Wingate Place Wedding | Johns Island Charleston, SC

Outdoor lowcountry wedding at Wingate Place on Johns Island in Chlareston SC

Wingate Place Wedding on Johns Island, SC

I was floored when Nika asked me to shoot her wedding. Not surprised though because she’s always had a knack for pulling people together and supporting her tribe. Even when this tribe member as been moving around the world the last 12 years!

I gave her every reason to pick someone else! I didn’t want her to feel constrained just because we were old friends. Wedding photos are the only thing that will last from this day and it was way too important to be bogged down in niceties!

It’s been at least 5 years since I’ve photographed a wedding. It’s not new, but I was rusty. Rusty enough to be super nervous the entire month of May!

I am SO glad I grateful for another go at it! One, it’s an honor to be part of such a big day, made more so being a long time childhood friend. Professionally, it was SUCH A DELIGHT! It wasn’t nearly as hard, long, difficult, stressful or any other negative feeling I’d attached to it!

Lesson: DO IT SCARED. Y’all I was scared. I hired a second, had two cameras, all the batteries, all the backups. I was still anxious as all get out. But I’d never known how much fun it could be had if I ran away from it!

Nika & Ben, Thank you! Bless you for your perseverance in waiting a full year after shut down. Bless you for your thoughtfulness, spirit, and joy you put into every detail.

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Outdoor Lowcountry SC wedding on Johns Island at Wingate Place with live oaks
Outdoor Lowcountry SC wedding on Johns Island at Wingate Place with live oaks
Outdoor Lowcountry SC wedding on Johns Island at Wingate Place with live oaks
Outdoor Lowcountry SC wedding on Johns Island at Wingate Place with live oaks
Outdoor Lowcountry SC wedding on Johns Island at Wingate Place with live oaks
Outdoor Lowcountry SC wedding on Johns Island at Wingate Place with live oaks
Outdoor Lowcountry SC wedding on Johns Island at Wingate Place with live oaks
Outdoor Lowcountry SC wedding on Johns Island at Wingate Place with live oaks
HEY! I'm Alison, Your Fun And Hilarious Family & Newborn Photographer!

I'm a South Carolina native, USMC spouse, and recovering homeschool mama of a four boy circus. Bring me your crazy!

After 11 years of photographing families all over the world, I've realized my clients aren't printing their images. We go through all this work to get dressed, coordinated and then let those photos die on the hard drive.

No more!

There's nothing easy about family photos but I'm here to help you with every step from what to wear to printed in your hands whether thats an album or wall art. I want you to Make your people the rock star of your house!

You'll be reminded of what really matters every day when you see the giant prints of your crew laughing on your walls every. single. day.

Currently stationed in Virginia Beach, Virginia photographing families all over the Hampton Roads area from Suffolk, Norfolk, Chesapeake and the Eastern Shore all the way to Portsmouth and Elizabeth City!

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I find joy in chaos. The louder, the better! I'm a USMC spouse, South Carolina native, recovering homeschool mama of a 4 boy circus. They've taught me the most important facet of family photography: KEEP IT FUN!

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