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4 Family Photo Spots in Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC is never short of family photo spots! The city is famous for its beautiful architecture, hospitable nature, rich history, and delicious food!  So it’s no surprise that it was named by Travel + Leisure (for the 9th year in a row) as the best city in the United States for tourism! Charleston is...

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    Sailors’ Rest – Charleston Event Venue and vacation rental

    Happy Spring, y’all! Catching up on blog posts as part of the Spring refresh energy, and…. let’s be honest, this strange time of quarantine. Imagine yourself on a late summer day on John’s Island, not far from downtown Charleston yet also a world away.

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      Beautiful new branding!

      When I moved here to Charleston, South Carolina not too long ago, I decided to take it slow, settle in, and get to know people and places. Now I can say – photographing in Charleston is pretty much the best! Family portraits on Kiawah Island, Folly Beach, and downtown Charleston are wonderful locations! (Kiawah is...

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        Adam + Erin Anniversary Portraits Downtown Charleston

        Erin and Adam are a creative couple who live in Chicago, Illinois and were visiting Charleston one weekend. I’ve actually worked with Adam as a second photographer before, too!  They shared that they hadn’t had photos done together in YEARS….  and we promptly got them on a calendar for a session during their visit to Charleston. ...

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          Melissa & Ben’s Outdoor Chicago Wedding at Seven Bridges

            Melissa and Ben celebrated their wedding with a gorgeous outdoor ceremony near Chicago, Illinois.  My favorite parts of the day included the obvious joy and emotion between Melissa and Ben. I also loved the beautiful tree that created a canopy over the ceremony. The reception was indoors at Seven Bridges Golf Club, and included toasts,...

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            Costa Rica Sights and Sunsets

            If you’re somewhere cold – like me right now in Chicago – I thought you may enjoy a few images from my Costa Rica portfolio! Most of these photos are from within a few miles of my old house.  Some of these images have been purchased as large prints for people’s home, and also for...

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              My Pre-Wedding Questionnaire for Chicago Brides & Grooms

              or, *How A Pre-Wedding Questionnaire Can Help Make Your Photography Experience Amazing*   If you’ve worked with me in the past, you know that I always send my wedding clients a few questions to consider and reply to me before the wedding. This pretty little ditty is a couple easy pages that covers specific photo-ops you...

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                Steph & Henry’s Chicago Wedding Photography at Kenilworth Club

                 Stephanie, originally from Chicago, had recently moved across the globe to Melbourne, Australia. A mutual friend introduced her & Henry via a facebook message, suggesting that they meet up and get dinner because both were newcomers to Melbourne. Well, they did!  Steph & Henry met on a tram stop and went to a restaurant on...

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                • Laura MillsNovember 16, 2016 - 12:26 pm

                  Wow, stunning pictures!ReplyCancel

                  • OrianaNovember 16, 2016 - 12:45 pm

                    Thank you, Laura!ReplyCancel

                • MonasheeNovember 16, 2016 - 12:50 pm

                  What a sweet story and an adorable couple. Beautifully captured!ReplyCancel

                  • OrianaNovember 16, 2016 - 12:57 pm

                    I love their story, too, and they are such a sweet, fun couple. Thank you, Monashee!ReplyCancel

                • HeatherNovember 16, 2016 - 12:54 pm

                  What a beautiful wedding and I love your style!ReplyCancel

                Sonia & Matt’s Chicago Wedding at Prairie Productions

                Check out this couple, how they met (sometimes friends DO know best!), their ceremony at Prairie Productions, and a peek at their Chicago wedding photography by Oriana.   —— “How did you two meet and start dating?” One of Sonia’s best friends from college is married to one of Matt’s best friends from high school....

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                  Today’s wedding – a Chicago rooftop in West Loop

                  Chicago summer wedding season has begun! Here’s the first sneak peek from today’s Chicago wedding in the west loop.  That love! Congratulations to Alicia + Chris!! Alicia and Chris exchanged vows on a Chicago rooftop in an intimate, beautiful wedding ceremony today.  Chicago’s gorgeous architecture reflected the blue skies.  Simple lights that Chris strung along...

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