Adam & Angela’s wedding was a day I’m so thankful that I was a part of. From the song that Angela’s father sang during the reception to the moment when Adam saw Angela walk down the aisle, no moment was spared with joy and love.
I met Adam & Angela at their engagement session in the lovely downtown Greenville, which was a journey in itself, haha. You can view their photos and that story HERE. We had a wonderful time getting to know one another even if we got rained out a couple of times, lol! Also had a wonderful time getting Angela’s bridal portraits as well at the gorgeous Rock Quarry Garden, you can view those images HERE.
I spent the whole day with Adam & Angela, before they ever started getting ready until they were leaving the church. The day was full of surprises, and this dang southern heat (who knew it was gonna be 80+ degrees in OCTOBER?), but we pulled through and everything went beautifully. We started the day with everyone getting ready, taking their time and enjoying the day. Once we got to that, Angela wanted to have a first look with her dad in the sanctuary. I love all first looks and usually ones with the bride and her father are always a treat. This one was no exception. We continued the day with a beautiful and emotional ceremony that I will never forget. No dry eyes in the house, here!
Once Adam & Angela said their “I do”‘s, I just followed their day as I would any other wedding. Let them enjoy this joyous occasion with their friends, family, and church members all while documenting every moment 🙂 I’m not able to put into words how wonderful this wedding was, so I’ll let some photos from the big day do the talking.
Thank you Adam & Angela for choosing me as your wedding photographer. I am more than honored to have been documenting this beautiful day and the journey leading up to it. You two were absolutely wonderful and I wish you the absolute best in your lives together.
I love elopements, have I said that before? Pretty sure. I was contacted by Kelsey sort of last minute to photograph their small ceremony at our local courthouse. They had big plans on throwing a wedding for all of their family and friends, but y’all, and I felt this deep in my core, Kelsey said that they’ve decided to “Just get married and stop stressing about it”. She already had her dress bought, so they just went right along with it.
I met them very quickly before we began with their first look, which I ALWAYS advocate for. It was super sweet and perfect and Greg had the biggest smile on his face the whole day. Afterwards, while waiting for the official ceremony, we took some formals inside the building and right outside in their courtyard. They were called in began their lives together with the cutest ceremony and afterwards we done just a touch more formal portraits. I had only met Greg & Kelsey that day, but it was such an honor to have been their wedding photographer.
Here are some of favorites of Greg & Kelsey’s big day 🙂
Stunning couple, right? RIGHT. Thank you Greg & Kelsey for having me on your special day. I am so happy that I was able to capture these special moments for you all and wish you the absolute best in your lives together 🙂
I met Blake & Alyssa in early Fall 2017. Just our back and forth emails talking about their wedding made me giddy as I felt like we were a wonderful fit for each other. We met up over coffee discussed all of the details of their big day. This gorgeous venue, bridal party, their vision on how they wanted things to look and feel. Blake & Alyssa just felt like long lost friends to me, even in that initial meeting. We scheduled their engagement session that day and off we went on this wondrous journey. You can view their fall engagement photos HERE.
Then we get to the wedding day. It was a gorgeous, sunny (but dang was it hot!) May afternoon. There was a slight breeze every now and then that I think we ALL enjoyed whenever it grazed through. Forevermore Farms is a gorgeous venue with not one, but TWO options for your wedding. They have the Barn and the Stables. Blake & Alyssa chose the Stables. Alyssa and her bridal party got ready in this little area outside of the stables, away from Blake’s vision. His area was in the stables right off of the dance floor. I arrived just as Alyssa was gathering things together for their reception. Everyone was all dolled up with hair and makeup all ready, just needed to get dressed. Everyone finishes up and we move onto the first look with Alyssa’s dad, and move onto the ceremony and the rest of the day is history.
So, finally to show off these gorgeous wedding images in the JMP blog. I tried to keep it simple, but that was impossible. This is a fair warning, this post is photo heavy, haha. But without any time to waste, here are what I feel shows off the love and fun filled day celebrating the marriage of Blake & Alyssa 🙂
OH! Before I forget! This was a total surprise to almost everyone at the wedding (I’m not sure if anyone else besides the three of us knew about it), but Alyssa and her dad planned a shake up to your usual father-daughter dance. They started it off with Journey’s “Lights” and somewhere in the middle you hear this scratch and Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” starts playing. Y’ALL they coordinated this dance together and it was perfect! So glad that I was there to capture this greatness.
These people were having the time of their lives and to be honest, I felt like getting out there myself, haha! When I left, they were still partying it up! I’m so thankful that Blake & Alyssa chose me to document this wonderful time in their lives and I get to share it again and again! I wish you both the absolute best in your lives and marriage together 🙂
This was my first time working with Nina. We wanted to badly to do hers and Hershell’s engagement photos, but he’s in the military and wasn’t going to be in the states at the time that we would need him to be. But it’s okay, it made the wedding day so much better and it didn’t take me long to get to know him 🙂 You can view their gorgeous wedding day photos and blog HERE.
Nina and I were on the same page with what she wanted. She originally wanted to shoot at Furman University because it has a lot to offer in terms of areas to shoot at and it’s just a gorgeous campus. But Nina spoke to me about wanting something with a rustic and vintage feel and I found Taylors Mill. Now, I’ve seen photos taken here, but have never inquired about shooting there until I saw that you could request a time frame and that there are big open spaces to shoot in. It was perfect!
I think we shot in June, so OBVIOUSLY we battled the heat and humidity. South Carolina and it’s LOVELY humidity, lol. Even so, Nina and her wonderful mama worked it out for two full hours and I’m so glad that we did. This is probably one of my absolute favorite bridal sessions to date and I’m SO SO SO happy to be sharing these, FINALLY. I’m gonna just stop talking and let y’all just look at these, Nina is such a natural beauty!
Thank you Nina for having me photograph your bridal portraits and your wedding! You are such a true gem and it was a pleasure working with you 🙂
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 🙂