The other week I had the honor of photographing Lucy and Matt’s wedding out at the Kiawah Ocean Course clubhouse. This is a beautiful place that sits right on the ocean with the 18th hole right behind the club house. As always during this time of year there is a chance of rain, but the clouds held out and it turned out to be a gorgeous day! After the ceremony, we ran by the Kiawah Sanctuary Hotel to grab a few shots on their incredible staircase. Then the bridal party took the “party bus” downtown the the SC Aquarium for their reception. That’s such a fun place to have a reception because it’s not everyday that you get to have several thousand gallons of water with fish from all over the world swimming by as you dance the night away! Oh, and the kids just love the place. Who wouldn’t! ;-) Victoria from Frampton’s Flowers made all the incredible arrangements and Coastal Videography was their to document everything on video. Jim Smeal of Wedding Cakes by Jim Smeal created their cool cake.

Be sure to view their wedding slideshow at the bottom of this post. You can also click on the link to view all of the images online.

Lucy’s wedding dress just hanging out…… ;-)


Thanks to my buddy, Chris Smith, for helping me out with some great shots through out the day. We have a great time working together. I also have to thank Kirsten King for coming out and really getting her feet wet with “wedding photography”. I think that she was glad she wore some comfortable shoes! ha!


Somebody was so happy for her special day!



What a great day we had for their wedding!


Since this was such a great wedding party, I figured I’d let them have some fun with it! Yes, I did tell the pregnant bridesmaid (far left)  to “fake” her jump. ;-)


Now isn’t this just the coolest wedding cake?!! Created by Jim Smeal.


Be sure to view the wedding slideshow below. Here’s a direct link for all the images that are online.

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So we had an awesome Halloween party at my sister in-laws house yesterday with all the kiddies! Of course I had to do a couple of quick pics of the kids who were there. Our little man Austin was such a super cute cowboy! I guess you shouldn’t call a cowboy cute, but he sure had a fun time! If you need to find your child’s picture, just email me and I’ll send you the link to all of the images online.


Our family portrait! ;-) I just had to put the “mullet” wig on Austin!



All the kiddies who came to the party! What a cute bunch!



Here’s our awesome little cowboy. I’ve been getting this “look” a good bit these days. Almost kinda like “ok dad, hurry up and take the picture…..”



Austin and his cousin Bryson digging through the pumpkin looking for more candy. Just what a 2 year olds need, more sugar to go crazy!



Austin having a grand ol’ time just a swingin’.



Now Leigh’s cousin, John K., is a chef here in town and of course he had to make some cool designs for the kids. Gotta love the watermelon brains and gummy worms. The other one that he made was cut in half and you opened it to scoop out watermelon balls to eat. That’s either really creative, or really disturbing depending on how you look at it…….


Lara / LOVE IT!!!! But I think Austin should be a ghost next year, you know the one with blinking eyes!!! LOL   11.30.1999- 12:00am 
Sarah Ellen / Robbin, as usual, great job on the pics. I am amazed at how much Austin has changed from the last pics I saw.   11.30.1999- 12:00am 

Even the threat of rain and thunderstorms couldn’t hold back the special wedding day of Katrina

and Chad at Middleton Place Plantation and Gardens. I had all of my umbrella’s and rain

poncho’s ready to go, but thank goodness

it turned out to be a beautiful day. We photographers

love when it is overcast and cloudy because we don’t have to worry about harsh shadows or

people sweating and having shiny spots all over them! ;-) It was such a beautiful location that’s

its hard to get a bad shot out there. According to the plantation, they are America’s oldest

landscaped gardens. Katrina was so radiant walking down the aisle I thought for sure that Chad

was going to tear up, but he held up strong! A big thanks to my friend, Joey, at Olive

Productions for helping me out 2nd shooting. Also the band, Two 3 Ways from Other Brother

Entertainment was rockin’ the reception as always! Stage Presence had a great clear top tent

set up for the reception area. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Woolery! ;-)

Be sure to view their wedding slideshow below!

Just getting some help with some earrings………


Here’s a shot of Chad and his groomsmen from my friend, Joey at Olive Productions.


They had a great clear top tent set up by Stage Presence for the reception.


Here’s a quick shot of Katrina by one of the ponds right before her cermony. Doesn’t she look great here!


I caught this one right before her father was walking her up the old stairway out onto the butterfly lake area.


Another shot by my buddy Joey as Katrina was walking down the aisle………



I loved this with the two of them right after their wedding standing on the old ruins of the plantation steps.




Leaving through a sea of bubbles at their reception!


Be sure to view their slideshow below for more images from their wedding. Also a direct link to all of their images online can be found here.

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Congrats to my friend Eric Bass of the rock band Shinedown! He has been with the group for about two years now and they have some songs on the radio that most of you are familiar with. So I thought I would post some links off of VH1’s website. Eric and I knew each other from high school and he and my wife used to play in the high school band together. This is a long way from marching on a field for a football game! ha! Oh yeah, they will be in Myrtle Beach on Oct. 20th at the House of Blues and I’m planning on going to check them out! WooHoo! If the video is slow to load for you, just click on the Shinedown link above.

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