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Summer Mini Sessions | Columbia + Irmo, SC | South Carolina Photographer

This was quite a weekend! I flew into Columbia for summer pictures for just a quick 48 hours. Less, actually. More like 36. I photographed nine sessions, saw lots of friends and got my phone stolen on the way home. A police officer called this morning and said they actually found my phone case in the trash and were mailing that back to me. That is both sad and funny to me at the same time. What am I going to do with a phone case but no phone!? Anyways, I feel like I’ve lost all contact with the world since about 2pm Saturday afternoon, so I decided to share a sneak peak of the sessions I photographed on my trip!

PS, I am doing fall mini sessions at Barnwell State Park on Saturday, October 10th. (And I’m also photographing a few quick sessions in Augusta on Thursday afternoon, October 8th.) I only have 1-2 spots left for Augusta and 2-3 spots left for Barnwell. Please shoot me a quick email if you want more information and I’ll get it to you ASAP!!

Thank you to all my South Carolina clients – it was great to see you!!

Fici Family | At Home

Goodson Family | Cayce Riverwalk

Kuriger Family | Emma is TWO | Cayce Riverwalk

Woodard Family | USC Campus

Stone + Dawson | USC Campus

Matt + Brittany | Maternity Session | USC Campus

Durgin Family | USC Campus

Abbott Family | USC Campus

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Sarah | Liberty High School Senior | Inniswood Gardens

Sarah and I connected online and I am so grateful she asked me to do her senior portraits. We went to a location in Westerville where I actually had some of my senior portraits taken… circa 2004! (Yikes, has it been that long?!) I loved her outfit choices and watching her confidence come alive in front of the camera as the session progressed. Good luck to you this year, girl!! So wonderful to meet you!

Much love, Sarah

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Tony + Brittany | Ohio State Campus Anniversary Session | Columbus Ohio Photographer

I met Brittany and Tony when Mike and I were dating … circa 2008. Mike and Tony had known each other for awhile and the 4 of us decided to tailgate and go to an OSU game together. Tony and Brittany went on to study at OSU and got married the summer after us. They decided to celebrate their 5 year wedding anniversary with a portrait session on OSU campus, and were gracious enough to ask me to do it for them since I am back in the area!!

I hope you love these portraits for many years to come (and many more years of marriage!) Congratulations, friends!!

 

 

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Brittany + Matt | T & S Farms |Leesville, South Carolina Wedding Photography

A tragedy has happened… SOMEHOW this beautiful wedding never got shared!!! In the chaos of business and family life and moving and having a baby… this fell through the cracks. But, it’s never too late to share and I’m still so thankful to have been a part of this wedding. Remembering this beautiful day as I look through these pictures have been so much…

AND, this gorgeous couple is expecting a son this fall and I will be doing their maternity portraits next month!! Can’t wait to share! Congrats Brittany & Matt!

 

 

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Memory walk in Barnwell

 

I haven’t photographed anything for me in awhile.

So, this past week, I picked up my camera and just let it guide me. I was visiting with our dear friends and brought Mila’s bike with us. She wanted to ride down the street where we used to live and I knew it would be incredibly nostalgic for me. I half expected her to turn into our old driveway, but she made no indication of remembering that house. That was hard for me. Her memory has astounded me in the past, and I suppose I expected a different reaction from her.

Someday, I would love to take about a week an photograph everything I love and miss about the South. These simple pictures are just a start and already mean a lot to me.

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