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A special thanks to Rachel & Jeremiah for allowing us to share their special day. My entire family had a great time & the girls loved, loved, loved the ice cream sundae bar.

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Joe & Charlene

We're getting married! March 11, 2018

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We had such a great time shooting our engagement photos in and around Rock Hill, SC.

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We will be married at Magnolia Woods wedding & event venue in Huntersville on March 11, 2018.


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The outdoor wedding of Sean & Indira at the Firethorne country club in Marvin, NC.

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Competition for dates is heating for this year!

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BOOK YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER ASAP!

We are often asked for advice regarding weddings. Well at this time of year the best advice is to book your vendors. Of course we like it when you book photographers, but you need to get all of your wedding vendors booked before the 3rd week of February.

Why?

Because that is when the tax refund checks begin to appear!

For the last 3 years in a row, our company has entered February with multiple Saturday wedding dates available for photography. Each year we have been fully booked for  all of our wedding Saturdays after the 2nd week in April.

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Vintage weddings

Vintage weddings are perhaps one of the biggest stylistic explosions of recent years, following the trend for vintage styling in clothes and home décor. A number of photographers have built excellent brands concentrating on taking vintage style wedding photographs. However, if you’re not having a vintage styled wedding then there’s not much point having a vintage photographer.

Modern wedding photography

By this I mean wedding photography with vibrant colours, heads cut off pictures, photographs of feet, the sort of pictures your Mum probably isn’t going to really get and unless she’s a super cool Mum, she’s unlikely to put them up on the wall. If you’re into this style though I believe they can be very striking and create a real talking point.

Trash the dress/Rock the frock

Don’t know what to do with your wedding dress after the big day? Why not have a photo shoot after the wedding where you ‘Trash’ your dress, either in the sea, rolling around in a field or stood in a derelict building. Alternatively, you could have a ‘Rock the frock’ shoot. This is similar to ‘Trash the dress’ in that you get to wear your wedding dress again for a photo shoot, but this is more of a fashion shoot with the bride in a stunning or uber-cool location.

Black and white

Ok, so black and white isn’t exactly a new trend, obviously there was a time when you could only have black and white images, but recently I was asked to do a wedding with just black and white images. I was more than happy to do this, as I love monochrome. The pictures always look classy, have a great feel to them and are timeless. An all black and white wedding might not be to everyone’s taste, but it certainly provides some stunning images.”

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Farai & Adora | Charlotte NC Wedding

“Traditional Zimbabwe Wedding”

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The wedding of Farai & Adora featured traditional dress & music. Quite an experience….the vibrant music and vivid colors highlighted the day from beginning to end.

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So glad you allowed us to save your memories Farai & Adora!

Rolling Hills Country  Club serves as an elegant venue conveniently located to Charlotte, NC.

Luna’s Cakes and Bakes created the beautiful multilayered tower cake with fondant & classical adornment.

After the wedding the couple plans to reside in Austin TX.

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Thanks again Farai & Adora for a wornderful wedding experience and trusting us to save your memories through our images.

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She says I’ll be famous in China….

This beautiful Bride Wei Mcabee tells me that I will be famous in her hometown in China when they arrive with all of the display prints for their traditional Chinese wedding. She tells us that the locals really love photography…..especially images that are not blah, blah, plain, old boring stuff!charlotte engagement photographers www.palmettophoto1.com-1042

I am so very thankful for the compliments and just knowing these images are going to be in heavy circulation on the other side of the globe is awesome!  Thanks so much Wei!

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We wish you both the very best and don’t forget to show me some images from the wedding!

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Remember Ladies

 

It’s OK to want a few wedding & engagement images like Grandma’s…..but for those jaw-dropping, OoohhH…..my girlfriends will all be jealous, images….you know who to call!

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My scheduled shoots are all booked for the 2016 calendar year…..all sessions for the remainder of the year will be personally chosen by me….and I will only choose those with character & something non-traditional about your story!………Good Luck!……I will not choose many more for this year!

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Palmettophoto1 recently had the pleasure of a dinner with these beautiful ladies North of Charlotte in Concord, NC. We did sieze a few moments to stop traffic with some fun photos!

