Archive for 'Weddings'

 

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!

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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

It’s no secret, I absolutely adore Charleston Weddings Magazine and am unbelievably honored to have my photography included among the beautiful pages of its Fall-Winter 2013 issue!  Thank you so much Laura, Michael and Loluma for having me be a part of such an incredible wedding!

 

I could not be more proud and am honored that a few of my fabulous brides have been featured in the Charleston Weddings Magazine Summer 2013 issue!  Congratulations to Emily + Lucas, Sonja + Nicholas, and Kitty + Charles!  I am so very happy to have been your photographer and so very happy to see your beautiful, glowing faces grace the pages of one of my favorite magazines!  Hooray to these wonderful couples for thinking outside the box and adding their own creative touches to their incredible weddings!!!  If the words are too small to see here, I encourage you to go pick up your own copy and read about their creative inspiration!!!

Congratulations Mollie + Walsh!!!  Ive been waiting for this wedding since the day we did their fun engagement session, published on Weddings Unveiled blog! I just knew this wedding at Magnolia Plantation was going to be special and oh so beautiful.  I’ll let my photos do the talking but I do want to thank the lovely ladies over at Blue Planet Green Events, who did an outstanding job with flowers and decor, and recognize Cru Catering and Carla Bakes for a beautiful display of goodies!  A few sprinkles in the air didn’t bother anyone, especially Mollie + Walsh, and moving the ceremony inside was a perfect decision.  The atmosphere was cozy, rustic and uniquely personal.  Absolutely perfect!!  Thank you two so much for allowing me to capture your wedding day memories and for being so wonderful to work with.  I hope you all make it all the way down to the party shots . . . complete with . . . ummm . . . wigs (!!!) to match the great James Brown Party Band tunes! Also, big thanks to my editing team and Adam Chandler for helping me out on this one!  Much love Mollie + Walsh!!

JK + Laura are a lovely couple who got married at the beautiful, historic Rose Hill Mansion in Bluffton, SC. I could look at their pictures all day long and never get tired of the natural beauty that surrounded them as they said their vows . . . wise old oak trees provided an abundance of dreamy Spanish moss that gently blew in the wind, witnessing a couple in love. It was simply a spectacular, magical day . . . just beautiful all around!  Leah of Weddings with Leah did a phenomenal job with this wedding.  All you have to do is glance at the pictures to see her attention to detail and how great she is at her job!  She paid attention to everything and ensured everyone had a blast!   Special thanks to Rich Burkhart for second shooting and being a huge help in more ways than one on this day.   At the end of the night, I heard that he provided his own tie to one of the groomsmen who was actually missing his!   Now that’s what I call going above and beyond.  Thank you, Rich! To the lovely Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd, thank you so much for allowing me the chance to document this very special day in your lives.  It was truly an honor to capture your memories and to get to know such a lovely couple!