Wednesday, April 29, 2009
It was a PERFECT DAY in Myrtle Beach as we arrived at the DiSabato home to begin pictures of one of the most STUNNING brides I have ever photographed. Even though her hair took longer than planned and she was running over 30 minutes late, Ashley Bresser literally BOUNCED out of the car as she squeeled with excitement! She waved at me as she passed and ran into the house to get into her dress.
Most brides would have been FRANTIC about the lost time...but not Ashley! She just smiled and quickly stepped into her dress, slipped on her shoes, spritzed on purfume, and donned her two garters, veil and a lucky penny in her shoe put there by her mother. All the while she just kept saying how EXCITED she was that she was marrying Greg!
She arrived at St. Andrews Catholic Church greeted by friends and families who "oohed and ahhed" at her grace and "celebrity-like" style! Ashley was cool as a cucumber as she stepped out of the limo onto the red carpet infront of the church waving at the admiring crowd around her.
Inside the church surrounded by his wonderfully supportive and stately groomsmen, stood Greg DiSabato. It is so heartwarming to enter a church and immediately feel the love of the couple you are about to photograph. With his nervous and excited anticipation about marrying Ashley, Greg was surprisingly calm as well!
The foyer was "a-buzz" with pinning of boutonnieres, handing out of programs and seating of guests as the groomsmen made a "wall" for Ashley to sneak into the church without being seen by her future husband.
Everything went perfectly...from the beautiful service lead by Monsignor Roth, the cooperation of the families and bridal party for formal pictures, the fun we had cutting up with the bridal party at the Ocean Club at Grande Dunes, the relaxed atmosphere at cocktail hour and the wonderful entertainment of the Big Band at the always-enchanting Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.
It was a joy to see Ashley and Greg so in love and enthusiastic about starting their life together. We truly enjoyed capturing the fresh, fun and animated pictures of their day! We hope you all enjoy a few of our favorites!
Congratulations Ashley and Greg! We wish you the BEST!
Saturday, April 25, 2009
On Saturday, April 11, 2009, Sommer and I had the pleasure of shooting the wedding of Heather Dale and Joseph Douglas in Charleston, SC.
The day could not have been better with it's bright blue sky and puffy white clouds! The ceremony was held at the stately Summerall Chapel on the Campus of The Citadel and the reception was downtown Charleston at the Old Exchange Building.
Both the families and friends were a joy to work with. (Especially the Camera Hogs...Kelly!!!) Thanks to all for making our job so much fun! We especially enjoyed the country clogging and the group serenade done by Heather, Joe and some of their closest friends toward the end of the night!
Congratulations to Heather and Joe!