My inspiration for this shoot came from a longing to view and shoot more nontraditional couples in my area. Greenville, SC is a beautiful city, but the faces of the Greenville wedding market are those you see on many other mainstream wedding blogs. An eloping, interracial couple was the first that came to mind of a demographic I'd yet to see and serve in my area. The story of their shoot is as follows:
Groom (Henry) and Bride (Alex) had been friends since childhood. Their names were taken from the children's book series, Boxcar Children, where one book is titled Treehouse Mystery. After high school, Alex ran off to the city to lead a life of freedom from the confines of their small hometown, while Henry stayed behind. She eventually realized she missed the freedom, a different kind, that only the country provided her, so she came back home and reconnected with Henry. They rekindled an old fire with each others' fun-loving spirits like they were kids again.
Words and photos by Latoya Dixon
THE CREATIVE TEAM
Photographer: Latoya Dixon Photography
Second Shooter: Jean B. Photography
Calligraphy and Invitation Design: Lauren Perry Studio
Hair and Makeup: Latia Curtis of Cotton Rouge Co.
Florals: Urban Petals
Gown & Jewelry: Wildflower Bridal
Models: Stacey Smith & Josh Royston
Skirt: Whimsy Luxxe
Rentals: Molly Fornadel Events
Latoya Dixon Smith is a wedding photographer based in Greenville, SC. From the Blue Ridge mountains in Georgia to Western North Carolina and down to the coast of Charleston, Latoya's goal is to never meet a stranger, always find the best local fish taco joints, and always leave her couples *almost* as crazy about their photos as they are about each other.