Syled "Dorothy" Editorial

Rosa and I recently styled a beautiful shoot with the gorgeous, Marissa Rocco.  Honestly, we didn't plan on it turning into something that resembled a modern day editorial Dorothy but it evolved into it once we got on location.  The mixture of the killer fishtail braids Rosa did and the long grass and winding paths really gives it a distinct Oz vibe!  I hope you all enjoy these...this project is my favorite with Rosa so far!

 

Makeup/Hair/Styling:  Rosa Martinez www.therosamartinez.com

Photography and Styling:  Yours truly xoxo

Model:  Marissa Rocco

Shoes:  Betsey Johnson

Dress and Lace top:  Forever 21   

Nina + Veda

I am probably one of the biggest fans of dogs IN THE WORLD.  My 5 year old Dachshund is such a big part of my world and brings me more happiness than I could ever explain. When Nina asked me to do a photo session with her and her 5 year old French Mastiff, Veda, I was ECSTATIC!  Why doesn't every single dog owner do this?!!  Dogs aren't with us forever, unfortunately, but having beautiful portraits of a sunset evening playing in the water together will be something you can treasure for a lifetime.  This session makes me so happy.  Nina is absolutely gorgeous and Veda is a whole lot of love and sweetness.  I won't forget her running into the water and splashing around....And yes, dogs can smile.  Check out my favorites from our evening together! xoxo

 

Retro Style + Laundromat

I've been DYING to share these photos from my styled shoot with the Gorgeous Joanne!  She was dressed in the most amazing retro inspired pieces from Dandy Boutique.  We decided to do the session at a laundromat/cafe right in the center of Historic Downtown and the College of Charleston.  They came out so good!  Check them out xoxo!  

Model:  Joanne @joanne.nhi

Styled by: Dandy Boutique @dandyboutique

Location:  The College Laundry/ Persimmon Cafe 

Ilana + Adam - Downtown Charleston and Sullivan's Island Engagement

Engagement Sessions are my favorite especially when I get an adventurous couple like Ilana and Adam!  We had originally planned on just doing the photos on Sullivan's Island at my favorite secluded beach but a few days before the session, Ilana asked if we could do some downtown since that is where they met.  Any chance I get to shoot downtown, I am ECSTATIC so of course I was all for it!  We walked down Broad street in the early morning hours and stopped at all these amazing spots!  I even convinced them to stop in the middle of Historic King Street for a shot!  After that, we headed to Sullivan's Island where Ilana changed into the most breathtaking dress I'd ever seen.  Their is no taking a bad photo of these two.  They splashed around in the ocean for me and got down into the sand....it was absolutely perfect.  Take a look!!!!  

Alicia - Nature Goddess Maternity Session

I'm so excited to share this gorgeous maternity session with you all!! Alicia is pregnant with her second baby!  YAY!  We did her first maternity session with her husband when she was pregnant with Caleb.  The photos came out great!  This time though, we wanted to do it completely different.  Alicia is so naturally beautiful, and her pregnancy glow is REAL!  When she told me about her blue lace gown and flower crown, I knew I wanted to take her out to Botany Bay on Edisto Island.  We did the driving tour and hopped out to take photos anytime we saw something beautiful...which was  ALOT!  Alicia in all her pregnancy gorgeousness against the stunning natural beauty of Botany Bay created these magical images!  I hope you enjoy!  

 

 

Sidra + Chris // Gorgeous Ashley Hall Wedding

It was such an honor to photograph my dear friends' breathtaking wedding.  I was so excited because if you have ever met Chris and Sidra, you just knew that their day was going to be filled to the brim with love (and lots of happy tears).  It was all that and more!  The devotion they have for one another is something right out of a fairytale.  All that mixed with the gorgeous backdrop of Ashley Hall in downtown Charleston and a ceremony in the family church and I was in HEAVEN.  Here is a little glimpse of their beautiful day.  I know this is just the beginning of a perfect life together xoxo.  

 

 

Strawberry Chapel Family Session

Nothing makes me happier than having past clients contact me for another session.  It feels so special that they trust me to document such important milestones in their lives repeatedly.  So when this gorgeous family asked to do another family session for them, I was ecstatic!  I have been wanting to go out to Strawberry Chapel for a while and it did not disappoint.  The lighting was beautiful, the fields and the trees, breathtaking....throw in the most adorable family ever and we had photo gold!  Baby T get's more precious every time I see him and Nate the Great Dane looks so handsome posing next to his family.  This session couldn't have been more perfect!  

Alexis + Stephen - Historic Downtown Charleston Maternity Session

Last week, I had the pleasure of photographing a gorgeous couple expecting their first child!  Alexis and Stephen live in Atlanta and traveled to Charleston to attend the first of two baby showers being thrown in their honor!  Alexis grew up here and wanted to do a maternity session downtown to showcase the beauty of our unique city.  White Point Gardens also known as Battery Park was the perfect location.  I'm so excited to share these!  

Daisy

I had a great experience the other morning working with a local model, Daisy Sanchez.  She really wanted to do something a little more edgy so I thought it would be the perfect time to use the smoke bombs I've been wanting to try for so long!  They were unpredictable, and a little scary at times but so worth it!  We also did some shots at sunrise on Sullivan's Island and this gorgeous field.  Here are some of my faves!