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Megan Goodwin

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Megan Goodwin is one of Marissa’s best friends, so for a change of pace she asked to write Megan’s blog:

Megan Goodwin went to mine and Davey’s Alma Mater, Erskine College. Megan was in the same grade as me and lived just a few rooms down in the dorm. We met Freshman year and have been great friends ever since.

Bridal Photos | Flat Rock, NC | Davey Morgan Photography

Megan is a Special Education teacher at Belton Middle School, Anderson School District Two, where the kids absolutely adore her! Megan is a little over five feet tall, like me, so we always tease each other about life as a short person. I say she is so great with kids because she’s “down on their level,” of course she always has some great comeback like, “I’m so glad I have a friend I can see eye to eye with!”

Bridal Portrait Photos in Flat Rock, NC | Davey Morgan Photography

This is the bench where Craig proposed! I always love the story of how her and Craig met. Freshman year, Megan’s computer was messing up so she called the IT department, but somehow got Craig’s dorm room instead. As it happens, Craig is very good with computers, so he offered to help her anyway! And the rest is history!

Bonclarken Camp Grounds Photos | Davey Morgan Photography

Megan is one of those people that is so beautiful on the inside and it just radiates on the outside! She has such a wonderful smile and laugh! No wonder Craig loves her!

Photographer in Flat Rock, NC | Davey Morgan Photography

Photographer in Hendersonville, NC | Davey Morgan Photography

Don’t be fooled by her sweet smiles, Megan has a sassy side! I love that this picture shows a little bit of it, but also is still so elegant!

Photographer in Greenville, SC | Davey Morgan Photography

The back of Megan’s dress is amazing! I love how it cinches in around her tiny figure!

Photographer in North Carolina | Davey Morgan Photography

We took Megan’s bridals up at Bonclarken, the ARP Conference Center, and Megan’s favorite place in the world! She calls it “the happiest place on Earth.” Every year she attends and works at many of the summer camps at Bonclarken, including her favorite, Camp Joy, a camp for mentally handicapped people.

Photographer in North Carolina | Davey Morgan Photography

Photographer in North Carolina | Davey Morgan Photography

We scheduled Megan’s bridals on the opening day of Synod, by coincidence, so everyone was at Bonclarken, and they all know Megan really well. Everyone kept coming up and they were so excited to see Megan getting her bridals done! We had to try and hide a little because there were so many people, many of whom would be at the wedding, and we didn’t want to spoil the surprise!

Photographer in North Carolina | Davey Morgan Photography

This weeping willow is down by a small lake at Bonclarken, where the campers go kayaking, swimming, and water biking! Craig almost proposed on one of the docks, but go too nervous, so he proposed a little later that evening on the bench!

Photographer in North Carolina | Davey Morgan Photography

Photographer in North Carolina | Davey Morgan Photography

Photographer in North Carolina | Davey Morgan Photography

One of the Canadian Geese wanted to be in the bridals too! Megan fed him some graham crackers, what a lucky goose.

Gastonia, NC | Davey Morgan Photography

I just love the way the sun shines through her veil! She looks so beautiful!

Bonclarken Camp Grounds Photos | Davey Morgan Photography

Craig is a big Microsoft fan, something Davey and I always tease him about, since we’re Mac people. We thought it might be fun to do a little Windows logo with some flowers, just for him.

Microsoft Windows 7 Logo | Davey Morgan Photography

Microsoft Windows 7 Logo | Davey Morgan Photography

These were taken at the Sky Top Apple Orchard, a very beautiful orchard just a few minutes away from Bonclarken. You should definitely go up there in the fall and pick some apples! They have tons of delicious apples, apple cider, apple doughnuts, apple butter, etc. It’s the perfect day trip for the fall!

Sky Top Orchard Photos | Davey Morgan Photography

Sky Top Orchard Photos | Photographer | Davey Morgan Photography

Pictures at Sky Top Orchard | Davey Morgan Photography

And here is where we ruined Megan’s dress…not really. The swing chain had a green plastic cover on it, and the sticky cider hands from all the kids that play on it in the fall made the chain very sticky, and left a few little green chain marks on Megan’s dress. Luckily, the dry cleaners got it out! We always bring a sheet and place it under the bride’s gown to keep them from getting dirty, but it slid down some when she swung…we probably won’t be trying this again! It did make some fun pictures though!

Flat Rock, NC Photographer | Davey Morgan Photography

Pictures at Sky Top Orchard | Davey Morgan Photography

Pictures at Sky Top Orchard | Davey Morgan Photography

I love the simplicity of this picture. What a perfect, quiet ending to a beautiful day!

Pictures at Sky Top Orchard | Davey Morgan Photography

We loved doing Megan’s bridals, and are so excited and happy for her and Craig! They’re such wonderful people, if you ever get the chance to know someone half as wonderful as them, then you’re a truly blessed person. Megan was always there for me in school when I would get stressed out, excited, sad, etc. I’m so glad to have been there for her bridals! She actually helped me with mine a year ago! Megan was always a star student, very diligent in her work, but she always made time for friends, family, and fun! You simply can’t help falling in love with her!

