Congratulations to Michelle + Peter! Married last month at the charming I'On Meeting House in Mount Pleasant, lovingly surrounded by their closest family and friends, who came to show their support from near and far.
As the sun's early golden rays painted streaks of light across the courtyard of the I'On Meeting House, I could hear lively laughter and affectionate cheers as I neared the bed and breakfast where Michelle, the bride-to-be, was preparing for her Wedding Day.
I knew within minutes of meeting Michelle and Peter that together we were going to have great working chemistry. Michelle and Peter met while working at the same High School together. They were both instructors in the band department at the High School when Peter asked Michelle to Olive Garden, where they shared their first date and fell in love. Fun fact about myself: I've played the saxophone and various other instruments proficiently now for over ten years. All band geeks share a common, unbroken bond of friendship, which is evident in the photos we created!
It was a beautiful day for a wedding, and for photography, as the day progressed smoothly and without a hitch. Michelle and Peter's wedding ceremony was short and sweet, and the soft glow of the warm afternoon light seeping in through the Meeting House's westward facing chapel windows kissed the faces of the families perfectly as I took their portraits.
We allotted ninety minutes or so to stroll around the quaint downtown square at I'On community of Mount Pleasant, photographing in elaborate arched doorways, tucked-away courtyards, and backstreet nooks and hideaways enveloped by palm trees and other greenery.
Sunset proved to give its blessing to Michelle and Peter, and lit the sky with hues of pinks, purples and magentas. Capturing sunset wedding day photos is probably my favorite part of the day. To really bring out the full beauty of the scene that was unfolding, I set up one off-camera flash speedlite and lit the couple against the dramatic sunset.
It was a wonderful experience to photograph Michelle + Peter's wedding day and tell their story. Thank you for reading, please enjoy these photos from the day.
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