There are definitely times I miss this place! That's why I LOVE going back for senior sessions. There truly is something in these hills, and I feel right at home as I make the last leg of that drive up 123, a road I traveled often back in the day, no billboards, little traffic, just lots of country music and time to gather my thoughts. This place hold so much significance for me. The times weren't always easy, but I grew in ways I never imagined I could in just a few short years here. It was the first time I attended a big, public school after attending a small, private school my entire life. It was my first time living away from home in a place other than a dormitory. I made some of my sweetest Christian friendships through a Bible study I joined my junior year, and it was a place I felt very loyal and excited about unlike any other institution I had ever been a part of before. But probably my sweetest memory at Clemson was pulling my friends out between classes to pose for me as I was just getting this photography business thing up and running. I can't believe that my first official gigs as Nichole Lauren Photography were Clemson seniors from the class of 2015. That makes my business 3 years old this month!! What a blessing to look back and see how God has weaved my story through so many events big and small. I'm so humbled and so thankful for the opportunity to do this job, and I'm especially grateful for senior sessions that remind me of my humble beginnings. And THANK YOU for supporting my journey and following along! It means the world to me.
Where the Blue Ridge yawns its greatness;
Where the Tigers play;
Here the sons of dear Old Clemson,
Reign supreme alway.
Dear Old Clemson, we will triumph
And with all our might
That the Tiger's roar may echo
O'er the mountain height.
While weddings are the heart of what I do, engagement sessions have given me some of my most favorite moments of 2017. These are the sessions where I really get to meet with my couples for a longer duration for the very first time, learn their story, and just spend time together, and it's always just the sweetest thing. Emotions are high, stress is super low, and we always find the most creative places to shoot. Each of these couples is so dear to my heart in a unique way. I just love the connections and new friends I get to make every day doing this job! I know you'll enjoy looking back on these super sweet sessions as much as I did!
2018 Brides, did you know that ALL of my wedding packages come with a complimentary engagement session? It's so important for me to do this because it gives us a chance to work together before the big day! And they are perfect to send along with your save the dates!! If you have any questions about my wedding packages, I'd love to take you out for coffee and just chat about your dreams and plans!! Contact me to set up a free consultation today!
2017 was quite the year! As I recounted all that happened, I felt so humbled and blessed. It's been one monumental year, that's for sure. This year I graduated college, got my first big time job, started dating my boyfriend, visited Iceland, began law school, and more. But even with all the huge things that happened this year some of my favorite highlights of 2017 were the days I got to spend with the sweetest couples around. I was so blessed with the most beautiful weddings this year, and I am so honored I got to play a part in each of them. These days were truly special and unique, and it was so wonderful reliving them while picking out images for this post. I hope you enjoy reliving this past year with me, and I wish you all the best in 2018! Excited to see what's in store!!
I love travel and adventure. I love seeing things from new perspectives. I love to find good food in exciting places. And I love making moments last for as long as possible.
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