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I love photographing portraits and how you can create a “mood” with one person, their attire, personality and backdrop. It’s easy to attain a vintage feel with the old architecture of Charleston and a friend with classic beauty & amazing ability to take perfect direction!

I look back and so many times I realized just how blessed I have been to be able to travel to places and see things I never dreamed of. It blows my mind to have had opportunities to work in cities and countries I may have never visited otherwise!

Ashley and Conrad were so sweet and their wedding was like nothing I’d ever seen….The Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza had the COOLEST art deco style! It was like something out of a movie….The Naked Karate Girls band was insane. I have never seen or heard anything like them!

Mat and I had the best time!! Thank you Ashley and Conrad for having us – sorry it took a billion years to post! 🙂

 

Awesome Vendors!!

Cermeony: St. Xavier Church, Cincinnatti, OH, www.stxchurch.org

Reception: The Hilton Netherlands Hotel, www.hilton.com/cincinnatti

Event Coordtinator: Cincy Event Planning. www.cincyeventplanning.com

Flowers: Blossoms, www.blossomsflorist.biz

Cake: Maribelle Cakery, www.maribellecakery.com

Ashley’s Gown: two Lazaro dresses combined

Hair: Alicia Wagner at Salon Lofts. www.salonlofts.com/in/cincinnatti

Makeup: Nancy at Brideface, www.brideface.com

Video: Weimer House Productions, www.weimerhouseproductions.com

Band: Naked Karate Girls, http://www.nakedkarategirls.com

This time last year I was gearing up for my last wedding before taking a break!

I have known Mary-Kate for a while. Years ago she researched photographers for some of her best friends – Emily and Ben. That wedding would introduce me to  more NEW friends! I got to know Mary-Kate and also Kaiti, who’s wedding I photographed in Pennsylvania. So funny how life connects you to people from all over. 🙂

SO…..Mary-Kate has exquisite taste. I knew this would be over the top GORGEOUS. It was a perfect December/Christmas celebration! I am excited to share this during the Christmas season! I am sure this will inspire and get you in the holiday mood!

Happy Anniversary you guys. BIG love to you both!!!!

AMAZING VENDORS!

Videographer: Shaking Hands Productions, http://www.shakinghandspro.com
Coordinator:Krista Jenusaitis, kjenusaitis@gmail.com
Reception Band: DC Synergy, http://www.entertainmentexchange.com/bands/dc-synergy/
Cocktail hour band: The Irish Inn mates, https://www.facebook.com/IrishInnMates/
Getaway Car: Regal Limousine
Caterer & Cake: Willard InterContinental Hotel, http://washington.intercontinental.com
Florist: Toulies en Fleur
Wedding gown: Love Couture, http://www.lovecouturebridal.com
Designer Enaura Bridal, http://www.enaurabridal.com
Each bridesmaid got their own black dress
Groom wore Hugo Boss // Groomsmen wore Vera Wang for Men’s Wearhouse
Hair: Fabienne McLaughlin, fabemclaughlin@gmail.com
Makeup: Jeff Enrique, https://www.facebook.com/jeff.enriquez1
Officiant: Father Kevin Nadolski, http://www.oblates.org/the_oblates/contact_us.php
Invitations:Bella Figura, https://www.bellafigura.com
Calligraphy: Michele Hatty Fritz, Meant to Be Calligraphy,  http://meanttobecalligraphy.com

I have a special connection to Ashley and her family because I had the honor of doing hers and her 2 sister’s weddings! Losing both of my parents has made me especially appreciate being a “part” of other people’s families in a small way. God has really blessed me in all the people I’ve gotten to know.

Ashley and I had a great time doing these, and we pretty much had the whole place to ourselves that day! What a beautiful girl, amazing setting. 🙂

I think it was a year ago that I said I would catch up on sharing images! Okay so here goes!

Ashley’s bridal photos…In Charleston you really can’t beat a plantation for portraits of any kind. Middleton Place is really beautiful! The colors, textures, moss blowing in the breeze! I remember saying,”ASHLEY seriously I can’t take it.” haha.

