Friends of Erin Sage Photography

Hi! Welcome to Erin Sage Photography! My love of people and stories has brought me to this place-documenting special moments and I love it! I love that my work never feels like work because it brings me so much joy! Enjoy the blog and feel free to leave a comment! I love feedback!

Tuesday
Jul122016

A Story of Surrogacy; Charleston Family Photography

This is a unique post of images and certainly a unique topic as well. It's not your every day story but it's a picture of the gospel and of love in the most tangible way I've seen in a while. It is both selfless and sacrificial. My dear friend Andrea (who happened to also previously work for me as an editor) contacted me a month or so ago for a surrogate maternity shoot. Admittedly I ran to pinterest and searched for how in the world do I do this!? But I was so intrigued to hear more. Andrea and her husband Andy (who I worked with years ago at Channel 5 News) had been burdened for some time for family members of theirs who had struggled to carry a healthy full term baby. Andy's cousin Stephanie and her husband Chris had been through the agony of losing multiple pregnancies...one that almost took both the baby and Stephanie's life. Andy and Andrea have two kids of their own and Andrea knew that carrying babies came easy for her...so she brought the idea to Andy who was immediately on board and so were the kids and as a family the decision was made to offer Andrea as a surrogate. Now if you're a momma you know what a sacrifice that is...all the not so pretty things that come with pregnancy but we endure for the gift at the end...and then giving away the gift at the end! I mean I am just floored...dumbfounded...and beyond touched...that is love. That is what Jesus did for us. He laid down his life for another. So it is with joy I share not only this story but these images with you. Pregnancy...fertility...surrogacy they are each so deeply personal and so it is my hope that these images tell just a piece of the story. I cannot wait to meet this sweet baby girl who will come into the world in August and realize she has so many fighting for her and loving her already!

Tuesday
Jul122016

Kassouf Family Session; Charleston Family Photography

It is always so special for me to get to document the same families as they grow. Sarah and Matt have been in my life now since I photographed Sarah's sisters wedding more than five years ago, and now this family of two is a family of four! Matt wanted to get Sarah a session for mothers day as her gift, so we spent some extra time getting images of just Sarah and her boys! Oh and are they precious! Enjoy my favorites from this sweet session!

Thursday
Jul072016

Harrison & Lauren, Bluffton Wedding Photography

Lauren may have been one of my most laid back brides...ever. There I said it. It's true. Cool as a cucumber and just excited to walk down the aisle to Harrison. Their Beaufort ceremony and Bluffton reception was not only picture perfect but also just filled with beautiful moments and wonderful people. I've had the privilege now of shooting a few weddings within this circle of friends and every one of them has left me feeling blessed beyond words that I get to call what I do a job. It was a pretty special day and I think the images will show how much fun we had. The reception was graciously hosted at the home of family friends of the bride and their backyard just happened to back up to breathtaking river views accompanied by the field of my photography dreams for photos on our way in. Oh heavens. Oh and for any of you brides wondering if you can "get away with more greenery" at your reception...the answer is yes...a million yes. See for yourself- the wild greenery with gorgeous gold accents at the reception was just so beautiful! Thanks you two for trusting me and my team with your memories! Oh and huge huge thanks to Hunter and Jared for their tireless work shooting beside me in the lowcountry heat! Enjoy some of my favorites from this special day!

Friday
Jun172016

Matt and Heather, Hendersonville Wedding Photography

Oh man have I been excited to share this special day with you. It was an honor and really a treat to be a part of Matt and Heather's wedding day. It was beautiful and thoughtful and boy was it FUN. I think I smiled the whole reception just watching everyone have such an amazing time. Matt and Heather got married at St John in the Wilderness in Hendersonville NC with a reception following at Champion Hills. It was my first time shooting at this venue and I'd shoot every wedding from now on there...honestly just breathtaking views everywhere you turn. There's so many more I want to share but for time sake here's a few of my favorites!!