

(Hey! If you’d like to see all 1400+ images from both days you can do that (and order if you’d like) here.)

Okay, I promised a follow up to our previous post about day one of the Famously Hot Showdown, and here it is.

I know what you’re thinking. “Man, these fitness posts can be pretty intimidating! All these people are so darn…FIT!” Don’t worry, though, because day two of the Famously Hot Showdown was teams meaning the competitors were…

A very fit guy lifting weights

…still obscenely fit. (more…)

Carolina CrossFit Famously Hot Showdown – Day 1

Once again, it’s time to return to the theme of people who are in way better shape than I (J.P.) am!

Last year, you might remember, we photographed Carolina CrossFit’s Famously Hot Showdown. This year, we returned for not one, but two days of events, this time located inside their Laurel Street location. If you don’t know much about CrossFit (or if you just want to see some more photos of people who look like Greek gods and goddesses (Why do we only associate Greek gods and goddesses with great abs?  Nice marketing, Greek pantheon!)) I’d suggest checking out our last post on Carolina CrossFit here.

But you’re not here to listen to me tell you about the competition, you probably want to see very fit people engaging in feats of athleticism that would leave me gasping for air, a defibrillator, and probably a milkshake.  So here are some highlights from day 1. (Day 2 here!)

(Note: all 1400+ images from both days can now be seen and ordered here.)

An athlete does overhead squats at Carolina CrossFit's Famously Hot Showdown

A woman doing a CrossFit WOD lifts a barbell over her head (more…)

Cuteness Abounds

Our neighbors Toxie and Robert have two dogs…correction: they had two dogs–Baby and Storm. Baby and Storm being a boy and a girl, though, things happened…cuddly things…adorable things…

Boxer puppy with boxing glove(Welcome to the worst advertisement ever for having your pets spayed or neutered.)

Let me begin by saying that Wendy and I are not pet photographers. We’re both pretty allergic to cats and dogs, but sometimes the cuddlyness is just freakin’ worth it. You suck it up, take a Claritin, and take some pictures. That’s what happened here.

Also, if you decide that you need one of the puppies to come and live with you, keep reading to the bottom, because three of these puppies are still unspoken-for.

Yawning boxer puppy(Yawning puppies…that’s what it’s come to.)

These are the boys of the litter. Yoda, JoJo, and Nitrate. (Note: names most likely don’t correspond to puppy order.)

Puppy butts(And puppy butts.)

Two boxer puppies in a bucket

These are the ladies, Frankie and Pink. (Wendy says Pink is the one with the smaller head. Please note the pink ribbon.)

Boxer puppy resting his head on a boxing glovePuppy: “Come on, man! A boxer puppy on a boxing glove–isn’t that a little cliché?”
Me: “Do you want to get adopted into a loving home with people who will rub your belly and feed you treats?”
Puppy:”Yeah…”
Me: “Then quit your yappin’ and look adorable.”

What are you looking at?“Do you think it will help if I make eye contact with the camera?”

A boxer puppy with a boxing glove“No, wait…this is my good side.”

(Okay, that’s actually three different puppies, but we’re going with the narrative, okay?)

 

A nice yawn

Puppy: “All this photography is tiring!”
Me: “Then go to sleep. There’s not much cuter than a sleeping puppy.”

Sleepy puppy

Me: “Okay, yeah, that’s pretty stinkin’ cute. Is there anything else you could do that’s super, insanely cute so people will just absolutely have to adopt you?”

The Tao of PuppiesPuppy: “How ’bout this?”

So yeah, if you’d like to take one of these little guys (or girls) home with you, send an email to… (Sorry, they’re all adopted!)

If you’re looking for a cat or a less pugilistic puppy, I strongly suggest paying a visit to Pets Inc, a rescue shelter  here in Columbia that has a great mission and a lot of wonderful animals who are looking for homes.  Finally, all joking aside, these puppies were planned and are loved and taken care of, but far too many pets aren’t. Bob Barker is right–spay or neuter your pets.