We met up with Jackie & Bryan a few weeks ago in the heart of Georgetown for their engagement session. Together we spent the afternoon exploring the canals and historic sites along the waterfront. Luckily, there were still a few leaves on the trees, some amazing light, and a gorgeous couple to shoot. Jackie & Bryan were a lot of fun to hang out with & I hope you enjoy their session below!
2014 has been one of our busiest years thus far. We are so thankful to have worked on documentaries, weddings, and several commercial projects that I am editing and cannot wait to share. With that said, it has also been a year of realizing that I cannot do this alone. Serena came into my life a few years ago. We became friends, but we never talked as much until this year. We compliment each other in so many ways and it really only made sense to start working more together. Serena moved to Charlottesville this year and brought her incredible photography business with her. She officially replaced my former second shooter (aka my father), and it’s been such an amazing journey to work together when we are both available to do so. As a photographer, she brings unique compositions, high attention to detail, and an amazing sense of curiosity towards filmmaking that compliments the films we create. She has helped on several events this year, and we are planning to team up on a unique photo/video collection for our clients next year.
A beautiful wedding in Charleston was the very first event Serena helped on, and the reason for this post today. She has learned so much over the last few months, and it has been amazing to see her grow as a filmmaker. We shot a few rolls of leftover Super 8mm film (Tri-X) of our time there, as well as took a few images of each other throughout the city. With my editing schedule, I could not find the time to edit the personal film of us, but Serena was on it and made it pretty awesome. I hope you enjoy some of our images of Charleston, and our fun little film below!
Music licensed from The Music Bed.
We are so excited to share Kat & Chip’s sweet nuptials in Charleston, South Carolina. We had the pleasure of documenting their love for one another alongside the talented crew of Karson Butler Events, KT Merry, and a small crew from TLC’s “Say Yes to The Dress!” Kat was featured on the show for her infamous “unicorn dress.” From the breathtaking Spanish moss lacing the trees, to the rich history of the gorgeous Middleton Place, we couldn’t have imagined a more perfect location for a wedding. This Southern plantation, built in 1755, was destroyed during the Revolutionary War and later suffered a fire during the Civil War – leaving some incredible scattered brick ruins, from where Kat made her entrance. The ceremony site was absolutely gorgeous and sits above a butterfly lake.
Since Chip is a fighter pilot, it was only natural for them to incorporate some special military flair into their day. Checkered details were added to their escort card display and floor plan, as Checkerboards is the name of his squadron. The two of them entered into their reception through a saber arch and proceeded to dance the night away with Cuban cigars to celebrate new beginnings. The night concluded with an epic fireworks show – a sweet surprise from Kat to Chip!
We hope you enjoy their wedding film as much as we do!
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Middleton Place | Event Planning & Design: Karson Butler Events | Photography: KT Merry |Wedding Dress: Mark Zunino for Kleinfeld Bridal | Veil: Pnina Tornai |Brides Shoes: Christian Dior | Hair: Roberto Alarcon |Makeup: Jonny Sherwood, Jonny Cosmetics | Florist: Charleston Stems | Stationery: Smock via The Dandelion Patch | Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy | Signage: Laura Hooper Calligraphy & The Dandelion Patch | Tent, Lighting and Reception Rentals: Snyder Rentals | Pew Rentals: P.E.W. Rentals | Chair Rentals: EventHaus | Linens: La Tavola | Catering: Cru Catering | Wedding Cake: Wedding Cakes by Jim Smeal | Ceremony and Reception Music: D&M Productions | Fireworks: Pyrotecnico | Transportation: Charleston Style Limo | After Party Venue: The Cocktail Club | Cigars: Signature Cigars DC | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: The Wreck
We had the pleasure of documenting Kathleen & Sam’s wedding at the gorgeous Silverbrook Farm in Purcellville, Virginia. Kathleen & Sam’s personalities are both so loving and sweet, and their love for their families showed so much throughout the wedding day. Kathleen was the sixth and final sister to be married, and it was amazing to see how much love and support she had from her sisters. From copper, pennies, and greenery for those who had meant so much to them to a map of Loudoun County, where they call home, there was great care given to preserving their two large families. We were also able to work alongside the talented crew of Events in The City, Holly Chapple Flowers, and Julie Massie Photography. There were so many little moments from this wedding that I loved and the stories that were shared really made the entire wedding fantastic. I’m thrilled to share Kathleen & Sam’s wedding film below!
I met Jon several years ago when I was first starting out in filmmaking. His mom taught art at the middle school I attended, and we later met at a career show for students interested in media. It was humbling that Jon would approach me to capture his wedding and when he mentioned an elopement, I was in. Jon & Cynthia have quite a love for the outdoors and decided to keep things simple (which I love). I was invited to photograph their elopement on top of a mountain at The Point Overlook in The Shenandoah National Park. The location was gorgeous with a stunning view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. My friend, Rev. Claire Goodman of Sacred Ground Ceremonies, conducted the ceremony as the sun set over the valley below.