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JT & Laura: Reception at Clemson ONE in Downtown, Greenville

I had the awesome opportunity to photograph this fabulous reception in Downtown Greenville for my former cello teacher, Laura, and her new hubs, JT. Laura is half of the cello and guitar duo, WireWood. If you've been to a lot of weddings in Greenville, I'm sure you've heard them! This time it was Laura's turn to celebrate, and celebrate she did! The food was incredible, the florals were superb, the music was stellar, and the party was epic! 

Since Laura plays for so many weddings, I'm sure she knows that nothing is more awkward than a dance floor with only 5-10 people dancing while everyone else sits around! She made sure that didn't happen! She dragged all of her friends and family onto the dance floor, sometimes against their will, all with a huge smile on her face. It made for some of the most fun dancing I've ever seen at a reception! I loved how she made sure all of her friends felt welcome and involved! 

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Alexandra & Chase: Engagement Session at SC Botanical Garden and Walker Golf Course Dock

I'm in love with this shoot from the SC Botanical Garden and the Walker Golf Course Dock! Alexandra and Chase have such a sweet love story. They've been friends for years and years and started writing letters to each other before they were even dating. The best part of our shoot was that they brought some of those letters along and posed with them in front of the lake. It was the sweetest! I have to admit, I even shed a tear because Chase's letters to Alexandra are so sweet! Enjoy these photos from their engagement session! 

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Kaleigh & Ryan: Wedding at Greene Acres in Honea Path, SC

Kaleigh & Ryan's Wedding on Saturday was absolutely stunning! Greene Acres is a magical event space in Honea Path, SC. It's becoming one of my favorites! I loved how Kaleigh & Ryan's families all seemed to be having such a BLAST celebrating their big day. They even went out of their way to make a space just for the all the kids that would be at the reception. Candy, Goldfish, and coloring sheets!

I loved interacting with Kaleigh and her bridesmaids. They were so fun! Check out the girls flowers: STUNNING. And Kaleigh's dress? It was custom made for her in Bulgaria. She found it on Pinterest and said, "I want that one!" Talk about every girl's dream! 

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Emily & Matt: Beautiful Wedding in Greenville, SC

When Emily texted me the day before the wedding and let me know that Matt's brother, Josh, unexpectedly passed away at 25-years-old, I was crushed for them. They are the sweetest couple you will ever meet, and they were so excited for their wedding day. It doesn't seem fair to have such a tragedy happen to them. Sometimes God sends trials that don't make any sense at all. They were left with a decision to make. Should they continue with the wedding as planned? Emily said it herself, "How do you walk forward with this?" To make such a huge choice in the midst of an awful tragedy must have been daunting.

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Brian & Jocelyn: Countryside Wedding in Bath, NY

Brian & Jocie are the absolute sweetest people I've ever met! I had such a fabulous time photographing their wedding. Nestled in the rolling hills of Bath, NY, Jocie was married at her home church with her precious father serving as the officiant. Brian's father is also a pastor, so he was able to have a part in the ceremony as well. The whole day was a beautiful picture of love and happiness! One of my favorite touches about the wedding were the girl's bouquets! They were paper flowers, made to mimic the paper flowers Brian gave to Jocie when he asked her to be his girlfriend. Now here they are experiencing their happily ever after! I was so honored to be a part of the wonderful day! 

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Olivia & Luke: Wedding at Morningside Baptist Church

I just love these two. They were so laid back the entire day, and their style is oh so romantic. Olivia could not keep a smile off of her face all day!! She and Luke are some of the most genuine people you will ever meet; they truly made their guests feel welcome. Olivia is from Australia, and Luke is from the States, and they met in college on a mission team to Antigua. How cool is that?! God's providence is amazing. Olivia's family came all the way from Australia to Greer, SC to celebrate with them!

