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Peri’s Charleston Bridal Portraits

Peri and Steven are married! While we put the finishing touches on their wedding photos, we thought you might like to see just how beautiful a bride Peri is.


“Really, really beautiful” is how beautiful, by the way. We would also have accepted, “incredibly beautiful”, “stunningly beautiful”, or “astonishingly beautiful.”


We had the beautiful backdrop of Hampton Park in Charleston for these portraits, which were apparently so attractive that some of the local fauna decided to try to get in on the action. (Honestly, I like the grey over white look, but the black hat might be a little formal for an outdoor wedding.)


Peri is a graduate of the College of Charleston, so we decided to pay the cistern a visit.



I love the way her skin glows is this golden light!


Peri’s shoes are from the awesome Charleston Shoe Company. Apart from being local, their shoes are handmade and, I’m told, incredibly comfortable.


Peri and her family love the water so we had to get some shots that incorporated it. (Thank you for being so brave!)

Bride by the docks in Charleston, SC

Finally, the light was just about to die so we stopped right where we were on the Battery to shoot. Turns out this is where Steven proposed to Peri!

Peri in her bridal gown as the sun sets

We’ll have more photos from Steven and Peri in the near future, so check back soon!

World Language Club

The first rule of World Language Club is you must talk in World Language Club.

The second rule of World Language Club is you must talk in World Language Club.

Welcome to the fourth annual official Spring Valley World Languages Department photo. Over the past few years we’ve paid tribute to Vanity Fair, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and The Big Bang Theory. This year is all about mischief, mayhem, and proper verb conjugation.

Open this link in a new tab and play this song in the background while you read the rest of this post. Go ahead, we’ll wait.

Right. So, with that, allow me to unveil World Language Club.

You must talk in World Language Club

Why would you join World Language Club? Maybe because you realize that your life is ending one minute at a time and every moment that you only speak one language is a moment that you can’t communicate with a huge percentage of the people on earth. Maybe you wonder how much you can know about yourself if you’ve never been in a conversation with someone who speaks a different language. Maybe you’ve been invited to a wedding in Belgium and want to have some idea why there are two ceremonies. Whatever the case, when you’re ready to learn, they’re ready for you.

So get off your Johanneshov armchair in the Strinne green stripe pattern and join the club. Learn a language–it’s more fun than talking to your imaginary friend.

Oh, and if this is your first time at World Language Club…you have to talk.

Marie & Tanguy’s Belgian Wedding

Hold on to your waffles, because this is a very special post for us. First, it’s the wedding of dear friends, Marie and Tanguy (pronounced “Taun-gee”, not “tan-guy”), and second, it’s our first international destination wedding.

Voici la version française de cet article!



Ana & Peter: Charleston Wedding


We’ve talked a lot about the Nazarios (here and here), who are some of the most talented and good-looking people we know.  Saturday, this family added to their awesomeness by joining forces with the Raguseos (#ragupartyof2) through the union of Ana and Peter at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in downtown Charleston. (more…)

Ana’s Bridal Portraits in Charleston

Peter and Ana are married!

A beautiful bride in Charleston's Hampton Park

One of the hardest parts about being a wedding photographer is waiting until the wedding day to share bridal portraits, but the big day has finally arrived, so we can share some of Ana’s bridal portraits from her session down in Charleston.

Bridal Portraits at Hampton Park

We began at Hampton park, where the light and setting were gorgeous and the ducks were fairly cooperative. Hampton Park Bridge Bridal Portraits

The light was gorgeous and so was Ana.

Ana at Hampton Park

Ana being beautiful in front of purple blooms

Next we went down to the Custom House where we were lucky enough to get an up-front parking space (a small miracle in Charleston) to capture the beautiful last rays of sun.

Ana's bridal portrait at the Custom House

Ana at the Custom House

We are Lumos Studio, though, so we’re not going to let a little thing like the sun going down stop us!

Ana at the Custom House at night

If you haven’t had a chance yet, be sure to go back and check out Peter and Ana’s engagement session at White Point Garden, and stay tuned for images from the wedding, coming soon!

Congratulations Ana and Peter!