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Once Chance for Sunset

July 23, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Careful planning was required to make this stunning sunset photograph of Amanda and Jason at the Hotel Domestique in Travelers Rest, SC. It required scouting the location and doing test shots earlier in the week, understanding that the sun would disappear below the mountains earlier than the actual sunset and getting the bride and groom in place on time. They were super cooperative, playful and so in love. I just wanted them to play and not overly pose them. I love how the final image came out and most importantly so did the bride and groom!


The Power of Off Camera Flash!

October 30, 2017  •  Leave a Comment


You Can't Control The Weather

July 17, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

When the weather gets bad, I keep shooting! While at Bald Rock I noticed bad weather moving in. This is a 3 second exposure capturing lightning strikes over Greenville, SC. The foreground shows graffiti lit with my flashlight. While I am not a fan of graffiti in natural settings, my goal was to make something beautiful with things I can't control. Shot in total darkness, the light is gathered by the long exposure, and my wide angle lens help to keep focus near and far. Looking closely at the middle horizon near the tree line you see Table Rock as well as Pinnacle Mountain the highest mountain in South Carolina.


Fashion with Passion!

April 16, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Fashion with Passion… Had a blast working with my models Gwen and Olivia at Taylors Mill in Taylors South Carolina. With hair and make up provided by the talented Melissa Aubil of Cotton Rouge and company these girls looked amazing. Here we see Gwen rocking the Steam Punk look and owning her pose. I also enlisted two off camera lighting assistants and a fashion consultant. It was great to work with such a talented team and get photos that capture this historic setting.  Fashion Photography, Taylors MillFashion Photography, Taylors Mill


Bad Weather Makes Good Pictures

October 13, 2016  •  1 Comment

Cliffs at Glassy, Wedding PhotographyCliffs at Glassy, Wedding Photography

With Hurricane Matthew providing the wind and Emily and Aaron providing the love, this was one awesome wedding! A beautiful service at The Chapel at The Cliffs at Glassy followed by a way cool brunch reception at The Grove At Pennington these two did it up right and were so fun to work with. And the weather provided the perfect backdrop for this photograph made at the top of the Cliffs at Glassy Mountain, SC.

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