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Deanna and Tim are engaged!

It was not love at first sight for Deanna and Tim who met while working together. After much meddling by there boss, and Deanna thinking Tim was rude- the two became great friends and Tim finally asked Deanna out on a date.  Tim was offered a job right after they started dating and Deanna moved with him to California and she said it was the best decision she has ever made.  We are so excited to be apart of their day this weekend! Congrats!

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Danielle & Kevin

Danielle and Kevin were married at Magnolia Plantation in April, and they had the most perfect day for South Carolina Azaleas!  Congrats guys, we wish you many years of happiness!  You can check more pictures from this wedding on Borrowed and Blue here! michaels-0173 michaels-0191 michaels-0198 michaels-0221 michaels-0254 michaels-0336 michaels-0478 michaels-0492 michaels-0586 michaels-0640 michaels-0837 michaels-0929 michaels-0940

Kelly & Marshall’s Downtown Engagement!

I am so excited to show off these beautiful engagement pictures taken by Nathan!  Kelly and Marshall are a very special couple to us, Kelly’s older sister was one of Nathan’s first weddings.  We are so excited to be apart of another Bishop family event.  bishop-family-0050bishop-family-0056bishop-family-0061bishop-family-0069bishop-family-0072bishop-family-0078bishop-family-0080bishop-family-0092bishop-family-0096bishop-family-0097

Sienna’s Sweet 16 Photo Session at the Old Sheldon Church Ruins

Sienna recently got her braces removed and is going to turn “sweet 16” next month. What a great time to celebrate with a portrait session! She braved the VERY early morning (also known as sunrise) to come to the Old Sheldon Church Ruins for her session. Here’s a few of my favorites:

The Cast and Crew of the Clemente Players!

I had the pleasure of photographing  the cast and crew of the Werewolf’s Curse, Hair today Gone Tomorrow.  They are currently in rehearsal for their performances the first weekend in April.  They are the Clemente Players, directed by Dr. Sharon Willis (pictured in the front).  All proceeds of the play go to benefit the Clemente Class, which is a pioneering educational experiment for the most needy of our society designed to fight the cycle of poverty by providing higher humanities education to those who would never otherwise have that opportunity.  Click here to see the larger picture!

The Clemente Players!

The Clemente Players!

Jesse and Liza’s Wedding at St. John’s Lutheran Church and Three Lions Pub

Click here to see the wedding album!

Jesse and Liza were married at St. John’s Lutheran Church–a historic beauty nestled in a hard-to-find alley in downtown Charleston.  The group had a great time and we had lots of opportunity for some creative portraiture.

Liza is a DELIGHT. The best man, Brian, captured it in his toast, that this bride is the happiest and kindest person he knows.  Jesse hit it big on this one.

Three Lions Club on Daniel Island is quite a find!  The venue provides several different adjoining rooms with posh furnishing where guests could gather and have conversation, but the flow and dancing happened very organically.  Good choice!

This wedding was a particular pleasure to be a part of, as Jesse and Liza and I went to High School together.  So it was great seeing some of my old friends and classmates.

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The album is now posted!  Click below to see the entire wedding album!

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Rebekah and Korey’s Wedding Album Posted!

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Rebekah and Korey’s wedding, at Summerall Chapel and the Citadel Beach House is now posted on our site!

Rebekah and Korey at Summerall Chapel and the Citadel Beach House

We had the pleasure of photographing Rebekah and Korey’s military ceremony at Summerall Chapel.  This was a happy first for the studio in that, while Korey is a distinguished Marine, he is not an alumni of the Citadel — but Rebekah is attending Grad school there.  Summerall is of course one of our very favorite church settings in Charleston for photography, and the Citadel Beach House is one of the nicest (and well lit) venues that provide for both a beach reception and a large, in-door reception hall.

This classic couple was surrounded so many happy friends and family.  You could tell that their parents were so proud.  I love being around that sort of thing.

Stay tuned for the Full album to be posted later this week!

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on the Citadel Yard.

Summerall Chapel has some of the most elaborate stained glass in all of Charleston.

Summerall Chapel has some of the most elaborate stained glass in all of Charleston.

I think Korey is most proud of this one.

I think Korey is most proud of this one.

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Everyone sing Happy Birthday to Damien…

 Ladies, meet Damien. He’s 5′ 11” and enjoys long walks on the beach and good Italian food………just kidding. (But only sort of!)

Aaaaaaanyway, Sunday was my good friend Damien’s birthday,  and of all things, I was able to talk  him into letting me take his goodlookin self out for a photo shoot!

We had lots of fun and took pictures all over the downtown area! We had WAY too many good ones to choose from by the end of the evening, but I guess that’s nothing to complain about! Damien was so much fun to photograph…he’s easygoing and relaxed…and c’mon girls you gotta admit he’s also easy on the eyes! 😉

So now I need your help picking the overall favorite!  (There is a poll at the end of this post so go vote!)

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5 Year Anniversary Pictures!

Kaitlin and Robert got married 5 years ago on January 3rd, 2004 at Summerall Chapel.  Their wedding was one of the first weddings I shot after taking over the Studio from my dad, and their album was the first flushmount storybook ablum that we produced by special request for Kaitlin.  That storybook was the forerunner for our entire present album product line.  So Kaitlin and Robert are a big deal for us around here (I still have a picture of her haning in the studio!).

Robert is finally back from serving our country in the Middle East, and they came to downtown Charleston to stay at the French Quarter Inn, where they stayed their honeymoon night. 

AND THEY BROUGHT COLLIN, their 10 month-old little boy.

So of course we did a family portrait shoot right there at the Inn.  It was great to see them again, especially on such a special day.  Here are a few of the shots:

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