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Spartanburg Photographer | Melissa, Matt, & Cooper!!!

First off… I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE (can I say it enough?!?!?!?!?!) that I’m now within DRIVING distance of my best friend… selfishly, I wish the 2 hours and 15 minutes was more like 15 minutes, but just a highway away will do!!!!!!!!  Anyways, on to what this blog is about :)…. One of my FAVORITE things about being a photographer is getting to photograph & document those dearest to me.  There’s just something about photographing family & friends that makes me fall in love with what I do over and over again!!!  Well we headed back “home” for a VERY short (like less than 24 hours) visit at the beginning of the month and I was able to both hang out & photograph my best friend & her little family (and when I say photograph… we just snapped literally like 5 minutes worth of photos :) but hey it was still life giving and I loved those 5 minutes!!!!)  You may recognize these two from the wedding (as in that I snapped randomly throughout her day since I was in her wedding & Kenzie was the flower girl… should have brought a babysitter a long that day to take more photos… I digress!!) or engagement photos I took of them over the last year…. BUT you won’t recognize COOPER!!!!!  Cooper is the newest addition to this little family & he is a total sweet heart (yes he’s a wild, fun, crazy puppy) but he totally was fascinated with Kenzie & she with him… and he is just so stinking cute & I know Matt & Melissa are so in love with him and so am I!!!!!!  Matt, Melissa & Cooper ;) it was my pleasure to capture y’alls first family photo!!! LOVE Y’ALL!!!!!!!

Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville, SC Wedding Photographer

   Kendra Martin Photography specializes in Wedding, Senior Portrait, Lifestyle, Newborn, Family, Maternity and Child Photography in Greenville, SC & Spartanburg, SC and surrounding areas including but not limited to Charlotte, NC and Houston, TX.

October 23, 2014 - 12:12 PM

Beth - He’said adorable!

October 23, 2014 - 4:21 PM

Ruth Bloch - Jealous! Wish I was so close to my best friend! Lucky you!!!

October 23, 2014 - 5:07 PM

Jenny Miller - great location and picture!

October 24, 2014 - 11:18 AM

Sally Salerno - <3 <3

October 24, 2014 - 5:38 PM

Morgan - I love this picture! Their puppy is so cute! I am so impressed that you got a picture of him looking at you!

Greenville, SC Wedding Photographer | Eli & Christine “Day After”

I can say that Gary & I had a BEAUTIFUL wedding day weather wise so I have NOOO idea what it would be like to be the bride on a day that it is raining.  I have photographed many a bride on a rainy wedding day & even though it’s supposed to be “good luck” to have rain on a wedding day my heart always aches for those brides, because as a bride that IS NOT what you dream for your wedding… not matter if the most important thing is actually getting married!!  Well Christine & Eli’s wedding day… was a day FULL of rain… and from what I hear, it wasn’t just drizzle, it was raining cats & dogs!!  So when we decided to do a few fall photos… which if you missed them click here and you can see their photos from downtown Spartanburg… we decided to get them dressed back into their wedding attire for some NON rainy wedding photos!!!

We started this set of photos in downtown Spartanburg & then made our way to a nature area that I was told about!!  Y’all let me just say Eli & Christine are seriously an amazing couple…. I know if you’re friends with them you know that… and I think with some of these photos where they are laughing and smiling and just looking lovingly at one another you see it!!!!!!  Their love really is contagious & I soo enjoyed getting to photograph it and experience it!!!!

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Eli & Christine,  Thank y’all soo soo much for wanting to get in front of my camera & for wanting to slip back in your wedding day attire!!!  My whole Sunday afternoon we soo much fun!!! I really can’t wait to get together with the two of you again, y’all are so much fun to be around!!!!!  <3

 

   Kendra Martin Photography specializes in Wedding, Senior Portrait, Lifestyle, Newborn, Family, Maternity and Child Photography in Greenville, SC & Spartanburg, SC and surrounding areas including but not limited to Charlotte, NC and Houston, TX.

October 21, 2014 - 4:46 PM

Suzie - Oh I love these! They are perfect ❤️❤️

October 21, 2014 - 4:47 PM

Kendra - Thank you Suzie!!!!!

October 22, 2014 - 10:18 AM

beth - These are lovely! I think doing portraits after the wedding can be a great thing! There is so much commotion the day of…this allows the couple to be stress free.

October 22, 2014 - 1:02 PM

Morgan - This is such a great idea especially for rainy day brides! Her dress is amazing. It totally deserved to be photographed multiple times. :)

October 22, 2014 - 1:18 PM

Jenny Miller - Love the location, these are stunning!

October 24, 2014 - 11:15 AM

Sally Salerno - What a sweet couple!

