I always enjoy organizing the monthly get-togethers for the Charleston Photographers Lunch Group. For September, we met at Iacofonos Deli in Mt. Pleasant. This is also where JLI Catering is located. The beautiful Meredith from JLI Catering brought out several AMAZING appetizers for everyone to sample. I highly recommend checking them out to cater your next event! My new friend and fellow photographer, Bob Mule, took this image of one of the tables. We had a great time!!!
Archive for September, 2010
As the doors slowly opened, a hushed reverence fell over the sanctuary where everyone had gathered to share in the uniting of Kelly & Christopher. Their eyes locked. And as I quietly captured each of their expressions, I knew in my heart that I was witnessing a public profession of true love this day! Kelly & Christopher were married at the First Baptist Church. Between the beautiful colors of the bridesmaids dresses and the bouquets, the intimate moments between father and daughter, mother and son, husband and wife, all the rich historic backdrops of downtown Charleston, and the burst of drama while photographing these two in their first sunset as a married couple, I felt like I was being handed beautiful image after beautiful image. I had waaay too many favorites to fit in this blog post. J So enjoy the music video with even more favorites at www.chrisandcami.com. Then head over to www.chrisandcami.zenfolio.com to see even more.
Kelly & Christopher, I was truly blessed during my time with you on your wedding day. May God bless you as you seek His will through your new life together!
Jim & Re befriended us back when we all attended Ashley River Baptist together. Jim and I are big geeks, so we have lots in common. Re is quite the artist and a big photo buff. Plus we have several mutual friends in common…like the amazing Nathan Bell, and wonderfully talented James Riley. A few days ago we did a little walk-about at Waterfront Park and I photograph some shots of their handsome son and beautiful daughter. We had an AWESOME time catching up and creating images of their kids. J
I’ve had tons of great images sent in by attendees of my Lightbending 411 Workshop last week. Many thanks to Nathan Bell, James Riley, and Steve Roos for sharing these. Enjoy!
Africa is a CRAZY place! The country I grew up in, which was once called the Belgian Congo, then became Zaire, and is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo…is home to the worlds deadliest war. Cami & I are big supporters of an amazing organization called Falling Whistles. We will be hosting, helping, and photographing their event in Charleston during the nation-wide tour this fall. Yves, the amazing individual in this video, will be one of the folks we’ll be hosting. I hope you’ll plan on attending one of the events November 15-17 to hear his story…and find out how you can be a whistle-blower for peace.
“As announced live at the US Open in New York, Charleston has WON the 2010 Best Tennis Town in America contest, ahead of second-place finisher Atlanta, GA and third-place finisher Richmond, VA. Along with the incredible the honor (and bragging rights), the lowcountry area will receive a $100,000 award to be used for tennis programming and facility enhancements.”
As an active player in the Charleston tennis community, and the official photographer of the Family Circle Cup professional WTA Tour tennis tournament, I’m excited to share this video with everyone. Look for me in the blue shirt (hint: I’m the one with all the camera gear!) at the 2:46 minute mark while photographing a player appearance during the Family Circle Cup several years ago!!!
The last time we tried this, it started to rain as soon as we began our walk out to the beach. THIS TIME, Dawn & Chris pulled up on the most beautiful day you could imagine! After having to reschedule their previous session, they deserved it!!! J The light was warm and beautiful, the temperature wasn’t too hot, and the beach was relatively un-crowded for a Friday evening. I had a great time with them and their two fantastic children. As we were walking back after the shoot was over, Chris exclaimed “This wasn’t NEARLY as painful as I thought it was going to be…you actually made it kind of fun!” J
Last week I bumped into my good friend and fellow photographer, Carmen of Carmen Ash Photography, at Folly Beach. I had just finished a Portrait Session. And she was getting ready to do a Trash-the-Dress session in the rain with a wonderful fun-loving young couple! J
She’s an OT. He’s a PT. They work for the same company. They have a chocolate lab. They drove all night to get here from Ohio. They are TOTALLY IN LOVE!!! Amanda & Tim, along with their closest family and friends, came to Charleston for a beautiful, elegant, and intimate Destination Wedding one week ago today. Their ceremony was held in the gorgeous courtyard at the historic Planters Inn. The always amazing Christy Loftin directed and officiated the service. While the one and only Nikolai Svishev provided acustical accompanyment on his magical 8-string guitar. Laughter and lively conversation filled the room during Amanda & Tim’s Peninsula Grill reception. The food was AMAZING! Plus the center piece at each table was an original cake from Kaminski’s “most excellent” desserts…yummm!!! Visit www.chrisandcami.com/blog to check out the Music Video of Amanda & Tim’s Big Day. Then head over to www.chrisandcami.zenfolio.com to see the rest of their Online Gallery. CONGRATULATIONS Amanda & Tim!
“It has been said that we need just three things in life: Something to do, something to look forward to, and someone to love.” – unknown