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The Groom

One of my goals this year was to be more intentional with photos of the groom.  Yes, most of my time is spent communicating with the bride and I do spend most of my day with her on the wedding day.  However, it’s the groom’s day too!  And I know that from our wedding, I love the photos we have of JUST Ben.  And I know that my brides appreciate photos of their men, especially all dressed up and anticipating the adventure they’re about to embark on.

There are lots of favorites from this past year and those blog posts will be coming before the end of the month!

But I had to share these of Will and Jill from our styled shoot we did several months ago.  I’m hoping to get the entire shoot featured on another blog but I wanted to share some of the film scans from that day.  These were taken with your basic Kodak 800 speed film with my 35mm Nikon N50… in other words, nothing fancy.  I wouldn’t be able to use that film or the camera on a wedding day because the quality isn’t what I would want or need it to be, but it was still so much fun to pull out that trusty little camera that has been around the world with me over the past 20 years.  It had been too long since it had been used and it was so much fun to hear the film rolling with each click of the shutter.

Even though these two have been married for several years and they’re expecting their first baby in the spring, I loved having them in front of my camera dressed as a bride and groom for the day.  Besides, Will NAILED this portrait on the right.

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Coordinator | Christina Alsip of Lovely Ever Afters
Hair & makeup | Katie Cotton of Cotton Rouge
Florals | Laurel Creek Florals
Invitation | Kait Fowler
Engagement Ring | Ponthieux’s Jewelry Design Studio

Monday Musings | 2017 Snow Day

In South Carolina, we rarely see any snow before January.  So getting snow just a couple of weeks before Christmas was such a treat!  Plus, since it came on a Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, it meant that Ben was able to be “snowed in” with us (even though the roads were totally fine and we weren’t actually stuck at home if we didn’t want to be).

Also, this is the second time this year we’ve had snow.  We began the year with some and now ending it with some too… and seeing Catherine in the same coat, hat and gloves (but with rain boots instead of ziplock bags!) reminds us just how much she’s grown this year.

Also, the last time we had snow, Isabella was still inside my huge belly!  It’s amazing what a difference 11 months can make.

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As you can tell by the photos, she was MUCH more excited about the snow this time around!
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Not super close to standing on her own, but gosh, she looks so grown up in these photos!

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Paris Prints for Christmas!

If you’re still wondering what to get that hard-to-shop for family member or friend… you know the one… he or she is always on the go, doesn’t seem to need or want much, but just enjoys being out and about and experiencing new places.

My Paris Prints Collection has gotten an upgrade and could be the perfect gift!

Not only is the gallery new and improved but new images from this past summer have been added!  But be sure to order today with standard shipping to be sure you have your prints by Christmas.  You can also use the code LastChance20 for 20% off for today only!

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Be sure to visit the gallery HERE and use code LastChance20 before midnight to get 20% off and to receive your prints by Christmas!

Eiffel Tower Sunrise Shoot | The Signature Atelier Workshop

Back in 1995 I went to see the new version of “Sabrina” staring Julia Ormond and Harrison Ford.  In this version, Sabrina goes to Paris to work with Vogue and there’s a scene where they’re photographing at Trocadéro with the Eiffel Tower in the background. Misters are spraying water, a couple is snuggling under an umbrella and Sabrina runs out to lay a red scarf at their feet for the photographer…

Even though I wasn’t a photographer back in 1995, that scene has always stuck with me and I’ve always wanted to do a shoot there!  And this past year I was able to do that TWICE!  Both sessions were incredible in their own right and I’m so excited to share this one with you.

Workshop: The Signature Atelier by Abby Grace and Katherine Bignon
Model: Arienne Swinson
Blush Gown: Katherine Bignon
Jewelry: Bekah Anne Accessories

We woke up so early and took Ubers to our spot.  It was so early in Paris that Katie was able to call her daughter in California so that she could show her the Eiffel Tower before her little girl went to bed!  Side note, I don’t know how she looked so amazing and so classy that early, but Katie totally pulled it off.

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Katherine putting the final touches on her gown… this was the first time Ari had put it on since Katherine made it!
And it was perfection.

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No clue what was so funny, but Abby has the BEST laugh.  And I’m so glad I caught this of her!

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Behind the scenes shots are my favorite.  Especially when it includes this amazing group of ladies I was able to spend the week with.

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We each had 5 minutes to direct Ari and her husband for the photos (10 photographers at 5 minutes each, not including Abby, quickly reaches an hour long session for these two!).  So these next few were taken during my 5 minutes.

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And this one’s a favorite :-)

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This was one of mine too and I love it.

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And this one!  Between the detail of her dress, his arms wrapped around her, his wedding band and the details of the dress… #swoon

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There are still so many photos to come from my time in Paris this summer and I promise it will be worth the wait!

If you’d like to see my other sunrise session at the Eiffel Tower from last fall, feel free to check that out HERE.

Katie McGihon - December 4, 2017 - 6:53 pm

SABRINA! Your work from this day is so dreamy! What an incredible morning, and thank you for your kind words. Sock bun and trench coat for the win! <3