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  • Hello. Welcome to my blog!

    Please check out our new fine art photography and graphic design business! www.paulandjewel.com

    This blog is no longer active but it is a great chronicle through my initial first few years as a photographer. The blog started while I was at photography school in Massachusetts, covers my time working in Florida and Georgia, and chronicles our recent 6 month adventure working with orphans in Thailand. Thanks for visiting!

Monthly Archives: November 2010

Congaree National Park – SC Camping Adventure

It’s time for another personal blogpost. Last weekend, to celebrate my 22nd birthday Paul took me on an awesome camping adventure. Sweet, huh? We set up our tent for 2 nights of primitive camping in Congaree National Park outside of Columbia, South Carolina. The park contains the largest old-growth flood plain in the U.S and it was truly magnificent. We spent a lot of time hiking and also relaxing. I love camping, the outdoors, and exploring new places, so it was pretty perfect. It would have been absolute heaven if we hadn’t been surrounded by boy scouts and shivering through temperatures of 33 degrees at night, but that kept things interesting. You can see a couple images of us together at the end which I took with the self-timer mode on my camera. I only took about 100 frames total during the weekend and really savored just shooting for myself. I hope you enjoy these photographs!

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Weddings For Warriors Ceremony – Savannah GA Photographer

What a gift! Weddings For Warriors provided 20 free weddings and vow-renewals to active duty Military members on Wednesday. Volunteer vendors and sponsors, including some photographers and some very dedicated organizers helped with the ceremonies that occurred at venues throughout Savannah. It really was a beautiful way to say thank you to the brave men and women who sacrifice so much for us. I’m happy that I was able to play a small part and I look forward to continuing with the project next month as even more weddings take place.

I was truly honored to be the photographer for this ceremony at The First Baptist Church on Chippewa Square in Savannah. This lovely couple had the opportunity to renew their vows on Wednesday with their two sons; I believe they said they have already been married for ten years! I wish them many more years of happiness together. Here are some of my favorites from the short time I was able to spend with them.

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Sweet Family of 3 – Savannah GA portrait photographer

These guys are one of the sweetest families you could meet. They have kind hearts, joyous spirits and an amazing, continuously growing love for one another. I hope I was able to capture some of that in these images. Paul came and assisted me with the session, and we really enjoyed getting to know this family! Our session was just a little while before this sweetie’s first birthday. One year olds are fun to photograph as they are learning to walk and explore, though it’s a challenge getting their attention and eye contact sometimes. Here are some of my favorites from the afternoon!

I’ve been staying busy everyday with portrait sessions, second shooting weddings, assisting, portfolio building, etc. and this past weekend I had a camping adventure! I’ll try to add some more blogposts soon!

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Blink – Savannah Georgia Photographer

November feels good, though I often have the helpless feeling that every time I blink another month passes. What can I do about it? Completely live and love every moment while documenting the beauty I see, freezing fractions of seconds with my camera. Maybe that way I can blink a little slower. Here are some photographs from the very last day in October that I made with my 100mm in Savannah. Oh, and I had to share a Halloween snapshot of Paul and me at the end!

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me and Paul as Princess Leia and Han Solo! Had fun being silly and eating candy with good friends. I hope you all had a great Halloween weekend and that November will be full of lovely things!

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