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White Point Gardens Engagement – Ana+Peter

A couple of weeks ago Wendy and I headed down to Charleston to photograph an engagement session at White point Gardens with Ana and Peter.

Peter and Ana in front of the sunset in Charleston

If Ana looks familiar, it’s probably because you remember the portraits we made of her family a couple of years ago.

Portrait of mom and three daughters(Any excuse to show off this beautiful family again.)

Well, now the family is growing with the addition of Peter…and his family is growing with the addition of Ana…so everybody wins.

Peter and Ana in White Point Gardens

It was a gorgeous day in Charleston for photos but it was also a little chilly (at least for South Carolina), so we kind of had Peter and Ana snuggle up a good bit. They were such good sports about it–Peter didn’t seem to mind wrapping his arms around Ana one bit.

Peter hugging Ana during their engagement session in Charleston, SC

Peter looking suave with Ana

We stopped for a couple of photos at the gazebo, of course.

Ana and Peter in the gazebo at White Point Gardens

But some of my favorite photos of the day were actually in front of the water as the sun was setting. The up side was gorgeous light and a lovely background. The down side was extra wind and the threat of attacking sea birds. (No sea birds harmed anyone or were harmed in the making of these engagement photos.) Ana and Peter by the water across from White Point Garden

Ana and Peter in front of the water across from White Point Gardens

Ana and Peter in front of the water in Charleston

Finally, the sun set, giving the sky a gorgeous purple tint while the horizon glowed orange. Even as a USC graduate I can appreciate that.

Ana and Peter in front of a beautiful Charleston sunset

Eventually, there wasn’t any light left and, frankly, by that point, all of our noses were really, really cold, so we decided to call it a night. Fortunately, with Ana’s bridals and their wedding in June there is a lot more to come. We’re looking forward to it, guys!

If you’d like to tell Peter and Ana how adorable they are together, you can leave them a comment in the Facebook box below. See you next time!

White Point Gardens Engagement – Ana+Peter

A couple of weeks ago Wendy and I headed down to Charleston to photograph an engagement session at White point Gardens with Ana and Peter.

Peter and Ana in front of the sunset in Charleston

If Ana looks familiar, it’s probably because you remember the portraits we made of her family a couple of years ago.

Portrait of mom and three daughters(Any excuse to show off this beautiful family again.)

Well, now the family is growing with the addition of Peter…and his family is growing with the addition of Ana…so everybody wins.

Peter and Ana in White Point Gardens

It was a gorgeous day in Charleston for photos but it was also a little chilly (at least for South Carolina), so we kind of had Peter and Ana snuggle up a good bit. They were such good sports about it–Peter didn’t seem to mind wrapping his arms around Ana one bit.

Peter hugging Ana during their engagement session in Charleston, SC

Peter looking suave with Ana

We stopped for a couple of photos at the gazebo, of course.

Ana and Peter in the gazebo at White Point Gardens

But some of my favorite photos of the day were actually in front of the water as the sun was setting. The up side was gorgeous light and a lovely background. The down side was extra wind and the threat of attacking sea birds. (No sea birds harmed anyone or were harmed in the making of these engagement photos.) Ana and Peter by the water across from White Point Garden

Ana and Peter in front of the water across from White Point Gardens

Ana and Peter in front of the water in Charleston

Finally, the sun set, giving the sky a gorgeous purple tint while the horizon glowed orange. Even as a USC graduate I can appreciate that.

Ana and Peter in front of a beautiful Charleston sunset

Eventually, there wasn’t any light left and, frankly, by that point, all of our noses were really, really cold, so we decided to call it a night. Fortunately, with Ana’s bridals and their wedding in June there is a lot more to come. We’re looking forward to it, guys!

If you’d like to tell Peter and Ana how adorable they are together, you can leave them a comment in the Facebook box below. See you next time!

Folly Beach Wedding – Cris and Rosey

Cris and Rosey had their wedding on Folly Beach on the second weekend of October. Given that this is South Carolina, the weather was gorgeous and I still managed to get a sunburn. It was totally worth it, though!

You probably remember Rosey from her gorgeous bridal portraits. Well, now it’s time to take a look at her wedding to Cris.
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Rosey, being a perfectly sane person, slept in on her wedding day, then lounged around in her pajamas while drinking mimosas and…wait, no. No. That’s not what she did at all. First, she got up at dawn and went for a jog…

Nuh-uh…then she went out on the beach and did some yoga. You know, like ya’ do.

