Where to begin?! Photographing Kelsey & Devan's lovely wedding (and engagement session!) was extra fun because of the history we have with them. Devan was Jeff's basketball coach his senior year in high school- over four years ago!Read More
Couples like Samantha + Kyle not only get us super stoked about their wedding (as engagement sessions always do!), but they also feed our creative hearts. A vintage inspire session in the heart of historic downtown Charleston?! What more could we hope for?
This January day was perfect. Not to chilly (but really, when is it ever 'too cold' in Charleston?), and the sun poked out just right behind the clouds to give the most dreamy lighting. There was flocks of people (because perfect day = crowded streets) but from the way Kyle + Samantha were so in tune, you would have never known!
This past New Years Eve was pretty much a long giant party for us! We got to celebrate the coming of 2016 with Sydney + Taylor, one of the most fun couples we've had the pleasure of meeting!
From the gorgeous architecture of a 18th century church to the known and loved scenery at Alhambra Hall, Sydney + Taylor's wedding seriously was straight out of a fairytale.
Although the forecast called for 90% rain all day, the clouds held out until long after we were partying it up in the reception- and actually stayed out long enough for us to capture some gorgeous photos of the happy couple + their wedding party!
And seriously, the first look with her bridesmaids was just the sweetest!
And of course, the ceremony! Heartfelt + beautiful.
And, naturally, everyone ended the night with an AMAZING party.
What better way to kick off the New Year than with these photos of an absolutely beautiful bride!? We had the immense pleasure of spending New Years Eve (and welcoming 2016!) with Sydney + Taylor- so it's only fitting that she's the first bride we show off this year!
We spent time with Sydney and her mother back in October to snag some photos of her all dolled up in her dress- and have been itching to share them ever since! Sydney has such a special charm about her that makes you believe you've walked into a real-life fairy tale.
2015 flew by so fast! It seems like just yesterday, 2015 was around the corner and we were gearing up for a New Year. At that time, we had only been in business for a month, and were anxious about 2015. How many weddings would we get the chance to shoot? How many new and interesting families would we meet? Would people continue to like our work as we grew as photographers?
Our first 'big' event was a gorgeous vintage-inspired wedding at Alhambra Hall. It was the perfect first introduction for what large weddings entailed and looked like for us- and we fell completely in love with every aspect of the wedding day.
After that wedding, spring came and went oh so fast. We had our share of ups and downs. Some mistakes were made and new experiences were shared. Because of these springtime 'growing pains', Woven Strands Photography became better then we could have hoped for. All of our spring brides took a chance on us, and for that we are oh so grateful.
During this time, we found out we were pregnant with our first child! We were worried about our future couples and how they would react, and how our business would fare, but our summer & fall brides embraced our growing family and trusted us still to document their beautiful days. These fall & summer weddings is when our style finally came to completion. Photo-journalistic, bright & airy with a hint of drama.
In October, we welcomed our new baby, Joy Elise. In those months following, we took a break from the intensity of weddings and got to focus on the families who choose us to document their lives.
Tonight, the final night of 2015, we pick up where we started. We're joining a beautiful couple tonight at Alhambra Hall to celebrate their 'I do's' until the New Year comes ringing. What better way for us to celebrate a year full of challenged, change, and growth!?
Woven Strands Photography has grown much more in 2015 then us two newly-wed, starry-eyed photographers could have even imagined in the beginning of 2015. We are so grateful to God for his continuous favor, for our brides & grooms for their trust and referrals, and of course the families who encourage us and allow us to document another beautiful stage of life.
It's been a good year, 2015. Here's to many more!!