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Kristin & Mike: Morning Engagement Session at Furman University

Wow! It's been a while since I've posted an engagement session on the blog! Life has been a little hectic, so my blogging hasn't been as active in posting my e-sessions. That ends today! Check out this beautiful morning engagement session I had with Kristin and Mike at Furman back in March. The weather was perfect, and I am totally digging the morning light we got to take advantage of! Kristin & Mike were fun to work with and I enjoyed getting to know them, especially Mike's sense of humor. He was cracking jokes all day. I loved it! I can't wait for their wedding in September! 

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Lyndsey & Ryan: Morning Wedding at The Upper Room in Greenville, SC

Ryan and Lyndsey chose to tie the knot on the brand new rooftop garden at The Upper Room in Greenville, SC. Since I got to hang out with them during their engagement session, I was super pumped when their wedding day came along. Lyndsey is a teacher, and she is one of the sweetest people you will ever meet! She is warm and inviting, so bubbly, and her smile lights up the room! She had to be one of the most relaxed brides I've ever seen, and she was so beautiful!

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Melissa & Jacob: Wedding at The Church at Cherrydale

I've known Melissa since I was 6 years old. We've been through many birthday parties, sleepovers, game nights, and camping trips. As adults, we get together every so often with our friends over coffee and lunch. In high school and through adulthood, it's always been Jacob. It was only ever Jacob. As the officiant of their wedding said, watching Melissa and Jacob together is like watching an old married couple. They are the cutest! This was absolutely one of my favorite weddings that I've ever been a part of because they are such a dear couple. Their bridal party photos were also just so fun because they were definitely one of the happiest couples I've ever photographed too! Their joy was genuine and their laughter was sweet.

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Kara & Travis: Wedding Celebration in Dallas, TX

Kara & Travis had a small wedding earlier this year and spent their honeymoon in Hawaii. They decided to throw a big party this weekend to celebrate! It was so much fun! Kara put on her wedding dress again, she and Travis had their closest friends in their party, and they celebrated like it was their wedding day all over again! I loved hanging out with the girls in the morning. They were so chill and had a lot of fun just being together! Since there wasn't the added nerves of a wedding ceremony, everyone was super relaxed and had an absolute blast! I loved seeing Kara and Travis together. Travis is such a sweetheart and treats Kara like a princess. He absolutely adores Kara!! She was beaming all day long! I wish them the best! 

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Natasha & AJ: Winter Wedding at Clemson Presbyterian Church

I had the absolute best time this past Saturday at Natasha & AJ's sweet wedding at Clemson Presbyterian Church. Throughout the day, Natasha was giddy with excitement that she was about to marry the love of her life. I'd never met AJ before, so I saw them together for the first time during the ceremony. Natasha was completely herself when she was with him! They were so comfortable together that I only had to give simple instructions here and there during their portrait session because they were so great at just being together! I just loved being a part of their joy-filled day! 

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Emily & Logan: Island Winter Wedding at Kiawah Ocean Course

Emily & Logan were married this past weekend at the beautiful Ocean Course on Kiawah Island. Even though the weather was cold and windy, Emily & Logan couldn't have been happier. Emily's smile lights up every room she enters, and the love she and Logan share is contagious! I am obsessed with the bridesmaids dresses and their elegant purple scarves. I gotta hand it to those ladies for braving 34 degree weather for the few minutes we were outside!! I loved working with this bridal party because they were all so much fun! There were so many sweet details throughout the day that were so Emily & Logan. For example, the girls flowers were all modeled after the first flowers that Logan ever got emily. How sweet!! And can we talk about how fabulous that food looks?! The catering was done by the Kiawah Island Resort, and it was absolutely stunning. I snuck a couple bites of cake, and oh. my. word. I died and went to heaven. Major props to the chef! The best part of the day had to be the stunning sunset that we experienced moments after the ceremony. If we had been two minutes later, we would have missed the whole thing! They were so overjoyed to be married and to be in one of their favorite places on earth. I am so happy for Emily & Logan! I hope you enjoy looking at the photos as much as I enjoyed capturing them. 

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Beka: Senior Session in Downtown Greer

It's not too often that I get to photograph a senior!!! Most of my time is spent doing weddings and engagements, so I love when I'm able to branch out and photograph seniors too! I've known Beka pretty much her whole life! Her family attends my church, and I've gotten to see her grow from a sweet little girl to a beautiful young woman. It was such an honor to be able to do these photos for her! 

