We had a great time getting to know Cody and Amber while doing their engagement photos at Poinsett Bridge. Then of course since we had a little extra time we drove to Campbell’s Covered bridge to get a few more photos in the golden late afternoon sun.
Downtown Greenville SC has so many great places for photos even when most of the greenery has gone away for the winter. Main St in the heart of downtown Greenville is always so alive throughout the entire year. Also as mild as the winters are here, we even got some great weather in the middle of December!
Fall wedding at Twigs
We love fall weddings for so many reasons, colorful trees, great weather for an outdoor wedding (a nice reprieve from the heat and humidity of Summer) and Twigs Tempietto was just right for Trevor and Kim’s Fall wedding. We started with photos of the guys at the Greenville Marriott before going over to the Twigs wedding venue to meet Kim and her bridesmaids.
It’s always so exciting to get to photograph a surprise engagement proposal…today was the perfect day for it too. Miller had contacted me weeks ago and told me all about his plan to propose to Brittany. Miller, a Furman grad, knew that the Furman Belltower would be a great place to propose.
Even though they had to change the wedding date (thanks to Hurricane Matthew), Allen and Brandy were blessed with a GORGEOUS day for their wedding at Wildberry Farm in Marion, SC. Their outdoor wedding was followed by a celebration with family and friends in the barn reception.
Shooting on Film
You know I love technology…(like the song from Napoleon Dynamite) and digital photography is here to stay, BUT it adds a whole dimension of excitement to make photos on film. After all, that’s how I learned…on a Minolta 35mm camera I found in a box when my parents moved during my 2nd year of college. It’s not that film is better than digital, it’s just different. Different in the way it responds to light and the way it reproduces on paper.
Digital has its advantages
The ability to make adjustments to a digital RAW file (a type of file that contains more information than a JPEG specifically to enable adjustments in post production) allows unique looks, and very pleasing black and white conversions. Using a subtle toning process on digital images in post production can give them a much more pleasing look than simply removing the color by desaturation.
These particular engagement pictures of Michael and Kelsey that Kristina and I shot at Chattooga Belle Farm are a mixture of film and digital…you may be able to tell the difference. Of course the couple is gorgeous, and so is the venue…the photos are already destined to be beautiful! The choice to use film was simply to enjoy the organic nature of it and be able to visually enjoy the unique grain, color, and dynamic range of the images.
Photos ALWAYS look best printed…especially those shot on film!
The film has been scanned (I use Richard Photo Lab in Hollywood for scanning) so that it can be displayed digitally, but it looks best when printed. The images have NOT been manipulated digitally…these are the scans directly from the film. Digital images can look great on the screen (although I’d still argue they look better in print too) but film especially looks best when printed. We’ve got these in an album here in our studio gallery if you really want to see them at their best!
Philip and Amanda’s wedding at St. Mary Magdalene and Embassy Suites Greenville wedding reception.
Philip and Amanda had a gorgeous fall day for their “true New York Italian wedding in South Carolina.” Many family members traveled from NY. The day started off at Amanda’s parents’ house for the all-important “getting ready photos”. The bride’s son, was also a junior groomsman – and certainly was not shy in front of the camera!
This time of year, an afternoon thunder shower is always a possibility, but fortunately it only lasted a few minutes and we ended up with some amazing light and clouds for this engagement session at Campbell’s Covered Bridge.
One word to describe this wedding day: EPIC! Byron and Jessica booked us for their wedding almost a year ago – so we were so excited when their big day finally arrived!