Song Hill Reserve Wedding Reception | Thomas & Marirose

04 Sep 2013

Thomas and Marirose had one of those wedding receptions that people would love to have, but not many people end up with. You know, the small, laid-back type where only the people they REALLY care about are there. No drama or overgrown guest lists involved, just loving family and friends having fun playing bocce, dancing, taking hilarious photos of each other, eating, and drinking together.

You may recognize Thomas and Marirose from my blog earlier this year. They were married back in March at Song Hill Reserve in Landrum, SC and I had the awesome privilege to be the only person there with them that day. Naturally we formed a connection and they asked me back to capture their wedding reception this past weekend. In addition to all the fun everyone had that day, there was a new surprise: Marirose was pregnant and due later this year. Thanks again for having me guys!

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Thanks again guys!

Venue: Song Hill Reserve
Catering: Larkins
Everything Else: Thomas and Marirose

Bald Head Island North Carolina Scenic Photos

02 Sep 2013

One of the biggest things I’ve been trying to do this year to help my business is to take more vacations. How does that make any sense you ask? Well because a well rested, relaxed photographer can be a lot more creative, innovative, and adaptive than someone who just shoots and shoots and shoots. It also allows that photographer to take awesome photos during their vacations to share with you. Which is really the whole point of this post.

When my good friend Michael asked Deb and I to come out to Bald Head Island in North Carolina last weekend, it was a no brainer. We had a weekend off, it had been raining all summer, and our bright white complexion said we needed some beach time. Bald Head Island got it’s name from all the old men the sand dunes that pile up along the shore that apparantly look like “bald heads.” I’ll just stick with my first instinct. Anyways, we had a blast and created some pretty excellent scenic photos on the beach during the day, and headed back at high tide around midnight. Check it out:

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Can’t wait to go back!

Beautiful Wedding at the Huguenot Loft | Jessica + Daniel

21 Aug 2013

Stunning decor, supportive friends and family, cold drinks, and plenty of dance floor fun… I’m not sure what more you could want in a wedding. Jessica and Daniel pretty much had it all. Well except maybe for the incredibly hot weather we usually get here during August, which I’m sure they were happy to live without. As their guests filtered into the Huguenot Loft for the ceremony and the music began to play everything else fadded away as Jessica and Daniel focused in on what it was all about: They were about to make an incredible promise to each other and create something new and beautiful.

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Thanks again guys!

Getting Ready: Courtyard Marriott – Downtown Greenville
Ceremony/Reception: Huguenot Loft – Peace Center
Design/Flowers/Coordination: Me & Me Design
Catering: Granata’s Catering
Officiant: Brenda Owen
Ceremony Music: Trio 864
DJ: Party Machine
Hair/Makeup: Latia w/ Bella Rouge
Rentals: Professional Party Rentals
Cake: Kathy and Co.

Gorgeous Summer Wedding at Furman Chapel and Zen

15 Aug 2013

I’ve heard people say before that the wedding can only be as much fun as the bride and groom have themselves. Are the bride and groom upset about the weather? Chances are the rests of the guest will be too. Are the bride and groom just having the absolute time of their life? Yup, those guests probably are too. I’m happy to say that this past weekend at Furman Chaple and Zen was more an example of the later rather than the former.

I had a feeling it would be though. Ever since capturing Marissa and Paul’s engagement session last fall, I knew they would throw a fun wedding to photograph. They definitely didn’t let anyone down, with some hilarious moments, beautiful colors, and stunning backdrops. Check it out:

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Thanks again guys!

Ceremony: Daniel Furman Chapel
Reception: Zen
Catering: Saffron’s Cafe
Planner: Mary Herne
Flowers: Dahlia
Hair/Makeup: Wilson’s On Washington
DJ: Party Machine
Cake: The Bakery Off Augusta