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Johnson Wedding | Greenville SC Wedding Photographer {The Cliffs at Glassy | Pumpkintown Opry House}

Brides often ask me what happens if I get sick on the day of their wedding.  To date, I have yet to miss a wedding.  Despite having my gallbladder removed a few weeks prior unexpectedly, this couple had nothing to stress about–my assistant and I were able to capture every moment for them!

When I first spoke with Jacqueline on the phone about her wedding, I had goosebumps while listening to her engagement story and the wedding plans. I LOVE military weddings as my husband was also in the military for six years.  We met them in early June at the chapel at The Cliffs at Glassy, one of my favorite venues.

You may notice her ear rings are in the shape of paper airplanes (see below).  When these two were dating they wrote letters to each other and called them “paper airplanes”.  This theme was carried throughout their wedding and it was so creative!

I love a good pair of heels.

I love having an experienced second shooter work with me at weddings.   My second shooter for the day was able to capture some

great detail shots including the USA iPhone at the ceremony.

The expression in the bride’s father’s face here is priceless.

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military wedding at the cliffs

Her dress was absolutely gorgeous.  I loved the lace and flower details.

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Check out these cute navy bridesmaid dresses.

Jacqueline has the sweetest personality and was very relaxed throughout the day.  Justin’s strength and courage were displayed through his uniform, yet his gentleness towards his new wife was seen as they interacted. You could tell they were able to enjoy every moment, and their love for each other was inspirational.

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 These portraits were taken at one of the worst times of day for outdoor lighting.  Another important reason to hire a professional who can work in all lighting conditions.

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Their reception was at the Pumpkintown Opry House in Pickens SC.  The beginning of the reception was held inside the theater.  Despite another challenging lighting situation (all black walls and curtains with limited ambient light), we were able to capture some dramatic, gorgeous images.  They incorporated a foot washing service at the reception to demonstrate their servant hearts for each other.

First Dances

The reception continued outside with a contra band and contra dancing.  What a fun idea and great way to get everyone dancing!

We were able to sneak away during sunset to capture a few more gorgeous portraits.

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Congrats Justin and Jacqueline.  Thanks for letting us be a part of your special day!

This wedding was also featured on the Greenville SC Wedding101 blog here: http://greenville.wedding101.net/blog/2013/06/24/real-wedding-jacqueline-justin-by-seek-joy-photography/  Be sure to check out Wedding101!

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Photography: Seek Joy Photography

Second Shooter: Todd Williams

Ceremony Venue: The Cliffs at Glassy Mountain

Reception Venue: Pumpkintown Opry House

Invitations and Stationery: Minted Invitations

Flowers: Jillian Boltin

Bridal Attire: Handmade Watters and Watters replica dress

Bridesmaid Attire: H&M

Hair and Makeup: Cotton Rouge

Jewelry & Accessories: Etsy (airplane earrings)

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Marine Corps Dress Blues

Ceremony Music: Johanna and Rich Pressley

Officiant: Pastor Jonathan Wrightson

Caterer: Bucky’s Barbecue

Cake: Elaina Coria-Fluet

Reception Music: Blue Ridge Rounders

Out of Town Accommodations: The Table Rock Inn -

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Ava & Charlie {Greenville, SC Child Photographer | Falls Park}

I have been looking forward to these two cuties for a while now.  I’ve had the honor of photographing this family for several years and I love watching them grow up and change.  I first met Ava when she was about 3 months old; I cannot believe she is already 3!  There are many benefits in having a family photographer  that follows you throughout the years.  For example, Ava and Charlie are familiar with me; they trust me and so does their mom.  When Charlie spoke of his favorite car that he lost at Falls Park a few months prior, I knew exactly which car he was referring too as he used to carry it around in his pocket at several prior photo shoots.

I met up with Ava and Charlie at Falls Park in downtown Greenville, SC one sunny afternoon; I was able to find some shade to soften the images from the harsher light.  I shot most of these images “wide open” with my 85 mm lens and they turned out just beautiful.  I had a great time with these two and glad they were even able to enjoy some ice cream from Spill the Beans while taking turns for their photo shoot.  Enjoy!

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sibling portrait at falls park

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Erica Maternity Session| Greenville, SC Newborn Photographer

I had the chance to celebrate my birthday this past weekend with one of my best friends who happens to have the same birthday as well!  Erica and I have been friends since we went to Erskine College.  She was a great suitemate and I have enjoyed seeing our friendship grow over the years.  I am so excited that she and Christian are expecting their first baby girl.  Erica will be an amazing mom (she is even making her own cloth diapers!) and I know this baby girl will be raised in a wonderful home.  I cannot wait to meet Baby E in a few weeks for her newborn photography once she arrives.  Thank you E.J. for letting me be a part of this wonderful miracle!

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