Thanks Ladies and Congratulations April!

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I hope the man across the street that kept yelling to get ya’ll’s attention made it home ok!

 

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“You can see the excitement

in their eyes as they talk about it…”

 

Palmetto Photo 1 recently caught up with these two for an awesome engagement photo session.

Convincing them to take a time-out for engagement pictures in the midst of work and wedding planning was tough but we did it!

The couple wanted casual outdoor portraits that would reflect their simple no-frills style so we caught up with them at a local green way just one short month prior to their wedding date.

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Immaculate groomed landscapes offer the perfect back ground for a couple planning a charming southern wedding with a country flare.

Outdoor scenes from the engagement pictures will blend seamlessly into the rustic decor the couple has planned for the wedding ceremony.

Not to give away any secrets but we hear that the theme will include burlap…one of our favorites to.

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With an excitement clearly visible to anyone present, the couple told us the details of the big day throughout the entire photography session. Several of the images illustrate that point with genuine smiles and laughter.  That’s what its all about, if we can see real emotion in a picture….we are happy!

The big day will be here very soon and we want to wish this couple the very best as they begin their journey together!

 

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Natasha & Robert | Engagement Photos

“Some Days…”

Are special, like the other day when we had the honor of an engagement photo shoot with Natasha and Robert. Occasionally the weather in the Carolina’s reminds us of why we think of this place as a little slice of heaven.

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It was one of those days when we met Natasha & Robert for an engagement photo session. A golden sun hung lazily in the sky all evening.  Damp lowland areas of the park echoed a chorus of peepers and chirpers reminding us that spring will be here soon. A perfect evening to take a walk and some photos of new friends.

I always enjoy the stories my clients tell me about how they met or just about their life in general.  It is a privilege to be trusted with these glimpses of peoples lives from their perspective.

I try my best to give them an image that represents what I heard them telling me.

 

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Cheraw Wedding

“Few things evoke nostalgia like the scent of a blooming Magnolia”

Pamettophoto1.com recently had the privilege of photographing the wedding of Laura and Dustin.  The Traditional ceremony was held at the historic first United Methodist Church in Cheraw.rustic wedding photo wedding shoes photo

The Old Church, which was built in 1822, was decorated with honeysuckle and magnolia.   Large native oak trees stood sentinel on the grounds looming tall over the century old crepe myrtle’s in full bloom. The air was thick with the sweet fragrance of the honeysuckle.

What portion of the old church building that was left standing by General Sherman after the civil war now serves as the sanctuary.  The long history of such a place casts a noticeable prestige to the days event.

A quick stop at a nearby field thick with fluffy white cotton gave this couple some very unique wedding pictures.

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A traditional ceremony was followed by reception at the Greeen River Country club in Chesterfield SC.

Guests of the bride and groom enjoyed Carolina pit cooked barbecue with all the “trimmins”.  A congested dance floor was filled with guests the entire night.

 

Kristen & Steven | Country Theme Wedding

“Rustic Southern Charm”

 

Palmettophoto1.com recently had the honor of photographing the rustic southern wedding of Kristen and Steven. In typical southern fashion, the ceremony was a seemless blend of formal elegance and casual tradition.

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The venue for the wedding was a rustic log building that was constructed in the 1700’s.  In the middle of a hub of bustling urban activity the venue was nestled among ancient moss draped live oaks.

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The majestic oaks standing sentinel nearly obscured the location from the unknowing eye. Retrofitted with all the modern appointments and then some, the charming log building exemplified the deep south heritage shared by this couple.

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Decor for the event was highlighted with burlap and local ivy grown on location.  After a short traditional exchange of vows, and a quick bustle of the Vera Wang gown, the cavernous reception hall was opened.

The reception offerings consisted of fresh boiled peanuts and beer, local wild caught Carolina shrimp in a low-country boil (thats frogmore stew if you are familiar with the local brogue), and of course pit cooked barbecue.

After a full evening of dancing and socializing with their guests, the wedding couple were seen with a gallon of muscadine grape wine making their way to a vintage 1948 Ford pick-up truck that was in immaculate condition aside from the cans trailing behind.

