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Andrew Thomas Walley in Greenville SC coxphotography.net

Andrew Walley, is a bass player who resides in Boston. He went to Berkley, and is one of the best bass players I know. He comes from a long line of musicians. His Grandfather Denny Walley was the guitar player for Frank Zappa, and is still performing/touring Full time.

Jaryd Walley set up and executed the concept. Every component exists in the original photograph. No part was added in, so everything floating was.. haha, and can prove it. Jaryd is a stage/set genius.

As you can see, Andrew is going places.

andrew walley and patrick cox photography with Jaryd studio set designer

andrew walley and patrick cox photography with Jaryd Walley studio set designer

 

Link to his FB (Andrew Walley)

 

 

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Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon DeWorken

Wedding Photography in Greenwood, SC Harmon – DeWorken

Sunnie and John
wedding 5-24-2014

It was a fantastic weekend for a wedding in Greenwood SC. John and Sunnie made the perfect bride and groom. Traveling to Greenwood, SC was interesting and fun. Since I don’t photograph there as often as Greenville, SC, and other locations it was a new place to experiment and explore.

I want to mention first and foremost none of these photographs are staged. They are all real moments, and I didn’t interfere, coax or suggest, just good old fashioned photojournalism.

So, after doing so many weddings (and still loving it), you never know what you might need to pull out of the arsenal.  The previous week I was translating Spanish-Christian Bible for 1 Cor 13. So at the wedding the bride had slight problem with the gown, and after thinking about it I took apart my wallet to get some linen thread and just so happened to have a needle (since I make leather stuff just fyi: coxleather.com) a shameless plug.. haha. And so we got the dress back in shape with a small repair with a macgyver mentality…  The truth is, that whatever it takes to make it be trouble/stress free event for the bride let’s do that..

You can see some of the brides remarks at the bottom of the post. You will notice in the photographs, she kept the dress twirling all night!! Sunnie and John were great people to work for.

The ceremony was at Main Street United Methodist

The reception was at the gatewood club

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

brides mom at reception

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

getting ready in the parlor

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

bridesmaids dressing bride

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

bride and groom smiling

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

groom holding veil after wedding

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

the bride at mirror

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

bride and brother at reception dancing

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

bride and brother dancing

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

dancing by the lake greenwood

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

getting ready train

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

bride getting ready in the parlor in greenwood sc

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

bride adjusting veil

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

bride and groom dancing

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

bridesmaids with sparklers

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

wedding ceremony in greenwood sc

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

bride and groom embrace after dancing, tender moment

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

the get away car

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

the bride and groom exit with sparklers

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

night shot of reception band and dance floor in greenwood, sc

I went to visit my friend and his studio Jon Holloway.  He has an awesome space in downtown Greenwood, SC. When I got there I think he told me he was of to photograph a mud wrestling contest?

the rehearsal in greenwood sc

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

getting ready for wedding in greenwood sc

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

bridesmaid profile

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

greeter at the wedding ceremony

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

greeter for the ceremony with programs

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

down the aisle in greenwood sc wedding ceremony

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

and the doors close at the church

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

light bulbs and blue sky

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

bride and groom on the dance floor at the wedding reception

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

a moment alone at the wedding reception in greenwood, sc

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

groom and brides mom at wedding reception

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

bride and ring-bearer

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

bride and groom in the party

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

photograph of the outdoor reception on lake greenwood

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

the band and dance floor

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

bride dancing with ring bearer

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

bride having fun with the ring bearer

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

sparklers for the exit

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

before the ceremony coming down the stairs from balcony

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

groom and brides mom

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

the night sky at twilight

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

the band and the party on the outside dance floor at the country club

Wedding Photography in Greenwood SC Harmon  DeWorken

the wedding reception exit

Married in Greenwood, SC Harmon – DeWorken

Sunnie Harmon
wedding photography in Greenwood

It is why I waited until my 30s until I got married. Not rushing into a lifelong companionship, I waited until I found the right man with which to share my life.

Similarly, I took my time with wedding planning to ensure the ceremony and celebration matched the feelings I had about beginning my life with John. Thankfully, that was accomplished.

The ceremony was as traditional as the reception was fun and full of life. The church was gorgeous; bridesmaids were full of emotion; and, family proud. The reception, equally, was planned to great detail: a menu crafted by the best caterer in the Southeast; music delivered by a band that got young and old to the dance floor; and lighting and flowers that created the most magical ambiance.

However, I needed a photographer that would capture this event for a lifetime. Thankfully, I knew the outstanding work of Patrick Cox. Patrick is where imaginative wedding photography meets National Geographic. His photos are creative, natural, and authentic. He is able to capture the most important details and the rawest of emotions. He was able to bring the entire event home for us.

I don’t think I have ever been flooded with so many different emotions in one day. Everything was perfect – the groom, my family, my bridesmaids, the flowers, the band, the food, the ambiance and even the weather. However, I felt like I was having an out of body experience. It was so exhilarating, but so overwhelming at the same time.

It is so strange to have everyone that has helped shaped you into being the person you have become to descend upon one place at one time to celebrate you and love you. I wish I could do it all over again in, but in slow motion to give me the opportunity to savor every look, every conversation, every dance and every detail of the wedding and the reception. I’m thankful that Patrick has been able to capture those precious moments, so that I will be able to enjoy them for a lifetime.

Friday, May 23
Church Rehearsal – Main Street United Methodist, 4:00 pm
211 North Main Street, Greenwood, SC 29646

Rehearsal Dinner – Pascal’s, 5:00 pm
307 West Cambridge Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29646

Rehearsal Party – Greenwood Country Club, 8:00 pm until 11:00 pm
607 Cambridge Avenue West, Greenwood, SC 29646

Saturday, May 24

Wedding Ceremony 6:00 pm at Main Street United Methodist
211 North Main Street

Reception – Gatewood Club – 7:00 pm until 11:00 pm
114 Club Drive, Greenwood, SC 29646

 

also:

I went to visit my friend and his studio Jon Holloway.  He has an awesome space in downtown Greenwood, SC. When I got there I think he told me he was off to photograph a mud wrestling contest?