The Gorman Family // Charleston Family Portraits

Lindsey emailed me a little while back about doing some family pictures before Christmas, and she really wanted to have fall color in the background. Yeah that sounds awesome! Until I started looking around and realized that Charleston doesn’t really get fall color. Sure every so often there will be a tree with some red or yellow, but for the most part there are a ton of evergreens and the hardwoods all change at different times. I was getting kind of frustrated (especially when I went through Georgia on my way to visit family and all the trees were gorgeous), but then Lindsey said she had found a good spot in her neighborhood! This is some of the best fall color I’ve seen around here! (If you think that’s sad, just remember that we’ll be visiting the beach while you’re still wearing long johns :-) )

Oh and did I mention that Grace is three months old now? It’s crazy how fast she’s grown!

Lindsey, I love your yellow pants!

Little Grace still likes to dance =)

She may be little, but she has deep thoughts!

Titus // Seattle Baby Photography

My big brother is in the Navy, so he and his family live in the very green, very wet state of Washington. Due to the nearly three thousand miles, school, and getting married, I hadn’t had a chance to visit them yet. Then, about a week before my wedding, they had little baby Titus, whom I was anxious to meet! Our mom went out to visit while Trey and I were on our honeymoon, but thankfully grandmas like to see their grandbabies often, so I was able to tag along on the most recent trip :-) . It was awesome! Very cold and wet? Yes, but also incredibly green with so many independent little shops. It was really great to be able to spend so much time with Rick, Chelsea, and the baby. They moved right after their wedding two years ago, so this was my first really extended time with them as a family.

Rick & Chelsea, y’all are awesome! Thank you for being such wonderful hosts. I had a great time, and I’m so excited to see how your family grows over the years. I hope you love your pictures!

The giant bear may have been a not-so-subtle attempt to buy my nephew’s affections ;-)

First grandbaby! (Thanks for taking all the pressure off, Rick :-) )

There’s nothing that inspires smiles quite as much as bouncing in a doorway swing!

Or getting tickled by Daddy!

Alyssa & Wes // Charleston Couples Photography

I have driven past this location several times in the past couple of months and often just as the evening light was setting the purple grass on fire. “Man,” I thought to myself. “How awesome would that parking lot full of grass look with a gorgeous couple standing in the middle of it?” But then what were the chances I could convince someone that shooting in a parking lot would be beautiful?

Alyssa had mentioned that her and Wes wanted anniversary pictures. Originally we were thinking Mempkin Abbey (also stunning), but due to the distance, closing time, and Wes’s work schedule it wasn’t going to work out. I threw out a couple of alternatives and they picked the park! Yay!

Alyssa & Wes, y’all are awesome! I always love our shoots, and I hoped you’re as stoked about these pictures as I am. I wish you much happiness and love in the years to come!

They brought their wedding cake and some Starbucks to share! =)

Elizabeth & Andrew // Charleston Couples Photography

Saturday morning broke cold. Really cold for South Carolina. But it was better than the hurricane we were having the previous weekend, so we pushed through. This is Elizabeth & Andrew almost six months into marriage! Together we learned that it takes almost an hour for the sun to get over the tops of fully grown pine trees, and that Andrew is only ticklish when he wants to be =)

Charleston Couples Photography

Charleston Couples Photography

Charleston Couples Photography

Charleston Couples Photography

Charleston Couples Photography

Charleston Couples Photography

Charleston Couples Photography

Charleston Couples Photography

Charleston Couples Photography

Charleston Couples Photography

Charleston Couples Photography

Charleston Couples Photography

Charleston Couples Photography

Charleston Portrait Photography

Sarah // Charleston Senior Portraits

I had such a blast working with Sarah on this shoot! Her mom actually mentioned Mepkin Abbey as a really great portrait location during the summer, but I hadn’t had a chance to get out there yet. Then Sarah needed senior pictures and specifically requested the abbey, so I knew I needed to check it out. I went a couple days ahead of time just to get a feel for what we could do (and because I always underestimate how long it takes to get to a new location). I was floored! Fields of tall grass and wildflowers, moss draped oaks, wooded paths, a lake… it was photographer heaven!

Sarah, thank you for showing me the abbey. I hope you love your pictures!

Charleston Senior Portriats

Charleston Senior Portriats

Charleston Senior Portriats

Charleston Senior Portriats

Charleston Senior Portriats

Charleston Senior Portriats

Girl, you are so gorgeous!

Charleston Senior Portriats

Charleston Senior Portriats

Charleston Senior Portriats

Charleston Senior Portriats

Charleston Senior Portriats

Charleston Senior Portriats

Charleston Senior Portriats

Charleston Senior Portriats

Charleston Senior Portriats

Charleston Senior Portriats

Charleston Senior Portriats

Charleston Senior Portriats

When we were done with the shoot, we went to check out this cotton field that I had discovered on my first visit. I’m not very familiar with cotton or farming in general, but all of the cotton I’d seen before was brown by the time the cotton balls showed up, so I asked my resident farm boy about it when I got home. He started asking a bunch of questions about the leaves and stuff, so I wanted to take some pictures to show that I wasn’t crazy. He said that it’s definitely cotton, but it shouldn’t still be green or be nearly so tall. Can any plant experts out there explain this? Are there different species of cotton? Have the monks cultivated something new?

