Class of 2016, I hope you are gearing up for an unforgettable senior year! Mamas and daddies, can you believe your little ones will be graduating in less than a year? Enjoy every second! It's going to be a busy year, celebrating lots of "lasts" and preparing for lots of "firsts." Now is the perfect time to schedule senior portraits, before you get wrapped up in the busy school year. Take a look at our Senior Portrait Packages and give us a call to schedule your session.
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April and Tim are getting married today! They should be well-prepared for the ceremony after the lovely rehearsal on the beach yesterday.
We first met April and Tim a few months ago when they were visiting Hilton Head and meeting with vendors for their destination wedding. Meredith and I enjoyed chatting with them, learning about their story, and hearing about their fun plans for their wedding day. It was so great to see them yesterday, surrounded by their friends and family, all so happy for them.
Looking forward to a beautiful day with April, Tim, and their loved ones at the Sonesta Resort. Happy Wedding Day!
She said yes! Well, of course she did! Michael had a special plan for popping the question, and from the look on Reilly's face, you can tell it was just perfect.
Several weeks ago, a good friend of Michael and Reilly's contacted me, telling me that Michael was planning the proposal and wanted a photographer to capture the moment. We talked through the basics, and then last week, I got the call - everything was in place, and today would be the big day. Reilly loves her horse, Ellie, and Michael wanted to propose at the stables and include Ellie in the proposal and the pictures.
Since Michael had a busy schedule, their dear friends met me at the stables earlier this week to walk me through the plan. We discussed the different lighting situations in different spots and different times of day, and we got our ducks in a row.
Reilly spent the day with Kristyn, and after lunch and shopping, they decided to stop by to visit Ellie. When Reilly walked into the stable, she was surprised to see Michael there, along with some special touches they had prepared. It was such a beautiful moment, and I was so happy to be there to capture it for this sweet couple.
A special "thank you" goes out to Tori, Kristyn, and Lauren for all the behind-the-scenes work. And let's not forget Ellie! She was a trooper! These two are certainly blessed with some great friends!
So of course Reilly said yes! It was a perfect moment for a perfect couple. Congratulations, Reilly and Michael! Enjoy this special time together. Looking forward to wedding planning with you!
Samara contacted me months ago to schedule an engagement session. First, it was such a joy to hear from her, as I've known her for years, since she was cheering on the BHS sidelines under the Friday night lights. Then she told me that her fiance, Richard, is a Marine! Ooh rah! So I was thrilled - happy for both of them, and glad to connect with a fellow Devil Dog.
The scheduled date arrived, and so did torrential rains. Not so great for a beautiful Lowcountry session. So we postponed until a date that was yet to be determined. Eventually Richard got word of his pre-deployment leave, and so we set a new date. It turned out to be a beautiful fall day in Bluffton!
We started the session with some shots that highlight Richard in his dress blues, the sharpest uniform on the face of the earth (no bias).
We also highlighted some key details.
Don't they look awesome! What a gorgeous couple. It was easy to take pretty pictures of these two. :) So then Richard got comfortable and we took some more casual shots, taking advantage of the beautiful Lowcountry scenery.
It was so much fun to see this bright young couple and the promising future ahead of them. Richard has some obligations ahead of them, as you can imaging, and Samara is embarking on a new path herself, so the wedding isn't until 2016. In the meantime, we'll be keeping them in our thoughts and prayers. Congratulations, best wishes, and Semper Fi!
When Sarah contacted me about a session for her and her husband, she mentioned that she's pregnant, but she didn't want a "maternity" session. Sarah wanted some nice pictures of her with her husband, and she just happens to be pregnant. Okay, we can do this! We'll take pictures of the couple, not focused on "the belly," but on them.
Sarah and Roland recently moved from Bluffton to the Atlanta area, and on the weekend that they came back to town for their session, a cold front swept in. We chatted earlier in the day and decided that, regardless of the wind and drizzle, we'd still meet at the planned time, and see what we could do. It turned out to be a beautiful afternoon.
When we arrived at the location, we again reviewed the plan. In Sarah's words, I could treat this like an engagement session, except the couple is already married and pregnant. Got it!
Still, I couldn't resist a few "mom and dad" shots. Proud dad, glowing mom, don't you think?
And Sarah even piped in and asked for a "belly shot" so we got one of those, too!
In the end, I feel like we got the shots that Sarah was after, plus some special expectant parent shots to help them remember this special time. Thanks, Sarah & Roland! And best wishes with your bundle of joy!