This afternoon I thought I’d share with you this ADORABLE shot of Katherine from a couple days ago. She’s a total HAM, isn’t she?!? These are her six-month portraits. We had a GREAT time together. I can’t wait to see her at one year when she goes “mobile” on her parents – HA!
Archive for August, 2008
Margaret & Warren are absolutely PERFECT for each other! Their wedding last weekend was a joy for me to be a part of. Margaret’s grandmother knows Brittany & Jamie’s grandmother, which is how they heard about us. Many thanks to the Kyzer’s for the referral!!! Their wedding was held at the majestic St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Lexington, SC…where Margaret’s parents were married. When I arrived, Margaret’s sister and “Maid of Honor Extraordinaire”, Liz, was helping the beautiful bride get ready. Can’t you just see the sisterly love reflected in that mirror?!? I already knew how beautiful Margaret was from her Bridal Session…but that portrait with the sanctuary behind her is a stunner! When I met up with Warren, his groomsmen were all picking on him. So I knew right away I was going to have a BLAST with the gentleman! I really like the black-and-white shot of them with the stone texture of the church in the background. The Spirit-filled ceremony was beautifully led by Pastor Pat. Don’t you LOVE the excitement in Margaret & Warren’s faces as they exit the sanctuary and then embrace each other in the courtyard outside? The last image of Margaret is one of my favorites. It was taken a few minutes after the ceremony, right after they signed their license to make it all official. You can STILL see the elation in her face! Click Here to see the rest of their photos. CONGRATULATIONS Margaret & Warren…you guys are an AMAZING couple!!!
After the beach shoot with Chris & Marley, I hung out for a while enjoying the breeze, the lapping waves, and the solitude of having that stretch of sand all to myself. I noticed the sea oats swaying back and forth with the lighthouse in the distance. So I set up a time exposure of 3-seconds at f5.6 for this image of the Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse.
I’d like to dedicate this shot to my Dad who loves the beach more than any man I know. Mom & Dad just celebrated their 46th Anniversary. I love you both so much…you’re a beacon of hope and truth in my life!
It’s been almost three years since I photographed Marley & Chris’ wedding on a day when another hurricane was bearing down on Charleston. Yesterday I found myself photographing their new family portraits (isn’t their daughter ADORABLE?!?) with Hurricane Fay heading our way. But that’s OK because the sky was absolutely AWESOME…the most dramatic sky and sunset I’ve seen on Sullivan’s Island all summer! Chris is a C-17 Pilot and they are being re-assigned to a base in Seattle. These portraits will be a WONDERFUL memory of their time here in Charleston!
Yesterday I had the honor of photographing the young, beautiful, and successful entrepreneur…Julia Santen. Her charisma and strong camera presence made my job SO EASY!!! Julia Santen Gallery is the Southeast’s preeminent poster dealer, specializing in original poster art dating from 1890 through the 1960′s. These are not reprints or duplicates…we’re talking ORIGINALS here…some worth more than my car! You’ve GOT to stop in and check out her Clint Eastwood poster…it’s MY FAVORITE.
One of my favorite corporate clients over the years has been Jan Clouse and her WONDERFUL team at Carolina Lanterns. Since as a photographer I’m a “student of light”, I think the magic and mystery their beautiful gas lanterns and unique lighting products was the initial draw for working with them. But their fun attitudes and warm personalities are what keep me coming back!
Here’s a few images from a wonderful family session I had on Kiawah this week. Don & Emily were down here vacationing with their family and celebrating their 65th and 60th birthdays, respectively. Since I have three brothers, I fit right in with their three boys and we had a great time together. As the sun set behind the horizon, I created this neat image of Don & Emily, thinking that was the concluding “iconic image” of the day. But NO! When I turned around the other direction the full moon was rising to take its place in the sky. So I made this really cool shot of everyone watching the moonrise!!!
Earlier this month I photographed the winners of the Innovator of the Year award given out by the Charleston Regional Business Journal. Tonight was the actual Award Ceremony. My images were used in these really cool combination video/slideshow presentations put together by PDA, who also did all the lighting and displays for the show. The first photo is a shot I took with my D3 and 10.5mm fisheye showcasing their amazing displays. The second shot is one my great friend and fellow photographer, Gary Coleman, took of me talking to a couple wonderful young ladies from Agfa during the reception. And the third is a shot of Gary and I that Kim McManus of rising SCBiz fame took of us goofing off…as usual. Needless to say, the Award Ceremony and Reception were a lot of fun and a huge success!