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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Once Upon A Portrait has decided to limit CERTAIN photography services due to the current health concerns regarding the virus. Currently newborn sessions (and sessions involving babies and young children) are on hold to keep not only the little ones but entire families safe during this difficult time. Indoor sessions are also on hold. 


To protect clients and myself, social distancing practices will be staying in place as well as payment through invoice or online credit card only. All images will be delivered digitally and print orders will still be shipped directly to each client at home. 

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we all try to navigate though these trying times. If you have any questions, please call at 864.214.6243 or email at

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

I am so excited to finally be able to post these Fall/Winter family photos. Casey, Ashley, and Boone are the happiest little trio and were an absolute joy to photograph. Little Boone especially, as he was getting all the attention.. and STILL ignoring the ridiculous sounds we were all making to try to get him looking at the camera. We had a day with gorgeous weather; perfect for walking around and exploring. Boone even got to see plenty of cars and even a duck up close at Furman Lake! Ashley absolutely loved the photos and I know she can't wait to finish up her Christmas cards while the three prepare for their baby's first Christmas! Happy Holidays everyone! 

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Jigar and Beena's baby shower in Greer, South Carolina was such a joy to photograph! Both parents-to-be had an absolute blast and every one of their guests were in such a contagiously happy mood. There were beautiful blessings and tradition, silly children's games and fun, fantastically delicious food, and finally a gender reveal at the end of the party! I know mom and dad are excited and blessed to be welcoming their baby girl into the world as well as all of the guests and the family members video-calling from India. Check out the beautiful party below! 

Monday, November 26, 2018

This month I've had plenty of time to give thanks for my family, friends, and clients. I was so lucky that Natalie reached out to me about family photos and couldn't wait to have this session! We decided on Furman University and made our way around the campus, stopping here and there, and almost getting soaked from the sprinklers! The kiddos were so excited to be there with mom and dad and were an absolute joy to be around. This is one beautiful family! 

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Sarah and Addison are such an adorable couple. They really wanted an engagement session to commemorate their engagement, and what better place than at the same spot Addison proposed! We picked a beautiful day to go on a mini hike and were able to get some absolutely stunning photos at the old tower along the Sulfur Springs trail as well as the waterfall beneath it. We ventured a little farther along the trail and wrapped up the session at the old dam, capturing the wonderful Autumn colors just as the sun began to set for the day. Check out the photos from the session below! 

Sunday, October 28, 2018

We're back again this year with my favorite couple and a new addition; the best pup ever! Like every year, Marcus and Amanda have an anniversary mini-session to update their photos around the house and to prep for their Christmas cards. This year we picked Furman University for our session and ventured out into the less traveled corners of the campus for a wonderfully woodsy and cozy feel. And the best part about this year's photos? We get to PROUDLY introduce Lucy the golden-doodle to our annual session! She's the absolute cutest, but watch out, she can sometimes turn into a lion..but only around Halloween! With all three of them coordinating outfits we knew we'd have some wonderful photographs this year. Check them out below! 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Look at precious little Ronan! His Fall themed newborn session was a success and he slept through most of it, while giving us some "winks" and smiles along the way. We had some more red hair that looked so handsome up against our maroon, navy, and forest green colors. I think he's the cutest little "pumpkin" of them all! 

Sunday, July 29, 2018

 After having such an amazing portrait session for his sister Alexa's Quinceañera, we had to have a senior session for Adalberto!  We ventured back out into Falls Park in downtown Greenville, South Carolina and got some handsome photos of him in his suit. It was pretty warm that day, temperatures were in the mid 80s, but we (and the gear) survived the session! 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Look at this little hunter! While we had to deal with a bit of a grumpy newborn during this session we still had some great shots! Mom and dad wanted him to look ready to hunt so we borrowed dad's boots, hat, and antlers. These are just a few of my favorites! 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

 So earlier this week I had the opportunity to photograph the Wilde family, with special guest Conner, the dog. The session was perfect, the weather was beautiful, and everyone was having a fantastic time, including the pup! We went on a long tour around the Furman University campus and were able to get some perfect family photos from the greenway, bridge, and lake. Conner even had his own little photo shoot towards the end of the session! 

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