At this stage, many people don’t know that I actually started my business on photographing pet sessions. Working with animals was my first passion and is such a huge part of who I am so though my work has moved much more toward my love of weddings and my couples, any opportunity to get some four-legged kids in front of my camera is no doubt a good time!
I was so excited to work with Ashley and her crew of four dogs; Sage, Finn, Piper, and Banks. I was a little intimidated at first, knowing three were border collies and would likely look very similar, but once I met them, saw them working, got to know their personalities, and saw their distinguishing marks, it was easy to see they each had their own unique set of ways. We started the session at a farm just south of Annapolis, Maryland where Ashley often works two of her dogs; Piper and Banks, on sheep. From there, we headed to a local beach on the Chesapeake Bay where Ashley regularly walks and enjoys the water, sun, and sand with all four of her dogs. I loved this evening…talk about fun and these guys keeping me laughing! I’m excited to share a few of my favorite images below!
I feel like I have to preface this post for anyone confused, that I am not a family photographer. However, I do want to be a legacy photographer. The photographer who photographs your engagement session, bridal portraits, wedding day, newborn session, and then family portraits as your family grows over the years. To say that I get to do this for Rachel, Tim, and their daughter Adelaide is truly the ultimate honor. Having first connected with them back in 2012 when they hired me for their engagement session, then their wedding the following year, I feel like I’ve seen them through so many exciting chapters and watched their relationship and marriage grow.
Now, they have Adelaide to show for their years and their commitment to their family, and she is just the sweetest, most curious, independent, beautiful little thing. Last time I saw her she was just a few weeks old, and now she’s running around, totally has her own agenda, and family life is looking so good on the Tracy’s. It was so much fun connecting for their family photos just as Adelaide is about to turn one, and I’m in love with the sweet moments we captured during their Charleston portrait session.
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Oh this Savannah anniversary session in the rain is just everything! You might remember Anna and Kyle…they’ve been on my blog several times now and I always, always leave my time with them so creatively filled up and so thrilled with the photos we captured. You can see their engagement session from 2015 here (then a few bonus film images here), their 2016 Charleston wedding here, and now these beautiful anniversary portraits to capture them during their first anniversary trip! These two love the south and I just love when they include me on their trips here and allow me to document each special season in their lives.
Since they were coming through Savannah from Nashville on their way to Florida and they had only around 12 hours in town, there was no dodging the stormy weather forecasted for Monday evening. I love that they were totally game to go with it and armed with umbrellas, we had the best time. Aside from the first five minutes of their session and maybe once or twice throughout that they tossed aside the umbrella for a quick second, it down poured nearly the entire time. Thunder and all! But we got to see and shoot in some beautiful parts of Savannah and the upside was that most of the squares and best oak tree areas were pretty empty because everyone was dodging the weather!
I love so many of these images…they are just such romantic, but still cheery and sweet photos and they make my little photographers heart so happy. And don’t they look incredible?! Even half drenched?! I love it! Enjoy just a few of my favorites, and happy first anniversary to Anna and Kyle tomorrow!
I’m not sure how but five years have now past since I started shooting this annual mini sessions for Aiken Pet Fitness & Rehab and they are a highlight of my winter every year. So many of these dogs I’ve seen since the beginning, as they’ve been in regular treatment with Dr. Davis, but it’s always fun meeting new patients as well…and we had quite a few this year! With Dr. Davis’ guidance, so many of these dogs have come back from traumatic injuries or health issues and it’s so awesome to see the power of rehabilitation even in animals. Enjoy all of these sweet faces below!
Will and Fawn are good friends of ours so when they asked about me shooting portraits for them, I was all in of course. They are two of the funnest, sweetest, most good looking people we know so getting them in front of my camera was a no brainer. They love their fur babies as much as we do, so having Sol and Lolita along made it that much more fun. I loved creating these portraits for them to remember this sweet season in their lives and am excited to share a few of my favorites!
My 2016 in Review post from last week was definitely so very special…I know it’s silly but I probably looked at it over a dozen times myself because I’m just so in love with how much each image means and how special all of my couples were last year.
To honor my portrait clients, I’ve pulled together my Best of Portraits 2016. Similar to my wedding recap, these are the images that tugged at my heart the most. Either they were super candid, raw, beautiful, fleeting, or just spoke to me in one way or another. From bridal sessions to engagement sessions, anniversary sessions and newborn sessions for past clients, there’s so many favorites in here. And there’s a few bonus never before seen images…one for a mommy-son session I did for close friends and another mommy-son session for a sweet mom who won a session at a charity auction. And those images are two of my favorite favorites! Just a little something different than my norm bridals and engagements – and a few of these sessions are yet to even be blogged!
Britt Croft is a Columbia, South Carolina wedding and portrait photographer and is available for wedding photography throughout the Southeast including but not limited to Columbia, Greenville, Augusta, Atlanta, St. Simon’s Island, Jacksonville, Beaufort, Hilton Head, Savannah, Charleston, Georgetown, Myrtle Beach, Wilmington, and beyond.
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