Lowcountry Farm Session |The Humphreys

Lowcountry Farm Session |The Humphreys

This beautiful family has been friend and client for seven years now.  They are celebrating their seventh wedding anniversary today (which I was lucky enough to photograph).  Each year they travel to South Carolina from Arizona and I get the privilege of photographing their family.  Mike and Nicole have three gorgeous boys, and all five of them have blue eyes to die for.  This year Nicole wanted to find a place we hadn’t been yet, something a little different.  This Sea Island farm definitely fit the bill.  So after much planning and preparation for this session, Mike and Nicole arrived in pouring rain.  Well, you don’t go and cancel a shoot for rain when you’ve come this far.  So we found ourselves a little cafe and had breakfast until the rain stopped.  By the time we started shooting, one of the babies had gone well past his nap time.  Another of the boys found out why those ants are called fire ants.  And can I say it was ever so hot and humid.  But that didn’t stop this amazing family from enjoying some time on the farm in front of the...
Charleston Newborn Session | Blake Olivia

Charleston Newborn Session | Blake Olivia

  Meet Blake Olivia and her happy family.  She was just a week old here and her big brother turns two this week.  Like most of my Charleston newborn sessions, this one was shot inside their home.  Check out Blake’s nursery decor!  That color and the alphabet wall hanging…love it!  Blake’s mom crafted those herself. We had the nursery nice and warm with plenty of  natural window light, so baby girl slept like a… well, like a baby.  We shot a few family photos on the front porch, too.  While I come to a newborn session with the perfect sleepy baby poses at the top of my to-do list, the candids and family moments are the real treasures. I recommend newborn sessions to be shot within the first week while they are sleepyheads and quite easy to pose.  The time invested in a session like this is well worth it for the memories captured.  Speaking personally, they grow up way too fast.  Hug them, kiss them, tell them you love them, and take lots of pictures!...
New Floral Fine Art Prints

New Floral Fine Art Prints

I have added new prints to the shop by request.  These floral fine art prints focus on blues and purples.  They have a painted and abstract feel.  When a client requests specific pieces to hang in their office or home, it is sometimes as easy as going through my archives.  Other times I need to go out and search for the content requested.  This series was shot on my drive off of Kiawah Island last night, and it was just a lucky find on the side of the road.  It also  just happened to be sunset, so the colors were soft and rich!   You can find these items and more in my shop on Etsy....
Charleston Beach Maternity Session || Kristy and Ryan

Charleston Beach Maternity Session || Kristy and Ryan

  Kristy and Ryan are expecting their first child any day now.  We recently shot their Charleston beach maternity session early one morning on Folly.  Shooting at sunrise gave us the opportunity for all of this brilliant color that we would have missed shooting just an hour later in the day.  I love an early session when the temperatures are still cool and crowds haven’t gathered yet.  This gave us the chance to use the views up and down the beach in both directions, giving us beautiful backlit silhouettes, as well as the soft early light on their faces.  We look forward to meeting their baby boy soon and taking him out for his first...
The Moore Family {Family} | CHARLESTON PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

The Moore Family {Family} | CHARLESTON PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

Since it is all glum and overcast outside today, this sunny Kiawah Island beach session is just the remedy to brighten things up.  The Moore family came back to visit the place where “Mommy and Daddy” first became Mr. & Mrs. Moore.  We went back to the Sanctuary grounds for some pictures, sitting on the lawn right where their ceremony was held.  And the kids got their first “toes in the sand” experience on the beach just behind the Ocean Course clubhouse.  What the family wanted most were some classic black and white shots that could grace their walls and some fun candids of the kids playing.  ...
Wedding & Party Photobooth | A Graff Creative Guest Post

