Monthly Archives: January 2013

Tim & Lauren Get [Married]

From the get go I loved Lauren and Tim.  Her inquiry was so perky and matter a fact… and the ensuing phone consult was even better!  And when we finally met  they booked on the spot!

The beginning of their romance was a whirlwind… no sooner had they met then he called, no sooner had he called then they had dinner, no sooner they had dinner than they were off to Charleston… What!?

Three years later on July 4th weekend, Tim took Lauren back to Charleston.  He had made some special arrangements at the very same restaurant where they had been 3 years ago.  They watched the fireworks off the battery, and then he took her back to the spot where they had spent the night talking for hours over a bottle of red wine.  He didn’t get down on one knee, but he proposed atop the John C. Calhoun monument… just as original as these two are.  Lauren told me that she pretty much knew Tim was it for her right from the start, and after seeing the way these two love and care for each other it’s obvious their love and passion will last a lifetime.

I felt so honored to be a part of this small, intimate wedding as well as the reception the following weekend.  This wedding was definitely a perfect mix of who Tim & Lauren are and what they value… Love.

Check out more of these two in the current issue of Carolina Bride!

Wedding Venue: Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens
Reception: Byron’s South End
Dress: Allure Couture
Bridesmaids: Picked their own
Cake: The Looking Glass
Shoes: Etsy
Headpiece: Dimitra Designs
Rings: Diamonds Direct & Reed’s
Hair: Adam Spenner with Pin Up Curl Studio
Makeup: Self (she owns Dollface Skin & Makeup Lounge)

Owen & Sarah-Frances Get [Engaged]

I think one of my favorite things about this job is meeting people.  Sarah-Frances and I had our initial consultation at Chipotle… that should have been my first clue that we were going to be a great fit!  We got in line, ordered our food and literally couldn’t stop talking.  We covered everything from fashion, to food, to their engagement and wedding; and it all flew by too fast.  I was so excited that Owen needed to drop into the meeting (I think he forgot his keys?), and was thrilled when all three of us hit it off.  This is definitely one wedding in 2013 that I am SO looking forward to.  Enjoy!

One of the things I LOVED about this Get [Engaged] session was our mutual love for the movie “UP”… and of course Kate Spade sparkly shoes… uh, hello! What girl doesn’t love Kate Spade?



Gardner & Angela Get [Married]

From the first time I met Gardner and Angela I absolutely loved them!  I don’t know why I seem to attract the “laid back” couples, but oh my lord were these guys fun to photograph!

Gardner and Angela had one of the most beautiful ceremonies I’ve ever seen.  It wasn’t the location or the decor that made it amazing, it was the weaving of their faiths and the regard they have for their fellow man.  Angela is Jewish and Gardner is Baptist… the wedding was complete with a Ketubah, rabbi, baptist minister and of course no Jewish wedding day would be complete without… the Hora!  The two instant best friends said their vows, exchanged rings, had an irish blessing read, signed their Ketubah, kissed, and smashed the glass.  It was the perfect wedding ceremony full of love, with an overarching theme of acceptance and warmth.  I will never, ever forget this day.

Huge thanks to Mark Santo for shooting this with me!

I was so honored when Charlotte Wedding picked their wedding to feature!  You can see it on news stands now!

Ceremony & Reception: Trump National Golf Club
Florist: Chelish Moore
Cupcakes: Cupcrazed
Gown: Casablanca 1900 from
Shoes: St. Germain by Sofft
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: JCrew
Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse
Hand-made hair flowers: coloureen on Etsy
Rings: Diamond’s Direct
Hair & Make-up: Elizabeth Tolley from Who’s the Fairest
Band: East Coast Entertainment (In the Pocket)
DJ: Chuck Hedrick
Videographer: Amanda Pagano with Isabel’s Corner
Transportation: Ragin’ Uptown & Reynolds Limousine Service

LOVE working with Chelish… she does such amazing work!
Reese’s for the Reece’s guests… how incredibly cute is that?

Love this series of images after Angela put her dress on…
Their first look…
Signing the Ketubah…
This is second favorite of the two of them together…
THIS one is my ABSOLUTE favorite… of all time…
We had some extra time before the ceremony, so we took some black and white’s… isn’t she just killer in that dress?  So classic.
High five!