Lovely and Light by Hayley Lawrence » Charlotte NC Contemporary Portrait & Headshot Photographer

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The Ivy place Wedding, Lancaster SC, A Personal Memoir

Wedding at The Ivy Place in Lancaster, SC

I would love to share a personal memoir and reflection on my appreciation to have the honor of being a part of your ceremony and special day.

Dear Bride & Groom,

It’s not about me, it’s about you.

Your wedding day is a family reunion, plus a marriage. You’ve put a lot of thought into making sure your guests enjoy themselves, picking all of the pretty things and making it all come together. No matter how simple or how grand the affair, I am there to document what it felt like to be there.

Just like any other industry, there is competition. We are all artists trying to be noticed and make a living – I won’t pretend we aren’t. But I’m not hired to impress anyone but you. A photo of your mom crying during your ceremony is more important to me than your shoes on a window sill. The day I shoot your wedding solely to get published in a magazine is the day I should stop shooting.

Be yourselves. Don’t feel pressured to make your wedding picture perfect. It’s perfect because it’s yours and anything you do to make it more beautiful, I will be happy to photograph.

These are your memories and I am honored you chose me as the one person who will create a lasting representation of them.




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