Another Birthday | Personal Post Greenville, SC

It seems like just yesterday we were watching our son say his first word, take his first step, and yell “Don’t let go!! Don’t let go!!!” when he was learning to ride a bike… I can’t believe that my baby just turned 9 years old!!!

I remember being heartbroken when I found out that I couldn’t have kids; excited and freaked out when I found out I was pregnant because it was not possible, and beyond overjoyed when I held him for the very first time. He has been the biggest blessing in my life, and I Thank God each and every day for giving me such an amazing, sweet and wonderful gift!! Don’t get me wrong he still frustrates me and doesn’t listen at times but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.   

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The other night while I was flipping thru our family pictures I realized how fast time goes by, and I really need to make more of an effort to be in each moment the good and the bad. Looking at the pictures I didn’t see or feel the things we were stressed about or our frustrations. All I felt was the joy and the warm feelings, how cute he was the silly things he was doing. So with tears in my eyes and a huge smile on my face; I want to let you all know we made it 9 whole years with God’s wisdom, grace and mercy! And I pray every day for more of it!!

One of my goals for this year is to get our family pictures printed. Make books and plaster pictures all over my house; one can never have enough.  So that even on a bad or stressful day, I can come home, see those pictures and a smile would come to my face.

Alyssa Duwe | Senior Photographer | Furman University | Greenville South Carolina

Graduating is a life changing adventure. Alyssa is a stunning young lady who is starting this new and exciting chapter in her life. Ralph Emerson said “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.” Have a blast making new memories and changing lives.  Congratulations sweet girl! I’m excited to share my favorite images from this senior shoot. Class of 2018!!!

Location: Furman University - Greenville, SC

Hair: Uptown Salon - Greenville, SC

Moore, SC | Engagement Photography | Sergey + Talina | Proposal

When I asked Talina to help me with a stylized photoshoot she did not expect to become an engaged lady by the end of the night!! Her sweet boyfriend came to me and asked what we can do so that she would not suspect that he will propose to her. So we decided on a stylized shoot, and a huge thanks to all the amazing vendors that helped make that special night happen.

It rained the whole day and on the way to the farm we were all praying that it would stop for at least a little bit. Guess what?!?!?! It stopped!!! We were able to get some amazing shots before Serge got on one knee and popped the question. At first she thought that it was part of the photoshoot. But that didn’t last for too long since her best friend which came to help was yelling at her from behind me “THIS IS FOR REAL!!!! ITS FOR REAL!!!!” it was absolutely cute when it finally hit her, and they shared a very sweet moment together, right before it turned dark outside and we went into the barn for a little picnic shoot. Right as we were leaving it started to rain again, what a blessed day and amazing experience it was for me to be a part of that moment and capture it for this amazing couple!!

Farm   -   https://www.thebarnatpoplarspringsfarm.com/

Decor-  https://www.instagram.com/your__special__day/

Makeup-  https://www.instagram.com/makeupbymarinabuzyan/

Chairs-  http://www.noblerentals.com/

SPARTANBURG, SC WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER | LUDA & ANDREY

Back in September I had the pleasure of capturing Luda and Andrey’s beautiful wedding in Spartanburg, SC.  They are so much fun, always laughing, joking and having a good time. I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day and working with the bridal party was such a blast, they were all on a different level of high and excitement.

The wedding decor was the perfect balance between rustic and glamorous with soft whites, eggplant, accents of gold and OMG the floral design!! Check out some of my favorites! 

And a BIG thank you to Ilona Savich for the beautiful hair and makeup.

Morning location: Converse Collage Spartanburg SC

Evening location: Falls Park Greenville SC