Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House

I traveled south at the end of September for what I hoped to be a warm weather escape just as the chilly fall air crept in up north. Unfortunately, that late September week turned out to be unseasonably cold, wet, windy and rainy in Charleston but it didn’t stop me from having an amazing experience at the Bliss & Bokeh retreat. I joined a diverse group of female photographers from all stages of their businesses for three days of networking, styled shoots, business development… and some really delicious southern food!

One of the retreat sponsors, Contax Rentals, joined us for the styled shoots to let all the girls try their medium format film cameras. I rotated between my 85mm lens on my digital camera and the Contax film body… can you tell which is which? Mollie and Will joined us to model for the first of the styled shoots just weeks after their own wedding day. The William Aiken House provided a perfectly charming southern venue for this gorgeous pair!

Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House

I love the green, golds and oranges throughout this perfect fall color palette… and the naked cake! I’m obsessed…

Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House
Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House
Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House
Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House

Fresh fruit decor is always a good decision in my book!

Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House
Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House
Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House
Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House
Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House
Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House
Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House
Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House
Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House
Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House
Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House
Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House
Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House
Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House
Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House

My favorite shot! You two are so adorable!

Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House

Venue: William Aiken House | Florals, Event Design, Decor: Gathering Events |  Charleston Weddings | Desserts, Cake: FISH Restaurant | Rentals: Snyder Events | Cake Stand: Polished! | Chairs: RS Signature | Bridal Gown: Gown Boutique of Charleston | Hair & Makeup: I Do Makeup | Tuxedo & Tie: Charleston Tuxedo  | Photography: Jessica Haley Photography

 

greenwich photography, family photos, fall

Little miss Colby! aka… Cameron’s future girlfriend… stole the show at this cute family shoot in Greenwich. Stacie owns Stacie Shea Events, a premier Greenwich Wedding Planning firm for Connecticut brides, has been a great friend since we met years ago at the very first Stationery Academy. The Shea’s just moved into their new home this fall and the colorful leaves blanketed the neighborhood streets perfectly for a fall family photo shoot with Miss C!

greenwich photography, family photos, fall
greenwich photography, family photos, fall
greenwich photography, family photos, fall
greenwich photography, family photos, fall
greenwich photography, family photos, fall
greenwich photography, family photos, fall
greenwich photography, family photos, fall

I love these family shots on their new front steps!

greenwich photography, family photos, fall
greenwich photography, family photos, fall
greenwich photography, family photos, fall

Hawaiian Watercolor Wedding, Beach Wedding Tips

I’m always so amazed at all the incredible wedding planning and inspiration resources available to brides right now. For beach brides, Beach Wedding Tips is a gorgeous new blog for couples dreaming of saying I Do with their toes in the sand. I’m so honored that our Maui meets New York watercolor inspiration shoot is featured today! To see the full post click here! Thanks Lynn!!

Pride & Prejudice Wedding Inspiration

Brides, if you haven’t checked out Reverie Gallery – a new wedding planning resource filled with gorgeous inspiration – put it on your list! I’m so excited that our Pride & Prejudice styled shoot is up on the new site today!

You can click over to the full feature here…  Thanks Erica for the post!! Can’t wait to see how this site grows!

Kent Manor Inn, Eastern Shore Wedding, Bride & Groom Portraits

I’ve been dying to share this stunning styled shoot from the Historic Kent Manor Inn just across the bay bridge from Annapolis on the eastern shore of Maryland since this summer. Dave and I purchased our first home together when we were engaged in Annapolis so it has a special place in my heart! When Natalie and Krista announced their first Bayside Workshop together, I jumped at the chance to participate. These girls put together a rock star team of vendors to design a beautiful shoot for all of us. Our models, Christine and Kevin, are engaged to be married in 2015 and made the sweetest bride and groom for the Bayside Workshop session. I can’t get over this amazing property and the way the light came through the trees to cast a glow over the entire place… enjoy!!

One of my favorites… that light… aah!

