2016 is off to a great start with a beautiful travel feature in Charleston Magazine…our first published travel piece as husband and wife team! Last year, I photographed the wedding of Liz and Gervais Hills in the Abacos, and my husband, Stratton, joined me with the pretense of exploring the historic connection between Charleston and Hope Town, a Bahamian settlement founded by Loyalist refugees after the American Revolution.

Thank you to Liz and Gervais, who introduced us to this beautiful paradise, and to Leapin Lizard’s for housing us while we were there. Now that it’s finally feeling a little bit chilly in Charleston we highly recommend Kicking Back In The Abacos!


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Happy New Year!!!  I’m so thankful for all the incredible people that I was lucky enough to work with this past year. You brighten my world and made my year shine with joy.

I made many new friends through my remarkable brides and clients. I traveled in and out of the country with my camera to document love, and even had a few features in The New York Times, on Charleston travelthe Charleston food sceneHilton Head travel and a new wine seller.  What a magnificent year to remember!

It’s always an honor to get your work published in beautiful publications and today I’m celebrating the New Year with this feature in Charleston Weddings Fall/Winter 2014 issue! Wendy and Richard’s wedding was dreamy – sailing around Charleston Harbor.  It doesn’t get much more romantic than that!

The story has also been posted online at Charleston Weddings with bonus images here. Thank you so much for the love Charleston Weddings!  I’m thrilled to be a part of this gorgeous issue, which is on newsstands now!  (Hint-hint to the newly engaged couples out there) 

Cheers to another beautiful year of unconditional love, light, joy and new friendships!  I still have just a few spots left for the 2015 wedding season – let’s make 2015 magical together!   

It’s been such a busy spring season that I haven’t had the chance to announce yet that Shannon and Michael’s AMAZING Creek Club at I’on wedding has been featured in the latest Charleston Weddings Magazine – Summer 2014 issue! I’m unbelievably honored to be a part of this beautiful issue!  Time travels way too fast these days and it’s really hard to believe it’s been a year since these two tied the knot.  I can still remember the energy on the dance floor that evening and the circle of love that surrounded them.  I remember thinking, “they must be doing something right in their lives to be surrounded by such great people and so much genuine love.” Their deep happiness was as obvious as their love for one another.  I feel SO lucky that I get to work with the most amazing people all the time.  I love getting to know my fantastic couples and forming friendships and being there to document some of the most intimate, meaningful and emotional moments of their lives…and then I’m often sad when it’s time to say goodbye after the wedding.   However, these two came back to me!  Just the other day Shannon and Michael drove back down to Charleston for a one-year anniversary session.  As I’m editing those photos now, I can’t even tell you how big that makes my heart smile! Now, go grab a copy of the great Charleston Weddings Magazine and let the beautiful pages inspire you! Happy anniversary Shannon and Michael!!!  





I’m so excited to share a tiny sneak peek from Liz and Gervais’ Abacos, Bahamas wedding!  Their stateside celebration is coming up very soon.  What a beautiful couple and amazing place to get married!! I’m still pinching myself that I got to be their photographer in such a special place.   Love you two!


May 07, 2014
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Liz and Gervais are getting married in the Abaco Bahamas this weekend!  I absolutely cannot wait to take pictures of their sweet destination wedding. Aren’t they just the cutest!?

I am so excited that one of my favorite couples is on The Wedding Row today!  I adore Hannah + Charlton and loved their wedding at the Greek Orthodox Church in downtown Charleston.  Their reception at the Carolina Yacht Club was such a blast, too, with one of my very favorite bands, The Mighty Kicks!  Below is a fun sneak peek but click here to see more of their special day on TWR!


Photographer: Hunter McRae Photography | Venue: Carolina Yacht Club (Private Club)

Church: Green Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity | Planning and Design: The Bride

Flowers: Branch Design Studio | Gown: Modern Trousseau  | Band: The Mighty Kicks

Photographer: Hunter McRae Photography | Planning and Design: Sweetgrass Social Event & Design

Rentals: EventWorks and Synder | Lighting: TEC | Bridal Hair: Allure Salon
Bridesmaids  Hair: Tease Blow Dry Bar | Flowers: Sara York Grimshaw Designs | Catering: Cru Catering
Band: The Mighty Kicks | Venue: Alhambra Hall | Ceremony Music: Palmetto Strings
Apr 11, 2014
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Apr 11, 2014
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