I met Monica through her sister Amber, and its been such a pleasure getting to know her.  Monica and Ellis's wedding is May 19th at T&S Farms in Batesburg, SC but Monica really wanted her bridal portraits done in Aiken at Hopelands Gardens and I am so glad she did!

I had never been to Hopelands Gardens and I am wondering why because it is such a beautiful area with so many beautiful paths and ponds with bridges and gazebos.  It just so happened to be prom night and so there were many stunning dresses and handsome tuxedos and two more beautiful brides.  It truly is a photographers heaven!

Monica makes a beautiful bride and the landscape of the gardens took this session to a whole new level.  The huge gorgeous hard woods made for the perfect scenery which casted such a serene light that made me never want to leave.  Here are a few of my favorites from this session!