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The Dog Days of Summer, family and pet portrait event at Waterfront Park in Charleston

Oh BOY we have been having crazy amounts of fun during our “Dog Days of Summer” portrait series! (See collage below!)

Since last weekend ended up being booked solid so quickly…’re in luck! We have added one extra day! 🙂 We have added Saturday, July 17th as our “Lazy Dog Day” for all you ‘lazy dogs’ out there that wanted a session but didn’t book in time! (Hehe. You know we love ya!)

This is the last day, and there are only a few slots left! We have openings from 1pm until 6pm. This is your last chance to get a $40 session with 40% off all prints & enlargements! To book your session, call us at (843) 767-6888.


Erin & David’s Wedding at Summerall Chapel at the Citadel and the Carolina Yacht Club

View the full album design here:

I enjoy every chance I get to shoot at two of my favorite Charleston wedding & reception locations! Erin and David are such a laid back couple! Before walking down the aisle, I think even I was more nervous than Erin! 🙂

The weather was amazing & every step of the day went smoothly on time. And if you will notice, Erin looked a-mazing in her gorgeous wedding gown.

Erin’s veil was an especially important detail of their day, as it was also worn by her grandmother and her mother at their weddings.

Whitney & Philip’s Gorgeous Wedding at Legend Oaks Golf Club in Summerville

Last Saturday had the perfect weather, and I don’t say that lightly. It was absolutely gorgeous all day long. The sky was clear blue, it wasn’t one degree too warm, or one degree too cold. It was….perfect. And it couldn’t have come at a more perfect time, than for Whitney & Philip’s wedding that had an outdoor ceremony AND reception!

Everyone involved in this wedding was incredibly wonderful. The staff at Legend Oaks were kind & helpful in every way, the food was amazingly delicious, Whitney & Phil’s family were great AND their wedding party had permanent smiles all day!

I am thrilled with these images for their sneak-peek! (FYI: choosing these few for the preview was TOUGH!!!! I cannot wait to post the album design so everyone can see all the rest! I’m working hard on that now – I promise!

Jean & Adam’s wedding at St. Mary’s Catholic and the Charleston AFB

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What a unique wedding for a wonderful couple! (Especially don’t miss their rehearsal dinner photography by Betty Boop (aka Mell Bell). 🙂

Jean Marie & Adam’s wedding was unique and classy all the way. St. Mary’s Catholic Church in downtown Charleston in the historic district is one of the most beautiful churches in this area!

Though their wedding was scheduled in October to avoid the Charleston summertime humidity, it was a freakishly humid day with heat index over 100F! Everyone was such good sports about it, I mean, what can you do, right? This is Charleston, afterall.

Krissy and Bryan’s beautiful Cypress Gardens wedding

Krissy and and her new mom-in-law used to work for years at SIB, a company who shared office space with us for over 8 years, so there were a lot of familiar faces at this event, and it was a happy thing to be a part of.  Cypress Gardens is such a beautiful place for portraits.  Krissy arrived at the ceremony via boat, which provided some awesome picture opportunities.

See their album design and photos at:  Krissy and Brian

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Christy and Dan’s happy wedding at Dunes West Golf Club

Christy and Dan are happy and classy and had a wedding that reflected that very well.  Starting out at the Dunes West Country Club where they had a ceremony under the Spanish moss by the marsh.  The rain managed to hold off until about half way through the ceremony, at which point the minister seemed to talk a bit faster.  But it didn’t rain too hard, and everyone laughed.  After a dinner in the Club, they went to a spectacular neighboring home where they had an ‘after-reception’ out by the pool.  Small, comfortable, and very enjoyable, this was one of the more unique, well-planned, decorated, and accomplished weddings I (Nathan) have attended in some time.

See their album design and wedding photos at : Christy and Dan


Lauren and Jason’s Wedding at the Magnolia Plantation Carriage House

I(Mell) remember the day I met Lauren and first took her picture at a wedding show. She was so excited that it was contagious!  The big day arrived, and I had my awesome BFF, Wanda, as my second photographer. What could be more perfect than a Magnolia Plantation wedding and the Dynamic Duo? Of course, our cameras, (Ursela, Shorty, and the Mighty Boosh), were ready for action.

The wedding began shortly after the USC vs. Kentucky game, which ended favorably and added a sense of fun to the groomsmen portraits while we listened to the game over the radio. Just before the ceremony, thunder, dark clouds, and rain threatened, and when I told Lauren it was sprinkling outside. She replied, “I can handle sprinkles. I really don’t care…I’m just so excited!” (That’s my bride!)

So this Carriage House wedding began outside in the rain, which stopped right around the time Lauren was at the front of the aisle. The rain started again during the reception but cleared up in time to make S’mores over the outdoor firepit while the sun set.

Lauren and Jason have a special place in my heart because not only are they fellow Gamecocks but also, they are the first couple to hire me as the lead photographer for their wedding. I have been a second photographer for Nathan or Valerie at numerous weddings, so it an honor to be the lead at this one. Thank you so much, and GO GAMECOCKS!

Check out their Album design: Lauren and Jason