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 🙂

 

Jenn 2018

Ben & Karina – Spring Couple Session | Furman University – Greenville, SC | South Carolina Wedding Photography

Couples & Engagements;  One of my favorite things to photograph, aside from weddings, of course.  But my favorite is when I get to photograph my past wedding clients outside of their big day.  I worked with Ben & Karina last year for their gorgeous October barn wedding (you can see that post here) and was needing a couple for a model call as I wanted to photograph Furman University’s beautiful Spring trees and needed the perfect couple.  Ben & Karina were indeed that perfect couple.

They volunteered right away and I knew it was going to be perfect.  We only worked together on their wedding (they already had engagement photos done when they booked me for their wedding) but we get along so very well and they are just wonderful together.  It was a match made in heaven, obviously.  We were going to be doing an anniversary session this October for them as they had a little time left over from their wedding that wasn’t used.  But they told me that Ben was offered a job and they were going to be moving very soon after 😦 So, this shoot was perfect for them to have even if it weren’t on their anniversary.

It was incredibly hard picking out a handful from their session as I could’ve easily posted them all.  I adore how expressive they are about their love and it shows so much through these photos.  So without further ado, this beautiful spring and love-filled session and as few photos that I could manage to share 😛

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It’s always a joy working with Ben & Karina and this was no exception.  Since our session together, they’ve since moved (very recently, actually) to another state and have moved into their new home 🙂  I wish you both the absolute best of luck in your new adventure together!

 

Jenn 2018

Spring Kids Session 2018 | Campbell’s Covered Bridge – Landrum, SC | South Carolina Wedding Photography

It’s always a pleasure working with my dear friend April.  She was coming up to NC to visit with her in laws and said that she wanted to get together for some pictures of her son, Dalton, and her niece and nephew.  I brought up Campbell’s Covered Bridge as an option as it was right smack dab in the middle of us, and it was perfect.  I don’t think I’ve met a more photogenic little group of children, of course, they are still kids, but we got some great smiles out of them which made for some priceless photos 🙂

Here are just a few of my faves 🙂

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At the end, April pulled me aside and went behind the bridge and got a few of just Dalton, but he wasn’t in the mood anymore, so we got these priceless faces, haha.  It was, as always, fantastic getting to see April and Dalton, plus meeting her MIL (mother-in-law) and adorable niece and nephew was a blast as well.  We gotta get YOUR family some time or another, girl! 😉

Thank you for meeting up with me for some great photos, and even better memories 🙂

 

Jenn 2018

Andersen Family – Fall 2017 | Inman, SC | South Carolina Wedding Photographer

I photographed this gorgeous family back around Thanksgiving.  All of the family was getting together for the holidays since most live out of state.  Eva contacted me to do their family portraits at her parents’ home in Inman near Lake Bowen and their backyard was THIS gorgeous view (first photo below).  We took the opportunity to capture her parents with their grandbabies and having the family together.  Took to the front yard for some shade while the sun set a little bit and then to their backyard for this gorgeous lake as a background.

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They ended the session with the kids throwing footballs around and rolling down the hill in the crunchy leaves and wrestling like little boys do.  Just watching kids run around and be kids is one of the best things in life.

I enjoyed meeting Eva and her wonderful family and am joyed at the opportunity to photograph everyone together at once 🙂

 

Jenn 2018

Fulmer Family – Fall 2017 | Campbell’s Covered Bridge – Landrum, SC | South Carolina Wedding Photographer

Working with this wonderful family was a treat!  It was a little hard to get everyone together at the same time for this session, so I was happy that I was available for them 🙂

The Fulmer family session consisted on Great grandparents, grandparents, moms and dads, an aunt, and of course, those sweet grandbabies.  I know how important it is to capture these moments together when you have everyone together.  They requested to do them at Campbell’s Covered Bridge in Landrum, which is such a perfect spot for fall photos.  I’m so happy with how everything turned out 🙂

Here are some of my favorites!

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Thank you Fulmer family for allowing me to document your family together!  I hope you are able to cherish these photos for a lifetime 🙂

 

Jenn 2018