Sunday, September 30, 2007

Mark and Sue ~ Their Destination Wedding

This jet-setting English couple tied the knot yesterday at the beautiful Meeting Street Inn in downtown Charleston. We took some time before their private ceremony to hit the streets and alleys of downtown for some awesome photos. I fell in love with Sue's dress! She bought it while on vacation in Hawaii. (I told you, this couple knows how to travel right.) They have a friend's wedding in just a few weeks in South Africa. Can I come please!!!

The courtyard of the Meeting Street Inn is lovely and Allen performed a beautiful ceremony for them.

You can see their slide show here

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Meeting New People

It was a beautiful day here in the Lowcountry. I started the day on King Street meeting Mark and Sue. They are from England and will be getting married on Saturday.
We had a really nice visit at Starbucks before I was off to Wild Dunes to meet Mark for lunch. Mark and I had the chance today to sit down with the new catering sales mangager, Samantha Hazard, today. She is great and I am looking forward to working with her!

Mom's Do You Want a REALLY Good Laugh.....??

Ok, so I got an email yesterday from my sister-in-law with a link to a You-Tube video. I don't view You-Tube often but I hear there can be some pretty funny things at times. This one made me laugh so hard I thought I was going to bust a gut, or wet my pants (44 you know, tough age!) anyway it is worth the 3 minutes!!

William Tell Overture For Mom's

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Two Bright and Beautiful Starrs!

The sky on the Isle of Palms never looked so glorious as it did Saturday night for Jason and Liz's wedding. With their closest family traveling from Michigan to be with them, Jason and Liz had a romantic, intimate and thoroughly delightful day.
Hamby's catered the dinner and did an outstaning job!
Kate came along for the first two hours to help with the getting ready shots and the ceremony. It was so nice to be a relaxed pace ~ we got some amazing photos.

We had time to have them see each other before the ceremony just so they could have a few minutes together

I had a really hard time choosing photos to put up here. These two CAN'T take a bad picture. They all looked like a magazine!

A gift from Jason's mom.

They will be having a blessing in their home church and a reception in Michigan in November. I will be there in spirit!

You can see their slideshow here

What does love mean?

My mom emailed this to me this morning!
Love it!
I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did.

What does Love mean?

Slow down for three minutes to read this. It is so worth it.
Touching words from the mouth of babes.
What does Love mean?
A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, "What does love mean?"
The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think:

"When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore.
So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love."

Rebecca- age 8

"When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.
You just know that your name is safe in their mouth."

Billy - age 4

"Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other."

Karl - age 5

"Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs."

Chrissy - age 6

"Love is what makes you smile when you're tired."

Terri - age 4

"Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more.
My Mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss"

Emily - age 8

"Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen."

Bobby - age 7 (Wow!)

"If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate,"
Nikka - age 6

(we need a few million more Nikka's on this planet)

"Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday."

Noelle - age 7

"Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well."

Tommy - age 6

"My mommy loves me more than anybody
You don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night."

Clare - age 6

"Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken."

Elaine-age 5

"Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford."

Chris - age 7

"Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day."

Mary Ann - age 4

"I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones."

Lauren - age 4

"When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you." (what an image)
Karen - age 7

"You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget."

Jessica - age 8

And the final one -- Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge.
The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child.
The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife.
Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.
When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said,

"Nothing, I just helped him cry"

When there is nothing left but God, that is when you find out that God is all you need. Take 60 seconds and give this a shot! All you do is simply say the following small prayer for the person who sent you this.
Father, God bless all my friends in whatever it is that You know they may be needing this day! And may their life be full of your peace, prosperity and power as he/she seeks to have a closer relationship with you. Amen.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Candace and Alan Folks ~ Middleton Place

Kate and I went out to Middleton Place bright and early Saturday morning to meet Candace and Alan. What a lovely and sweet couple. I married them under a beautiful Live Oak tree covered in hanging Spanish Moss. Kate took some wonderful photos of them during (and after)the ceremony. Afterwards, we trapsed about the grounds finding gorgeous backdrops to take photos.

You can view their slideshow here

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Stephanie Anne ~ Bridal Portrait Session

Yes, I am going to tease you all again! I had an amazing afternoon with Stephanie Anne and her amazing mother on Thursday. You will have to wait until after October 20th to see the photos.

you can see her slideshow here

Friday, September 21, 2007

East Cooper Hospital ~ New Hospital Ceremony

Yesterday was a very exciting day for the town of Mt. Pleasant. The East Cooper Regional Medical Center had a Historic Community Event at the hospital. The rain sadly prevented the celebration to happen on the grounds of the new hospital, but in spite of the weather, everyone had a wonderful time!
All the news networks were on hand to cover the event and I am so excited to be documenting the construction over the next few years!! What an honor for me. So be on the look out for more photos as they break ground and new hospital is built!

This is a rendering of the new hospital. There were many drawings showing all sides of the new hospital as well as a 360 panoramic video ~ very hi-tech!

Our esteemed Mayor as well as City Council members were on hand to receive a very special gift from Andrea Wozniak, RN, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer. The hospital donated three acres of the new property to the Town of Mt. Pleasant for a new Senior Center.

These wonderful and very funny gentlemen are the Von Kolnitz "boys"! The grew up on the property the hospital purchased from their family. I know it was a bitter sweet day for them and I promised to take some photos of the guys "just hanging around" as things get started.

Look at this is absolutely beautiful.

Traveling to North Carolina and DC ~ Want to schedule?

Just in case any of you out there reading my blog live in the DC area, I will be traveling to the Winston-Salem area on the 28th of October for a bridal portrait and then leaving Monday for Bethesda. I will be there from the 29th to the 2nd of November. So if you want family photos or know of anyone who does please share my site with them and contact me to schedule a time! It would be great to get some family sittings in with the awesome fall colors! Hope to hear from you:)

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Two Cute Families

On Tuesday and Wednesday I met two of the sweetest families out on Sullivan's Island for some family beach photos. Check them out!
These are the Goode's. The sunset Tuesday night was one of the best all year!

The Snell-Zarcone family!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Jennifer and Jason

Saturday turned out to be a great day for a wedding! I first met Jennifer at the Wentworth Mansion where she was getting ready. It was so nice to have lots of time with her before the wedding! We got some wonderful photos around the Mansion. Jason and the guys came by just as I was about to head to White Point Garden where the wedding was to be held. We took a few minutes to grab some shots while they DID a few shots!! The ceremony was lovely thanks to Jill at Mobile Marriage. We started late but that was a bonus again for me to offer photos of the bride and groom seeing each other for the first time before the ceremony. I got some great shots of that. Of course a downtown wedding is never complete without some photos around town. We even got a few nice ones at the Calhoun Mansion before they asked us to leave!

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