Well wind and rain from Hurricane Sandy couldn’t keep Patty and Mauricio down from having their beautiful wedding at the Old Exchange Building in downtown Charleston! During a break from the rain we even ran outside for some quick portraits at Waterfront park at the pineapple fountain and also in front of the building. This is one of the only places in Charleston that has an actual pirate dungeon that was used a very long time ago. Guests were able to take a tour and see how things looked back in the day. The ceremony was held in one of the historic rooms on the first floor and the reception was upstairs in the big ballroom area. Stormy weather or not, everyone had a great time dancing and celebrating the marriage of Patty and Mauricio! Congratulations to the both of you!

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Wedding at Old Exchange Building Charleston, sc

My good friends over at Ashley Bakery created this gorgeous cake for the couple. Hayden always does such a great job on these designs. Just look at those edible flowers on top! You might go into sugar overload if you ate a whole one, but it sure would be good!

Ashley Bakery cake images

Wedding ceremonty old exchange building charleston, sc

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Patty Shuman Robleto / Everything about that night was beautiful! Thank you for capturing all of the special moments, Robbin!   12.10.2012- 11:25pm 

With their upcoming wedding ceremony right around the corner, I wanted to show Patty and Mauricio’s  fun downtown engagement session that we had the other week. Charleston has so many great alleyways and cobblestone streets that just about everywhere you turn it’s a beautiful location. Maybe that’s why we are the #1 City in America right now. ha! They will be getting married at the Old Exchange Building in downtown Charleston. A beautiful and historic location for sure, and pretty cool that it has a pirate dungeon in it too! ;-) So looking forward to their big day!

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charleston engagement photography

Patty & Mauricio Engagement Slideshow from Robbin Knight Photography on Vimeo.

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I recently attended the military commissioning of officers for the Citadel down at White Point Gardens (The Battery) in downtown Charleston just a few weeks ago. Teresa and her family were on hand to present her husband Mike his bars as an officer. I was really happy to be apart of this honored tradition for the men and women of the armed services. I’ve never attended a military commissioning before, but it was such an honor to see these men who have worked so hard to become an officer and all of the history that goes along with this ceremony. Mike’s grandfather, who is a military veteran, was on hand to present him his sword during the ceremony. How cool is that!  Afterwards we were able to get some of the big family group portraits and then take some more fun pics of with the kids. Congratulations to Mike for this great accomplishment!

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charleston family portraits in downtown charleston

charleston family portraits at the battery

charleston family portraits white point gardens the battery in charleston, sc

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We had a great time this 4th of July with our very own neighborhood parade in the morning lead by one of the fire trucks from the City of Charleston Fire Department! How cool is that?! I think that just about every single kid from the neighborhood came out to ride their bikes behind the fire truck. Everyone was decked out with American flags, banners, and some even dressed up in costume for the occasion. Some of the adults even dressed up their golf carts to drive in the parade. We made a quick loop around the block then ended back up at the neighborhood pool for a cookout. Now I realize this wasn’t quite all of the hooplah of the Macy’s fireworks display in New York City for the 4th, but it was pretty cool never the less to see all of the kids so excited and happy just to be in a parade! It was a great sense of community involvement to have fun with all of your neighbors. It reminded me of a funny post that I saw on Facebook yesterday that tied in with the passing of Andy Griffith recently. “We need more Mayberry, and less Jersey Shore…..” Isn’t that the truth! ;-)

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I always have a great time working with all of the folks at the Charleston CVB for their annual luncheon. The CVB does such a great job at promoting Charleston and really recognizing all of the local businesses that make up the local community and travel council members. I guess that’s one of the reasons Charleston is always ranked in the top ten of cities that everyone wants to visit in America! This year’s speaker was the talented Sara Spagnola from Travel + Leisure magazine. She talked about how other cities try to promote themselves and garner more tourist and destination dollars into their local economies. When you’re on top as the best city of the year (Charleston, SC) everyone else has to try and catch up! ha! Another important function at the luncheon is always recognizing the Pineapple Award winners for the Charleston area through the CVB. Lt. Governor Glenn McConnell was presented with this years Barrett Lawrimore Leadership award plate. (See all the winners pics below!) A special thank you goes out to Helen Hill and Ali Bedard at the CVB  who always do such a fine job with this luncheon. ;-)

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Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Recently Hope and Dave tied the knot at her families church, Lutheran Church of the Redeemer and then celebrated with family and friends at Founders Hall in Charletowne Landing. What a wonderful service at her church and then a great party for their reception! Now Dave and all of his buddies are big time softball players and he loves the sport so much that you can find elements of his passion all throughout the details of their wedding. How Dave proposed to Hope was a really special event that took a lot of planning and coordination to say the least. Instead of me trying to explain it, you can read all about it on their custom designed engagement site that I created awhile back to keep all of the guests up to date on everything going on before the wedding. Just click on the “details” section right HERE. (A special thanks goes out to my buddy, Joey Grob, for helping me photograph this wedding!) Congratulations to the both of you and I wish you many, many happy years of marriage! ;-)

