Pawleys Island

Myrtle Beach Ocean Boulevard and Pawleys Island Engagement | Letsy & Herson

It's amazing when you are in the presence of true love. I was truly mesmerized by Letsy and Herson during their engagement session. The amount of love and joy they displayed was out of the world, and each time Letsy smiled you could simply feel the warmth of her love towards Herson. Every time Herson looked at Letsy you could see how much he loved and adored her soul. This was a pretty cool engagement session that was broken up into two parts.  We started at sunrise on Ocean Blvd in Myrtle Beach and finished up at Calendonia and Pawleys Island Point. If you never believed in soulmates, be around these two and then you will believe.

Thank you for allowing us to capture this glorious day and not letting the rain dampen your spirits.

Until next time...Stay Happy and Keep Smiling!!!

Calendonia Golf & Fish Club | Lowcountry | Engagement Session | Tomecca and Octavius

Tomecca nd Octavius first were introduced in November 2010 through mutual friends and under some very interesting circumstances. However there wasn't real sparks at that time.  Tomecca felt she needed some time and divine intervention to happen to make sure Octavius was the "one". Guess what...there was some divine intervention in the works. With her friends and the divine intervention working in the background. She was starting to noticed how much her friends liked Octavius, but most importantly how much they had cared for him. So Tomecca finally gave it a shot and gave Octavius her number. The first phone conversation lasted for hours which planted a seed for something amazing to come.

After that first call followed many more calls with great conversations that led to a meaningful friendship.  That friendship turned into an amazing relationship. This relationship was done the old fashioned way. They did what the old people called "courting."  The first date was February 15, 2011 at an Italian restaurant in which they enjoyed dinner and talked until the doors were closed. Even the waitstaff knew something special was brewing because they just cleaned up around Tomecca and Octavius and never interrupted or asked them to leave.  They just let them fall in love right then and there. The rest was history after that.

So fast forward 5 years to February 14, 2016.  Octavius wanted to make this Valentine's Day special. So for this special day he decided to take Tomecca to the same restaurant where they had their first date 5 years earlier. Requested the exact same booth they sat in for that very first date; and they had great conversation like they had on that very first date. However he had something little more special to add to this night.  So at the end of this night he wanted to make the love of his life, his wife. He knew he had a special woman who would be there for him and love him just as much as he loved her. Those long late night conversations turn into friendship. That friendship blossomed into love. Now that love will manifest into a beautiful marriage in April of this year.

These guys are amazing together. They love so many of the same things and love to be by each other's side. You can't help but love them too. However there is one thing they both know I don't like about them...their LOVE for those DALLAS COWBOYS! (I should have charged them extra); but I will let that slide. Can't wait to photograph their moments that will tell their love story! 

Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club Wedding | Alex and Joel

This wedding was amazing, fun and energetic from start to finish.  Alex and Joel's wedding didn't disappoint at all. From the shower high fives to tears of joy to the groom's father doing push ups, this Pawleys Island wedding was a blast. The ceremony took place at the rustic Pawleys Island Community Church Chapel and the night ended at Pawleys Island Golf and Country Club. Two great venues for two outstanding people. We wish Alex and Joel many blessings and happiness for years to come.

My Little Homie

This blog post is something a little different for me. I decided to briefly talk about one of my dear friends...Heather.  She is what most people who do not know her would possibly call awkward or weird. But I call her beautiful, special and my little homie. You will never ever meet a person like this in your life.  Heather gives you that little jolt of life that every one needs. She has what she calls "charisma" (which is one of her many many many favorite ways to describe herself) but it's what I call inner beauty. She adds joy, randomness, beauty and tons and tons of humor into your life. She has brighten my day plenty of times and she may not even know it. Heather is a very special person (and not the "special" that she hates) and this world needs more people like her...but I don't know if we could handle all that CHARISMA!!! 

Below are some images from a day that we were playing around with the camera. Maybe this will shed some light on what I see in her!

Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club Wedding

In September I had the opportunity to photograph a few weddings as a second shooter (I blogged on the perks of being a second shooter previously) which prepared me to shoot my first wedding as a lead photographer. This particular wedding here at Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club had me nervous a little because I was a second shooter for a friend, mentor and former teacher Keith Jacobs. So believe me, I was sweatin' bullets a little. So as you can tell from a few of the photos posted here, I was in charge of staying with the groom and groomsmen. Which was fine for me and also a learning experience, because I always felt I connected with the females better anyway(because I am a ladies man...yeah right...I'm a nerd). But any-who, this gave me an opportunity to photograph a group of guys that I have never ever had a chance to meet or even speak to. This opportunity gave me a chance to learn different ways to communicate with my species. Let me tell you this...these guys were awesome and it made my day go so much better than I thought. They were laid back and relaxed and ready to go. The jokes, stories and impersonations that went on were hilarious. The entire day was AWESOME, but that had to be the fastest ceremony I have ever seen in my life. Literally 5-7 mins long. It was over in a blur.  But again...awesome day + awesome guys + awesome couple = a great day of photography!