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Melissa and Steve, Married!

Here are Melissa and Steve, Mr. and Mrs. Young!!  Now this, was a wedding!  Melissa and I are pretty close to being family, as we worked together for a number of years at Headlines Salon and Day Spa.  I was so excited that she wanted me to photograph her wedding, for a multitude of reasons.  The most important, she had found the love of her life, and I loved hearing about him and all of the things he was bringing to their relationship.  I had only met Steve in passing, but had heard so much about him and his family that I just knew this would be something special.  He was her lumberjack from New Hampshire with a huge heart.  The photos speak for themselves.  I was moved by all of Melissa’s personal touches that she put into this heartfelt day, her excitement was completely infectious.  And by it being held at his family house…..a quintessential New Hampshire colonial with a detached barn chock full of collectible goodies, worthy of auctions that you see on television.  I couldn’t wait.  And, I was ultimately moved by the love shown by him and his family to her and hers.  Plus, what could be better than traveling to New Hampshire for Columbus Day weekend?  And watch this beautiful union take place?  See some great friends?  Hmmmmmmm……not much.  Someone pinch me!!

Congratulations to you both.  Love you!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Rachael and Kyle, Woods Hole Golf Club

Thank God, Cape Cod!  Rachael and Kyle celebrated their union on September 16th, in Falmouth.  The newly renovated Woods Hole Golf Club was a breathtaking location for this sweet young couple.  Overlooking Buzzards Bay, it was a beautiful September day, and when the fog rolled in right before dinner and cooled off a few degrees, the atmosphere was perfect for dancing all night!  A special note of gratitude to the always amazing Laura Fontaine of Laura Fontaine Photography for her assistance and expertise.  A big thank you to Rachael’s Aunt Karen and her husband Brooks for recommending me to the couple, as I was happy to return to Falmouth to photograph this beautiful wedding!  Congratulations, you two!!

Here’s to 30 years!!

I can’t think of a better way to celebrate an amazing milestone birthday than this…..this girl does it on her terms, which is how she should.  My beautiful cousin, Kristen.  In 30 years, she has accomplished more than most people in her lifetime.   She is fiercely independent, strikingly beautiful, strong in both her faith and love for her country, and amazingly brilliant.  And a personality bigger than South Carolina!!  All things every woman wants to be.   Happy birthday Kristen, you make all of us proud!!   We all love you!

Family portrait session before the storm!!

Talk about perfect conditions!!  I met the Giesler clan in North Litchfield the day before a tropical storm was to arrive.  Although the storm was still in the Caribbean and nowhere near South Carolina yet, her presence was felt all the way up to the outerbanks of North Carolina.  But this day, the skies were perfectly covered with gorgeous thick and colorful clouds, absolutely no wind…and a beach that hadn’t been touched all day due to the warnings by every news outlet available.   I love the opportunities that have been afforded to me since moving to South Carolina, and watching my favorite families grow.

Thank you Alison and Neil for another wonderful afternoon!!