I don’t photograph prom sessions very often. Again, like I’ve said in the past, it’s mostly because I don’t get many requests for them. But I do enjoy it! It’s just like a wedding, it’s a one time (or twice if you go both, your Junior and Senior year) thing that you get to experience, so why not photograph it! And I’m a girl, so I’m a sucker for some beautiful people in gorgeous dresses and tuxes, haha.
Julie came to me saying that she wanted me to photograph her daughter and her date before their prom back in April, as well as her friend and her date. It was so much fun! We got to photograph them at the beautiful Milliken Park in Spartanburg (we planned on Downtown Spartanburg OR Greer City Park, but there were events happening at both places that day), and everything was perfect!
Here are some of my favorites from their prom session 🙂
I hope you kids had a wonderful time at your prom and wish you the best in your studies! Thank you for having me photograph these photos for you! 🙂
Magnolia emailed me last December and wanted me to meet with her and Ricco for coffee at a local tea bar in Downtown Greenville, O-CHA Tea Bar. When I first met them, it was so easy to talk to them. They knew exactly what they wanted, and knew precisely what to ask me. They told me their wedding date and venue (with I’m in love with and can’t WAIT to shoot there in September!) and I think they could tell that I would be in heaven, haha. We got to talking a lot more and they told me more about their story together and buddy, let me tell you, if they can make it through long distance, ANYBODY can. Ricco is from Washington and Magnolia is from Syracuse, New York and they made it being THAT FAR apart for years. I truly admire their love for one another and I seriously can’t wait to watch them get married in September!
Ricco also works in engineering, so he was very interested in having their engagements done in downtown Greenville because he loves all of the structures and all of the older buildings. Which I totally agree, Greenville is chock FULL of beautiful buildings and areas. We didn’t get to explore as much as I wanted, but everything was amazing that day! We started in Downtown Greenville in Falls Park, they even trekked into the Falls, haha! After that, they said they saw a local brewery that they thought would be awesome to get photos in, so I was TOTALLY in. We headed over to Birds Fly South Ale Project and it was this secluded, but very chill (and busy!) brewery. It was really nice and it seems they have food trucks by all of the time! You can check them out HERE.
Too many favorites from their engagements, but I’ll show some restraint and show you as little/many as possible 🙂
Thank you Ricco & Magnolia for choosing me to document this wonderful time in your lives! I can’t wait to photograph your wedding in September! Ricco & Magnolia are to be married on September 15th, 2017.
I just blogged about the Courson’s a few days ago (like I said, I’m catching up, haha) with their maternity session back in December. You can see that post HERE. Well Rivers made his appearance in January and Erica contacted me shortly after to make sure we got some photos before he got too big. I personally don’t care how big they are, it’s important to get photos of your babies no matter what, but that newborn stage is gone before you know it. They grow up WAY too fast!
Depending on the time of the year, you can get newborn photos outside, but I tend to recommend lifestyle sessions for babies. They are so small and fragile, and keeping them where they are most comfortable makes for an easier session. Especially when they get hungry or need a diaper change. And it’s also a lot easier for the parents as well. They get to do whatever they like and just be comfy in their own home.
Rivers was fully awake just about the entire time I was there, so we had a wide eyed baby for the session, haha. And was so happy! AND all dressed up in Pittsburg Penguins gear…..as you can tell…mom and dad (mostly dad) are fans, haha. Everything went so easy and I can’t wait to see these wonderful people again 🙂
Here are some of my favorites from The Courson’s Lifestyle session!
I love watching how the families I photograph grow over time. It makes me feel like I’m KINDA part of their family by getting to photograph such moments for them. I will still stand by saying that I think Rivers looks just like Erica, but we shall see how time will fight against me, haha.
Thank you Ian & Erica for allowing me to photograph your family, once again, and I hope to do more so in the future 🙂
Josh & Jenny, I’m not sure how they found me, maybe by a miracle? Haha. But I’m so glad that they did. Josh initially contacted me as Jenny said that he was planning everything (what a turn around from the usual, haha), but I met with Jenny first. Josh was then working and living out of state in Michigan, so getting to meet them both at the same time was a little difficult working with all of our schedules. But we made it work out and the meeting, obviously, went very well! We scheduled their engagements for mid-January at Glendale Shoals and rolled with it! Josh & Jenny are such a sweet couple and so easy to work with that it made everything that much easier 🙂
Even though all of the leaves were gone with it being winter, Glendale was beautiful for their photos. They are both so down to earth and directing them was basically non-existent because all I needed Josh to do was made Jenny laugh, haha. Guys, if you can make your significant other laugh, your photo session will always go well, I promise, lol. It loosens you up and makes you more comfortable, and you totally forget that you’re being photographed.
I also shot Josh & Jenny’s wedding last month (June) and can’t wait to share those! But until then, here are some of my many favorites from their engagement session 🙂
Their engagement session was so fun and we didn’t freeze to death! Even being by a waterfall in January, lol. Just about the only good thing about warmer winters down here in SC, haha. Their wedding will be posted up soon and I can’t wait to share those with all of you, it was a lovely wedding 🙂
Thank you Josh & Jenny for choosing me to be your photographer!
This was a first. My first surprise proposal and I was so giddy to be doing it for Jeremy & Marett. He called me one day in December saying that he was going to propose to Marett and wanted to do it at Wofford College as it was where they met, plus the campus is beautiful anyway. He told me that he wanted to do a walk around on the campus, to show her some new things that were going on (Correct me if I’m wrong, but pretty sure Jeremy’s dad works at Wofford). Then Jeremy had an idea that I approach them as if I’m just scouting the area for an engagement session that I’d have the next day, and ask them to be stand in subjects to test the light.
The way that it worked out was hilarious and perfect.
When they got to our meeting point, I stopped and introduced myself and asked them if they would mind standing in for me. And immediately, Marett started laughing. They agreed we started shooting. I asked them if they would mind walking back up the path they came and just talk and walk back towards me and we would go from there. I think the photos can tell the story after that 😉
What I didn’t know was that Marett had been asking Jeremy about when he was going to propose to her. Jeremy told me that she basically had her ring picked out, lol. Her best friend actually helped pick out the ring, and it was perfect.
Without typing out a book (lol), here are some of my favorites from Jeremy & Marett’s surprise proposal session 🙂
Thank you to Jeremy for allowing me to document this amazing part of his and Marett’s life! It was an amazing experience and I had a great time planning this surprise for Marett. She was definitely surprised, haha.
I wish you both the absolute best in your lives together!