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Jason and Christen Hightower

April started with finally some beautiful WARM weather. We have all been waiting for it! But no one as much as the new Mrs. Hightower. She was planning to marry her love in her grandfather’s backyard on the water in Charleston and gray, cold and rainy would have been NO FUN. She told me she had been praying for a year for good weather for this day and it WORKED!!

Liz Duren Photography was just honored to be a part of it.

I was super focused on my STUNNING bride, I mean, WOW… then this handsome fellow captured my attention!!

OK, back to the bride…

and the handsome groom!!!

A Charleston Bride really knocked it out of the park with the beautiful flowers and details!!

Hamby’s was the caterer and I could have stood at the FRY BAR all night eating green bean fries!!! BUT I had to save rom for cake!!!!! Ashley Bakery, of course.

And then this happened at the church. One of the adorable flower girls..

the little one, DID NOT want to walk down the aisle. So, her daddy had to come rescue her BUT if created this SO sweet moment that they can cherish forever, the FIRST time he walked his little one down the aisle.

So, here’s to the happy couple! Many Many happy years ahead of them!

Christen’s Bridal Potrait

While I am downloading last night’s wedding and SO excited to see all the great moments from such a beautiful wedding… I thought I might share a few of my favorites from Christen’s bridal session. The location for the shoot was the same place the reception would be held, her grandfather’s beautiful backyard on the Wappoo.

Erica and John

Last Saturday was a cold rainy morning and I woke up feeling bad for my beautiful Bride, Erica and her big plans for the day. I gad already had the pleasure of meeting Erica and John on the photo walking tour I give of Historic Charleston, Say Charleston John brought Erica on a trip here to propose to her!!! When they showed up to walk with me they were NEWLY engaged!!! So sweet!!!!

So, I was REALLY happy when they approached me about shooting their Charleston wedding at Lowndes Grove

Everything was lovely, all the details were looked after perfectly for their brunch wedding.

We really got lucky, the rain stopped just as the ceremony was about to begin and by the time the reception was ending we had BLUE SKIES!!! As one of the guests told me, only a day like this would happen on Erica’s wedding!!!

Enjoy some of the moments!!!

Sweet Moments

My favorite part of the wedding is watch. I’m good at it because I do it all the time. People watching is one of my favorite things. Just to sit at a window of a resteraunt and watch the poeple walking by and imaging what are they thinking, where are they going, who dressed them???

So, while this blog usually features sneak peaks of the couples from the portrait part of the day or their dance and private moments, I thought I would highlight some other shots over the next few blog posts, so stay tuned…

This was ONE of my favorite dancing couples in 2013 at Mike and Melissa’s Brookgreen Wedding… it was in April of last year and it ended up being unseasonably cold!! But these guys were HOT..