Susan + Jimmy


Keowee Key Wedding Photos


Lake Keowee, South Carolina

“There will be 10 toddlers in the wedding party, all under 6 years old.”  As soon as Susan mentioned this to me, I knew she was going to have a fun wedding.  As you probably know, kids are the best at weddings.  they have no filters, and they just do what they want.  For a wedding photographer, this means there will be tons of great, authentic moments.  Susan even said that she was ok if they stole the show, so it sounded like she knew exactly how everything was going to unfold before it actually happened.   But they didn’t actually steal the show like we expected – that honor belongs to the couple themselves: Susan and Jimmy, who never missed an opportunity to show how truly happy they were together.

From the start, the theme of their wedding was described as California Casual.  Everything that day fit this theme perfectly.  From Susan’s wedding dress, to the schedule, to the flowers…it all fit the idea perfectly.  Even the weather, which was wishy washy all day long, turned into the epitome of a beautiful California evening.  The Club at Keowee Key was, of course, the best possible place for their wedding as well.  All-in-all it was a perfect day for their wedding, and a perfect day for candid wedding photography.

Check out a few of my favorites from Susan and Jimmy’s Club at Keowee Key wedding:


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How’s that for California casual?  Congratulations to Susan and Jimmy, and thank you for letting me be a part of your wedding day!

Special thanks to some of the wedding vendors that helped make this day possible:

Wedding venue: The Club at Keowee Key
Videographer: Better Tie Productions
Photography: Matthew Pautz Photography
Hair/makeup: Stephen D’amico, Hush Hush Salon
Live music, DJ: Kat V, VIP Violin
Catering: Elizabeth Peak, Club at Keowee Key
Wedding Cake: Kathy and Company 
Lighting and AV equipment: Superior Sound
Florist: Tiger Lily