Archive for March, 2010
Lizzie & Charlotte are the unwitting masterminds behind “THE PERFECT COUPLE” that is Lisa & Clay! J They are the ones that invited Lisa to St. Michael’s when she moved here and introduced them. When he proposed, Clay planned this huge, fun, elaborate deal. He got permission to get the key to the bell-tower at the church, took Lisa to the top right at sunset, and proposed up there overlooking all of Charleston! She was very surprised. They went out to dinner afterwards and Lisa says he acted like a nut, telling everyone he passed “SHE SAID YES!!!”. Believe it or not, Clay actually picked out her ring on his own. I love that! And I LOVE the ring too. It’s so classy yet unique…just like Lisa. These two are absolutely perfect for each other and I am so honored that they have asked me to be a part of this special time in their lives.
Last August I received this wonderful email from a beautiful young lady named Brittainy:
“I am very interested in using you as a photographer. I know two people that have referred you to me. I was at the Whitney and Ryan Kalinsky wedding on Seabrook and I know Amy and Seth Zeigler. They both say you are great and I was very impressed with you at Whitney’s wedding, working all alone yet you were there for every shot! I did photography in high school and have done some friends weddings myself so photography is a big deal for me on my wedding day!!!”
There is NOTHING that gets an artist more energized than hearing something like this. Needless to say, I was truly excited when they hired me and was REALLY looking forward to Brittainy & Nate’s Engagement Shoot last week. I loved the location they picked for their shoot…loved getting to know them, laugh with them, listen to them…and loved how their images came out. These two have something very special…a connection with each other that is hard to find these days! I can’t WAIT to be there for them on their wedding day…
Kathryn & Mack flew all the way from Texas to tie the knot at the gorgeous Grande Dunes Ocean Club in Myrtle Beach. Mack is originally from here, so it was a joyful homecoming for him! I had the pleasure of working with the always AMAZING Elizabeth of Grand Occasions, as well as my favorite florist in the world, Mark Gladden of M Gladden Designs. It was the most beautiful day you could imagine. I had gorgeous light to work with. And Mack & Kathryn were so IN LOVE and IN THE MOMENT!!! It was such an honor capturing all the excitement of their day for them. Go to www.chrisandcami.com/blog to check out their fun Music Video. Then visit www.chrisandcami.com/zenfolio to check out the rest of their photos!
Karina & her “entourage” met me over at Boone Hall Plantation earlier this week. I’m not actually photographing her wedding, but was SO HONORED when she asked if I would do her Bridal Shoot. Karina is a beautiful, spirit-filled young lady…so full of life and love! It was a joy just being with her and sharing this special time in her life with her. I love how elegant she looks, even when she’s leaning on her fiance’s guitar!!! J
Brittany & Mitch are two of my favorite clients-turned-friends! J I’ve photographed their family, ther wedding, their maternity, their daughter…and now Brittany’s new Modeling Portfolio! That’s right, this beautiful young lady is a newlywed AND a new Mom, AND she’s decided to go back into modeling!!! I just think that is so cool. I can’t wait for her to turn up on the big screen so I can say “I knew Brittany when…”
My good friend and fellow photographer, Robbin Knight, was covering Lisa & Justin’s wedding with me last weekend. (www.chrisandcami.com/blog). Like me, he’s another big fan of using every trick of the trade, including wireless technology, to cover all the angles and get our clients something unique and different. So between us we had as many as 8 remote Nikon SB-800 strobes AND a remote Nikon D300 firing at the SAME TIME!!! The strobes were being fired via RadioPoppers and the D300 was being fired via PocketWizards.
For our bird’s eye view of Lisa & Justin’s Horah, Robbin used his 96” ShureLine pole, normally used to hold a remote flash, but that we had modified to hold my D300 with a 10.5mm fisheye. He triggered the camera with a PocketWizard, which fired the on-camera SB-800, which told the RadioPopper to fire all the remote SB-800s. Meanwhile, there I am in the crowd getting the “inside” view with my Nikon D3/14-24mm combo, triggering the same remote flashes via a RadioPopper mounted on my SB-900.
It’s always so much fun working with Robbin. We had a BLAST!!! Plus Lisa & Justin couldn’t have been more fun to work with…