Madeline & Sam | The Island House

The Island House Wedding

Madeline & Sam

I first met Madeline and Sam at a little wine bar that’s close to the neighborhood where we both live. As soon as we sat down and starting talking, I knew I wanted to be their wedding photographer! The two of them are just joyful, relaxed, comfortable-in-their-own-skin type of people.

“We actually met at a bar in DC!” Madeline told me. “Sam had picked up a few rugby games with a university friend of mine, and the rugby team was celebrating a win that from that day when Sam sidled up to me at the bar.  The rest, as they say, is history!

“When we got engaged, I was just coming home from an early morning coffee with my best friend (and now MOH), when I walked in to a delicious homemade breakfast. Sam had made pancakes from scratch and bacon – my favorite!  After we filled our bellies, he dropped to his knee on our living room. (Still a miracle the puppies didn’t bowl him over!) Soon after, we took the dogs for a walk and kept it our secret for a few hours before calling family and friends!

“Our favorite things about life together are being outside, and being near the water. Our personalities really even each other out.  I have high anxiety and move through life mile a minute, while Sam has a way of keeping me calm and putting everything into perspective. He also inspires me to slow down, be in the moment, and take life in.  I love this man, and am so glad I get to marry him!”

Since meeting Madeline and Sam for the first time that day, I have loved getting to know them better on multiple occasions we have spent together – including some proposals and weddings that I photographed and they attended! Sam is the quiet spirit to Madeline’s energetic spirit, and I absolutely adore the way he smiles when she’s around. Their presence lights up the room, and I’m so thankful to know them both!


Venue: The Island House
Coordinator: Kala at MOD Events
Caterer: Hamby Catering & Events
Bar: Icebox
Dress: Gown Boutique of Charleston
Suits: Jos. A Bank
Flowers: MOD Events
Cakes: Sweet Lulu’s Bakery and Cake Stand
Videographer: Surrender Films

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