A Creek Club at I’on Wedding | Charleston, South Carolina

A Creek Club at I’on Wedding | Charleston, South Carolina

 

Caroline + John

Caroline and John’s wedding at the Creek Club at I’on was yet another reminder (as if I needed one!) of how INCREDIBLY blessed I am by the amazing couples that book me to photograph their wedding. I woke up on Sunday morning to gray skies, thunder, lightning, and the threat of hail. When I arrived to The Dewberry, Caroline was getting her makeup done and was nothing but smiles. She and her bridesmaids were giddy with excitement, and could care less about the rainy day. They popped champagne, danced around to a great playlist, and couldn’t keep the smiles off their faces.

Despite the ground being soaked through, Caroline and John still chose to do their first look out on the dock when the rain subsided for a bit. Their ceremony was moved from the lawn to the porch, but that didn’t phase the two of them one bit. Honestly, the rain hitting the metal roof at Creek Club at I’On during the ceremony was pretty incredible. I heard a few of the guests talking later in the night about how it was the most romantic ceremony they’d ever been to! Caroline and John, you are once again proof that a wedding day is about so much more than everything going according to plan. It’s about gathering in one place with your closest family and friends. It’s about celebrating love. It’s about committing your life to your best friend, today and forever. Thank you so much for letting me be a part of such an incredible day. You two deserve nothing but the best!

Don’t worry, it had stopped raining by this point! Caroline wasn’t getting drenched with rain :) :)

I love that they included Moose in their engagement photos AND in their wedding photos! What a sweet pup!

He looks so sad here…

Aaaaaaand then someone mentions the word “TREAT.”

Engagement Session Advice – Preparing Your Groom

Preparing Your Groom

If you’re a bride that is a little anxious about how your groom is going to react to this whole “picture” thing, you’re not alone. I receive so many emails from brides who are worried that their groom won’t be into it and I have great news for you…you both are more photogenic than you think! My couples are constantly surprised when discovering their hidden modeling skills and my most common response from grooms is, “That wasn’t as bad as I thought! It was actually fun.” Yes! Mission accomplished! When the groom says that taking pictures was FUN, I know I have done my job well! Your engagement session is supposed to be fun and relaxed, not forced or awkward. As you prepare for your shoot, there are a few things that you can do to help your groom know what to expect.

First of all, I highly recommend sitting down with your man and showing him 2-3 of your favorite engagement sessions that I have photographed. Spend some time together scrolling through a few blog posts, which will allow him to gauge what his expectations should be as far as what to wear and what the photos will look like.

I also recommend that you allow for plenty of time to get to your shoot! There is nothing worse than when a couple shows up late, and they have been arguing in the car. That is definitely going to put your groom in a bad mood! Last but not least, remember to have patience with him, and don’t assume that he’s not going to have a good time…I think you’ll be surprised how much you will both enjoy your session!

If you’re one of my brides and grooms, you can find this information, as well as SO much more in the magazine that I send you when you book! It literally goes through everything you need to know to make your wedding day photography a success!