So much thought and preparation went into this wedding. There were so many details from the décor to Jaziya’s son getting a ring at the ceremony. I loved every minute of it and look forward to shooting at Hidden Acres, with its rustic charm and personality. The flowers came from Pawleys Island’s Greenskeeper Florist. The Djs from Hubbell Entertainment did a great job all night. And the cake from Taste and See Bakery in Carolina Forest was the perfect finishing touch. Jaziya, Chad and little Aven are the coolest and most loving family who I look forward to working with in the future.
Haley is one of my Senior Reps who was part of my 50’s themed shoot this summer. She is a senior at St. James High School this year and if any of her classmates book a session with me, Haley gets gift cards to her favorite store and print credit with Middle Child Photography. We had a blast going out to the country finding fun and unique spots to capture some photos. We may or may not have been yelled at but we had a great time.
A couple weeks prior to Christmas, Crystal will be getting her degree from Old Dominion University. I had a blast on her shoot with her and her grandparents. We hit Myrtle Beach State Park and then a couple locations at the Market Common. After the Holidays, Crystal is planning on being an apprentice of mine for a while. She is majoring in photography so she will be bringing a lot of knowledge and creative ideas with her. Really looking forward to having her as part of the team real soon.
This wedding for Liz and Mike was prefect in so many ways. They didn’t do everything by the book and like every other wedding. Instead, they did things their way and I loved every part of it. Rather than the traditional wedding cake, they had multiple cheesecakes and they were amazing (so I heard) ;) Liz had mom AND dad walk her down the aisle, making it twice as special. This wedding was real laid back and everyone had a blast. Great DJ, great BBQ and the huge beach house was perfect. And my favorite part was that Liz had two Bride’s Maids, her sister and a best friend….. and I shot both of their weddings. :)
Susan, Alex and their families are some of the nicest people I have worked with so I was more than pleased that the rain stopped JUST IN TIME for their ceremony. Everything was beautiful from the flowers to the cake. I had a great time with the wedding party, with a goal of coming up with some super fun formals. Take a look at ALL my favorites. Great vendors: DJ Ryan Robinson with Global Truth, Day of event planning by Stunning and Brilliant Events, Dress from Fancy Frocks
A big thanks goes out to Karen Elliott for shooting this very special wedding for me. She did a great job as you can see. I sent an email to the bride to find out a bit about her story and she wrote back explaining so perfectly that I thought I would just share with you all, her story in her words. Also, props to Greenskeeper florist in Pawleys Island for helping put this together and for the beautiful flowers.
I am from Melbourne Australia. Grant is from Columbia, South Carolina.
We met 5 years ago, at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida. I was staying there having a relaxing weekend with my parents after making the BIG decision to move back to Australia after having lived in Miami Beach for 8 years. We met, Grant came down to see me in Miami and we have been together ever since. We got engaged last year on the beach at Prince George while my parents were visiting and now one year later we decided to have a very spontaneous wedding while my parents and brother were visiting. We wanted it to be simple & fun with no stress – barefoot in the sand! We had originally intended to have a big wedding at my parents beach house in Australia but it was becoming so difficult to plan with the seasons being opposite to the US & the impending arrival of our 2 baby girls in January that this just seemed right. Grant has been coming down to this area since he was a child and this beach is now very special and sentimental to me. I have lived my life travelling and visiting different beaches all over the world and am a sun lover, hence the reason why I moved to Miami Beach, so the setting was just perfect – even though the sun was nowhere to be seen on the actual day.