Ustimchuk Family | Christmas 2017 | The Barn at Poplar Springs Farm | Moore, SC

4 years ago, Tanya and Vitaliy contacted me for the 1st time for a Christmas photo shoot. I remember I was so excited because they were so sweet, and fun.  At that time they only had Rocky, their sweet little dog. Since then I have had the pleasure of capturing them grow as they added Vitaliy Jr. to their family.

We tried a theme last year, cookies and milk. But Jr. even though he was barely walking, did not want to sit, lay, stand or stay still at all. So this year we decided to skip the props. We had to let him run around a bit and get to know the place, before asking him to do anything.  

Mom and Dad had to do some fun things to make Jr. laugh and smile, because out of all the days Tanya told me, he decided to skip his nap. The sun went down and I pulled out a blanket and little led Christmas lights that I have been dying to use with a toddler. Jr. just celebrated his birthday so he thought that the LED’s were candles, and was trying to blow them out, totally melted my heart. And in the end they all did great, and I got all the shots that I wanted to get.

A huge thanks to “The Barn at Poplar Springs Farm” I love this wedding venue for any kind of shoots, especially families. They have so much to offer, from a newly built beautiful red barn, bridal cabin, gorgeous fields, fences, swing bench, tractors and the views especially at sunset are breathe taking. I can go on forever so I’ll stop here lol. So here are some of my favorites from their photo session. Enjoy!

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

Megan Scruggs | Portrait | Spartanburg SC

Megan is such a beautiful girl, inside, and out; I enjoyed every minute of it. She's so full of life, joy, and happiness. We were met by the golden rays of the Carolina's sunset, 85 degrees and fire ants. But... We survived and got some amazing goodness out of it! I hope ya'll enjoy!! "I will walk by faith, even when I can not see"

Makala Miller

It was such a pleasure capturing such a big milestone in Makala's life, graduating high school. I had a blast; she is such a beautiful girl, full of character, and a ball of energy. In between every shot there were jokes, laughs, and trying really hard to keep a straight face.  She has a bright future ahead of her, and I can’t wait to see what accomplishes in the next couple of years. Congratulations miss. Gorgeous! Class of 2016! I can’t wait to capture your next milestone in life.

Brigitte Bartley

"Expand your mind, challenge yourself, learn more, do more and try more. Get enthusiastic, passionate and excited about the unknown. Try something new, visit new places. Simply get out and give it all and you will never stop growing, smiling and loving life." - Brigitte Bartley

This quote describes Brigitte perfectly and the way she lives her everyday life. She has 3 beautiful boy which are sweet, funny, and smart. I enjoyed every min I spend with them. I cant wait to take more pictures of this fun bunch.