Last summer when I moved from Aiken to Lake Murray, I knew my photography business would take a hit during and afterward as I worked to re-establish myself in a very competitive market of anyone who has a camera is a photographer. Then add an unplanned surgery and three months of recovery before I could even begin to market my services... and the fall holidays were approaching fast! But one day while browsing the Newberry Online Yard Sale site, I saw a "looking for photographer" listing that caught my eye. Here I had moved from Aiken, which is considered Horse Country with lots of beautiful white fences, barns, and beautiful horse to the sunny and reflective shores of Lake Murray... yet what did the listing ask for?
"looking for a photographer to take pictures of our family including two dogs out in the country, in the woods, or even with a barn. Do you know of a location and can you do this?"
Kinda ironic isn't it? Knowing I can't run this family back to Aiken, I set out to learn my way around my new area to find a location suitable for her request. After 3+ hours and lots of driving down dead end roads, I was given a lead to a location just 5 miles away from my home!
After setting up an appointment with the owner, and getting a great tour, Camp Horseshoe turned out to be the perfect location for outdoor photo sessions! More info on that later...
It took a great bit of coordination to schedule Jackie's daughter's being home from school to make the photo shoot happen. Then with only about 25 shots taken, an unforeseen accident happen with one of their puppies, stopping the session for them to rush her to the emergency vet!
But we didn't give up - It was quite the sacrifice for Chris to allow the second part of the photo session to be completed on HIS birthday! Now today, five months later - it's appropriate to share their story and photos on Jackie's birthday!
Thank you Chris and Jackie for giving For Keeps Sake Photography my FIRST job after moving to the Lake Murray area. Thank you for being wonderful to work with and loving my work. I know the canvas you purchased for your home will hang proudly for many years and may the love that is so obvious as you look at each other, continue to grow and you continue to keep our Lord in the center of your lives. Your favorite scripture, "As for me and my house..." is perfect! Just in the short time that I spent with the two of you - it is obvious that you live this daily as you walk for the Lord our God. What a blessed life you will have from Him.
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Additionally, many thanks to Camp Horseshoe for their support of For Keeps Sake Photography. This is a great location for us to set up your session! Also, check their facility out for your horseback riding lessons, trail rides and other equestrian events. Their 2017 advertising cover booklet was also taken by For Keeps Sake Photography.