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Samantha & Steven in Summerall Chapel at The Citadel

I have the utmost respect and admiration for Citadel Cadets. Every graduate I’ve ever met has been the nicest, kindest, most dedicated, and passionate member of humanity. So it was with Steven!

Tiffany Silverman had invited me to be a guest speaker for the Photography program at The Citadel last year. While doing my presentation on the importance of lighting in our profession, I could tell Steven, his friend Cody, and a couple others in the class were on a more advanced level. They “got it”. A few months later when Steven called to ask if I’d consider photographing their wedding…I knew IMMEDIATELY who he was. What an honor!!!

Their ceremony was held at the beautiful Summerall Chapel on The Citadel campus. And their reception was held at the adjacent Holliday Alumni Center. Both are gorgeous venues I always love shooting in.  Many thanks to my good friend and wonderful photographer, Kate McKinley, for shooting with me!

Samantha is Clemson graduate, earning her BA in Psychology. She will be heading to grad school to earn her counseling degree with an emphasis on military psychology. Do you think she’ll be able to use that training to figure Steven out?!?  She is an absolutely stunning young lady, with a vibrant personality, and a heart of pure gold!

Steve is also a Psychology major, recently commissioned into the Air Force. They are high-school sweethearts, originally from New Jersey (and proud of it!). They are excited to see where the Air Force takes them!

Both Samantha & Steven have a love for, and true appreciation for photography. So I was particularly honored when they invited me to be a part of their special day. They included the military aspect of their lives into the wedding, with Steve wearing his Air Force uniform, and holding the traditional sword arch outside the chapel. But really, they wanted to focus on a simple, rustic, and elegant feel to their day. Family and friends, being together, and celebrating the joy of the occasion were what it was all about.

CONGRATULATIONS Samantha & Steven! May God bless you as you begin your new journey together!!!