Sunday, October 28, 2007

Kim's Bridal Session

I was up and out bright and early this morning. I made it to Lexington, NC in about 4 hours from my house. I met up with Kim, her mom and her sister at her parent's home in Lexington. It is a gorgeous stone house that Kim's grandparents built. Kim told me that they picked out every stone on that house!!

While Kim had her hair and makeup done, the rest of us ladies watched football. Yes, I said football. I think it was the Colts and the Panthers but please don't place any bets on that!!

We had a fantastic afternoon shooting at the house and then in Old Salem. I cant show you the photos until after her December 1st wedding.

click herefor her slideshow
If you know the secret password
Thank you Kim, I had a great day with you and your wonderful family. I honestly can't wait to see you again at the wedding. Thank you for the hotel :)
I am off to Bethesda and DC tomorrow!!!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Heading North

I am leaving early tomorrow to head up to Greenville to shoot a bridal portrait. Then it is off to Bethesda and D.C. for an engagement shoot. I will be out of the office until next Monday. Keep an eye out then for photos from tonight's fabulous wedding of Rochelle and Barry! I will have them up when I return.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

The King's ~ At Last!

Well, here you are! The long awaited photos of Stephanie Anne and Jim's wedding from Saturday. Jon and Kate, two fabulous photographers, did an awesome job and I am so excited to share these amazing photos with you.

Stephanie Anne's dad is the pastor of the Bethel UMC on Pitt Street. The wedding,of course, was at their church with dad performing double duty. He walked Stephanie Anne down the aisle AND he married them!

After the wedding, we headed to the Cistern at the College of Charleston for some photos before heading over the bridge into Mt. Pleasant.

The reception was held at 28 Bridgeside (the old Zinc Restaurant)which has a gorgeous view of the Ravanel! Sunset was spectacular as was everything at the reception.

The Blue Dogs had everyone on their feet dancing the night away! If you have never heard this group go buy a CD! They are great!!!

Please take some time to look at their slideshow!
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Leave me comments too please I LOVE THEM.

Stephanie Anne and Jim,
I hope you are having an amazing honeymoon in Belize! I saw you checked out the site. sorry they were not up yet! Enjoy them. XOXO

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Jessica and Trevor

Actually, I don't know who is luckier!! They are both great.
Jessica and Trevor are getting married here in Charleston next May and came down from Charlotte for the weekend to do some wedding planning and have their getting to know you session.

We stared at the Noisy Oyster for a quick bite to eat. Interestly, the tables were turned when Trevor fired off question after question to me!! (It is supposed to be the other way around Trevor.)
A door by a wall!

After spending time downtown, we headed to Shem Creek for Trevor's turn!
Jessica is the "Downtown Girl" while Trevor wanted the marsh and boats.

You can check out all the fun they had in their slideshow!
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Monday, October 22, 2007

Katherine and Adam

You may remember Katherine and Adam from the wedding they had on the beach last month. I had the chance to get together with them last night to take some couple photos around downtown. We had a great time!

see their slideshow here

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Stephanie Anne Hipp's Bridal Session

Stephanie Anne and Jim were married yesterday and I can't wait to share the photos with you. I will have them up as quickly as I can! So, while you are waiting please enjoy the photos I took of her in her gown before the wedding!

You can click here to see them or her password is "Charleston" thru the slideshow section of my website.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Sandy and Jeff Carter

This cute North Carolina couple met Julie and me on the beach on the Isle of Palms Tuesday morning for their beach wedding! I don't think I will ever get tired of these weddings. Hugo made my hopes of a beach wedding vanish along with houses, trees and just about everything else, so living vicariously thru couples like Sandy and Jeff are fantastic!!

They are on their honeymoon cruise to the Bahamas right now!!

you can check out their slideshow here

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Where in the World is Lea Dales?

You know all about "Where in the World is Matt Lauer?" and maybe many of you really want to know? Well, want to know where I was today??

Well, here are some clues...

I was at the East Cooper Airport with my friends Steve and Sharon taking a helicopter ride over to I'On to photograph the children at the Montessori school!
Here are some places I got to see along the way..
Up, up and a-w-a-y......

Beautiful Boone Hall Plantation

The Ravanel Bridge

The School...of course! Aren't these kids cute! They were so excited to be doing this shot for Suntrust as a thank you for helping build their school!

But like all good things, they must come to an end. This one ended all too soon for me. I had never been in a helicopter before - let alone hang out the side with no door and take photos! What a rush...what an amazing morning...
Can I go again Steve? Please?? Pretty Please??!!

Thanks Sharon for snapping a few great photos of me!! HAHA

Tuesday, Tuesday

Seeing double, double??
You know the song Monday, Monday?
Well, yesterday as Tuesday, Tuesday
I doubled my pleasure with TWO weddings...yes on a TUESDAY!
I am posting my second on first and I will post my morning wedding tomorrow. And yes, there is a reason for this.
Morag and John are from Scotland (can you tell from his outfit)
I mean really, who else would wear wool in October in Charleston! REALLY!

What a wonderful time I had with this couple, their adorable children and their family. Oh, and the accents....LOVED THAT TOO!!!

Jill perfomed a beautiful ceremony and I always love working with Mobile Marriage and all the people at the Palmer Home.

They are heading back to Scotland (via Raleigh) this weekend so I wanted to be sure they could not only see these quickly but I could get them their photos before they left for the other side of the pond!

You can see their slideshow here