Jessica & Andrew – Part 2June 18, 2014

Thank you for your patience waiting for the second blog post. Between Curtis and I we photographed over 3000 images at this wedding so it takes a while to go through and select our top favorites when there are so many wonderful moments to choose from.

And now for the remainder of the wedding day including the handsome groom, Andrew!

Let the party begin!

Congratulations again, Jessica and Andrew, on a beautiful wedding!

Curtis & Emily Snyder
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Jessica & Andrew – St. George Greek Orthodox Church / HyattJune 15, 2014

Yesterday we had the honor of being part of Jessica and Andrew’s wedding at St. George Greek Orthodox Church downtown followed by a reception at the newly renovated Hyatt. Normally the sneak peek after the wedding includes our favorite images from the entire day, but this post is going to be different. The images below just focus on the bride’s pre-ceremony moments.

This wedding included Married Team coverage by both myself, and Curtis. That’s what most of our couples choose to include so they receive multiple creative angles throughout the day and both the bride and groom essentially have a personal photographer.

The whole time I was photographing Jessica I kept thinking “gotta blog this!” So this sneak peek will be part 1 of 2. The second post will include the handsome groom, Andrew, the amazing ceremony, followed by hilarious reception shots. So here we go – ENJOY!


The angel pin belonged to Jessica’s Grandmother. What a great way to honor family members in your wedding details.

Jessica hadn’t looked at herself the whole time she was getting ready so I asked her to hold off and when she was finally dressed to turn around and see herself for the first time. It was an emotional moment for sure!

Then a “First Look” with Jessica’s dad.

You were a gorgeous bride, Jessica! Thank you for being so amazing to photograph throughout this whole process, from the Engagement Session to the wedding day. Congratulations again!

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Stay tuned for part 2 coming soon!

Curtis & Emily Snyder
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Rachel & Phillip get married at Pretty Place ChapelMay 19, 2014

If you’ve never visited Pretty Place Chapel we highly encourage you to visit, even if it’s not coinciding with a wedding because the view is always spectacular! We’ve photographed weddings there in the morning, mid day, sunset, and in the autumn when the fall foliage is at it’s most brilliant. And at all of those different times, it’s guaranteed to be breathtaking.

Rachel and Phillip’s wedding started in Simpsonville, SC at a friend’s home where the bride had her hair and makeup done.

Then we headed up to Pretty Place for the groom’s portraits and pre-ceremony preparations.


This image shows the bride’s father’s reaction when he saw her for the first time before the wedding, from head to toe Rachel looked stunning!

A warm clutch to calm any pre-wedding jitters.

Let the ceremony begin!

For the bride and groom’s pronouncement kiss he lifted her up off her feet and sealed the deal! Everyone really enjoyed seeing a unique kiss and clapped.

After a quick stop off at Bald Rock on the way back down the mountain we headed to Brick Street Cafe for the reception.

We had an amazing day with you, Rachel and Phillip! By now you are on the honeymoon enjoying a much needed and deserved rest. Enjoy yourselves and we can’t wait to show you the rest of your images when you return. Congratulations again!

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Curtis & Emily Snyder
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Sadie Turns 4 – Furman University Child PortraitsMay 9, 2014

Being a parent myself, I love photographing young children (ages 2-5 especially) and appreciate their innocence! Seeing the spark in their eye when a funny word is said or hearing them giggle when a joke is told is priceless.

Sadie was really fun to photograph and it didn’t take long for her to warm up to me and even let me hold her purple bunny during the session:) I just adore her “4th birthday portraits” and can’t wait to share the entire collection with her family soon. Here is a sampling of my favorites! This child is just precious!

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Emily Snyder
Kismet Photography

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Savannah & Adam’s Engagement PortraitsMay 3, 2014

If we had it to do all over again, instead of Curtis and I having our engagement portraits at the beach we would have chosen the mountains. Living in Florida at the time made that not very feasible and the biggest mountain around was probably a landfill! It was only a couple years after we got married that we moved to Upstate, SC and fell in love with the scenery and wide open spaces. Everything about Savannah and Adam’s Engagement Portraits would have been perfect for us! The dreamy back-light, wide open field with tall grass, abandoned barn and the waterfalls. Their session took place around Table Rock State Park.

We had an amazing time with Savannah and Adam! They are so laid back, easy going and have the most well behaved dog who actually sat still for photos – occasionally rolling over for a belly rub :) This great couple will tie the knot in October and we are so excited to be a part of their celebration.

It was hard to narrow down the selections for this post, but here are some of our top favorites! Enjoy!

Emily & Curtis Snyder
Kismet Photography

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Ariana turns ONE!April 25, 2014

This sweet little 11 month old (for not much longer) will soon celebrate her first birthday! At Ariana’s last portrait session she was on the verge of sitting up by herself and now she’s on the move. What a beautiful child! She was a joy to photograph and looked so “pretty in pink”.

Enjoy some of my favorite images from the session:

Emily Snyder
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Teen model – downtown GreerMarch 5, 2014

Throughout the past couple of years we have met so many wonderful, photogenic couples and individuals through charity silent auctions. This session was also thanks to a charity event, The Chocolate Soiree of 2013. Paige was a complete natural in front of the camera and we thoroughly enjoyed photographing her for the start of her modeling career.

Enjoy some of our favorites from the session:

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Meet Baby E – 6 days oldJanuary 19, 2014

Little baby E was the first newborn session of 2014. She was a dream to photograph, absolutely adorable and settled very quickly. She even allowed me to see her beautiful eyes on a couple of occasions. Enjoy this sampling from her portrait session:

Emily Snyder
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A solider comes home!December 9, 2013

Meeting your baby for the first time is always an emotional experience, but meeting your baby and feeling like a father for the first time since being deployed to Afghanistan is beyond comprehension for most of us.

Rachael and Jon had their first child last month, but two nights ago Jon was able to hold his baby for the first time in the airport after stepping off the plane and I was honored to be the photographer to capture those moments between him and his wife.

Thank you for all you did for our country Jon! We are thrilled that you’re home safe and sound.

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Emily & Curtis
Kismet Photography

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Baby A – One and a half days oldDecember 4, 2013

Many months were spent planning this sweet baby boy’s newborn portraits. The reason being is that I’m 600+ miles from the family’s home. This baby’s mom and I share a special friendship and have known each other over 15 years and I was going to do whatever it took to not only be there for her baby’s portraits, but also the birth!

After a week of keeping an eye on my friend’s belly for any signs of labor beginning, things got started and she had an overall easy birth. Baby A was able to come home after 24 hours and I had the sincere honor of photographing him at just a day and a half old.

While I have many favorites, including the intimate moments of the birth, here are a handful of my top loves! Enjoy!

Emily Snyder
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