Um, no

Rosemary’s sisters joined her in her beach yoga which I think shows a tremendous, tremendous amount of love.

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But hey, at least you can always count on the guys to laze around the morning of the wedding, I mean, if they’re even awake. Cris is probably just stumbling out of bed–maybe going to play some video games before he…

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Nope. He’s surfing. I didn’t even know you could surf at Folly Beach, but apparently where’s there’s a will, there’s a wave.

Laughing babyThanks, kid, I’ll be here all week.

Eventually, though, it was time to pack in the board and go get married.

Groom walking in the surf on Folly Beach

Surely at this point Rosey has settled down for some coffee or maybe…

A bride doing yoga on Folly Beach before her wedding

…she’s pointing her toe at the sky as though mocking physiology itself.

A cute baby laughs with her grandmother

I’m just cutting back to adorable baby at this point in order to show a photograph of someone I feel convinced I could take in a foot race.

Seriously, though, Rosey, it’s time to get dressed. There’s a wedding to have! You’ve got to…

A bride  does yoga before getting into her dress…do some planks before getting into your gown.

Fine, I’m just going to go take photos of the rings.

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Well, eventually, everybody did decide to come in off the beach and get this wedding started.

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I love this face from Cris.  Some folks look nervous during the ceremony. Not these two. (I don’t know, maybe it’s the yoga.)

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After the ceremony, it was just a great time of hanging out with friends and family.

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…and a little dancing on the beach.

Bride and groom kiss on Folly Beach in South Carolina

Cris and Rosey, as much as your incredibly healthy lifestyles are an inspiration, your love is even moreso. Wendy and I have loved spending time with you guys and wish you all the best in this new adventure.

If you’re not Cris or Rosey, you can tell them how beautiful they are in the comment box below, or you can check out some other weddings from people who aren’t quite so bendy.

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. Click here to read 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 Click here to read more.

Sherrod and Jeremy’s Wedding: Rain, the TARDIS, and Velociraptors

You’re essentially bound to think that the title of this post is misleading (though the presence of the TARDIS could explain why velociraptors showed up), but I assure you everything I have promised will make an appearance. Frankly, with stuff that cool, it’s kind of odd that I’m starting the post with a picture of a chalk board, but it says “welcome”, so at least it’s a good start thematically.

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Sherrod and Jeremy got married Saturday at The River Road & Jasmine Houses and Gardens in Columbia near Lake Murray. This wedding was wonderfully whimsical and filled with joyful, fun people. Let’s start with the flowers. Roses? No. Daisies? No. How about maps?

Bouquet made of maps

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No, this is not the velociraptor I promised, but it’s a darn fine impression.

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Ah, now we’re really getting somewhere! No doubt all the Doctor Who fans will recognize this police call/ring box. (Frankly, when I opened it, I was a bit surprised it wasn’t bigger on the inside. Still, it fit the rings and that’s what’s important.)

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The whole day we labored under the threat of rain, but it was still holding out as the girls and guys started getting ready.

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The Groom

3 vert bridesmaids(Did I mention that everybody was a lot of fun?)

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The guys

Just as the ceremony was about to begin, a sprinkling of rain began to fall, but it did nothing to dampen anyone’s mood. Besides, isn’t rain on your wedding day supposed to be good luck?

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The bride and her father

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Sherrod and Jeremy wrote their own vows, which were lovely and touching.

The bride crying

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By the end of the ceremony, everyone was slightly soggy, but ready to party!

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The lovely and delicious cake was provided by The Cake Professor. But…what’s that on top of the cake?

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Yes, it’s a velociraptor bride and groom. In fact, the bride is even wearing a tiny engagement ring, which is absolutely lovely, but sometimes gets in the way when she’s tearing into her prey. How great is her veil, though?!

Velociraptor Wedding Cake Toppers

Rawr!

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So there were some toasts…

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…some dancing…

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..and finally just some time to hang out and look gorgeous.

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Jasmine House Wedding in Columbia“There’s a lot of things you need to get across this universe. Warp drive… wormhole refractors… You know the thing you need most of all? You need a hand to hold.” -The Doctor

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Departure

Congratulations, Sherrod and Jeremy! We had a blast with you, your family, and friends! We hope you’re having a great honeymoon and wish you a journey full of adventure and, most of all, love.