Darcy & David’s Rehearsal Dinner Party

What a blessing it was to be with Darcy & David during their “Wedding Weekend” in Augusta, GA!!!

Their celebrations began with a fabulous Rehearsal at St Paul’s Episcopal Church. I always love photographing the Wedding Rehearsal and the Rehearsal Dinner, because everyone is so excited in anticipation of the day ahead. Plus they are dressed more comfortably, more relaxed, and are more prone to cut-up and just be themselves! 🙂

The Rehearsal Dinner was held at The Enterprise Mill, an old historic building along the canal. It was such a cool location! Darcy & David agreed to a quick little photo shoot around the property while guests were arriving. Then the festivities began, with live music, touching toasts, and great food! Everyone had a BLAST!!!

COMING SOON: Darcy & David’s Wedding Photos!

Lee & Accociates at The Cedar Room

The Cedar Room at Mercantile & Mash is a beautiful, elegant, and rustic, event space at The Cigar Factory that I absolutely LOVE shooting in!

Normally the spacious room is used for weddings, receptions, and corporate events. But this week I had the pleasure of using the venue to photograph corporate team photos, executive portraits, and head-shots for Lee & Associates. We took a lot of serious ones. But of course we couldn’t help but have a little fun as well!!! 🙂  Here are just a few samples from the hundreds of images shot throughout the day.

Many thanks to Lizzie and all the wonderful folks at Lee & Associates for always being so much fun to work with! And many thanks to Graham at The Cedar Room for coordinating the space for us!

T-Mobile “In Crowd” Awards Banquet

Last night was the annual T-Mobile Awards Banquet in Charleston. It’s always one of my favorite corporate events of the year!

While I photographed the banquet, award recipients, and general event coverage, Gary and Cami handle the setup and operation of the print-on-site “Fashion Booth”. Gary is a MACHINE when it comes to print-on-site service. By the time the award ceremony was over, he and Cami already had beautiful 5×7 prints, nicely matted in elegant folios, ready for the winners to pick up. They printed and delivered 430 photos to this lively and fun-loving bunch!!!

Congratulations to all the top performers and award winners! We’ll see you all again next year!!! 🙂

Toyota Southeast Comtrollers’ Conference

I drive a Toyota Highlander. So it was quite fitting that my good friend and crazy-cool photographer, Gary Coleman, asked me to cover this really fun event for Toyota!
The 2015 Southeast Toyota Comtrollers’ Conference was held at the Charleston Marriott. But their main corporate event was held at the Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation. The fine folks at Absolutely Charleston made sure everything for the event was “absolutely” perfect.  And The Bushels brought fine tunes and merriment to the occasion. 
It was a pleasure being a part of another fantastic gala at this beautiful and historic venue!

Trident Healthcare Service Awards

Trident Healthcare is celebrating 40 Years of service to the Lowcountry!!!

Each year they honor their top employees from all around the lowcountry, at the Trident Healthcare Service Awards Banquet. I’ve had the pleasure of photographing this corporate event for the last few years. This year’s gala was the best one yet!

The coolest part, was meeting and photographing the 4 ladies who have been with the hospital system since the very beginning. Putting in 40 years shows real dedication, and a love for what you do!

Congratulations to all the award winners, and thank you for your service!!!

US Grains Council in Costa Rica

We are blessed with the most AMAZING corporate clients!

Working with the US Grains Council over the last few years has been a real pleasure. They are always on their game, always fun to work with, and always treat me like one of their team! So when they asked if I’d be willing to to travel to Costa Rica to photograph their 12th International Marketing Conference, I did a little “happy dance” in my office!!! 🙂

This was my 3rd trip to Costa Rica. It’s such a beautiful country, with such friendly people. The 3-day conference was held at the gorgeous Costa Rica Marriott Hotel. The agenda included dynamic key-note speakers, breakout sessions full of animated discussions, intense staff planning meetings, excursions to coffee & chocolate plantations, amazing meals, the freshest coffee you’ve ever tasted, and a fantastic fiesta to cap it all off! It was such a thrill to be a part of this vibrant event!

I can’t thank everyone at the US Grains Council enough!!!

The Family Circle Cup Begins

By Sunday most of the players competing in the Family Circle Cup had swooped into Charleston.  Saturday and Sunday had seen plenty of great tennis in the pre-tournament qualifying rounds.  But the MAIN event kicks off on Monday.  In celebrating all these elite women’s tennis players, the tournament puts on a great Player Party.  Held at Sacs Fifth Avenue downtown, it’s a chance for players, coaches, sponsors, and other VIP guests to just hang out, have dinner, and enjoy a good time!  Being an exclusive tournament event, it’s nice to be the ONLY media photographer there.  I don’t have to jostle for a position or vie for a player’s attention.  Plus everyone is relaxed, quick to smile, and primed for photo ops.  J  Here are a few from the party…