Senior Portrait Session Simpsonville, SC

Alissa brought lots of outfits for this senior session so we got to try out lots of different poses and moved all over the property to get shots on the swing, in the green grass, and the tall wheat grass too!  This senior portrait session was so much fun and we got a ton of great shots!  I love working with my seniors and families as much as I love working with my #sjbrides!  Can’t wait to work with Alissa… Read more »

Downtown Greer Engagement Session 001

Wow what an amazing couple.  The laughs that we got to share in the alleys and side streets of downtown Greer, SC during this Downtown Greer engagement session were priceless. Everything from the cute looks Bridie would give her man, or the comments Bumper made about her too!  They had me chuckling all night long!  The weather was calling for rain but we risked it and I am sure glad we did as this engagement session came out amazing. We… Read more »


Good things happen on mission trips, but little did they know that on this mission trip, they would meet their future spouse.  Kayla and John met on a mission trip and dated all throughout high school.  And from there, they never looked back again!  A few years down the road, John dropped to one knee next to a stone fireplace, and asked for Kayla’s hand in marriage with all of their family near by :). John and Kayla had their… Read more »

Greenville SC Wedding Video On Your Cell Phone

So you’ve wedding is over, and you’ve got your DVD at home with all your great moments and your highlight video too…but you want to show your friends at work, or maybe while out at dinner…well NOW YOU CAN!!!!! Introducing Southern Jewel Photography’s latest feature, MobileDVD.  Now you can watch your DVD anywhere you have WIFI or Cellular Data coverage straight from your Mobile Phone.  From your web enabled mobile device, just visit your custom web URL and that’s it,… Read more »

Duncan Estate Bridal Portraits

I am so happy to be able to share Katy’s gorgeous bridal portraits!  Katy’s wedding was last weekend and we are now able to show off her amazing bridals!  These shots of her are some of my favorites I have ever taken inside the stunning Duncan Estate home!  I can’t get over how the light looked and how beautiful she looked in her dress.  And her face in some of these shots, WOW! I have always loved shooting at Duncan… Read more »

Rock Quarry Greenville SC Senior Session

Heather picked a perfect day for this senior portrait session and she picked one of my favorite places too at the Rock Quarry Gardens in Greenville, SC.  The greens and the flowers make the perfect backdrop for any session but this one was great!  She even had her puppy and her sister for a few of the shots too!  I don’t get to do family sessions and senior sessions all that often but when I do, I love getting to… Read more »

Hyatt Greenville Enagement Session

Lauren and Ryan weren’t gonna let something like a little rain ruin their engagement portraits!  When I showed up at the Hyatt in downtown Greenville, SC, I had just run a few blocks in the POURING rain and let’s just say, I was a little wet :).  Thank goodness for water resistant camera bags (which I put my purse in too)!  When I first got there I was really worried because I know they had wanted to go outside, but… Read more »

AJ WedSM-83

“Just a small town girl, livin’ in a lonely world, she took the midnight train goin’ anywhere. Just a city boy, born and raised in South Detroit, he took the midnight train goin’ anywhere.” We all know the song by Journey, but Abbigail and Jeff actually lived it! But it wasn’t a train, it was a plane! Back in November 2013, Abbigail was traveling back to her hometown of Windsor, NC after visiting a friend in Greenville and Jeff, who… Read more »


Nate and Molly’s wedding video at Pretty Place Chapel, also known as Fred W. Symmes Chapel, was perfect!  The wedding ceremony overlooking the beautiful mountain skyline had love in the air as they said their wedding vows then it was off to Holly Tree Country Club in Simpsonville, SC for their wedding reception!  After a little bit of a drive, the dancing and fun went into the night as the party to celebrate their wedding continued! The speeches and toasts… Read more »