Throughout my photography career, I have been blessed with the opportunity to work with some of my very best friends. One of my very favorite people is the very talented, Melissa Nocks, owner of Mel Nocks Photography and Dear Lissie in Greenville, South Carolina. I was thrilled when she asked me to photograph not just one but TWO weddings with her in the lowcountry over the weekend.
After a full Saturday of wedding photography on Hilton Head Island, we made our way to Magnolia Plantation on Sunday for the second of the two. Located near Charleston, Magnolia Plantation is home to one of the oldest gardens in America. If you’ve never been there, it definitely needs to be a priority on your bucket list. It is absolutely breathtaking. I had fun scouting the grounds for good places to take some landscapes. I only wish I had had more time to actually create them. I have included some outtakes in this post that I hope you will enjoy. I am currently working on a list of places I would like...
I have had so much fun creating shell images lately. I love the way the water, sand, and shells interact with each other in these compositions. This series began when I decided to take Oliver, my cocker spaniel, to the beach to enjoy the surf and I noticed that there was an extraordinary amount of hermit crabs out and about. It must have been their weekend for love because they were scattered all along the waters edge in pairs. Their bodies digging into the sand kept them in place when the waves crashed over them and the water brought out the colors in the shells beautifully. I decided to come back with my macro lens and here we are. I hope you enjoy looking at these images as much as I enjoyed making them!
I am so excited that my photograph was selected as one of the top 25 images in my category in the 2015 SCW/Hampton Fund Photo Contest. My entry was chosen to appear in the TOP 100 Gallery at the 2015 Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic, March 27-29, 2015, in Columbia at the State Fair Grounds.
The Classis is open:
Friday, March 27 - Noon until 8:00 pm
Saturday, March 28 - 9:00 am until 7:00 pm
Sunday, March 29 - 11:00 am until 6:00 pm
If you're planning on going to the Classic, stop by the Moore Building and check out the winners!