Wednesday, April 18, 2018

3 tricks for the picture perfect pup!

"Sit. Stay. Smile!"

We all know how hard it can be to get our furry family members to behave for a photo session. As photographers that have worked with hundreds of dogs, it is safe to say we've almost seen it all. With a little patience, some practice at home, and these easy tips; your pup will be photo ready in no time!
1. A relaxed dog is a happy dog! If you own a pup with an expendable amount of energy, a quick trip to the dog park or a long walk will go a long way. This will help him/her focus a little better and maybe discourage them from pursuing other interests while posing.

2. Did someone say "treat?" It's hard to get the kids to look at the camera, but what about our four-legged ones? If you know what catches your pup's attention, be sure to bring that along to your photo session! A special toy or treat is a great tool for us to hold above our cameras to assure your dog is looking towards the lens and focusing on us.

3. Mastering basic commands. If your dog understands basic commands such as "sit" and "stay," they are well on the way to being a star of some great family photos. When our assistants can hold your dog's attention while sitting nicely, it gives the rest of the family time to get set and focus on their smiles.

Don't forget to join us for the May the Dogs Be With You Festival where you can put your dog's modeling skills to the test! Come visit us on May 5th at Firefly Distillery and Deep Water Vineyard to enter your dog in for the Lowcountry Dog  Magazine Cover Contest!

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

ashley + scott | citadel beach club wedding

Our favorite part of Ashley and Scott's wedding had to be their gleaming smiles once they reunited after the ceremony. That pure happiness resulted in almost every single image being utter perfection! We couldn't find a better way to describe this couple's nuptials at the Citadel Beach Club other than "perfect." After capturing their engagement photos back in June, we knew their wedding day would be nothing short of amazing (and we were right)! Ashley and Scott pulled out all the stops with a fun bridal party, a beautiful outdoor ceremony, and one of the most jaw-dropping wedding gowns we've ever seen! This wedding was a true reflection of this gorgeous couple, and we couldn't have been happier to capture these moments for them.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

lynsey + daniel | folly beach wedding

Has it already been a year since this wedding?! We could not have asked for a better day for Lynsey and Daniel's wedding last April! The weather was comfortably warm with a light ocean breeze. Their ceremony took place on the beach, followed by a lively reception filled with BBQ, cocktails, and music at their beach house.

Lynsey and Daniel were an absolute joy to work with from the start. After our first meeting, we already knew that their wedding day was going to be amazing just from their relaxed and humble personalities. We also had the pleasure of meeting Bella, Daniel's daughter. The bond between Bella and Lynsey was really special and intricately incorporated into the wedding day. From hair and makeup to the sand ceremony; Bella played a big role in Lynsey and Daniel's nuptials. We caught happy tears in our own eyes several times throughout the day, but those first dances really got us. They will melt your heart!

Wishing this beautiful family many many more years of happiness to come! 

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