McCrady’s restaurant in downtown Charleston was the perfect spot for Nicole and Ben’s pre wedding rehearsal dinner. Wedding planners “A Charleston Bride” did such a fantastic and fun setup for this beautiful dinner in the historic french district of Charleston. I loved the Black and Yellow accented with lemons and floral. It felt so light and fresh. The evening was beautiful with toasts and mingling. I love getting to photograph rehearsal dinners. They are a stress free event where everyone is having a great time. This one was so much fun. Like much of Charleston, McCrady’s has some really fun history. It all began with a hankering for an excellent drink. In 1778, Edward McCrady built a four-story Georgian house on East Bay Street and opened McCrady’s Tavern. Unbeknownst to him, this watering hole was the origin of what would become part of the very restaurant over 200 years later. Working with Nicole and Ben has been a treat from the very beginning. I loved photographing their engagement session in downtown Charleston a few months ago.
Over the years I have had the great opportunity to photograph some of Aimee’s good friends weddings. I was so happy when she contacted me about photographing this amazing time in her and Brandon’s lives. The two of them were to totally open to me choosing the location when it came to photographing their engagement session. I had scouted out this spot last year and had been waiting for the right shoot to do here. The white rock and unique formations were stunning. I love shooting in the desert at sunset. The light gets so perfect. We couldn’t have asked for better weather for their engagement photography session. They are about as pretty a couple as you will find. It was so fun getting to know them. We were laughing and having fun from the get go! One thing I hear from a lot of couples before we ever do photos is how uncomfortable they are in front of the camera. Its always my goal to make taking photos a fun and enjoyable experience. I was so glad to have the opportunity to photograph this awesome engagement session and am so looking forward to their bridal and wedding photos!