Thursday, February 26, 2009

Megan and Scott E-Session

Last Friday Matt and I packed our bags for the night and headed to Charleston so I could photograph Megan and Scott's engagement session. Charleston is seriously like a second hometown for us. We love it there. Matt's best friend, Tyler and his wife Natalie live there so we always stay with them and it's so great to hang out and eat great food together. :)

So now about this wonderful couple. Let me just say that I heart Megan. She is one of those girls I would call and say "hey let's grab lunch and go shopping". She's just chill and fun. Scott of course is the perfect match for this type of lady. He's laid back and you can tell he just really adores her. I love it! These two lovebirds are finishing up med school at MUSC and are right now awaiting their assignments for residency. My fingers are crossed guys. :)

Now enjoy some photos...

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Catch Up Time

That's right, lot's of catching up to do since getting back from Vegas. What a whirl wind. I actually got back into town on Thursday last week, but on Friday I had a bridal session with the beautiful MaryAnn and then on off to Charleston Friday night for an e-session I had Saturday with the lovely Megan and Scott. :) So yes, whirl wind may be an understatement. Anyhoo, I'm back now and working away, but before I get too lost in editing world I wanted to share some photos from my trip out west and my thoughts on WPPI.

I'll start with WPPI. This was my first time attending and it was crazy. I've never seen so many photographers in one place. The MGM is insane to say the least. Doesn't it take like 20 minutes to walk a mile at a fairly brisk pace? Well, it took 20 minutes to get from our hotel room to the conference and it was all in the same hotel!! I know, small town girl here. Anyway, I had three favorite speakers; Jim Garner, Parker Pfister, and Elizabeth Messina.

My thoughts. Jim Garner, I thought was refreshing and young and very consistent in his work. He was inspiring to say the least. I loved what he had to say and would like to apply it in a lot of ways to my own biz. Parker Pfister is just amazing. His tastefulness in the digital darkroom is unmatched by anyone in my humble opinion. I loved his personality and candidness. Very cool. Elizabeth Messina...aaahhhh what can say here except she was my true favorite. I've followed her work for a while so it was so cool to finally hear her speak about being a mom, wife, and photographer. She is a breath of fresh air to this industry and I soaked up every word. :) So there are my thoughts. Don't take my word for it though. Check out their sites. You won't regret it and you'll be inspired. :)

So about these images. The day after I flew into Vegas we rented a car and drove out to Zion National Park in Utah. It was fabulous. We had great weather and there was snow. Here are a few of my favorites. Honestly, I can't even begin to post landscape images without telling you to visit the "Masters" website. Click here to see Richard Bernabe's work. I took my first photography class from him and have never put a camera down. He is amazing. If you live in the Greenville or SC/NC area it is worth every penny to take one of his workshops. :) Oh and I should mention I went to Zion with Sposabellaphotography. They have a group shot from our trip so check it out.

cheers for now!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Vegas Bound

Hi Folks,
Today I'm headed to Vegas for WPPI, which is the most amazing convention ever for professional photographers. I plan to be a sponge while there and come back with new ideas for my business. I will not have my laptop so responding to your emails will be very slow. Luckily I am returning on February 19th. Matt has already given me like 5 hugs and kisses this morning. I can't tell if he's really sad to see me go or more sad that he'll have to come up with his own meals. HA! Either way is really cute. He's the best. :)

Ok, see you all when I get back!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Kim + David 1.31.09

So it's come to my attention that everyone is on pins and needles to see images from Kim and David's wedding. Well my friends, they are here. :) I hope it was worth the wait. This was a beautiful wedding with great style and class. Does it get any better? I think not!

I honestly can't say enough great things about this pair. They were easy to work with and very happy and in love. When I took them aside during the reception to get some relaxed shots of them together (something I highly recommend to very bride) they were more than willing and gave me all the time I wanted. They were so into each other. What can I say, I love my job.

Kim and David, Thanks guys for letting me share this special day with you.

much love,


I heart fountains. :)

let's hear it for the boys.

I firmly believe Kim should be a model. :)

I was so smitten with this cake and the lighting. It was so much fun to shoot.

Hands down favorite shot of the day. I love when the parents just have a moment and take it all in.

My lovebirds being oh so fabulous for the camera. Holla!!!

Second favorite shot of the day. I had to give mad props to this one also.

Kim's dad rented a rolls royce (spelling error earlier) for their going away. You just can't make this stuff up.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Poinsett Hotel

I am very excited to say that I will soon be a part of the photographer's wall at the Poinsett Hotel in downtown Greenville. This is very cool for me because the photographers on this wall are all some of the top talent in the area so I'm super excited to join. Below is the image that was chosen to be framed. Kim's wedding was actually last weekend and I'll soon have an entire post on her wedding so stay tuned. :) Thanks Kim for being like the most amazing and beautiful bride in the world. You rock!