While in NJ visiting family I had the opportunity to perform an engagement session for my lovely cousin Natalie and her hulk of a fiancé Kevin. Natalie and Kevin are getting married in July 2017 and have chosen me to photograph their special day! I couldn't be more excited about this and can't wait to celebrate with these two lovebirds. The photos were taken in Flemington, NJ and the Jersey shore. Here are the photos.....
Beau & Jane met at The Partridge Inn in Augusta, GA on July 14th, 2018. Beau is from Atlanta, GA and Jane is from Charleston, SC. It was the perfect in-between location for the both of them and, as fate would have it, it all worked out for the best! Beau & Jane have such a wonderful love story and it’s one that really impressed me. Being able to witness heartfelt, genuine love and hope between the couples I have photographed reinforces why I got into wedding photography. For me, Beau & Jane’s story is about the pursuit of love. In my life, I’ve seen many people close the door on the opportunity of finding long-lasting love and companionship because of past hurts or giving up. Beau & Jane each persisted in their pursuit of love. It was this that led them to each other on July 14, 2018.
Exactly one year later, on July 14th, 2019, Beau & Jane got married at the very location they found each other: the historic Partridge Inn in Augusta. They were surrounded by love and support from family, friends and colleagues. One family portrait happens to be my favorite: Beau & Jane with their grandchildren. The legacy of love and hope in this photo encapsulates the day. As stated in one of my favorite films: “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” I wish Beau & Jane continued love, companionship, and the hope of bright new days for the rest of their lives.
A few weeks ago I had the honor of capturing the engagement session for James & Katrina featuring their daughter Serenity. They both decided on having the session at Pendleton King Park in Augusta, GA. I had shot an engagement session there before, but I had never notice the lovely garden there that is just perfect for taking photos! I really love working with couples prior to their big wedding day. It gives me an opportunity to not only get to know them better but work with them and gain their trust and confidence.
As we began conversing and walking to our first shot location I asked Katrina where her engagement ring was? The next few moments were of utter shock as Katrina had realized she had forgotten to put on her engagement ring and had accidentally left it home. I really care about giving the best images and care to my clients. So I told her I would wait for her to go back home and get her engagement ring. In the meantime, I would warm up my photo taking skills on her youngest sister (who was there to chaperon) and daughter. When Katrina came back we were ready to go. The rest of the engagement shoot was fun and relaxing. James & Katrina were really fun to be around and had no objections trying out any photo ideas I might have had whether they worked out or not.
I can’t wait for September when I capture their wedding at The Red Oak Manor in Harlem, GA. In the meantime, check out a few images from their engagement session!
I finally got to have a photoshoot at the beautiful location of Hammonds Ferry in North Augusta with Chris and Jen. Whenever a client books a session with me I truly want to give them a unique experience. I always suggest a new location because not only does it provide my client with a different scenic backdrop, but it always sparks my creativity and forces me to think of new ideas. I was very pleased that Chris and Jen wanted to capture their photos at Hammonds Ferry and I believe my creativity came out in full swing with their images. Chris & Jen were a pleasure to be around. They were willing to try anything I asked of them, no matter how silly it may have seemed. They completely trusted my judgement and I believe it shows in the images. If you're ever in Hammonds Ferry for a photoshoot go grab some dinner at Manuel's Bread Cafe or Larder, thank me later! Without further Ado.....here are some of the images we captured that day!
Summertime in Georgia is hot! Before any engagement shoot I like to go over the many options with my clients including locations, themes, and what they want out of an engagement session. I seek to carry out their vision with my distinctive IMP style as I help tell the story of this new chapter in their lives with photographs.
Ashley & Eugene met in high school and were the best of friends before they fell in love with each other. For location, they choose the nature-filled Brick Pond Park in North Augsta, SC. I photograph many sessions here and I believe my clients fall in love with the sweeping natural vistas that Brick Pond Park offers.
Because it’s June and temperatures hit the high 90s before noon, I recommended we start our session in the morning. I suggested starting at 8am or 9am, but that proved to not be early enough. By 9:30am on the day of our shoot, temperatures had already reached the mid 80s and we felt the unrelenting heat and humidity as it continued to build. This unfortunately cut our engagement shoot short. Even with the short amount of time, I believe I captured the love and passion Ashley and Eugene have for each other. Some couples have trouble warming up to having a camera nearby while staring deep into each others' eyes, but not Ashley & Eugene! From the moment I asked them to pose, they shared a view into their warmth and love for each other as if the camera wasn’t there at all. I may have even had to pry them apart to keep our shoot going --! I love giving my clients the best experience possible and hope they will enjoy their images from a hot but beautiful morning. I look forward to capturing their wedding in November!
Just a few weeks ago I got meet the sweetest couple and captured their engagement session. Rob & Chelsee are getting married in September and I am honored to be capturing it. Here are a few fun facts about Rob & Chelsee. Chelsee's favorite show right now is Heartland and Quantico; Rob really loves Hawaii Five-O. Their favorite date night is a night at home cooking comfort food and making a dessert together. Followed by relaxing on the sofa with their dog watching Disney classics. That sounds like my kind of night! When asked if a movie or show of their love story were made; what channel or platform would it air on? She said it would be a Netflix Original Series showcasing them being their silly selves in their lab with their soon to be mini-horse St. Bernard. Let me add that to my watchlist! ;-)
Here are some of the photos from their engagement session!