Charleston Senior Portriats

The Barden Family // Waterfront Park Photography

Justin and Monica met me at Waterfront Park just after sunrise with little Sophia. This family was so fun to work with! Justin and Monica were naturals in front of the camera, and Sophia had more than enough energy to wake us all up. Plus she thought pineapple fountain was the coolest thing ever!

Waterfront Park Photography

I am naturally a night owl, so I love that my job keeps me from missing so many beautiful sunrises.

Charleston Family Photography

Charleston Family Photography

Charleston Family Photography

Charleston Children Photography

Charleston Family Photography

Charleston Family Photography

Charleston Family Photography

Charleston Family Photography

Charleston Children Photography

Charleston Family Photography

Charleston Children Photography

I asked Monica if Sophia liked to airplane. I was thinking about when my dad used to lift me up over his head so I could “fly,” but Sophia started running around with her arms out and it was so much cuter than what I had planned!

Charleston Children Photography

Charleston Children Photography

Charleston Family Photography

Charleston Family Photography

Cora // Charleston Plantation Photography

When Kristin and I met up to plan Cora’s 1 year old shoot, she brought the little charmer along, and I could instantly tell this was going to be great. Cora was full of smiles, giggles and adorably chubby cheeks throughout our meeting, and she didn’t disappoint when it came time for pictures.

Kristin & Jon, it was such a pleasure photographing you and your little girl. I hope you love England =)

Charleston Baby Photography

Charleston Baby Photography

Charleston Baby Photography

See? Full of smiles!

Charleston Baby Photography

Charleston Baby Photography

Plantation Portrait Photography

Charleston Baby Photography

Plantation Portrait Photography

Charleston Baby Photography

Plantation Portrait Photography

Charleston Family Photography

Charleston Family Photography

First Birthday Photography

Cora really loved her birthday balloons.

First Birthday Photography

Plantation Portrait Photography

And she’s also an avid reader =)

Charleston Family Photography

Charleston Baby Photography

Grace // Charleston Baby Photography

Grace Elizabeth Gorman was born August 6, 2012 and at four weeks she is one of the cutest, most expressive babies I’ve ever met!

Teddy & Lindsey, it was so much fun hanging out with y’all and photographing your precious daughter. I hope you love the pictures =)

Charleston Baby Photography

Charleston Baby Photography

Charleston Baby Photography

Look at that girl smile!

Charleston Baby Photography

Charleston Baby Photography

Charleston Baby Photography

Charleston Baby Photography

Charleston Baby Photography

Charleston Baby Photography

Charleston Baby Photography

Charleston Baby Photography

Charleston Baby Photography

Charleston Baby Photography

When Grace woke up she did a little dance ;-)

Charleston Baby Photography

Charleston Baby Photography

Charleston Baby Photography

Charleston Baby Photography

Charleston Baby Photography

Crazy face!

Charleston Baby Photography

And she goes diva. See, I told you she was expressive.

Charleston Pet Photography

And here’s one of Lexi for being such a good dog =)

 

Zerlinna // Charleston Portrait Photography

I met Z the summer she got engaged. It was before I met Trey, so I remember asking her during a girls’ night how she knew Cameron was the one. I asked several people that question while growing up, but her answer was the only one that stuck with me, and affected the way I dated. See, Z is a GI nurse which makes discussing work over dinner a bit questionable, but God had His own plan in mind. The way she knew Cameron was the one: they were comfortable talking about poop together!

It’s been over two years since that girls’ night, and now Cameron and Z are happily married with baby Lucy only a few months away. Just wait until you see their adorable nursery!

Charleston Maternity Photography

Charleston Maternity Photography

Charleston Maternity Photography

Charleston Maternity Photography

See how she’s cracking up? Yeah I’m hilarious ;-)

Charleston Maternity Photography

Charleston Maternity Photography

Dang girl!!

Charleston Maternity Photography

Charleston Maternity Photography

Charleston Maternity Photography

Charleston Maternity Photography

Charleston Maternity Photography

Z had one of the girls at church paint a beautiful Lion King mural over Lucy’s crib.

Charleston Maternity Photography

Charleston Maternity Photography

Charleston Maternity Photography

Amanda & Phil // Charleston Battery Photography

Amanda and Phillip moved to North Charleston while I was studying abroad in Germany last year. I remember Trey telling me that the Focus band had a new girl drummer, and I admit that I was picturing dyed hair and tattoos. You can understand, then, why I didn’t make the connection when I finally got to meet her and her husband ;-)

Amanda and Phillip I had such a great time with yall, and I really enjoyed getting to know you better. I hope you love the pictures!

Charleston Couples Photography

Charleston Couples Photography

Charleston Couples Photography

Charleston Couples Photography

Charleston Couples Photography

When I asked them where they wanted to do the session, they jumped at the idea of the Charleston Battery because it was the first place they swing danced together after moving here from New York.

Charleston Couples Photography

Charleston Couples Photography

Charleston Couples Photography

Titanic!

Charleston Couples Photography

Charleston Couples Photography

Charleston Couples Photography

Charleston Couples Photography

Charleston Couples Photography

Charleston Couples Photography

Charleston Couples Photography

Phil wanted a picture with the Gatling Gun :-)

Charleston Couples Photography

Charleston Couples Photography

Charleston Couples Photography

Charleston Couples Photography

Amanda was rocking some killer red heels so we gave them some special attention :-)

Charleston Couples Photography

Charleston Couples Photography

Charleston Couples Photography

Charleston Couples Photography

Charleston Couples Photography

Charleston Couples Photography

Charleston Couples Photography

Charleston Couples Photography

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