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My grandmother opening chocolates at Christmas.

My grandmother passed away a year ago today, January 30, 2019. She had Alzheimer’s and experienced a grueling decline over the course of a few years. Even so, her death came too quickly, and it was a shock to us. I saw her Christmas Eve 2018. She was in good spirits, although tired and needed […]

Memory is Fleeting; Photos are Forever

Portraits of my grandmother opening a Christmas gift.

Cue the Scarlett O’Hara accent. The stone pineapple statues on the front porch to symbolize that you’re welcome. The goodies on the kitchen table and rice cooking on the stove. Don’t forget the pound cake, old photos, stacks of books, and the History Channel playing on the TV. Oh, and the legendary catfish stew. Let’s […]

Portraits of My Grandmother

Charleston groom getting ready for his wedding.

One of the best things my husband and I did when we got married was hire someone to take photos of him getting ready on our wedding day. Our main photographer, of course, was scheduled to take getting ready photos of me. This is always the case; brides tend to get more love than the […]

Pre-wedding Groom Photos in Charleston, SC