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April was a rainy month, and it was true that the April rain brings May flowers. It was also a bit chilly for the month of April. Which is extremely odd for the Carolina’s.
Stephanie and Peter had plans to do their ceremony and reception in the Wyche Pavillion in Greenville, SC. But rain and cold air changed the plans of the day. Larkin’s On The River was a lovely, rustic like restaurant where the ceremony and reception took place. We made the very most of the day and did a few portraits and late night creative idea’s in the Wyche Pavillion right next door. We started at the Hyatt hotel a few blocks from Larkin’s and walked to Larkin’s from there in the rain.
I think rain makes you work harder at your art, and that’s what my husband and I did. We explored and tried new things, and they turned out fabulous! My husband is now my main second shooter for most of my weddings, he continues to surprise me and inspire me to go higher and be creative. I’m very thankful and happy to have him at my side all day long.
Stephanie and Peter’s day turned out so lovely and I’m so glad we got to be there to capture the emotion that took place! In spite of rain and cold…it was beautiful!
Congrats Stephanie & Peter! Thank you for letting Brandon and I shoot your day!
I don’t really know how I’m going to not write a novel about how incredible our week in Arizona was. This wedding and the time we spent there meant so much to me and my husband. So let me start from the beginning.
In October of last year, I received an email from the bride’s sister, Leslea. In the letter, she wrote that in 2009 she had seen Brandon’s and my proposal video in Ireland on YouTube and (in her words) had been stalking us ever since. She loved our music, my photography, our story, and she had been waiting for a reason to contact us. It was a beautiful email about how our lives had deeply impacted her. Brandon and my marriage and story had resonated with what was going on in her life a few years back. She told us later that she pretty much had seen every blog I’ve posted and kept up with us for over four years. Ok, so I would be creeped out normally, but this kind of stuff seems to happen throughout my life. And it always seems right.
So Leslea tells me that her amazing, beautiful sister is getting married in March 2013, and she wants to know if we are available to come shoot. She tells me about the location, where they live, etc. I freaked out. And if you knew me back in October, I’m sure you saw every tweet and every Facebook update about how crazy excited I was to get to shoot in Arizona. Photographing a bride in front of the Superstition Mountains in FREAKIN’ ARIZONA! I mean…. I almost had a heart attack!
Oh, man! So I just received the new albums that I will be making available to my clients (included with select wedding packages and sold separately). I am extremely excited to share this with you all.
These fine art albums come in a variety of leathers. You get to pick from over 20 amazing leathers and fabrics to make your album your own. The albums have thick pages (as thick as a quarter) and the album lays completely flat with a light seam. Heavy materials make it durable so it can last for decades. I album shown in this blog post has the “Krumble” leather as the main leather cover and an upgraded “Cabana” leather as the spine (which I’m in love with).
Also, you will see a smaller album (for parents or whomever you want to share them with) which I will be offering in one of my packages. These smaller add-on albums come in lots of three (size 6×6, this cover is “Sandbox”). It is an exact replica of the fine are album. (It’s perfect to carry in your purse, keep at the office, etc…)
I am making these albums available in a range of sizes: 5×7, 8×8, 10×10, 9×12, 12×12, and 12×16. The sample below is a 12×12 square album.
Enjoy! Please contact me with questions or to arrange to see this in person.
This is part two of my girlfriend’s wedding in the Hamptons. Click here for part one. Enjoy!!! ;D
I’ve known Ashley for twelve and half years. Our family visited the Hamptons, and we became close friends with the Webb family. In fact, we do consider them family. Ashley and I have spent a lot of time in the past together. In more recent years, Ashley has lived in Kansas City with her sister, and our lives have been crazy busy. I love the holidays because it brings her and her sisters home to visit their parents.
