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.....
When I first met Lashonda back in Mid-April she informed me that her wedding would be just weeks after our initial meeting. She would be taking on the daunting task of planning her big day in just a short period of time. Originally, she was to have her wedding in North Augusta, SC in a rented mansion with an amazing hilltop view of the local town. Unfortunately, the weeks leading up to her big day it rained a great deal. Because her wedding would be outdoor/indoor utilizing all the facets of the mansion; Lashonda decided to change the venue a week before her wedding due to the poor condition of the grounds. What Lashonda was able to pull off next is a testament to her character......a "can-do" character that will undoubtedly serve her and her husband Andre for a lifetime. Lashonda was able to change her wedding ceremony and reception location to the historic Augusta Museum Downtown.
Lashonda and Andre's wedding day was full of friends and family who cared deeply about them. For a wedding that was planned in such a short period of time I can say without a doubt it was a great success and showcase of the love these two souls have for each other. I will end this with a scripture that was on a medallion tied to Lashonda's bouquet. Psalms 93:4 "More than the sounds of many waters, Than the mighty breakers of the sea, The LORD on high is mighty."
Here are just a few photos of Andre & Lashonda's wedding day
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.
Kevin and Natalie were married on July 2nd at the beautiful Lakeside Manor in Gibbsboro, NJ. As hot as it was outside that day, nothing could be hotter than Kevin & Natalie on their wedding day! One can't help but instantly feel the strong connection Kevin & Natalie have for each other. The term "Soulmates" often gets thrown around too often. Kevin & Natalie are most undeniably soulmates and I have no doubt that whatever punches life swings at them in the years to come, they'll swing back harder. Here is their wedding story........
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!
Daniel and Celine were married on February 9th at the historic Sacred Heart Cultural Center in Downtown Augusta, GA. The church was built in 1897 and held its first mass in 1900! Unfortunately, due to a number of factors the last mass was held in Sacred Heart on July 3, 1971. The building was reopened in 1987. The structure now serves as a unique venue for social and cultural events such as art exhibitions, theatrical events, an annual Garden Festival, choral concerts and is rented continuously throughout the year for celebrations, and civic functions.
This was my first time photographing any event at the Cultural Center. It was absolutely beautiful and a great location to have a ceremony and reception for your wedding. Daniel and Celine are currently living in Taiwan and this would be their second wedding for Daniel’s family and friends here in Augusta, GA. They were both so easy going throughout the day, it really helped bring out more of my artistic side. Usually a wedding has multiple locations with time restraints, this brings common pressures as a wedding photographer which I have come to expect and work well under. However, there was little to no pressure during the Eyrich Wedding and I couldn’t have been more appreciative of it.
One take away during the wedding was when I began getting family ready for portrait shots, I was told there were 11 siblings in Daniel’s family! Posing them all in one big shot was a challenge but I think I knocked it out of the park. Also, his family can really dance! They were doing many coordinated dances as you will see in the photos below. I really enjoyed being a spectator to this.
I want to wish Daniel and Celine many years of love and companionship. No matter where they are their love will shine bright to those who know them and are touched by them.
Here are some photos of their day:
Rob & Chelsee married on September 24th at the Court Street Livery in Washington, GA. The town had a wonderful historic and rustic feel to it. The day was absolutely beautiful too. Here in GA, the weather can be extremely hot and humid. But on their wedding day the weather couldn't be more perfect! Throughout my time getting to know Rob and Chelsee, I have come to see a beautiful and caring couple who supported and trusted me with capturing the start of their marriage. I hope to continue to be in the lives of Rob and Chelsee in the future and wish them years of happiness. I want to close with Chelsee's wish for the start of their new lives together: "When you need a helping hand, you will always have mine. Because from this day forward, you do not walk alone. My arms will be your shelter, my heart will be your home and you will have my love forever and always."
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!