From our first few emails, Erin and her mom were super clear that this wedding at Sea Pines would be such a special one for their family. Having vacationed there for nearly 40 years, Sea Pines holds a very special place in their family. Dave even made sure to lock in an October 2017 date before he even proposed. Seriously amazing.
Another thing Erin was really passionate about was not spending the day fussing over photos. She and Dave wanted lots of candid moments, minimal formal wedding party & family photos, and they wanted to enjoy as much time as possible with the friends and family who came from all over (even across the pond!) to celebrate their marriage. I loved that and for that reason, please forgive all of the beautiful black and white images. To me, there’s something about candid = black and white. They enjoyed their entire cocktail hour with their guests, partied an incredible band, and were sent away for the evening through a tunnel of paper petals. It was such a fun day and as usual, I have a zillion favorites! Enjoy!
Marina’s family hosted she and Kyle’s wedding at her family farm. This is the land where many of Marina’s family live, where she’s grown up, spent her entire life thus far with her horses, and where she and Kyle have spent a lot of time throughout their relationship. They were even engaged in her front yard with their dogs right there : ) This is a special place so it could not have been more fitting for the celebration of their marriage. I love that Marina made sure she honored Kyle and his interests too, including fishing lures in the boutonnieres, a nod to Kyle’s passion for bass fishing (check out their fishing engagement session here!). Their dogs were included in several parts of the wedding day, they were able to get one of my ALL TIME favorite photos ever with Marina’s horse Belle, and ultimately it was the perfect day…with the prettiest ceremony spot and the party happening under a clear top tent in her parents backyard.
To be a part of this day was a little extra special since I grew up riding horses with Marina since I was practically a kid. It’s so amazing to see that she and Kyle fit so perfectly together and I think their wedding day really shows that. Enjoy a few of my favorite images!
The truth is I could have photographed Rachel and Ray all day long. They are just one of those couples who has no inhibitions about showing how much they adore each other in front of others and that is so fun to be around. Individually they are both smart, outgoing, kind people but then you put them together and it’s like they just amplify all of each other’s good qualities. From their excitement getting to see each other for their first look, to their emotional and candid ceremony where they wrote their own vows, to the entire time throughout the reception…they just let their guards down and enjoyed every second and it made for a really beautiful day to photograph! Enjoy just a few of my favorites from their Charleston wedding!
I’m a South Carolina and Georgia wedding and portrait photographer. I’m also a wife, bonus mom, animal lover, and passionate about creating real, timeless, and romantic images that tell a story and are full of life. I’m inspired by light, love, the outdoors, and adventures with my family