Archive for June, 2011
Rebecca and Mark got married at The Woodlands and I had a fabulous time documenting their beautiful day. I had plenty of time to spend with Rebecca before the ceremony and with each hour I discovered just how special this beautiful woman is. Her true character shone brightly throughout the day and her smile beamed from ear to ear in anticipation of what was to come. Friends and family from far and wide were in Charleston to help celebrate (Rebecca’s family flew in from Wales). I just loved all of their accents . . . and don’t even get me started on the dancing. Rebecca has moves I can’t even begin to hope for and I was surprised to see that Mark brought his own unique spunk to the dance floor. I so enjoyed this couple and wish them all the happiness in the world! Congratulations! Here are just a few of my favorites!
Well, this is completely unrelated to weddings but as long as I am taking some time to blog today I will update with this latest news. Oak Steakhouse in Charleston, SC is printing several of my photographs to hang on their walls – in the gentlemen’s restroom to be exact – so I guess I will never get to see them. For all you guys out there – keep an eye out for me!
I worked on a wonderful ‘Farm – to – Table’ story for the Charleston City Paper with writer Alison Sher which can be found here. As she says, “Let’s get one thing straight. There are many different quality grades when it comes to beef — and less than 1.5 percent earns the label Certified Angus Beef brand Prime. So when Steve Palmer, managing partner of the Indigo Road group, which owns Oak and O-Ku, asks us to go on a road trip to visit where these kind of cows are raised, we say yes. Right away.” It was a pretty long, cramped road trip to Yon Family Farms in Ridge Spring, SC but I got to see with my own eyes what (and who and where) it takes to bring a delicious meal to the table at Oak – a meal that I learned you can feel good about eating.
Jeremiah Bacon is committed to sourcing food locally and joined Charleston’s Oak Steakhouse as executive chef and partner in November 2010. “We source our food from people who treat it with respect,” Bacon says in Alison’s story, about all his ingredients — from the CAB brand Prime to the Mepkin Abbey oyster mushrooms in his risotto. “What you’re eating has been touched by a lot of hands. There are a lot of moving parts, and I’m the last link in the chain. In the deepest level of my execution, I want you to taste that.”
Oak is touted as “one of the best and most distinctive steakhouses in America,” presenting classic steakhouse cuisine as well as locally sourced seafood and produce in an impeccable setting. I am really looking forward to trying it! Visit their website here.
Introducing my brand new product – a photobooth! These are from Carrie and Jonny’s beautiful Edisto Island wedding last weekend. The photobooth was a real hit! There will be many more to come in a Facebook gallery but please enjoy this sneak peek! Photos from the wedding are currently and excitedly being sifted through so hang tight and keep an eye out for them on the blog! When it comes to describing how incredibly gorgeous this wedding was – I am absolutely speechless – I’ll just have to let my pictures do the explaining when they are ready!
Marissa and Robert drove to Charleston from Atlanta for their engagement session so that they can enjoy looking at scenes from the lowcountry in their photographs for years to come. I don’t blame them! Luckily, the weather was perfect and this beautiful couple had no problem hiking around Folly Beach to find several perfect locations. Both are avid runners and it shows. In fact, Robert ran track at the University of Georgia and is super humble about it. I love this couple and am super excited to photograph their wedding in September. Congratulations Marissa and Robert!