Kathy & Jonathan: “We DID!” Wedding Portraits

Who’s ready for spring? Yah, me too, and I’m betting that Kathy and Jonathan are as well! Here in upstate South Carolina, we’ve had an unusual amount of snow/sleet/ice/slush/cold/wind this season, and Kathy and Jonathan’s January mountain wedding and honeymoon were during a major ice/snow storm in SC and NC. As a matter of fact, they changed their wedding date and venue with less than 24 hours’ notice so their guests could get home before the snow hit! Kathy was completely calm when I talked with her, and she said she was just excited to become Jonathan’s wife a day sooner. Aw! Unfortunately, I was not able to be there for their ceremony, but we had an amazing “We DID!” portrait session up at The Red Horse Inn in Landrum, SC (the intended site of the wedding) last Sunday…two days before yet another bout of slush. 😉

Beautiful rolling hills and mountain views at The Red Horse Inn…

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Kathy’s dress had gorgeous details…flirty ruffles, beautiful lace, and just enough sparkle.

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A-dor-able!!

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Love love this one!

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The official “red horse”…she was mostly interested in nibbling the roses.

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Helloooo sassy, and hello amazing light!

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This looks like something from old Hollywood….I absolutely love it! K& J–you two are intense!

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One of my favorites from the day…

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Kathy & Jonathan, I’ve enjoyed working with you two, and I’m excited to be a part of your reception in a couple of weeks. I love to see your quiet love and respect for each other, and you completely rocked your We DID! portraits. See you soon!

Thanks for stopping my my blog–I love to hear from you…please leave a comment if you’d like.
–ACP

Holly & Mark–Contest Winners!

Holly and Mark were my cute and sassy contest winners who hadn’t had portraits taken since their wedding 15 years ago. Um, why?? They are adorable and completely rocked it for the camera, in spite of being cold and Mark being a little nervous at first. 🙂 By looking at these photos, you could never tell either of those things! I love their gorgeous eyes and totally real laughter and expressions….so sweet.

Loooove this one…seems like I just stumbled into such a personal moment between these two.

I love this series–the yummy backlight is fabulous!

Too cute! I love it when a couple gets comfortable enough with me that I can capture the expressions that define them….in this case a mix of sweetness, eye rolling, and giggles.


H-O-T-Tness!


And, just a little clue as to why I hosted this contest and what we’ll be doing with these photos on the new website (which IS coming soon!)…

FYI for any photographers out there, I edited this entirely in Lightroom2…only opened PS to add my logo. Craig and Lindsey–yay, I have my life back. Thank you!! 🙂
Don’t forget to “show me (and Holly & Mark!) some love!”

Holly & Mark–Contest Winners!

Holly and Mark were my cute and sassy contest winners who hadn’t had portraits taken since their wedding 15 years ago. Um, why?? They are adorable and completely rocked it for the camera, in spite of being cold and Mark being a little nervous at first. 🙂 By looking at these photos, you could never tell either of those things! I love their gorgeous eyes and totally real laughter and expressions….so sweet.

Loooove this one…seems like I just stumbled into such a personal moment between these two.

I love this series–the yummy backlight is fabulous!

Too cute! I love it when a couple gets comfortable enough with me that I can capture the expressions that define them….in this case a mix of sweetness, eye rolling, and giggles.

H-O-T-Tness!

And, just a little clue as to why I hosted this contest and what we’ll be doing with these photos on the new website (which IS coming soon!)…

FYI for any photographers out there, I edited this entirely in Lightroom2…only opened PS to add my logo. Craig and Lindsey–yay, I have my life back. Thank you!! 🙂

Don’t forget to “show me (and Holly & Mark!) some love!”

Contest Time!

Whenever there’s a contest, I’m not usually the winner. Door prizes? Nope, not my winning number. Christmas gift exchanges? I once ended up with a teapot and some lady said “Oooh! That looks like you!” Now if you know me, you know I’m not a teapot-kinda-girl. Lottery tickets? Don’t even bother!

But you, out there in blog-land, you don’t have to follow in my non-contest-winning footsteps! As you’ve read–you have read, right??–Amy Clifton Photography is getting a massive makeover with new branding, new website, new rockin’ attitude. For part of my yet to be revealed plans, I need a fabulous bride and groom to photograph! Since it’s not exactly the peak of wedding season, I am recruiting one of YOU to be my b&g. You don’t have to be (or have been) an ACP bride, although that would be fantastic. You do have to be part of a real-live couple who is willing to gear up in your wedding dress, your sassiest shoes, and throw your man into (at least) a suit. And you have to be willing to rock it for the camera.

If you or someone you know is interested in a free Amy Clifton Photography “WE DID!” photo-session with your honey, email me a photo of you lovebirds, your contact info, and a little blurb about why you should rock this session and win! If you can’t do the wedding gear, then convince me that your diva wardrobe will work! My email address is acclifton@aol.com .

The deadline for entries is Sunday, January 11, so don’t let this chance pass you by!
–Amy

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Autumn & Daniel–“WE DID!”

I loooove working with this couple! I shot Autumn and Daniel’s engagement photos, Autumn’s bridal portraits, and their gorgeous fall wedding October 20 at the beautiful plantation-like Walker Hall in Spartanburg (www.walkerhall.org). They are so cute together and needed no coaching from me–definite chemistry between these two! Just a few weeks after their wedding, I bought all new camera equipment and attended a two-day workshop in New Jersey. As soon as I got back in town, I called Autumn to see if they would be willing to put their wedding clothes back on for a “We Did!” photo shoot–and a chance for me to experiment with the new camera and new techniques I learned…

The architecture at Walker Hall is beautiful.

Autumn is a natural in front of the camera! I love this elegant shot. I couldn’t get enough of the lacework on her veil–gorgeous!

Sweet, sweet, sweet!
What do you think is best–color or b&w?? I can’t decide…

LOVE the lighting, love the emotion, love the fall colors…

Experimenting with silhouettes. I’m pretty pumped about this image!

Autumn is part of a huge circle of friends whose weddings I’ve all shot! I think there are about 8 girls who have all used me for their weddings. As a photographer, I can honestly say that nothing makes me prouder than knowing that a bride enjoys my style and work enough to recommend me to (ALL) her friends. It is a real honor and a treat to call these girls my friends and to see them at each others’ weddings. Next in line is Erin, who is getting married March 1!