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What a year it has been!!!  But I hope on this day you can sit here and say that at times, yes it was a crazy crazy year… but it was a good year… I say that, because that’s how I feel.  There was a lot of joy, worry, sadness, love, excitement, fear, transition, among many other things in this past year… but you dealt with it all soo amazingly well!! You lead our home in decisions that had to be made & you loved us unconditionally (in mine & Kenzie’s good AND not so good moods :)).  Gary I love you soo soo much and I’m so thankful that I get to spend this 31st birthday with you!!!  I love you so incredibly much & am so thankful for the man of God that you are & the example you set every day!!  Kenzie & I are pretty lucky to have you in our lives!!!!  HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!

Gary, I know it’s your birthday but as I’m looking at this image that I just uploaded to this post I can’t just sit here and just wish you a happy birthday!!  This image and what it represents means a lot.  There are a handful of things in this image that I love OHH Soo very much:  You, Kenzie, the sand, the ocean, the sun, and photography & each one of them together makes me one very happy girl!!!  Thank you for standing beside me for all these years, for loving me, being an incredible best friend & husband, making many memories on the beach, for being an amazing daddy to Kenzie & for supporting and encouraging me in all that I do (whether that be wife, mom, photographer, etc…)  Thank you for putting up with me taking LOTS of photos all these years… especially now, I love capturing moments of you and Kenzie!!!!  I love you!!

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Elspeth & Kevin are gracing my blog again today!! But this time I wanted to show off the images that really show off the pieces they wore from Belles of Cotton.  Elspeth & her mom Becky do an amazing job on all of their products!! I think I could and probably will have one of each of the skirts they make hanging in my closet one of these days!!  If you haven’t checked them out be sure to head over the their website and do so!!!! 

Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville Wedding Photographer | Charlotte Wedding PhotographerKendra Martin Photography | Greenville Wedding Photographer | Charlotte Wedding PhotographerKendra Martin Photography | Greenville Wedding Photographer | Charlotte Wedding PhotographerElspeth wore the Olivia Mini Skirt in different fabrics for the entire shoot!!  This skirt is fabulous!! It looks great on & is super comfortable!!

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Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville Wedding Photographer | Charlotte Wedding PhotographerKendra Martin Photography | Greenville Wedding Photographer | Charlotte Wedding PhotographerKendra Martin Photography | Greenville Wedding Photographer | Charlotte Wedding PhotographerElspeth & Kevin, Thank y’all soo soo much for wanting to get in front of my camera!! I LOVED it soo soo much & can’t wait to do it again!!! I actually really can’t wait to see the two of you again!!! :) :)

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Elspeth & Kevin are back on the blog today :) :)!!! I told you there were too many photos that I liked to pick from for one blog post… so they get multiple blog posts!!  If you missed the post of these two from last week you can check it out by click here!!!

After taking photos in downtown Spartanburg we headed to a nature area that someone told me about & I’ve fallen in love with!!!  This location is amazing because there are so many different areas that I can mix it up for different sessions or even the same session and I LOVE that!!  The day we did photos it started off actually pretty warm, I felt bad for these two because their clothes were wintery but they were awesome and I think we stayed in the shade most of the session so it wasn’t too bad.  By the time we hit this location it had cooled off and we were all giddy with the beautiful light & fall colors!! :) :)  I know I blabbered about how much I loved this session last week.. but seriously y’all it was amazing!!!!  Here are a few more images from the session!!!

Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville, SC Wedding PhotographerKendra Martin Photography | Greenville, SC Wedding PhotographerKendra Martin Photography | Greenville, SC Wedding PhotographerKendra Martin Photography | Greenville, SC Wedding PhotographerKendra Martin Photography | Greenville, SC Wedding PhotographerY’all aren’t these two amazing?!?!?!?!?!  And those smiles that they gave/give one another just make me smile because I know how genuine they are and the love they have for one another!!!Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville, SC Wedding PhotographerKendra Martin Photography | Greenville, SC Wedding PhotographerKendra Martin Photography | Greenville, SC Wedding PhotographerKendra Martin Photography | Greenville, SC Wedding PhotographerKendra Martin Photography | Greenville, SC Wedding PhotographerKendra Martin Photography | Greenville, SC Wedding Photographer

Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville, SC Wedding PhotographerI’ve wanted Hunter boots for a long time, but after photographing Elspeth in them I now want a pair even more!!!!!  Now to decide on a color that suites me (and surprise surprise I actually don’t want black… I want a color!!!)

