Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wedding Festival 2009

Hello all!

I am getting ready for the Wedding Festival coming up on January 3rd at the Greenville Hyatt. I'll be there from 10am to 3pm. I'll have my latest and greatest flush mount albums on display as well as the new photo collage guest book.

I'll also be that the Carolina First Center's wedding Festival on January 31st, from 10am till 2pm.

Come on by, meet me, my wife/partner and some of my staff as we kick off 2009!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Jillian and Brad

Jillian and Brad met at Clemson University. She was from Chicago, he was from Easley. They dated and found themselves in Texas. Jillian planned out their entire wedding in the Greenville area remotely from Texas. They were married today in Easley SC. The beautiful service at First United Methodist Church in Easley began at 3pm. After the wedding, we drove to Greenville for the reception at Larkins on the River's, Wyche Pavilion. We had a warm but rainy evening.
Now, with his new job starting in January in France, the couple is off together forever as husband and wife.

And the video...

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Nikki's portfolio

Nikki wanted to get some shots for her pageant's most photogenic category. We spent some time in studio and had fun creating some beautiful shots...

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Pansy and Gary

Pansy and Gary were married today...

At Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Travelers Rest, SC.

This was a first for me as a Wedding Photographer. The Groom helped finish the buttoning up of the bride's dress before the wedding.

Pansy and Gary, ready to tie the knot...

We caught one of the flower girls getting ready...

The Church choir performed right before the wedding.

The wedding done, time for the grand reception, and on to the honeymoon!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Jennifer and Chandler

Jennifer and Chandler were married at Marietta Baptist Church today!

Chandler and his crew goof off a bit before the wedding.

Jennifer has her hair done while her bridesmaids get ready.

I had a unique shot of the ceramony through the window in the back door of the church.

The cake was beautiful...

As was the couple. Their first dance.

Time for the Honeymoon...

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Sharon and Emmett

Sharon and Emmett were married at Larkin's on the River today.

Before the wedding, they sneak a few words of love and hold hands. No peeking! You will see her in a few minutes...

A beautiful wedding location.


Emmett actually created the cake topper out of Legos! Their cup-cake wedding cake was a hit.
The grand exit. We all were finding birdseed for days afterward.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Bridge Day, 2008 - Fayetteville, West Virginia

Bridge Day is the largest extreme sports event and the largest gathering of BASE jumpers in the world, held on the third Saturday in October every year in Fayetteville, West Virginia, USA. 450 BASE jumpers, hundreds of rappellers, and up to 200,000 spectators attended this year's Bridge Day on Saturday, October 18, 2008. The New River Gorge Bridge, 876' tall and the world's second longest single arch bridge, is the launch point for at least six hours (9am-3pm EDT) of legal, safe BASE jumps and REALLY LONG RAPPELS.

I had the rare opportunity to be under the bridge on the catwalk with the safety team. I was honored to be asked to photograph the safety team ops.The bridge is REALLY long. See here the ropes rigged and ready for the rappellers by the safety team.

My sister, (Berta), is on the safety team for the Rappellers. She also had the honor of raising the American flag to start the festivities.

Her husband was right behind her hauling up the West Virginia flag. The two of them climbed up their ropes 876' in about 15 minutes. Amazing.

You can see the rappell lines for the many teams that participate.

You look down and realize how far it really is. I was fine walking out onto beams to get the shot. But once you start looking through the camera, you really start to lose balance and have to recover.
Oh, and people jump off the bridge too...

A beautiful day photographing for the bridge day crew...
I loved it! Very different than photographing a wedding!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Lydia's Sunrise Bridal

Lydia's Bridal Shoot was a bit windy and chilly. But we were determined to capture this beautiful scene. Lydia really wanted to push the edge. Even in the harshest of places, a sandy beach.

We did enjoy a beautiful sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean. This sunrise bridal was shot in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Near the airport...

Lydia was beautiful. The sky was beautiful. The ocean was beautiful.

Even this old dock seemed pretty amazing for a shoot location. It didn't shield us from the wind though.

She really had guts to get a great shot!

We went through a lot of towels and dress protection. Well worth it.

End of the day, just the beginning for Lydia...

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Nickie and Josh

Nickie and Josh were married at the Wilhite House in Anderson, SC. Nickie is a Clemson University graduate and a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority.

Nickie is a HUGE Clemson fan. Her entire bridal shoot was on the Clemson University campus.
Their wedding date was one of the few dates during football season that Clemson had an off Saturday.
The ladies look on as the guests start to arrive. Hide, Josh is coming!
Josh and his men in black, ready for action...

1,2,3 action!

Nickie watches the guests gather for the wedding.

The reception went on into the beautiful evening. Perfect weather, perfect wedding and a perfect union of two souls. I love my job!