Engagement Photography In Charleston, SC


Congratulation you just got engaged. Your looking for engagement photogaphy in Charleston, SC.  Now you’re going to make a huge decision on who will capture that romance, the connection of you both not only in engagement photography but also should that storyteller capture it perfectly then he or she may capture one of the most important parts of your life your wedding day.

Once you have made that perfect decision, then the time comes where will you capture this engagement session being that Charleston has so much to offer, will it be in our Holy City, or maybe at Magnolia Plantation.

Here are two different couples that did exactly what I have described above. I often get many clients inquiry about capturing their engagement session and I figured I would post just a few fantastic engagement images to give my new clients a great feel for my passion for the art in capturing incredible engagement images. Enjoy:


Lowcountry Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island SC Nuptial For Jeannette & Christian

Living on the east coast and being a storyteller as a wedding photographer in Charleston, SC can be the best and just simply amazing. When I think how lucky I am to all my past super nice clients that have given me this huge honor and opportunity to capture their weddings here in the Lowcountry.

As I blog today about another spectacular wedding this time, I am gifted to have this great opportunity to travel to Sonesta Resort in Hilton Head, SC. My clients Jeannette & Christian were very proactive and booked me a year in advance as I always recommend to most of my clients. We went to work early and I assisted them in planning their wedding day by creating a wedding day timeline. We had about 4 different drafts and when it was said and done they were very happy with the final wedding day timeline.

Upon arriving on their day at Sonesta Resort in Hilton Head, SC about 1.5 hrs before I was supposed to, I started as I always do, getting my equipment together and walking around the property. The forecast for this day was cloudy and thunderstorm throughout the day. As I got to Christian room the fellow’s groomsmen were very nice, we proceeded with going outside after pre photos and so far the weather was good. However as soon as I got to Jeannette room all of the bridesmaids were on their phone and talking about the weather, I could see in Jeannette eyes that this was a huge concern since the ceremony was going to be on the beach. With all that said yes the sky turned gray to black and lighting and rain came pouring down. However, God was on their side about 1.5 hours later as the bad weather passed while still being cloudy and they still were able to have their ceremony on the beach. With all that said and it is always like this when the bad weather goes away you get an incredible sunset, and because we had already allotted for that into the timeline, I was able to take the lovely couple outside for some of the most spectacular sunset photos I have ever captured, one side was totally orange and the other dark blue, being an artist I created some spectacular sunset wedding images for them. The reception in the ballroom was elegant, I provided the clients the photography for their photo booth without them having that extra expense and them proving the backdrop. As always Sonesta team lead by Kristen made the wedding nothing short of a perfect soiree, the evening was entertained by DJ Crush, who made sure everyone got on their feet and had a perfect evening.

Thank you, Jeannette and Christian, for giving me this amazing opportunity and honor, enjoy your wedding through my eyes.

Jeannette and Christian’s Story

It was  a cold, rainy day in March 2014 when Christian walked into Starbucks in Wantagh, NY.  He had arranged to meet Jeannette there after finding her on match.com.  Knowing that Jeannette was a sport’s fan Christian walked up to the table saying “I respect the Mets, I despise the Yankees”; to which Jeannette responded, “Good thing I’m a Mets fan”.  Conversation continued and Jeannette knew he was a keeper when he started to talk about which way to go around Epcot in Disneyworld.  From that day on, they became inseparable.

A little less than two years later, February 2016, Jeannette and Christian went to Puerto Rico for vacation and to visit family.  While walking in the water Christian twirls Jeannette around and asks her to marry him.

A year and a half later, with 75 close family and friends, Jeannette and Christian said I Do on the beach of the Sonesta Resort in Hilton Head South Carolina.  They could not have planned such an amazing destination wedding without the support of their wonderful vendors.

The Clients Hilton Head, SC Wedding Vendors Are;

King Street Photo Weddings: Wedding Photographer, Michel Berda: Michel was very responsive and organized in getting things done in a timely matter!  He was the most responsive and affordable of the vendors I contacted.

Venue; Sonesta Resort http://www.sonesta.com/HiltonHeadIsland Contact; Kristen Kilbane.Reception, Rehersal Dinner, Welcome Party and Brunch Venue.  Kristen was great to work with.  She answered all emails and phone calls in a timely manner and helped produce an amazing event that allowed me to show up and have fun without worry!

Alfred Angelo Bridal: The bride’s gown was bought at Alfred Angelo in Attleboro, MA.

