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Canvas Wraps

So, I mentioned a while back that we had gotten one of our wedding images (by the amazing Jana Candler) put onto a LARGE canvas wrap.  We ordered a 30×40 inch canvas to go in our dining room and I think I might have squeeled as I placed the order.  I was so excited but nervous at the same time.  I know I always say bigger is better, but…. was this TOO big??

When I came home one day and saw the massive box on our porch I was a little scared.  However, it’s a 30×40 inch piece of art that’s on our wall and even with my tiny bit of apprehension… I. LOVE. IT!!!  We love our wedding pictures and while I still have yet to get an album together, we HAVE gotten a few prints and now, this massive canvas :-)  I order all of my canvases from Pixel2Canvas and could not love them more.  Yes, they’re a little pricier than other places around but wow.  Their customer service alone has been worth the extra money.  When we first received our 30×40, we were hanging it up and realized there was something on it… it looked like a scratch but I couldn’t remember if it had been there before I’d taken it out of its bag or if we had done it while trying to hang it.  I tried to gently scrub it off with a damp cloth (like they suggest), but it wasn’t going anywhere.  So, I emailed them with a picture and they emailed me right back saying they would reprint it asap.  We put ours back in the box and on the front porch, it was picked up and a new one was delivered about a week later.  Amazing!  I love them.  Plus, each time they send a canvas, I get a new little rubber ducky as you might have seen on Twitter or in my Instagram feed not too long ago :-)

Now, I’m not an interior decorator, but our little home is perfect for us.

I think what I love most about these is they come ready to hang. Which means I don’t have to shop for a frame (please see comment about decorating above).

To give you an idea about the size, I took down the 30×40 canvas and put my 16×20 bridal portrait (by the fabulous Kim DeLoach) in its place.

The 16×20 is TINY in this space!!
I’ve never been sorry for ordering something larger and while I was a little worried about the 30×40, I haven’t regretted it for a second!

 

Katie Nesbitt - July 3, 2012 - 12:05 pm

I really want to order a canvas from our wedding! It’s so crazy how canvas sizes sound HUGE but they never are! I’ve never seen a canvas and thought to myself, man that person must have underestimated how big that was…it’s always the opposite!!

katie yuen - July 3, 2012 - 2:17 pm

I LOVE huge art! I have a painting I did last year that’s 5 feet x 5 feet and it takes up a whole wall in my room but it’s amazing to look at! I can’t wait to have wedding images to put up on huge canvases!!!! It looks great, the 30×40 is definitely better in that space than the 16×20, and that’s a big size for a photograph!

Brooke Spencer - July 3, 2012 - 4:21 pm

Love it!!!

The New Mrs. | Clemson Wedding Photographer

As we walked from Tilman to Sikes, I looked back at Susan and said, “If anyone had told me 10 years ago that you and I would be here right now and that I would be your wedding photographer, I might have laughed in their face!”  Sometimes it’s still hard to believe that I get to do this… as my job!  Granted, it’s not my only job right now, but still.  It’s amazing.  And I’m so so so grateful.  Several weeks ago I met Susan, her mom, her sister-in-law (also a friend from Clemson), and one of her bridesmaids at Clemson for her bridal portraits.  Each time I drive into Clemson, it feels like I’m coming home.  Game days in the fall are amazing, but it’s when you drive into campus on a non-game weekend, during the week, or during the summer when things are just… normal… that it feels right again.  And I love it.

Susan, your wedding Saturday evening was nothing short of amazing and I can’t wait to share those pictures with you.  But, until then, I’m excited to share your bridal portraits with everyone now!  That’s one good thing about doing these closer to the wedding… I don’t have to wait as long to share them!

 

I FLIPPED over her bouquet!

Susan is from Charleston so she decided to have the best of both worlds by getting married in Clemson and bringing a little bit of Charleston up for the wedding.
The flowers are made of sweetgrass, which is popular in Charleston, SC for baskets.

Since Susan is a teacher – and was an education major – Tillman Hall was our first stop for portraits.

Stunning.

Sikes is the administration building, which most people probably don’t go into… but it’s perfect for portraits.

Susan, I love your smile and your laugh!

See??  Isn’t her bouquet amazing?!?
If you’ve ever been to Charleston, you’ve probably seen the sweetgrass baskets. These flowers are made from the same material!

Her mom or one of her bridesmaids suggested this and I love it!  Susan was wearing very tall flip flops to walk around in, but would slip them off (under her dress) for pictures.

I’d never been to Fort Hill (Calhoun’s house) before my own bridals. But I loved it and I wanted to take Susan there too.

I don’t think I’ve mentioned it yet, but I L-O-V-E that her dress has pockets.  LOVE it.

And then, our final stop… Death Valley.

Perfection.

Susan! You’re just beautiful!

Don’t be fooled by her sweetness… Susan has some spunk!

This might be one of my favorites :-)

 

Congrats again, Susan and Bryan!

Katie Nesbitt - July 2, 2012 - 12:15 pm

Sabrina you did a great job!! Love the ones in the stadium!!

