For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future
Here's to a new season and embracing the unknown.
Congrats to the new Mrs. Lovelace! Now that Sara and Philip are married, I can finally show off this beautiful Hampton Park bridal session! It took everything inside of me not to share her session before their wedding, but I didn't want to ruin the surprise.
I had so much fun with Sara and her mom exploring this park. Everywhere you looked was filled with flowers and perfect lighting. I could have taken photos all day! Sara was absolutely radiating with happiness and glowing with joy, even though the bugs loved her hairspray and wouldn't leave her along. This session is one of my favorites to date. I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I do!
|| A little fun secret, Sara wore her rainbow sandals for the entire session, besides the shoe shot we took right at the beginning. Laid back brides are the best! ||
Happy Friday, Friends! We made it to the weekend. Yay!! I have a special treat for you, a SUNFLOWER engagement session with the sweetest couple.
Mallory and Jeremy are two of the most down to earth and easy going people I know. Their love for Jesus, all things musical (mallory plays the harp and piano, and Jeremy plays the drums, among many other instruments), and each other truly shine through them at all time. I was beyond thrilled when they asked me to shoot their spring wedding and how Mallory wanted their engagement session in a sunflower field because who doesn't love sunflowers?! Their wedding was this past weekend and it was absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to share their wedding with you, but for now you can enjoy their sunflower engagement session!
"You have a place in my heart no one could ever have:"
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
As a lot of you may already know, Corinne and I currently call Charleston, South Carolina home. Growing up and well into college, I never really knew about Charleston. South Carolina was just a state I had to pass through to get to Florida. The only thing that was real to me was Myrtle Beach because everyone and their mom from Ohio goes to Myrtle Beach at some point or another. To think that a gem like Charleston was just another 2 hours south and I never knew it was there until I got a call from Charleston while Corinne and I were living in Florida.
Corinne and I got offered a job at a church right outside of Charleston and this once mythical city became a reality for the both of us. I didn't have a clue what it looked like or what the culture felt like but we were loaded up in a moving truck and on our way 'south'. In no time at all we were surrounded by fried chicken and more sweet tea than any human should ever be exposed to. It was weird, people sounded funny, and there was still Palm trees... Aka Palmetto trees. Luckily, we had friends living here that helped us acclimate to the area, but even that came at a stretch. We were just two northern kids stuck in a southern world.
Over the last two years, I have had to ask too many people to repeat themselves because I couldn't translate that thick southern accent that is all too real. I still don't like sweet tea but man, I have really come to LOVE chicken and waffles. This city is so rich with culture and history. The food is to die for and the people bring Southern Hospitality to life. We walk around in awe of how unique the city, we now call home, really is. Three year ago, I hardly knew Charleston existed and now, most cities we travel to don't come close to touching Charlestons vibrance and authenticity. So this post and design is to you Chucktown. Thanks for doing you and allowing us to call you home for these short 3 years.
Some say that you can’t find true love in high school, but Devon and Ben proved them wrong. This fun loving couple met during their junior year of high school and have been in love ever since. They tied the knot at The Gatherings in Dorchester, SC with touches of country and elegance. It was a perfect day, the sun was shining, and the weather couldn't have been any better. Devon's bridesmaid’s dresses were a deep plum color, paired with the prettiest bouquet of flowers and greenery (the best fall combo). One of the best moments from the day was when we caught the groomsmen watching YouTube videos on how to tie their bow-ties, this had me crying with laughter.
I am so thankful for the couples we get to photograph. Devon and Ben, your wedding was beautiful and we wish you nothing but the best in this new chapter of your lives together. Thank you allowing us to be a small part in your love story.
"I have found the one whom my soul loves." -Song of Solomon 3:4
One of my favorite things about weddings is seeing the support that surrounds the couple, not just for their wedding day, but for their entire marriage. Lauren and Slade’s wedding day was nothing short of a testament for their love for Jesus, each other, and their friends and family. They have truly surrounded themselves with genuine people who love and care for them and their sweet little daughter. We loved way they honored their guests that we’re able to attend and the ones that will forever be in hearts.
