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Vendors // Styling: The Petal Report, Venue: Leon's Oyster Shed, Floral Design: Charleston Flower Market, Lounge Rentals: French Eclectic, Pies: ABCD Cakes, Gift Boxes: The Blue Root, Turkish Towels & Oyster Knives: Charleston Weekender, Stationary: The Silver Starfish, Models: Jamie & Erik Huffman, Kelly Harold.
The camera is not practical, it is huge, heavy and beautiful. It's been very inspiring to use this camera recently and I'm pretty obsessed with the images that are coming out of it. Above, Magnolia Gardens, and Breach Inlet, IOP.
These ladies impress me to no end. It is an honor to photograph Becca and Kaleigh who are both slaying the game (just in general, and especially when it comes to making art). These photos are taken in their new (again) studio space. Follow their work @sisalcreative, they're wrapping up two years of work for the Charleston Museum and it's about to be incredible.
Sarah & Mark are so sweet together, best friends who adore spending time together. When I first met them, they were getting ready together at the beach house where they were soon having the ceremony in the backyard. So sweet right?! We did portraits on the beach before the ceremony, Mark's mom made Sarah's bouquet, and all close family and friends were present to watch the two exchange vows. To put it into perspective of how sweet and short this backyard wedding was, we were having mimosas by 11:00... :)
A few photos for the newly opened The Harbinger Cafe & Bakery. Cameron and Greer could not be better neighbors. They've made a comfortable space for anyone to find great coffee, from-scratch pastries and plant-based, gluten free breakfast/ lunch options. Chris and I love to stop for treats (THE COOKIES!!) and it's become a must for coffee-hangs with friends. xx
Ryan & Ariel
We are honored to call these two our friends. Chris and I both had the privilege of photographing these two as they said their vows last Saturday. What a gift to be a part of this marriage! I could not have felt more honored to be behind the lens on this wedding. Ryan is a very talented photographer with a huge passion for the craft of imagery, and camera work. So to be tasked with the making of these photos was a high compliment to say the least. We are so happy for the both of you to start your lives together, and really just gushing that we get to be along for the ride. Love, Lizzy & Chris
Hey there. Here are some photos from yesterday.
Let me set the scene, because I want to begin to explain some of the process that goes into the photos I make. Loquat trees are in full bounty right now in the Lowcountry. They are full of small orange fruits the size of a cherry, growing in clusters, on leafy green "bush-like" trees. What caught my eye were two legs sticking out from a big tree laden with fruit. Like a mechanic who's torso takes the shape of a car becasue he's laying underneath. Also, colors: orange and green + red, blue, and white.
Asking to take someone's photo is funny, becasue you don't know what kind of reaction you're going to get. You have to be okay with being told no, and remember that the thing you saw happening was before you interrupted the scene. So it's likely you won't be able to recreate what you saw.
I told Sally exactly what I saw her doing, and how it inspired a photo. I asked if she could get into the tree, on the stool again. It was an easy thing to recreate, but the last photo is what I'm most pleased with because we were having a conversation by this point.
Chris says all the time, "Read the room" jokingly. But we both know this to be true. Read your subject, know how to approach them. And (this applies to all human interactions) don't act better than the person you're talking to. You have yet to discover the story in front of you. Thank you Sally.
Lily is a beautiful princess and her headshots are better than yours. These photos will travel to New York as Lily and her husband leave Charleston to begin life in Brooklyn.
Cheers to y'all, xoxo