Linda Sue Horres - July 2, 2012 - 3:13 pm

Sabrina,

Your photographs of Susan and Bryan’s wedding are breath-taking!!
I can’t wait to see more as the week goes on.

Linda Sue…her aunt

Meghan Guth - July 2, 2012 - 10:12 pm

Sabrina, These are all so awesome! Makes me wish I had done my bridal portraits at Clemson!

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The Best Proposal

This time a year ago, I was sitting on the beach with some girls from church, soaking up the sun, enjoying some good company, and looking forward to seeing Ben in a couple of days.  It was going to be 10 months since we had started seeing each other and while we knew we were going to get married, I was having to trust God and Ben with the timing of it all.  On one hand, it was the easiest thing to do because if I can’t trust the two most important men in my life… well, that’s a conversation I’d need to have with a therapist.  But on the other hand, it. was. so. difficult!  I had a million questions I wanted to ask Ben but we didn’t want to talk too much about our future before there was a ring on my finger.  So, I looked at the verse on my bathroom mirror (or said it in my head while at the beach) for the one bajillionth time… “Wait for the Lord, be strong and take heart, and wait for the Lord” (Ps 27:14).  There have been PLENTY of times that I haven’t waited.  And we’ll just say that those situations did not have the most ideal results.  However, the times that I have waited, the times I have trusted… those are the times that something comes and I’m completely blown away with wonder and awe because I couldn’t have asked for something better.

And that’s what happened a year ago this coming Sunday (July 1).  I got home from the beach and walked into my house to quickly unpack the car and do something with my Hermione-like hair before Ben came by before we went to dinner.  But, when I opened the door, I was stopped in my tracks.  You would have been too had you walked into this…

I was blown away not just from all the work he put into asking me to be his wife, but how worth the wait it had been.  Feel free to read the full story over on my old blog :-)

This was us a year ago… beyond happy!  And I didn’t know it was possible to be happier…
but now, I get to spend every day with my best friend, the love of my life, my most favorite person in the world.

I turned 32 just 10 days before we were married in the fall.  I never thought I’d be single for as long as I was… but I’ve said it already and I will say it 100,000,000,001 more times; ladies, while waiting for the perfect man isn’t worth it (because he has already come and gone), waiting for the RIGHT one is completely worth it.  I would rather have been single for ever than to be miserable in a marriage that wasn’t right.  Our marriage is far from perfect but we have a lifetime together to figure out as much as we can :-)

Happy Friday!

Marla - June 30, 2012 - 5:11 pm

Loved reading about it again. We’re beyond happy for you! God is good to give us the desires of our hearts when we are in tune with Him. I’m so thankful you waited!
Mommy

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Honeymoon | Louvre

It was exactly a week after we arrived in Paris that we ventured to the Louvre… not for the first time since we were staying only a few short blocks away… but it was the first time we were going inside.  The very first time I ever went to the Louvre was in 1996 when I went to Europe with my high school orchestra.  My friends and I went in, ran to see the Mona Lisa, caught a glimpse of a few other famous things, then left.  I still can’t believe we did that.  Clearly I had no idea (or maybe I was just completely apathetic…?) how incredible this buildings and its contents were at the time.  But now, after several trips into the Louvre, I get it.  I get that this building was built way before our country even existed.  I get that kings lived in it.  I get that it now houses millions of pieces of artwork and artifacts.  I get that if you spent just 3 seconds at each piece on display, that it would take years to see everything.  Years!!

Well, Ben and I didn’t spend years, but we spent about 4 hours.  And we were beat!  But, it was worth it.  And you better believe we had fun in the process :-)

 

Some people aren’t big fans of the glass pyramids… I for one am fascinated by them.

Ladies and Gentlemen… the Mona Lisa.

We had to take a break and get a snack… even if it did cost a small fortune.

I’m utterly and completely fascinated by artists.  There are always several set up around the Louvre painting other paintings on the walls.

I had put on my 50mm lens just to get a different perspective of things.  Sometimes I need a good challenge!

Isn’t he cute??

Backlit alabaster jars.

Not my style ;-)  But I just love it!

I’ve always loved going to Napoleon III’s apartments.

By the time we left – even after a snack – we were starving!

Believe it or not, it was only about 4pm… even though it looks like the sun is setting!  Which, I guess it was…

I love that the older generation in this picture are using their phones, while the younger lady is reading a book.  The irony did not escape me :-)

One of my favorite things about Paris are the street performers.  With the acoustics under this bridge, it sounded like something from a movie.

You might have seen these in our session with Ashley, but these pictures were the first time I’d seen these locks in Paris.
I’d seen them on a bridge in Prague a couple of years earlier, but I had no idea they were in Paris too!

We bought our own lock to take back to the bridge, but realized we didn’t have anything to write on it with… and we definitely didn’t have time to get it engraved!
Guess we’ll just have to take it next time :-)

katie - June 27, 2012 - 3:39 pm

I went to the Louvre after my senior year of high school. since I’m an art student I definitely appreciated it but I was overwhelmed by the size and couldn’t take in the hugeness that was the museum & all of its history. I can’t wait to go back some day! It looks like you had an amazing time! :)

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