Officiant;http://www.sayidohhi.com/ Reverend; Betsy Peterson.Betsy was amazing, accommodating and professional.  She wrote a very personable and beautiful ceremony.

Florist;https://www.afloralaffairweddings.com/ Contact: Dawn Kiritsy A Floral Affair completed the beautiful centerpieces, flowers and arch for the wedding.  Dawn was great to work with and the beauty of the flowers were above and beyond what I expected.

Baker; http://www.signesbakery.com/ Signe’s Bakery Contact; Signe Gardo

DJ: https://www.crushisland.com/ Contact; Josh Lynch DJ: Crush Entertainment was such a wonderful experience.  Josh was easy to work with and had great suggestions of music and helped run a great event.

Spring Wedding For Julie & Johnny At Harbour Club Charleston, SC

Harbour Club Charleston, SC. Awe what can you not say that has not already been said about our beautiful Holy City of Charleston, SC. The Lowcountry beautiful place and people, we live here to be respectful and do a little extra every single day to reach out to everyone with a little more love. I have lived here for 26 years, my amazing daughters Chloe & Courtney are born here and I am glad they are. We Charleston, have always been recognized has the friendliest city. 17 years ago, I started my incredibly blessed life of being honored to be a master wedding photographer and I would not have it any other way. They say we hold about 68 weddings every weekend here in Charleston, SC from The Holy City to Mount Pleasant, SC Isle Of Palms, Folly Beach, SC and everywhere in between. No wonder many brides & grooms pick Charleston, SC for their magical day.

Spring Charleston SC Wedding

My couple Julie & Johnny are from the great state of Kentucky, and I also believe that this state as the same value of friendliness that we do. Whenever I get contacted for a request from a Kentucky couple I know this is the perfect connection. Julie searched for months for the perfect wedding photographer while doing lots of research on The Knot, and Wedding Wire, by the time she made her request to me she already knew what her key important questions were. She was looking for a wedding photographer that was prompt with his or her reply, answered her call immediately, very friendly, very artistic and most importantly had amazing reviews across the internet. I remember sending back her email 5 minutes after I got it and being hired the same day. Yes, I said that right the same day.

The couple chose for their spring Charleston, SC wedding the very famous historic venue Harbour Club working with the very talented Shannon Hutchings. They wanted a southern style wedding and for their family and guest to enjoy the beauty of our historic city, while being able to be photographed in many different locations nearby their venue, that was very easy to accomplish since Harbour Club in centered in the French Quarter and surrounded by Waterfront Park, all amazing backgrounds.

The wedding day was beautiful blue sky a little hot has usually. As always I had already designed the perfect wedding timeline with them and I started with the beautiful Julie and her parents and very energetic bridesmaids. I then proceed to meet Johnny and his 11 groomsmen at Waterfront Park, we then had the first look at a lovely quaint location called 5 Middle Atlantic Wharf the perfect background with cobblestone streets. The lovely couple decided to have their first look there as well and we also captured all of the family photos along with the entire bridal party. We then proceed to the ceremony that was held on the 3rd floor of Harbour Club. I even managed to capture everyone that attended in a group photo that is way too cool. The reception went very well, you could tell the lovely couple Julie and Johnny had love from everyone the toast was given by many. Then the party started with Julie & johnny private band that they brought all the way from Kentucky and they were more than awesome called Tony and the Tanlines great musician and bunch of people, this wedding was truly memorable with that southern flair the bride shined in her Essense of Australia dress, just simply wow, dancing in her Jimmy Choo. The groom in his suit from Jos A Banks the perfect couple and the wedding photos below pretty much give you a great idea of an amazing Charleston summer wedding affair. Enjoy;

Here Julie & Johnny story from The Knot:

Luckily Johnny and Julie met through Johnny’s friend, Eric Cline who is an excellent judge of charm and beauty. Eric summoned Johnny to a work dinner where he was entertaining Julie’s office one night in the summer of 2014. Johnny was able to meet Julie and secure a date with her to attend the Lionel Richie concert. First date had a couple hiccups, Johnny wore pants on the hottest day of the year and Johnny spilled his drink on Julie’s co-worker. Julie and Johnny decided (primarily Julie) to take a break from their very brief relationship.

Over the next couple of months, Julie (no doubt intrigued by Johnny) continued to respond to Johnny’s text messages. Johnny finally gave in to Julie’s “hollering” at him and agreed to a second date, Garth Brooks concert in Lexington with the Blaney’s, Orr’s, Northingon’s, and Davis’s (rough crowd). Garth was on his game and Julie was overcome with the beautiful music and fireball. Their natural chemistry and mutual interests developed and they spent more and more time together, getting to know each other’s friends and family.

