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Im so very excited to share Jodi & Kevin’s wedding with y’all! These two are so sweet and fun, we really enjoyed spending the day with them and their families (-: They live in Palm Beach Gardens, FL and decided on an intimate wedding in Charleston with their closest family and friends. Originally the ceremony was to be at White Point Gardens, but it was such a blustry and overcast day that they made a last minute decision to  hold the ceremony in the art gallery at the Vendue. However, the sun came out to shine for portraits, so hooray!

Jodi and her ladies got ready at a vacation rental off Broad Street. It was the perfect spot, not only because of its close proximity to all the locations we needed to visit, nor because it was in an historic building, but because one of the rooms was the exact shade of blue as her wedding colors. I mean, I put her shoes up to this wall and they pretty much disappeared!

The reception was held at my favorite Charleston restaurant, Poogans Porch. They made their grand entrance from the top of the stairs outdoors, and had their first dance on the back patio before inviting everyone into the dining room for dinner.

Vendors
Photography: Catherine Ann Photography
Ceremony: Art Gallery at Vendue
Reception: Poogans Porch
Makeup: Holy City Makeup 
Hair: Annelisse (brides friend)
Wedding gown: Fabulous Frocks Charleston
Live music: Chris Dodson
Flowers: The Flower Cottage
Cake: DeClare Cakes 

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All of Jodi’s details were beautiful. Her bridesmaids and I kept saying it to each other “she just nailed her details!”.
Something blue: her shoes
Something old: her engagement ring (it was her mothers)
Something borrowed: her veil
Something new: her dress, her wedding band, her last name

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I was obsessed with the detailing on her dress

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Excuse me, mini pineapples?!

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“Stellaaaaaaaaaaa!”

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Doesn’t Jodi look like a 1930’s Hollywood movie star?

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So sweet how Jodi’s dad hugged Kevin. This whole day was full of love.

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Best. Man. Ever. This guy was jokes all day (-:

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Needless to say, this photo was a hit with everyone :-D I think I said “please don’t rip your pants” about 3 times before they jumped!

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I really wish I had been part of this conversation, it looks really interesting (-;

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Menus that acted as escort cards? Yes please!

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And how cute are the PI-neapple cookies? I mean, they did get married on Pi Day (-:

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Such a cool cake topper!! It felt sooo Jodi & Kevin

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Jodi told me that she had a bike etched onto Kevins ring as a surprise! Jay wigged out, since he loves bikes too

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She also had “Ride or Die” and their wedding date put on it

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I love this photo of Kevins sister shedding a tear as he dances with their mom

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  • Heath Brown - Awesome photos great weddingReplyCancel

  • Sydni Raisis Zuccarelli - These are so perfect! It’s so obvious that you both were meant for each other! XoxoReplyCancel

  • Renee Benevides - Absolutely in love with all of these pictures! Everything came out so perfect! Pj, Kevin, and Kyle….the picture with you guys jumping is priceless :)ReplyCancel

  • Tricia Rodriguez - These pictures are so beautiful just like the couple in them. :)ReplyCancel

  • Heather DiLeo - Absolutely stunning! So beautiful Jodi! Love the ones of u and your dad. Tears. I love u!ReplyCancel

  • Rita Banks Gross - Such a beautiful wedding. Every moment was captured. Congratulations an may you reminisce all the good times of this day, through these captured moments.ReplyCancel

  • Natalie D'Abate - You captured the day perfectly! It was an unforgettable wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Corie Kunnemann - Amazing!!!! So perfect!!! Every detail is just lovely!!!ReplyCancel

  • Pat Douglas McWethy - Wow! Incredible photos of such a beautiful event.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Ashley Rose - Couldn’t be more perfect! Stunning!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Amber Sobel - Love love love Jodi and Kevin!!!!!!! The pictures are great too. :)
    We had so much fun sharing your special day with you. Thank you for including us. Lots of Love, AmberReplyCancel

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Congratulations to Brandon & Shelby! When Brandon first contacted me about photographing his proposal to Shelby, I was ecstatic! I mean, I love shooting engagements and weddings because couples are so excited to be getting married and are just so in love, so I knew documenting a proposal would be on another level. To capture that moment that will start the next adventure in two peoples lives is magical.

