Emily & Joe

Last month I shot a really cool wedding on Folly Beach in South Carolina. The couple was amazing as they were willing to do just about anything – they truly had fun at their wedding and it shows in their pictures. Lets be honest, how many people have a wedding party photo like this?

Emily & Joe

I did do a lot of more formal portraits such as this (which is probably one of my favorite shots of the day because of that amazing southern sunset):

Emily & Joe Sunset

But I’m sure a shot like this will make them smile pretty wide when they’re old and gray:

Emily & Joe

Joe & Emily really weren’t your traditional couple, which is a perfect fit for me since I’m not a traditional photographer! I did make sure to cover the basics of wedding photography though, such as capturing the elements of an American wedding.


Here’s the bride getting prepared:


And the first look:

Emily & Joe

The respective wedding party portraits:


The ceremony:


And the first kiss:


The signing:

Emily & Joe

And then of course, everybody’s favorite part of the wedding, the reception. Here are some elements of their tables:


The first dance:


I did grab the newlyweds to do some sunset portraits during the reception. Joe didn’t know that he was going to be my movable sandbag for a few shots:


After the sun went down, they partied:


And Joe found the garter and Emily fed him some cake:


I can honestly say that with couples as fun to shoot as this, wedding photography can be a blast. I consider myself lucky to have been their photographer for their special day.

Emily & Joe

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  • Comment by Jana — November 19, 2011 @ 4:57 pm

    Simply fantastic!

  • Comment by Joe — November 19, 2011 @ 6:05 pm

    Thanks Jana!

  • Comment by Beth K — November 30, 2011 @ 6:07 pm

    Joe, These are amazing! Thank you so much for helping to make Emily (my sister) and Joe’s day a wonderful experience! We had so much fun working with you, and these photos are simply fantastic.

  • Comment by Joy — December 1, 2011 @ 11:55 am

    Wow, Joe! These pictures are breathtaking. Of course, you did have some incredible subjects. Congrats on a wonderful gallery and congrats to Emily & Joe on a beautiful and joyous day!!

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