In November 2016 following a weekend trip to Asheville, North Carolina, Johnny posted on Facebook, “I talked her into it. Julie said yes over the weekend! We are very excited! Love you Jules!” Falling in love is worth the wait.

The Clients Charleston, SC Wedding Vendors

King Street Photo Weddings, Photographer, Michel Berda:

Venue; Harbour Club http://www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/Harbour-Club/Host-An-Event/Weddings Contact:Shannon Hutchings

Day of Coordinator: http://www.beautifulbrideevents.com/our-team.html  by Tassia Davis

Bride dress by https://www.essensedesigns.com/essense-of-australia/wedding-dresses/

Bride shoes by http://us.jimmychoo.com/en/bridal-boutique/

Groom Tux; by http://www.josbank.com/suits

Hair/Makeup; by Mariah https://www.pamperedandprettyxo.com/

Florist; by Keepsake Florist http://keepsakesflorist.net/

Officiant; by Reverend: Judge Executive Steve Tribble

Bakery/Cake; by https://www.swankdesserts.com/

Band: by http://www.tonyandthetanlines.com/

Senior Portrait Session For Emma In Charleston, SC

Being a photographer for over 37 years has given me the ability to capture pretty much anything and anyone from regular clients to model, celebrities, and so many other great clients. I have built a huge clientele that varies in all spectrum to include weddings that turn into children photos, to family photos, to senior portrait. Mrs. Bellino who was both of our daughter’s teacher contacted me about possibly capturing Emma her daughter senior pictures. I was very honored to do that and being that I am a perfectionist in my craft I recommended to her to hire a makeup artist. Jasmine Jones of http://www.alter-image.com/ was my recommendation to her. On the day of the photo shoot that we had set, the weather was not at all cooperating, however, the forecast for the evening showed that it would still be cloudy with no rain. We met in our holy city of Charleston, Sc. I already had taken into consideration on how I would compensate for the ugly gray cloudy day with my trick lighting to create the images to look as if the sun was there and that it mimic sunset time.

The photo session lasted about 1.5 hours and could not have gone any better, Emma being very comfortable in front of the camera, her mom by her side, and me doing what I do best, making a compelling portrait. Theses images came out spectacular and as you can see by these senior portrait images.

A Charleston, SC Sunrise Engagement Session For Brittany & Michael

Charleston, what a great way to start this lovely wedding Monday engagement blog then by featuring my clients Brittany & Michael, engagement session captured in our Holy City of Charleston, Sc. They say you give and you should receive. Yes, this is how Brittany and I met back at the Wedding Festivals bridal show back on August 14th. During the bridal show as a wedding photographer vendor, part of being there is to meet new potential wedding clients. If a client decides to fill out the wedding inquiry form they are also eligible to win a door prize at the end of the show. We at www.kingstreetphotoweddings.com gave away an engagement session and a bridal portrait. Brittany had already filled out the inquiry form that included having hired a wedding coordinator called Fabulous Fete (great planners) and unfortunately for us had already booked a wedding photographer. It did not matter to us that she already had picked a wedding photographer as my daughter little Chloe who is so always happy to help her dad, picked Brittany to receive this amazing engagement session. I am so glad she picked her because what a great person she is smart, respectable and it was such a pleasure seeing her smile on her face when she won this engagement session.

We set up the engagement session to include the terrific background of our Holy City known as Charleston, Sc. We made it a very early sunrise session and I got a pleasure to meet the groom to be Michael, great looking young men, smart as well, and you could tell they will be a perfect couple. As you can see by the images below, they are all breathtaking and you can see that the couple is happy and be enjoying the moment. “They are beautiful, artistic and capture some great Charleston eye-pieces”. That sentence came from Brittany when she saw the images.

The moment we finished this engagement session Brittany so impressed with my amazing talent that she quickly asked me to capture her bridal portrait. What a great honor that will be as well.

Here below as I always ask my clients to provide to me a paragraph or two about how they became one. Enjoy:

Michael and I met on Eharmony in December of 2011. Both of us joined the site to see what online dating was ‘all about.’
Michael was my very first match and we both started chatting online, eventually texting, talking on the phone, and setting up our first date in early January. We met at a sushi place in downtown Columbia, SC. We both have different takes on how it went— I felt it was somewhat awkward as we were both trying to get to know each other. The following weekend, Michael took me out for dinner again on Sunday night; from that weekend on we spent every weekend together. At the time I was at USC School of Medicine getting my Master’s degree and Michael was a finance officer in the air force. By the end of our first year together we’d moved into a little house in Hopkins, SC between my school in Columbia and Michael’s work at Shaw AFB in Sumter.

