Batik is an ancient oriental method of staining artwork onto silk. First, you mask off anything you want to stay white by painting with melted wax, then spray with colored water. Repeat painting with wax and spraying with various colors until your desired color/ effect is finished. Then melt all the wax back off. This piece was done on watercolor paper back in 2004 or 2005.
Atalaya castle has been on the top of my list of places to go back to since taking Autumn's senior pictures there. Between the old brick walls, vines, skylights, and the beach, it could easily become one of my favorite places ever... if only I lived closer to Myrtle Beach!
We went to the beach, downtown Charleston, and an old country house out in Ridgeville to take Kayla's senior pictures. These had to have been some of the most fun shoots I've ever gotten to do- and we got some great pictures too! Her boyfriend Ben even agreed to pose for a few!
I can honestly say that Jennifer & Brett's wedding was life-changing. It was actually what got me started in the field of photography! Jen is an old friend from high school, and she asked me to take her wedding photos because she knew I was artistic (I drew a lot during class lol). I told her I'd never done photography before but that I'd be happy to try... so I ordered my first camera through the mail, shot my first-ever photography job a month later, and never looked back!
Olivia has been one of my closest friends since high school and I'm SO thrilled to have been able to photograph her wedding! Everything was absolutely perfect and I couldn't be happier for her and Andrew. Guys, I wish you both the happiest fairy-tale marriage ever!! (And PS I can't wait to visit and see the beautiful baby Sophie again soon!!)
Elizabeth was such a pretty bride! Her wedding to Shawn was as personalized and special as they get- surrounded by close family and friends at their home church out in the country, with homemade decorations, homemade food, and an overwhelming amount of love.
My camera's first out-of-state adventure! I got to bring it with me to a friend's wedding in Atlanta-- except I didn't have to shoot the wedding, which left me free to get creative and wander around the city a little. It was a lot of fun, I love taking my camera on adventures... hopefully I'll be able to go exploring more often after I graduate!