Saturday, August 27, 2016

Ice Cream pool Party! {Charleston Photography}

I can't believe its almost fall already! Where on earth did the summer go? Feels like just yesterday we were doing this fabulous shoot over at Mixson Bath & Raquet Club with The Charleston Weekender and Paper Meets Pearl! This fun, vintage styled Ice Cream Pool Party shoot was the perfect way to spend a summer day. Man oh man was it HOT too! The ice cream, courtesy of Jeni's Ice Creams, was melting before we could get it into these super cute ice cream shaped cups from Dandy Boutique. Our sweet models Cassidy and her little diva Laylah looked adorable in this summer fun shoot! Makes me long for summer all over again!




Shop the looks & accessories featured here:

Adult swimsuit, ice cream accessories, radio: Dandy Boutique
Child swimsuit & Pom pom basket: Pink Chicken NYC
Escape Bag & Turkish Towel: The Charleston Weekender
Sunglasses: Nectar
Swan Float: Manor Home Decor
Tassel Earrings & Banner: The Tiny Tassel

Sunday, August 21, 2016

A Rainy Day Agenda! { Charleston Photography }

It's surely not uncommon to say as a Charlestonion,  "It's raining! I guess we will have to wait for our girls day out!" Well Ashley and Liz say don't let those rainy Charleston weekends ruin your day! These lovely ladies showed me a few places right downtown sure to brighten your rainy day blues! 

This cafe was such a cool spot. Grab an espresso (or my case, iced coffee) and a book, or get lost in conversation in the couch area. There is also the coolest little corner hosting a record player with an amazing selection of vinyls. Slap on those headphones and get lost in the music!

This cafe is such a ray of sunshine! Literally! The inside is so lovely with brightly colored decor, it's sure to bring sunshine to even the rainiest day. Their plant-based menu has everything from salads to sandwiches to deserts! 

Just down from Gnome is a plant covered porch in which you will find some pretty amazing greenery! Sara York Grimshire of SYG designs, also co owner of Gnome Cafe, and her shop employees will be more than happy to brighten your day with some beautiful blooms!

Shop the looks featured on this post here:

Brunch/Cocktail Pouches: The Charleston Weekender
Sunglasses: Blue Planet Eyewear
Rainboots: Roma from Be The Change Boutique
Umbrellas: West Elm
Weekend Tees: Collectively Kate

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Girl's Day Out! { Charleston / Mount Pleasant Photography }

One of my absolute favorite places in the Charleston area is hands down Mt Pleasant Waterfront Park. Given that I myself am indeed a Mt P resident, this beautiful park is always the perfect spot to relax. You can walk the pier and relax on the swings or enjoy a snack on the seaside table, fish, or even just relax in the grassy areas. There is a super cute play area in the shape of, none other than, the iconic Ravenel Bridge. All of this can be enjoyed with stunning views of the Ravenel Bridge and the great city of Charleston just across the water. The park always has some sort of neat events going on so be sure to check out their website for details!

I recently teamed up with some of Charleston's finest fashionista's along with stylist Liz from The Charleston Weekender, and some great vendors for some amazing girl time and a fabulous photo shoot! 

We had plenty of beautiful accessories to showcase thanks to some amazing vendors! A huge THANK YOU to Aviate hats, Gold Creations Jewelry, & Crab and Cleek for sponsoring this fun shoot!

And loads and loads of fun & good times!

Be sure to go check out these beautiful ladies for the latest in fashion & lifestyle!

Make sure you are following along with me on Instagram @JCollinsPhotog & Liz @thecharlestonweekender for details on our next #HolyCityChicks shoot!

Annnnd thats a wrap!