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The 2016 high school prom season is upon us! So we thought it would be a great time to share a prom session from 2015 that we have not yet published! Say hello to Jacob and Savannah! And enjoy as we share their pre-prom images taken on the beautiful campus of Furman University

Jacob is from Enoree, South Carolina and is a senior at Woodruff High School. In July, Jacob will be joining our beloved men and women in uniform as he enlists in the United States Navy! He will train to become an Aviation Boatswain Handler and will eventually be directing air traffic on the deck of an aircraft carrier! We here at Imagine! Studios love and support our military men and women, and we thank Jacob for his upcoming service and dedication as he takes on this important responsibility to help keep our nation safe. Savannah currently lives in Duncan, South Carolina and is enjoying her senior year at James F. Byrnes High School. Savannah will be enrolling at the University of South Carolina – Upstate this fall. She will be majoring in Communications as she pursues a career in Journalism! We wish both of these fine students the very best as they begin the next chapters of their lives!

Our pre-prom visit to Furman included photos around the large entrance fountain, campus lake, and the iconic Furman bell tower. We were also able to get some wonderful images of both families during the session!

There are few locations in the southeast that provide such a beautiful setting for photo sessions of any and every kind as Furman University. Enjoy the images below from Jacob and Savannah’s beautiful prom session!

Jacob and Savannah pose for a nice closeup among the flowers near the Furman University lake

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We had the distinct pleasure of capturing Hannah and Brad’s engagement session in September of 2015. The location was none other than Clemson‘s Memorial Stadium (a.k.a Death Valley), home of the 2016 National Championship runner-up Clemson Tigers football team!

Hannah and Brad came to us by way of some mutual friends at the Clemson news and media outlet TigerIllustrated.com. They both spent significant time living with their respective families in Raleigh, North Carolina, where they would eventually meet. Brad and Hannah were officially engaged on December 4, 2014 and will be tying the knot on Saturday, June 4, 2016! Brad graduated from Raleigh’s Sanderson High School in 2003 and from Clemson University in 2007 where he majored in Forest Resources. Brad is currently employed with Waste Industries USA. Hannah, originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, graduated from Needham B. Broughton Global Studies Magnet High School in 2008. From there, she attended East Carolina University and is currently working for Measurement, Inc. in Durham, North Carolina.

Brad and Hannah chose a gorgeous day for their engagement session at Death Valley! We started the session at one of Clemson’s most famous icons, Howard’s Rock. We then proceeded around the stadium, stopping for some beautiful photos in the stands, the portals and concourse area, and finishing up among the bright Tiger-orange seats in the WestZone.

This wonderful couple’s big day is right around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited and happy for them as they begin this next chapter of their lives together!

 Hannah and Brad hold hands overlooking Death Valley at Clemson University

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Meet Brianna! She is our newest model to adorn the Imagine! Blog!

Earlier last year, we met Brianna at one of the fine local eating establishments in Greenville. It’s a great story…we literally saw her from across the room…and the instant we saw her, we just knew that we had to put her in front of our cameras! So we went to speak to her, told her who we were, and asked if she would be interested in doing a couple of model sessions for us. She couldn’t have been more excited! So we set up a few sessions, and what you see below was the result! Brianna has a natural beauty and smile that totally brighten up the room, and she has a super sweet personality to match it. She currently works with the Millie Lewis modeling and talent agency in Greenville, and we are absolutely thrilled that she has become part of the Imagine! Studios family!

Brianna graduated from Travelers Rest High School in 2013 where she was on the varsity tennis team for 2 years. She was also on the Devildogs’ cheerleading squad during her junior year. She is currently enrolled at Greenville Technical College and plans to transfer to the University of Miami (FL) this coming fall, where she will be studying Orthodontics! Brianna also plans to walk on to the Miami Lady Hurricanes’ tennis team! We would love to see Brianna ace her way through the ACC! Our hopes and prayers go with her as she pursues her passions and her dreams.