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Charlestowne Landing and Founders Hall Images

Charlestowne Landing Founders Hall Images

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Nathan E. Matticks / So happy for you Hope & Dave! These pictures are amazing and I especially like the pictures with the Groomsmen and their cigars! Love you both   06.08.2012- 05:26pm 

What a great time Austin had playing his first year of t-ball for the St. Andrews Parks and Playground. He had some wonderful coaches and loved every minute of it. It’s really a funny site to see a bunch of 4 and 5 year olds all on a baseball field running for a ball when its hit. As in the Whole entire team chases after the ball! Too Funny! A special thanks to Coach Chad, Chris, and Jason for doing such a great job with all of the little ones! Also thanks to the Savannah Hwy. Chick-fil-A store for their sponsorship and after party that they gave at their store! Looking forward to next year’s season!

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I finally got to travel out to Hyde Park and Polo Club earlier this week for the Charleston Area Wedding Planners quarterly luncheon. I’ve been wanting to visit this location for quite some time now because I’ve heard so many great things about it. Well it sure lived up to its expectations! A 380 acre estate with polo fields, horse pastures, and a renovated 1880s farm house. I can definitely see the possibilities when having your wedding or big event planned at this location. A beautiful farm that’s just right down the road from Charleston and is really easy to get to! Jerri Heater, who is the event specialist for the property, gave a tour of the facilities while Sarah Coffey from Newton Farms had some delicious food ready for when everybody got back. Greg at Snyder Event Rentals had all of the tents setup and Lisa Thomas from Ooh Events! had such beautiful decor for all of the members to enjoy. Tammy Pilch at Cakes by Kasarda created some yummy little cupcake treats for everyone to enjoy while my friend Bryan Mahanes from Other Brother Entertainment provided some acoustic music with his band that was set outdoors. It was a great event and thanks to Sara Cavallon at Something to Celebrate for organizing everything!

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Wedding event at Hyde Park

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Earlier last week I got to travel out to the beautiful Middleton Place Gardens for the monthly Travel Council CVB meeting. Since we’ve had a rather warm winter here in Charleston, all of the azalea flowers were in full bloom out in the garden areas. You just can’t get to a more gorgeous and historic location than Middleton Place in the spring time! A special thanks goes out to Ali Bedard who heads up all of the travel council meetings and does such a great job with all of the locations that we get to go to each and every month. We had a special treat with Ann Caldwell and her Magnolia singers, who sang to everyone out in the sundial garden reception area. With rain clouds looming over head, everyone got to go to the reception for a quick bite to eat and then a plantation house tour. If you haven’t been in awhile it’s definitely a place to go during the spring time! So beautiful!

Here’s a few images from the plantation and meeting.

Middleton Place gardens

Some highlights of the meeting were award plaques given out to the CADET graduates of the CVB training workshops along with special recognition of Rick Burton of the Greater Charleston Concierge Associations. Rick won for the 2012 SC Hospitality Employee of the Year. Congrats Rick!

Middleton Place photography

This was a quick pano shot of one of the garden areas out at Middleton Place Gardens. This was about seven images all layered together to get a wide shot.

Middleton place gardens pano shot

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A few weeks ago I got to photograph one incredible 50th birthday party at the Francis Marion Hotel in downtown Charleston. All I know is that when I turn 50, I sure hope my wife will throw me a party like this one! The Joe Clark Big Band (19 piece) was there playing all of the big band songs and everyone was dressed up in their formal attire looking good. It was a sit down dinner with the most unique dance cards at every table. Now that’s something you just don’t see everyday at a party anymore! Sara Cavallon at Something to Celebrate was on hand with her staff and they did a wonderful job planning out all of the details, as always! Happy Birthday David! So glad that I was able to be apart of your special day!

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Francis Marion Hotel Interior Ballroom

This was a panoramic shot of the interior floor layout.

Francis Marion Hotel Pano Ballroom Pic

Francis Marion Hotel Exterior Night Shots

This was a pic of a delicious looking 7 layer caramel cake that was placed on each table for all of the guests. Chef Debbie Reed from DeClare Cakes did a fantastic job! I was running around working and shooting so much, that I didn’t even get a chance to taste any of it! Ugggh! I won’t make that mistake again! ha ha! A special thanks to my buddy Marilyn Buist for her awesome hand modeling work! ;-)

7 layer caramel cake pics

So here’s where I went across the street to test out some of my Radiopopper RF remote receivers for my flashes. I set it up to where David & John would be looking through the windows so that I could remotely fire off my flashes that were inside the building as I was outside standing on some sort of a concrete monument. (whatever it takes to get the shot, right?)

Francis Marion Hotel Exterior Charleston, SC

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Gordon / Wow - very nice set-up! WHat a speacial day!   02.26.2012- 06:46pm 
Gordon / Wow - What a nice set-up. A very special day. Nice shots too! Good on ya!   02.26.2012- 06:44pm 
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