Chris & Katie | wedding

August 18, 2010

It was said by Mike Van Gieson that his wife Dana “Started planning Katie’s wedding the day she was born. And it is a good thing it was a girl or a Jake or Sam would be wearing that dress!”. That just shows the amount of time, emotion, passion and desire that was put into this wedding for Chris & Katie and every detail was perfectly displayed. It was extremely important to Katie that a lot of thought went into the guests and their enjoyment as well as making sure it was a perfect day for her and Chris. Katie wanted an all black & white wedding, yet splashes of color for the reception. The color at the reception meant that the party had started! Each table beautifully displayed it’s own colorful cake and the head table had several lining the two rows of seating. The grooms cake, a replica of Clemson’s Death Valley was incredible and was certainly a conversation piece. Katie’s great great grandfather attended Clemson in 1898 and taught the family to love both the school and boiled peanuts 🙂 Chris is also a graduate of Clemson.

When the DJ announced the newly wed couple at the reception, Chris bowed as Katie approached him and his smile went ear to ear! Once dinner was complete, the rest of the evening was filled with energizing music, dancing, laughing and fun. Vinnie the DJ and his dancers had the guests on the floor all night long while playing a perfect mix of songs.

The entire wedding weekend went just as Dana and Katie had dreamed it would be and I was thrilled to be a part of it. Dana told me that I am considered as part of the family and that warms my heart. Everyone has been so awesome to work with and I look forward to the day I get to do so again. Thank you Chris & Katie for allowing me to be a part of your very special day, congratulations to you both! Also a big big thank you to Abbie & Leslie for all your hard and creative work!!

Please enjoy the posted images and the slideshow to follow.

To view & order prints from this event please click this LINK – go to Chris & Katie’s wedding gallery.






















Thank you for stopping by!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. Debbie Henson says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, Lisa!

  2. Maria Foster says:

    Lisa …. you and your staff did a great job! Wonderful pictures of a beautiful wedding!

  3. Cindy Smith says:

    I really enjoyed this. Awesome photos!!!

  4. Joey Cerone says:

    Lisa- you guys did an awesome job! You really captured the whole day perfectly, and artistically. I love them! And I’m eagerly awaiting the full gallery! All the best!

  5. Dana Van Gieson says:

    Lisa, I LOVE THIS!!! You captured the day in such a special way! Thank you, thank you! You are THE BEST!!!

see services

I cannot wait to get to know you and work together!  Let's do this! 

Let's Work Together

I'm Lisa! Brand, commercial & portrait photographer based in Greenville, SC. Take a moment and browse the blog as well as my portfolio.  
Let's connect and make the photo magic happen!

Meet Lisa

get the guide

Are you totally STUCK on what to wear & how to prepare your your photoshoot? 

No worries...I got you!! My guide will give you tips & tricks to get the ideas flowing and take away some of that pre-shoot anxiety.

FREE Personal Brand Style Guide!

free guide!

free ebook guide!