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Beautiful December Wedding at Zen | Emily + Wesley

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21 Dec 2015

I always enjoy December weddings. As the holidays get closer it seems like everything just lights up and everyone can’t help but have a smile on their face. The lights, colors, and sounds of Christmas just blend so well with the spirit of weddings. After all, they are both huge celebrations.

I met up with Emily and Welsey at the Westin Poinsett downtown to capture Emily getting ready for the day, and photos with the bridal party before the ceremony. Afterwards everyone took a trolley to Aldersgate United Methodist Church just down the rode, just a few short miles from downtown. After a beautiful ceremony, everyone headed to the very gorgeously decorated Zen on the West End for the party to start. And what a party it was, with the dance floor packed the entire night as Emily and Wesley were surrounded by all their closest friends and family. A sparkler send off lead to a Santa driven vintage pickup truck sendoff. Check it out!

 

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Thanks again for having us!!

Getting Ready: Westin Poinsett
Ceremony: Aldersgate United Methodist Church
Reception: Zen
Coordination: B&R Events
Photography: J. Jones Photography
Flowers: Gregg Foster
DJ: Jumping Jukebox
Cake: Holly’s Cake
Transport: Main Street Trolley
Catering: Good Life
Makeup: Cotton Rouge

Foggy City Scape Winery Engagement Session | Danielle + Taylor

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20 Dec 2015

This engagement shoot is a special one for me. No not just because the foggy weather was particularly interesting (which it definitely was!). It’s because it’s the first shoot that really joins up my two passions in life: Photography & Wine.

Just over a month ago Debra and I had the tremendous opportunity to buy Greenville County’s only winery and vineyard: City Scape Winery, making us the youngest winery owners in the state, and likely the southeast. I’ll have to save the back story for another post (trust me it’s a crazy story!), but it was incredible to take the leap and pursue both my passions full time.

Danielle and Taylor could not have been more of a perfect couple to be my winery engagement session guinea pigs. With no real samples to show them (except the bridal session I shot there a couple years ago), they definitely had to trust me on what to expect. With their awesome, adventurous personalities, and friendly attitude with our five goats (who photobombed a few of their shots!), it was definitely a really fun shoot. Enjoy!

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Thanks again for having me guys!! Can’t wait for the wedding!!

Upcountry History Museum Wedding | Bella + Matt

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19 Dec 2015

After 10 years of photographing weddings, there just aren’t a whole lot of wedding venues left around Greenville that I haven’t had the chance to shoot at yet. Naturally, when I met with Bella and she told me her wedding was going to be at the Upcountry History Museum right here in downtown Greenville I was pretty excited. Turns out it was for a good reason. It’s definitely a hidden treasure!

I met up with Bella at the Hampton Inn to do her getting ready photos, then headed over to one of my favorite churches in Greenville; St. Anthony’s. While it isn’t the most elaborate church in the world, it’s got such a great culture, and Father Pat is always full of insightful comments. A sword arch exit lead us to the Upcountry History Museum where everyone ate, danced, and partied the night away.

 

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Thanks again guys!!

Getting Ready: Hampton Inn Riverplace
Ceremony: St. Anthony’s Catholic Church
Recpetion: Upcountry History Museum
Wedding Coordinator: Kimberly Adams
Catering: Reeves
Photography: J. Jones Photography
DJ: G-Vegas
Makeup: Jordan Kelley
Flowers: Cheyenne Stovall

December Downtown Engagement Session | Jazmin + Derrick

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18 Dec 2015

“It feels like Florida weather out here!” Jazmin said to me on our engagement session last week. Being, from Florida she definitely knew how it was supposed to feel in December, it was just a bit surprising to have a 70° day in the Carolina’s.

As we walked around taking photos I learned that Jazmin and Derrick had been together almost 8 years. They had been high school sweethearts, gone through the college days, and had finally decided it was time to tie the knot. With their awesome outlook on life and sarcastic charm, we definitely had a blast running all over downtown!

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Can’t wait for the wedding guys!!

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