I had met Russ before our session together, but briefly. He was a groomsman in Ben & Karina’s wedding and are good friends of this lovely couple 🙂 I was suppose to do their 1st year anniversary photos this coming October, but since they were moving, they offered their session to Wanda & Russ for some maternity photos, to which I was happy to do. And while I don’t do it very often, I like to occasionally photograph a gorgeous baby bump. And this one was definitely a beauty 🙂
I met Wanda & Russ out at a friend’s home out in Traveler’s Rest, SC. I’m always sketchy about meeting people in places I’ve never been, but I was sent photos before hand and saw other photos, so I felt pretty confident. There were so many little gems and nice areas that made their maternity shoot together perfect. I felt like even though we were getting eat up by bugs and it being a tad hot, that it went great and officially took some of my favorite maternity photos to date.
Again, I had such a wonderful time shooting with Wanda & Russ and think their precious baby boy is SO adorable. He just turned one month old a few days ago! These are some of my favorite maternity photos to date and am so happy that Ben & Karina graciously gifted this session to them. ❤
Oh, hey there. I walked outside today go to pick up my daughter from the school bus stop and thought to myself, why is it so hot? IT IS SEPTEMBER. It should immediately drop to 75 degrees once we get into this month, lol. But alas, it’s still 90 degrees and the humidity is too dang high. Thanks South Carolina! But what does this have to do with Blake & Hannah’s anniversary session? Well, when we shot these, back in May, BUDDY, it was HOT. But so was this session, some would say, it was LIT (forgive me for being lame, lol) 😀
I shot Blake & Hannah’s adorable outdoor wedding back in May of 2016. You can see that post HERE. You can also view their engagement photos HERE as well 🙂 They were adorable then, and nothing has changed. They may have grown a little as a couple, but my interaction with them was exactly the same and even more fun than any time before. I was running a model call for couples to fill out my summer a little bit and Hannah volunteered her and Blake. Immediate excitement on my part, haha. We just treated it as an anniversary session and went with it. Not only was it great getting to see them again, but it was just a great time shooting with them again. We laughed a ton, witnessed a duck murder (more on that below) unfortunately, and overall had a great time.
I could easily just share all of their photos from this session because I loved all of them so much! But I tried to keep it chill and only share a handful with you guys. So here are my faves 🙂
^^^Okay, so…..we were being all peaceful, just shooting away. I had Blake & Hannah sitting on this rock by the pond. Meanwhile, some ducks start swimming by. A few white ducks and then some random black duck. All of a sudden this black duck darts after one of the white ducks and literally held it under water until it died 😥 A straight up duck murder! It was awful! Blake tried throwing sticks and rocks at the duck so maybe it would let go and leave the other duck alone, but it didn’t work. RIP white ducky
I will forever encourage each couple of mine to take time for yourselves and celebrate your anniversary by getting photos made. I know once you get married you may not have as much time for things like that and sometimes it’s just nice to set this time aside and enjoy yourselves. Just have someone photograph you while doing it 😉
Thank you Blake & Hannah as always for being such wonderful models and clients for this shoot! I welcome you both forever and always to come and model for me 🙂
I’ve worked with the Coursons a few times now, this was our third session together. You can view their maternity and newborn/lifestyle sessions HERE & HERE! This time we were getting new family photos of Ian, Erica, and adorable Rivers in the beautiful fall weather before it go too cold. Except that day it was pretty windy and the air was a little chilly. Either way, we worked fast so Rivers wouldn’t get too cold and the little guy was a champ! And seriously the most adorable baby ever. I could just squish his little cheeks!
Here are a few favorites from our session together 🙂
I always love working with Ian, Erica, and Rivers and can’t wait to see them again. 🙂
I met Steve and Tricia at a Starbucks for a quick meeting before their date night. I’m pretty sure they were going to watch Wonder Woman and wanted to meet up with me for their wedding in September. They are such a laid back and fun couple and it was so easy talking to them. Steve was telling me how he proposed to Tricia and just listening to the way he talked about her just warmed my heart. Like…this woman was the love of his life and he was so ecstatic to FINALLY be marrying this woman.
Steve & Tricia were married on September 16th, 2017 at The Duncan Estate in Spartanburg, SC. Having an outdoor wedding is always so iffy because you never know about the weather, but it was SUCH a beautiful day. Tricia started her day with getting her hair and makeup done before getting to Duncan Estate and shared mimosas with her daughter and Steve’s daughter. MAYYYYBE a little more champagne than orange juice, but ehhh, who cares, right? 😉 I spoke to Steve downstairs while he was getting dressed and all he could ask was, “How does she look? She looks better than me, doesn’t she?”. He was just looking out and watching the people show up and sit down waiting for the wedding to start. He was SO excited and ready to marry Tricia. Tricia was feeling just the same. She got her dress on and watched their guests show up from upstairs.
Watching Steve and Tricia marry one another, like any couple, made my heart smile. His eyes just lit up the moment he saw her coming down the aisle and that light never left for the rest of the evening. These photos don’t tell the whole story of Steve & Tricia, but we know that I can’t post them all, lol. Here are my favorites and the best way I can show you their big day 🙂
Steve & Tricia’s wedding day was SO much fun, surprises, and love that I’m so happy that they chose me to be their wedding photographer. You guys are so beautiful together and I wish you the absolute best in your marriage and lives together. It was a pleasure getting to know you both!