Monthly Archives: February 2010

Ashley and Chris are engaged!

Ashley and Chris braved the cold this Saturday to shoot some engagement photos at Waterfront Park. Chris proposed on the swings so they were all sweet and nostalgic about the location in spite of the wind and bitter temperatures. And when would they ever have the chance to play with a 5 foot snowman in Charleston again?
After an hour or so I couldn’t feel my fingers so we popped in to Fleet Landing to warm up. And being that Valentine’s Day was Sunday it was only appropriate that Chris picked up a palmetto rose for Ashley along the way. Congratulations Ashley and Chris, can’t wait for the big day this summer!

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Let it snow!

Last Friday evening we had the first significant snow accumulation in Charleston since 1989. I think the official measurement downtown was one inch (woo hoo!) but my friend Kristiana said they had upwards of 6 inches out in the boonies where she lives past Summerville. It was beautiful coming down in Ansonborough in the glow of the streetlights. It turned our walkway into a lovely but slushy mess and killed off my last two jade plants that survived our frigid January.
By dawn on Saturday it was already melting away on the street but little Marc had a chance to play in it before it disappeared entirely.Incidentally, the weather had the immediate effect of turning the majority of snow-starved Charlestonians into giddy, childlike fools, myself included.

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Jeanne-Marie and Steve

Jeanne-Marie and Steve were married on a brisk November afternoon at one of my favorite venues, the Cotton Dock at Boone Hall.
I had to ask Jeanne-Marie about her gown because it was so unique and it turns out it’s from Anthropologie. Didn’t think Anthropologie sold wedding gowns? They don’t. IT’S MADE FROM A SHOWER CURTAIN. Well, two shower curtains. A friend designed it for her. And it has to be one of my top 5 favorite gowns, ever. Gorgeous.
Congratulations Jeanne-Marie and Steve!

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Martha Kent and Michael

Martha Kent and Michael were married in the fall of 2008 and had a beautifully bright and cheery yellow-hued reception at Lowndes Grove. Ooh Events did the design and set up cushy yellow lounges where guests enjoyed an amazing sunset and hand rolled cigars. Their wedding is in the current issue of Charleston Weddings Magazine.
Their wedding colors sparked my obsession with bright shoes. Martha Kent’s maids wore highlighter yellow strappy sandals that really popped against the green grass. Congratulations Martha Kent and Michael!

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Last week I had the pleasure of photographing Cal Fairfield, a precocious and leggy 8 week old who is solely responsible for reshaping the growth chart curve. Seriously, he’s as big as my 4 month old. When he finally woke up his mom Catherine dressed him in a sweet little linen outfit, I love the little buttons and collar.

Quick change into a cute Western style number and he suddenly looked like a little man.
The hat was a little cumbersome so we took it off for a few shots. Here he’s all, “Had a rough day, can you get me a cold one?”

Cal is such a lamb chop and a really strong little guy. When they left I think he went for a quick jog over the Cooper River Bridge.

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