Posts Tagged 'Beach Engagement Pictures'

March 25, 2015

As time passes along, more oftentimes than not, we tend to forget those little romantic moments from our youth.  I can no longer remember the face of the boy who gave me my first Valentine, nor the one who passed me my first love letter in grade school. I’m certain, at the time, these were major events in my life. But as I grew older, the major events from my youth turned into minor ones and ultimately became forgotten.
I’m guessing the main reason for this, is that I found my true love while in college, and everything else seemed to diminish in comparison.

For Katie and Miles, the story is just the opposite. While in the 7th grade at Laurens Academy, Katie looked out the window as the ‘new boy’ from Beaufort, SC, and his parents toured the middle school campus.  Unbeknownst to Katie, Miles, aka the ‘new boy’ spotted her in the window and told his Dad, “I’m going to date that girl.”

The two remained friends throughout middle and high school, and nearly all the memories of their youth include each other.  As friends often do, the two went their separate ways after high school, Miles to Anderson University and Katie to the University of South Carolina. But even with the distance, the two remained close — incidentally, both their families were also avid Gamecock fans.

After graduation, the couple finally began dating. Nearly a lifetime of friendship culminated itself last fall, as the two excitedly planned to attend College Game Day. As they neared The Horseshoe, they could hear the sounds of crowd and the “Mighty Sound of the Southeast” band — excitement was at a peak.  Suddenly, with the sound of Sandstorm in the background, Miles wraps his arms around Katie, whispers “I love you,” and drops to one knee to propose.

Nearly six months later, Katie, Miles and I planned an adventure to Hunting Island State Park . None of us had ever been there and the drive in was seriously enchanting. Unfortunately, our session fell on an extremely chilly and windy day, but you would have never known in the images that sweet Katie had lost all feeling in her toes and was covered in goosebumps nearly the entire time.  But love has a way of diminishing those things you know . . .

I thank my Lord above for placing Miles in my life and allowing me the joy of soaking up every last bit of him and of our lives together, forever — Katie

Hunting Island Wedding Photographer001 Hunting Island Wedding Photographer002 Hunting Island Wedding Photographer004 Hunting Island Wedding Photographer005Hunting Island Wedding Photographer003 Hunting Island Wedding Photographer006 Hunting Island Wedding Photographer007 Hunting Island Wedding Photographer008 Hunting Island Wedding Photographer009 Hunting Island Wedding Photographer010 Hunting Island Wedding Photographer011 Hunting Island Wedding Photographer012 Hunting Island Wedding Photographer013 Hunting Island Wedding Photographer014 Hunting Island Wedding Photographer015 Hilton Head Wedding Photographer Beach Engagement Hilton Head Wedding Photographer Hunting Island Wedding Photographer019 Hunting Island Wedding Photographer020 Beaufort Wedding Photographer Hunting Island Wedding Photographer022 Hunting Island Wedding Photographer023 Hunting Island Wedding Photographer024 Hunting Island Wedding Photographer025 Hunting Island Wedding Photographer026 Hunting Island Wedding Photographer027 Hunting Island Wedding Photographer028 Hunting Island Wedding Photographer029 Hunting Island Wedding Photographer030 Hunting Island Wedding Photographer031 Hunting Island Wedding Photographer032 Hilton Head Wedding Photographer Hunting Island Wedding Photographer034 Hunting Island Wedding Photographer035 Hunting Island Wedding Photographer036 Hunting Island Wedding Photographer037 Hunting Island Wedding Photographer038 Hunting Island Wedding Photographer039 Hunting Island Wedding Photographer040 Hunting Island Wedding Photographer041


December 31, 2014

So….when you’re in a faraway location, you have no friends or family close by, and you’re about to embark on yet another photo adventure to a place you’ve never seen, sometimes the fastest way to acclimate yourself is with an internet search of the location. In other words, try to blend in with the locals. This session was at Muir Beach, near Mill Valley, CA, and promised to be a dramatically romantic setting.  It also promised to be a little daring, given the ‘Tips’ I found on the website. Just my kind of session!

There I met my couple, Lib and Magnus, who are true Californians in every since of the word — in-love, carefree, adventurous and totally captivating.

