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Elizabeth and Skip’s wedding in Greenville, SC at Mary’s at Falls Cottage on the Reedy River

Last Saturday, I (Valerie) had the privilege of traveling to Greenville, SC for Elizabeth and Skip’s wedding at Mary’s at Falls Cottage (by Falls Park on the Reedy River). Just let me say…what a BEAUTIFUL place for me to enjoy my first wedding of 2009! I met Elizabeth and Skip at Renee & Derek’s wedding that I shot back in the beginning of October.

Elizabeth is an absolutely gorgeous bride. She was so much fun to photograph! I told her when I was a little girl, I played with Barbie dolls…now as an adult, I play with brides. (Joking. Sort of.)  :-) There were SO many fun shots from this wedding, it made choosing my favorites for this blog really tough!

I love the challenge shooting at new locations, especially places as beautiful as Falls Park. Just wow.

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I love this shot of Elizabeth! That is Mary’s Restaurant in the background.

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And here’s Skip, the handsome groom!

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I loved the lighting of the fountains and was excited to get a reflection shot of Skip and his groomsmen:

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The harpist, Erin Knight (www.musicbyerin.com) was so sweet to let me sneak in this shot right after the ceremony! She is a really talented harpist (and she travels all over the Carolinas for weddings if you’re looking for good harp music, hint-hint!)

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My second photographer was so much fun to shoot with that day….. Everyone, let me introduce my mom, Thoma Schooling! :-)
This was her first time shooting a wedding with me, and she really and truly did a great job!
I am so blessed to have her as my mom and close friend (and that day, 8 hours in the car traveling buddy = AMEN!)

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Inside Mary’s, on the stairs…

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Right outside Mary’s, overlooking Falls Park on the Reedy River….under a really perfectly placed spotlight:

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The ambient lighting of the  park at night was nearly ideal…I had so much fun taking night portraits of  the newlyweds!

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One last kiss after the sparkler leave, with Mary’s in the background:

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I am currently working on their album and will post it in the next week, so stay tuned!

- Valerie