Two and a half years later, on May 4, 2014, Michael delivered three things to my bedside: breakfast from our favorite cafe, a hot coffee, and a poem. The poem read:
Well, our calendar has spelled out, for almost a week. My plan for today is a “yes” that I seek.
To tell you the truth I’m very ready. To take your ring finger and make it quite heavy.
I’m so tired of having this ring in my possession, you two should meet. It’s a match made in heaven.
So let’s go get dressed, it’s time for some action. Although, looking at you is quite a distraction.
Just remember one thing and don’t you forget it. I’ll love you forever, my whole heart, you have it.
Michael took me to lunch at the same restaurant that we’d had our first date and stopped the waiter halfway through lunch, “excuse me, can you take some pictures? I’m about to propose to my girlfriend.” A few months later we moved to Charleston for my first year of medical school at MUSC and Michael’s first year of law school at Charleston law. We decided on a long engagement due to school schedules. We finally get married this coming April (2017) and we’re both so excited to start our lives together!

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A Fabulous Summer Lowcountry Wedding At Palmetto Dunes Hilton Head, Sc For Shelley & Kevin On 6/3/2016

How can I start this blog today about Shelley & Kevin, my incredible good looking, great caring and wonderful clients that I am still today in awe so very happy to have had the honor and privilege to capture their magical day.

I remember back in August of the last year 2015, having a phone conversation with Shelley who at that time made it very clear that a wedding photographer was the most important vendor for her. She had many questions and a huge concern because she had a huge bridal party of 18 and 5 kids, she asked me if that amount of people scared me, I think she meant overwhelming? Ha, ha My reply was actually the more the better. It was just only 3 days later when I got the reply email from her that everyone was on board in giving me this great opportunity. Moving forward towards the wedding day, in early May of 2016, when Shelley & Kevin and I had a phone conference, as to getting to know Kevin, and in designing the perfect timeline for their wedding day that included pre-wedding photos, first look, and the amazing family photos, that required going to many different locations of Palmetto Dunes. Because of this great timeline and the time we took to do it, everything on their wedding day was perfect and I may add on time. My day started early with Kevin and the groomsmen true Kentucky men, great guys. Kevin was very happy receiving a gift from Shelley a Burberry Swiss Chronograph Timepiece. I then made my way to the gorgeous house that Shelley and her parents rented, where the bridesmaids and the children stayed, we took many great photos that lead to Shelley getting a gift from Kevin a Diamond teardrop necklace. We then had the first look on the amazing bridge, that took us to family photos with rich greenery, that led to the incredibly beautiful beach ceremony at Palmetto Dunes House, then bridal party photos with the spectacular couple and then the soiree reception at The Centre Court. A truly magical day for everyone.

As a wedding photographer if you are a future client looking at this blog, I want you to pay attention to many things portrayed in the wedding images, the story, the capture of it all, the details, the bridal party, the amazing family photos that are so fabulous, the children, their emotions, the parents, I could go on and on, my desire for every wedding and the way of concluding this blog is very simple, I live by this business and artistic principles, it is always an honor to capture your wedding. I realize you are making a huge investment, and I want you all to have the wow factor when you see your wedding images I have captured because too many times I hear these two statements that mean so much to me. 1) The day went by so fast, I can hardly remember everything and you captured it perfectly. 2) my wedding was only one day and you made very sure I saw it through your artistic eyes, you never missed a beat or a moment. That makes my heart right and is my only goal…! Thank you, great clients, for the business, honor the amazing Wedding Wire Review and always God Bless, may you all may you live the perfect life.

A little story in their words about how this day became the bride and groom:

