Charleston Multicultural Bridal and Events Association
Sep 192016

Mindy and Albert are one of the most fun loving and joyful couples we have had the honor of shooting over the years. Mindy works in telecommunications and Albert in IT. They share a love of travel, adventure, and adorable canines. They are truly a match made in heaven!
Their love shined through every frame, and it was hard narrowing down which pictures to include in their post–every one of them looks fabulous. Their family is also amazing and sent us the loveliest thank you note after the e-session: “Just a quick note to tell you how much I appreciated being able to see the engagement photos, they were absolutely breath taking! You truly captured the love between Mindy and Albert! Thank-you for putting a smile on my face and a tear or two in my eyes! Can’t wait to meet you next year.” We can’t wait to capture all of the precious moments during their Spring 2017 wedding.














Jan 262014


o Remember to bring a nice hanger or stylish garment bag to display your gorgeous wedding dress to best advantage.

o Consider having a long, trailing veil or stunning jewelry or accessories to make for dramatic pictures of a sure to be exquisite bride.

o Consider a first look before the ceremony, either between bride and groom, or to add a new twist, between father and daughter. These pictures make for some of the most heartwarming and they allow for a special, quiet moment between loved ones before the hustle and bustle of the rest of the day.

o Try for a long slow kiss or several kisses and embraces once the officiant pronounces you husband and wife, so that your photographers can capture this most special of moments and you have a kaleidoscope of images of the first moments of your life as a married couple.

o Let your photographers know if you have a special first dance, dip, or special entrance into the reception planned, so that every moment can be recorded and stored away for future memories, without skipping a beat.

o Remember to fake toss your bouquet at least once before you really throw it to your adoring single lady friends. It ups the ante in terms of the excitement and anticipation of the crowd, and the wonderful expressions on the bride’s face are not to be missed.

o Be sure to think about what kind of exit you would like from your wedding. It could be the couple leaving with friends and family showering them with a spray of bubbles or rose petals, the couple rushing underneath a military Saber Arch, a London bridge, or sparklers. Or the crowd could be cheering as bride and groom exit for a carriage or yacht ride. As an old school throwback, the couple can leave the reception and drive off in style with bottles or cans tied to the getaway car. Whatever your exit is, just make it memorable and heart felt.

o Don’t forget to include your photographers in your reception meal count, so they don’t have to leave the premises for an hour or more and lose valuable shooting time.


Nov 022013

Shawnta and Rontonio are huge fans of the movie Harlem Nights, so we channeled the 1920’s and 1930’s Jazz Age vibe in their retro engagement session at Waterfront Park in downtown Charleston, S.C. We also added a modern flair to the second half of the e-session, so we achieved the best of both worlds in one of our most romantic and amazing e-sessions. The love between the two of them was palpable. We cannot wait until their April 2014 wedding at the Island House.