Those of you who know me personally know that I can be verbose, but no lengthy post from me today about Valentine's Day. Just a simple thought. Because of my job, I am constantly witnessing special moments - a laugh, a hug, a surprise, or just a simple glance that says it all. I see love shared between couples, between parents and kids, between best friends, between teammates, between brothers and sisters. Keep sharing that love, and thanks for sharing it with me. Happy Valentine's Day.
"Scott and Meredith felt like part of the family! We were so glad to have them there on our special day!" - Jen Cahill
These are the words we love to hear! Our job is to create beautiful photos of the biggest day in your life, and we are able to do that by putting you at ease and making sure that you don't have to worry about the pictures.
Jen was so sweet to leave this review on our Facebook page. She and her groom live in the Atlanta area and were traveling to Hilton Head for a Lowcountry wedding. We were not able to meet face-to-face before their wedding day, so there were plenty of emails and phone calls. Meredith felt a special connection to Jen since she is a teacher and Meredith is a former teacher. Then we learned that Sebastian's brother would be the celebrant. Learning details like this about the bride and groom and their families really helped us connect with them when we finally met on the day of the wedding. Plus, Jen's adorable personality just came shining through in our phone calls, and she was exactly as we imagined.
So yes, by the time your wedding day arrives, we hope you consider us part of your family, because you are part of ours.
Happy New Year, all!
My greatest joy comes from the people I photograph and the moments that are shared among friends and family. Moments are the essence of what I do. Video is a long story in motion, but photographs stop one moment in time and give it to you forever. A first look between bride and dad at her wedding. A shy teenager realizing how unique and amazing they are during a senior session. An extended family coming together from around the globe for their parents' anniversary. A young mother-to-be with that special maternity glow. Can you believe how wonderful and extraordinary my days are?!?! You trust me and invite me into these moments and I make sure you can look back at them whenever you wish.
A new groom bear-hugged me at his reception and said, "You capture these memories for us and give us memories of the things we didn't even see!"
A father-of-the-bride found me while I was packing up my gear and said, "I looked down and you were on your back on the floor in the middle of the dance circle taking pictures. That's what I'm talking about!"
When seeing his gallery for the first time, the mom of a grumpy teenager said, "I haven't seen him smile like that since he was little. How did you do that?"
Those moments, and so many others, are what bring me joy. And with joy comes prosperity. That is what I wish you all in 2017. Joy and prosperity!
A couple of months ago I was contacted by a client whose husband was due home from his latest deployment, and she wanted photos of his homecoming. I was happy to hear from Keri. We had tried this once before, but Beau's arrival date was up in the air and I was already booked up, so it didn't work out. This time was going to be different. Very different.
I soon received an email from Beau. Keri told him that she had hired a photographer to capture his return to Bluffton, but she was not aware of his plans for a surprise homecoming. So the tables were turned, and after weeks of plotting emails among friends and neighbors, everyone knew their role, and it was time for Beau to come home.
It was a true celebration, and I was honored to capture Beau's return home to his friends and family. I hope all of you have enjoyed celebrations of your own this Independence Day!
by Meredith Schroeder
Audra and Jeff's family is growing... by two!
Scott shot Audra and Jeff's wedding on Hilton Head in October of 2014, and we had such a great time getting to know the happy couple and their family.
Audra and I became "Facebook friends" and enjoyed keeping up with each other over the following year, so we were really excited when we learned a few months ago that they're expecting twins! Then around the holidays, Audra's sweet sister, Tina, contacted me. Audra and Jeff were planning a trip to Hilton Head, and Tina wanted to give them a photo session as a Christmas gift! Yay! We couldn't wait to see them again.
Although Audra and Jeff were staying on Hilton Head, they opted to venture off-island to our beloved little town for their photo session. Audra had seen some of Scott's shots under the pretty trees and moss, and so we planned to meet in Bluffton on Calhoun Street. #lovebluffton :)
It was a cold and windy day, but we had such a fun reunion (with the added bonus of our 12-year-old daughter providing the entertainment). It was so great to see this sweet couple again, so happy and in love and ready to become parents.
Scott's favorite part was hearing Jeff tell stories about sharing their wedding pictures with family and friends. This one in particular...
Jeff just couldn't understand how Scott got a shot from this angle. The ceremony was on a balcony, and there was nothing behind the minister. Nothing... except a rail. And if you've seen Scott shoot, you've seen me cringe at his monkey antics! Somehow he walked the rail and got this shot!
We finished the afternoon at Bluffton Oyster Company with a wardrobe change for Audra - she was a trooper in the cold weather!
Thanks, Audra & Jeff, for an awesome afternoon. And many thanks to you, Aunt Tina! What a great gift for all of us. These babies are already so blessed with an awesome mama and daddy and loving family. We can't wait to meet them and welcome them into the Scott Schroeder Photography family!