Caitlin + Caleb

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QUICK NOTE! I’ve got so much to say about this day, but first, before jumping ahead, you may want to read this to understand a few photos in this album ; )

When Caitlin & Caleb first reached out about having me travel to Charleston to document their wedding, I didn’t have to think about it for even a second. Not just because I’ve always wanted to go to Charleston but because I absolutely love these two. They are truly some of the kindest people you will ever meet and their daughter Cora is the absolute sweetest. She *almost* stole the show from her mom and dad... but I’ll just call it a tie ; )

I loved that this day was intimate with just their closest friends and family. It was such a joy to watch all those nearest to Caitlin and Caleb celebrate with them. One fun aspect of this day was that Caleb is actually a wedding DJ himself! So watching him DJ his own wedding was pretty funny and of course he did an amazing job! Cora boogied down all night and even joined in on their first dance which pretty much melted my heart. And to top all off, she even gave her own speech for everyone at the reception... Caleb, do I see a future DJ in the making?!

SO... there were a handful of firsts for me while I was on this trip! 
First time to Charleston, check.
First time having a biscuit in the south, triple check. (I had 3)
First time having shrimp and grits, check. 
First time seeing a dog wearing sunglasses in the passenger seat of a convertible Mustang, check.
First time I documented the groom and his dad accidentally drop the brides wedding band down the cracks of the rooftop deck, during the ceremony... check.

Yes, I got Caitlin and Caleb’s permission to share this story and yes, it has a happy ending! But seriously, this was a big first for me as a wedding photographer, I’ve seen a lot of things over the course of my career but never this! And I am so glad Caitlin and Caleb are letting me share a few of these photos! Bless you guys!! Not only because they are now great memories and a really funny story they can share for the rest of their lives (I think that’s an awesome gift in itself) but also because I captured the sweetest photos of Caleb finally putting the ring on Caitlin’s finger before the reception started.

And if you’re wondering how it ended, unfortunately Caleb and the many others who tried to retrieve the ring during the ceremony were unable to get it, but a local handy man and a few pulled up deck boards later and it was saved! So all in all, I consider this a bonus wedding memory for Caitlin & Caleb. Others aren’t so lucky <3


Big shout out to an amazing team of vendors! 
venue: Upstairs at Midtown
DJ: the groom himself! 
hair: Drybar
make up: Jordyn Martin Makeup 
florals: Propagate Studio
cake: Saffron Restaurant & Bakery
desserts: Christophe Artisan Chocolatier - Patissier
rentals: EventWorks 
Photography: Sarah Murray Photography

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Meghan & Jimmy

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They met on a train. Heading back to Brooklyn from the same Jason Isbell concert. Her friends spotted his friends and it didn’t take long before two complete strangers were wrapped up in conversation for the entire trip home.

First of all, what is it about trains that make any story 10x more romantic?! Secondly, listening to both of their best friends recount this story in their speeches was so amazing. I love that the people Meghan and Jimmy were with the night they met, were also standing beside them on their wedding day. Not only do Jimmy and Meghan have their own perspective of the night, but so do their best friends. I just imagine them all telling this story over and over again as they get older. To their children, to their grandchildren... What an amazing memory to share.

I think it was during that first train ride that Meghan and Jimmy realized how much they had in common. I admire that their shared love for music, art, and so much more, reflected in their wedding day. With Jimmy’s North Carolina roots and many meaningful trips to Asheville it was an obvious choice when they decided to get hitched in this eclectic city in the mountains. 

As far as the venue goes, I don’t think Meghan and Jimmy could have picked a better spot. These two have a serious appreciation for good food! Jimmy is, in Meghan’s words, “essentially a professional chef”, grew up on a farm, and is a produce buyer for a non profit food-hub in Philly. So delicious food was a must and not only did Buxton Hall BBQ have amazing food but also an amazing space! This was their FIRST wedding! And I have no doubt it will be the first of many. 

Now, lets get one thing straight, I am not fashionable. But I love photographing fashionable people and admire them! Its an art, and I’ll admit that it’s not one that I’m good at. But documenting it is another story! Meghan’s biggest creative outlet is fashion and she has worked in fashion for a long time. So I knew that whatever they were wearing was going to be amazing. But as soon as I saw them on their wedding day I almost died...In the best way possible. Meghan wore a simple and beautiful Morgan Le Fay dress and Jimmy wore a custom nudie suit by Union Western Clothing. Meghan also had custom jackets made for her girls and in 7 years, I’ve never had so much photographing a group of beautiful friends. 

I know I say this often, but I never thought, all these years later, I would get to reconnect with so many of my classmates from high school. Meghan and her twin sister Morgan both went through school with me and its been so cool to catch up with them all these years later. Especially on such an important occasion. Thankful is an understatement these days <3

I shot mostly digital but was stoked when Meghan asked me to shoot a few rolls of film too. So there are a handful of Portra 800 shots sprinkled in here. <3

Shout out to the amazing team of vendors!

Photography // @smurrayphoto

Florals // @springvine

Day of Coordinator // @birdieandshoosh

Hair & Make up // @turnerandcobridal

Venue // @buxtonhallbbq

DJ // @djlilmeowmeow

Invites & paper // @goodsgang

Dress // @morganelefay_ny

Suit // @union_western_clothing

Jackets // @rustycuts

Film Lab // @photovisionprints

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