Shelby lives in Iowa which is where Brandon is originally from (he’s here in Charleston for school), and she was coming down for a week to spend some time with him. Brandon knew that this was going to be the best time to pop the question. The week before the proposal, Brandon & I visited Middleton Place to scout out some potential spots. The bridge was one spot, and in front of the mill house was another. Brandon settled on the bench in front of the mill house, and good thing too, because the day of the proposal, a wedding was happening over by the bridge – but it served as a good distraction for Shelby.

Or so I thought (-; I had emailed Brandon about it to let him know we were in position and ready to go and that there was a wedding across the lake he could point out to Shelby to get her to turn around for a minute.
Instead, poor girl spotted an alligator in the water right behind them!

 

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Brandon’s grandparents raised peacocks when he was growing up, and it was his job to collect the fallen feathers, so he wanted to include the Middleton Place peacocks in some photos! Too bad they don’t take my posing directions as well as Brandon & Shelby did (-;

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  • Shelby Hal - Thank you so much for photographing this special moment in our lives!! You did a great job, I love them!!!! Thank you so much. XoxoReplyCancel

  • abby prichard - Congrats Shelby,
    You are super lucky that you had these photographed.
    They are simply timeless and beautiful like your love for each other.
    Many years of happinessReplyCancel

  • janel legvold - Congratulations! The pictures are stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Syhlman - These pictures are amazing! $ReplyCancel

  • Teresa Colyn - Love them allReplyCancel

  • Shelby Lynn Hall - Thank you so much for photographing this special moment in our lives!! You did a great job, I love them!!!! Thank you so much. XoxoReplyCancel

  • Teresa Hegwood Cowman - Thanks so much for the great pictures. You and Brandon done a great job putting this great memory together! Love all the pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Nicole Hall - These pictures are worth a million words. They’re all great! Thank you so much for catching this wondeful moment!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Hammen - Such a neat idea :) What great pictures to capture one of your happiest days!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Branson - These are great!ReplyCancel

  • Tasha Nicole Heinzer - These are amazing such a beautiful thing to catch in pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Theresa Fay Davis - Great pictures! Congrats to the couple! :)ReplyCancel

  • Lonnie Jeanne McCombs - What a beautiful memory you have created for these two. Shows exactly how much they love each other!ReplyCancel

  • Stacia Beary - These pictures are Amazing! Congrats again, Shelby and Brandon!ReplyCancel

  • Casey Robinson - Adorable pics.. congrats to both of you.ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey Dunlavy - Awh. Shelby your so beautiful congratulations! These pictures are fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda J Comstock - Beautiful pictures! What a great memory you have captured for the beautiful couple! Congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • Kaytee Jaspyn Pemberton - Love the pictures! such a beautiful moment in your life to capture.ReplyCancel

  • Cede Starmer - Love these!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Hegwood-Wright - Awesome pictures!!!ReplyCancel

  • Shannon Fynaardt - These are so unique compared to other engagement photos I have seen! These are awesome!!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Bassett - Congratulations Shelby and Brandon!!! The pictures are gorgeous and capture an awesome time in your lives!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Hoch-Rees - I’ve looked at these pictures over and over and I still cant quit smiling everytime i look at them These pictures are amazing and so are the young people in the pictures.ReplyCancel

  • Darbie Busch Utterback - Congrats! What an awesome way to capture such a special moment to share with family and friends! The photos are great!ReplyCancel

  • Meagan Lanz - Congrats shelby And BrandonReplyCancel

  • Nick Van Roekel - These are awesome man congrats kidsReplyCancel

  • Jeremy Rawlings - HooyahReplyCancel

  • Andy Roso - Beautiful pics you two. Congratulations on your special week together.. Love you guys.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Griffin - Welcome to the family Brandon! Brad says run! LOL love the pics.ReplyCancel

  • Chrystle Marie Colyn - These are absolutely gorgeous……I’ve looked at you pics and the smiles and love in your eyes are just priceless. Job well done to the photographer wish u lived closer :)ReplyCancel

  • Rich Rees - These are absolutely fabulous. You guys are really meant for each other. May your lives be like this forever.ReplyCancel

  • Ernie Wright - Nice picturesReplyCancel

  • Tracey Hall - Proud of you Brandon for creating the perfect memory for you and Shelby
    Love MomReplyCancel

  • Kerri Seibert - Beautiful pictures love them! ❤️ReplyCancel

  • Alivia McCorkle - Congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • Kelsi Chambers - Love all these pics. Still can’t believe little Shelbs is all grown up.ReplyCancel

