Lori Able did a graduate! I met Lori through Clemson's Chronicle Magazine a couple of years ago and boy oh boy is she a really cool person! She graduated last year (Dec. 2020) with a degree in Packaging Science and thanks to the covid and weird times all around, we were finally able to have her session on Clemson's campus. And do you want to know what's super cool? She works for Campbells Soup and does the fancy packing science of Goldfish. That's right, the snack the smiles back. I am just in love with that.
Congratulations Lori!!! I cannot wait to see your work out on shelves in the stores!
I never let a late notice shoot down a bomb idea! When Kirstin emailed me a few days before her birthday wanting a session, I jumped at the chance. She had a dress and an idea which we got to make reality.
Not only is this woman drop dead gorgeous, but she graduates this semester with a degree in women's studies. Not going to lie, I may have a friend crush on her. . . Do you get friend crushes? You know, where you really want to be friends with someone but you're a little nervous if they'll want to be your friend? I find that pretty fun relationships come out of those.
I have absolutely LOVED watching so many of you announce your engagements over the past month! Congratulations to each and every one of you! In preparation for your upcoming nuptials, I have gotten together a list of some of my favorite resources for you when it comes to planning your wedding. I have attended plenty of weddings over the past two or three years and there are somethings that I do suggest with all of my being and some things that I never suggest doing ever. For example, always designate someone to help gather your things from the venue at night so that when you do your exit, you don't have to worry about anything, and do a last dance alone with your new spouse when everyone is getting ready for the big exit. Do not worry about printing out programs or doing favors that aren't going to be kept (people are there for you, not to know who's in your bridal party and is your 2nd cousin really going to want a cup with your name on it?).
Anyway, here are some great online resources for when you are starting to plan your wedding!
1. @ellenkkneal on TikTok
3. https://www.theknot.com/ - has info on planning, vendors, dresses, invitations, registry, etc.
4. Etsy - want a customizable something? Get ideas or support a small business!
5. https://offbeatbride.com/resources/ - has lots of advice!
With the first exams of the semester coming up, this year is rocking and rolling.
Not only did I get to hang out with this amazing couple, but I have also began booking senior sessions for Clemson graduates! I am very excited to get to meet you all and get your photos in the books. Contact me today to reserve your spot for 2021 senior sessions!
Here are 5 reasons why you should book your sessions early!
1. If you chose a date a month before graduation, there will be less people taking their graduation photos and you can have all of the prime spots on campus
2. First choice! You get your first choice in dates and don't have to worry about your photographer being booked
3. You get more time to know your photographer and plan a fantastic session
4. Payment plans! You'll have more time to figure out a payment plan that works best for you
5. You won't have to worry about finding a photographer while you are studying for exams (gets one thing off your list!)
I hope you all have had a great start to your semester! I cannot wait to meet all of the Spring graduates this year and I wish you all the best of luck. I'll see you soon!
You all have spoken, so may I introduce the Valentine's/Galentine's Mini Sessions!!!
This year, they will be held at The Pier at Clemson's actual pier (yes, there is one all the way in the back of the neighborhood and it is gorgeous) on January 30th from 3:30-5:30pm. We have five 15-minute time slots for you and your significant other or best friends. We have a cozy picnic theme all set up and I cannot wait to show you! You will also receive 5-7 digital images via an online gallery and access to my print shop!
For Covid safety, everything will be wiped and disinfected prior to each session and I will be wearing a mask. As a student, I am also tested weekly and do not go to in-person classes. Social distancing will also be enforced, except between you and your other(s) because snuggling in makes for a very cute photo.
Here are the time slots and they book quickly, so grab yours soon!!!
3:30-3:45 no longer available
4:45-5:00 no longer available
5:10-5:25 no longer available
As 2021 begins, I cannot wait to see all you gorgeous people at my sessions. For my seniors, I suggest booking early! If December graduation was any indicator, if you would like me to photograph your senior moments, I would schedule something soon. For my couples, my January and February dates are almost full, so if you're looking for some cozy winter portraits, I would start booking now. If you aren't a senior or a couple, you do you but dates are filling quickly!
This session below was a mentor session for another local learning photographer who normally does street style. We had so much fun and cannot thank Liz enough for driving from Atlanta to model for us! I have loved seeing my mentees grow and learn their own style through some of these sessions and I cannot wait to see what they do this year.
As always, stay safe and stay well!
My first grad student graduation!!! Ariel will be graduating this semester with her Masters in public administration and she is killing it!
She had one of my favorite requests and that was to include her friends from other schools into her session. Between them, there are 6 degrees from at least 3 different colleges. When I tell you that these are some smart women, I am not kidding. It was a great way to end my line of seniors for the season and I cannot wait to see all of these gorgeous women go out and kick some butt!
Oh, and don't let me forget about Ariel's killer orange sparkly high heels! I am in LOVE!