Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Who stole my camera?

Someone stole my camera. That is the only explanation I have. So...someone confess. Here are the days surrounding the mysterious photos...

Brian and I crammed lots of things into our last few days in Charleston. We went to see the Hunley, we ate at several places we had been meaning to go to, and we went to the aquarium.

And then someone stole my camera? Because we were moving, I haven't had a chance to transfer images from my point and shoot camera to my computer in a couple of weeks. So...I did that today. And look what I found! I have NO idea who these people are or where these pictures were taken.

So in after the mystery photos were taken, we went out to Edgars at Wild Dunes to have dinner with Russ and Thuy and Lea and to listen to Mark.

Before moving into our new house - I must confess - I enjoyed a couple of luxurious days soaking in the pool and being lazy at my mama's house in the country.

But there is still a mystery to be solved here. Who stole my camera???

While I am waiting for the confession - be sure to enter this month's contest. I will draw a winner tomorrow!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Signing out for a few days...

The packers come tomorrow and we will be moving Wednesday. So...I will be busy packing and unpacking for the next week. Then, as soon as we get almost settled into our new house - I leave for a destination wedding at Canouan Island. Therefore, it may be a while before I am able to blog again. In the meantime - be sure to enter the current contest. I will draw a winner when I return from Canouan.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Live on the Early Show with Hootie & the Blowfish

The Early Show (CBS) aired live from Charleston this morning so we headed down to the battery bright and early to watch Harry, Dave, and musical guest Hootie and the Blowfish. I went with my photographer friend Lea, my florist friend Thuy, and Teresa - my aunt who is visiting from Tallahassee. Sorry...she doesn't have a website. ha!

I'm so glad I have fun friends who are not too cool to do such silly things!

We arrived really early (about 6:00 a.m.), and they guys from Hootie and the Blowfish were warming up.

The sunrise over the harbor was beautiful.

Harry Smith, anchor of The Early Show was happy to see us . . .

. . . and ran over for a quick group picture! lol

Then Dave Price saw us and waved hello.

He also asked for a group photo! hahaha I love the way he is looking over at his shoulder at Lea to see who was back there.

I think everyone in Charleston skipped work this morning watch. One lady even had a "Hey Boss - we'll be late!" sign.

At 7:00 the show began...

There were even boaters out in the harbour watching.

This picture is so funny. Lea yelled hello to Darius Rucker and he was giving the peace sign. But the look on his face at this moment is so funny. Now I'm wondering if it wasn't really a peace sign - but a secret symbol for the police to restrain us! ha

Dean Felber...

Mark Bryan...

Hootie and the Blowfish were awesome!

Fun times! Thanks for going Teresa, Lea, and Thuy!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

A Day In the Life of Kade

Kade is a super cute almost first grader who belongs to my friend Sha. I went over Tuesday morning to have some fun and shoot a day in the life session.

Kade has a cool, blue room filled with all kinds of fun boy things.

I had lots of fun hanging out with him. We played dinosaurs.

Then we played Simon Says, but Kade was way too smart for me to fool him.

He showed off his skills on his big sister's computer.

Then we went outside to play.
I love this shot - it cracks me up!
This really wasn't posed. Kade flopped down on his bed for a minute when we headed back inside.
He soon came to life again as king of the bobbleheads.
He has quite an extensive collection. His favorite is the Comcast bobblehead...probably because he loves hockey and his dad works at Comcast. Anyway - Mr. Comcast was in serious talks with the Georgia Bulldog. And I hate to say it - but I think the bulldog was going to win.

I love this picture of Kade digging for toys under his bed!
Kade built a really tall tower, and he wanted me to take a picture that would make him look tall too!
Outside for a quick ride...


Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Katie & Joey at Avondale Wine and Cheese

Katie and Joey will be getting married this fall at Lowndes Grove Plantation in Charleston. I met them Monday night for their get to know you session.

Katie and Joey mentioned on their questionnaire that they like wine tasting so I made arrangements to meet them at Avondale Wine and Cheese. It is a cute little spot on the Savannah Highway that you should check out! They don't have a website, but their phone number is 843-769-5444. Thank you Manoli for letting us take over the place with our cameras! :)

Katie and Joey tasted some wine (obviously...)

...and then we roamed around the store looking for photo ops.

Katie and Joey were great sports and did whatever I asked...you gotta love that!

Joey was really excited about showing the photos to all his friends from work. I think this shot will be his favorite for showing off to the buddies...
But seriously...I have always loved the cute wall at Poe's and have always wanted to use it!

It was really hot outside, but we walked around and got some great shots.

Most people probably don't know it - but there is a beautiful waterfall to the right of this garage door setting. Or something like that.

Although you really can't see it in the picture, Joey has a small G tatto on his leg. It stands for Georgia. Right Katie? Go dawgs!

A little sun flare...

Sweet - I love the lines in this one.

I love these shots which were actually taken on the side of a thrift store building.

I loved the black and green. The green wall is Sublime Pies and Cakes. I'm dying to try one of their key lime pies.

I couldn't resist this cute "I heart" window.

We finished by going back to Avondale Wine & Cheese and took a few traditional shots.

I can't forget the photobooth style strip...

Thanks Katie and Joey for letting us videotape. If that works out - I'll be sure to send you a link.

You can see their slideshow here or view all of the photos and make purchases here.


Friday, July 13, 2007


Just a reminder to enter the contest for free ice cream!

Jennifer & Gavin's Wedding Album

Jennifer and Gavin were married in April at beautiful Middleton Plantation. I just finished their album design if you would like to take a peek...

William and Stephanie - Charleston

This is William. You may recognize him. He is President of the South Carolina Geode Society. I recently did a fashion shoot with him for the cover of their latest newsletter.

Hahaha just kidding! William was striking a silly pose and I caught it. But I have to pick on him ever since I read on his wedding blog something about the cake lady being his favorite vendor. I just can't seem to forgive him for that. But I know...it's time to move on! lol

Stephanie and William were married in May. You can see their wedding photos by going to my May blog archives. Yesterday we had a photo shoot downtown so that they would have some non-wedding photos. We met in the garden of their friend's beautiful Church Street home.

Yesterday must have been the hottest day of the year. Did I mention we did this shoot at 1:00? That was totally crazy to do - but it was the only time we could do it. Stephanie and William looked great though!

A little kiss by the geodes...

Don't ask what this shot was all about. We were just having a little weird, artsy fun. I think the heat was beginning to get to us.

You can see all of William and Stephanie's photos here.

It was great seeing you two again! Give William and Stephanie a call at Beacon Communications if you need any computer help! They are great!