Brianna’s outdoor sessions took place at Furman University and at the Thornblade tennis club in Greer. Special thanks to Gary Link at Thornblade for accommodating us for the tennis session!

Enjoy these beautiful images of Brianna, and stay tuned! More blog posts are headed your way very soon!

Brianna smiles at the camera under a weeping willow tree

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John and Layne were married on Saturday, July 14, 2014 in Layne’s hometown of Rock Hill, South Carolina! It was an incredibly amazing day, from the perfect weather to the worshipful ceremony and after party to the couple’s grand exit at the end of the night in John’s candy apple red Volkswagen Beetle!

John and Layne are long-time friends of Imagine! Studios. They both graduated from Clemson University and they both played in Tiger Band! John played trombone, and Layne played snare drum in the Clemson Drumline (known more affectionately as the C.U.D). John, originally from Aiken, South Carolina and a graduate of South Aiken High School, graduated from Clemson in 2012 and is now a production supervisor for Ryan Homes. Layne, a graduate of Northwestern High School in Rock Hill, also graduated from Clemson in 2012 and set off to pursue a Masters degree in percussion performance from the Ohio State University in Columbus. She completed her Masters in 2014, and in addition to teaching privately, Layne now works with the band program at Pickens High School, helping to improve the skills of young musicians in the upstate!

John and Layne’s beautiful wedding ceremony was held at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Rock Hill. The after party reception took place at the wonderful Magnolia Room at Laurel Creek. The Extraordinaires, an amazingly talented party band out of Hickory, North Carolina provided some smoking hot dance music for the reception. Needless to say, folks were absolutely burning up the dance floor all night long!

We’re so grateful that we were invited to spend this special day with our special friends. It was a day never to be forgotten. Special thanks go out to Jonathan Torres for lending his wonderful talents in assistance behind the camera.

Congratulations, John and Layne! May God bless your lives together in every way!

John and Layne share a private moment as the afternoon sun shines through the windows of the reception hall

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Say hello to Amethyst, former Clemson University student and former member of Tiger Band and the CU Tiger Guard! We’ve had the pleasure of photographing her the last 4 years during her integral time with “The Band That Shakes The Southland.” She is a very sweet friend and we think the world of her! We were absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate her college graduation by capturing some beautiful and awesome images, both in-studio and around the Clemson University campus!

Our session began on campus. It was a very pleasant fall afternoon. Surrounded by a clear blue sky, the sun was shining through the beautiful colors on the trees, weaving wonderful tapestries of reds, oranges, greens, and yellows in the background. The temperatures were in the 60’s with an ever-so-slight breeze. It was a perfect day, and it provided us with nearly limitless opportunities and locations to shoot…not hard to imagine if you’ve ever spent a beautiful fall Saturday in Clemson!

A few days after our campus session, we brought her into the studio. We wanted to show off her tiger stripes and capture some awesome moments with her flags and other Tiger Guard toys. We also wanted to get some great studio shots in her graduation dress as well as her cap and gown. And we just HAD to show off that class ring! She worked so hard to earn it, so it was a definite must! As you will see in the images that follow, she had a great time during both of her sessions, and of course we had a great time working with her! She’s one of the best, and certainly one of our favorites!

 Amethyst graduated from Clemson in December with her degree in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management. She aspires to own her own event planning business someday. She is currently working at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida in conjunction with the Disney College Program. This program (which runs through June 2015) gives college students and recent college graduates opportunities to gain valuable experience in many different aspects of customer service under the umbrella of one of the largest and most successful corporations in the world. Many DCP participants receive opportunities to continue on as corporate employees of the Walt Disney Company. Graduate school may also be in her future, and the Walt Disney Company offers opportunities for education reimbursement to its employees should she be offered a full time position.

Help us congratulate Amethyst by enjoying these fantastic photos from her senior graduation sessions!

Amethyst relaxes in the fall leaves as the afternoon sun shines through

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