Trash the Dress - Amy & Kyle

At Trash the Dress sessions, all the little stresses of the wedding day are over, and it’s really a fun and relaxing session. We can take our time, go to a few different places, and just let it happen. The images we get make a very romantic last few pages to a wedding album. Trash the Dress sessions can be done heavy or light — but almost always, the brides wedding gown is not really ‘trashed’. AND..... really. You have just spent a lot of money on the most perfect dress you could find. Why not use it for more than just 1 day?Amy & Kyle’s beautiful wedding was in June, and we did this session the following week. They were great to work with, and are such a fun couple! Their album is going to be GREAT!

Cortney's Maternity Session

Babies are bits of stardust blown from the hand of God.Lucky the woman who knows the pangs of birth for she has held a star.~Larry BarrettoThank you Cortney —- good luck!  Can’t wait for our newborn session :-)

Janet And Her Very Sweet Grand-Kids

Janet Adams makes beautiful AND delicious cakes here in Myrtle Beach.  I have seen several of her wedding cakes, and they are pure perfection!  She wanted to to a session with her two grandkids…. and who wouldn’t?  They are both absolutely adorable!  Not only are they adorable, but they are oozing with sweetness, much like the cakes she makes.  They are both very well mannered and polite children.  I really enjoyed getting to know her grand kids and doing this session for them.  Thanks so much Janet!

A Wedding in Pembroke

Andrea and Mark got married in Pembroke…. and the event was beautiful from start to finish.  I love color, and as you can see Andrea picked our bright summer colors.  The flowers were amazing, and they were everywhere in abundance!  They were both relaxed, and very ready for their first day together as man and wife.  I think that about 90% of Pembroke population attended their wedding, and one thing is for sure. They have love and support from sooooooo many people who care deeply about them!  I know these two will share a lifetime of happiness together :-)  Mark, Andrea…. thank you for letting me be part of such a special day!

Becky & D.R. - HAPPY 1st ANNIVERSARY!!!

Time flies by so darn fast!  It has already been a whole year since I was in Ocean Isle Beach photographing Becky & D.R.‘s wedding! These two kept us, and everyone else, laughing all night long.  On the way to Ocean Isle Beach where their ceremony was being held, we got stuck in a big traffic jam.  No problem…Becky was calm and we  just used the opportunity to take some pictures both inside and outside of the limo :-)  Their reception was held at Silver Coast Winery (beautiful) and when we arrived there, the fun REALLY started!  Becky & D.R. — Your wedding was GREAT! Congratulations on your first year.  I know you two will have a lifetime of happiness together :-)

KANGAROO POUCH GRAND OPENING!!

The Kangaroo Pouch is having their grand opening… tomorrow, July 31st at 10:00 am !  Chris and Matt have worked so hard to get everything ready, and it looks BEAUTIFUL!The Kangaroo Pouch is a near complete baby needs store.  They carry an amazing line-up of baby furniture, strollers, car seats, creative toys, bags, decor (work from local artists)....just about everything you can think of!Saturday from 10am to 12pm they will have a team of experts who will check out your car seat, and make sure it is safely installed, free of charge.  They have several giveaways, including one for a stroller, so be sure to stop by and register and check out their huge selection of COOL stuff!   961 Mr. Joe White Highway in Myrtle Beach.You can also visit them and see some great products on their Facebook page:   The Kangaroo PouchCongratulations Chris & Matt.  I know this wonderful store will be a smashing success!

Sarah & Phill

I love Sarah, Phill and their daughter Isabella. I felt a connection to them from the first time they set foot in my office. I can hardly wait to see Sarah in her beautiful dress, and photograph their wedding on November 6th at Grande Dunes Ocean Club! It’s gonna be a good one :-)

Chillaxing at Myrtle Beach

Family beach portraits are very popular for vacationing families here in Myrtle Beach. They represent a time during the year when the stress of jobs are left behind, the worries of studying for tests and fitting in at school are gone, and is often of a time of true family bonding. The phone has stopped ringing, email is on hold, and at last there is time to simply enjoy the company of each other. It’s great to be able to meet these families at a time when they are fully enjoying life – and capture a moment of that time for them! I can’t even imagine how busy life would be with 3 handsome boys, each involved in their own activities and doing their own thing!

Tokyo Joe at Broadway at the Beach

Columbia’s own Tokyo Joe rocked Broadway at the Beach last week!   Currently, they have produced 5 CD’s and perform 200 shows a year from Virginia to Georgia and everywhere in-between.  They have opened for bands like Sister Hazel, Blessed Union of Souls, Marshall Tucker Band, Bachman Turner Overdrive and more.  Their drummer, Jayson Moore  got an endorsement  from a drum company earlier this year (yikes – forgot which one), and hired me to come get some pictures of them playing at Celebrity Square.LOVED doing this!  I even got to go up on the stage while they were playing ;-)  Was so much fun.  Thanks Jayson!  Was fun and hope I got what you were looking for!

