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."



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  


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. 



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




Classic Charlottesville elegance.

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


Farmington Country Club

Tia Dora Bridal


Kristen Perdue

Brianna Adams

Simply Paper Co.

Carmen Steffans



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.


Headpieces and jewelry: Enchanted Atelier by Liv Hart

Gowns: Samuelle Couture

HMUA: Sharon Becker

Model: Annabelle with Modelogic Wilhelmina


Celebrating their love and union in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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More than pretty flowers or a perfect place setting, Lauren and Jeremy wanted their Pippin Hill wedding to focus on what matters most. Lauren: “Our goal was for everyone at our Pippin Hill wedding to sense the love we have for each other…we wanted it to feel like us, but in a way that honored our family and friends and their never-ending support. Virginia is our home. When Jeremy decided to go back to school full-time and get his MBA he chose Darden, at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. While Jeremy lived in Charlottesville, I stayed in Washington, D.C. and came to visit him on the weekends.

We spent so much time with friends wine tasting at Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards. After Jeremy proposed in December 2014 while we were on vacation in Turks and Caicos, we immediately knew we wanted to get married at Pippin Hill! We wanted our wedding to honor us as a couple, as well as celebrate our future.

Pippin Hill is nestled in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains and is only about 15 minutes from downtown Charlottesville. Pippin Hill truly displays how beautiful the state of Virginia is. The grounds and vineyards provide an agrarian feel, while the private Granary room has a rustic charm of an old barn. We loved that Pippin Hill would not feel overwhelmingly rural, but that it would encompass romance, elegance and a timeless style.

Our wonderful photographers, Michael and Carina of Michael and Carina Photography captured so many moments that we have relived again and again; including when we first we saw each other in the vineyard, my father walking me down the aisle, and the insane dance party that ensued after dinner, care of our 7-piece band, DC Fusion. DC Fusion was amazing and completely set the vibe for the rest of the night. Everyone danced all night long! Since the weather was so perfect many of our guests enjoyed Pippin Hill’s outdoor veranda for cocktails and Cuban cigars. Our wedding day at Pippin Hill could not have been a more perfect way to begin this new phase of our lives together. We were beyond fortunate to have met the BEST vendors in the business, and be supported by our loving family and friends in the process. They are truly who made the day as beautiful as it was for us. We feel so fortunate that we have such an incredible day to reflect on, as we take on this new endeavor that is marriage!"


Photography: Michael and Carina Photography | Event Planning + Design: Amore Events by Cody | Floral Design: Amore Events by Cody | Wedding Dress: Amy Kuschel | Cake: Maliha Creations | Invitations: Minted | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale |Cinematography: Joy Gaba | Catering: Pippin Hill Farm | Makeup: Gohar Ayvazyan MakeUp | Hair: Brianna B Adams | Band: EastCoast Entertainment | Venue: Pippin Hill Farm | Bridal Boutique: Hitched Salon | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab |



“If I ever marry, love,
then ever only with you."