Monthly Archives: April 2016

{Bridal Session!!!} |Carleeta Guider | Siebel’s House

It’s always fun and exciting shooting weddings. That’s why i got into photography. But what’s hard sometimes is not sharing all the fun and good times capturing the bride-to-be until after the wedding. In March, Around The Block Photography had the honor of photographing Carleeta’s Bridal session at The Historic Siebel’s House in Columbia, SC. Her  colors were every shade of blue and the session was totally enhanced through the talented and creative efforts of Debbie Williams and Blue Key Creations. Debbie did an amazing job of styling this session. From a custom bouquet, wine bottles, picture frames, jewelry, modern blue chair, formal dinner table setting and oval mirror, Blue Key Creations transformed an already nice venue into a beautifully styled location to compliment our elegant bride to be. Thank you Carleeta for an amazing session. You braved the cold took direction well and really photographed well. Thanks also to Dominikii Coleman of DC Photography for being a second shooter. Want images like these of your own? Contact us to see how. Take a look…

{Alpha Kappa Alpha} | 10 Year AKAversary Retreat | Tybee Island

There are some specific things I like in life, and even more specific things that I cater to. Hands down, the AKA’s of Winthrop University (MuXi Chapter) has a special place with me. I played the piano in a talent show or some sort one day at Winthrop…and won! I met a lady right afterwards who told me about her church who needed a musician. Soror Betty The Chapter Adviser) and I were introduced and I started playing organ at her church within weeks. My first paid job in my photography business was through this chapter. The 30th Anniversary of MuXi in McBryde Hall. $75. Bristal Cornelius (Adams now) wrote the check. My first wedding through my business was through a member in this chapter. But most importantly, the prettiest, most mature and simply the best quality women I’ve met were through Mu Xi (Winthrop AKA’s). You’ve heard this from me before, and it wont be the last time. I cater to AKA’s, especially MuXI. The Spring 2006 members can have anything they want. All they have to do is ask. So when asked my availability to photograph them on their 10 year AKAversary’s retreat, I couldn’t commit fast enough. Follow 29 young women around Savanna, Georgia area and take pictures of everything they do? You didn’t have to ask twice. And that’s what I did. Allergies flaring, a head cold brewing, I took some medicine and arrived 3 hours later in Tybee Island. A grande beach house, greeted with pretty faces and smiles, outfits already on and high energy, we headed to the private beach and got our day started. Couldn’t have had a better start to my Birthday than this. Take a look…

{Alpha Phi Alpha}| Winthrop University | Spring 2016

Winthrop University is one of those things listed high on my “Like” list. The academic environment, atmosphere, diversity, geography and Greek Life all were a catalyst to my photography business. So when I heard of The Return of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity on campus I saw what I could do to get there and photograph it. It was good seeing my Frat brothers and many missed friends. Congratulations to the 17 K.I.N.G.S!!