September 2009

Madison and Matt tie the knot on a rainy Saturday

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Madison and Matt were married on a rainy fall day in Holly Springs, SC. The happy couple wed at the large, historic Holly Springs Baptist Church. We took their spots at each side, and up in the balcony so we could cover all the angles for this important event. The bride was radiant, and excited at how many people came to see she and her betrothed tie the knot in her hometown.

After the ceremony, the reception was held at the popular Links O’ Tryon clubhouse. The skies had been threatening early, but once the reception got under way, the torrent that had been a possibility became a reality. The tents kept the guests dry on the lovely deck, and the excellent buffet was served inside while the all important Clemson game played on the TVs, since the bride and groom are both Clemson graduates! We loved shooting their engagement at Clemson earlier in the year.











Vanessa and Jawone married at the Ryan Nicholas Inn

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Vanessa and Jawone’s wedding at the Ryan Nicholas Inn was amazing!!! We started with capturing the final touches of Vanessa putting on her wedding dress and touching up her hair and makeup in the bridal suite. While Dana captured this, Christopher was shooting the Jawaone and his Groomsmen outside in the overcast daylight getting their fun photographs. We moved Vanessa to the Grand Staircase for some pre-ceremony shot with her bridesmaids. As the time for the wedding drew near, we used our radios to make sure the couple never saw each other despite using the same staircase for the guys a few minutes after Vanessa. The Inn is so detailed and ornate, I just can’t get over how beautifully done it is.

As the wedding went on, I found so many amazing angles and reflections that I HAD to capture, it was hard to narrow them down for the blog!

After the wedding exit, we had the introduction of the wedding party as they descended the grand staircase. This was followed directly by the first dance and toasts by the best man, maid of honor and the fathers of Vanessa and Jawone.

We stole the couple away as the hall was transformed into a party so that we could do our formal photography out front. Then it was on to the party….

In the end it was a beautiful and memorable wedding. I look forward to shooting at the Ryan Nicholas Inn again soon. Vanessa and Jawone have a bright future ahead of them…

Shawnell’s Damp Bridal Session – Greenville Downtown Hyatt

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Shawnell had been putting her bridal off for a while. When we do bridal sessions, we like to do them about two months or more before the wedding. Shawnell was down to two weeks before the wedding! We finally planned our session for Furman and Downtown Greenville. The day of the bridal, IT RAINED! We wanted to reschedule, but Shawnell was determined to shoot. With help, we arranged to use the Hyatt Downtown Greenville for the session. We got some wonderful images, but we love getting outside too, so we did a very quick session with one of our lighting diffusers that looks like a pretty white umbrella. What do you think?





Madison’s Bridal Shoot

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Madison and Matt had their engagement session at Clemson University, where they both graduated from last year. Madison is a Clemson girl for sure, but when it came time to do her Bridal Shoot, she went with Furman University’s beautiful campus. We started near the fountains near the University’s entrance way and then moved to the beautiful Rose Garden.