Sara & Michael | Historic Rice Mill

A Historic Rice Mill Wedding

Sara & Michael

It was such an honor to photograph these two!  Michael and Sara met in college, when they were set up for a date by mutual friends.

“We’ve been together almost 7 years now!” Sara told me before the wedding. “When Michael proposed to me in Chicago, it was a complete surprise.  He had me thinking that we were going to a fake work event, so I got all dressed and ready to go.  We ended up going to the aquarium!  He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him (of course I said yes), but the big surprise came afterwards, when he surprised me with a limo full of our parents and brothers!  They had flown in from the Carolinas to celebrate.  It was incredibly special, and we can’t wait for our wedding day!”

Sara and Michael’s wedding was such a joyous day! From the moment they did the first look until the end of the day, every time Sara and Michael looked at each other, they had the biggest grins on their faces. Just remembering how sweet they were together puts a smile on my face! I love that they chose the Rice Mill for their wedding, which is situated right next to a big dock on the Charleston Harbor. Sara’s parents own a sailboat, and had just finished up a year of traveling the world. The docked their boat at the Harbor, and Sara asked if we could take some sunset photos on the boat. She said it would mean so much to her parents, and of course I was on board (catch my corny joke there?!)!

Sara and Michael, thank you so much for choosing me to document your wedding day!

Venue: Historic Rice Mill
Florist: Anna Bella Florals
Dress: Allure from Eleganza Bridal in Elmhurst, IL.
Caterer: Good Food Catering
Rings: Wedding Bands & Co
DJ: Pinnacle Entertainment

Mara & Steve | Montage Palmetto Bluff

A Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding

Mara & Steve

In May 2012, Steve and Mara met on  After their second date they knew they wanted to see more of each other, and decided to see where the relationship would go!  Soon after they met, Steve moved to Royal Oak, Michigan for a job, and the couple endured a long-distance romance for 8 months.  But they made their relationship a priority, and Steve soon moved back to Charleston where their relationship blossomed over the next three years!

On December 12, 2015, the two of them were at Mara’s parents home in Palmetto Bluff when Steve got down on one knee and asked Mara to marry him.  Of course, she said YES!

Steve and Mara told me that their favorite things are just spending quality time together – whether it’s taking their dog, Jasmine, to the dog park, watching a movie, cooking dinner, or playing board games.  They just love to be together!  And on their wedding day they were most excited to celebrate with their friends and family – many of whom they did not get to see often as they still lived up north.

On their wedding day, it may have rained, it may have poured. But these two only had eyes for each other. Despite a downpour during their first look, Mara and Steve were so adorably sweet when they saw each other for the first time on their wedding day. They both broke down in tears, and from where I was standing, I could hear Mara keep telling Steve “I love you so much!”

Venue: Montage Palmetto Bluff
Dress: Bridal House of Charleston
Caterer: Pearl Restaurant
DJ: All About You Entertainment
Bridesmaids Dresses: Lula Kate
Groom & Groomsmen: Jos A Bank