When Laura contacted me about shooting her wedding I was so excited! I have never shot on an aircraft carrier before, nor have I ever done a wedding like this before. Completely new ground for me and something fabulous to add to my portfolio. I’ve enjoyed chatting with Laura the last 8 months or so as she’s talked about all the exciting things she wanted to do for photos. She was a smart girl, and let us have plenty of time to take lots of photos of her and Chris.
My friend Julia (Check out her work here) and I spent the weekend in Charleston together. Lots of driving and exploring new things. She was an amazing second shooter for me, I’m blessed to have been able to have her along side of me.
We have quite a few different locations for the portraits we did. We started on the Isle of Palm at The Palm hotel, and then ventured to the out side gate area of Boone Plantation, and then on to the boat.
Laura and Chris, thank you so much for choosing us to shoot your day at the USS Yorktown in Charleston, SC! We loved it!
PS: Disclaimer, I had to try to tone it down with details of the ship… I mean…. come on…. it was amazing!
*Above- Do you see the ceremony going?
*Below- The next two.. I loved both of them so much, that I couldn’t decide.
Laura and Andrew’s wedding took place at St Philip Neri Catholic Church in Tega Cay, SC . Their beautiful reception took place in the courtyard of the Marriott Renaissance Hotel in Southpark, Charlotte, NC.
Laura’s bright red hair won me over as I photographed her. Check out her bridal session that looks a little bit like Ireland. Here.
My husband, Brandon second shot this wedding with me and he did amazing! I love him by me all day. <3
Congrats Andrew & Laura! Thank you for letting us be a part of your day!
A little dance before the cake cutting starts…
Laura and Andrew are hard core Clemson fans, and broke out in the cheer during her father’s toast!
Well… Its coming up on almost a year ago I helped second shoot this wedding with Tara Mauldin Photography . (End of May 2011) I have been dying to share this day with you all. It was definitely hands down the coolest (and hottest) wedding I’ve ever shot. Fifteen hours, two outfit changes and grueling 90’s heat. The day started about seven AM and it was late when we finished. I’ve never seen a bride so beautiful, so decked out, so much preparation. I felt like I had to catch my breath over and over at the layers of beauty that they put her in. ah! Everywhere I looked was eye candy. Color, fabrics, bangles, sparkles, beads….. so incredibly lovely. I may have gone a bit overboard on sharing a ton of photos of Michelle. But I’m so sorry, I couldn’t help it.. 😉
The Hindu ceremony was not like I would have expected. (t was held at the Rock Barn Golf & Spa in Hickory, NC.)It was very interactive, layers of rituals, tears, joy, and extremely light hearted. I can seriously say I loved it. I may have teared up here and there. I don’t know how the bride and groom were able to stand the unbearable heat with their apparel but they did. I felt like I could have passed out a few times. 😀
Anyways, I hope you enjoy just a snippet of this extremely long fifteen hours. Be sure to check out Tara’s blog with the two days leading up to the ceremony. Gorgeous!
Thank you Biren & Melissa for letting me share this day with you! ;D I loved it.