Scharstein Family at DeBordieu Colony

I first got to know the Scharstein Family last year when I photographed their daughter Lauren’s beautiful wedding to Dan at Tanglewood Plantation: They are such an AMAZING family and I had so much fun capturing their celebration!!!

After the wedding , Lauren & Dan moved back to Nairobi, Kenya. So when they told me they were coming back to the states this summer, and that the whole family would be together for a family reunion, I jumped at the opportunity to photograph some updated portraits for them at their rental house in DeBordieu Colony!

Because various family members were coming and going on different schedules, there was only one single afternoon that worked for everyone. As the storm clouds moved in that afternoon, I got super worried. But literally 2 minutes after I arrived, the rain stopped just long enough for us to get our photo shoot in. We had so much fun catching up, and capturing all these beautiful memories together! After everyone was worn out from pictures, Dan made sure I had a nice mug of authentic African chai tea before my long drive home. 🙂

Eventually I got back on the road. Not 5 minutes after I left, it started to drizzle again! All I can say is, the Big Man upstairs must have been watching over this wonderful loving family!!! 🙂

Jessie & Phil at DeBordieu Colony

It was a peaceful, sunny drive to Pawley’s Island last weekend to photograph Jessie & Phil’s wedding.   I first met Jessie & Phil at Julie & Howie’s wedding last year where they were guests.  We hit it off right away partly because Jessie is the owner of Pawley Paws Grooming & Supplies and loves animals as much as Cami & I do.   

They met each other through Howie and mutual friends.  After dating for a while, Jessie took Phil with her on an annual trip to visit her friends in New Jersey.  They all knew she was serious about him when she did that.  But they had no idea Phil had plans of his own…he asked her to marry him that weekend!  J  As they say, the rest is history.  The amazing pair were married at the picturesque Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church.  And their reception was held at the gorgeous DeBordieu Colony Beach Club.  Blossoms Events provided the beautiful bouquets and floral arrangements.  Incredible Edibles created a fabulous wedding cake.  Cape Fear Photo Booth company brought lots of fun entertainment.  And the Triple Lindy Band, one of my favorite for sure, filled the air with foot-stompin’ tunes all night long!  After watching their Music Video at, head over to to see the rest of their Online Gallery. 

CONGRATULATIONS Jessie & Phil!  You guys inspire me to be a better person and a better husband.  YOU ROCK!