Saturday, January 28, 2017

Philadelphia Alley Family Session

When this beautiful client emailed me and said she wanted her family session shot in the alley where Darius Rucker shot his local video, that's exactly what we did! I had such fun with this lovely family. The little guy was such a character and loved doing his own thing.. and I loved it too!





Sunday, January 8, 2017

A Night at the Andaz Hotel, Savannah!

I am a sucker for a historical city. Living in Charleston I truly appreciate the beauty of historical buildings & streets. So when the opportunity came for a weekend trip to Savannah, GA for a photo shoot for Jackson Spalding / Toyota, I jumped on it! I had been to Savannah once before for just a day trip but was excited to have more time to explore the beautiful streets! 

When we arrived at our hotel, I was blown away by it's beauty! The Andaz Hotel Savannah, located at 14 Bernard St in Savannah, showcases a very modern style for it's exterior. It was situated right at Ellis Square, which I was pretty excited about! Smack in the middle of  downtown with plenty of restaurants, shopping, & sightseeing all within walking distance! We spend all weekend (when we weren't working of course) walking and exploring these beautiful streets! 

When we arrived to our room, I was not disappointed. 
The king bed was complete with down comforter & pillows, perfection after a long day of shooting! 

  The view from our room. Just to the left was a spectacular view of Ellis Square. After we returned back that evening, we spent some time gazing from this window over at Ellis Square where people were enjoying the evening music & lights coming from several nearby restaurants & bars!

..plenty of reading material..

...plenty of refreshments courtesy of the hotel. The mini fridge also had plenty of can Coke & bottled water as well. .

The bathroom: well stocked with soaps, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, towels, 
toilet paper, and even face cleansing wipes.

Other amenities for the Standard Room include: 
    • Complimentary minibar with snacks and non-alcoholic beverages
    • Complimentary wireless internet
    • Complimentary local phone calls
    • Local bath toiletries
    • Lush king-size bed, crisp linens
    • Modern bathroom with walk-in shower
    • Soothing bath amenities for lounging
    • Lighted make-up mirror and hair dryer
    • In-room laptop safe
    • In-room Cuisinart® Two-To-Go coffeemaker
    • Cordless telephone
    • Ample work space with ergonomic chair
    • 42" flat panel television
    • MP3 docking station, alarm clock, radio and sound machine
    • Blackout drapes
    • Personal climate control
    • Iron & ironing board
    • Luggage rack

The hotels lobby decor also had a very modern style feel. There was a bar upon entry to the lobby with several separated waiting / sitting areas. The large windows had a spectacular view of the Square just outside.  The perfect spot while you wait for your car to be brought around!

The Terrace was the perfect spot to wind down after a long day of shooting (& exploring!) 
and catch up on some edits, emails, & social media. Enjoy a cocktail poolside, 
cozy up in a cabana, or enjoy the fire pit! 

In the morning we enjoyed a nice coffee in bed with a little work on the side, before getting the day started. 

Afterward, we took advantage of the hotels own farm - to - fork eatery located on the first floor, 22 Square Restaurant. They offer southern style cuisine using organic and fresh local produce, fish & meats.  We started our day with the amazing breakfast buffet offering fruits, pastries, meats, and cereals. They even had a grits & oatmeal section with several toppings to choose from! 


We wrapped up our stay Sunday afternoon. Our stay at Andaz was pretty amazing. The staff were more than kind and very accommodating to any needs we had. Should you ever find yourself planning a trip to historic Savannah, be sure you check them out. I actually can't wait to head back and stay with them again real soon! 

Hotel stay courtesy of Jackson Spalding & Toyota 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

2016 - Behind The Scenes!

Happy New Years! I am so thankful & blessed for a pretty amazing 2016. I have had the most fantastic clients a photographer could ask for, met some truly awesome people, and had the most amazing business opportunities I would have NEVER imagined would cross my path. So, I'm not making any NY resolutions this year, only goals for an even better 2017!

Some might think my shoots are all fun & games... and they're right! I always have the nicest, most laid back clients (to date) and that makes for a killer shoot. We laugh, we joke, sometimes we dance, sometimes we act silly, and sometimes we even cry (well, the little ones anyway).. But one things for sure- we always create magic. Here are just a few behind the scene looks from 2016. Here's to an amazing 2017!

Gettin' silly with it!

Sometimes it takes a little time to warm up to the situation..

Sometimes we get distracted..

When Daddy does silly things to make you laugh and then... you're DONE!

However many it takes to get the shot!

#HolyCityChicks September Behind the Scenes with The Charleston Weekender!

Behind the scenes of Bridal Shoot for Emily Kotarski Bridal

 #HolyCityChicks August shoot with The Charleston Weekender

 #HolyCityChicks November behind the scenes!


When the sun is KILLER so your assistant, along with the bridal assistants, 
help you out with that!

When your furry brother shows you love!

That time I followed Adam ( I Got Legs ) around and captured the top images, 
and turned them into the bottom image. 

Thankful for the Mom's that snap ME behind the scenes!

I can't wait to see you all again in 2017!