Saturday, November 14, 2009

Cherish the Dress - Karen's "Trash the Dress" Session

Karen's Wedding was in May of this year. It was a beautiful ceremony in downtown Greenville, SC. The reception was at the Westin Poinsett Hotel. You may recall the wonderful shot I got of her on the roof of the Poinsett 20 min before her wedding was to start. Well, we wanted to do a Cherish the Dress session. We are starting to call them Cherish the Dress instead of Trash the Dress since we barely get the dress dirty or a little wet sometimes.
When deciding a location for a Cherish the Dress session, we try to make it meaningful to the bride. Since so much of her wedding had to do with the Poinsett Hotel, we took her to Poinsett Bridge, the oldest still standing bridge in South Carolina, for her post wedding Cherish the Dress Session! It was perfect. The bridge and the park surrounding it were just past the height of fall color, and provided a vivid canvas for her pictures.  First we hung a mirror in the nearby forest for some unique fairy-tale-ish shots. Then we moved to the bridge itself for some more amazing photos.
We hope you like them!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sarah returns for a Cherish the Dress Session

Sarah, our Caeser's Head wedding bride, returned to do a "Cherish the Dress" session, a bridal shoot where we're not so worried about keeping the dress pristine for a future wedding. We took her to one of our favorite spots, Willow Creek Conservatory in Campobello, SC. We took full advantage of the covered bridge and the old Ballenger Mill on the property.

Afterwards, it was time to get the dress a little dirty! The middle of a dam in the late afternoon sun is an flattering location for a beautiful redhead!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

An engaging location!

We took Lindsay and her fiance Jason to the mountains for a memorable engagement photo session. We started off with some studio shots, then moved to Bald Rock and a waterfall up in northern Greenville county.

With the perfect framing of the fall leaves, and with Table Rock and the Carolina foothills in the background, it was the perfect backdrop for a incredible shoot.

We took them to a well known waterfall, and due to the recent rains, it actually had a decent amount of water! We took advantage of this and got some great shots in front of it.

Lindsay and Jason are a great couple and we wish them all the best. Look for their wedding shots in the coming months!