  • Brian Hall - I think he hit it out of the park !!! Congratulations to the both of you!!! LOVE U BOTHReplyCancel

  • Jan Chapman - Congratulations to the everyone. What a special time in your lives. You did an awesome job Brandon to make it special. Best wishes to you both.ReplyCancel

  • Gail Roberts - Beautiful pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Turner - Congrats on the engagementReplyCancel

  • Veronica Schroeder - Congratulations to you guys. You did a good job Tracey and RichardReplyCancel

  • Linda Boender-Beyer - Awesome pictures! Beautiful memoriesReplyCancel

  • Cathy Rozenboom - Great pictures! Congrats Shelby and BrandonReplyCancel

  • Audrey Agan - Congratulations to you both. The pictures are beautiful and I hope your life together is just that beautiful too.ReplyCancel

  • Emilee Pettyjohn - Congratulations! Beautiful pictures!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kristi Sharp Dursky - This an incredible way to capture and cherish this monent for the rest of their lives! Congrats to you both!!ReplyCancel

  • Jayne Roozeboom - GREAT pictures!!! So happy for you and wish you ALL the BEST as you begin your life together!ReplyCancel

  • Janine Smith - BEST WISHES!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Kerr Beal - Beautiful! Brought tears to this old lady. Wishing you many years of happiness.ReplyCancel

  • Amber Rinehart Vaske - Beautiful pictures!!! Adorable couple!! Congratulations!!!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Shaw - Beautiful pictures ! Congratulations to you bothReplyCancel

  • Deb Dejong - Beautiful pictures and great kids !ReplyCancel

  • Tammi Meador - beautiful pictures…congratulationsReplyCancel

  • Teresa Stittsworth - Beautiful pictures! Congratulations on your engagement Brandon & Shelby! What an awesome and very romantic way to capture memories of your engagement!ReplyCancel

  • Glenda Carlson - Awesome pictures, congratulations!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie Mckim - Awesome pix. Such a cute couple.ReplyCancel

  • Brandon Hall - These pictures are great! Exactly what I wanted.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Rieck - Awesome pictures and awesome place….congratsReplyCancel

  • Brittney Kay Swan - Congrats! They are all beautiful photos!ReplyCancel

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Ashton & Aaron are too cute for words, but Im still going to write about them (-;  They met on New Years eve in Richmond, VA while Aaron was on break from his night shift. They hit it off and the rest is history!

These two are getting married at the historic William Aiken house in downtown Charleston, and Im so excited to photograph their wedding there! Ashton almost made me cry while we drove up that way to snap a few photos in front of the house, she told me that she really loved that I specialize in outdoor & historic venue weddings and that it really sets me apart. It pretty much made my day to hear a bride say that to me!

They drove down from Richmond the day of their engagement shoot and it was quite overcast and windy. We actually pushed their engagement shoot up because we were worried about rain, which luckily held off until the last 5 minutes! We had so much fun chatting and shooting as we explored downtown together.

I LOVE their outfits. They totally nailed the whole ‘match but dont MATCH’ thing (-:

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I love this girl, she brought a bouquet of white roses to the shoot to add an element of fun! So naturally we tore them apart to throw them in the air!

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Gotta have that Charleston cobblestone

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  • Teresa Cowman - A very special thank you from Shelby’s mom. The pictures are wonderful. You and Brandon done a great job of creating a wonderful memory!ReplyCancel

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Last week, my facebook friend Rachael contacted me about coming down to Savannah GA to take some updated head shots of her and her husband Troy. They are about to release their new branding, Rach <3 Troy, which is their photography and video company merged together!! Im so excited for these two and their new venture, and so so so glad I was finally able to meet Rachael in person!

Savannah is another gorgeous, historic city that I love so anytime I can photograph there makes my heart happy! I have lots of fond memories of Savannah from when I was a kid, since my family vacationed in Hilton Head a lot and we took day trips there (-:

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I almost cried tears of joy because of the yummy natural light that graced our presence! Its been so gloomy and rainy recently, so it was a lovely change. And the yummy golden light fits Rachael + Troy’s brand so well!

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No, but how awesome is Troy’s vintage video camera?!

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Meet Kirby, their super energetic daughter! She looooved Jay (-; And her favorite princess is Cinderella

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I showed this to them and they said “Yep, thats so Kirby!”

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Ahh, I love light colored texturized walls!

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Totally a candid moment! They were playing around with Kirby at the end of the session and I just had to secretly snap this!

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