Here’s a little something to perk up your Wednesday.
Archive for June, 2011
Oh, Kiawah! How I love to photograph at your perfectly manicured properties that have to-die-for views. I even love the 30 mile drive to get there, the road curves through the oaks and back in time.
Kiawah Island is special to both Bowdre and Rob and was the perfect destination for their wedding. These two have lots of style and the weekend kicked off with their rehearsal dinner held at the Ocean Course. The outdoor cocktail hour included several special beers that were on tap, courtesy of Bowdre’s brother who is a beer aficionado. Perhaps the highlight of the night were their dear friends who had a lot of fun, loving and hilarious things to say about them during the toasts.
Congrats Bowdre and Rob!
Last night, Bryan and I got to indulge in something we haven’t done in a year or so, we went out on a date! It was, ironically, his Father’s Day gift (from me more than Seamus) to take him for a night out on the town.
First up was the bar at Husk, which we’d heard so much about. Over a Monkey Gland (a 1920’s flagship cocktail of Harry’s New York Bar in Paris France: Chilled Bombay gin, hand squeezed orange juice, and raspberry syrup served up with a rinse of Benedictine) for me and a Coast Milk Stout for the mister, we talked about our new lives as parents and our bucket lists as we nibbled on some smelly cheese.
Thank goodness for our dear babysitter Elizabeth who surprised us with a photo of our little man sleeping. That made it easier to stop wondering what he was up to and get back to acting like young’ens out on a date. Next up, Bin 152. The atmosphere there is very European and the late evening light filtering in through the big storefront windows made me wish I had my real camera, not just an iPhone.
The sun went down and we made our way to FIG, where we indulged in one more set of cocktails before sitting down for dinner. My favorite part was the little yellow star cut from the rind of a lemon that decorated my Marfa Daisy. Dinner was of course divine and some very generous friends had given us a gift certificate to use there, so there was no holding back.
Like all the brides and grooms I see on Saturday nights, we stepped into a Charleston Black Cab for the ride home. It felt decadent and an excellent way to celebrate parenthood.
I was excited to see Michelle and Alan’s engagement album at their wedding. I had taken their photos back in November and we put together an 11×14 Engagement Album for them with plenty of space for guests to sign.
This is a wonderful way to put your engagement photos to use and it’s a lot more personal than having them sign a coffee book on Charleston. I was so happy to see that their engagement album was full of love and well wishes and I hope that they cherish it for a lifetime!
If you’d like to see a slideshow of the engagement album lay out, here it is: Michelle & Alban Engagment Album Design
I love this time of year. It’s summer, the ocean is perfect for swimming and I get to spend a lot of evening out on the beach photographing. It’s really not a bad life.
Add to that the fact that the Isle of Palms finally repealed their professional photography ban on the beach and it’s an even better feeling. You see, they used to ban family photo sessions as that fell into a “no commercial business on the beach” rule. But we’re past that now and it’s fun to be out on the Isle of Palms and Wild Dunes taking photos!
I had a lot of fun with this family and their little girl. Kids remind us to be a little more free, energetic and to have fun with life. (The promise of a chocolate ice cream cone as a reward doesn’t hurt either.)