Brakefield at Riverwalk Wedding | Susan and Cory

There’s nothing like a Fall Wedding in the Carolinas. Brakefield at Riverwalk in Rock Hill South Carolina sets the tone for Susan and Cory’s beautiful late September Wedding. The golden tones of the afternoon sun and the goldenrod out on the nature trail make the backdrop for Susan and Cory’s couple session just breathtaking!

Below are some of the talented vendors that made this day extra special.

Venue: Brakefield at Riverwalk http://www.brakefieldatriverwalk.com

Formal wear: Suits by Joseph A. Banks http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop/Home_11001_10050

Wedding Gown: Mecklenburg Bridal http://www.mecklenburgbridal.com/

Bridesmaid’s Dresses: NY Bride and Groom http://nybride.com/

Flower Girl’s Dresses: David’s Bridal http://www.davidsbridal.com/

Florals: Ribald Farms http://ribaldfarms.net/

Hair: Lindsey Pizzuti at Mirror Bomb Studios http://www.mirrorbombstudio.com/

Makeup by: Jessie Pellington Makeup Artist/Stylist http://www.modelmayhem.com/JessePellington

Dj Entertainment: Split Second Sound http://www.splitsecondsound.com/

Transportation: Charlotte Express Limo http://cltexpress.com/

Equestrian Themed “Trash The Dress” Session

The term “Trash The Dress” sounds a little harsh doesn’t it? Especially after you’ve invested thousands of dollars in that dress. Well let’s put it into perspective or maybe I should say let me give you our perspective. You’ve bought this amazing wedding gown. You had bridal portraits done and worried the whole time about getting the dress dirty. They are GORGEOUS but they are not as free spirited as you may have wanted them to be. The Wedding Day has come and gone and the dress gets shoved back into the bag or shipped off to the cleaners for preservation. Why not have some fun with it before that preservation stage.

Our former Bride Erica knew that she had another vision in mind for that dress. She’s an avid equestrian and horses have been a huge part of her life since she was a little girl. A “Trash The Dress” Session was exactly what Erica had in mind. It wasn’t that she wanted to ruin her dress, she just wanted to wear it, play in it, and not have to worry about getting anything on it. We suggested the ASC Greenway for a location for the shoot because of it’s horse friendly environment and many wonderful locations that fit the look and style of Erica’s vision. She brought her horse Kate from miles away by trailer, we spent 2 hours walking the ASC Greenway and photographing in many different locations and ending the session with a ride across the horizon in one of the prettiest sunsets we’ve seen all year. Now the dress will go to be cleaned and who knows what Erica’s next vision will be for that dress … maybe a christening gown?

Whimsical Inspiration Wedding Shoot

Inspiration shoots are a great way to visualize a concept, an idea or a theme that you may not have had the opportunity to create before. This shoot was put together by RoShel Events and an incredibly talented group of wedding professionals. Fort Mill Photography was honored to be a part of this team and turn this theme into a visual for everyone to enjoy.

Our goals were simple, capture a whimsical romance, while maintaining a priority on color. What better way to accomplish that goal than with a dessert table for two! The quaint little white cottage on The Anne Springs Close Greenway lent itself to be the perfect backdrop for the setting, supplying just the right amount of contrast for the scene to bring the colors to life without distracting from the main subjects. Add a little lighting by Scott Brown Media Group to set the mood, tie it all together and it creates the perfect illustration of the notion that whimsical romances are still possible!

We are very proud to announce that this Inspiration Shoot was picked up and published by Borrowed & Blue, here is the link to their publication. http://www.borrowedandbleu.com/wedding-inspiration/whimsical-wedding-inspiration-fort-mill-photography/

Photography: Fort Mill Photography: http://www.fortmillphotography.com
Event Designer: RoShel Events: http://roshelevents.com/
Venue: Leroy Springs Nature Center : http://www.leroysprings.com
Event Rentals: Creative Solutions Special Events: http://www.csspecialevents.com/
Lighting: Scott Brown Media Group: http://www.scottbrownmedia.com/
Invitation Designed by Bridal Flavors : http://bridalflavors.blogspot.com
Wedding Gown: Impressions Bridal and Prom: http://impressbridal.com/
Tuxedo and Men’s Attire: A Lasting Impression by Simply Elegant: http://www.alastingimpressiontux.com
Floral Designer: The Southern Blossom http://www.weddingflowerscharlottenc.com/

Models: Lydia and Dalton

Sneak Peek of Emily and Jerry’s Dairy Barn Wedding Couple Photos

This is a recent wedding we photographed at The Dairy Barn in Fort Mill. Just had to share some of their couple photos taken during our intimate session following the ceremony. The ASC Greenway always provides such natural beauty and of course we make sure that we plan those photos at the time of day when it’s most flattering for our couple. Enjoy!

Venue: The Dairy Barn http://www.ascgreenway.org/weddings-rentals/dairy-barn-1

Event Rentals: Creative Solutions http://www.csspecialevents.com/

Formalwear: A Lasting Impression by Simply Elegant http://www.alastingimpressiontux.com/

Florals: Buy The Bunch http://buythebunch-fortmill.com/

After Sessions

An After Session is an opportunity to re-create your couple or bridal photos.

For whatever reason something was missing from the initial wedding day photos. Maybe it was a time limitation, maybe you requested a more photojournalistic type of approach and you realize you have no actual wedding portraits. Maybe things just didn’t go as planned and you missed some key photographic opportunities. Maybe now that the weddings over with you want to run through that field and not worry about getting your dress dirty.

Whatever the reason, we’ll take your input, add our creative expertise and create those one of a kind images that you’ve been longing for.

The Gallery below is an after session photographed on Lake Wylie in August. The couple married a few months earlier at the same location but were not able to capture some of the more scenic images of the lake, the home or any couple portraits on the water. They hired a photographer who captured some great moments and they were very happy with the end result but realized there were some key things missing that they really wished they had.

The couple could not be happier with what we captured and plan to have us design a blended album using their wedding day images with our after session images to create a beautiful storybook that ties everything together.

After Sessions typically take about 2 hours, include Digital Files and multiple options for Fine Art and Albums. Attire is totally up to you and depends on the initial reasoning for the session.

We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas for your unique after session, feel free to call and chat any time.