Posts Tagged ‘bridal portrait photographer’

Olivia’s Bridals

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Olivia wanted to surprise Scott by taking pictures at McEntire Joint National Guard Base in Columbia, SC while he was in Iraq. Scott is a fire fighter at the base!

The firemen weren’t too busy that Monday morning so they joined in for a picture! They really enjoyed sitting there and talking with Olivia.

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The firemen also helped Olivia to the top of a firetruck!

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After the base, we went to the Horseshoe at USC. There was a beautiful fountain to the side, through an iron gate.

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There was also a beautiful rose and flower garden. The brick wall and old window was an awesome backdrop as well!

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Olivia was willing to go to the extreme for a picture, climbing on top of fire trucks and walking through thorny bushes. 🙂

Marianne

Monday, September 21st, 2009

We took Marianne’s bridal photos on her family farm. It was very beautiful! The farm was actually owned by the Boyse family until 1912. The farm produced milk and potatoes for Erskine College, my Alma mater. We took a few in front of an old barn. I just love the texture of old wood!

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We took these photos in the yard at the side of the house.

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These were taken in her front yard where the lighting was really soft and even!

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Marianne has amazing bone structure, her cheeks and chin are very well defined. I wanted a picture that really accentuated this. As an added bonus her ring really stands out!

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I love the swirls and curly lines on her dress, and the V shape in the back of the dress, it hugs the small of her back, and really compliments her figure.

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I always love getting close-ups with people’s eyes!

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Her dog joined in on the bridal photos. 🙂

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One thing I love about bridal shoots is that no two are the same, and a lot of times I wind up shooting in places I didn’t plan on. When we were driving to meet Marianne we saw tons of awesome spots for pictures, and we made mental notes of where they all were, thinking we might get a couple at the house and then go back to the spots. When we go to Marianne’s we discovered that there were plenty of great places to take photos, and they’d be even more special to her, as the place where she grew up, instead of a random field or something. It’s very important to me that the bride’s pictures be special to her, and if possible, the location have some significance in her life. It adds something special to the photo, almost like a little secret, or story behind it.

Barbara | Bridals

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Barbara loves the way the Wyche Pavilion looks, so we started taking photos there. It’s located behind the Peace Center downtown Greenville, SC. It is actually where Duke’s Mayonnaise started in 1917! Yum! They also used to make carriages there.

The pavilion may not seem like much when you view it from the bridge, however when you get up close it’s immense! There are pretty trees around it which make for fun pictures!

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Barbara sat in one of the window seals and peaked around the corner. There was actually some event going on in the pavilion. We went ahead and took pictures. 🙂 We didn’t get kicked out. Actually a lady came up and told us that she could move tables and chairs if they were in our way. He he!

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I took a few photos of the details of her dress, like the pretty bow on the back and also a close-up of her really cool earrings!

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There was a neat old brick wall beside the pavilion. I love how even though Barbara is very little and in the corner of the photo the light comes through the trees and highlights her to put the spotlight on her.

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I asked her to stand on the bridge over the Reedy River and I would stand by the pavilion and take photos from there. There was a pretty fence that had circles in it that I framed her with. The flora on the wall behind the bridge was very pretty also.

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Barbara looked very beautiful on the bridge with the sun light coming from behind her.

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We went under some trees where the sun was coming through. Barbara looked up into the trees and the light lit up her eyes. I had to get a close-up of her pretty eyes.

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The sun was setting over the bridge behind the trees and provided some very cool light! Barbara seemed very peaceful at this moment.

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