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Intimate Beach Wedding | Susie & Travis

What a fun way to start the 2014 wedding season! I enjoy small gatherings, and this intimate beach wedding was no exception. Rather than have a full-blown affair and far-away vacation, these two honeymooned in their new home after Susie left the coast to move inland with Travis. She’s a fantastic hairdresser who developed a loyal customer base in Charleston. With her warm and friendly personality, I’m sure she’ll be successful in her new town, too.

Although it would have been interesting to see a bride do her own hair, I never even laid eyes on Susie until she walked down the Isle of Palms beach with her dad. Laid back and elegant — my kind of bride. Their beach ceremony was simple, sweet and sundrenched. The couple was surrounded by family, a few friends, some squawking gulls and a blustery breeze that reminded us it was not yet spring.

Lilies just might be my favorite flower, and Susie’s bouquet and giganti-lily in her hair was so perfect! After a few beach photos, I left the group to enjoy a wonderful dinner at The Boathouse on Breach Inlet. Congratulations, you two!

Intimate beach wedding on Isle of Palms, SC. © Carolina Photosmithstoryboard046storyboard047storyboard048storyboard049storyboard050storyboard051storyboard052storyboard053storyboard054storyboard055storyboard056storyboard057storyboard058storyboard059storyboard060storyboard061storyboard062storyboard063storyboard064storyboard065storyboard066storyboard067storyboard068storyboard069storyboard070storyboard071storyboard072storyboard074Ladies talk with happy bride as she arrives at reception. © Carolina Photosmith


  • damian burcher - Great set. I’m always put off doing shorter, smaller intimate weddings as I always panic thinking I won’t have enough time or things going on with guests to get interesting shots, you’re very brave!!ReplyCancel

    • admin - Thanks, Damian. I find it rather liberating to just have the people and setting to focus on. I had only an hour, so there was no leisure time or golden hour to play around with, but this was a fun way to start the Charleston wedding season with a charming couple.ReplyCancel

  • kong wai - Amazing photos. you captured everything perfectlyReplyCancel

  • The Spencers - So jealous you got to photograph this wedding, how beautiful! You’ve dealt with the sunshine beautifully and caught so many lovely moments! I bet they love all these images! xxReplyCancel

  • Danny - Wow these are some great images from what looks like a great wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Alyssa Schroeder - Beautiful photos, they look great and so filled with joy!ReplyCancel

  • Albert Palmer - Beautiful – love the look on the groom’s face!ReplyCancel

    • admin - Thanks for the notes, y’all! Albert, I loved Travis’s proud grin, too 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Adonye Jaja - Great job, what a sweet place to shoot! Looks romantic and fun!ReplyCancel

  • Steve Koo - Love the kissing shot with their shadows; great work!ReplyCancel

  • Ariana Watts - Gorgeous wedding and lovely images! Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • Susie - I am so thrilled with these pictures Jen! Thank you so much for capturing the most important day of our lives! xoReplyCancel

    • admin - I’m so glad you love them, Susie! You were such a beautiful bride! I really enjoyed documenting your day and hope you’re settling into your new town.ReplyCancel

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