Jewish Irish Destination Wedding

There’s always something special about a couple who have embraced and committed to each for years before their wedding ceremony.

After dreaming of their beach wedding, it was great to see the bride and groom interact and joke with their friends before the ceremony. You can see from their first look photos, how connected the bride and groom felt to each other.

engagement ring and wedding band rest onto of a piano for a macro shot

bride poses in hallway with her reflection in picture frame before her wedding ceremony

bride and groom share a first look before the wedding and bride kisses groom's cheek

bride and groom face each other smiling and holding hands before their wedding

We were worried that the weather was going to rain on our parade, but the Corey-O’Conner destination wedding ended up having a beautiful sunny day. Emotions were heartfelt throughout the ceremony as a blend of Jewish and Irish traditions framed their union. Having a little boy myself, I enjoyed watching their son and all of his poses. He had a mind of his own and brought energy and laughs in boatloads.

niece kisses bride as she gives her away during the wedding ceremony

bride smiles will cupping the groom's face during the wedding ceremony and a happy moment

Bride and groom smash a glass as a tribute to jewish wedding traditions

bride and groom laugh and smile while walking down the aisle as husband and wife

the couple's son jokes in the hotel lobby with thumbs up

I was impressed at their reception hall too. Deb and Steve seated their guests on the 16th floor of the Hilton. When you walked into the room, the ocean side was nothing but windows! Light poured in and the food smelled delicious as we all sat overlooking a blue sky and calm ocean.

the dessert table included a beach theme wedding cake, cake pops, and cupcakes

When Deb and Steve cut the cake, it was one of their cutest moments from the night. Deb fed Steve and, instead of cake smashing him, took a bite off the end of his piece and kissed him.

bride and groom share their wedding cake during the reception

the wedding couple pose cheek to cheek for portraits at the beach

The chair dance was a lot of fun too! Between Steve teasing Deb and all of their friends and family tearing up the dance floor, the day was none short of perfect.

bride and groom kiss at the end of the their first dance surrounded by the wedding party

groom dances with his son as their enjoy the band and reception party

the bride picks up her son and twirls him around as the groom looks at them lovingly.

bride and groom laugh and enjoy the jewish chair dance during the wedding reception

groom dances during a jewish tradition with family and friends

bride points up to the sky during the wedding reception

bride, groom, friends, and family jump in the air during the wedding party for a fun photo

Overall, I was impressed with them. Steve and Deb planned and coordinated a successful wedding by themselves. Congratulations to you both, I wish you many more years of happiness!

bride and groom pose on the beach for a wedding portrait


Ceremony/Reception: Hilton at Kingston Plantation

Florist: Callas Florist

Photography: Carl Kerridge Photography

Videography: Reuben Long

Cake and Desserts: Croissants Bistro & Bakery

Entertainment: Permanent Vacation

Proposal and Fairytale Wedding

I feel as if I’ve watched Jamesha grow up, so I was thrilled when I head of her proposal. I first met her when she danced in Horry County Dancing with the Stars, representing the Early High School Education Program. She and her partner performed a beautiful tango. The past few years, Jamesha as bloomed into a Myrtle Beach professional and dazzled the social scene.


Last year at a friend’s wedding, a little birdie rumored that a proposal would soon be in the works.



As the story goes, Kelly had a plan A, B, and C for the proposal. After sharing her birthday by going to the beach, enjoying herself, and dinner with her family, Jamesha would get her biggest birthday surprise when she returned to their house. Kelly called her out into the living room. As she walked out, he was down on one knee proposing in the perfect place – their home.









I enjoyed shooting their engagement portraits and watching them plan their special day. Kelly surprised Jamesha with priceless Diamonds for her wedding gift. Jamesha surprised her Beau equally, with a very authentic and timeless treasure. Our beautiful couple said “I do,” at Atalaya Castle with friends and family. He father was our jokester and her mother was as beautiful as she’s always been. Speaking of fun, who could forget the roast and toasts? The weather couldn’t have been more perfect as our couple photobombed each other, danced and cut up the entire night.








I can not think of anything but happiness in the future for this couple. I am very thankful to have been apart of this chapter in their lives and I consider them dear friends. 










Guys, congratulations! May every year increase with happiness and may all the days of your lives be full of adventures.






Planner/Florist: Willow Event Designs
Catering: Gourmet Cafe
Rentals: Event Works
Entertainment: DJ Bryant White
Lighting: RSG Events
Desserts: Flower Child

Wedding Best, Trash the Dress

This is how to include your hubby in a raunchy ‘Trash the Dress’ shoot – Rin and Jeffry style!

As soon as the Bride showed up, I knew that this couple was going to be wild and fun. We first met for coffee and immediately threw out just about all the traditions, no minister (just a notary friend),  no DJ (ipod rooftop in Garden City), no Isle to walk down (both guys and gals had there own side to enter from), hand written vows, barefoot (toes touching the water), no engagement shoot, no bridal, private first look at Huntington State Park. Of all these things, that I loved about this unique beach wedding, it was the idea of a trash the dress shoot the day after the wedding with our intimate couple that really enticed me to work with this couple.

Bride “Let’s walk down the beach far enough to be private and end up soaked”

Me (inner monologue “hell to the yeah”) “Totally cool, I just need the camera to stay dry”


Here are some sneak peaks of these two love birds as they roll, splash and chase!

















Fine Art Photography: Rain on the Wedding Day

    Love and Fine Art-

It has no limitations and touches gently in every way.

Before I was contacted about the wedding, I knew Hillary from SeaBlue Restaurant. When I saw her, I always felt as if I were chatting with a friend. When I first met Hillary and Adam together, their personalities just bubbled in front of me. The fact that they knew my fine art from the restaurant was great. They loved my style from the get go, they wanted fine art compositions, lots of black and whites and to have fun, tons of fun.

One thing I remember from their engagement shoot was how easy they were to photograph together. It was obvious which way he was going and which way she was going. They just molded together. As a wedding photojournalist of Myrtle Beach, every image spoke volumes of their dedication to and for each other. And the morning of their wedding? Smiles, jokes, and (of course) shots!

It’s one of the best good luck omens for there to be rain on the wedding day. The sky kept at bay as the bride and groom said their “I do’s,” and their family and friends “returned to the sea” blessings and best wishes for the happy couple. We ended up waiting for the limo to pick the bride and groom up. In the meantime, I shared a nice moment with the couple just talking about their favorite things. It was just another chance to get to know them better. Then… we started placing bets on how the party was about to go down.

Arriving at SeaBlue Restaurant for their reception, the coupled entered with a dance that set the mood for the entire evening – light-hearted, fun, and hilarious entertainment. Everyone was on the make shift dance floor, tables were moved to the side and even the furniture became a prop to help you shake it – which gave new meaning to Momma’s got her groove, and Papa’s got a brand-new bag.

You should know that it did, indeed, rain.
How do you pick a favorite image? It gets harder the closer I become to my couples. Scroll to the bottom so see the beauty between them!

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