Sunday, May 26, 2013

Mrs. Kayla Carter Bridal Portraits

Kayla and I met when we were attending the Art Institute of Charleston for our bachelors in photography. I had the extreme honor to be by her side yesterday as her matron of honor, and now I finally can share some of my favorites from her bridal portraits we made in February. These photographs truly express her country and southern beauty, and I share these with you in a great happiness. Enjoy.













Congratulations to you, Kayla, for marrying your best friend and love. I wish happiness to greet you every day, and may your relationship grow stronger every season of your Life together.

Always,
Des'ola

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Jillian One Week Old


Jillian's mom, Jessica, and I had talked about photographing Jillian before she was even born. I first heard she wanted to do a photo session a couple days after my honeymoon, and I was stoked to hear she wanted to incorporate some Harry Potter into the shoot. Jillian, like most first children of families, came a little late, but perhaps she arrived precisely when she needed to! She was one of the best very new babies I ever have photographed. Here are some of my favorites from the shoot:






Keith and Jessica, I wish y'all so much happiness with your family. It looks like y'all already had a lot of happiness from the gift of Jillian, but I thought I'd add some extra happy in case it's needed!

Always,
Des'ola

Katsos Maternity


I believe I always had a hunch my good friend, Lisa, would become a mother. Even when we first met in our mid-teens, it just seemed she had some sort of nurturing in her. As the relationship of her and Michael's got more serious, seeing them becoming a family looked prominent in the future. The future has become now, and I'm so happy for my friends. I was elated when I saw her come out of the car with her beautiful belly carrying child. Maternity sessions are perhaps ranked #1 as my favorite, with second coming in boudoir, but knowing I am photographing long time friends becoming parents speaks to me, knowing Life just keeps going when you're making other plans or not. Here are just some of my favorites from their shoot in an itchy, fire ant bed mined field:






So many congratulations to your soon-to-be family, and I look forward to meeting Maevis. Ecstatic!


Always,
Des'ola