Marles: Downtown Columbia, State House Columbia. SC

Marles is super sweet. She reached out to me when she realized I did photo sessions AND they included hair and makeup. She was so excited. She said she wanted to celebrate herself, feel pretty again and feel like a princess. She wore her mothers wedding dress to the photoshoot. And her favorite red dress to help her feel sassy.

You'd think this was a bridal shoot, but quite the opposite. Marles had recently just broken up with her bf of like 6 years. She thought they would be together forever. Fast forward a few yers - soon after Marles did this photoshoot, she met a guy! This guy from high school who actually always had a secret crush on her.

Now they are married and just had their first kid together! Lol, how cool is life. Plus, how amazing is it to lose everything - and then to start feeling confident about yourself again

xoxo stay beautiful


Trisha + Family | West Columbia Riverwalk Photoshoot | Columbia SC Best Family Photographer

This! 😭

So, by far my favorite thing to do is get a woman in front of my camera - and show her how beautiful she is. And watch her transform into a goddess in front of the lens. πŸ’ƒ

Especially if she doesn't give herself enough credit, or take enough days off. Or time to herself to just love and celebrate HER. πŸ’›

But you can't beat when she brings her beautiful family along, and now you are creating memories that will last a lifetime. πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦

Photos mom can look by on and feel absolutely BEAUTIFUL. And the kids..they grow so quick. So freezing that moment in time when all they wanted to do was snuggle with each other. 😊

And your hubby, your rock. Capturing the moments between you two. Of years together. Through thick and thin, and seeing you two - so beautiful, alive and in love. And being reminded of the day you dreamt of all of this. πŸ’

Family is everything. ❀️️

And one day these photographs will be PRICELESS. 🌻

For we can never be in this exact moment again. So wherever you're at today - celebrate it. Live in it. 🌸

And take a day to celebrate and love you, and this beautiful life you are living together <3

hair + makeup: Arriah Marie

Photoshoot: Sylather | Columbia SC Portrait Photographer

β€œYou can be gorgeous at thirty, charmimg at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life.”

―Coco Chanel”

The thing I love about Sylather is she is a firecracker! She is one of those women, I love being around because she has a goal, a vision, a dream! And when she talks about it - she just lights up.

Sylather specializes in empowering all women to live their life and TRAVEL. She is a travel expert, who knows how to scout out great deals on exotic places. She doesn't let her excuses come in the way. She is not a β€œOh well this would be nice, someday” type of lady. We all know the #1 thing stopping us from traveling is MONEY - but Sylather shows us how to live your life and go to these places, on a nickle & a dime, with her group Women Empowered to Travel.

When I last talked to her she was planning trips to Ireland! The UK! Germany. You name it, she's been so many places. And wants to empower you to do the same.

We did a photoshoot for her, so she could use these as her BRANDING images.

Having a powerful brand is so important and it starts with BEING TRUE TO YOURSELF.

And letting that drip all over everything you do.

That's why in these photos Sylather just wanted to show off her unique style and personality. Open, vibrant, exciting, fun and timeless!

Click this link to check her out: Women Empowered to Travel

xoxo stay beautiful,