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Ryan & Amy Darnell – (Myrick Studios | Charleston, SC Wedding Photographers)

Well, it’s hard to believe that this year is coming to an end. As I look back over 2009, I am just blown away by God’s goodness. Not only did He bless me with over 30 weddings to capture, but He blessed me with so many new friends from all of these events. That is by far the best part of my job… getting to meet so many great people!  In 2008, I had the chance to meet Ryan Darnell & Amy Guillotte at a wedding that I was shooting in Destin, Florida.  Ryan & Amy told me that they would be getting married November 7, 2009 and they asked me to come and not only shoot their wedding but also shoot her bridal portraits in Charleston, South Carolina.  I don’t think they could’ve picked a better weekend for a wedding. The weather was absolutely perfect and as you can see from the shots below, Amy looked absolutely stunning in her dress…

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I wish I could say that I had arranged for this white leather couch to be sitting outside for the guy’s photoshoot…but I just walked out of my hotel trying to find a cool place to shoot the guys and there it was. I couldn’t believe it! The groomsmen were thinking wow, this photographer had this awesome white couch shipped in just for this photoshoot! Shhhh… don’t tell! ;-)


I’ve been shooting weddings now for 7 years and they had one of the sweetest moments that I have ever experienced during a ceremony. Ryan & Amy finally had their chance to make it all official and Ryan got to “kiss his bride”. Well, they asked Ryan’s grandfather to come forward and close the ceremony in prayer. Ryan’s grandfather then had everybody stand up and join hands all across the sanctuary and he prayed the sweetest blessing over this couple. It was one of those moments where you just wanted time to sit still… and there aren’t any words to describe the peace that was in sanctuary that day…

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Another one of the things that I love about my job is the great locations that the couples pick for their weddings. Ryan & Amy rented out a 3-story yacht for their reception! They called on Carolina Girl to take their wedding party on a 3-hour tour into the sunset and it was incredible! Thank you Ryan & Amy for inviting me and my fiance down to capture such a beautiful wedding..

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