Hailey and I went to high school together but it wasn't until she inquired about wedding photography that we became great friends. I've been lucky enough to photograph her and her (now husband) Jared, through their engagement- and get to know them and their quirks, and always photograph Jared's cool socks. They married at Alhambra Hall in Mt. Pleasant in December, and in November in true Southern tradition, Hailey got all dolled up and we packed in the car and drove the hour and some to the Old Sheldon Church Ruins in Beaufort to photograph her bridal portraits. I've had so many photographers that aren't based in the South what a bridal portrait is and what it is for and in short- it's just a time for the bride to test out her hair, makeup, and florals and do any last minute adjustments to her dress and be photographed so they can have a beautiful portrait to display at the reception!
After packing into the car with her mom and sister, we drove to Beaufort and literally chased the light until it was gone. The gorgeous ruins, stunning Oak trees covered in Spanish Moss and the late Fall light and colors just made this session a dream come true. Hailey STUNNED in her gorgeous Stella York gown from Gown Boutique of Charleston and Meg Workman did some work (pun totally intended) on her hair and makeup.
We shot for about 45 minutes until there was no light left in the sky and captured every detail- from her gorgeous gown, to her florals, and her stunning engagement ring in a Mrs. Box that Jared had given her for her birthday. My focus during these sessions is to make sure that not only we have gorgeous heirloom portraits, but that the bride to be is feeling happy, comfortable and feels as beautiful as she looks.
2016 is going to be a hard year to beat- my brides, couples, and my family at theFINDlab made it one amazing year! I can't wait to see what 2017 has in store for me and my business- my goal this year is to blog more so expect to see a ton more blogs headed your way!
Mrs. Smith, you are stunning, hilarious, and such a gem- happy New Year and thank you for trusting me to capture you!