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One Year Anniversary


April 27, 2020


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I can’t believe it’s my one year anniversary since I went full time with my photography business! It has been such a crazy adventure so far, but I wouldn’t change any of it.

One year ago I was working a full time job for a real estate company in the Charleston area. I was in charge of all photography and video there for 2 years! Over those two years I gradually grew my business on the side. Working basically two full time jobs. I came home from work and immediately got out my laptop to crank out some photography work. It was exhausting to be honest. I continued like that until I felt like I was ready to take the next step with my Catherine Hurt Photography.

I think the moment I knew I was ready was when I was sitting on my bathroom floor crying because I was so exhausted. The past two years I had worked myself to complete exhaustion; mentally, emotionally and physically.

I knew it was time to take my photography business full time here in Charleston.

I remember those days so clearly. There was so much excitement! Also, Avengers Endgame was coming out the day I put in my two weeks, so I had the best celebration by driving straight to the theater after my last day and watching that AMAZING movie! The weekend was celebrated with lots of food, friends, and even a birthday trip to Disney! Yes, I put in my two weeks the week before my birthday. I figured then would be the perfect time.

Once I got back from Disney, I started to get to work. I photographed 7 weddings last year, which was huge for me! There were 7 weddings I was able to witness and document for some amazing couples. Plus lots of other weddings I second shot for other amazing photographers, and a ton of portrait sessions.

Overall, I learned a lot my first year full time.

Weddings are more than just pretty pictures.

Sometimes they are the last memories a bride has of her father.

Due to COVID-19, I wasn’t able to celebrate my one year anniversary like I wanted to. But I still had fun watching movies, eating way too much food, and spending time with family!

This was a very relaxing one year anniversary, that’s for sure.

But I wanted to share a few of my photos from the last year, take a look below!

Gadsden House Charleston wedding venue

bride and groom posing at their wedding in downtown charleston

bridal portraits at the Historic Rice Mill in downtown Charleston

SC wedding photographer Desert Destination Wedding Inspiration

Folly Beach Wedding Bridals - One Year Anniversary

bridal portraits under the glowing oaks - One Year Anniversary

Julie Paisley and Caroline Logan - One Year Anniversary Katelyn James Photography

Had to include these ones because they are all some the most amazing photographers & people ever and I can’t believe I got to meet them!

first dance at the island house charleston south carolina- One Year Anniversary

One Year Anniversary

One Year Anniversary

Fall Downtown Charleston Engagement - One Year Anniversary

One Year Anniversary

One Year Anniversary

engagement ring | A Rainy Charleston Engagement

Downtown Charleston engagement - One Year Anniversary One Year Anniversary One Year Anniversary a bride and groom making their first exit together as one Horses at Pepper plantation bridal portraits - One Year Anniversary proposal on folly beach, sc couple smiling for their engagement photos family photos in downtown charleston - One Year Anniversary

Proposal in Hilton Head, SC on a dock golden retriever puppy posing on the 4th of july  One Year Anniversary Maternity session in downtown Charleston Charleston Engagement - One Year Anniversary

There are so many more pictures, couples, and families that I love! But you would be scrolling for hours if I put them all on this blog! If you want to see more images from the past year and more, visit my Pinterest!

I can confidently say, being a full time wedding photographer in Charleston is probably my favorite thing ever.


Please feel free to leave a comment below if you enjoyed my blog!

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