Beka grew up in Greer and attended Greer High School, so Downtown Greer was the perfect backdrop for our session. We explored some of my favorite spots and her favorite spots for this super fun shoot! I hope you enjoy the photos! Best wishes to Beka as she makes big college decisions this coming year! 

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Emily & Matt: Engagement Session at Sassafras Mountain

Sassafras mountain is quickly becoming one of my favorite places to shoot! I am in love with these photos from Emily & Matt's engagement session. They were so much fun to photograph, seriously! They were super laid back and easy to work with, and just look at how excited they are to be getting married! I can't wait for their wedding this summer! 

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Anna & Jacob: Romantic Wedding in Anderson, SC

I loved the southern charm and all of the little details of this wedding that made it so special. Anna's parents are as classy as can be, and Jacob's parents are SO fun. The whole day was a family affair! Four of the five groomsmen were related to the bride or groom, Anna's grandmother played the piano and sang during the ceremony, her brother made the delicious BBQ, a friend made the exquisite cupcakes, and everyone was lending a helping hand wherever they could. And get this! The matron of honor grew up with Anna, and she is married to the best man, who grew up with Jacob! That's right. The matron of honor & best man each knew Anna & Jacob separately and were best friends with them before they even got together. As the best man said, this stuff doesn't happen in real life! Well, it did for Anna & Jacob, and they are as happy as can be. Thank you for letting me be a part of your special day! I loved every minute of it! 

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Rachel & Brandon: Fall Wedding at Alive Wesleyan Church

Wow. Where do I even start with this couple and this wedding? Too much awesome happened in one day! I'll start by talking about what a cool couple Rachel & Brandon are. They love the outdoors, they love adventure, and they love life. I loved seeing them be happy together and enjoy life with their friends and family! A lot of Rachel's friends that she met when she worked at some national parks came down from all over to see their friend get hitched. It truly was a special day full of community and joy! Rachel & Brandon's first look was one of the sweetest I've ever seen. 

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Anna & Jacob: Engagement Session at SC Botanical Gardens and Walker Golf Course Dock

Anna & Jacob's classy engagement session was an absolute blast. We started the evening at the gorgeous SC Botanical Gardens in Clemson and explored the different settings that the gardens have to offer. We could have spent hours here! After that, we traveled a few minutes away to the Walker Golf Course Dock and caught the most gorgeous sunset! There aren't many things I love more than water and a good sunset. We continued to shoot into the post-sunset twilight which made for some beautifully creamy images. If I'm being honest, I have to admit this was my favorite engagement session to date, and I'm extra proud of these images. Anna & Jacob were so easy to work with, and they chose such gorgeous locations for their session! I hope you have as much fun viewing them as I did taking them! I can't wait until Nov. 19!

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Jenna & Cameron

Jenna & Cameron are getting married in just a couple of months, so we headed over to Furman University for the engagement session this weekend. I had such a good time with the two of them! I love the way that they look at each other. My favorite part about being a photographer is that I get to see so many people being happy and in love. I love love. :) We were lucky enough to catch the roses while they were still in bloom and had some fun in the garden. Enjoy these images from their romantic session!

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Sam & Susie: Mountaintop Engagement Session at Sassafras Mountain

I had the pleasure of meeting Sam & Susie this year at Susie's sister Becky's wedding! Later that week, I found out that Sam worked at a pool where I give swim lessons regularly in the summer. Small world! I had such a great time with Susie's family at the wedding, so I was over the moon when she contacted me asking that I would photograph her wedding as well! We decided on Sassafras Mountain, the tallest peak in SC, as the backdrop for their e-session. Sam & Susie are SO. STINKIN. CUTE. Just look at their smiles!! We had so much fun laughing and having a good time. We also got to witness a stunning sunset on the mountain, and it was a perfect evening. Enjoy the photos! Susie & Sam, thanks for being so fun!

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