Latasha & Autery came to us as referrals from her cousin LaToya & her husband Demond, who’s wedding I photographed last year. THANK YOU for the recommendation…you guys are THE BEST!!! Latasha has a beautiful spirit, is full of introspect, and spreads kindness with everyone she meets just by a smile or a glance. Autery is a “GQ Man” for sure, but he definitely has a fun mischievous side that he’ll share with you once you get to know him. HA! They were married at the impressive Moncks Corner AME Church, and the reception was at Berkley Middle. Latasha & Autery’s family and friends really came together in making sure the day was a huge success and had a personal touch to it. For example…LaToya was the wedding planner, making sure everything ran smoothly…and Latasha’s sister, Angela, made the wedding cake, which was a huge, elegant, architectural wonder! You could really tell how much these two are truly loved by all. It was so nice to be a part of all the fun, fellowship, camaraderie, and laughter. That last shot of the toast really shows that “connection” I’m talking about. HERE’S TO YOU, Latasha & Autery!!!
Archive for December, 2007
Some of my colleagues have called me “possibly the most versatile photographer in Charleston today”. (Trust me, they are being WAY too kind.) Anyway, part of that is because I tackle a huge variety of subjects…and strive for nothing less than EXCELLENCE in each. This week I had the pleasure of photographing some Interior/Architectural images for the Ansonborough Inn. If you’ve never stayed at this historic hotel, I highly recommend a visit next time you’re in town…it’s absolutely GORGEOUS!
I’ve had the pleasure of photographing the McCollum family since 2003 when Abbey’s sister, Amy, married her sweetheart, Joe. You couldn’t meet a more wonderful, loving, sharing family anywhere!
I photograph a lot of great corporate events. But the Outsell’s Signature Event was truly a FIRST CLASS program! It was held at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island…a beautiful property where second best is not an option. The planning and attention to detail was outstanding. The food was out of this world. Emily & Molly from the Outsell team were a pleasure to work with. And the speaker biographies read like a who’s who in successful corporate giants…CEO of The Nielsen Company, former CEO of GE Aircraft Engines, CEO of Forrester Research, President of Crayon, Executive Editor of Greener World Media, CEO of DoubleClick, and the list goes on and on. One of the wonderful perks of being on assignment at events like this is the opportunity to hear world-renowned speakers like these. Probably one of my favorites was the famous nutritionist and expert on alternative medicine, Dr Andrew Weil.
Rachael & Tony were an AWESOME referral to us from the wonderful Kristin & Jamie Caudle…we love you guys!!! With Tony’s relaxed demeanor and Rachael’s sharp sense of humor, I had so much fun getting to know both of them. It all started out at the Wycliffe House, where the girls were getting ready. This is a beautiful location and one of my favorites to work in with its winding staircase that just BEGS to be used in a photograph. I love that second shot of Rachael on the staircase gazing out the window! From there, I met up with Tony and the guys in the courtyard at St. Luke’s Chapel, just down the street. Doesn’t he look like a STUD?!? St. Luke’s is one of my favorite chapels here in historic Charleston. It’s so romantic with its stained glass windows, carved wooden pews, and vaulted rafters stretching overhead. After the touching service, we all headed back to the Wycliffe House for the reception. With the creative fall decor, tasty cupcake-style wedding cake, and brightly colored flip-flops for guests to change into, you could tell these two really put a lot of thought into making this day THEIR OWN! Thank you guys for allowing me to be a part of your wedding day…
MANY THANKS to all our friends, neighbors, and fellow photographers who came to our Christmas Party last night! Cami and I had an AWESOME time hanging out with you guys. It was nice to make new connections, strengthen our friendships, and yes even talk “shop” for a little bit. Here Robin and I demonstrates proper clowning-around-portrait-technique with the new D3 and ultra wide 14-24mm lens. CHEESE!
MANY THANKS to Rebecca & Richard, seen here with the happy bride and holding their new son, for recommending us to Jennifer & Vic. We photographed Rebecca & Richard’s wedding at St. Luke’s Chapel in September of ’06. I consider personal referrals like this to be the HIGHEST compliment we could ever receive. We are truly honored and blessed to have such great clients…and friends…
What an AWESOME privilege it was to be a part of Jennifer & Vic’s Destination Wedding in The Bahamas! They’d asked Cami & I to photograph a very special Eastern Ceremony the night before the wedding. When our flight was delayed due to mechanical issues, we started sweatin‘ it a bit. But everything worked out and we got there just in time. It was a really neat service with traditional Indian attire, music, symbols, food…truly a beautiful celebration. Earlier in the afternoon, Vic’s mother had even lovingly covered Jennifer’s hands with REAL henna! Dating back thousands of years, you can see how beautiful and artistic these Mehndi designs are by looking at the first photo of Jennifer getting ready the next day. Their wedding day was absolutely GLORIOUS…crystal clear skies, white billowy clouds, zero percent chance of rain. The melodic crashing of the waves on the sandy beach merged with the colorful sounds of the steel drum band playing in the background. We had a BLAST walking all over The Atlantis Resort, where everything took place, photographing these two among all the surreal scenery. The reception was in a huge thatched-roof gazebo overlooking the ocean. I got this last shot of Jennifer & Vic on the sand as the sun began to set at the end of their AMAZING wedding day! CONGRATULATIONS you two!!!