Engagement: 3 Reasons to Celebrate

Go ahead with your new bling bling and congratulations on your engagement!

We are very happy for you and can’t wait to celebrate this joyous occasion. Yes, I did say we are going to celebrate your engagement! You will be designing your wedding of a lifetime with family and friends, so why not think of the engagement period as pregaming?

3 Reasons why you should highlight your engagement:

1. Your friends and family love seeing you happy

There’s no reason to be obnoxiously flashy and boastful, but being ecstatic about getting engaged is not a crime! I want you to be happy, giddy, and all those good things. You and your honey have decided, “Hey, we’re starting this new chapter and we’re going to do it together!” The world needs a little more love in it, so be a representation of what happy and healthy love looks like. When I see my friends and family hit this milestone, I get a personal joy out of it. I like seeing the ring and the photos of the happy couple.

2. Photographing before the “I do’s” is an unforgettable experience

As a photographer I’m all about documenting the stages of life. Doing so has given me a great affection for them as well. Getting engaged is not a lesser-event in comparison to the wedding day. Where the wedding day is about you, you are also planning a celebration around friends and family too. The engagement period is only about the couple. It’s still so fresh, both people are bubbly from the excitement of the proposal, it needs to be photographed. Sometimes, we get lucky enough to capture the proposal and then have engagement portraits after jumping out of the bushes (talk about a surprise)! It is so unique and personal, why wouldn’t you want that memory to keep?

Plus, if you’re looking for a creative way to announce your engagement on social media or through invitations, you have the customization to do so! Lately, we’ve been using engagement portraits to create guest signing books for the wedding day. It’s a memory, a photo album, and a wedding keepsake all in one.

3. Let’s face it, engagement celebrations are starting to become retro and they need to make a come back

When was the last time you actually went to an engagement party, not just heart-emojied a Facebook event? Engagement parties are amazing and a perfect time to get all of your favorite people in one place to celebrate. Most times you can even plan around holidays and celebrate both at once. What I love about it is, the people you have in attendance are likely your support system. These are the people who should help hold you accountable to the union you’re going into, down the road this is going to be a big deal. So, share that time with them, nurture those relationships, fire proof your marriage-to-be and know that you have a loving wall of protection around you.

I hope you remember this the first time you get behind the wheel and get to dazzle at your new sparkle. Enjoy these moments because they go by so quickly. Until then…

engagnement, bride, bride to be, drinking champagne, hubby to be, engagement ring

“Pop the bubbly, I’m getting a Hubby!”

 

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Boudoir Photography in Myrtle Beach

There is an image that popped in up when you registered “boudoir”.

What did it look like? How did it feel to think about boudoir photography? Why’d it feel that way?

Was it a lingerie clad model perfectly styled lounging in a chaise or was it a raw emotional image of someone just like you in their home? How do you connect to this? Does it make you feel intimidated or curious about this personal and intimate style of photography?

Boudoir photography is defined as intimate, romantic, and sometimes erotic images of its subjects in a bedroom or private dressing room environment. It’s primarily intended for the private enjoyment of the subject and his or her romantic partners. What can’t be described, by the definition, is the experience it offers a lady to feel beautiful and comfortable in her own skin. During a shoot, a lady is embracing herself in that exact moment for all she is and will continue to become. I believe for someone who hasn’t been exposed to this type of environment, it’s harder to understand the mental depth we explore as photographers and the empowerment felt by our ladies.

This beauty goes beyond an image and a fleeting moment. When women come to our studio for a boudoir session, I want them to want this for themselves. It’s the most personalized gift you will ever give someone, whether that is your significant other or betroth, but especially when it is to yourself. Embrace who you are and where you are in life, cherish your accomplishments, flaunt your sexy self and fall in love with all your features.

I dare you to try something new whether that be a workshop or a personalized diva date. I dare you to accept yourself because you are a work of art, pose in ways you’ve always wondered about, and see how the camera reflects the confidence you’ll find.

Our personalized sessions are offered in our Myrtle Beach studio or the location of your choice (including outdoor locations). We offer a selection of gift print and album packages or simply a private weblink for your viewing pleasure. Want some ideas to spark your imagination? Visit our Pinterest board!

bridal boudoir in sexy lingerie laying on a bed

young model laying on a chaise for a boudoir photo in black lace lingerie

female holding a blanket to cover herself for an intimate boudoir portrait in her bedroom

Bridal boudoir portrait covered with a veil wearing sexy white panties

black stocking and high heels on a wire framed bed for an intimate boudoir photo

Black lace sexy underwear and garter belt boudoir

 

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Vote for your favorite couple – best wedding of 2017

In 2016 we started a tradition to honor our beloved wedding clients by sending out a blog post asking you, our readers, to vote on the “Couple of the year”

Each and every year I fall in love with my wedding couples and after 18 years in this business it still amazes me that I can tear up at the emotional connection that is shared and displayed at your weddings . To each of you, I want to let you know that I recognize your love in it’s many shapes and forms.

So I want to say a special ‘Thank YOU’ and pay it forward.

Getting personal allows me to get closer with confidence, to get to know who you are, and to be able to tell your story instead of only handing you pretty wedding images.

As a token of appreciation, I want to offer a special give away to one of my remarkable wedding couples so let’s have some fun together to start off 2018.

The rules are simple: the couple with the greatest number of voting comments on this post will receive a large 20×30 retouched fine art canvas for their first Valentines Day as a married couple. I’ll be counting comments on ONLY this page’s comment section – one per person – until February 12th.

The Winner will be announced Wednesday, February 14th!

Sara & Christian

Jamesha & Kelly

Cassidy & Mark

Deb & Steve

Elizabeth & Howard

Caitlin & Rick

Jolene & Ron

Mary & Lucas

Every individual who comments will be entered into a separate give away for a $25 Amazon gift card. Share to Facebook and Instagram, Tweet about this post, and get creative with spreading the word! You can earn studio gifts by referring a bride and groom to us too, check out how here!

 

Dream Wedding: Where will you go?

This blog has some of our favorite dream locations!

Here are a few lovely destinations to spark your wanderlust wedding plans. Even if these locations aren’t for you, why not let them inspire your designs and spark your imagination. Hey, while you’re here, why not go ahead and plan for the honeymoon to start right after the ceremony! We’ve even included the best month to visit destination locations so all the stars are aligned just for you!

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With all of these beautiful places, don’t disregard small intimate affairs either.

At the end of the day, it’s the people around you that will truly make the memories and share in the happiness of your successful wedding. Never feel as if you have to restrict your wedding into a pre-destined box. Your wedding can be what ever you want it to be, and the world is open to all of your dreams and inspiration. New developments arise every day and you never know what the future olds. Just think about it…

One day we’ll be able to marry in space, and there’s already the current construction of Poseidon Undersea Resort. I don’t know about you, but I’d love to be part of a wedding in the little mermaid’s world.

dream wedding ideas with underwater and mermaid theme

So, where will you be getting married? Comment below to tell us more of your dream wedding ideas!