First wedding of 2020 is setting the bar super high!! 🙌 We saw rain on the forecast all week long, but the good Lord answered our prayers and gave us the MOST gloriously beautiful day. This was my first time at Caledonia Fish and Golf Club, and I was totally awestruck. Spanish moss everywhere and right on the waterway!? It was out of a dream. 🤩 Kimberlin and Christopher, I hope you’re enjoying more sunshine in Mexico now, and can’t wait to share more of your day soon! ☀️ Also, Kimberlin’s niece in the Victorian stroller was the best and calmest baby I’ve ever seen, so I had to include her sweetness here too. I couldn’t pick a favorite...which one is yours?
Who else is cheering on the BEST Tiger team tonight?! 🧡💜🧡💜🧡💜🧡💜 🐅🐅🐅🐅🐅🐅🐅🐅 #mybloodrunsorange #clemson #nationalchampionship
My two little shadows are back at preschool today, so I am doing ALL the office work now. Blog posts, emails, new brides, welcome packages, shipping albums- it’s getting DONE. Here’s some JSP updates... 💌 2020 is shaping up to be the best year ever. I know that phrase is overused, but I seriously get butterflies thinking about all of my amazing brides and grooms that I get to photograph this year. I’m excited to work at all my favorite Greenville venues, some new ones that I can’t wait to explore, and travel with couples to Pawleys Island, Charleston, Asheville, Hendersonville, and ARUBA! 🎉 I take on a limited number of weddings and have already reached my goal number for 2020, but I decided to take on 2 or 3 more this year. 2021 inquiries are coming in strong too, so don’t wait to reach out! ☎️ Lastly, swipe to see some of my favorites from this wedding last spring that was recently featured on @thecarolinasmagazine! Beckon Events and all vendors below knocked it out of the park with this wedding! Cheers to 2020!! Photographer: @jennstuartphoto Event Planner & Designer: @beckon.events (formerly @upstate.ido) Floral Designer: @kateasireflowers Venue: @avenuegreenville Catering: @table301catering Cake: @tessapinner DJ: @uptown_entertainment Rentals: @industryeventrentals, @professionalparty, @berbankevents Linens: @bbjlinen Beauty: @bellemaqillage Dress: @misshayleypaige Shoes: @louboutinworld Stationery: @penandfold Cookies: @thechocolatemoosesc Treats: @thebarkerybistro
This Christmas has been bittersweet because it's the last one we will celebrate in this house of ours. Yes, we are MOVING! We are so excited for a new community and new home in 2020. I haven't let the emotional gravity of leaving our first family home consume my thoughts yet, but I know the time is coming for tears. 🎄 We have had 8 Christmases together here, and this year has been one of the best. I've given myself grace to simplify the season and not stress about doing ALL the activities. We've baked so many cookies, sang and danced to Christmas songs in the kitchen, and snuggled up to watch lots of classic Christmas movies. I couldn't have asked for a better last season here (well, maybe one with less colds and sickness wouldn't hurt!). I know Miles is too young, but I hope Evy will remember the fun we have had in this home. 🎅🏻 Ok, now I've brought the tears, so I'll wrap it up and wish you all a Merry Christmas. I hope you'll give yourself grace too and just soak in the sweet moments with family. Cheers to 2020! 🍾 Also you’ll want to swipe to the end to see Evy’s last Christmas and first Christmas in this home! 😭 #lastchristmas #newhome
This engagement session was my last one of 2019! When we were discussing location options, Kimberlin brought up Wofford College since that's where her fiance Christopher went. After getting the go-ahead from campus security, we met for the first time there last weekend. Little did I know, Christopher was actually the quarterback for Wofford's football team when he went there! I was so glad we chose this location since it played such a huge part in his life. We hopped over to downtown Spartanburg for the second half of their session to include some of the pretty architecture. Christopher said they considered getting married in Charleston, so I was thrilled to find this iron gate that reminded me of what you would see at The Battery. I had the best time getting to know Kimberlin and Christopher, and can't wait to photograph their wedding next month in Pawley's Island!
When Leigh first inquired with me, she and Chris were planning a big wedding in Greenville. We talked about wedding planning and how it can quickly become overwhelming and stressful. So I was pleasantly surprised when she followed up and asked if I would come to Charleston with them instead! They completely switched gears, and decided to go for something more intimate. Next October, their closest friends and family will join them for a weekend on the coast at the most amazing oceanfront house. I'll admit that I am a little biased when it comes to Charleston weddings since that's where we got married too. Needless to say, I am absolutely giddy about their big day! These two adventurers came up from where they live in Orlando for their engagement session at Bald Rock. Leigh and Chris, thank you so much for all of your trust and for having so much fun at our session. October 2020 can't get here fast enough!