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The crowd in attendance gathered to cheer the happy newlyweds as meandered the long winding gravel drive under the light of the crescent Carolina moon.

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WoW!  Sometimes you just need to stop for some rest.  Palmetto Photo 1 recently had the privilege of being involved in the fast paced weekend that was the New York wedding of Jessica and Andrew in Syracuse.

This fun-filled event started on Friday and continued right on through until the wee hours of Monday morning.  To say the atmosphere was high energy and “one big party is an understatement”, from the dance competition in the stretch limousine hummer to the somewhat more tame beer tasting from the new cold keg storage in the couples new entertainment room.

Some wedding photographers frown on travel.  We relish in the opportunity!  While we are without a doubt southern country through and through, we cherish the opportunities wedding photography allows us to kick up our heels.

After the Ceremony, the reception at the Sheraton on the Hill at Syracuse University was an action packed dance party!  The DJ from Jammin Beatz  had everyone old and young alike on the dance floor for most of the night.

Thanks to all of the participating vendors for being such a pleasure to work with so far from home.

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Prestige Limousine of Syracuse for an awesome experience in the stretch hummer that was completely stocked with all of the essentials all of the time!

Jammin Beatz DJ’s for one of the most intense dance competitions I have ever witnessed!

BOVA Photography of Watertown New York.

Sheraton on the Hill at Syracuse University.

St. Margaret’s Catholic church Mattydale New York.

And Burlington of Bridgeport New York for coming to the rescue in a last minute “lost suit coat” debacle.

On behalf of everyone here at Palmetto Photo 1 wedding photography we appreciate the hospitality extended to us during our stay.

Palmetto Photo 1  wedding photography and Palmetto Moon Portrait Photography are  affiliates of the Palmetto Photography Group based in Rock Hill South Carolina.

 

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OMG….I have never been so embarrassed

OMG! I was so embarrassed. This kinda thing only happens to other people, not me. I have had some embarrassing things happen on photo shoots, but this takes the wedding cake. Literally the most embarrassing moment of my life! The bride I was photographing had asked for bridal portraits in that golden sunshine of the late summer evenings in South Carolina. So we met at the location of the photo shoot just outside of Rock Hill. Everything was good…..a little to good in that eerie sort of way. Warm golden rays of sunshine washed over our location. The bride was beautiful. Her poses were enough to make Glamour magazine purple with jealousy. The pictures were turning out absolutely stunning. We were crushing this bridal portrait session!

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The soon to be bride then asked if we could get one more picture by the fountain. She told me about her fiancé’s favorite portrait of her. One of her senior portraits she had taken by the fountain at Glencairn garden in Rock Hill South Carolina. I heard about how the soft summer breeze caught her hair just so, and how the warm rays of golden sunshine fell softly on her neck, and…yeah….I was all in! Then it happened… She struck an elegant flowing pose with more curves than an capital S. I sat on down on the edge of the fountain so that I could capture a silhouette of her hair flowing in the late evening breeze. Then…In true south Carolina fashion, a full grown cow emerged from the hedge surrounding the fountain. No doubt coming by its usual evening watering hole. In my haste to remove myself from the path of the mobile steak I fell backwards camera and all into the beautiful flowing fountain! Love those summer evenings in my Carolina!

 

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Elegant bridesmaid shoot at beautiful Glancairn gardens in Rock Hill, SC. The lush background of the ornate gardens provide the perfect backdrop for photos in the Rock Hill area. This session was on a very hot day but the subjects modeled like it was there business. There elegant, sophisticated business!

The young lady in these images strolled the grounds in her flowing Vera Wang gown and fresh Jimmy Choos. Our session was frequently interrupted by gawking onlookers thinking they may have stumbled onto a magazine shoot.

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Thanks so much for allowing us to do the wedding photography when I searched for wedding photographers near me in rock hill sc I am so glad we found your name.  I can see why you are ranked #1 on our search list and the high rating from reputable sites such as the knot and wedding wire.  our wedding prints are simply amazing.  Thanks so much Mr Tad Atkinson, you and your team made it effortless, affordable, and the quality of the product is outstanding.

 

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