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Logos Theater Taylors SC Wedding | Jennifer + Justin

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21 Feb 2017

You have to love the humble, creative, and courageous personality of Jennifer.

I received a message from her early last year describing how much she loved our work, and someday she hoped to be able to use us to capture her wedding. She just had a couple problems. 1) She wasn’t engaged yet, and 2) She was working for a non-profit ministry and probably wouldn’t be able to afford our services. She offered to help in any way possible, even if to just run alongside us with a water bottle. Well, long story short, she helped assist at many of our weddings last year, finally got engaged, and was able to work up enough credit with us that we could capture her wedding! You gotta love it!

Jennifer and Justin held their wedding at the Academy of the Arts Logos Theater in Taylors, SC, where they had served for years putting on plays, doing graphic design, and leading teams abroad. Seeing as theaters are not typically wedding venues, I was curious to see how everything would look. I was so impressed. She had the team put together a beautiful set with dozens of edition bulbs hanging over a beautifully lit backdrop. The lighting was impeccable. The ceremony started with a video of Jennifer and Justin talking about their story and how God works in mysterious ways sometimes. Jennifer and Justin had worked together plenty of times over the years, but there was no connection. Now they were going to be making the biggest commitment you can make. Check it out:

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Thanks again guys! It was such a pleasure!!

Year in Review 2016: Top 68 Images of the Year

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02 Jan 2017

By all accounts 2016 was an incredible year. We photographed more weddings than ever before, were name 2016 Wedding Photographer of the Year by NACE, and got to travel to some incredible places in between. From several mountaintop cliffs weddings, to a wedding overlooking the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, from rainy day weddings that turned out great, to an enchanting night garden wedding, and even a wedding with a light saber send-off! It was also a huge year for me personally (if you haven’t read the full story you can check it out here). Leaving my full time job to pursue photography more fully turned out to be a great decision and I can’t imagine going back.

I am incredibly grateful for all the trusting couples that allowed me to take the next steps this year: both artistically and personally. It was truly a landmark year, and I cannot wait for what 2017 has to bring! Until then, here’s a quick look back at a very incredible 2016. Cheers!!

Carina + Mark © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Camden + Carter © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Jessica + Ryan © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Mia + Alex © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Mary + Ken © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Jessica + Ryan © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Anh + Brad © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Jessica + Ryan © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Natasha + Travis © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Kayla + Justin © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Katie + Kyle © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Caitlin + Caleb © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Ebony + Avery © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Fleming + Chris © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Carina + Mark © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Carl + Diana © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Fleming + Chris © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Carl + Diana © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Stephanie + Hunter © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Camden + Carter © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Chloe + Julious © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Katherine + Robert © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Reagan + Trey © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Danielle + Taylor © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Anh + Brad © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Chloe + Julious © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Katie + Kyle © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Jazmin + Derrick © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Jazmin + Derrick © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Donna + Klaus © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Stephanie + Brandon © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Meghan + Jack © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Ellen + Austin © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Meghan + Jack © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Lauren + Curtis © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Anh + Brad © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Kayla + Justin © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Katherine + Robert © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Carl + Diana © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Kayla + Justin © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Fleming + Chris © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Laura + Shawn  © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Tiffany + Aubrie © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Stephanie + Brandon © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Alison + Ben © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Emily + Ryan © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Jessica + Ryan © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Mary + Ken © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Katie + Kyle © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Amber + Cory  © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Katie + Kyle © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Chloe © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Alison + Ben © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Reagan + Trey © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Katie + Kyle © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Ebony + Avery © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Tiffany + Aubrie © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Shannon + Blake © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Bridget + Nick © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Alison + Ben © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Amy + Barry © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Stephanie + Brandon © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Alison + Ben © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Katherine + Robert © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Stephanie + Brandon © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Shannon + Blake © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Jazmin + Derrick © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com Jessica + Ryan © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com

Cheers to 2017!!

Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens Wedding | Stephanie + Brandon

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15 Dec 2016

I couldn’t be more thrilled to show up for Stephanie and Brandon’s wedding that cold December Sunday. Even after shooting Amy and Barry’s incredible wedding the night before and waking up very early in a warm comfy bed when it was cold and rainy outside, I was still excited. Stephanie and I had been talking for months all about the photos, what she wanted them to look and feel like, and this was my time to make it all happen. Seeing as it was 45°F out and raining, I was excited for the challenge.

The backdrop for it was a place I had been dying to shoot at for years, Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens just outside of Charlotte, NC. With dozens of acres of botanical gardens, and plenty of beautiful indoor spaces as well, I knew I’d have a field day with the opportunities.

I showed up at 10:30am that cold December morning to scout the possibilities at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens before Stephanie came bouncing in the door, umbrella in hand, filled with excitement. Where some brides may have been upset that the weather didn’t hold out, she looked past everything to realize her ultimate goal was minutes away; getting married to Brandon. I spent the next 40 minutes documenting everything as she anxiously got ready for the ceremony, just in time to walk down the isle towards Brandon. Her dramatic dress seemed to float as she walked down the polished floor in the center of the main hall. Shortly later, they were married and we adventurously headed out into the gardens in the rain to make some photographs of Stephanie with her hilarious bridesmaids and new husband, Brandon. Shortly after we headed inside for their cocktail hour, and early afternoon brunch (my favorite meal!). As everyone enjoyed some mimosas with their shrimp and grits, the dance floor opened up into a mix of acoustic guitar and top hits music. Then the magic really happened.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens is famous for its holiday lights; something I knew we were going to have to take advantage of. Sure enough, as the sun started to set early, the gardens illuminated in blue and green lights making for some absolutely incredible backdrops during our short hiatus from their reception. We headed back inside as everyone danced afterwards until it was time for their bubble reception into the awaiting Hummer Limo.

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Thank you Stephanie and Brandon for having me! I had a blast!! Thank you also to the lovely vendors who made this day incredible:

Venue: Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens
Coordinator: Dottie Maloy
Officiant: Patrick Maloy
Ceremony Music: Violin by Christine
Live Music: Randy McQuay
Photography: Josh Jones
Video: Alyssa Moss
Flowers: Mimi Eden Florals
Cake: Expressions by Lisa

Late Fall Old Cigar Warehouse Greenville Wedding | Amy + Barry

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13 Dec 2016

I love that first cold weather wedding every year. You know the ones where it is finally ok to use flannel accents and subtle Christmas decor. With it being a bit chilly outside that day, it just makes everything feel so cozy inside.

Amy and Barry nailed the feeling just perfect, holding their wedding at the Old Cigar Warehouse in downtown Greenville. Dozens of candles, soft lighting, and plenty of warm yet rustic details filled the space. Of course their love for each other just made everything feel even more inviting.

We started off at the Westin Poinsett where Amy got ready for the day. Shortly after we headed to falls park for their first look and photos with their well chosen bridal party afterwards. We hit the fall leaves just perfect as they illuminated the background. Afterwards we headed over to the Old Cigar Warehouse for their ceremony. With all the photos already out of the way, all that was left was to eat, drink, and celebrate! Cheers!

 

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Thanks again guys!!

Getting Ready: Westin Poinsett
Ceremony & Reception: Old Cigar Warehouse
Catering: Holmes Catering
DJ: Erica Burg
Flowers: Renee Boroughs
Cake: Holly’s Cake
Photographer: Josh Jones
Planning: Christine Faust

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