Just before our short session, I was staring in wonderment at the scenes before me. They were utterly gorgeous — crashing waves, high cliffs, winds blowing from the coastal waters — it was like a dream world.  I tried to keep in mind the ‘Tips’ I had read on the website:
Tip #1 – “The site is scenic but windy.”
Tip #2 –  “Avoid the Overlook Trail if you’re afraid of heights.”
Tip #3 – “Cliffs along the coast are isolated and very dangerous.”
Tip #4 – “Use caution. There are no lifeguards.”

I gave the ‘Tips’ no more than a fleeting thought as we headed to the water, then scaled the cliffs for the perfect picture.  More than ever, I could feel my surroundings as the beauty captivated my soul.  I was in my element — a destination shoot, a trip into the unknown, and an adventure that keeps me yearning for more.

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” ~ Susan Sontag


San Francisco Wedding Photographer001 San Francisco Wedding Photographer002 San Francisco Wedding Photographer003 San Francisco Engagement Picture San Francisco Wedding Photographer005 San Francisco Wedding Photographer006 San Francisco Wedding Photographer007 San Francisco Wedding Photographer008 San Francisco Wedding Photographer009 San Francisco Wedding Photographer010 San Francisco Engagement Session San Francisco Wedding Photographer012 San Francisco Wedding Photographer013 San Francisco Wedding Photographer014 San Francisco Wedding Photographer015 San Francisco Wedding Photographer016

October 22, 2014

Prior to my recent trip to San Francisco, I connected with Ali & Parker. Little did I know they would lead me to one of the most extraordinary places I’d ever seen…

A gorgeous couple, each with an awesome personality, Ali & Parker are down to earth, fun loving, and above all, madly in love with each other.  We discovered a place about 1-1/2 hours from the city which we felt would be perfect for photos — Point Reyes National Seashore.

A quick online search told me this seashore was “A Natural Sanctuary, A Human Haven — From its thunderous ocean breakers crashing against rocky headlands and expansive sand beaches to its open grasslands, brushy hillsides, and forested ridges, Point Reyes offers visitors over 1500 species of plants and animals to discover. Home to several cultures over thousands of years, the Seashore preserves a tapestry of stories and interactions of people.”  Sounds perfect, right?

The drive to Point Reyes reminded me of the curvy mountain roads back home in West Virginia; however, these California roads were accompanied by steep cliffs which dropped straight into the ocean, minus the guardrails.  The drive itself was truly unbelievable. I have done a great deal of traveling in my life, both in and outside the United States, and I honestly must say this area is one of the most beautiful I’ve seen. I was just captivated by it.

During the drive, I was envisioning a beautiful sunset, golden light, and all the beauty of a West Coast photo. When we arrived, with only an hour to shoot, the location was 100% fog covered. Nothing like I’d envisioned. But as Ali & Parker stepped into the mist, the only word that came to my mind was ‘epic.’ It was one of those instances that a mere photo could never do justice.  It was just the most peaceful and tranquil shoot I’ve done, and the experience will always be with me.

Following the shoot, we drove back along the wild and curvy roads to a cozy little pizzeria for dinner and drinks.  We formed a great friendship, and it was like we’d known each other for years.

Without question, two of my favorite things to do in life is travel and photograph people who are madly in love. Both of these ‘favorites’ were obviously met during this trip.  I’ll be blogging about a few more of my West Coast adventures in the weeks ahead  — hopefully they’ll be the start of many more adventures to come.

To travel is to live ~ Hans Christian Anderson

San Francisco Wedding Photographer 001 San Francisco Wedding Photographer 002 San Francisco Wedding Photographer 003 San Francisco Wedding Photographer 004 California Wedding Photographer San Francisco Wedding Photographer 006 San Francisco Wedding Photographer 007 San Francisco Wedding Photographer 008 San Francisco Engagement Session San Francisco Wedding Photographer 010 San Francisco Wedding Photographer 011 San Francisco Wedding Photographer 012 Destination Wedding Photographer San Francisco Wedding Photographer 014 San Francisco Wedding Photographer 016International Wedding Photographer San Francisco Wedding Photographer 017Beach Engagement Pictures San Francisco Wedding Photographer 019



May 03, 2014

Family and friends aside, I absolutely love couples and traveling.  So when the opportunity recently presented itself to combine all of these together, I couldn’t have been happier.

