Meeting Josh & Jenny was a whirlwind because of their distance apart. Josh was in Michigan working and trying to find a job in the Greenville area, so I only meeting Jenny at first. I was initially contacted by Josh because, as Jenny told me, he likes planning things out, so she just let him do it, lol. Which was a great change for me. I like speaking with both the bride and groom in the planning process, and there’s been times when I won’t meet the groom until the day of the wedding. But they were both part of every process every step of the way. It was just refreshing. Also? Josh & Jenny are just the kindest and sweet couple anywayyy, so they made me feel like I had the easiest job in the world. I also photographed their engagement photos, you can see those HERE.
I arrived at their gorgeous venue, which was Calvary Baptist Church in Simpsonville. I don’t typically enjoy photographing in churches due to the lighting, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that there were lots of windows in the front foyer and plenty of lighting showcasing them during the ceremony. It was a lovely day.
Josh & Jenny opted for a first look, which I always recommend, for that extra intimate moment together before the big moment. But theirs was just as wonderful as any other. I try not to intrude on their moment, so I keep a little bit of distance away if I can.
Without going on forever and ever, here are some favorites from Josh & Jenny’s wedding 🙂
I want to thank you, Josh & Jenny, for asking me to be a part of your wedding. It was truly a pleasure meeting and working with you and also meeting your wonderful families! I wish you both the absolute best in your lives together and marriage 🙂
I met Steve and Tricia at a Starbucks for a quick meeting before their date night. I’m pretty sure they were going to watch Wonder Woman and wanted to meet up with me for their wedding in September. They are such a laid back and fun couple and it was so easy talking to them. Steve was telling me how he proposed to Tricia and just listening to the way he talked about her just warmed my heart. Like…this woman was the love of his life and he was so ecstatic to FINALLY be marrying this woman.
Steve & Tricia were married on September 16th, 2017 at The Duncan Estate in Spartanburg, SC. Having an outdoor wedding is always so iffy because you never know about the weather, but it was SUCH a beautiful day. Tricia started her day with getting her hair and makeup done before getting to Duncan Estate and shared mimosas with her daughter and Steve’s daughter. MAYYYYBE a little more champagne than orange juice, but ehhh, who cares, right? 😉 I spoke to Steve downstairs while he was getting dressed and all he could ask was, “How does she look? She looks better than me, doesn’t she?”. He was just looking out and watching the people show up and sit down waiting for the wedding to start. He was SO excited and ready to marry Tricia. Tricia was feeling just the same. She got her dress on and watched their guests show up from upstairs.
Watching Steve and Tricia marry one another, like any couple, made my heart smile. His eyes just lit up the moment he saw her coming down the aisle and that light never left for the rest of the evening. These photos don’t tell the whole story of Steve & Tricia, but we know that I can’t post them all, lol. Here are my favorites and the best way I can show you their big day 🙂
Steve & Tricia’s wedding day was SO much fun, surprises, and love that I’m so happy that they chose me to be their wedding photographer. You guys are so beautiful together and I wish you the absolute best in your marriage and lives together. It was a pleasure getting to know you both!
I met Ricco & Magnolia in December of 2016 at a small tea shop in downtown Greenville. Meeting them was such a pleasure and talking to them about their big day, made my heart smile. Every detail that they gave me, telling me about how they met and their journey together, I just UGH, I loved them. We got past the new year in 2017 and I got the email that Ricco & Magnolia had decided to book me as their wedding photographer. Y’ALL…..I was so ecstatic, you have no idea. We started planning their engagement session soon after and THAT alone was SO much fun. You can view their engagement photos HERE.
Ricco & Mags were married on September 15th, 2017 (super special date for me, it’s my daughter’s birthday!) at Southern Bleachery in Taylors, SC. This venue is located directly underneath or IN the Taylors Mill. I learned this after doing two bridal sessions and it dawned on me that it was right in front of my face the whole time, haha! It is the cutest venue with all exposed white painted brick walls and tons of huge windows along the front. They have round Edison type light bulbs with larger lights throughout the rest of the venue. Sooooo…..basically, my dream, lol. Ricco and Mags had their tables decorated with purple tablecloths, flowers, and other little fixins 😛
Spending my day with Ricco & Magnolia watching them get married in front of their beautiful families and friends was absolutely wonderful. So much love and happiness filled the entire room and everywhere they went. I was very blessed for them to have chosen me to document their day and I hope you all enjoy my favorite tidbits from Ricco & Magnolia’s wedding day 🙂
Thank you Ricco & Magnolia for such an amazing day. It was a pleasure meeting your families and friends and watching both come together as one big family. You are truly one of the sweetest and most genuine couples that I’ve ever met. I wish you both the best in your marriage and lives together!
Watching Bryson & Jessica’s journey to their wedding day was just lovely. Upon meeting Jessica & Bryson together (originally met Jess’s mom and herself) we had to struggle with their engagements because we TOTALLY forgot about daylight savings time. You can read more about that and view their engagement photos HERE. And Bryson informed me that he had no idea that engagement sessions were a thing and didn’t know anything about bridals, haha. We let ya know about those real quick though. It’s okay, buddy 😛
I also done Jessica’s bridals and you will be able to view those SOON! But in the meantime, we are gonna talk about their wedding day.
Bryson & Jessica were married in a small church in Woodruff, SC and on a beautiful (and totally hot) August day. I arrived and the ladies were sitting around in their gorgeous floral robes awaiting for what the day would hold. I got photos of all of the little details and came back to get Jessica getting into her dress. They opted out of a first look because my girl didn’t wanna ruin her makeup. Don’t blame ya at all, my mom gave me the stink eye if I even thought about crying at my wedding (LOL). I think watching her reaction coming down the aisle was worth it. Since we can’t share them all, here are a good collection of my favorites, telling the story of Bryson & Jessica’s wedding day 🙂
Bryson & Jessica decided to end their day a little early for their honeymoon and had their guests blowing bubbles and throwing bird seed as they exited the parking lot. Thank you both for having me for your big day and the journey to it! I’m so blessed to have gotten to know y’all and am still currently documenting your lives together. If y’all don’t know, Jessica is expecting their first child! ANNNND, I’m doing the baby’s photos, so I’m pretty excited about that 😀
Congratulations to you both on your marriage and that precious baby! I can’t wait to document even more of your lives together and wish you the absolute best in your marriage 🙂
I’ve met many, many people with photographing weddings, engagements, and families. Whenever I met Nina, it was just SO easy to sit down and talk. We blabbed forever and it didn’t feel like it at ALL. I didn’t get to meet Hershell until the day of the wedding due to him being in the military and out of the country, so in the meantime, I bonded with Nina. We also done Nina’s bridals which will be coming SOON!
When we got to the wedding day, we had already went over the timeline and how the day would go and everything they wanted. I couldn’t have asked for a better wedding day for Hershell & Nina. When I arrived, her and the girls were just relaxing and enjoying themselves. So I got all of the details, (dress, jewelry, extras in the room) and then I just watched the day unfold. Hershell requested to have a first look with Nina and buddy, I was SOOOOO excited. I’ll just let you see how that went 😉
I loved watching Hershell & Nina get married and spend their day with the family and friends. So much love and happiness in every part of the day. I can’t show y’all the entire wedding because we’d be here all day, but here is a TON of my favorites that will best tell their story.
Thank you so much Hershell & Nina for having me on your big day! It was an absolute pleasure getting to know you both and I wish you both the absolute best in your marriage and lives together ❤