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Bliss & Bokeh Retreat | Part I
William Aiken House Wedding Photoshoot

I traveled south at the end of September for what I hoped to be a warm weather escape just as the chilly fall air crept in up north. Unfortunately, that late September week turned out to be unseasonably cold, wet, windy and rainy in Charleston but it didn’t stop me from having an amazing experience at the Bliss & Bokeh retreat. I joined a diverse group of female photographers from all stages of their businesses for three days of networking, styled shoots, business development… and some really delicious southern food!

One of the retreat sponsors, Contax Rentals, joined us for the styled shoots to let all the girls try their medium format film cameras. I rotated between my 85mm lens on my digital camera and the Contax film body… can you tell which is which? Mollie and Will joined us to model for the first of the styled shoots just weeks after their own wedding day. The William Aiken House provided a perfectly charming southern venue for this gorgeous pair!

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I love the green, golds and oranges throughout this perfect fall color palette… and the naked cake! I’m obsessed…

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Fresh fruit decor is always a good decision in my book!

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My favorite shot! You two are so adorable!

Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House

Venue: William Aiken House | Florals, Event Design, Decor: Gathering Events |  Charleston Weddings | Desserts, Cake: FISH Restaurant | Rentals: Snyder Events | Cake Stand: Polished! | Chairs: RS Signature | Bridal Gown: Gown Boutique of Charleston | Hair & Makeup: I Do Makeup | Tuxedo & Tie: Charleston Tuxedo  | Photography: Jessica Haley Photography

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