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Elspeth & Kevin, good gravy I loved spending the afternoon with you two.  I loved watching y’all be y’all and photographing the love you two have for one another!!  Thank you soo soo much for wanting to get in  front of my camera & let me document you two!!  It was such an honor & so much fun!!!!  Can’t wait till the next time we get to spend time with y’all!!!

Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville, SC Wedding PhotographerKendra Martin Photography | Greenville, SC Wedding PhotographerKendra Martin Photography | Greenville, SC Wedding PhotographerIn all of these photos Kevin is rocking Belles of Cotton’s Beau Ties & Elsepth is wearing the Olivia Mini Skirt… WHICH I LOVE!!!  I now have two hanging in my closet!! If I photograph your wedding in a black & white polka dot skirt know it’s a Belles Of Cotton piece :)!!! Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville, SC Wedding PhotographerEK - 22 - Kendra Martin Photography

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November 18, 2014 - 9:31 AM

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October 26th was such an awesome day.  The weather was beyond amazing, a day spent with my sweet family, one of my best friends was down to hang out & snap some photos during my session, and I got to hang out with a friend I hadn’t seen in years and her sweet boyfriend AND take their photos… and let’s just say it was an amazing session!!  Between the light, the fun, the company, the outfits, and the chemistry of Elspeth & Kevin… it was a session for the books… and a session I would do over and over and over again if I could because I loved every minute of it!!!

I first met Elspeth when she was probably a freshman or sophomore in high school & I was in college & we were both working a church event.  Y’all she was just as sweet & amazing as a high schooler as she is now as a young adult & I am soo very thankful that we’ve been able to stay in touch.  After we first met we then saw each other at over events over the next few years but then I got married and moved all over the place and she went to college we just didn’t get to see each other again… and if it wasn’t for technology we probably would have lost touch completely.  It’s probably been 8ish years since we’ve actually seen each other, but it didn’t feel like it when her & Kevin walked into the house that Sunday afternoon.  It felt like it had maybe been a few weeks since we’d seen each other and we were just catching up & I LOVED that… and honestly it didn’t seem like I was just meeting Kevin for the first time!!  It was so much fun getting to know Kevin & catch up with Elspeth & see Kenzie almost immediately ask them to play with her (she’s not the type to just go play or have ANYTHING to do with you if you’re new, she likes to take it all in and then if she approves ask you to play…) and they didn’t hesitate one bit!!!  So yeah, October 26th was a really good day!!!

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Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville, SC Wedding PhotographerKendra Martin Photography | Greenville, SC Wedding PhotographerAfter hanging out for a little bit, we headed to downtown Spartanburg to take photos!!  Y’all, this city has some amazing spots and I am LOVING discovering all of them!!!!  This session was not only a couples session for these two, Elspeth asked if I minded taking photos of some of the clothes and beauties she’s made.  Yes, you heard that correctly… she makes clothes.  Her and her mom own Belles of Cotton (click on that link and go check them out… you WILL NOT be sorry you did) and they make amazing skirts, beauties, dresses (Kenzie’s flower girl dress was custom made by them and it is BEAUTIFUL), pillows and all sorts of other things.  Back to the session :)… So when she asked me to take photos of the clothes I was so excited because I’ve seen the way she styles things and I couldn’t wait to see what skirts and beau ties she’d bring with her and how she would style them.  She did not disappoint!! Everything was put together so amazingly & I fell in love with all four of the skirts we photographed and kept thinking of reasons why I could buy Gary beauties for him to wear :).

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Elspeth & I didn’t talk about locations other than her knowing we’d do two outfits in downtown Spartanburg, and then two outfits out in the country/nature… I feel like she totally read my mind and picked out the perfect outfits for each of the different locations!!  As I was editing I kept thinking maybe I told her exactly where we’d be shooting and what the locations looked like… but in reality I was still scouting locations just hours before they arrived!!!  So thankful she trusted me locations and they all ended up being so perfect for this session!!!!

Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville, SC Wedding PhotographerKendra Martin Photography | Greenville, SC Wedding PhotographerKendra Martin Photography | Greenville, SC Wedding PhotographerKendra Martin Photography | Greenville, SC Wedding PhotographerKendra Martin Photography | Greenville, SC Wedding PhotographerElspeth & Kevin, y’all are AMAZING together!!!!!!  Just thinking about the two of you makes me smile!!

Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville, SC Wedding PhotographerKendra Martin Photography | Greenville, SC Wedding PhotographerBoth the skirts Elspeth is wearing are the Olivia Mini and they are wonderful!!! I have one & I love it!!!  I will be wearing it ALL winter long!!!

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Y’all be on the lookout for a few more blog posts featuring these two!!!  I have way too many photos to choose from to narrow it down to just one blog post!!!

Be sure to go check out Belles of Cotton!!! You’re going to LOVE their stuff!!!!

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.

November 11, 2014 - 9:27 AM

Jill - These are beautiful! They have great style and you have a great eye!

November 13, 2014 - 2:05 AM

Dawn Holmstrom Tiedemann - These are just beautiful! Love.

November 13, 2014 - 5:41 PM

Kim Hayes - Beautiful pics!

November 13, 2014 - 6:59 PM

marybeth - Oh my! What a beautiful couple and your work is just stunning!

November 13, 2014 - 7:51 PM

Renee Leveille Bielby - This couple knows how stylize their clothes! Wow! So sweet. Beautifully captured!

November 14, 2014 - 1:52 AM

Tiffany Alfonso - What a beautiful couple! Great captures!

November 16, 2014 - 1:56 PM

Heather - Adorable couple! I bet they just love these!

November 16, 2014 - 11:49 PM

Greenville Photographer | Spartanburg Photographer | Charlotte Photographer | They are back!! » Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville SC Wedding Photographer | Spartanburg Wedding Photographer | Senior Portraits | Lifestyle | Newborns | Families | - […] Elspeth & Kevin are back on the blog today :) :)!!! I told you there were too many photos that I liked to pick from for one blog post… so they get multiple blog posts!!  If you missed the post of these two from last week you can check it out by click here!!! […]

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I love that I have a husband that doesn’t mind being in front of the camera & who likes to location scout with me :)!!  Back in September we decided to go check out sites in Spartanburg and I hinted around that I’d love to snap a few photos of him and Kenzie… I didn’t say much more about photos so when we were getting ready to go out and about he said “are you not going to tell me what to wear”… it wasn’t that I had forgotten about taking photos of the two of them, I just didn’t want to pester either one with photos but when you ask me what to wear I quickly pulled out the dress I’d wanted Kenzie to wear and found something that went with it for Gary.  Y’all this particular Saturday afternoon was cloudy, overcast, and there was a very large chance of rain… when we got to the first location I spotted the storm clouds rolling in & heard the thunder but Gary insisted on going OUT INTO THE WIDE OPEN so I could at least grab a few images of the location & maybe him and Kenzie.  I’m glad he insisted because despite my fear of being struck by lighting I was able to get images of the two of them that I will cherish!!

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It started to drizzle so we high tailed it to the car & went to our next location… by this point it was raining quite a bit so I just said let’s drive by the spot I want to scout and be done with it.  So we did and I got out to get a few shots of the location.  Well as I was running back to the car in the rain… Gary & Kenzie are heading towards me and he says “let’s just do a few photos right here under the tree where it’s dry”… so that’s what we did!!!  This little girl loves her daddy!!!

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He then insisted on the two of them running out into the rain!!!!  So glad I was able to capture images of my two loves even though it was raining.  Love these two soo soo much & so thankful that I can pull my big camera out every once in awhile (instead of just my iphone) and photograph the two of them!!!

Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville, SC Photographer | Spartanburg, SC 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.

November 7, 2014 - 1:30 AM

Sandra W. Martin - I loved them all. It is wonderful that Gary is so supportive of your art and profession. Beautiful work

November 7, 2014 - 9:58 PM

Dawn - Beautiful images! What a sweet family you have!

November 9, 2014 - 5:28 PM

Amy Hohl - Holy cuteness! She is adorable!

November 10, 2014 - 3:11 PM

Meghan - You have such an adorable family! :-)

November 11, 2014 - 11:26 AM

Morgan - So adorable. And what an amazing guy!!!!!!

November 16, 2014 - 1:58 PM

Heather - What a sweet, sweet little girl! Great captures!

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