Childlike Abandon | Summerville, SC Children’s Photography


I adore her expression. It makes me want to go skipping through a field with wild, childlike abandon. May she never lose the wonder and joy of the child that lives inside of her.

And may we all find it inside each of us.

Never stop playing. Never lose the wonder of it all. And you will never grow old. -Wonderfully Made Photography {}

Magical | Summerville Children’s Photographer

Some moments transcend time and space. Your breath catches, and the world stops and says – Magical.

Art defined.

art: n.the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.

To be art, an image must move us.

While we all love pictures of our own family, to me, art is defined by the fact that an image moves us, even when it is not our own family.

What separates art from the snapshot?

Heart. More specifically, following your heart. Every other voice in your head, every other thought is silenced, and it’s being inescapably drawn by a power so strong, to that moment, that connection. For that one moment, while silently watching, you are spellbound by your subject. Nothing else exists.

I have never seen a little girl love her mommy so much and so sweetly. I was completely captivated by their connection.

Intent. It’s having a vision. Sometimes it’s a vision seen with the mind’s eye, sometimes just the heart. Sometimes, it’s being so connected with your subject that you can anticipate the shot. It’s the crescendo of a song. And you are there.

I waited for this moment. I could have set it up and sometimes I do, but I knew it was going to happen, and I wanted them to be able to look at this image years later and know the moment was real. That made it worth the wait.

Soul. I have often said that a portrait tells more about an artist than it does the subject. Have you ever looked at a photograph and thought, “Oh, this must be an Ansel Adams photograph” or perhaps you looked at a portrait and thought it just screamed Ann Geddes or Annie Leibovitz? It’s because you are familiar with their work, their style. Their artistic voice. Their soul. You are seeing the world through their eyes for that moment in time.

It’s a world of secret whispers, fleeting moments, and love.

Skill. Without technical skill, all the above is merely the equivalent to a stick figure on paper. An artist must know how to technically get the image they want for both the image and the emotion behind the image to be conveyed to the viewer.

This is the most beautiful S. family.

Summerville Taste of the Town – Local Happening

Don’t miss Summerville Taste of the Town this weekend!  It looks like the weather is going to be great for it!

November 8, 2009

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Held on the Sunday before Veteran’s Day to honor all veterans, Summerville Taste of the Town is also a celebration of great food, music and an undeniable feeling of community. Summerville’s Azalea Park is the idyllic setting for this annual event. Sample delicious food from Summerville’s top area restaurants, listen to live music, let the kids romp in our Kid’s Zone complete with jump castles and slides, and meet our local merchants, artists and entertainers. FREE ADMISSION. Individually priced “tastes” are offered at various booths around the park. Come “taste” all that Summerville has to offer at this fun-filled family event. Call (843) 873-2931 for more information. This is a family event – please, no pets or alcohol. Thank you for your cooperation.
Enjoy all that the Summerville Taste of the Town has to offer:
• Sample delicious food “tastes” from Summerville’s finest restaurants
• Listen to live music
• Play in our fun-filled Kid’s Zone
• Meet our local merchants, artists and entertainers

Click here for more information: Summerville Taste of the Town

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We have AMAZING clients and want say THANK YOU!

As our way to say thank you for your kindness and support, we want to give you a small token of our appreciation.  Many of you feel like family.  Thank you for telling your friends about us and for your continued support over the years.

Since Christmas is fast approaching, we thought the perfect gift for you would be a Christmas card template.  We have two versions, a psd photoshop template, or a jpeg file.  These do require a little background with working with images and image software but what you would need to know is very simple.  We are currently working an instruction sheet for you. While it is simple to do, I’m not the best at writing the instructions.  You should hear me give directions.

You image file can easily be inserted, and you have a ready made 4×6 Christmas card ready to send to your friends and family!

Click here to go to our download page.

Robert and Damara

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Robert and Damara

What a gorgeous couple they are! Robert and Damara have known each other most of their lives, and I am so glad I could capture their relationship for them. They are so much fun and so in love. I had such a blast doing this shoot for them!

On a personal note, this is one of the most amazing young men you could ever meet, and he’s just like a son to me. I love him to pieces. I’ve known him since he was little…yeah, he actually used to be little once, if you can believe that. lol And, oh, the stories we could tell and pictures we could show. lol He was such a fun and great kid! And no matter how big or old he gets, he is still so amazing…always so kind and gentle. Oh, wait, I’m totally ruining the big, bad football reputation here. Sorry, Robert. lol And, yes, for those of you who are thinking he looks familiar, it’s Robert Quinn who recently graduated from Fort Dorchester. He really is a GREAT football player, and we are all so proud of him! Be sure to check him out come football season. He’s Robert Quinn #42 on North Carolina Tarheels.

I love you, Robert! Remember, we’re always here for you…praying for you…rooting for you…missing you and thinking of you.

We Have a New Look!


We are so excited! We have been wanting to update our site for a while and are so excited to finally be able to feature LARGE images like this!

Isle of Palms Vacation Portraits on the Beach – Information to know if you are looking for beach rental vaction homes on Isle of Palms

According to the City of Isle of Palms website, this is prohibited and large fines are being imposed. We know that many of our clients and others love to do this every year.  We hope you see this before you book your rental home.

Taken from the Isle of Palms website: “No business can be performed on the beach; therefore, professional photography and catering on the beach are prohibited.”

Well, it’s official. I heard it on the Oprah Show.

When you find a look that you like, you should get yourself professionally photographed.

How to Get Your Sexy Back Makeovers aired today, and it was so fun to watch these women get back in touch with the woman inside. I also loved how the show realized the importance of photographing these beautiful women with their new looks.  What a confidence builder! Russel James was the photographer and did an amazing job!

This is a wonderful gift for a woman to give herself.  She is more often than not the one behind the camera, but this gives her a chance to have beautiful portraits of herself…a session just for her….and all about her.

Many of you know that I have been a long time advocate of women doing this.  We started doing “reveal the beauty within” sessions for women a couple of years back, and they are honestly some of our favorite sessions!  We have such a relaxed fun time!

So today, put yourself on the list.  Freshen up your makeup and hair, get a manicure and pedicure and schedule a portrait session just for you! You will be so glad you did!