Spartanburg Photographer | Eli & Christine

I met Eli & Christine for the first time over the weekend of July 4th back in 2009!!  I was in Charlotte visiting my best friend Melissa & she planned all sorts of fun activities while I was in town.  One of those being Pops in the Park (I really hope that’s what it’s called)!!  Well at pops we were meeting up with a few of her closest friends there in Charlotte… Christine happened to be one of them.  I had heard about Christine quite often since her and Melissa both went to Appalachian State together but hadn’t had the chance to meet her… well I finally met her that weekend & also happened to meet her boyfriend Eli.  I don’t think to two had been dating long but I remembered thinking then how well the two of them went together (and guess what… they go together amazingly!!!)!!!!  Fast forward to just a few weekends ago and these two were meeting me in Spartanburg to take photos!!

Before heading downtown for the majority of their session we snapped a few photos in our backyard… I might just have to offer a few mini sessions here!!!!! :)

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Christine, I LOVE y’alls outfits!!!!!!

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 We then headed to downtown Spartanburg for the next part of the session…. and can I just say I LOVE DOWNTOWN SPARTANBURG!!!! I can not wait to photograph lots of families, seniors, and couples on these streets!!!

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What makes this session soo fun… is that a week prior they celebrated their first year of marriage!!!! :) :) (be on the lookout next week… because they may have gotten dressed in their wedding attire again :) )!!!!!! These two were soooooo much fun to have in front of my camera!!!!! We may just have to do this again!! ;)

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With me being in Texas I hadn’t really gotten to know Christine or Eli except from what I’d heard Melissa say or see via social media… BUT over the last year I’ve gotten to know Christine a lot more (and soo soo glad I have :) ) due to Melissa getting married and us both being in the wedding party!!  I have loved getting to know her & Eli (via chatting with Christine)… But then actually spending time with the two of them a few weeks ago was soo soo great… what’s even greater is that we live a little less than an hour away from one another.  I am sooo excited to spend more time with these two!!!!!  Thank y’all so much for letting me photograph the two of you, I LOVED it!!!

Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville, SC Wedding Photographer

   Kendra Martin Photography specializes in Wedding, Senior Portrait, Lifestyle, Newborn, Family, Maternity and Child Photography in Greenville, SC & Spartanburg, SC and surrounding areas including but not limited to Charlotte, NC and Houston, TX.

 

October 16, 2014 - 10:26 PM

Dawn - Beautiful images! Such a cute couple.

October 16, 2014 - 10:52 PM

Trisha - How beautiful! Love your candid style and your clean edits!! Great work!

October 17, 2014 - 11:59 AM

Kendra - Thank you Trisha!!!!

October 17, 2014 - 12:00 PM

Kendra - Dawn thank you so much!! And aren’t they?!?!?!

October 17, 2014 - 1:12 PM

Jill - Cute!

October 17, 2014 - 3:25 PM

Meghan - What a great couple, and a gorgeous location! Awesome work!

October 17, 2014 - 3:31 PM

Kendra - Thank you!!

October 18, 2014 - 2:14 PM

Katy Hibberd - What a beautiful couple!

October 18, 2014 - 10:40 PM

Michelle - These are great! I bet they just love them!

October 20, 2014 - 9:47 AM

Casey - I love your black and whites – and your images are so sharp! Love the lighting in these, as well.

October 20, 2014 - 11:01 AM

Kendra - Thank you so much Casey!!

October 21, 2014 - 12:02 AM

Greenville, SC Wedding Photographer | Eli & Christine “Day After” » Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville SC Wedding Photographer | Spartanburg Wedding Photographer | Senior Portraits | Lifestyle | Newborns | Families | Maternity | - […] just drizzle, it was raining cats & dogs!!  So when we decided to do a few fall photos… which if you missed them click here and you can see their photos from downtown Spartanburg… we decided to get them dressed back into their wedding attire for some NON rainy wedding […]

October 21, 2014 - 12:56 PM

Ruth Blochr - Love how fresh all these are! Beautiful!

October 23, 2014 - 2:18 PM

Heather - Great session, and I love your conversions!

October 24, 2014 - 11:31 AM

Jill - Such a happy couple love these images

Spartanburg, SC Photographer | Three with one on the way!!!

When we first got the phone call that Gary’s now employer wanted to fly him out to Spartanburg, SC for a job interview I of course freaked out because that meant moving across the country, AGAIN.  I then contacted some of my closest and dearest friends and asked for prayers & asked if they knew ANYBODY that lived in the area because we thought we knew nobody, and that made this move even scarier!!  Turns out I did know someone!!!  My friend Jenn informed me that her roommate from PA School (whom I had met a few times when visiting Jenn in Charleston) lived in Spartanburg.  SOOOOOOO me not being scared messaged Kathryn after all these years to say hello!!  Boy am I glad I did because she has been able to pray with us and for us through this whole process.  It was a process that we were keeping on the down low due to Kenzie & I being in Texas for a month and a half while Gary was in South Carolina… we’re  I’m funny like that!!  Back to Kathryn, She has been SUCH a blessing to be able to chat with and ask questions & recommendations & etc… she referred us to our amazing realtor & has just been so gracious and loving and I really don’t know how to thank her enough!!!

