What a cool 4th of July I had! I got to spend it with Betsy and Richard for their big wedding day! Cake and fireworks, what else could I ask for! ha!

They were married at The Citadel’s Summerall chapel located in downtown Charleston, SC. After the ceremony we hopped on a trolley car and headed over to the battery for a couple of quick pics of the bridal party before heading down the street to the Carolina Yacht Club for the reception. Since it was the 4th and I knew that there would be fireworks going on somewhere, I figured that I had to get the two of them as high up as I could to get a good perspecive on things! So up to the roof we went. It provide a nice height to get above everyone else to get some shots of the fireworks going off in the background. Betsy was such a good sport hiking up her dress to crawl through a window to get out onto the roof. Now that’s dedication folks! ;-) A big thanks to my buddy Mike K. for helping me out with all that climbing around that we were doing!  She and Richard then headed out into the harbor on their boat with a sparkler send off from family and friends. Congratulations to the both of you!!

Be sure to click on their wedding slideshow at the bottom of this post! There is also a link to where you can view all of the images online.

Dress shot in the house where Betsy was getting ready.

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This was some pearls that Richard gave to Betsy right before the wedding. Way to go Richard! Score some points early on!

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Since we were at Betsy’s house getting ready, why not have the dog come out and pose for us too!

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This was such a cool groomsmen cake! Betsy surprised Richard with it at the reception. He had no idea about it! They both really love the Monticello House.

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So here’s where we crawled out onto the roof of the Carolina Yacht Club to get some shots of the fireworks off in the distance. Betsy is such a trooper for doing that! ;-)

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This was their boat that they left on after the reception. Since I knew that it was going to be really dark out on the dock when the left, I suggested that they put up some Christmas tree lights to help give me some more ambient light on the boat. I think that it worked out pretty nicely…….

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Be sure to click on their wedding slideshow below. There is also a direct link on where to view all of their images online. Or you can just go here.

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Well even though Lesley and Nathon are getting married next June, we wanted to go ahead and get their engagement session taken care of since Nathon is in the Air Force and the military can move you around at a moments notice! We started off in downtown Charleston, SC at the Waterfront Park and then moved around to some of my favorite places to shoot. Nathon even busted out his guitar to play a few chords for his fiance while at the park. He was so good that I was waiting for people that were walking by to start throwing change in his guitar case. ha! Now as most of you know here in Charleston we always seem to get late afternoon showers in the summertime. It will usually pour down rain for about an hour or so and then the clouds clear out and the sun starts to shining again. Except this storm rolled in from the ocean and it didn’t seem like it was going to let up anytime soon. So we managed to grab a few quick pics down at the battery with the two of them under an umbrella walking thru the park. It was nice to have the park to ourselves, although I got to “test” out all of my camera gear for its waterproof-ness! Gotta love those Nikons………….

Be sure to click on their engagement slideshow at the bottom of this post! You will need to make sure that you have the latest, free Adobe Flash player that you can download here. 

 

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Having fun strumming some chords for Lesley.

 

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A little bit of rain couldn’t stop the love between these two! 

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Just click “play” to watch the engagement slideshow below.

 

 



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Well, that would be Clemson Universities Death Valley football stadium! ;-) Both Amber and Chris are Clemson graduates and what better place to do some engagement shots than on the Clemson campus! Chris first asked Amber to marry him at Lake Hartwell in the upstate so to start off we did a few pics at Amber’s grandparents lake house that they own. He had this whole set up where the two of them would be out in the boat on the lake and he popped the question while Amber was looking at a slideshow on their Ipod! Technology these days! After the lake we traveled up the road to the Clemson campus to do some shooting. Then with a few connections that Amber was able to use, we were able to get inside the football stadium to do some shots. Now how cool is that being a huge Clemson football fan and graduate to have part of your engagement session there. (For those of you who wouldn’t understand, you just have to be a football fan……)

 

Be sure to click on their engagement slideshow at the bottom of this post. Here’s another link for all of their images that are online.

 

Out on the dock at Amber’s grandparents lakehouse on Lake Hartwell, SC.

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Now this was at the botanical gardens on the Clemson campus. I don’t know why a big red train engine is there, but I thought it would make a fun shot!

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For all of you Clemson fans, you should know where this is! It’s right in front of Tillman Hall.

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Alright! Now we’re talking! We had the whole entire stadium to ourselves!

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This was taken in front of the new “west end” of the stadium that was built not to long ago.

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Thought I would go with the “wide lens” and try to capture as much of the stadium as possible. I like how the word “Tigers” is painted in the stands.

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I always ask my couples if they like to do anything that is special and unique to them. How fitting that both Amber and Chris have their own jerseys that they like to wear! It fit perfectly down on the field!

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Now c’mon folks, how many people can say that they got to lay down on the 50 yard line in the Clemson football stadium and have their engagement session??? How incredibly cool is that!!

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This is the famous hill that only the football players and the coach get to run down before every home game. I just had to get some “action” shots here!

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Now I just had to have Chris do his best “Heisman Trophy” pose……….

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This is the rock that all the players and coaches rub right before a big game!

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Ok, so why did I sit them on these particular seats in the stadium? They happen to belong to Amber’s grandparents who have had them for like the past 25 years or so! Her grandparents haven’t missed a home game yet! Now that’s dedication to the game! Not to bad of seats to have year round, eh???

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Just had to do a “ring shot” on “the rock”!

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Be sure to click on their engagement slideshow below! Also, here is a link to the gallery where all of their images are located.

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