Kevin and I met through a mutual friend while out in Louisville, Kentucky celebrating a Kentucky Basketball win. After getting to know each other a little (as much as you can while out) and exchanging numbers, Kevin asked me out for an official date just a few days later. Whether we went out for lunch or dinner was based on a “bet” Kevin made with me. Knowing that we were both big Kentucky fans, he bet that if the UK won the game the next Monday night, he would take me to dinner. He already knew the odds were in his favor and ended up with a dinner date. We shared all about ourselves over dinner and were having such a great time we decided to continue the date with a few drinks after. We quickly learned that a love for Kentucky sports was not all we had in common. Traveling, going to the lake, and being at the beach are just a few amongst the many things we found. Kevin was persistent with asking me out but knew I was very busy. I was in Pharmacy school and had an extremely busy schedule when we met, but I knew there was something special about this guy and did everything I could to make my schedule work to see him. It didn’t take long to introduce each other to our friends, and families weren’t too far to follow. When I met Kevin’s family, I could see the love he had for all of them and how much they reminded me of my own family. We both knew this was something special.
Fast forward and after a few trips together, our love for traveling lead us to planning our first Europe trip together. Being the planners we are, we had every detail of each day planned out in Paris, Florence, Positano, and Rome. As I talked about our trip to friends, they all had their theories of the proposal plan he had in each city. Everything from the lock bridge or Eiffel tower in Paris to the Spanish Steps in Rome. About three months before our trip I walked into Kevin’s house for what I thought was an ordinary Friday night. Being anything but predictable, Kevin had planned the perfect proposal months before everyone thought it was coming. Being from different cities, we knew we wanted a destination wedding and something none of our friends had done. This lead us to our long search for the perfect destination. After much consideration, Hilton Head won and Palmetto Dunes had everything we wanted. The one thing I wanted out of our wedding was amazing photos, which is why we chose Michel Berda of King Street Photo Weddings. He provided wonderful service through the entire process and we are so excited to share his work with our family and friends. We vowed our love for one another on June 3, 2016. It’s an amazing feeling to know you get to spend the rest of your life with your best friend and we are both so excited to see what adventures our future holds.

The couple choice vendors are:
King Street Photo Weddings, Photographer, Michel Berda:
Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, Hilton Head, SC 29928. Ceremony: The Beach at the Dunes House in Palmetto Dunes, Reception The Centre Court in Palmetto Dunes: Coordinator, Michael Royer(event coordinator)Venue:
Officiant: Rev. Dr. David Leininger:
Hair and Makeup: Samantha Peek:
Bride Dress: Casablanca (Ziobro’s Formals, Princeton, Kentucky):
Bride Shoes: Adrianna Papell:
GroomTux/groomsmen attire: Perry Ellis.
DJ: Moon River Productions, Jordan Ross:

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A Pre Mothers Day Wedding For Karean & Ben On 5/6/2016, At The Beautiful Westin Resort & Spa In Hilton Head, SC

With this very busy wedding season, It has been such a long time since I posted a recent wedding. What better way then to write about this amazing wedding for such a beautiful couple, a wonderful Mom, and a great venue to make this the perfect blog post.

I received a wedding inquiry from Karean back in September of last year, I am always looking for that perfect wedding. I value and admire, family, a great theme, serenity, casual elegance and natural beauty, as I found out more from Karean about her magical day, and what it would entail such has a beautiful venue like The Westin Resort & Spa, in Hilton Head,Sc. A Mothers Day wedding weekend with some so cute little ones, the perfect beach theme, with her son walking her down the aisle, a fun bridal party, a color palette that screamed gorgeousness and to complete this wonderful family and friends, I accepted the commission immediately.

As I got on the property of The Westin Resort & Spa in HHI, which I always arrive to my weddings early generally 1.5 hrs prior, I met Karean, the children and her bridesmaids at The Heavenly Spa, while they were getting their hair and makeup done. As our timeline that we designed together allowed me to photograph many details, memories, of this great day. I am so very happy with the results that I captured for them. As I always do, I strive to exceed my clients expectation, in service and images as a master wedding photographer and being a true story teller, and always painting for the album for every wedding I photograph in all images as I edit them. I have displayed just that on this blog. You will see that there are so many incredible emotional and perfect images. Yes, I had a very hard time narrowing them down. Can you blame me?

A little story about them from the bride and groom:

Ben and I met while in college in 2003. Ben’s the reserved, quiet type and I’m the loud, outgoing type, so naturally we hit things off right away. We were young and having fun in our early years of college. For whatever reason, things didn’t work out for us and we went our separate ways. After dating on-off for a few years through college and after, we went almost 5 ½ years without any communication and a lot of life changes. Through all those years of having no contact with each other I thought about him often and wondered where life had taken him. If he was married, if he finally did it and joined the marines but mainly if he was happy. One night I received a late night phone call from Ben that simply said, “I love you.” After thinking about the message for quite sometime I finally did something about it and called him back. I knew he was the one and know was our time. When I saw him for the first time after so many years, I ran and gave him a huge hug. A hug I didn’t realize I needed or wanted for so long. After about a year of doing long distance, Ben moved from St. Louis to Kansas City to be with my son & I. Once he was here things moved rather quickly. He proposed in 2014 while we were setting up the Christmas tree with an ornament that said, “I’ve loved you for a 1,000 years, and I’ll love you a 1,000 more.” Will you marry me? And of course I said yes! We added our daughter to the family in March of 2015, to make us a happy family of 4. Being with Ben makes me want to be a better person everyday. It’s so incredible that I get to spend the rest of my life with my best friend and finally call him my husband! I can’t wait to see what life has in store for us!

