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.
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.
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!