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Today I’m dreaming of fall! Last year Mat and I traveled to Asheville for super cool couple, Jenna & Jakub, to photograph their wedding at Lioncrest at Biltmore. What an amazing place for a wedding!
Also, a shout out to Liz Whalen Tallent at the Asheville Event Co. for being so fun and awesome to work with! 🙂

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The amazing vendors!:
Location: Lioncrest at Biltmore Estate
Planning and Design: Liz Whalen Tallent  Asheville Event Company
DJ: Split Second Sound
Cake & Caterer: Biltmore Catering Company
Flowers: Blossoms At Biltmore Park
Hair & Makeup: L’eau de Vie Salon
Jenna’s Gown: From The White Magnolia, Designer Jim Hjelm
Officiant: Jeanne Sommer

Oh man! I have been meaning to blog this wedding for a long time! It’s no secret how much I love the Legare Waring House. This wedding will look like a calm serene day but then all of a sudden a full-blown dance party happens – Complete with the worm AND a split! If this doesn’t make you want to bust out and dance I don’t know what will.  🙂

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The amazing vendors!:
Location: Legare Waring House
Planning and Design: Southern Protocol
Band: Atlanta Party Band
Cake & Caterer: Hamby Catering
Flowers: Violet Floral Design
Hair & Makeup: ASH & CO
Officiant: Kevin Kuehmeier

I met Kaiti at a wedding I photographed in D.C. a few years back and was so happy she asked me to come document her day! I was really pumped to be in a city with what I thought would be cooler weather than Charleston but ….well, I think I brought the south with me because I literally almost passed out in the heat! HA! Even so, I loved this day. The architecture of Holy Cross Catholic Church was amazing and what a party at the North Hills Country Club! Kaiti and Matt are both so fun and wear their emotions on their sleeve. I loved that. I laughed and cried with them – I hope you enjoy feeling like you were there with me in these photos! 🙂

 

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Ashley at Boutique Planning & Sara York Grimshaw designs did an amazing job making this wedding so perfect for Kate and Raheel! I hope y’all enjoy looking at these, and if you love this location, I have a few more to come! 🙂 Stay tuned.

The amazing vendors!:
Location: Lowndes Grove Plantation
Planning and Design: Boutique Planning
Ceremony Music: Charleston Virtuosi
Band: Shimmer Band
Cake & Caterer: Fish
Flowers: Sara York Grimshaw
Hair & Makeup: Ash & Co
Gown: Bridals By Lori
Transportation: Absolutely Charleston
Officiant: Dr. Terry L. Wilson

  • Bethany Cox - so beautiful!

Hollywood SC? Yes, there is such a place! This is where Old Wide Awake Plantation is located – about 30 minutes from Charleston. It is peaceful, serene and beautiful!  When my sweet friend Sarah told me she was getting married there I couldn’t wait…. I love this place and I loved this day.

Vendors!

Location: Old Wide Awake Plantation
Ceremony Music: Classical Charleston
DJ: Jay Maxwell’s Music By Request
Cake: Cakes by Kasarda
Flowers: OK florist
Hair & Makeup: Ash & Co
Gown: Gown Boutique of Charleston
Officiant: Dr. Terry L. Wilson

There are no words……The Thomas Bennett House is amazing and Pam is GORGEOUS!

Her delicate gown was from White on Daniel Island, made by Jenny Packham and Pam’s hair and makeup were done by Lashes & Lace. So pretty! I am a sucker for anything resembling vintage style and that was written all over this…..

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  • Barbara Chue - Beautiful ceremony. More beautiful

  • Barbara Chue - As I was saying… More beautiful bride.

Kathryn and Andrew’s wedding at the Legare Waring House was amazing. It might be 2016 when I finally catch up and share all of these cool details but it will happen! For now, I am just excited to see a small part of this beautiful day in print, and a few more details online here: http://charlestonweddingsmag.com/feature/big_doings
Thank you so much Charleston Weddings Magazine for featuring this gorgeous day and couple!

Wow y’all. This wedding was beyond GORGEOUS from start to finish. Beautiful bride and groom, perfect weather, incredible details. I could go on and on but I think I’ll just share images and you can see for yourself!!!

The amazing vendors!

Location: Boone Hall Plantation
Ceremony Music: Blue Plantation Band
Reception Band:The Adrian Duke Project
Pies: WEW Pies by Whitney Williams
Ginny’s Headpiece: Treats for Tresses
Coordination, Decor and Flowers: Ooh Events
Makeup: Pamela Lesch
Hair: Charlotte Belk
Gown: Amy Kuschel, Gown Boutique Of Charleston
Officiant: Kemp Baldwin
Videography: Life In Rewind