State House Columbia, SC Engagement Session | Alex and Sarah

The state house in Columbia, SC was the perfect backdrop for this precious couple! It was classy yet laid back. Peaceful yet bustling with life. 

From the time I spoke with Sarah on the phone, I knew she was going to be an amazing addition to the #pouredoutbride family! She is crazy intelligent and has a sweet spirit about her. It has been a joy getting to know her virtually for the last few months. 

After receiving more information about Sarah and Alex, I was certain they were going to be a blast to be around! And they are! Their story is so beautiful and their personalities are everything I thought they would be and more! 

I was so excited to finally meet them in person that I immediately hugged them like long lost friends. They already felt like friends and we hadn't met! Those are people worth knowing!

They dealt with my cheesy lines and trusted me with photographing them in such a public place. And they were ROCKSTARS! I could have sworn that they had "studied" or practiced before hand! 

Their love for each other was so evident. They kidded. They laughed. They made me smile THE WHOLE TIME. I got in the car at the end of the night and my cheeks literally hurt from smiling. And that is a beautiful thing. 

They conveyed exactly how they felt about each other to me and through their photographs. I know that you will see it too. 

Sarah and Alex, I knew you and your love story was going to be a pleasure to capture. I just didn't realize how much. You two are gorgeous from the inside out. (I promise I am not trying to sound like a mom!) Even after knowing you for just a short while, I feel like we have been friends for a long time. Thank you for that! I am so thrilled to be a part of your journey into marriage. Your wedding is going to be fantastic! Because your love is just that. Fantastic. 

I adore you both. 

Without any further ramblings, here is the prestigious, loving, joy-filled couple in downtown Columbia! Au Revoir!

Wouldn't this look great in their home? I kind of wish my wall had their pictures on it! :)

If you are ever in Austin, TX, you definitely need to check out Board and Brush! Sarah's mama and daddy own Board and Brush, and they did an amazing job with her wedding date sign! :) 

Love and Laughter, 

Shelby 

Anderson Anniversary | Surfside Beach, SC Anniversary Photographer

Anniversaries are super special to me. They are a reminder of another year you have devoted to each other, the good times and the bad, the strength that comes from unconditional love. 

When Danielle and Marcus won our Anniversary Session giveaway last year, I couldn't have imagined a more fitting couple!

We were given the honor of hosting them in our home for their anniversary getaway and loved getting to spend time not only with one of our couples, but also our friends. They loved on our sweet Sadie, ate breakfast with us (even though I burned the first batch of toast because I was talking too much!), and chatted about life on our couch. It was all things wonderful. 

We were able to go out on the beach together for their anniversary session right before sunset. The light did not disappoint and neither did they. 

Marcus and Danielle, we love, love, love yall! I am so honored to capture yet another example of the sweet love you share together! Your heart for Jesus is contagious and your marriage is a wonderful reflection of that love. We are always here for you both!

Without further ado, our Surfside Beach anniversary session awaits...

Wouldn't this look great in their home? 

View their sweet slideshow here! 

Love and Laughter, 

Shelby 

Best of 2015

This year has been such a blessing. I have built relationships with so many new clients and have had loyal clients return. 

I am so honored to have been a part of your 2015. 

Thank you for sharing it with me. 

To my future 2016 brides, grooms, and clients, 

I am so thrilled to be working with you in this coming new year! I know that you are going to be what makes 2016 the best year ever for Poured Out Photography. Thank you for entrusting your memories to us and we can't wait to love on you this year!

We love you all!!!

love and laughter, 

shelby

David + Julleen | Garden City Beach, SC Couple Photographer

I am blown away by the people that God keeps bringing in front of my lens!

Julleen and I work together and was thrilled to take pictures of her, her husband, and her sweet Boxer babies. 

Let me tell you friends, the laughter that rang around the pier was encouraging. Being married, and living life with another human for lots of years brings that kind of pure joy!

David and Julleen, thank you for honoring me with this memory and making me feel like part of your adorable family! Keep showing that beautiful Jesus-honoring joy to the world! 

love and laughter, 

shelby