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2021 Fall Mini Sessions

Fall Mini Sessions I typically only offer mini sessions once a year so this is your chance to have your photos taken in an abbreviated session of 15 minutes! This year, we will be offering one day in Columbia for mini sessions and one day in Anderson for mini sessions. These can be for families, […]

September 17, 2021

fall family photos

Family Portraits

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FOR BRIDES | Engage in your Engagement

  UPDATED: September 16, 2021 We decided to revisit this post and give it a lift. It’s been over 5 years since we originally posted this article – we’ve learned SO much about marriage since then. In light of that, we thought we could add a few more tips for making the best of your […]

September 16, 2021

Engagement

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Fort Mill, SC Summer Wedding | Mr. & Mrs. Barton

Belle Crane Inn Wedding Natalie and Steven were married in Fort Mill, SC just outside of Charlotte at a sweet and southern venue, The Belle Crane Inn. The property was so pretty and had the most perfect souther vibes, with a beautiful bridal suite inside a historic home, the ceremony right outside with greenery ad […]

September 13, 2021

Wedding

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For Brides: Engaged? Now What (First 6 things to do when you get engaged)

Congrats! You’re engaged! Now what? What in the world should you do first after you and your fiancé just got engaged?! Read on for more tips about how to start wedding planning once you’ve got that bling on your left hand!

September 8, 2021

Man on one knee proposing to woman on mountain top

For Brides

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Ultimate Guide to Planning a 2022 Wedding

As crazy as it is, 2022 is getting closer and closer! Our wedding calendar is already filling up for next year. Brides are looking ahead and planning their special day for 2022. While it might seem KINDA soon, but the wedding industry is changing thanks to COVID. We are seeing much longer engagements and couples […]

August 26, 2021

For Brides

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Hiring Wedding Professionals vs. A Friend

I’m sure you’ve heard of a bride or groom who hired a friend (or family friend) for their wedding vendors. Maybe it was a photographer, florist, videographer, DJ, or even caterer. Through the years, we’ve talked to DOZENS of couples and even vendors with different stories of hiring a friend, sometimes we’ve even talked to […]

August 18, 2021

For Brides

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Downtown Greenville Engagement Session | Liz and Mike

Downtown Greenville Summer Engagement Session Liz and Mike are completely adorable! I loved getting to meet them for their engagement photos in Downtown Greenville. They met back in November and began dating. He proposed in Falls Park, where they also had their very first date, so it just made sense to have their engagement portraits […]

July 30, 2021

Engagement

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Having the Best Engagement Session Possible

Before a lot of engagement sessions, the couples will admit they are a bit nervous about being in front of the camera. Sometimes, they are VERY nervous. Unless you’re a professional model or you just happen to be in front of a camera A LOT then it’s natural to be nervous. Even if you have […]

July 29, 2021

man and woman taking engagement pictures in downtown Greenville, SC

Engagement, For Brides

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Splurge Vs. Save: Wedding Budgets

Okay, we know that planning a wedding can be a MAJOR headache. Of course, it’s all worth it in the end, but it can be stressful and EXHAUSTING. We aren’t going to lie to you. I remember how many stressful phone calls I made to my mom just needing to vent and cry. I can’t […]

July 23, 2021

For Brides

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The History of Wedding Traditions

Wedding ceremonies are full of tradition. Everything from the white dress, to the music, the first dance, and so much more. Obviously, as more and more people are taking a no-traditional route, some of these old traditions are becoming extinct, but there are still thousands of couples that follow all of the old traditions. If […]

July 19, 2021

Bride throwing bouquet to bridesmaids at wedding reception

For Brides

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