"Let God guide your steps. He delights in every detail of your life." -Psalms 37:23
And so it begins.
It’s a new day and a new journey. The dream was dreamt and now the reality of that dream is coming to life. His & Hers Creative was a dream but not one that we had when were sleeping then woke up and only remembered the minor details. This is a dream that has been cultivated out long days and tireless nights. It has been crafted over many hours and a lot of failed ideas. His & Hers is Corinne and I saying, we are husband and wife and we can make this work TOGETHER. Sure, we have our own niches, but as a whole we do this thing together.
As you can tell by now this post is going to be a little different from the title. I do want to introduce myself but I hate talking about myself so this will have a little more depth to it, so back to His & Hers Creative.
We believe you can be married and work together. This is because we believe in each other and we are each others BIGGEST fans. Corinne has strengths that frankly, I suck at. In return, I give my best to the things she lacks at. We fill in each others gaps and compliment each others strengths. Do we disagree? Yes, all the time. Does Corinne get annoyed with me when I don’t stay organized? Absolutely. Do we piss each other off by pushing those little buttons? Yup. But that does not stop us from humbling ourselves so the other person can thrive and step into the lane that they are better at.
We yell, we talk, we compromise and we DO NOT keep score.
Side note: When I talk loudly, most of the time Corinne thinks I am yelling. I am not and we joke about this all the time. If you know me, I am a loud person so my talking voice sounds like yelling sometimes. We can all thank my mother for giving me that trait. Love you mom!
I guess, I am telling you all of this because I wanted to make sure you knew why we joined what we do together. We could of easily did separate things and promoted ourselves individually, but this is so much more than just Jake or Corinne. This is our attempt to give back to the world by being excited about marriage and about doing life together. In a culture that has lost its drive to love and stay committed even when it hurts, we want marriages to work. We are going to do everything we can to shine light on this beautiful and challenging coming together of a man and a woman.
So we have joined forces. We brought our creative juices together and now you have photography, videography, and design all under one canopy. The future is only as vast as we want to give to it. We are excited and ready for the years ahead!
As for me, my name is Jake.
I like cold brew coffee, surfing, soccer, dogs, Ohio sports and all things creativity. When the surf is good you can find me in the line-up. On rainy days, you can find me sipping on some homemade cold brew… Who am I kidding? Everyday you can find me sipping on that delicious goodness. I like simplistic design that has the ability to pass the test of time and I enjoy cinematography that tugs at your heart. I snap photos because I like to freeze moments in time and I have a radiant wife that looks so good in front of the lens so I take photos of her.
This is me.
My name is Corinne. I’m a Northern girl, livin’ in the South. I’m a Jesus lover, adventure seeker, latte drinker, lazy morning lover, beach bum, sunset watcher, and lover of a good story. I’m always up for a random dance party or a brownie sundae. I tend to use too many exclamation points when I text and too many ‘happy faced’ emojis. I’m married to the most incredible man named, Jake. We have been married for over three years and one day we’ll be parents to the cutest little golden doodle!
Jake and I recently started our business, His and Hers Creative in 2016 and have been loving every minute of this new adventure together. We started this business in hopes to make a positive impact and use the gifts God gave use to glorify Him. We want to tell peoples stories so we started a visual-storytelling business in hopes to do just that.
Photography has always been something I’ve enjoyed and wanted to pursue, but there was always something hold me back: the fear of not being good enough, not creative enough, or not being able to capture the ‘right’ moment. Over time I’ve realized that photography isn’t a hobby where you can pick up your camera and excel at it over night. It takes time, patience, and practice… lots of practice.
The reason why I choose to strongly pursue wedding photography is because I love weddings and I believe in marriage! Marriage is the most beautiful, challenging, adventurous, and rewarding thing God ever created. This is the day where you commit the rest of your life to someone you love. I want to be able capture all the feelings of the day, be able to pray with you, and celebrate this incredible journey you’re beginning!
Going after a dream is scary, but so worth the risk. I’m not sure where photography will take me or even this blog for that matter but I can’t wait to see where I end up, and the people I will meet along the way.
Thanks for following along on my photography journey. Enjoy!