Posts Tagged ‘South Carolina’
Hugo and Alison were married on Father’s Day at Founders Hall at Charles Towne Landing which is an absolutely gorgeous venue in Charleston, SC. They planned an outdoor ceremony, so, predictably, it rained buckets roughly 45 minutes before the service, then the sun came out and dried everything up just in time for them to get started.
Wendy, as usual, started her day off with the girls…
…while I went over to Alison’s house where the guys were getting ready.
Hugo gave his groomsmen one of the coolest gifts I’ve ever seen: real books that had been hollowed out to contain a flask and a cup.
Wendy took this next photo so that Alison could see what the back of her hair looked like and whether there was enough baby’s breath in it. And you thought wedding photographers were just good for taking pictures!
I love this picture below on the right that Wendy got of Alison shortly after the rain ended. I think she captured the thankfulness that Alison was no doubt feeling beautifully.
So the guys packed up and headed to Founders Hall, which, have I mentioned, is gorgeous? Here’s the room where the girls were getting ready:
And here are the ladies, all ready to go.
Today we’re taking a sneak peek at Carolyn and Dustin’s wedding. Carolyn (like my gorgeous wife, Wendy) is one of three sisters, all of whom are lovely and all of whom I’ve known for several years now. I don’t know what is is about sets of three sisters (we photographed another set recently), but it seems like they’re consistently beautiful. There’s probably some genetic explanation for it, but I prefer to believe it has to do with fairy godparents.
In keeping with fairy-tale decorum, Carolyn found a prince and got married so that suitors are free to pursue her younger sisters. (That’s how it works, right?) Of course, to marry the princess, a suitable suitor must arise. This isn’t the dark ages, though; we’re not talking about a guy on a white horse looking to score a maiden who has huge tracts of land. No, Carolyn needed to find a man who could match the passion and conviction of her beliefs, and she found just such a suitor in Dustin.
Dustin had to come from the far-off land of Colorado to find Carolyn, but I’m sure he’d agree the journey was well worth it.
Now, every princess needs her attendants, and Carolyn is no different in this respect. Here is her sister preparing for the ball…er, wedding.
But princes get to have their comrades-in-arms, too.
A gift from the prince never hurts.
…especially when it’s shiny.
With the weather turning gloriously spring-like here in Columbia (then turning frigidly cold, then monsoon-esque, then summer-ish, then back to spring) it’s a great time for bridal portraits! Unfortunately, no matter how much I’d like to show you some of the gorgeous brides we’ve photographed recently, I dare not face their (or their mothers’) ire by letting you see their photos before their wedding day. (‘Ire’, in case you’re not familiar with the word, means ‘bludgeoning’.)
Fortunately, though, we have some lovely bridals we can share with you from Lydia’s session last spring at Columbia’s 701 Whaley.
Lydia really knows how to rock a serious pose, as you can see. Click here to read more.
It’s a lot of fun when our photographic and non-photographic interests come together in a single shoot. That’s why I keep writing to Krispy Kreme offering my services. And while they have yet to return my calls, we did have the opportunity to photograph Anna’s senior portraits in December. See, Anna is a dancer as is my lovely wife Wendy. She studied classical ballet for many years and, if you’ve met her, you’ve probably noticed her grace and poise while wondering how she wound up with a guy who clearly likes Krispy Kreme doughnuts as much as I do.
Anna, though, has the grace of a dancer and, like Wendy, pairs it with beauty and a sweet spirit. We think it comes through in her photos which we took at Columbia’s 701 Whaley.
It’s fun telling someone “Jump!” over and over again while clicking a shutter button.
Ooh, I’m having to rush to get my blog post in for the week!
Since I’m short on time, I’m also going to be short on words so I can get to the Professional Photographers of South Carolina convention on time! But let’s face it, what do I have to say that can compare with seeing two people wonderfully in love?
Here are Ken and Megan, two such people:
We love these guys and had a ton of fun at their wedding, but for now you’ll have to settle with this engagement-y taste. More to come next week!
My friend Brandi teaches elementary school. When she announced to her class a few years ago that she was getting married one of her students piped up excitedly: “You’re gonna’ have a baby!”
As it happens, Brandi did have a baby a few years later, but we’ll get to that little guy in a later post. See, Wendy and I photographed Danny and Becky’s wedding a few years ago, and this past summer, they added a little one to their family. Meet Amelia.
Precious, huh? Here’s another.
Remember guys, baby-curls will get your biceps ripped.
Of course, when adding a baby to your family’s number, there’s always the possibility that other family members will be apprehensive. That was the case with Emmy.
Fortunately, whatever doubts Emmy had she got over quickly, and now she and Amelia are great buds, even if Amelia does pull her ears from time to time.
Since we took these photos, Amelia has only gotten cuter, which is impressive given how cute she was to begin with.
I hope everyone is having a better week now that Wikipedia is back up. Remember to fight internet censorship, lest little ones like Amelia grow up in a world where they don’t even know the meaning of “Rickrolled.”