Kayla Bride Port-14

For Kayla’s bridal portrait, it only made sense to head to the beautiful venue that she and John Edward would exchange vows, Old Cokesbury College in Hodges, SC.  Opened in 1854 as a women’s college, it has since become a go to venue for weddings and receptions.  With it’s large columns and beautiful staircases, it’s the perfect spot for a classic bride like Kayla. We met up on a hot evening in May to shoot these gorgeous photos and I’m… Read more »

Timberock at Hopkins Farm Wedding Video

What a great bride and groom for this gorgeous wedding video at Timberock at Hopkins Farm in Simpsonville, SC.  Never have I had such a nice couple that was not only amazing to work with, but some of the nicest people and family that I have had the pleasure to video :).  There was nothing but smiles start to finish on this gorgeous, and yes a little hot day in June! The church wedding at Fairview Presbyterian Church in Simpsonville… Read more »


We had the pleasure of shooting the wedding photos and the wedding video for Justin and Jordan at their destination wedding in Hilton Head, SC back on May 10 of this year.  But today was big reception for all their friends back home!  The photo booth showed up and brought the party like always.  It was so much fun and we are so happy that we got so many good shots for the happy couple!  Congrats for the second time… Read more »


Bridal portraits are so much fun!  But they can also be stressful for a bride.  It’s the first time she is putting her entire wedding day look together and sometimes, things are how they bride normally would have them.  Abbigail though, pulled them all together stunningly!  She was a beautiful bride! Now that she and Jeff are husband and wife, I’m super excited to share her beautiful bridal portraits with you!  It was a rainy afternoon when we got together… Read more »

willow creek conservatory wedding video

This wedding video at the Willow Creek Conservatory in Landrum, SC had my jaw dropped all day long at just how beautiful this venue was.  From the waterfalls and the covered bridge, to the sounds of the waterwheel and the trees in the backdrop, and did mention how gorgeous the house was too.  OK, I really have to stop now because I could go on and on forever about how gorgeous the backdrop of this wedding was.  It was a… Read more »


The rain clouds where in the sky and thunder was booming in the distance, but the rain held off just long enough for this gorgeous wedding.  From the laughs and smiles at the first look before the ceremony, through the cheers after the first kiss, the wedding was a fun one from start to finish!  What a great day to get married and at a gorgeous Rutherfordton, NC venue!  This was my first time at the Green River Plantation and… Read more »


It’s not every day that one of your own gets married!!!  Jenny came to use as a bride in February of this year for her wedding video, but in the last few months has become a great member of the Southern Jewel Photography team helping with our photo booths.  So when it came time for her big day, it’s easy to say we were excited, but also, a little nervous as we wanted her day to be better than perfect! … Read more »