Candice & Chase – 11.26.16 – Brunswick Plantation Wedding

Candice and Chase tied the knot at Brunswick Plantation in Calabash, North Carolina. It was so nice to see all their friends and family celebrate with them before they make their big move to Oregon in June. Candice looked beautiful in her dress from Bridals by Jodi in Charleston. Brunswick Plantation did a great job with the delicious food. Publix created their wedding cake that had the most unique topper this couple could have. Buds and Blooms provided the flowers. Music by Paul kept everyone dancing, and to top it off, Candice and Chase showed off their singing skills with a karaoke duet. Thank you for having me be a part of your special day, I had a blast, and I wish you guys the best on your new journey! – Crystal

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Jessica and Scott – The Homestead at Zion Wedding 11-26-16

Jessica and Scott picked a great place to get married. The Homestead at Zion, in Mullins, SC, was the perfect venue for this country wedding. The room for the girls to get ready was big, and filled with natural light. A photographer’s dream for sure. The church down the road was so quaint and really felt like home. Back  at the reception, the food was great and the music from local DJ, Chris Ellis was terrific. I’m so glad I got to be a part of this special day, that was truly a family affair. I had a great time working with Jessica and Scott, as well as their wonderful friends and family.   Thanks for having me – kip

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Meghan – Class of 2017 Senior Portraits

Meghan, her mom and I walked around Georgetown, SC looking for cool spots for photos. I had so much fun with her that I hired her to work for me. She has been my star employee, selling photo packages to soccer moms, and even helped run photo booth at a recent wedding. Here are some of my favorites. Meghan will graduate from St. James High School and says she wants to be a speech therapist. Best of luck, enjoy the rest of your senior year -Kip

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Melissa and Robert – A night to remember 11-19-16

“We want to have fun.” They said. “We will have lots of kids at our wedding.” They said. Our kind of gig from start to finish. We seriously had such  a fun time celebrating as these two families became one. Everyone was so nice and could not have been more happy from getting ready, to the very end of the reception. Beautiful and touching ceremony at Pawleys Island Community Chapel followed by a fun filled reception at Wachesaw Plantation. Lollipop centerpieces at the kids tables, photo booth, kids dancing all over the place. Flowers by Greenskeeper  Florist in Pawleys Island, and cake by Pawleys Island Bakery….. Loved it. It was our pleasure being there to capture the event on camera. Thanks for having us.  – kip and Crystal

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Surprise 50th Anniversary Party!! We Pulled It Off! Lester and Denise

An absolute miracle happened Friday night. My dad and I pulled off a complete surprise party for my mom for their 50th anniversary. It was apparent that she really didn’t know because as she walked into the room, we all saw her expression as some of her closest friends and family were there to scream “Surprise.” We had friends from Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Old friends, New ones from Myrtle Beach, and we even pulled off the oldest grandson, Curtis, coming from his first semester at Princeton. We had toasts, games, and some dancing. Great food from Inlet Affairs. Cake from Pawleys Island Bakery and Jessie Taylor was our DJ.  IT was a great night and we had some of my mom’s favorite people from the wedding industry come out to celebrate as well. Thanks to everyone that came. Each and every one of you was invited for a reason. You mean a lot to my parents and they were thrilled to have seen you there. Thanks Crystal for capturing the night perfectly. My parents will look at these photos for the next 50 years.  -Kip50th-anniversary_0001 50th-anniversary_0002 50th-anniversary_0003 50th-anniversary_0004 50th-anniversary_0005 50th-anniversary_0007 50th-anniversary_0008 50th-anniversary_0009 50th-anniversary_0006 50th-anniversary_0010 50th-anniversary_0011 50th-anniversary_0012 50th-anniversary_0013 50th-anniversary_0014 50th-anniversary_0015 50th-anniversary_0016 50th-anniversary_0017 50th-anniversary_0018 50th-anniversary_0019 50th-anniversary_0020 50th-anniversary_0021 50th-anniversary_0022 50th-anniversary_0023 50th-anniversary_0024 50th-anniversary_0025 50th-anniversary_0026 50th-anniversary_0027 50th-anniversary_0028 50th-anniversary_0029 50th-anniversary_0030 50th-anniversary_0031

To my Mom and Dad – Happy 50th Anniversary

My parents are celebrating 50 years of marriage this weekend so I wanted to make a blog post with the fun photos I convinced them to take recently.  I could be mushy and talk about how much they mean to me, how they have worked hard their entire lives, leading by example by living a clean, honest life. I could write about how they love taking the 4 grandkids to Disney, or how much they love having the entire family over for Christmas.  I won’t. I will just leave these photos here and hope all their friends and family will wish them a Happy Anniversary. 50 years is a long time and I say my mom deserves a trophy or something.  I mean, have you met my dad?????

Anyone that has met these two will see their personalities in the photos below.  We had a blast.

To the best parents that a perfect son could ask for…. Happy Anniversary. (your gift is in the mail) – Kip

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Kelley and Kris – Freewoods Farm Wedding – Love won on 11-5-16

What a fun and special wedding I got to be a part of over the weekend. I met the brides by chance at a 5k mud run last year and our families became instant friends.  The wedding party got ready at a hotel by the Surfside Pier where Kris had help from some lifetime friends while Kelley got ready with a friend, her sister, brother and two amazing children. The touching ceremony was held outside at Freewoods Farm, starting with Jordan, Kelley’s brother, playing the keyboard. Shea, Kelley’s son walked her down the aisle where she met with Kris and they exchanged such personal and meaningful vows. Before Kris could read her vows, she gave personalized gifts to Kelley’s children and brother….. Making it clear to all that she was marrying the entire family.  The reception was awesome. Their close friends, Kim and Jess, ran the kitchen crew with food from Inlet Affairs. Music by DJ Jake was perfect. Everyone danced til the lights had to come on. The entire event was special, and it proved the point that we decide who our families are. Family is who we choose to love and let love us.  Thanks for letting us be there to celebrate with you all.  – Kip and Crystal. freewods-farm_0005 freewods-farm_0004 freewods-farm_0010 freewods-farm_0003 freewods-farm_0002 freewods-farm_0001 freewods-farm_0009 freewods-farm_0006 freewods-farm_0008 freewods-farm_0007 freewods-farm_0012 freewods-farm_0011 freewods-farm_0016 freewods-farm_0017 freewods-farm_0018 freewods-farm_0019 freewods-farm_0020 freewods-farm_0021 freewods-farm_0022 freewods-farm_0023 freewods-farm_0024 freewods-farm_0025 freewods-farm_0013 freewods-farm_0014 freewods-farm_0015 freewods-farm_0026 freewods-farm_0027 freewods-farm_0029 freewods-farm_0028 freewods-farm_0030 freewods-farm_0031 freewods-farm_0033 freewods-farm_0034 freewods-farm_0035 freewods-farm_0032 freewods-farm_0036 freewods-farm_0037 freewods-farm_0038 freewods-farm_0041 freewods-farm_0043 freewods-farm_0042 freewods-farm_0040 freewods-farm_0039 freewods-farm_0044 freewods-farm_0045 freewods-farm_0046 freewods-farm_0047 freewods-farm_0048 freewods-farm_0049 freewods-farm_0050 freewods-farm_0051 freewods-farm_0052 freewods-farm_0053 freewods-farm_0054 freewods-farm_0056 freewods-farm_0057 freewods-farm_0058 freewods-farm_0059 freewods-farm_0055 freewods-farm_0060 freewods-farm_0064 freewods-farm_0063 freewods-farm_0061 freewods-farm_0062