Win a Free Engagement Session is back for the 5th year running! This is always a fun contest that I run during my slow month of January. It’s so fun to meet a new couple who is recently engaged and hear their proposal story and wedding plans.
Last month I got to photograph my good friend and neighbor and her super fun family! With kids under 5 you have to be ready for anything, and we were. From making music with moracas to blowing bubbles, to making silly faces in the window, to Miles holding a back scratcher in all the photos, we all followed the children’s lead and got some cute photos.
Cody’s mom contacted me in November when she was tasked with finding the perfect proposal photographer for her son and his girlfriend while they were in Charleston. As I looked at the weekend forecast – another wet one – Cody and I began planning how his secret proposal would go down. He planned to take Kelsie on a bike ride Saturday morning from their hotel (The Vendue) to Waterfront Park and finally to White Point Gardens where I would be waiting. The forecast looked worse and worse so we changed the date to Friday afternoon. I think Cody was relieved to get it over with earlier in their trip so he could relax!
I contacted 2 trusted photographer friends and we hid behind live oaks and tried to blend in with tourists. Right on cue, Cody and Kelsie rode up and strolled through the live oaks to the spot I had marked for him with 2 sticks.
Afterwards they toasted with champagne and we walked around South of Broad and took some engagement photos.
Congrats, Cody + Kelsie!
Special thanks to Rick Dean and Charles Merry for second shooting this happy moment!
Tayler’s family got her a gift certificate earlier this year for a session with me. She brought baby Emma, looking cute as a button in the most darling little outfit. We met in Hampton Park, one of my favorite family photos locations in Charleston!
For the first time ever I’m offering Cotton Field Sessions during a special 2 day event!
There will be 6 time slots available on October 20th and 21st: 1 sunrise session and 2 sunset sessions each day. The cotton field is located in Lone Star, SC – less than an hour from Columbia and about an hour and 15 minutes from Charleston.
My husband and I just got back from an amazing rafting trip in Idaho. We went with a group with Rocky Mountain River Tours. It was 5 days and 4 nights in the Idaho wilderness – The Frank Church River Wilderness of No Return to be exact. It’s the largest wilderness area in the lower 48 states. We had never done an overnight rafting trip – I had barely been on a raft at all! But it was truly amazing – the guides awesome, the food was great, and the views were breathtaking! I wanted to share a few of my favorite photos from the trip. If you want to learn more, please feel free to send me an email!
You could see the Milky Way with your naked eye! So beautiful, stretching over our campsite each night.
Today I visited Container Bar with my blogging partner, Katie McCabe of The Pulse Charleston. Container Bar is a new food truck hub in downtown Charleston. The same folks that brought us Rutledge Cab Co. (Bill Murray, Brad Creger, and Mike Veeck) opened Container Bar last month. The concept is a cool one: Re-do an old office building, add shipping containers, provide an indoor/outdoor bar, and provide the city with a permanent food truck venue.
We tried the portobello sandwiches from Cast Iron food truck; me with seasoned fries and Katie with potato salad, which tasted like something your mom made. We’ll definitely be back!
To celebrate the end of summer, I gave away a free beach session to one lucky Charleston family. The Calderon Family was my winner and they chose Isle of Palms as their beach. We met near Breach Inlet to capture some portraits of their girls at sunset.
Now I’m ready for cooler temps and fall family portraits!