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Jorge Manuel at Maddison Row

by JenB

Last night at Maddison Row I had the chance to meet and photograph Jorge Manuel www.JorgeManuel.com.  He is here in town with his stunning wedding dresses.  Jorge has a background in architecture and it is obvious when you look at his dresses that it is a major influence in his design.  The dresses are impeccable and have the most beautiful lines and embellishments I have ever seen.  With a slight vintage flair (love love!!) these are just so pretty and unique!  Della at theweddingrow.com asked me to come and photograph the preview party and here are a few images that I took last night.

Also, click the link below to see the Weddings Unveiled Blog in which you can see more of my pictures: http://weddingsunveiledblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/jorge-manuel-preview-party-at-maddison.html

Greg Proposed!!

by JenB

Yesterday I had a little bit of a “stakeout” shoot.  Awhile back Greg emailed me to have me photograph him proposing to Lindsey on their trip to Charleston.  She had no idea that he was going to propose!  He had planned a romantic carriage ride through downtown ending at the Battery.  The plan was that I was going to be there nonchalantly taking pictures of the Gazebo and the park and then as he started proposing start photographing them. She was so surprised and it was perfect- she was totally shocked!  After he proposed Greg had planned for an engagement session (How sweet is he??!!).  Stay tuned for the engagement session.  Here are some from the proposal.  She said “Yes!”

The 2nd Annual Leslie McCravy 5k Benefitting Pethelper’s

by JenB

On Saturday September 11th, the 2nd annual Leslie McCravy 5k to benefit Pethelper’s was held at Folly Beach.  There were so many people that came out to run and donate their time and money to this wonderful cause.  I photographed this event last year and it was a treat for me to be able to do it again this year.  Here are some photos from this special event-

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Leslie’s Parents

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The winner for the second year in a row, Channel 4’s Neville Miller

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Stephanie and Aaron are Married!!

by JenB

On Saturday June 26th at the Citadel Beach House, Stephanie and Aaron were married.  There was a wonderful breeze blowing from off the ocean and the pink and green color scheme Stephanie chose was just too fun!  Her flower girl was pulled in a wagon down the aisle and it was so cute- you could not help but smile!  The vibrant flowers were done by Janice at www.prettypetals.info The event was planned by Charleston Celebrations www.charlestoncelebrations.com and Melissa and her staff were wonderful.  The food was catered by Tom Smith www.tscater.com and everyone was talking about how good it tasted!  The band rocked the crowd and even inspired a basket toss of the bride (a first for me to see at a wedding!)  So fun- no one wanted to go home.   The bride and groom left under a glow stick send off.

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Cynthia Rowley Bridesmaid Launch Party at STEMS

by JenB

Last night, I was lucky enough to attend a beautiful event.  Anytime Anne from STEMS www.charlestonstems.com , Cynthia from Canape www.thecanape.com and Lizz at Southern Protocol www.southernprotocol.com get together to plan something, you know it will be spectacular.  Last night’s Cynthia Rowley Bridesmaid Launch Party at STEMS did not disappoint!  The food, the flowers, the dresses, everything was so pretty and fun to take in.  The event was sponsored by Charleston Weddings Magazine. I also got to see my friend Leigh Webber of Leigh Webber Photography www.ltwebber.com. I am proud to call these wonderful women my friends and fellow female entrepeneurs. Lizz asked me to come and document the event for her and I was honored to do so.  These dresses and shoes can be found here in Charleston at Bella Bridesmaid.

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Carson turns One!

by JenB

Yesterday afternoon I was thrilled to photograph Caron’s first birthday party.  This little guy has a special place in my heart, I had photographed his mom Caycee when she was pregnant with him and have been lucky enough to photograph him again throughout his first year.  Check out how fun of a party they threw for him.  It was a monkey theme– complete with a monkey cake for the guests and a banana cake for Carson to dive into (which he actually did!)  There was a bounce house outside and she even had a yellow and green colored candy bar that was so cute!  Here are a few pictures from the birthday bash.  Happy Birthday Carson!

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The Fur Ball 2009!

by JenB

This last friday, Pet Helpers had it’s annual fundraiser gala.  This year’s theme was “Fur Bollywood”– a fun and colorful night planned by Katie Mehle.  Memminger auditorium was transformed into a Bollywood fantasy.  This is my third year photographing the Fur Ball, and I look forward to it every year.  Tom Crawford and Victoria Hansen from Channel 4 emcee the event.  If you are looking to adopt, please go visit their new shelter on Folly Road.  www.pethelpers.org

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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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Beyond Expectations

by JenB

Kim and Ron at Beyond Expectations Catering www.beyondxpectations.com asked me to come and photograph some of their food and displays tonight.  Beyond Expectations always does an impressive job.  Ron’s displays are like nothing I have ever seen before.  The fish are carved out of melon and look so realistic, with gills and all.  Kim told me it takes hours for Ron to carve the cheese fortress and I believe it.  The food was so pretty, it was hard to imagine anyone eating it.

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