Blake & Hannah – Engaged | Greer City Park, Greer, SC

I’ve been living in South Carolina for over four years now.  And every time I speak to someone or meet a new client, I’m always met with comments about how thick of a southern accent I have.  It’s nothing new, I’m use to having people look at me with a crooked face going, “Huh?”  with every other word I say.  With Blake &  Hannah….this was not the case.

I’ve finally met a couple who are about as country as I am and I LOVE IT.  This young and SUPER adorable couple were a delight to work with and I simply can’t wait until their wedding in LESS THAN A MONTH.  Let that sink in, guys!  Haha. Their wedding will be a wedding I always love to shoot;  vintage/rustic styled outdoor wedding.  Ahhhhh, it’s the dream.  And with Blake & Hannah, it will be so easy and fun when it comes to the big day.

Usually with my couples, getting natural smiles and reactions, I tell one to make the other laugh or tell them a joke.  It works almost every single time and with Blake, it was easy as pie.  I could go on for days about their cuteness, but I think I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.

Here are some of my faves from Blake & Hannah’s engagement session.

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Again, thank you guys for letting me photograph your engagements AND your upcoming wedding!  Blake & Hannah are getting married on May 21st, 2016.

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Chris & Mackenzie – Engaged | Wofford College Campus – Spartanburg, SC

I met with Mackenzie when I was SUPER pregnant (probably in my last month) and we talked for a good hour or so about her and Chris and just details about the big day in September.  She told me that Chris is actually in the military and she teaches dance to kids!  And if you notice in their pictures, she has the BEST posture of any woman I’ve ever photographed.  Reminds me of my days in high school when I was in choir, haha.

Due to both of their conflicting schedules we had to do their engagements in early December at Wofford’s campus, whom Chris is a Alma Mater, which is how we were able to take pictures on their beautiful campus.  But jokes on you, weather!  It was actually beautiful that day and the trees were still full of yellow/orange leaves.  WIN!

I quickly realized that even though Mackenzie told me that Chris doesn’t like taking pictures that that was a big fat lie because they were SO easy to photograph.  Chris was an absolute HOOT to work with and made Mackenzie laugh (which I’ve recently found out again, doesn’t take too much, haha), which in turn, made my job that much easier.  I actually just shot Mackenzie’s bridals this past Friday and I unfortunately have to hold onto those until SEPTEMBER (this will be the longest five months ever, lol), but it will be so worth it!  They are getting married on September 10th 2016 and I simply cannot wait:)

Here are a few faves from Chris & Mackenzie’s engagement session!

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Again, I had such a wonderful time photographing Chris & Mackenzie in December and definitely can’t wait to document their wedding in September:)

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Matthew & Kalee – Married | Lake Robinson – Greer, SC

I received a phone call from Kalee about a month prior to their wedding saying she needed me for a couple of hours to photograph her small intimate wedding at Lake Robinson.  I love small, intimate weddings just about as much as big, elaborate weddings, so I of course said yes!

Matthew & Kalee had been together for several years before deciding to tie the knot.  They wanted something small with just immediate family and that’s just what they had.  The view of the Lake from the dock was just beautiful.  It wasn’t too cool or hot that day (Even though it was early/mid December) and the sky was just gorgeous.  I couldn’t have asked for better weather for an outdoor wedding!

Here are just some of my faves from their big day

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Also!  Matthew & Kalee had been trying to have kids, but never would take.  I’m happy to say that they are expecting TWO precious bundles of joy!  Again, congratulations to you both for your marriage and the babies!

Thank you again for allowing me to document this amazing day for you both.  I wish you both the absolute best with your wonderful family:)

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Franziska & Family | Downtown Spartanburg, SC

You may remember Franziska (actually blogged her maternity session with her hubby Ilker not too long ago).  Well now, (Now being back in early September, lol) after she gave birth to her precious Ela, her mom and sister came to visit from Germany for a while and help out with the baby.  Also?  We got some amazing photos with Franziska and her family.  I don’t usually family photos like this, just a mother, her two children, and grandbaby, but I’m very glad that I was able to on this occasion.  Seeing as they all live so far apart from one another, I was more than happy to capture these memories for Franziska, her mom, and sister:)

Here are some of my favorites from the entire session, even though I could share the entire gallery if I wanted, haha.

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Franziska, Ela is absolutely beautiful and your family is wonderful!  It was amazing to be able to work with you again and to meet them at this wonderful time in yours and Ilker’s lives!  I can’t wait to capture more photos of little Ela in the future!:)

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Chris & Jessica – Maternity | Glendale Shoals – Spartanburg, SC

I don’t do very many maternity sessions.  I don’t know why, I like doing them, I just don’t get many inquiries for them. But when I do, they are usually from amazing couples that I’ve worked with previously (or not, but then become recurring clients!).  One of those couples being Chris & Jessica.  You may remember them from my styled shoots that I’ve done in the past.  They are beyond some of my favorite shoots ever and they just never get old to me.  I don’t think I blogged our very first session, but you can see their photos over on the JMP Facebook page HERE (This was back in 2012, so ignore my giant watermark.  We all have come a long way in four years! lol).  You can also see our other sessions HERE, HERE, & HERE.

As always, I love working with Chris & Jess because they are just so open to anything and fun, yet very laid back.  I personally don’t think we’ve ever gotten a bad photo of them, haha.  And this session is absolutely no different.  Jess is such a beautiful pregnant woman with this perfectly round belly.  I can’t exaggerate how perfect her little belly was, haha.  She wanted to take photos in this gorgeous flowing dress in a creek and OMGAH, I was totally down for it.  It was really hot that day (I’m pretty sure Chris was about to sweat himself to death that day, lol), so the water in the creek was very refreshing.

Since then, of course, she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl!  She is absolutely adorable and I can’t wait until I am able to get some pictures of this child.  She’s the perfect combination of Chris & Jessica.

Without further ado, here are just a few of my favorites from Chris & Jessica’s Maternity/Anniversary session:)

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A little tidbit of information on Chris & Jessica. I generally do annual sessions with them in July. Actually have for the past three years (and then the Christmas before then at our first shoot) for their anniversary. It just so happened that she was very pregnant (I’m thinking 37 weeks) at that time, so we done maternity and some anniversary photos then. And every year, they like taking a framed photo of the previous anniversary. I absolutely love doing this as it shows me how far their marriage has come:)

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Also, I 100% encourage anyone to go to Glendale Shoals for pictures, playing, whatever.  It’s so nice and calm over there.  I just love it.

Chris & Jess, I’m totally ready whenever you wanna take pictures again, haha.  And I know I told you all this the day she was born, but congratulations on your beautiful baby girl!  She’s going to be the most spoiled little nugget in the world😛

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