Over my years of capturing weddings, I have developed a deep appreciation for capturing the relationship you share with those who love you best. From a teary moment with your mother, as you get into your dress, to the proud grin on your father’s face as he sees you for the first time as a bride, these precious moments are an intricate part of your wedding story.
I believe history matters as much as the future. Wedding photography should be about more than just your big day. Your wedding is both an end and a beginning. It brings the end to stories, which until now were told separately, and begins the weaving of each other’s family history into a beautiful tapestry of our own family’s story. I specialize in crafting wedding stories that honor the days leading up to this moment.
Bless you, darling! You’ve taken a look through my site, and you want to meet! I’m tickled. Let’s meet and make sure I’m the best fit to capture your wedding story.
Once I have received your retainer and signed contract you are officially on my calendar. I’ll be sending over some guides and goodies to help you in your planning process, including some vendor recommendations should you need them!
The engagement session is one of my favorite parts of working with wedding couples. This is your time to get comfortable in front of the camera, and a special time for us to connect and get to know each other. I promise you’ll have fun, and feel like pros when it comes to your wedding day!
About two months before your wedding we will check-in and finalize timelines and family photo shot lists. This is a great time to fill me on any special family traditions or other sentimental moments I need to know about before the big day!
Best day ever! We’ve already put in the hard work, it’s time for you to relax and have fun! I will be there along the way to capture every little detail!
Your wedding images will be delivered to you in a beautiful online gallery to share with family & friends. I will also include details on preserving your memories through prints and albums.
A reflection of style, grace and timelessness, like their relationship. Tons of colors and glitz and glam were for others; MM and Jonathan stood for tradition and charm. A timeless, classic Southern theme set the tone for the best day of their life!
Married at Grace Church in Downtown Greenville, with its towering cerulean blue steeple, this class Greek Revival structure boasts six pillars at the front entrance leading inside to the chapel’s vaulted ceilings and dark wood pews. This chapel has been on the National Register of Historic Places for over fifty years establishing its place in history. MM and Jonathan loved the effortless beauty of the chapel. Draping greenery, abundant with white roses, and pillars of candles created the backdrop for MM and Jonathan’s vows.
After the couple pronounced their love for one another and the “I do’s” were exchanged, the marriage celebration continued at the Poinsett Club located in the Pettigru Historic District of Greenville. The Poinsett Club, one of the most exclusive private clubs in America.
Perhaps the most special touch to both of them was the significance of butterflies throughout the wedding and reception, as seen on Jonathan’s bow tie and as the backdrop to the dance floor - thoughtfully designed greenery, dotted with migrating butterflies. Butterflies serve a special significance to MM, who had a visitation by a lone monarch butterfly on the day of her engagement. Butterflies do not travel alone, in December and without their kaleidoscope (or group). Looking back, MM knew how rare that butterfly encounter was and understood the significance of that visitor, who landed comfortably on her shoulder and stayed for a time, was a visit from granddaddy with whom she had held a most special bond. And so as they began planning, MM and Jonathan knew they wanted to subtly incorporate butterflies throughout their day to honor MM’s granddaddy and Jonathan’s grandparents.
Additional unique and thoughtful touches included the live band, an homage to MM’s childhood. Growing up listening to beach music and Motown was important to MM, and having the perfect playlist helped set the night’s vibe. Guests were encouraged to dance the evening away, and they did just that!
MM & JONATHAN
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Wedding Planner: @SpragueEvents
Floral Design: @foster_gregg_
Hair & Makeup Artist: @cottonrougeandco
Bride’s Wedding Gown: @robertbullockbride@bridalhouseofcharleston
Bridal Veil: @kimalphabridal
Bridal Earrings: @shopkateandmari
Bridal Shoes: @loefflerrandall
Groom & Groomsmen Attire: @gregorys_formal_wear_on_the_go
Live Painter: @newell_jackie
Invitations & Paper Goods: @redbud_lane
Cake: Gretchen’s ABS
Ceremony/Reception Music: @emeraldempireband
Rentals: @berbankevents@industryeventrentals@nuagedesignsinc@oldsouthcollection @optricsltd@professionalparty
Selfie Roamer: @uptown_entertainment
Starbursts & Tree Lights: @napahomeandgarden@cottagegrovegift
Styling Surface: @locustcollection
Christa & Brian’s wedding day was the perfect representation of an elegant southern affair. The pair exchanged vows under enormous oak trees overlooking the intracoastal waterway on the historic Lockwood Folly Country Club estates–a former hunting preserve.
The landscape provides an idyllic setting for those wanting to get married close to the beach, but not on the beach, as you are close enough to hear the ocean roaring and see the sun glistening on the tranquil water.
In true Carolina style, the wedding party complimented one another in shades of blue. Classic white and pink florals adorned with greenery were the choice for elegant bouquets and centerpieces.
What a magical day full of beautiful elements for Christa & Brian’s North Carolina wedding!
CHRISTA & BRIAN
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Venue: Lockwood Folly Country Club
Floral Design: @rsgeventdesigns
HAMU: @honeycomb_salonnn @hair_by_kristinnn @taramosss
Paper Goods: @mintedweddings
Rentals: @whitebirchrentals @eventworksrentals
Music & Entertainment: @play_that_one_dj
Styling surface: @lindalestudios
Kourtney & Miguel's intimate vow exchange could not have been anymore romantic. The couple opted for an oh-so-sweet first look before their charming chapel wedding.
Mother Nature provided us with a light drizzle as they saw one another for the first time, and exchanged their emotional and heartwarming wedding vows.
And let's talk about that ring! The emerald engagement ring holds special significance for the couple, as emeralds are a major export of Miguel's home country, Columbia. I am obsessed with Kortney's bling and this sweet love story.
The day was full of lots of hugs, tears and laughter as Kourtney & Miguel celebrated their union with family and friends. Miguel’s best man even surprised the couple by singing a beautiful song just for them during the reception–and of course, the other groomsmen joined in. It doesn’t get much better than this!
kourtney & miguel
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- MM & Jonathan
"We cannot even begin to tell you how in love with every single one of the photos we are! "
The Poinsett Club
Greenville, South Carolina
- Tori & Hunter
"SUMMER DOESN’T MISS A THING & KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT SHE’S DOING. WE LOVE OUR PICTURES SO MUCH, AND SHE WAS SUCH A JOY TO WORK WITH!"
Old Homestead Farm
Rocky Point, North Carolina
- Lauren + Nicholas
"Summer was so incredibly amazing to work with as our wedding photographer! She went above and beyond and made sure all our special moments were captured so perfectly! Most of all Summer made sure our experience was FUN & we were very comfortable."
Country Club of Landfall
Wilmington, North Carolina
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