Thank you Karean & Ben, and your lovely children and family and friends for making me a historian on your biggest day.

The couple choice vendors are:
King Street Photo Weddings, Photographer, Michel Berda:
The Westin Resort & Spa, Hilton Head Island, SC. Ceremony:On the beach Reception at The Oceanfront Pavilion: Coordinator, Ashlee Fleming (event coordinator)Venue:
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Bride dress,Paloma style,Haley Paige:
Brides Shoes: Bella Belle from BHLDN by Anthropologie:
Groom & Groomsmen Suits by : Perry Ellis:
Flowers, The Flower Garden was the flower company. Henry Kretchmer,Hilton Head SC, Florist:
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An Extravaganza Wedding For Lindsay & Jeff At The Westin Resort & Spa In Hilton Head, Island SC. On 10/16/2015.

Today I am sharing Jeff & Lindsay Ford wedding two people with a passion for fitness, nutrition, and health. This wedding will manage to knock you off your feet, this couple who looked absolutely, stunning and amazing on their magical day that was held at the beautiful Westin Resort & Spa in Hilton Head Island. I am very sure you’ll agree. I received this lead from Julia Dodson head coordinator for The Westin and after a very nice conversation, Lindsay booked with me right away. What was also interesting was that Lindsay was having her bridal fitting here in Charleston, Sc, and I offered to meet her. I also offered my photography service to capture her bridal fitting while she is looking for the perfect wedding dress for her special day, taking into account that this is a very emotional and important day for mom and the mother in law to be. Shortly after capturing this gorgeousness bride to be and having the honor and privilege to have met both moms, Lindsay decided several months later that she would give me another golden opportunity to create my art and meet Jeff, by capturing their engagement at the beautiful Palmetto Bluff in Hilton Head Island Sc, where Jeff proposed. Quite honestly after that session, I have no idea why they hired me, anyone could have captured this two great looking couple and the clients would have had beautiful images.

Moving forward to the month of October 16th,2015 for this magical day. I arrived at The Westin Resort & Spa in Hilton Head island Sc, at Jeff Suite with 5 of his groomsmen, wearing suits, by Vera Wang from (Jos A Bank) with some last minute tweaking by Jeff of the vowels, and then photographed them on the property. Shortly after, I went to Lindsay suite, where her mom and bridesmaids were getting ready. Lindsay wore wedding gown by Pronovias from Gown Boutique of Charleston, Sc. Wedding shoes by J Renee, while Bridesmaid dresses by Donna Morgan. Theme colors were lavender, amethyst and various shades of green to give the entire wedding a “rustic low country yet glamorous ambiance. As you can see by my images I love, love, capturing emotions between everyone and most of the times the parents make that very easy for me, as I strive on catching those perfect moments, I always say “That I am a true story teller and my images reflect that” The dapper bride and bridesmaids had their photo op and we left for the ceremony. This stunning southern wedding ceremony that was held on the deck of The Westin Resort & Spa, in HHI, with countless beautiful arrangements, included palm reed roses and lavender roses (on the chairs) and an assortment of white, purple and green compliments everything else. The rose was the main floral inspiration by The Flower Garden, Henry Kretchmer was the florist graced the chairs, creating a romantic environment with a backdrop of palms trees and beach for the perfect ceremony, stetting.

The cocktail hour was took place on the deck, while I photographed the family photos then proceeded with the bridal party and the stunning couple including some very artistic images on the beach.

The elegant, and glamorous reception in the grand ballroom filled with rustic charm and so many glittering, sparkling pretty details, for their celebration with absolute definition of wedding day perfection, designed by Julia Dodson and her fantastic team for over 160 guest. Once guests, family and friends had enjoyed dinner, and amazing toast, it was time to hit the dance floor with some of Charleston most talented band, Two 3 Ways out of Charleston, SC, for their dream wedding reception.

Here from the bride in her own words is how the met and this day became.

