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Clemson Fall Engagement Session | James + Alyssa

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21 Nov 2016

I woke up to a very cold, rainy Sunday. Although we needed the rain badly, it meant having to reschedule James and Alyssa’s engagement session at Clemson. I made the call and they were quite optimistic it would clear up just in time for their shoot. I, on the other hand was much more skeptical. James and Alyssa graduated from Clemson last year and had since moved to Charlotte and were in town for a game that weekend, so it was especially convenient to do it that day, or risk losing the fall colors. Ultimately we decided to go for it! No risk, no return right?

We started off at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Clemson where James and Alyssa met years prior. And what about the weather? No rain, just beautiful hazy fall sunlight. We spent the next two hours exploring all around the Clemson University campus looking for beautiful light and the perfect colored fall leaves. And we were completely successful! Cheers!

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Winner: 2016 Wedding Photographer of the Year!

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14 Nov 2016

The last few weeks have been really special for me. It’s like all the hard work I’ve been putting into my businesses and personal life have really been paying off. It all culminated at the National Association of Catering and Events Awards ceremony held in Greenville, SC on November 3rd, 2016. You see, months before we were nominated for the photographer of the year award they hand out each year. Along with six other photographers from North and South Carolina, we were nominated for this huge honor.

And… Well… It became a reality just a few nights ago!

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My favorite thing about the whole thing was that I was sitting around a table surrounded by several other very talented photographers, all who were nominated for the same award. Rather than being competitive and talking smack about each other, we all just had a blast enjoying each other’s company and the fact that we were even nominated. It was a blur as I got several huge hugs from everyone at the table when they surprisingly called my name, and I’m pretty sure the same would have happened no matter who got the award in the end. That’s the best thing about the photography community, we are all so supportive of each other and have such a respect for what everyone else does, no matter their style.

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I have to say, it’s an incredible honor to be trusted to capture so many weddings for so many incredible people. Even after 10 years, it’s something I don’t take lightly and, I’m amazed every day I get to wake up and capture those split second moments that say so much about the love people have for each other.

Cheers!

Mary’s Cottage Fall Wedding | Kim + Amir

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05 Nov 2016

I love weddings where two completely different family cultures get together and just completely mesh. Kim grew up in Georgetown, SC, and Amir was born in Iran, and although he lived mostly in the US, you could definitely tell they weren’t from the same background. With Amir’s family coming from all over the world, it was exciting to see them explain their traditions, and us southerners to explain ours.

The wedding was held at Mary’s Falls Cottage overlooking the famous Falls Park that revitalized much of downtown Greenville, SC. We started off with an emotional first look, so we could take care of many of the photos before the sunset. Afterwards we went into their ceremony on the patio overlooking the bridge. A few family photos later and everyone was enjoying cocktail hour as the sunset over the gardens. With plenty of great dancing and speeches, the night finished with a beautiful sparkler laced exit! Check it out:

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Sleep Hallow Barn Clemson Fall Wedding | Charlotte + Hunter

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04 Nov 2016

I love fall weddings. The colors, the cool crisp weather, and the gorgeous sunsets. Charlotte and Hunter had all of these, except the aforementioned weather. I mean, it was a balmy 82° even though it was the last weekend in October! Maybe it was just all the love in the air!

Their wedding was held at a new venue for me, Sleep Hallow Barn, in Clemson, SC. Set in a historic 1800’s converted barn and bed and breakfast, it was a beautiful backdrop to start their new life together. With plenty of hilarious and nerdy moments through the ceremony and reception, I couldn’t think of a more fun way to spend a fall day. Cheers!

 

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Ceremony & Reception: Sleepy Hallow Barn
Photography: J. Jones Photography
Coordination: Jessica Carpenter
DJ: S&D Entertainment
BBQ: Palmetto Smoke
Local Wine: City Scape Winery
Bar: Liquid Catering
Cake & Cupcakes: Buttercream Bakehouse

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