Jean & Josh Wedding | Forest Lake Club Wedding | Columbia, SC

Columbia, SC in June where all the stars aligned for this photographer’s first wedding shoot: gracious, kind family, wonderful bride, Jean and groom, Josh.  I had taken Jean’s bridal portrait in Charleston back in April. Until the day of the wedding, I had not met Josh, her groom.  What a cutie pie he is!  So loving towards Jean, and it shows in the pictures.  Jean and I had talked about how we are both so detail oriented and organized and that it is such a blessing when you meet one who can balance you out.  Jean and Josh are a perfect match in that aspect.  The day was surprisingly pleasant, as the week leading up to the wedding had been in the high 90’s!  The fabulous wedding, done by event planner, Cricket Newman, was a classy affair with southern touches.  The groomsmen wore white dinner jackets, and who doesn’t look good in those?!  The food: fish tacos, macaroni and cheese, and my favorite, a hush puppie and an onion ring served in a martini glass!  The BAND, Big Blast & The Party Masters, had the party rockin from start to end!  And one of the many special touches, the cake table’s cloth, was the same one used at Jeans mother’s wedding!

If I haven’t said it before, Jean & family were  such a fun group and couldn’t have been a better match for me on this first go round of wedding photography.  Thank you so much Jean & Susan!  There is also a video at the very bottom, via Vimeo.  Don’t forget to watch it too!  Song by Teitur.

Reception: Forest Lake Club
Wedding Designer: Cricket Newman of Cricket Newman Designs – Columbia
Wedding dress: Belle Couture
Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade
Bride’s Jewelry (Earrings & Bracelet) & Maid’s Jewelry – Dee at dee ruel
Bridesmaids’ Dresses : Cynthia Rowley from Bella Bridesmaid
Hair: Hailey Nagel of Allure Salon
Band: Big Blast &  The Party Masters
Wedding Cake: Parkland Cakes
Koozies – Designed by Corie Hipp

A special thanks to Ashley Seawell for being a fantastic second shooter.  Also, to Elmira, for recommending me to the Cutlers.  I cannot forget Kellie Kano, my mentor & an inspiration, thank you for the hours on end talking about best practices of shooting weddings.  And lastly to my sweet husband who told me to go for it, even if the wedding weekend was on our One Year anniversary, Love you honey.


click below, you can also view it full screen by clicking on the full screen icon.

Jean & Josh from jennings king on Vimeo.

  • Bennette Hopper said:

    Beautiful wedding, bride and groom, and of course photos! Congratulations Jennings!! You did it!! Love you Bennette

  • Cayce Campbell said:

    I am so proud of you!! These are beautiful!

  • Candice Wigfield said:


    You should be SO PROUD!!! These shots are amazing. You captured the sweet details of this wedding that many people special for this couple to be able to remember their special day in such vivid detail. LOVE!!!


  • Heather Richardson said:

    Jennings! You did such a GREAT job! It did not appear to be your 1st wedding! Makes me want to get married all over again! :)

  • Jean said:

    Can we do it again??!! Love them Jennings! Thanks a million!

  • Susan Cutler said:

    TEARS !!!! I am overwhelmed !!! Thank you for such a fantastic job... I can't really
    believe ours is your first wedding shoot !!!
    Please tell your hubby thank you so much for sharing on your anniversary !!!

  • Chase Irons said:

    Jennings, you are so talented and captured Jean & Josh's big day perfectly! I think you'll have brides lined up for you to shoot their big day!

  • Sara Kathryn said:

    Gorgeous!! Congratulations to Jennings and the happy couple!!

  • Parker Wright said:

    Awesome pictures, Jennings. You are so talented!

  • Meredith said:

    I'm speechless....these are absolutely amazing, so beautiful! You are incredibly talented! Go Jennings!

  • pender said:

    Awwwww...I want to get married again! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

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