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!...
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.  ...
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.  :...
THE LANGSTON FAMILY {PORTRAITS} | CHARLESTON FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

THE LANGSTON FAMILY {PORTRAITS} | CHARLESTON FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

Lori and her family have known my family since our children were in school together at Montessori.  And then at the next school.  And then living in the same neighborhood.  And then we found ourselves a part of the same church.   The many intersecting circles of our lives.  It’s such a joy “doing life” together! As her twin children find themselves heading off to high school, Lori knew family photographs were in order.  Time to “stop time” with some memories to hang on the walls.  This brother and sister are definitely siblings.  Plenty of love/punches, smiles/snarls, giggles/screams.  I loved being a part of their afternoon and playing right along with...
Me & Mine

Me & Mine

Today I got to be on the receiving end of beautiful photographs!  And believe me, I get just as excited as you do when I get new photographs of my family.  If at all possible, I’m going to refrain from putting exclamation points after everything I say here.  : )  Be strong, Kim. My friend and colleague Karyn Iserman delivered some family portraits she took of my family awhile back.  She is an amazing photographer!  And she is kind and generous on top of that great talent of hers.  I wanted to share a few of them here so you all could get a peek at my greatest earthly source of joy.  If you know me, you know I love my family! My husband Kevin, oldest son Nathaniel, blonde son Nicolas, daughter Gracie. Thank you,...
Annie’s little sprouts

Annie’s little sprouts

Welcome back to the blog (I’m telling myself)…the holidays were heavily weighted in the direction of my family, and quite intentionly so.  The blog took a back seat to holiday portrait sessions, weddings, Christmas cards, albums….and so on and so forth.  The best part was that the kids got lots of homemade goodies and we made tons of holiday memories.   Where should I start?  Since I just visited Annie for a newborn session today, I thought posting her maternity shots from December would be a good place to begin. Annie, Jeremy, and Landon hiked all over the place for these photos.  Hard to believe Annie was just a few weeks from delivery here, and she never complained a bit about the long walk or the odd places I had her sit.  What an adorable...
Grace + Graham + a pinch of nostalgia

Grace + Graham + a pinch of nostalgia

I love that my clients’ tastes vary so greatly, that each client gets a product a little different from the last, and that I get to excercise some creative flexibility from shoot to shoot.  Christina came to me with a very specific goal…she wanted something classic and vintage that she would always treasure.  Her children Grace and Graham were perfect little subjects whose sometimes solemn and stoic expressions really do look like they were from another era.  With a variety of backdrops, editing finishes and textures, we have a precious collection of portraits of this adorable brother and...