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Hi, I'm Julie ... artist, photographer, potter, etc. I am so happy you are here! I consider this blog my creative journal where I can share my recent work, ideas and dreams, and lots of little details about my life. Please make yourself at home. Whether you are a bride-to-be, a photographer, or just a visitor, I hope you will find inspiration here and even become a friend.

Creative :: Sara and Jack :: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

This gorgeous couple, Sara and Jack, agreed to model for a little styled session that I did in Hilton Head earlier this summer.  I've been so excited to feature these images that are full of super sultry evening sun light.

When I first thought of doing this session I called up my friends at The Gilded Gown and they happily agreed to lone us this gorgeous gown, veil, and all accessories as well as the suit and accoutremont. 

Those adorable flowers were done by Allie with Sassafras Flowers.  I discovered her through the wonders of facebook ... and was thrilled when she agreed to be a part of this little project.  Her work is so whimsical and artistic!  I'm in love!

Sara and Jack :: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Julie Roberts Photography

Note for photo geeks : in the above (right) and below images the couple is in the exact same spot and pose.  The reason the lighting looks so radically different is because for the bottom image I took two steps to the right to allow the sun light to filter into the frame and cause the hazy looking solar flare that is so dreamy.

Sara and Jack :: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Julie Roberts Photography

The location for our session was a sweet little find my mom discovered tucked away on Hilton Head Island, SC.  The Stoney-Baynard Ruins are the remnants of a grand antebellum plantation home built 1793-1810 by Captain John "Saucy Jack" Stoney.

Sara and Jack :: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Julie Roberts Photography

The original house was built of timber and tabby which is a mixture of oyster shells, lime, and sand.   And I LOVE that adorable Sassafras bouquet paired with the texture of the ruins.

Sara and Jack :: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Julie Roberts Photography

The home was raided during the Civil War and Union forces made it their headquarters. It burned down shortly after the Civil War.  I LOVE the mystery and charm of old plantation ruins.  Paired with the elegance of a lace wedding gown and string of fresh water pearls this scene is my idea of the perfect deep south wedding inspiration.

Sara and Jack :: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Julie Roberts Photography

Sara and Jack :: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Julie Roberts Photography

Sara and Jack :: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Julie Roberts Photography

Sara and Jack :: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Julie Roberts Photography

I really loved shooting at the ruin site.  In an effort to schedule our session just before sunset we actually missed the mark and realized that we were losing light too quickly in the thick of the woods.  So we made our way out to find the light.

Sara and Jack :: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Julie Roberts Photography

Even though I felt rushed and still wanted to shoot more at the ruins ... good light is far more important than any background.

Sara and Jack :: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Julie Roberts Photography

Sara and Jack :: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Julie Roberts Photography

Sara and Jack :: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Julie Roberts Photography

And then we hit the jack-pot with this adorable little rustic dock we happened upon just before the sun sank behind the marsh. 

Sara and Jack :: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Julie Roberts Photography

Sara and Jack :: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Julie Roberts Photography

Sara and Jack :: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Julie Roberts Photography

Sara and Jack :: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Julie Roberts PhotographySassafras Flowers.
And also I have to thank my mom for assistanting me and driving us all over the island!
 

What do you think? Leave me some feedback!

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Oct 10, 2012Amber Vanloh
I adore these photos, I've been looking for a swing like that for photos of my little girl. Is it in seapines? Would you mind giving directions? Thanks! amber.vanloh@gmail.com
Sep 25, 2011Caroljean Strawn
These are gorgeous, Julie! I love the east coast! Awesome location!
Sep 20, 2011Melissa Craddock
Julie these are gorgeous!! Great locations!!
Sep 15, 2011Amber Fox
Oh this shoot is beautiful! I can really feel the southern landscape and light in every shot. I literally said wow out load multiple times. The light is gorgeous, location rad and unique and the chemistry is hot!
Sep 1, 2011Tere Priest
Love ALL of it. You are awesome Julie!
Sep 1, 2011Haley Dotson
Julie, these are the most romantic wedding photos I have ever seen! The lighting and colors just give me chills! I love the scenery too:)
Sep 1, 2011Samantha
Oh, my! Absolutely gorgeous!
 

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