Engagement sessions on mountaintops have become the norm these days. And don't get me wrong, I LOVE them and want them to always be a thing. What I loved about Jess and Lee's engagement location was it was both personal and different. Congaree is a national park in SC that seems like a hidden treasure to me. Maybe it's because I'm from North Carolina, but I rarely hear anyone talk about it. Well, it's BEAUTIFUL, and Jess and Lee love spending time there. We traded mountaintops for green swamps and it seems like the perfect place for them. I can't wait for this sweet couple's wedding in June!
These two were honeymooning in Hot Springs a couple weeks ago and reached out about a mountain hike! I gotta say, honeymoon photos should definitely be a thing. The giddiness and laughter Alex and Kellynne shared was perfect. No more wedding plans, no more stress, they could enjoy each other completely. The mountains were kind to us despite the rainy forecast, leaving us with sun shining through hazy fog - my new favorite kind of light. So happy for these lovebirds. <3
There isn't much to say about these photos, they really speak for themselves. Reception photos never get much recognition. They aren't pretty, they won't be featured on a blog, and the bride's hair certainly doesn't look perfect while dancing at 9pm on a hot summer evening. But these are the photos that truly showcase the guests. Their personalities, their dancing skills, their hilarious facial expressions. After a day that can be overwhelming, this is the time when everyone lets loose. So thankful for epic wedding couples and guests.Read More
I was so excited to get these edited and blogged, not just because these images are beautiful, but because the people in the images are. That lovely red-headed woman is my go-to second shooter for weddings. She is as sweet as she is talented, greeting me at weddings with fresh baked cinnamon rolls (EVERY WEDDING NO JOKE) and giving me awesome photos for couples at the end of the night. What an angel, right? You should check her out at ellimcguire.com!
We really wanted to go hiking around waterfalls during slow season and came across a place neither of us had been: Hanging Rock State Park. We headed up with Elli's awesome beau and made a day of it. Of course, as a photographer, I had to take some shots of the two of them while exploring. I'm glad I did because these two are perfect together and might as well be professional models. All in all, it was a great day of exploring forests, driving down interstates, and listening to Jimmy Eat World and Jump Little Children. Thanks for a great day, you two. <3
As I mentioned in my previous post, Sam and I are in a long distance relationship. We switch off months to visit each other, and February was my turn to head to New Jersey and New York (Bummer, right?). Being up there means I get to tag along to events for his job as a spirits editor, using my camera for a different use: Cocktails. While he tastes, reviews, and interviews, I photograph...and also maybe taste. Ok, I taste a lot.Read More