Jeff and I met quite some time ago. As I have now turned 30 and Jeff and young 27 (ha!) we just so happened to cross paths in 2005. We both have a passion for fitness, nutrition and health and experienced an internship at the same facility known as Hilton Head Health. As Jeff was completing his internship, I had decided to go to grad school and pursue my license as a Registered Dietitian once my H3 internship was completed. The year 2012 came around and Jeff interviewed me for a full-time position at Hilton Head Health and he just couldn’t resist pulling the trigger. I initially became attracted to his compassion for others and strong work ethic. He finally asked me out on a date, but we both knew the risks involved as we both took our careers seriously. After a hard one to two months dating secretively, Jeff decided to move on from Hilton Head Health and pursue other dreams. The relationship bloomed from there. During a trip to Palmetto Bluff October 12th, 2014 Jeff surprised me with the most beautiful and caring engagement. I thought we were celebrating my birthday, but he had other plans. We are truly best friends and I am so proud to call him my husband just as I know he loves me unconditionally. I know we will have plenty of adventures to come!

Congratulation to both of you thank you for letting me be a historian and capturing this amazing wedding for you all. Blessings.

Wedding vendors Are:
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The Westin Resort & Spa, Hilton Head Island, SC. Ceremony:On the deck Reception: Coordinator, Julia Dodson (event coordinator)Venue:
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A Memorial Weekend Wedding At The Beautiful Westin Resort & Spa In HHI For Michelle & Jerome

I am always so very grateful and blessed to have my talent and the honor of capturing weddings for my clients, and when a wedding is over the top with lots of great people, decor, and NYC, I am always at Ahh over the possibilities which are endless on how to paint with my heart and eyes for my clients so that they can memorize their day forever. This is how lucky I was when I received a phone call from Jerome, who had looked at the preferred vendor’s list at The Westin Resort & Spa, after speaking to this very nice client, I knew I was going to have an amazing wedding to capture.

As the day came to us, we already had a well-designed timeline, I always show up very early for my weddings, common respect and perfect business practice for me. I arrived at Jerome room, full of very nice groomsmen, the guys wore grey suits, they were very happy and received a gift from Jerome after capturing them both indoor and outdoors, I went to Michelle room, the bridesmaid in their orange palette dresses, they also received a gift from Michelle who wore a gorgeous dress, both little girls, mom, and mother in law were there. We had Michelle father see his daughter for the first time in her dress, my favorite moment. After capturing them all we went to The Ocean Front Deck ceremony decorated to perfection with over 150 family and friends and guest, there the wonderful Ashlee Fleming from the Westin Resort & Spa and her team took over, the ceremony went very well, the couple shined in happiness. Family and friends enjoyed the cocktail hour on the deck while I captured the bridal party, Michelle and Jerome, shortly after that we arrived for The reception at The Westin Pavilion that was decorated so Southern Chic, to include the best Dj I have ever had the pleasure of working with my man Ross Brown, who in my mind made the night that much better, and a true professional. Everyone enjoyed the evening and once again, I have added to my blog great clients and an amazing wedding.

To my very nice clients Michelle & Jerome your beautiful daughters, the family and friends, and the Westin who without you, I would have never had the pleasure of meeting and capturing these fantastic clients Magical Day. I wish you Michelle and Jerome, a beautiful life together, my very best and thank you from the bottom of my heart. Enjoy my art I have created for you all.

Here from the couple is how this day became:

Jerome hails from Tulsa, OK. This southern gentleman has lived in New York City for the past 11 years but has never lost his southern charm. This man of many talents enjoys spending time with his fiancé Michelle, caring for his daughter, drawing and listening to good music. Jerome is a simple man with many complexities that adds to his alluring persona. After a productive day, he wants little more than a good plate of food, a good game, cold beer, and the knowledge that those he holds dear are doing well.

Michelle, born in Little Rock, Arkansas is a southern belle at heart with the quick-wit and fashion sense of a native New Yorker. A true family gal, she treasures time with her fiancé and his daughter Brianna as much as time spent at family reunions, or playing bid whist with her Arkansas family. Curious, competitive and nurturing, she is the perfect compliment to her fiancé and can comfortably exclaim her famed down-home expression “my word” while attempting to hail a cab in her Jimmy Choo stilettos. In Jerome’s eyes, Michelle is a true southern-fashionista, with a heart as pure as gold.

