Blog : October, 2009

Meghann and Janson are Married!!

by JenB

Yesterday at 3:00 Meghann and Janson were married at Blessed Sacrament Church here in Charleston. A reception followed at McCrady’s.  Meghann’s mom is my son Jay’s preschool teacher and I was so honored when she asked me to photograph her daughter Meghann’s wedding.  Meghann and Janson were great to work with, the day was perfect!  After the ceremony, we had a little bit of time to stop at Waterfront park to take some pictures.  My friend Josh Silverman was the dj for the night at McCrady’s and he did such a fabulous job playing great music and getting everyone dancing.  Cheers to Meghann and Janson!!

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Erin and John are Engaged!!

by JenB

Erin and John just moved down to Charleston recently and we took some of these in the very same spot where they got engaged at the Battery.  It was 60 degrees outside, but we all agreed it felt a lot cooler than that.  I had so much fun walking around with them exploring new parts of Charleston that I had not seen before.  This couple has got a great sense of humor and had me cracking up the entire session.  It is going to be a fun wedding in April– I can’t wait!

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Anna and Hunter are Engaged!!

by JenB

This weekend I met Anna, Hunter and their adorable puppy Delilah at the beach for their engagement session.  Hunter and Anna pulled up into the parking lot with this sweet puppy and asked if I would mind if she came along (little did they know I am one of the biggest dog lovers ever :)  This puppy is only 5 months old and I was amazed at how well they had her trained.  It was a crisp fall morning at the beach, but it felt great out there.  I had a great time with Anna, Hunter and Delilah, I can’t wait for the wedding in April!

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The James Simons Literacy Project

by JenB

This morning, I was asked by Laura Moore to come and photograph James Simons Elementary students for a wonderful project she and her son are doing.  (Please read her text below).

“Every child should have a book at home…   But not every child does.

This goal of my project is to give every child who goes to James Simons Elementary a book to keep.  Our family first heard about the need for books at James Simons at Circular Congregational Church when a literacy consultant, Joanne Calhoun, came and spoke to our congregation on Sunday.  Then we went and asked the principal of the school, Lynn Owings, if this project would help, and she said it would.  Then we met with the school’s media director, Kim Livingston, to put together a list of really good books with African American characters and story lines – because ALL of the children who go to James Simons are African American.  I didn’t know how many wonderful books like that there were – and I bet you didn’t either.

The experimental part of my project is to see how far away the link for my project gets forwarded, what other ways people hear about it,  how people choose to give, and what books they select.  I hope each child receives a book to keep and remember forever.  Maybe two.  If we receive more books than that, the library at James Simons still has lots and lots of empty shelves – and Charleston has lots of other elementary schools like James Simons.  The project will run from November 1st, 2009 until February 15th, 2010.”– Laura Moore

Here are some of the images from this morning-the last picture is of Tyre Moore, 8th Grader at Buist Academy who is leading the project.  http://thejamessimonsliteracyproject.weebly.com

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Marcy and Nick are Married!!

by JenB

Last night at 6:00pm on Folly Beach, Marcy and Nick were married!  The day started off bright and sunny, and as we were doing some pre-pictures, clouds starting rolling in.  It rained through the ceremony, but no one cared.  The ceremony was heartfelt and sweet, and the rain stopped and out came the most beautiful rainbow.  Nick and Marcy met while on vacation in Cancun (and that is where the honeymoon will be!).  They had little mini maracas for favors that were so cute!  The garter/bouquet tosses were one of the most memorable wedding moments  I had ever seen– so fun!  Cheers to Marcy and Nick!!

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Rachel and Josh are Married!!

by JenB

At 5:00 last night, Rachel and Josh were married at the William Aiken House here in Charleston.  What a beautiful day it was with Rachel and Josh!  These two and their families were so fun to work with.  Rachel is one of five siblings, and you can tell how close this family is.  It was also Rachels sister’s birthday and they surprised her with a cake during the night.  Lizz and Sara at Southern Protocol www.southernprotocol.com put on a fabulous event.  The colors, the band (Permanent Vacation again–yeah!), the food, everything was absolutely PERFECT!  The flowers were also so pretty, done by Anne at ASB flowers-www.asbflowers.com.

I think you can tell from the dance floor pictures, Permanent Vacation did a fabulous job getting everyone moving!  It was a fun night!  Cheers to Rachel and Josh!

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Elliott and Paul are Married!!

by JenB

Last night at 6:00pm, Elliott and Paul were married at First Scots Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC.  One word for this wedding–WOW!  Elliott was so excited and you could tell how much she and Paul love each other by the way they look at each other.

Not only was Elliott’s dress beautiful, it had pockets too!  Blair Mathis did Elliott’s make-up and it was stunning.   The flowers and event planning were by Doris King who arranged a beautiful reception at the Carolina Yacht club.  Permanent Vacation (which is one of my favorite bands) played on through the evening and they really got the crowd moving.  Elliott and Paul had a rose pedal send off that was followed by a dramatic exit on a boat.  It was night that I will not soon forget!  Congratulations to Paul and Elliott!

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