The Bickham Family: Part 2- Charleston SC Family Photographer

she makes me feel like home’s not so far away
she feels like Carolina”
-Parmaleethe 2nd part of their photos was more of a mad dash around the city that Anna grew up in than a quiet morning exploring the beach. She had a handful of spots that were especially significant to her, which is where she wanted to do photos. She hand picked every single spot you see below, and I’m just glad we were able to get them all in before the sun went down! :) love how the pink on the trees perfectly matches Shelby’s shirt :)man oh man, if you could have seen me trying to balance my camera bag on one shoulder, holding Harper in the other arm, AND trying to take an in-focus photo all at the same time… i’m pretty sure it was quite the sight to see!oooh this baby girl. she’s been wrapped around my finger from day one. her little leg rolls in this next photo just melt me completely! sweet, sweet baby: LOVE those wispy little curls above her ears :) quite possibly my favorite shot of the 4 of them from the whole day. i love Shelby’s laughter in this one :)love this sassy, beautiful little girl: Happy Tuesday!

The Bickham Family- Charleston SC Family Photographer

“and the ocean taught her how to drown in all things bigger than herself. the ocean loved her and knew everything that made her. and every time she’d walk to the shore, she’d smile at the ocean because the waves told her story.” – R.M. DrakeThis sweet Shelby girl has more personality packed into her little body than anyone else I know :) She climbed up in this little nook and promptly decided to strike a pose for the camera, as seen in that image on the left ;)
one of my favorites:this girl is completely her mama’s child, she would have stayed right here splashing in the water all day if she could have had her way:don’t get me wrong I love a good sunset for photos, but sometimes an overcast morning is just as magical:
I think this is their “we’re SO excited to be in Charleston!!” faces… or something along those lines ;) oooh the curls, they melt me every time! Harper’s little tongue sticking out just my be my favorite part of this next photo:so many times over the few days I was there Harper would reach out for Shelby like she just needed a hug from her big sister: I’m so thankful when clients/friends value both photos and places enough to combine the two and allow me to take their family portraits in places that mean so much to them. Stay tuned for part 2 of their Charleston portrait session tomorrow :) You can also go back and see their last family portrait session HERE! :) Happy Monday!

Tielor and Kathleen- Belmont Country Club Wedding Photographer

“I will give you this, my love, and I will not bargain or barter any longer. I will love you, as sure as He has loved me. I will discover what I can discover and though you remain a mystery, save God’s own knowledge, what I disclose of you I will keep in the warmest chamber of my heart, the very chamber where God has stowed Himself in me. And I will do this to my death, and to death it may bring me.

I will love you like God, because of God, mighted by the power of God. I will stop expecting your love, demanding your love, trading for your love, gaming for your love. I will simply love. I am giving myself to you, and tomorrow I will do it again… God risked Himself on me. I will risk myself on you. And together, we will learn to love, and perhaps then, and only then, understand this gravity that drew Him, unto us.
-Donald Millerlove these next two photos that Joseph took of Kathleen:I’ve always noticed how the moment when everything really sinks in is the moment the dress goes on. It all becomes real. It’s happening. All the months of planning and preparation are finally over, and it’s time to put the dress on for REAL this time. It’s a beautiful moment, one that always brings forth a lot of emotions from excitement to feeling overwhelmed, and usually results in a few tears shared between all of us :)Kathleen, you made the most gorgeous bride! This little man took his job very seriously! :) real, authentic moments like this are what stop me in my tracks. I love everything about this photo as Kathleen and her dad reached the front of the church to meet Tielor:Joseph’s view on the left, mine on the right:married!! thanks to Joseph for grabbing this shot: quite possibly my favorite moment of the day was when we hijacked a ton of golf carts with the bridal party and headed down the road for wedding party photos! This little guy was QUITE mistaken when he thought he got to drive ;) He put his foot on the pedal for a split second and nearly crashed into the one in front of him! How adorable is her little toothless smile?! thanks to Joseph for these next two photos:oooh man, these guys were all kinds of fun…
I really would have stayed right here with Kat and Tielor ALL day if we could have gotten away with it! Weeping willow trees are my faaaavorite! you can see my angle above, and Joseph’s below:these next two are both Joseph’s and they are some of my favorites of the day! Kathleen and Tielor, you both made our job SO very easy :) lookin’ good, sir! one of my absolute favorite photos from Kathleen and Tielor’s engagement session was one similar to this, and I knew we had to sort of re-create it on their wedding day too :)love, love, LOVE!thanks to Joseph for this shot of Kathleen’s gorgeous bouquet, and the very important people she carried with her on her wedding day: my shot on the left, Joseph’s on the right:Belmont Country Club was full of gorgeous spots around the property for photos… I seriously could have done portraits of these two ALL day long!a few reception details:Thank you both letting us be a part of your day! Hope you are enjoying every minute of St Lucia! :) 

Wedding Dress- White Swan Bridal: Coco Anais
Florist- J.Morris Flowers
Ceremony- St. Veronica Catholic Church
Reception- Belmont Country Club
Reception DJ- MSE Productions
Cake- Wanda’s Cakes
Bridesmaids Dresses- David’s Bridal
Groomsmen Attire- Best Bridals
Invitations- Paper Talk USA
Hair and Makeup- CC Salon

July 18, 2014 - 4:22 pm Beth Proudfoot - You captured perfectly the emotion and beauty of the day. Kathleen and Tielor are lucky to have these amazing photos!

Meet Natalie Claire- Reston VA Newborn Photographer

“and now, he’s wrapped around her finger
she’s the center of his whole world
and his heart belongs to that sweet, little, beautiful, wonderful, perfect
All-American girl.”
- Carrie Underwood
Natalie didn’t want to miss any of the action! love how she is looking at Joe in this one :)Alexa’s mom made this rainbow blanket for Natalie, it’s exactly like one that Alexa had as a baby!
and this little loch ness monster was one of the very first things they purchased after they found out they were expecting :)one of my favorite portraits of these beautiful ladies…my favorite! :)
Happy Wednesday!

Meet Hazel Mae- Leesburg VA Newborn Photographer

“How does someone so small
hold my heart so tightly
I don’t even know you
I love you completely.”
- JJ Heller
Piper’s gorgeous curls bouncing around while she “jumps the sillies out” might be one of my new favorite things ever…miss Hazel Mae was determined to stay awake and not miss any of the action. good thing we’re extra patient :) these sleepy baby shots are totally worth waiting them out! I absolutely loved how bright and cheerful their bedroom was! it made the most perfect backdrop :) this next one is one of my absolute favorites from their session:snuggles for baby sister :)Piper had absolutely NO fear jumping right in the middle of her pups playing. They are so sweet and gentle with her, and she had these doggies in line doing exactly what she wanted them to and playing the game her way! :) too funny!sweet little profile:be still my heart!!Piper was so sweet with Hazel, and more than willing to dish out lots of kisses! :)
3 generations :)Happy Monday! :)

July 15, 2014 - 9:15 pm Grandma - You find the cutest kids! Your talent shines! xoxoxoxo