Michelle and Jerome met New Year’s Eve 2011 at the house party of Jerome’s close friend Anitra. The two were immediately drawn to each other from the moment they met. Michelle’s attempts at mystery, with controlled interest, were no match for Jerome’s curiosity. Could she be the one? Neither strayed too far from the others line of sight that evening. As the night wound down and Michelle and her friends prepared to leave the two burgeoning lovebirds made certain that keeping in touch would not be a question; they were both smitten.

The first time Michelle and Jerome spoke on the phone it was a moment truly to never be forgotten. He stepped out onto his balcony; she stuck her head out of her window and both waved hello thinking I cannot believe we have missed each other this long…

May 23, 2015, we celebrated our love at the Westin Resort & Spa on Hilton Head Island, SC “where Southern Charm met Manhattan Chic.”

Wedding vendors Are:
King Street Photo Weddings, Photographer, Michel Berda:
The Westin Resort & Spa, Hilton Head Island, SC. Ceremony: On the deck Reception: The Pavilion Coordinator, Ashlee Fleming (event coordinator)Venue:
Flowers by Gardenia’s Nancy, Hilton Head SC, Florist:
Cake by Frankie Cakes, Ann Marie, Hilton Head, SC, Cake:
Music DJ for Ceremony & Reception, Ross Brown, DJ for Ceremony & Reception:
Draping Rentals, Hilton Head, SC, Draping Rentals:
Heavenly Spas by Westin, Hilton Head, SC, Hair Makeup Bridal:

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A Fantastic Wedding Ceremony At St Francis By The Sea, Reception At Port Royal Clubhouse HHI For Alexandria & Jason.

What can I say about this southern, Italian wedding dreamy soiree, from the couple to the details, classic style, that made this an amazing magical day.  I arrived at the Westin Resort and Spa in HHI, to photograph the pre photos on the property, which followed by the ceremony at St Francis by the sea, shortly after we arrived at the beautiful Port Royal Clubhouse, for a one of a kind seated plated dinner reception. I could not be any happier with the memories I captured.

Here below from the bride is how this became such a Magical day for both of them, family and guest:

We were set up on a blind date through a friend Betsy that I knew from a 6 am Bootcamp class that we took together. Through conversation, she knew I was single and insisted that there was this guy that I just had to meet. I would just kind of laugh it off, but she was persistent. Then one day a few week later, I decided what could be giving her my number to give to this guy I had never met? So I gave it to her one morning after boot camp and that afternoon when I got off of work, I had a message on my voicemail from Jason. In the back of my mind, I honestly didn’t think he was going to call. I called him back and we ended up speaking on the phone for a couple of hours and he ended up asking me to dinner the next night. And we have been together ever since 🙂

We were engaged in NYC for our traditional December trip, We had an amazing lunch and after we took a little walk over Bow Bridge and came to this gorgeous bench made of different branches and such. As we were sitting there enjoying the quiet and relaxing after a delightful lunch, Jason said: “So what do you think of this?”. I turned to look at what he was talking about, and he had a little black box in his hand. I put my hands over my mouth and gasped and the next thing out of his mouth was “We have been together for 4 years, will you be with me forever” My dream as a little girl had just come true. I get to marry the man of my dreams, my best friend.

We wanted a low country plantation for our big day, we got exactly that with Port Royal Golf club. We Loved the idea of the fun southern style out back with the fire pits, corn hole, and rocking chairs, along with the formal aspect inside with the chivari chairs, up lighting, and elegant linen and centerpieces.

Our wedding could not have been possible without the help from the following amazing vendors that we would recommend to anyone having a wedding in the Bluffton/ Hilton Head Island area:

Wedding Vendors:
King Street Photo Weddings, Charleston Sc, Photographer, Michel Berda:
Tyler, Aimee, Courtney,Tristan, Make Up, 40 volume Salon & Spa, Savannah, GA :
St.Francis by the Sea Catholic Church, Hilton Head Island SC. Ceremony:
Julia White Hilton Head Island SC. Harpist, Julia White:
Port Royal Golf Club, Hilton Head Island SC. Reception: Coordinator, Tiffany Lucca, Venue:
DJ/ Uplighting/ Monogram,JLK Events – Jamie and Liz Bodie :
Flowers/ Centerpieces – Flower Shop of Bluffton SC, – Lauri Leber, Florist
Dance Floor / Chivari Chairs – Amazing Event Rentals:
Connie Duglin Linens – Charleston, SC:
Cake Lowcountry Flour Girls – Kathleen Madden:
Wedding Dress / Bridesmaid Dresses – Bleu Belle Bridal Boutique – Savannah, GA :
Groom/Groomsmen Tuxedos – Men’s Warehouse – Savannah, GA :