Kent Manor Inn, Eastern Shore Wedding, Bride & Groom Portraits

Katie of Petal and Print crafted one of the most stunning bouquets… I love the natural look of these blooms…

Kent Manor Inn, Eastern Shore Wedding, Bride & Groom Portraits
Kent Manor Inn, Eastern Shore Wedding, Bride & Groom Portraits
Kent Manor Inn, Eastern Shore Wedding, Bride & Groom Portraits
Kent Manor Inn, Eastern Shore Wedding, Bride & Groom Portraits
Kent Manor Inn, Eastern Shore Wedding, Bride & Groom Portraits
Kent Manor Inn, Eastern Shore Wedding, Bride & Groom Portraits
Kent Manor Inn, Eastern Shore Wedding, Bride & Groom Portraits
Kent Manor Inn, Eastern Shore Wedding, Bride & Groom Portraits
Kent Manor Inn, Eastern Shore Wedding, Bride & Groom Portraits
Kent Manor Inn, Eastern Shore Wedding, Bride & Groom Portraits
Kent Manor Inn, Eastern Shore Wedding, Bride & Groom Portraits
Kent Manor Inn, Eastern Shore Wedding, Bride & Groom Portraits
Kent Manor Inn, Eastern Shore Wedding, Bride & Groom Portraits
Kent Manor Inn, Eastern Shore Wedding, Bride & Groom Portraits

Obsessed with Christine’s illusion gown… if I were getting married again… this would be at the top of my list!

Kent Manor Inn, Eastern Shore Wedding, Bride & Groom Portraits
Kent Manor Inn, Eastern Shore Wedding, Bride & Groom Portraits
Kent Manor Inn, Eastern Shore Wedding, Bride & Groom Portraits

One of my favorite shots of the day!

Kent Manor Inn, Eastern Shore Wedding, Bride & Groom Portraits
Kent Manor Inn, Eastern Shore Wedding, Bride & Groom Portraits

Caitlin Moran and Julie Eitner of Kruse and Vieira Events designed a charming southern table inspiration with farm tables and whimsical linens perfectly complementing the garden roses centerpieces with elements of antique gold.

Kent Manor Inn, Eastern Shore Wedding, Garden Roses, Farm Table, Southern Charm
Kent Manor Inn, Eastern Shore Wedding, Garden Roses, Farm Table, Southern Charm
Kent Manor Inn, Eastern Shore Wedding, Garden Roses, Farm Table, Southern Charm
Kent Manor Inn, Eastern Shore Wedding, Garden Roses, Farm Table, Southern Charm
Kent Manor Inn, Eastern Shore Wedding, Garden Roses, Farm Table, Southern Charm
Kent Manor Inn, Eastern Shore Wedding, Garden Roses, Farm Table, Southern Charm
Kent Manor Inn, Eastern Shore Wedding, Garden Roses, Farm Table, Southern Charm

Naked cakes are my latest obsession…

Kent Manor Inn, Eastern Shore Wedding, Garden Roses, Farm Table, Southern Charm, Naked Cake
Kent Manor Inn, Eastern Shore Wedding, Garden Roses, Farm Table, Southern Charm
Kent Manor Inn, Eastern Shore Wedding, Garden Roses, Farm Table, Southern Charm

As a former calligrapher myself, I love the hand lettered invitation suite by Laura Hooper Calligraphy, her work is impeccable!

Kent Manor Inn, Eastern Shore Wedding, Garden Roses, Farm Table, Southern Charm, Calligraphy Invitations
Kent Manor Inn, Eastern Shore Wedding, Garden Roses, Farm Table, Southern Charm, Calligraphy Invitations
Kent Manor Inn, Eastern Shore Wedding, Garden Roses, Farm Table, Southern Charm
Kent Manor Inn, Eastern Shore Wedding, Garden Roses, Farm Table, Southern Charm
Kent Manor Inn, Eastern Shore Wedding, Garden Roses, Farm Table, Southern Charm

As if that wasn’t enough… the table setup for the workshop attendee dinner… is this over the top or what… such a great way to cap off an amazing day! Thanks you guys!!

Bayside Workshop
Bayside Workshop
Bayside Workshop, Blueberry Signature Drink
Bayside Workshop
Bayside Workshop

 

Stylists: Caitlin Moran and Julie Eitner of Kruse and Vieira Events | Florist: Katie of Petal and Print | Hair & Makeup: Up Do’s for I Do’s  | Rentals: XOXO Vintage   &  Party Rental, Ltd. | Bridal Gown: Sarah Seven | Veil & Suit: Annapolis Formal | Papergoods & Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy  | Venue: Historic Kent Manor Inn | Models: Christine & Kevin | Photography: Jessica Haley Photography

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