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At the Foundry

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We are so excited for our friends Shannon, Joe, and Logan to welcome a new member to their wonderful family. It was such an honor to capture their excitement on film, too!

Photographed on Fuji400h, Fuji 800z and HP5 black and white film near the end of summer at The Foundry, scanned by Richard Photo Lab.

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They met in fourth grade…

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It was such an honor to photograph this classic & elegant Charleston wedding. From the Bride: "I met Christopher when I was 9 years old. He sat behind me in Ms. Thompson’s Fourth Grade class. Chris has little memory of me from this time but I remember him as the boy who said volcanoes were going to explode and destroy the earth. Needless to say I wasn’t overly fond of him. Ironically enough, when I moved back to South Carolina at 15, he again sat behind me in class. This time, he left a better impression on me and we’ve have been pretty inseparable since.

Chris and I have very different styles and made sure both were represented on our wedding day, feeling the best way to do so was to show our individual styles through the details of the day. Chris wanted the day to be traditional and timeless and I wanted to make sure it had an air of romance and magic. I think you can see both of those in Chris’ black tux and my tulle dress. My favorite combination of the two were the garland lights hanging from the trees over the black and white dance floor. When the day finally arrived I couldn’t help but feel anything but an overwhelming sense of peace. I expected my heart to be pounding as I walked down the isle but it was steady; Marrying Chris was the most natural thing I’ve ever done and nothing could or ever will feel more right."

As seen on STYLE ME PRETTY.

Credits:

 
Venues: Belmond Charleston Place & Private Family Estate 
Bridal Salon: Maddison Row Bridal 
 Dress Designer: Monique Lhuillier 
Florals: On a Limb Florals 
 Rentals: Event Works  
Hair and Make Up: Pink Dot Beauty Bar 
Invitations: Minted
Bridesmaid Dresses: Kate McDonald  

Editorial

A heart whose love is innocent.

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Photographed at the most recent Michael and Carina Workshop we hosted for photographers from around the world, this bridal portrait session was rooted in the authenticity of a real wedding day: with a period of preparation, portraits, a lovely tablescape for celebrating, and an evening gown that flowed with energy. We specifically took inspiration from English poetry of the early Romantic period: 'She Walks in Beauty' by Lord Byron and 'She Was a Phantom of Delight' by William Wadsworth. Each piece, from the rings by Susie Saltzman to the jewelry and headpieces by Liv Hart, was carefully selected to echo this idealized statement of grace found in these poems. We ended the bridal portrait session in a meadow as our bride and groom ran into the distance, embracing and happy, a vision of the ideal world weddings aspire to represent. To see more images from another recent workshop, click here.

Registration for our next workshop which will be held November 6-9th, 2017 in Charleston, SC is open now. To inquire, click here. 

   

Credits:

Styling and Creative Direction: East Made Event Co. 

Florals: La Fleur Du Jour

Hair & Makeup: Emily Artistry

Rings: Susie Saltzman

Headpieces and Earrings: Enchanted Atelier by Liv Hart

Gowns: Carol Hannah Bridal

Veil: Girl with a Serious Dream

Calligraphy: Signora e Mare

Cake: Catherine George Cakes

Rentals: White Glove Rentals

Ring Dishes: Marbella Dish

Models: Victoria with Modelogic Wilhelmina & Daijreous of Liquid Talent

Venue: Retreat at Cool Spring

Film development lab: Richard Photo Lab

As seen on STYLE ME PRETTY.

   

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Classic Charlottesville elegance.

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These two are so easy to adore and their love for one another inspires us.

featuring

Farmington Country Club

Tia Dora Bridal

BHLDN

Kristen Perdue

Brianna Adams

Simply Paper Co.

Carmen Steffans

   

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New York Bridal Fashion Week 2016

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In October 2016, we had the pleasure of photographing Annabelle for Samuelle Couture and Enchanted Atelier by Liv Hart in New York.

Always a pleasure to work with such tremendously talented artists.

Credits:

Headpieces and jewelry: Enchanted Atelier by Liv Hart

Gowns: Samuelle Couture

HMUA: Sharon Becker

Model: Annabelle with Modelogic Wilhelmina

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