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Beautiful, kind, and a woman in charge are some of the first words that come to mind when I think of Abby. Lee is all these things as well, but I would say his easy going personality compliments Abby in every way. I love Abby’s sense of style. The bright pink bridesmaids dresses, bow tie, the garden style bouquet, the pink coated champagne glasses. There are so many wonderfully elegant touches that go so well with the Belmont Estate’s classic decor and grounds. One of my most favorite moments about their wedding was when it started pouring just a little too hard for comfort, and Abby decided smack in the middle of the ceremony that we were moving this show under the tent. So we all ran for cover and grabbed what we could and had them share their vows in the gorgeous tent they had decorated. I know most brides don’t look forward to rain on their wedding day, but that moment endeared Abby to me even more. I am so thrilled for these two, and am happy to say they will be celebrating their first Anniversary this June!!

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I have photographed the Silver Swan many times, and this is one of the most beautiful I have seen it decorated. Jen has such attention to detail, and thoroughly embraced the beach feel, in a lovely fresh way. I love the seashells and seahorses on cake, the netting intertwined with seashells for center pieces. And her coral and teal colors are bright and romantic for her summer wedding.  I can imagine that attention to detail comes in handy for her military career. It probably even came into play when realizing Tony was the man for her. These two have much in common, and at the same time, balance one another out with their differences. You can see  how they ebb and flow with one another, and are so smitten. I love that not just two people have joined together, but two families. It really is amazing when you find the one you love. It is so much more, when you love not only them, but their loved ones. Congratulations you two!

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I have been meaning to blog this engagement session since September. Now that we are past our 5 degree freeze, and 32 degrees is practically jacket weather, I have decided that this warm front is just the thing to remind me of my wonderful vacation, I mean photo session in Charleston this past fall. Nothing could keep me away from going down to beautiful Charleston to photograph ballet dancer, Haley-Jean and her fiance Steve. Not the fact there was a hurricane coming, not the fact that I had to drive down with twin 6 month olds in the car, or even the fact that Steve, may not be able to make the session. (Though that one, would have put a slight damper on our plans). Still, Haley-Jean and I moved our session up a day so that Steve could be there, before being called out for the Coast Guard, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. These two have such a sweet easiness to their relationship. And their love of dogs is just icing on this already perfect cake! I mean, our session pretty much took place in the middle of a dog park! (Who knew that White Point Gardens let dogs run around certain times of the day?! I didn’t, but I love it!). I loved getting to know these two, and am so thankful for their laid back personalities. Thank you both for just rolling with it, and thank you Haley-Jean for your amazing dance moves! (You too Steve 😉 )

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Some days the stars align and you get to meet people who are beautiful inside and out, people like Avia and Alex. You arrive to my photography heaven when you add that combination with such wonderfully photogenic animals like, bison, horses, kangaroos, llamas, baby goats, … I could go on. Don’t get me wrong, it was freezing for these love bird’s wedding, but they took one for the team, and we went around the farm giving and getting love wherever we went. Avia, has a wonderful sense of style. I love the cake table her dad made for her. And I had never seen engagement photos used to rim the cake before. I love it! I am so happy to know these two, and am even happier that you know one another. Thank you both! You are absolutely lovely.

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Venue: Green Meadows Petting Farm

Photographer: Artistic Imagez

Second Photographer: Daniel Durazo

Getting Ready Venue: Frederick Inn Bed and Breakfast

 

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My luckiness with couples astounds me sometimes. These two, are so sweetly romantic, fun, and really up for anything, that it made my “job” that much easier. I love how they read vows to one another on Renditions beautiful stone bridge. And how, they were willing to throw a little caution to the wind and sit on the bridge and just look at the beautiful golf course. They were also willing to tromp through a little soft dirt, (definitely not mud lol), for some of my favorite photos. They incorporated a little festive Halloween feel, fall decor, a little star gazing (shout out to Nasa), and finished off with a dollar dance donated to their local pet rescue. Any one who knows me, knows that is a cupid arrow to my heart. Thank you both for being just so wonderful and for your generous hearts. Congratulations to you both!!

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Photographer: Artistic Imagez

DJ: Crow Entertainment

Venue: Renditions Golf Course

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