Tamara's Blue Ridge Mountain Bridal Session

Tamara is a dear friend of ours, and a very talented photographer. We shot her bridal session at Lake James and in the Blue Ridge Mountains, where she grew up and where she still calls home. We spent several hours roaming around Lake James, venturing down her favorite trails that led to a quiet creek, and ending her session with a beautiful sunset overlooking the parkway. She loves these mountains, and I think you can tell by her photos just how much. She wasn't afraid to kick off her shoes, hike up her dress, and set out for that perfect spot by the creek.

Tamara's dachshund babies, Shelby and Harley, stopped by for a quick visit as well. I'm so happy we were able to document this special time for her, it was just a perfect day!

A huge thank you to Jason Ritchie for assisting, and also to moms Dana Honea & Rindy Watkins for helping and venturing out with us!

Villarreal Wedding - Rock Hill, SC

I met Sarah & Joan last fall for their engagement session in Salisbury. I just loved their energy and the love that was so obviously shared between them. It was almost like they were the only ones there, and I knew their wedding day would be so very special.

They were married at the beautiful Magnolia Room in Rock Hill, SC. This was our first time shooting at this venue, and it was a wonderful place for a wedding. This venue is nestled in a quiet, upscale community, and really just doesn't do this place justice from a distance. Everything there is amazing, from the bridal suite, to the lighting, to the staff, all were just perfect. Sarah & Joan chose an outdoor ceremony followed by an indoor reception in the beautiful ballroom. They danced the night away, played the "shoe game", had a money dance, ate a little cake and ended the night with a glow stick exit (very unique!).

I have really enjoyed getting to know this couple, documenting their engagement session and now their wedding day. I can honestly say from day one - they have been an absolute dream to work with, and I feel honored they chose us to photograph their special moments!

- Tonya Ritchie

Wedding Venue - The Magnolia Room in Rock Hill, SC

Photography - JT Photography

Videographer - New Morning Weddings

Caterer - Melissa Shoupe

DJ - Sharkfin Productions

Wedding Coordinator - Sherry Peele (Also w/Sharkfin, awesome coordinator & MC!)

Photo-booth and Uplighting - Bridal Affairs

Cake - Rock Hill Publix

Hair & Make-up - Blushing

Music - Tito & Ozzy

Rentals & Decor - Ribald Farms