Weekend Reading: 10 links you should read

  This week flew by for us!  The temps have been unseasonably cool for August in Charleston; we have enjoyed temps in the 80’s with a slight breeze all week.  August is usually brutal for us.  Most of my web reading has consisted of practical things, as you can tell is reflected in this weekend’s Read More

5 children’s picture book reading lists

Reading lists have been a favorite new find of mine this summer, as I was determined to beat the heat in South Carolina in an enjoyable way.  Although fall is technically around the corner, we still have at least 2 more months of heat and humidity in our forecast. Both of our girls enjoy reading Read More

Sincerely Alli Photography: tips for building a modeling portfolio

The modeling scene is a very competitive industry; one in which beautiful faces and bodies are a dime a dozen.  I don’t consider myself to be an expert in the modeling industry, nor do I consider myself to be an expert in commercial photography.  However, my experience as a model in my local market coupled Read More

How travel enriches child language development

  There are many articles out there that address the benefits of travel for children, so today I’m going to take it one step further and outline how travel enriches child language development.  Whether your venture is a day trip, a cross country adventure, or travel abroad, there are many benefits for children of all Read More

Weekend reading list: 10 links that struck my interest

I don’t know about you, but I’m so relieved it’s Friday!  We are experiencing a cold front today: 84 degrees is the high temperature for today.  I cannot ever remember a July day in South Carolina that was below 95 degrees so this is a treat and we will be taking full advantage of it Read More

Engagement lifestyle photography: Beaufort South Carolina

Today I’m sharing an engagement lifestyle session in Beaufort, South Carolina.  This Charleston couple wanted to think outside the box and do something a little different in terms of location and vibe compared to what they had seen in on wedding websites and publications.  From location, to wardrobe…they nailed it.  Old Sheldon Church Ruins was Read More

8 benefits of reading to children of all ages

It’s no secret in our culture, or around the world for that matter, that early exposure to books and reading is beneficial to children.   Although much of this blog focuses on my photography business and our life in South Carolina, today I want to share some benefits from a speech-language pathology standpoint on why Read More

Weekend Reading

Happy Friday!  We plan on spending some time at the beach and the pool this weekend; that’s basically how we survive spending time outdoors on the South Carolina coast. I’ve noticed a trend in these “weekend reading” posts among other bloggers and I tossed around the idea of implementing it here.  I am in a Read More

Charleston surprise proposal photography

A few weeks ago, Justin traveled out to Capers Island to capture his brother’s engagement proposal to his girlfriend of 6 years. Capers Island is one of those well-kept secrets of the locals that you should check out whether you frequent Charleston often or have Charleston on your list of places to see.  It’s different Read More

Thoughts on the Charleston shooting: a Charleston blogger’s perspective

  South Carolina is my home.  It’s been home to my family for 6 generations now.  Charleston has been my home for 5 years now.  I’ve been quieter than usual on social media this week.  Today I’m sharing my thoughts on the Charleston shooting; I’ve been blogging about Charleston and South Carolina for over 3 Read More

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