Lee & Meghan – Married | Duncan Estate – Spartanburg, SC

I didn’t meet Lee & Meghan until the day of the wedding, which I only do for out of state couples.  I was only a part of their big day for three hours, but I feel like what I captured was so much more!  Traveling all the way from Texas, it made things a little difficult with meeting, but after having a phone call with Meghan, we were all set for their big day!

Lee & Meghan are both natives of South Carolina, so they knew they had to come back and get married at the beautiful Duncan Estate!  I’m so honored that they chose me to document their wedding 🙂

Here are a “few” faves of their big day.  Take that few lightly, because there are wayyy too many, haha.

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They ended their day (at least with me) by signing their marriage license and making it all official 🙂  Thank you Lee & Meghan for having me on your big day and I wish you the absolute best in your lives together as husband and wife!

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Andy & Kyra – Married | Glassy Mountain Chapel – Landrum, SC

I didn’t meet Andy & Kyra until two day before their wedding as they live out of state…all the way from Kansas, to be exact.  I had forgotten which state they were from and I had guess Arkansas (it was the “sas” ending that got me”) and Andy scolded me on the spot, haha.  NEVER AGAIN GUYS!  I promise 😉

I don’t think I’ve been so relaxed and comfortable around a couple that I had just met in my life.  These two were ready to be married and to party and that exactly what they did.  I met up with the guys downstairs from where the ladies were getting ready and they were just chill, drinking already, and watching some Kansas football.  The day was going fabulously and everyone was ready for it to get even better.

They were married atop the stunning Glassy Mountain Chapel in Landrum, SC with their reception later in the day at The Davenport in Greer, SC.  The views were stunning and the weather, although a tad windy, was perfect for their October wedding.  Once Andy & Kyra were married, we hopped aboard their party bus and drove to Campbell’s Covered Bridge for some bridal party and intimate photos (which, were a lot of fun getting together, lol) and then partied some more on the bus.  Afterwards, we arrived at The Davenport where the party was truly beginning.  I’ve never in my life met a group of people who were down to dancing and partying for that long.  It made for some of the best reception photos ever and I was even forced to get on the dance floor for a chorus of “Gangnam Style” haha.  I even got invited to come to Kansas if I ever wanted to party, lol.

Here are (way too many) of my favorites from Andy & Kyra’s gorgeous wedding day 🙂
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At the end of the night, Andy & Kyra got in the middle of the dance floor while everyone gathered around and watched them dance.  I was TRYING to get photos of this, but was told to just enjoy the moment and it was okay not to get the full picture.  So, I had my camera at my hip, and joined in with the awe of this lovely couple.

Thank you Andy & Kyra for letting me in to photograph this amazing moment in your lives.  I wish you both the absolute best in your lives and marriage.  🙂

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Bryson & Jessica – Engaged | Hatcher Gardens – Spartanburg, SC

Bryson always had a thing for Jessica.  They were friends for a long time and he held out until Jessica finally fell for him.  So much, that they are getting married in August!  We pushed the limits of the sunset on the day of their engagements.  It just so happened to be the day after daylight savings and so the time we had set for their photos ended up being right at the edge of sunset.  Which I don’t generally mind, but Hatcher Gardens is very covered and enveloped with trees and shrubbery, so it got dark very quick and made for a shorter engagement session.  Fortunately, Bryson & Jessica were awesome and were able to work fast even with ideas that they had.  In turn, we got some fabulous photos even with that gorgeous sunset light.

Here are a few of my faves from their session 🙂

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Thank you guys for choosing me to be your wedding photographer!  I can’t wait to do Jessica’s bridals here in a few months and then watch them get married in August at the Forevermore Farm in Moore, SC.

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The Walden Family | Rawlings-Stinson Park – Manchester, KY

I’ve worked with the Walden’s quite a few times, Sara & Kyle even more than that.

You can view all of the previous sessions together (at least the ones I have blogged, the rest are on the JMP Facebook page) in the links below:

The Walden Family – 2013 |  Kyle – Post Heart Transplant | Sara – Maternity Mini

Sara & I had been trying to get a session together as my trips to Kentucky had/have been quite limited since I’m starting to pick up more weddings and all of my health issues from 2016 and pregnancy in 2015.  But we finally made it!  October 2016, we finally made it happen, haha.  It had been years since I had seen Josh, Sara, and their boys and it was nice getting to see them again.  I hadn’t realized how big the boys had gotten, they’re both wild and crazy little men, haha.  We had us a time just getting a single shot of Gavin by himself, lol.  But we got so many good photos of this wonderful family and I’m so glad that they choose me to capture these memories of them together 🙂

Here are good deal of my favorites from the Walden’s family session back in October.

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I can’t wait to see you all again and hopefully we let it get to years again.  We all know how crazy our schedules get, but I can’t wait to see you guys and those precious boys in the near future!  Thank you again for allowing me photograph you 🙂

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Geoff & Juleda | Rawlings-Stinson Park – Manchester, KY

After being friends with Juleda in middle and high school it was so heartwarming to finally see her with the one that she was meant to be with.  Originally, I was going to photograph their wedding, but with the venue they had, outside photographers weren’t allowed.  So what we decided on was a post-wedding shoot (since we couldn’t coordinate our visits to accommodate engagements either, haha) in late October.  Their wedding took place on October 3rd, 2016 at the Red River Gorge in Kentucky.  The photos that were taken were absolutely beautiful!

We had a great little session together!  They claimed that were awkward taking photos together, but I concur!  They were so cute together and it just made my job easier.  Y’all don’t even know what you’re talking about 😛  They did tell me while I was getting a quick ring shot (because I live for details) that while on their honeymoon, Geoff lost his ring….in the ocean, lol.  That’s one way of kicking off your marriage, haha.  I kid, but you guys…he did get another one, so it’s all good.

Here are just a few faves from my session with Geoff and Juleda 🙂

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Although I didn’t get to photograph your gorgeous ceremony, I’m so blessed that you chose me to get these few photos of you together after.  I wish you and Geoff many, many years of happiness and love!

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