Demetrius & Linda – Married | Skylight Chapel – Taylors, SC

Demetrius & Linda were married at the end of August (so needless to say, I’m a smidgen behind on blogging, lol) and it was perfect.  They just wanted a small intimate wedding with their families and some friends.  The Skylight Chapel was the absolute ideal place for their wedding.  It was simple and absolutely beautiful;  Demetrius & Linda were very blessed to have such a gorgeous day for their wedding.  And I was just as blessed to have been there to document and witness this beautiful ceremony with their friends and families.

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JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

I feel like this needs a little background story.  This lovely lady above is Demetrius’ mom.  She said that she wanted to sing a song for Demetrius & Linda on their wedding day.  It was absolutely lovely and all I saw were smiles across the room.  This woman has more guts that I ever have, haha.

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JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

No need for background story, except for I was reaching to get this photo without Linda’s aunt photobombing, but I love it either way.  Just another moment to capture :P

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

At the end of the day, D&L was Facetiming her brother (forgive me if I’m wrong, lol) since he couldn’t be at the wedding.

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I know this was late, so forgive me guys since I told you months ago that I would blog your wedding, but I am glad that I’m finally able to do it now, haha.  Your wedding was beautiful and I thank you both for allowing me to be a part of your big day.  I wish you both the absolute best in your marriage and lives :)

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The Xiong Family – Milliken Park | Spartanburg, SC

This adorable little family was a joy to work with.  I got an email from Kristy about a family session and everything went smoothly after that.  We met up, she showed me photos of her girls and husband and I was so excited to photograph this beautiful family.  Seeing these girls in person (with their pretty little dresses) made me smile so much because, c’mon, they’re freaking adorable!

We shot around 7PM, which is SO ideal for portrait sessions in the end of summer/beginning of fall.  The light was beautiful and made for fantastic family photos for them :)

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JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Families JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Families JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - FamiliesKristy asked me initially if there was time, if I could get some photos of just her and her hubby.  Well, of course I can!  Couples portraits are one of my favorite things to photograph :)

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - FamiliesAren’t they just a lovely couple?  :)

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - FamiliesKristy and I were talking away while her hubby and the girls went towards the fountain (which that’s all they were worried about because let’s face it…kids love water, lol).  And he started picking them up with one hand and swinging them.  It was too cute NOT to catch it in action!

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Families JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Families JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - FamiliesThe water definitely made this little girl happier.  Just look at that face! Haha! :)

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - FamiliesAnd we ended the session with the girls just sitting together and playing their little hearts out in the water.  Kristy had splashes of water from them kicking so much of it on her, haha.

I really hope they decide on doing photos again next year.  I’d love to photograph those beauties and see how much they’ve grown :)

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JMP TIDBITS

I am booking for SC Christmas Mini Sessions RIGHT NOW for November 1st!  I will put up the times available in the Specials section at the top of the page.  Also!  I am booking TWO Kentucky Christmas mini sessions for October 25th ONLY.  Details for those are TBD upon inquiry :)

AND!  The new JMP Website and pricing will be released VERY soon, most likely within the next two weeks.  If you’d like to book ANYTHING with the old JMP Pricing please do so before then.  I will announce the release in a few days :)

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JR & Kayla – Married | Four Star Village – Red Fox, KY

JR & Kayla were married on August 1st at the Four Star Village Barn.  This place was paradise to a photographer like me.  With all of the wood and chic light colors, it was just lovely.  But more about them, not me, lol.  I done their engagement photos back in March of this year and we weren’t as fortunate weather wise.  Well…we shot around 3PM (which we didn’t have a choice, haha) so the sun was very overhead and bright.  And in Kentucky, the trees don’t start blooming again until late March/April.  At this time, the trees were still very much bare and had dead leaves.  BUT!  We made it work.  I had to break out the reflector that day and make the best of what we had.  You can see their engagement photos HERE.

Kayla and I went to high school together, so we had talked before quite a bit before ever discussing their wedding or engagements.  After Kayla started telling me about where her wedding was going to be and the details, color scheme…everything.  I HAD to shoot their wedding.  And lucky for me, JR & Kayla agreed :)

I am so blessed to have been able to shoot this wedding.  It was so beautiful and that venue was absolutely LOVELY.  To have been a part of their big day warmed my heart and made me even more happy to just be there.  JR & Kayla are an amazing couple and deserve every single bit of happiness.

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OH!  Also?  Kayla is THE most artistic and crafty person I know.  She painted the mural at our high school and it was AMAZING.  So a lot of the signs at the wedding were painted by her.

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They had these made for them both to give to their new mother-in-law.  They done this during the ceremony. JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

JR & Kayla decided on a first look and I’m SO happy that they did.  It was my first one and was decided at the very last minute, haha.  Kayla just burst into tears after she saw JR right before the ceremony.  I will definitely be encouraging first looks from now on if the couple is into it :)JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

All of the men just walked up the ceremony area with the girls following right behind them on a golf cart, haha.

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

The look of pure joy.  Just loved it!

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

Whenever we got to the formals, we got some really sweet shots of Kayla and her sister and then a nice intimate shot of JR and one of his best man, haha.

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

This car is very well loved by JR and Kayla and is a work in progress, so it was decided to throw some shots in with the car, haha.  Loved how fun these girls were!

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JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

This could definitely be one of my favorite shots from the whole wedding.  Just LOVE it.

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

They have this tradition at the venue where you get to sign and date your names into a leaf on the “tree” in the bridal room.  I thought that was so neat!

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - Weddings

JennMarie Photography - South Carolina Portrait & Lifestyle Photography - WeddingsAnd they left out with popping sparklers and taking a risk to go back inside for one last kiss of the night.  Literally my last shot of the night :)

I absolutely love JR & Kayla.  They are a couple that just seem like a couple that’s been together for so long, they didn’t even need to get married.  I wish them both the absolute best in life and love.  I thank you both for including me on your special day! :)

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