Our family used to go to the Hamptons to visit a couple times a year. Ashley and I went on mission trips together, we were involved in the same internships and school together for quite a while. Ashley and her sister, Molly, were in my wedding. We have lived together in certain seasons. We have a lot of mutual friends. I love this girl so much. Thank God, her parents moved to the Carolinas a few years ago–I get my “Webb” fix every other week or so. <3
I can’t describe how incredibly happy I am for Ashley and Luke. Luke is one of thirteen kids, and his family was glorious to photograph. Honestly, the Roberts family was literally everywhere throughout the day. I loved it.
A few times during this wedding, I had to step back and detach from my work to see one of my dearest friends whom I’ve prayed for, cheered on, and had so many beautiful moments with, radiate and glow as she walked down the aisle to meet her groom. A couple times I wept. (Thankfully, the camera conveniently hid my tears.)
Ashley decided to get married in her home town in Long Island, NY, in the Hamptons at St. Thomas Chapel. Her reception took place in the back yard of her great Aunt’s house, built around 100 years ago. So incredible. Brandon, Laef and I flew in to document this day. My parents were there as well, and they took care of my baby. (I’ll be doing a personal blog on my trip in the coming weeks, so check it out later.)
If you haven’t ever been to the Hamptons… well… let me just say… wow! I spent so much time in my teen years there and I haven’t been back in around seven or eight years. It’s so incredibly lovely. Everywhere you look there’s eye candy. I just had freak out moments every now and then as we drove around the villages–the beaches, the PIZZA, and the company!
Our time there was absolutely perfect. Brandon, Laef and I stayed in a gorgeous home with a sweet couple. It was Laef’s first trip anywhere, and what better place is there than the Hamptons?
The day started at Ashley’s Grandparents house, and then over to the small cottage behind the church (where Ashley and Luke now live). My husband drove out to Montauk (on the tip of the island) where Luke and his groomsmen were staying.
Side Note: There were almost thirty people in the bridal party. (Crazy amazing!)
Ashley’s Dress is by Ian Stuart. Its the “Premiere”. She bought it at the bridal salon that I used to work at in Kansas City, KS (Bridal Extraordinaire.)
The flowers were done by The Stem, a business that Ashley’s sister, Molly, owns. So beautiful!
A special thanks to my incredible husband for second shooting. I love you, babe.
I’ve decided to do part one and part two of this wedding, just because there are so many beautiful images from their day
Congrats, Luke and Ashley! I sure love you both!
I’ve had the opportunity to photograph and meet up with Drew and Elizabeth Anne quite a bit the last eight months, and it’s been such a joy to work alongside them. Getting to hear their desires and their stories about what would make their wedding day special has been super sweet. I did their engagement session (here), and I tell more about their story on that blog post.
Elizabeth Anne’s mom and dad got married at the First United Methodist Church in Gastonia, NC so long ago, and since Elizabeth Anne’s mom had passed away, it was a very special place for her to marry her lover.
Their reception took place on the top floor of the Charlotte City Club in Uptown Charlotte, NC–an overwhelming, beautiful view to enjoy while celebrating!
They are truly a beautiful, genuine, brilliant couple. And I have really loved having them as clients and friends. I’m simply so happy for them!
There was a little bit of a challenge (which didn’t stop me) in the fact that I was 34 weeks pregnant and shooting my last and final wedding before taking a break. I had my husband there to assist me and shoot along with me. (He took good care of me!) My friend and amazing photographer, Kori Hoffman, was my second shooter. She really covered me, and I don’t know what I would have done without her beautiful images to add to this collection.
Also take a peek if you haven’t already at Elizabeth Anne’s bridal portrait session from back in March, which I photographed in a blooming peach orchard in South Carolina. (here)
So today I got to photograph Elizabeth Anne and Drew’s wedding… (blog coming soon.) (See their engagement session here.) Back in March, Elizabeth Anne and I picked a weekend where the peach orchards were in full bloom to do some bridal portraits of her. I looove the pink trees… nothing like a gorgeous bride in the middle of an orchard. oh man! I’ve been waiting so long to share these with everyone! The beautiful gown she is wearing is a Vera Wang. (ooo lala)