Amy and Jeff are getting married in November at The Garden Cafe in York, SC, and knowing of their love for the beach, I let them know I would be at Hilton Head if they were interested in an engagement session at that location. Even with their hectic schedules and demanding jobs, they jumped at the chance for a quick weekend get-away.

There are few things in the world that are never tiring to me, regardless of how many times I’ve seen them — sunrise and sunset. The beauty and warmth captivate me, and never fail to leave me in awe.
The sunrise for our 6:45am session was no exception. Meeting on the beach, we started right to work. Aside from a few runners and an older couple picking up seashells, the beach was nearly vacant at that time.

The love and adoration Amy and Jeff show towards one another is simply effortless. You could immediately tell these two are certainly happiest when they’re together.

We ended our session at Harbour Town which was unparalleled in beauty, with the ocean and the yachts.

Prior to our Engagement Session,  I asked the couple what they really love most about each other. Amy said, “Jeff always wants every day that we’re together to be special.”
I think this day would certainly fall under that heading.

If you want to know how much I love you,count the waves.  ~ Anonymous

Hilton Head Julia Laible001 Hilton Head Julia Laible002 Hilton Head Julia Laible003 Hilton Head Julia Laible004 Hilton Head Julia Laible005 Hilton Head Julia Laible006 Hilton Head Julia Laible007 Hilton Head Julia Laible008 Hilton Head Julia Laible009 Hilton Head Julia Laible010 Hilton Head Julia Laible011 Hilton Head Julia Laible012 Hilton Head Julia Laible013 Hilton Head Julia Laible014 Hilton Head Julia Laible015 Hilton Head Julia Laible016 Hilton Head Julia Laible017 Hilton Head Julia Laible018 Hilton Head Julia Laible019 Hilton Head Julia Laible020 Hilton Head Julia Laible021 Hilton Head Julia Laible022 Hilton Head Julia Laible023 Hilton Head Julia Laible024 Hilton Head Julia Laible025 Hilton Head Julia Laible026

October 29, 2013

It never ceases to amaze me how much I have in common with some of my clients.
When meeting Jenna and Andrew for the first time, it was amazing how many similarities we shared — a love of the Charleston, SC waterfront, a romantic walk on the beach, meeting our future spouse while attending college, and most of all, conquering the tests of a long distance relationship.
For many months while attending the University of South Carolina, Jenna and Andrew both resided in the same apartment complex, attended the same gym and some of the same classes. But it wasn’t until a week before they graduated the two finally met face-to-face. They ended up forming a friendship-turned-relationship that spanned nearly four years — most from a distance.
After graduation, Jenna returned home to the Rock Hill area, while Andrew made a backpacking trip across Europe. When it came time for Andrew to return to the states, he decided to relocate to Charlotte, and the couple eventually began dating. Within a year, Andrew was on the move again, as he accepted a job in Columbia, SC, and they continued their relationship via text, email, phone and visits.
Talking about their relationship, Jenna said, “It definitely took a lot of trust, patience and us always putting each other first through the distance.”
And Andrew’s proposal? It happened at one of their favorite places — The Battery on the Charleston Waterfront, which is why we all agreed that Charleston, SC would be the perfect spot for their engagement session.
My grandmother used to say “absence makes the heart grow fonder.”  I think she would say it definitely applied for Jenna and Andrew.

“Distance is not for the fearful, it is for the bold. It’s for those who are willing to spend a lot of time alone in exchange for a little time with the one they love. It’s for those knowing a good thing when they see it, even if they don’t see it nearly enough…”

Folly Beach Engagement 001 Folly Beach Engagement 002Battery Park  Folly Beach Engagement 004 Folly Beach Engagement 005Julia Laible Photography Julia Laible Photography Folly Beach Engagement 007 Folly Beach Engagement 008 Folly Beach Engagement 009 Folly Beach Engagement 010 Folly Beach Engagement 011 Folly Beach Engagement 012 Folly Beach Engagement 013 Folly Beach Engagement 014 Folly Beach Engagement 015 Folly Beach Engagement 016 Folly Beach Engagement 017 Folly Beach Engagement 018 Folly Beach Engagement 019 Folly Beach Engagement 020