Michelle and Chris are Married!

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

Chris and Michelle were married at Bonclarken. It’s a Christian camp located in Flat Rock, NC, near the Flat Rock Playhouse and the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church’s first choice for hosting many of their events and retreats. The Heidelberg Hotel, an iconic image of Bonclarken, seen in the photo below,was built in 1886! It features 19 rooms and 4 suites!

Chris and Michelle went to school at Erskine College, mine and Marissa’s Alma Mater. We knew them from Erskine and were so excited to hear of their engagement and honored when they asked us to photograph their wedding!

Wedding Photographer | Davey Morgan Photography

The scenery at Bonclarken is beautiful check out some of the amazing foliage!

Wedding Photography | Davey Morgan Photography

Chris gave his groomsmen traditionally crafted pocket watches with their names on them for the groomsmen’s gifts. The guys were full of laughs!

Flat Rock, NC Wedding Photographer | Davey Morgan Photography

Here’s a picture of the happy Groom!

Hendersonville, NC Wedding Photographer | Davey Morgan Photography

The flower girl was too cute! All of Michelle’s bridesmaids were so sweet! Many of them were friends from college, and had plenty of fun stories to tell about their time together at Erskine.

Asheville, NC Wedding Photographer | Davey Morgan Photography

Michelle’s hair and jewelry were gorgeous!

Wedding Photos | Davey Morgan Photography

Too much cuteness for one picture!

Bonclarken, Flat Rock, NC | Davey Morgan Photography

Michelle and her father right before she walked down the isle. I always love these tender moments, they make for such emotional pictures! Chris and Michele were married outside, in the outdoor amphitheater at Bonclarken. It was a very hot day, but the wedding was beautiful and sunshiny with the ironic addition of thunder in the distance!

Chris and Michelle McCoy | Davey Morgan Photography

Michelle’s brother-in law Rhett, started the ceremony and her father officiated the rest. It’s always really special when the father of the bride is the pastor! I don’t know how they do it without crying!

Greenville, SC Wedding Photographer | Davey Morgan Photography

Michelle and Chris are filled with so much joy and happiness! Just look at those smiles!

Photographer | Davey Morgan Photography

Michele is such a lovely lady, she has the most adorable smile! I love how she crinkles her nose when she laughs, it’s such an infectious happiness! You know that the guy who marries her has to be a super special guy to deserve her, and Chris really is great! He completely adores Michele, you can see in his eyes and the way he looks at her, that he’s totally head over heels for her, and she returns his affection with huge smiles and loving eyes!

Greenville, SC Photographer | Davey Morgan Photography

There was dancing, a beautiful cake and a lot of wonderful friends and family at the reception! Everything was apple orchard themed because Chris proposed at the Sky Top Orchard just down the road from Bonclarken. There were baskets full of apples and surrounded by wreaths of apple blossoms decorating the entire reception!

Greenville, SC | Davey Morgan Photography

Davey Morgan Photography

Photographer in Greenville, SC | Davey Morgan Photography

Chris=Nintendo/Gaming 🙂 So the grooms cake was awesome!

Davey Morgan Photography

I can’t help but laugh every time the bride and groom are about to depart, because you always see them look at each and say “are you ready” as they duck and prepare to be pummeled by bird seeds!

Greenville, SC Photographer | Davey Morgan Photography

Seeds in the air, seeds in their hair, seeds everywhere!

Greenville, SC Photographer | Davey Morgan Photography

Michelle and Chris still have some bird seeds in there hair after they got in the car, which they had to remove countless balloons and bouncy balls in order to do so! Michelle’s brother, John even attached a kite to the top of the Jeep and we saw it take flight as they drove off!

Greenville, SC Photographer | Davey Morgan Photography

Davey Morgan Photography

Michelle’s and Chris’ wedding was so sweet and special! They had amazing friends and family there that support them and wish the best for them! The day went perfect! It was thundering and cloudy some, however the rain held off right up until the moment they walked into the reception hall, and stopped just before their departure! How awesome is that! We hope you are enjoying your honeymoon in Jamaica!

Lindsey!

Friday, February 5th, 2010

We started taking photos at Sky Top Orchard. It’s beautiful there when it snows!

Lindsey is such a trooper for wearing those shoes in the snow!

I love Lindsey’s look here. It’s so intense!

The next set of photos were taken at Bonclarken. We didn’t have much time here. The winter sun falls fast!

I just love the way the colors interact with each other! The sun was going down behind Lindsey, however the snow and the building beside her acted as natural reflectors and lit her up really well!

Lindsey’s red dress is really pretty. The sparkles that fade down the dress remind me of snow fall! What a perfect dress for the snow!

The tree was heavy and wet with snow and the branches dipped low.

That lamp post is awesome! But watch out for falling icicles!

We had so much fun even though it was freezing in the mountains! Lindsey could definitely be a model! Check out her senior photos we took in the fall here.