Blake & Alyssa – Married | Forevermore Farm Home of the Original Barn & Stables – Moore, SC | South Carolina Wedding Photography

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 🙂

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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.

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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 🙂

 

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Nina – Bridals | Taylors Mill – Taylors, SC | South Carolina Wedding Photographer

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!

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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 🙂

 

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Josh & Jenny – Married | Calvary Baptist Church – Simpsonville, SC | South Carolina Wedding Photographer

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 🙂

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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 🙂

 

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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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Chris & Mackenzie – Married | Duncan Estate – Spartanburg, SC

I met up with Mackenzie a little over a year away from their wedding date.  I was actually VERY pregnant at the time, so what a meeting! Haha.  After our initial consultation, they booked and began the planning process!  We done their engagements in early December at the Wofford College Campus as they are both alums and it’s just a gorgeous campus anyway, so we took advantage of the beautiful views 🙂  You can view their engagement session photos HERE.  We also shot Mackenzie’s bridals in early April during Spring Break last year.  You can view that blog post HERE.

But the big day was here.  At this point, there was no more nervousness, just happy vibes and ready to be married.  Everyone was so chill and ready to watch Chris & Mackenzie be married.  This was probably one of my favorite weddings of 2016 because everyone was so amazing to work with and just how great the entire day went.  Seven hours went so quickly and was spent watching these families and friends celebrate the newly married Visage couple.

I have SO many favorites, but here are a handful from their absolutely beautiful day 🙂

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Chris & Mackenzie, thank you SO much for having me on one of the most important days of your life.  I absolutely loved working with and getting to know you both!  I wish you both the best in life and your marriage!  (((hugs)))

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