I love all kinds of weddings. Big, traditional, out of the box, indoor, outdoor…it doesn’t matter to me, I love it all. Elopements, though, have a special place in my heart. An elopement was truly my dream wedding, but I didn’t want to have to be strict about who was and wasn’t able to be there, so we had a small but traditional wedding in a beautiful art gallery I had worked in for years. In the back of my head, though, I still longed for the simple sweet beach elopement with lots of fun portraits after our intimate I do’s. Now, I get the pleasure of photographing my dream wedding for a few select clients each year!
Misty and David found me through their incredible planner, Aimee, of Amanda Rose Weddings. Aimee is the BEST and I absolutely love when she and I get to work together. We both love these special elopements, and we get so excited when we get to team up on them. Misty and David wanted a short ceremony—it was six minutes in total—followed by beautiful couples portraits all around their resort, the amazing Omni Hilton Head. We had an absolute ball creating these images before they headed off to a romantic dinner alone to celebrate before going on a honeymoon cruise the next day. I may or may not have spent the entire time attempting to convince them to move to Beaufort so we can hang out all the time.
Yes, I absolutely did do that. Tennessee is cool, but Beaufort is more cool and I love when my clients can also be my friends! You can see how much fun we had together by how at ease and joyful this beautiful couple is in their photographs. I cannot wait to see their prints and how they display it all in their home! Just wait until you see the final few images. David asked me, “Can we have one shot that looks like it could be a mafia movie poster, all glam and serious and high contrast?” Um. Of course we can do that. I aim to please. It’s the absolute perfect image for a large canvas in a bold frame on a mantle. I am still in love with it, a month later.