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Elegant Southern Wedding at Hewitt Oaks Sydney & Michael | Bluffton, SC


Where do I even begin!? Sydney and Michael’s wedding day at Hewitt Oaks in Bluffton was absolutely beautiful. From the moment I had a consult call with Sydney and her mom, I knew that I was going to adore this couple. Photographing their engagement session confirmed just how much I loved them, and it was truly an honor to be a part of their wedding day! Sydney and I are kindred spirits, and I’ve had so much fun getting to be a part of her wedding journey with Michael – I’m going to miss these two!!!

Sydney and Michael aren’t just high school sweethearts…they are 8TH GRADE (!!!) sweethearts! They started dating when they were still just kids! It was so special to hear everyone at the wedding talk about how they just KNEW they were made for each other. Even all the way back then! After that many years, it is so clear that Sydney and Michael have built a powerful foundation for a marriage with their friendship at the core. They are SO loved (we are talking a 20+ person bridal party!) and it is so evident how much their families and friends love and support them as a couple. Capturing their wedding day was easy, because there was so much JOY woven into every single moment. I can’t wait for you to take a scroll through!

Sydney and Michael: Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for trusting me to capture the most special day of your lives. It was truly such a joy to see you both become husband and wife (!!!) I hope you enjoy scrolling through some of my favorites from your big day – and I hope it is with a cocktail in hand on the beach!!!

I have been absolutely LOVING the new trend of painted champagne bottles!! Such a stunning detail to add!

The bridesmaids put together the most THOUGHTFUL scrapbook for Sydney!

First look with bridesmaids!

First look with her dad and little brother…SO special!

Time to get MARRIED!


LOVE this one! This light was so dreamy!

Another favorite!

Michael used to be a DJ, and it was so cool to see him mix a song at the reception!

Private last dance while the guests lined up for the sparkler exit!

A huge thank you to the amazing vendor team that made this day happen:

Venue: Hewitt Oaks

Bride’s Gown: Anna Christine Bridal

Bride’s Earings: Three Three Boutique

Hair & Makeup: True Beauty by Joanna Marie

DJ: W Smith Music

Invitations: Minted

Videographer: Whale Tale Media

Violin Trio: Hilton Head Entertainment (David Kimbell)

Exit Car: Callan’s Classics

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I'm Hope Taylor, an international Senior Portrait and Wedding Photographer based in Charleston, SC. I'm also an educator, international speaker, and the host of multiple sold-out workshops each year!



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