Charleston Style

3 Ways to Rock a Trench Coat

October 9, 2017

I have been on the hunt for a great trench coat for the past few seasons.   To me the trench is as versatile as a jean jacket; it goes with pretty much anything and is a great shoulder season piece.  It’s also something that is worth investing in as it lasts for years to come and won’t go out of style.  I am trying to make more intentional purchases by selecting classic, ageless pieces that I know that I will…

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Editing Photos for Brand Consistency

October 6, 2017

I love color.  The first time that I developed and printed my own color film in the wet lab was a remarkable experience; it changed my life.  It might be the primary reason I fell so in love with photography.   One thing that I tell people when they ask about developing a consistent brand is to stick a color palate.  It’s one of the easiest ways to set a mood, develop a feed (on Instagram) which is easy to digest…

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Charleston Holiday Home

Quick Fall Make Over

October 5, 2017

I saw a photograph on One Kings Lane this week of a really over the top pumpkin-lined house and it got me very excited for this coming season and I was inspired to re-create a similar look on our front steps.  This particular day I was in the mood for “more is more” and grabbed lots of colors at the flower shop that I wouldn’t normally use but which are so appropriate and fun for this time of year.  We…

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Favorite New Picks for Fall

October 3, 2017

Cooler weather has finally arrived!  It is a glorious 70 degrees and sunny with a nippy breeze — my favorite time of year in town.  We have been waiting for this moment, and also trying to start getting back into some of our old routines, like playing tennis in the early evening and going out to eat more.  We had a post-wedding (working) brunch at the Obstinate Daughter (my favorite) on sunday which was really fun.   Fall also means time…

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Photography

5 Secrets for Eye-Catching Instagram Images

October 2, 2017

Place your subject off center.  Whether it’s having your subject slightly at the bottom of the frame (with lots of space on top), or to the left or right, we try to avoid having the person directly in the middle of the image for Instagram pictures.  Your subject does not have to be a person, it can be an object, like the door in the second example below. I know that in this image above, I appear to be in…

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