These New Yorkers love Clemson! When I asked why, Tanner said he grew up loving the greatest team! And I could agree more. My Clemson Tigers are the best! They made their way driving all the way down through heavy snow to spend a weekend in Clemson for a game and then continue on to NC for Thanksgiving with family. Little did Sam know a proposal was also part of the plan! These two have been together since high school, so over five years! And their joy was so contagious! Love sharing these special moments with my clients.
I've known Tori & Jared since college days at Clemson! We were all part of the same sweet Bible study and then Tori became my roommate for a year. Needless to say, this proposal session was very special, and I was so honored to capture it. Jared had actually physically carved out a path through the experimental forest and to nearby Todd Creek Falls. He thought it would be the perfect place to ask his girlfriend if she'd want to be his wife. It felt like an African safari hiding out in the brush while these two made their way down the mountain to the spot Jared had picked out in front of the falls. But everything was amazing, and you're going to catch all the lovey-dovey vibes scrolling through these!
The #1 thing Heather wanted to make a priority on her wedding day was... portrait time. "No matter what, I want to make sure Will and I get the most portraits possible," she eagerly told me when we met. And if you know anything about wedding photographers, you know that's like music to our ears. Well, Heather's wish came true, and their day was so wonderful and FULL of portrait time for just Heather & Will together by as man and wife. And, friends, oh it was sweet!! Think the beautiful woodland wedding ceremony from Twilight followed by sunset in the most gorgeous field. I loved being a part of these two's day, and I'm excited to show you more of the official Mr. & Mrs. Thompson!! Hope your weekend's amazing!
Photographer: Nichole Lauren Photography
Florist: Mill Street Florist
Venue: Timberlake Earth Sanctuary
Catering: Moses T's Catering
Cake: Ella Cakes
Bride's Dress Designer: Essense of Australia
Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal
Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Dmitra Designs
DJ: A1 Audio
A beautiful day for a beautiful couple! I met up with Jessica & James on a chillier of the Fall days we've been having, but it was such a beautiful day with a clear blue sky and vibrant colors on the trees. These two made hanging out with them so enjoyable. And it's clear to see how much love they have for each other. My favorite part of the shoot was throwing some Fall leaves at them for a couple shots. We had to try it a few times before getting the vision to come to life, but these two were so patient. And I'm in love with how it turned out! Scroll to see more!
All of my Fall weddings have been out of town, and I am loving the opportunity to travel that this job affords me. Next up was Hilton Head Island for Brittany & Joey's big day. These two have been waiting for this day since they met over 6 years ago, and they are both so sweet to each other. Everything about their intimate beach wedding was beautiful, down to even the little details. Their day started with rosé and ended with caramel apples and churros. So, that definitely was a 10/10 in my book! Yum! I was told that the day and evening before the wedding, weather was pretty dreary. Rain, winds, and very dark. But the day of the wedding, we couldn't have asked for a better backdrop! Not to mention the dreamy sunset during portrait time! It was such a fun weekend in paradise, and this wedding goes in the books as one of my favorite to date! Enjoy!
Photographer: Nichole Lauren Photography
Venue: The Beach House Resort
Floral Design: Gardenias
Coordinator: Keeli Smith with The Beach House
Bride's Dress: Bridal House of Charleston
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men's Warehouse
Hair & Makeup: Strawberry Blonde Salon
Videographer: The List Productions
DJ: DJ Bunn + Co.
Catering: The Beach House Resort
Invitations: Dodeline Design
Brittany got to open a sweet letter from Joey as she was getting ready and got these beautiful earrings!
She also shared a special moment giving gifts to both her mom and dad.
And, to top it all off, her super sweet bride crew gifted her with this book of letters written to her from various friends and family members! Cue the tears!
Aren't these bridesmaids' gift boxes Brittany made for her girls so adorable?!
Ahh those palm trees! It felt like we were back in Summer again, and I was not mad about it!
Joey's reaction when his bride walked down the aisle was just precious!!
Ugh! How dreamy is this light?! This is my all-time favorite!
She kept the party going and was my absolute favorite wedding guest of all time, hands down!
Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Gregory!!
These two made the trip down to their alma mater, Clemson University, all the way from Boston for the weekend. They had plans to make the most of their weekend, but little did Lindsay know, the weekend would all start with a surprise proposal. After getting into town early Friday morning, driving all the way to Clemson and stopping for a bite to eat downtown, Tim took Lindsay to a spot in President's Park under the rotunda where they had stepped through years before on the day of their graduation. It was there that he got down on one knee and asked for her hand in marriage. I was "hiding" on a nearby bench amidst some bushes to capture the moment, and it was so emotional and joyful! Lindsay was totally taken by surprise, and I love her genuine reaction captured in these images. Enjoy the rest of Lindsay & Tim's portraits!
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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