Wedding & Party Photobooth | A Graff Creative Guest Post

There’s going to be a handsome discount exclusive to Kim Graham Photography clients, so be sure to make it to the bottom of the page before moving on along! Oh hi. My name is Jebb Graff. You may recognize me from the various roles I’ve played on several made-for-TV and direct-to-DVD movies including but not limited to “Dog Catcher #2”, “Portly Street Sweeper” and my most famous role to date “Ridiculously Good Looking Photobooth Guy”. Well, the actual credit reads as “Photobooth Photographer”, but my mom tells me otherwise and my cat thinks I’m his pajamas. Actually he just likes to sleep on my head, but that’s another story. My esteemed colleague Kim Graham, asked me (read: accepted bribe) to write up a little piece about myself and the latest addition to my photography & design business for her blog. I thought to myself while polishing my mirror, “well I love talking about myself, and everyone loves what I have to say, so yeah…I guess I’ll do it” (read: I hate talking about myself and Kim may be crazy for allowing this). Alright alright…enough shenanigans for a few words. Kim and I have known each other and worked together on various projects for quite some time now. She even photographed my wedding! We’re both photographers, and we like to work together to provide fantastic photos more than we like to duke it out as competitors. I’m writing this post today to share my wedding & event photobooth with you. Though I do occasionally second-shoot (an industry term meaning “shoot second”, or “also photograph”) weddings with colleagues, I stopped photographing...
John & Denise {Wedding} | GEORGETOWN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

John & Denise {Wedding} | GEORGETOWN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

John and Denise…they have stories.  Really, really awesome stories.  Somewhat unbelievable, definitely loveable.  I hope they make a movie about these two one day.  Without giving away their sweet secrets, I can say that it would be a mix between “Four Weddings and a Funeral” minus the funeral, “Trains, Planes and Automobiles”, and “National Lampoon’s Vacation”.  And that is just the story of how they met. John and Denise…her Greek heritage, her career in the NYC fashion district, a prominent judge as a close family friend, his well-known family business to run, and super cool and relaxed demeanors.  John and Denise waited a long time to find each other, and no amount of threatening weather would dampen the sweet peacefulness and intense love these two share. The storms were pretty intense.  The forecast had huge rain and thunderstorms covering the entire area.  I couldn’t help but take several shots of the weather progression throughout the day.  It was hard to describe, but the guests were talking about the odd way the clouds formed around the house all day.  It was raining on either side of us up and down the beach.  The clouds were scary and threatening but all the while, there remained a small opening for the sun just overhead.  You couldn’t have been there and not know it was unusual.  Magical.  Blessed.  The rain held off until the very last picture was taken, at which point the bride and groom took off running into the house. The house is special, too.  It belongs to John’s parents.  It has been the site a other family weddings and special...
Peyton {Children} | CHARLESTON PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

Peyton {Children} | CHARLESTON PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

This sweet family lives in Beaufort, but our ties run deep.  Peyton’s grandmother Gretchen became a good friend of mine years back when we worked together on her daughter’s wedding.  Gretchen is a design maven here in Charleston, so I am hugely flattered anytime she calls on me.  This time her call was to bestow my services as a gift to her son’s family.  Peyton is the first grandchild in the family and loved like the angel she resembles.  We chose to shoot downtown to take advantage of the Charleston scenery and revisit a few places special to Peyton’s parents. After chasing Peyton through the park and around several trees, she quite beautifully collapsed on her favorite blanket.  Then she rolled over and gave me these “older than her years” poses that made her daddy blush. This precious child LOVED to smell flowers.  And like most children, her curiosity for all things new overcame her desire to pose for the camera.  But these sweet and playful photos are exactly why I love to photograph children. Yes, she was waving at the tourists walking by….how adorable! This is where Adam and Amy stopped to show Peyton where they were married.  :...
Anna & Scott {Wedding} | CHARLESTON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Anna & Scott {Wedding} | CHARLESTON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

There’s no time like vacation to update the blog.  Seriously, it takes a vacation to justify blogging over editing here at the end of spring wedding season when the editing list is quite long.  Let’s just start back at the beginning of the season with a day so beautiful, I can still remember the cool breeze and warm sun, flowers blooming without fear of wilting.  It was an absolutely perfect day for a wedding.  The ceremony was held at the Unitarian Church in Charleston, easily on my top five list of prettiest churches of all time. Anna and Scott live in Georgia, but Anna’s love of Charleston stems back from her College of Charleston days.  Their wedding party was small, primarily close family and a few cherished college friends.  After their intimate ceremony, the party moved to a nearby restaurant for dinner.  The flowers were provided by Charleston Flower Market. That cool breeze turned into some gusts, which led to some hilarious photos throughout the day.  The bride even lost her veil at one point when it blew across the street.  Her wonderful groom saved the day when he chased it down for her....