The Sanders family has to have been one of my most favorite customers over the years. Not only did I have the pleasure of photographing all three daughter's weddings, but they were three of the most enjoyable events I have ever covered. Each wedding took place at St. Mary's Catholic Church in downtown Charleston, but each reception was at a different location. Stephanie's was at the Old Exchange Building. Mindy's was at the Hibernian Hall and Alison's was the Mill's House Hotel. All were very classy and fun events.
The three Sanders' daughters, Alison, Stephanie and Mindy. (from left)
This is Christi. Her mom Gail was one of my first customers back in the very early '80s. We did some fashion photography in Summerville, Charleston and Sullivan's Island. I also photographed her wedding in 1986, I believe.
Anyway.....her daughter Christi is following in her footsteps and needed to update her headshots. Here is a sample.
The sea gull above kept an eye on me and made sure I didn't get too close.
Baby geese (below) were everywhere, as well as their droppings..... The "beach" at Short Stay was closed due to alligator reports. This eight foot guy was captured, medicated and then gift wrapped so he could be relocated to a safer location. Today's quiz, if you "could" count the teeth in an alligator's mouth, how many would there be?
Dustin's parents, Marty & Theresa Gavin (above) , found humor in one of the younger wedding guests. Elizabeth's sister Lynn (below), fans herself to stay cool. Elizabeth and her mom hug one more time before leaving for the beach. Dustin's mom and her three daughters, Julianne, Tara & Erin (from left) Three generations dance together. Kaitlyn catches sight of the wedding cake. After the formal portraits, Dustin and Elizabeth spent a few moments getting their feet wet. Smiling to the camera, Elizabeth and Dustin make their way to the receiving line.
Lynn shot this photo at the exact moment I shot mine. Great timing for her. Now I need to find my photo to see if she may be visible. I will post photos from Elizabeth & Dustin's wedding soon, after we go through the hundreds of images taken......
Elizabeth with her bridesmaids, soon to be mother-in-law, sister (maybe) and sister-in-laws. From left to right: Elizabeth, Lynn, Tara, Theresa Gavin, Julianne & Erin Kaitlyn Dustin's dad, Marty Mrs. Fishel & Mrs. Gavin, the two moms. My new friend Sean, stays hydrated by balancing a bottle of purified water. Dustin and his dad, Marty Three extra "groomsmen" prepare for tomorrow's wedding. Everyone will be dressed in white, the duck's outfits come complete with tails. Elizabeth and Trish Dustin and Kaitlyn Elizabeth & Dustin had their rehearsal dinner at Short Stay near Moncks Corner. Here is a portrait of them at sunset.