Wedding Vendor Information

So many of the couples getting married in Myrtle Beach are destination weddings.  It’s difficult to plan a wedding from miles and miles away.  Many of our brides ask us about florists, DJ’s, the best cake creators and many other wedding vendors.  Why?  Because they love hearing from someone who has had experience with them.  They are hesitant to turn to the yellow pages and chance picking someone who won’t do a great job.To help all couples getting married, we have compiled a list of vendors we have worked with, and would recommend.  We have written about our personal experience with them, and included pictures where possible (of coarse!) so you can get a first hand view.Our list is incomplete, and not all links are active yet.  Be patient… we are getting it all up as fast as we can :-)  Meantime, if you need any recommendations, just email us.  We would be happy to help you!  You can click on the link below – or look at the top of this page for our vendor tab.

Myrtle Beach Area Wedding Vendors

Emma's Senior Portraits

I had soooo much fun working with Emma.  She is bright and sparkly, and ready for anything!  Emma is from Ohio and was in Myrtle Beach for a dance competition.  I know she must of rocked it out-a-da-park!  In addition to being beautiful and talented, she is an excellent student at #2 in her class.  Emma’s dad wants her to go to an Ivy League college, but mom wants her to stay a bit closer to home.  Where ever Emma goes, and whatever she pursues, she has the confidence and intelligence to do anything in the world she wants.  

GOOD

LUCK

EMMA

!!!

Emma - Myrtle Beach Senior Portraits

Emma - Myrtle Beach Senior Portraits

Beach Portrait Season

This was such a nice family!!! We had a really great beach session. I get to meet people from all over the country, here for many reasons. They were in Myrtle Beach for a medical convention and took some time out for some family pictures. Thanks Sherri & Adam !!

A VERY Windy Evening!

While Julie, David and their 2 boys were in Myrtle Beach last month for a baseball tournament, they took a little time to get some family pictures on the beach.  Originally from Connecticut, they are now living in Nashville but hope to return to their home state very soon.  Our time on the beach was SUPER windy.  Yup — hair a flying everywhere!  We fought it and managed to get some pictures though…. aren’t they a handsome family?

Waiting For Sophia... is OVER :-)

My friend Gillian, and her husband Joe have been floating on air for months now, in the anticipation of the arrival of their new baby girl.  Well, at 2:30 yesterday afternoon, their wait ended.  Little Sophia Nicole has arrived !  7 lbs 2 oz, and perfect in every way:)So I thought I would post some pictures and a fun little slideshow from her maternity shoot today.Gillian, Joe, Alexis….. CONGRATULATIONS!!!  I can hardly wait to meet Sophia.  I’m so happy for you guys :)

Click here:    Waiting for Sophia

Andrea's Bridal Portraits

I love the day when a couple is married, I’m excited to get working with their wedding images, and can post the brides formal portraits!  Yes….. Andrea is a married woman as of July 17th!   Here are a few of my favorites from her Bridal Session.  Isn’t she just

beautiful ?

This first image is the one she picked for her canvas to display at the reception.

Andrea's Bridal Portraits

Andrea's Bridal Portraits

Wachesaw Plantation - Amy & Kyle

Wachesaw Plantation is a beautiful place to get married. Add to that, bright colorful flowers, great weather, Wally B as the DJ, and an amazing couple and you know it’s going to be a good day :-) Elizabeth from Grand Occasions made sure the day ran smooth and on time. The beautiful flowers were from Little Shop of Flowers, and the cake was from Incredible Edibles. Amy & Kyle were sooooo much fun! The best men gave a speech and sang the 3 best friends as featured in The Hangover. A story was told at the reception about how for the first 5 dates Amy and Kyle went on…. he didn’t kiss her! Amy was puzzled and wasn’t sure if Kyle liked her or not. But Kyle was just being a good southern gentleman, and waiting for the right time. Just look at them now! They make such a great couple, and are so in love ;-)

Beach Portraits

I’m really enjoying beach portraits this year. I have had the opportunity to meet so many different people form all over the country, and get a small glimpse into their lives. I love capturing a good moment in time….when people on vacation are relaxed, having fun, and really enjoying each other. This was from a great session last month. THANKS Amy & family!!!

Stacie & Chris

It’s so cool to be a part of two families uniting together.  These people have it going on, because not only do they have to figure out their own relationship, but relationships with children as well.  You have to be pretty together to figure out all that!  Stacie & Chris …. yup.  They got it :-)  Not only were their children there and happy about their marriage, but they were even a part of the sand blending ceremony!  Good luck to you all, and thanks so much for letting me be a part of this very special day!

Happy Birthday Hunter !

OMG!  I can’t believe that Hunter is already a whole year old….. it makes me sad, so I know how Erica & Kris must feel :-(  I love this little guy, and always look forward to the time I get to spend with this family.  Soon….. I will post Hunters progression.  From belly to 1 year old!  Meantime, here are a few pix from last month.

Lisa's Bridal Portraits

This past weekend, Lisa and Clark got married at the beautiful Dunes Beach & Golf Club. The rain held out, and it was truly the most perfect day! Now, I can finally show off her bridal portraits :-) Lisa is one of the most happy, smiley women I have met …. in addition to being gorgeous! Bridal portraits and wedding pictures alike, she made it easy to get some beautiful shots. Thanks Lisa. Can’t wait to post some of your wedding pictures!