This is my journal on documenting love, finding joy, and living life to the fullest. I'm so glad you're here, and hope you enjoy your stay!
This is my journal on documenting love,
finding joy, and living life to the fullest. I'm so glad you're here, and hope you enjoy your stay!
What a fun and joyful day this was! Having multiple locations can sometimes throw a timeline off, but Emily and Nathan’s Grace Church wedding was so perfect. A lot of that is due to having such wonderful friends and family surrounding them. The wedding party was great for photos, everyone was on time, and they had LOTS of people enjoying the dance party at the reception (which always makes my job more fun!).
I told these two multiple times how natural they were for portraits, and I think that’s what happens when you are so comfortable with each other and your love. Emily and Nathan, truly, it was such a treat being your photographer. I’m so thankful that you chose me to be a part of this day, capture your memories, and start your visual legacy. Enjoy my view from this beautiful wedding.
I am loving all these First Looks! First with the bridesmaids…
Then her sweet, precious Daddy who brought ME to tears with his reaction to seeing his baby girl…
Then Emily’s grandmother who also had us all wiping our eyes…
I’ve photographed other weddings at Grace Church Downtown, but don’t remember this happening before. The windows all had dark shades on them so it was pretty dark inside. I just assumed they wanted a dim ceremony. After the wedding party processional, the music changed and the doors opened for the bride’s entrance. As she walked down the aisle, the window shades slowly raised in unison and the room was filled with beautiful golden sunlight. It was so magical!
With sunset starting to happen earlier in the day, there’s no time for me to steal my couple away from the reception for sunset photos. After the ceremony WAS our sunset photo time! Emily and Nathan didn’t have a first look either, so I knew we needed to maximize their portrait time. Thankfully, Grace Church is gorgeous and I could photograph portraits there ALL day. I checked my time stamp on their bride and groom portraits and we clocked in at under 14 minutes from start to finish. Not too bad for all of this variety! So, brides and grooms…you’ll have HOURS to enjoy the fun and festivity at the reception. Give your photographer 15 minutes for these photos that you’ll love forever and I promise they can work magic!
Venue: Grace Church Downtown & The L with Larkins
Cake: Danielle Potter
Hair/Makeup: Cotton Rouge
Florals: Kait Copeland
DJ: Chris Scott
Dress: W-Too Style 10200 Phaedra
Videographer: Brian Erkens
To view Emily and Nathan’s Clemson engagement session, then click HERE.
To view Emily’s bridal session, click HERE.
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