A few Friday’s ago I met up with Kathryn, Caleb & mr. W to take a few photos.  Side note… mr. W is only a month younger than Kenzie… I can’t wait till our schedules all align and we get our families together because I think the two of them will have fun & us adults will have fun too (Gary happened to be with me at this session & afterwards if it wasn’t for us starving we probably could have sat in the parking lot and chatted for a lot longer)… back to this sweet family, because seriously they are the sweetest :) … They met me at a park in Downtown, Spartanburg to take photos… I was nervous all day because it was looking like it could storm or rain, but thankfully it held off… we had lots of clouds but that didn’t stop us from having fun and taking photos!!!

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Kathryn laughed at the fact that this little park is right next to a place her company holds different events and she’s never even seen it :)!!  Love that I was able to introduce them to such a sweet little green area!!

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This family is sooooooooo much fun to be around.  mr. W is all over the place, HE LOVES LOVES LOVES LOVES LOVES trucks :) and I absolutely loved the challenge of capturing him & his sweet little personality.  And ohhh my goodness I LOVED being around Kathryn & Caleb, their love for each other & for sweet mr. W is amazing and it shows in how they look at one another, love one another, and have OHHH soo much fun with one another!!!

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Kathryn & Caleb, thank y’all sooo much for getting in front of my camera!! I had a blast with you guys and I am soo soo excited to meet the newest member of y’alls family in November!!  Kathryn, thank you for answering all my crazy questions for all these months :) :) :)

  Kendra Martin Photography specializes in Wedding, Senior Portrait, Lifestyle, Newborn, Family, Maternity and Child Photography in Greenville, SC & Spartanburg, SC and surrounding areas including but not limited to Charlotte, NC and Houston, TX.

 

October 9, 2014 - 6:45 PM

Jill - How sweet! These are gorgeous! Great job!

October 11, 2014 - 7:20 PM

Jessica - What a fun session! I especially like the genuine smiles you got out of their little one. So cute.

October 12, 2014 - 11:16 PM

Dawn - Lovely family! These are great!

October 14, 2014 - 7:06 AM

Jill - Stunning images and family

Greenville, SC Wedding Photographer | 7 Years!!

Gary – It’s kind of hard to believe that it’s been 7 years since we got married.  It seems like 7 years ago was when we first met in high school, but no that was definitely over 15 years ago (Oh gosh I feel really old to be able to say that!!!).  This 7th year was a big year for us and our little family.  We didn’t do a whole lot of traveling or anything like that but we did make a BIG move.  I’m not going to lie… the move was hard… is still hard… but I can say that being here in SC WITH You is sooo MUCH better than those 6 weeks that you were here & Kenzie & I were still in Texas… I love that we get to see you every day and there’s no more trips to an oil rig in the gulf… we love that we have daddy home on Saturday’s and that we get to explore & spend time together.  Yeah, I miss family and friends but thankful that this move to SC now has you home more because you are my/our family!!

We’ve done 2 cross country moves in 7 years, bought a house, sold that house and sight unseen to me bought another one (I still can’t believe the first time seeing our now home was when we pulled up after making the 2 day move), brought home Daisy, brought miss Kenzie into the world, and lots of stuff in-between (good, bad, hard, easy breezy…).  I can definitely say that I’m thankful and blessed that it’s been you that I have gotten/get to do all this stuff with!!!  I love you with my whole heart & am so thankful for the 7 years we’ve had as husband & wife!!! Looking forward to what this next year and all the other years to come have to hold for the two of us & our family!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!  Happy Anniversary!!

Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville, SC Wedding Photographer

  Kendra Martin Photography specializes in Wedding, Senior Portrait, Lifestyle, Newborn, Family, Maternity and Child Photography in Greenville, SC & Spartanburg, SC and surrounding areas including but not limited to Charlotte, NC and Houston, TX.

October 6, 2014 - 12:36 PM

Jill - Happy anniversary to you both

October 7, 2014 - 6:36 PM

Jill - Soooo sweet! Happy anniversary! :-)

October 7, 2014 - 8:36 PM

Dawn - Happy Anniversary! What an adorable family.

October 8, 2014 - 11:28 AM

Katy Hibberd - Love this so much, especially about it being difficult to move, but not as difficult as being away from Gary altogether <3

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