October 2009

High School Marching Band State 2A and 4A

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Touch of Grace Photography had the honor of being the offical photographers for the South Carolina Band Directors Association Division AA/AAAA State Marching Championship at Batesburg-Leesville High School.  We worked from 5am till well after midnight!  Our photographer, Dana, was in heaven having been a band member and competing in this very competition when she was in High School.

Here are just a few of the over ten thousand photographs we took that day:

Cotillion photo shoot!

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Sally, a Furman University student, needed her cotillion photo ASAP. We did the traditional cotillion pose and background.

Lance and Rebecca Engagement

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Lance and Rebecca are getting married in Ohio in the spring.  They asked us to shoot their enagagment shoot in downtown Greenville, SC!  We started the shoot where Lance proposed to Rebecca, under the Liberty Bridge.  After enjoying the park until the sun went down, we moved to Touch of Grace’s studio for a few more fun shots!

Trash the Dress!

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Had a great time shooting another Trash The Dress session today. Shot today with Mike from Unforgettable Wedding Video. He asked me to join him to photograph one of his brides. It was great to see him in action and learn what other photographers do for a Trash the Dress session. Honestly, we didn’t get a chance to trash the dress as much as I thought we would, but just the ability to not worry about it getting a little dirty allowed us to get creative and artsy!

Upstate History is made!

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Upstate History is made, well, at least for two lucky people. Michelle and Andy were married at the Upstate History Museum in Downtown Greenville. We had the pleasure of photographing Andy and his Groomsmen at the always beautiful Falls Park before the ceremony. While Michelle and her lovely attendants were busy getting ready!

This is truly a unique wedding venue, with its historic building facades and horseshoe staircase. Michelle and Andy enjoyed their wedding day, and all of their family and friends with them.

The reception was also held there, with enough food to feed a small army! The guests were up to the challenge, and the revelry continued into the night, until the happy couple had to leave to get some rest before the honeymoon!

Ballerina Katie

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Katie, a dancer at Southern Dance Connection, allowed us to do a ballet shoot with her at our studio and at a local warehouse that looked really unique. We stared with some great dance shots and a photo of her and all the ballet shoes she has gone through in her life. Then we moved to a really neat location that had some graffiti. It was a fun day with ballet!

Baby Lucas

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Virginia brought her son, Lucas over for some baby shots. Wow what a little cutie! What do you think?

Grace United Methodist Church anniversary

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Grace United Methodist Church celebrated it’s 50th anniversary today. The most challenging photo was of the entire congregation in front of the church. You can’t imagine the size of the ladder I climbed out in the middle of the grass to take this shot. I am talking about having time to think about the fall before I hit if I had slipped. I mean, TALL! But it was worth it!

Shawnell and James’ Wedding

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Shawnell and James were married at Mt. Mirah Baptist Church right near the heart of downtown Spartanburg, SC. The bride had reletives come from all over, and there were many attendants at this wedding. The groom and his entourage arrived looking suave in a limo, and there were so many out of towners that a bus helped with ferrying guests around.
After the ceremony, the couple celebrated their reunion with their church family in the fellowship hall adjacent to the sanctuary. Then, everyone adjourned to Carolina Country Club a few miles away to party into the night. The bride had arranged for many little touches, and we made sure to document all of their special day. We made especially sure to capture them out on the dock in the sunset!