Multi-State Wedding At Glassy Cliffs


The Chapel at Glassy Cliffs is a stunning venue, set high in the mountains with breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. There are multiple cabins located nearby, providing a cozy and private place for the wedding party to get ready. The Chapel at Glassy Cliffs is located in South Carolina, right on the border with North Carolina - and this is where our Amore story begins

I was able to capture Samone with her bridesmaids preparing in the cabin, with shots of their dresses, shoes, and makeup. Then I was able to run over to Patrick's cabin to photograph him and his groomsmen getting ready in a nearby cabin, with shots of their suits, shoes etc. Having just one photographer but still capturing everything during the pre ceremony time is possible if you're not getting ready far apart!

Photographing a first look at a wedding is a special moment that involves the bride and groom seeing each other for the first time on their wedding day. It typically takes place before the ceremony and is a private moment between the couple, which makes it a particularly emotional and intimate moment to photograph. As the photographer, I want to be discreet and allow the couple to have their moment, while also positioning myself to capture the best possible shots. This beautiful cross on side of the mountain leading up to the chapel was the perfect spot!

The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel is a stunning venue, with breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape and beautiful natural light pouring in through the open windows. Their choice of forest green wedding colors add an extra layer of beauty and contrasting color to the ceremony. The ceremony is the main event of the day, and it's important to capture the important moments such as the exchange of vows and the first kiss of course. But I always look for candid moments that show the couple's genuine emotions, and family's reactions - as well as more formal shots.

Their ceremony was in South Carolina, however the reception took place in North Carolina - still with absolutely NO travel fees! Whenever we travel for a wedding and if there are different locations for each section of the wedding day - we always make sure to do a few things. Such as, communicating with the couple and the venue: making sure I have all the necessary details about the location and logistics of the reception, including the address, contact information, and any special instructions. As well as planning my travel, leaving the day prior to wedding ceremony for example, or making sure the timeline allows the arrival of my team to the new location before the couple arrives at the secondary location so we can capture reception details etc. We were able to get some beautiful sunset portraits in addition to all of the reception highlights such as the cake cutting etc. If you are considering booking a traveling photographer - finding one such as myself who doesn't charge travel fees can be a convenient, cost-effective, and high-quality option for couples who are planning a wedding in a different location or multiple locations.