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Brevard NC | Engagement Photo | Ashton + Josh

We were honored when Ashton came to us and asked us to be her and Josh's wedding photographer and wedding videographer. They had just moved to this little peaceful southern town of Brevard, NC to start their new lives together. This quaint town was too much to pass up with all its history and charm, so we opted to take their engagement photos there in Brevard, on their new property with horses and all.

We will be posting their wedding photos and wedding highlight video as well, so stay tuned.

Meredith + John Wedding | Charleston SC Wedding

This has been an amazing couple and family to work with. We actually filmed Meredith's sisters wedding 2 years ago. Then when Meredith and John was engaged we were asked if we could film, photograph, and light their wedding. It was great to work with Dave McMillian, Susan with Willrich Bridal, and bring all of our talents together to create an unforgettable wedding. This beautiful wedding was in Charleston SC on their private island. Take a look at just a few  photographs from that day. Also keep a look out for our blog on the lighting, her bridal and wedding trailer.


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Come back and look at the rest of the blogs on this beautiful wedding. Leave some love and let us know what you think or even better email us and let us help make your wedding stand out and special.

Daniel Yopp

Better Tie Productions


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Erika + Cyuler Wedding | Advent United Methodist | Crowne Plaza Greenville SC

I have known Erika for years now she was/ is a fellow wedding professional. So we were very honored and excited to photography her and Cuylers wedding day.We had so much fun with them and their family and friends. The wedding was at the Advent United Methodist church, and the reception was at the newly renovated Crowne Plaza in Greenville SC.

Take a look at just a few of their wedding day photos, and also view some of Erika's bridal pictures as well.

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Leave some love for this wonderful couple and let us know what you think.

Daniel Yopp

Better Tie Productions


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Hyatt Place Greenville SC | Jordan + Michael's Wedding | St James Episcopal Church

Yes I use this word A LOT!!! But we had an "amazing" time photographing Michael & Jordan's wedding. And I have been very blessed to know this family and to be a part of their special day. Their wedding party was a hoot (there's a word you don't hear everyday!) and they kept us laughing and having a good time. The reception didn't let you down either, Better Tie created the uplighting for the event  & their custom monogram for the dance floor, Dave McMillian with Memories by McMillan was the florist, the talented Susan with Willrich Bridal was the coordinator, Hyatt Room 220 was the location for reception, ceremony was at  St. James Episcopal Church and the band was Encore Band. Check out some of their wedding day fun below. Also take a look at her bridal portraits too!

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Leave some love for the bride and groom and let us know what you think. Email or call us today to find out how your wedding day can be fun and stress free!

Daniel Yopp
Better Tie Productions

Hilton Inn Greenville SC | Jasmin + Kayson Lighting | Uplighting & Lighting Monogram

I know I've said this before, but I LOVE to design and create uplighting for our clients and their events. It's definitely a passion of mine, and event lighting is my fuel. This wedding was for Jasmin and Kayson and the reception was at the Hilton Inn in Greenville SC. We had a lovely time working with them on setting up the place the night before to make sure everything was perfect. You can also check out our other blog post about their wedding, Engagement Session, and Wedding Day Photo.

Below is just some of the uplighting, and lighting monogram photos that we have.

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Let me know if we can help turn your event into the talk of the town!

Daniel Yopp
Better Tie Productions

Family Portraits | Harris Family Portraits | Greenville SC

I enjoy photographing families. It is fun to be a part of their dynamics and how they let you in on part of their lives. We recently were honored that Beth Harris with Marroitt on the Greens allowed us to photograph her family and their adorable brand new addition. Take a look at just a few pictures from their amazing day. Family Portraits-Harris-1 Family Portraits-Harris-2 Family Portraits-Harris-3 Family Portraits-Harris-4 Family Portraits-Harris-5 Family Portraits-Harris-6 Family Portraits-Harris-7 Family Portraits-Harris-8 Family Portraits-Harris-9 Family Portraits-Harris-10 Family Portraits-Harris-11 Family Portraits-Harris-12


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Let us know what you think! Or even better email us today about photographing your family.

Daniel Yopp
Better Tie Productions

Furman University | Family Photo Session | Coleman

We actually started taking the Coleman's family photos about 3 years ago. They tried to get them done at another place and after waiting 2.5 hours left and called us and we have been photographing them ever since. I love their family and enjoy seeing the kids growing up. I always work around their schedule and pick a location that the kids can play and get energy out so that it's more like "fun" photo time rather than "be still" photo time. Take a look at some of the fun we had with them at Furman University.

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Leave some love and let us know what you think. Or even better give us a call or shoot us an email and we would love to photography your family!

Daniel Yopp

Better Tie Productions

What to wear?!!!!!

OK! So get asked a lot "What should I wear on my engagement shoot.?" I started working on a blog but there are so many great articles out there that explain it better than I can. So here is one I found that I like that I thought you may enjoy from Eric Kelly. His post is below.  

Photography – What to Wear:

Engagement photos might be one of my favorite things about being a wedding photographer (besides the actual wedding, of course). It’s an opportunity for me to get to spend some time with you and your fiance, capturing some great images of just the two of you in normal, day-to-day garb. It also helps you get comfortable in front of the camera so you feel relaxed to show off your personality and relationship.

I frequently get asked “what should I wear for our engagement session?” – so Lora and I came up with a few suggestions: (if you have more to add, please leave a comment and we’ll add them to the list!)

Be you!

  • You and your fiance(e) are the subject matter, so you want to wear something that reflects who you are and what you love.
  • If you love pink, it’s your trademark color – wear that.
  • One of our friends is from Texas, and she said she loves cowboy boots and would wear them.
  • Lora loves Toms Shoes. Those are fun details that make the pictures about you.

Dress on the same scale.

  • If he’s wearing a tux, a bohemian dress with torn off sleeves might not be the best option.
  • If you are an upscale fashionista, help your love find an outfit that matches your level of dressiness.
  • Outfit changes are always welcome – so maybe have one outfit that’s pretty casual and fun, and one that’s a touch more dressy and nice.

Comfort is key.

  • Leave those “I have to lay down to button these jeans” at home and opt for something that you feel free to move around in.
  • Lora says to avoid too tight-fitting clothes that might accentuate curves you’re not best friends with.
  • Jersey material, while comfortable, is a cruel creator of undesirable curve showing, especially when pregnant (for maternity what to wear).
  • Think about the time of year and location – ie, if it’s freezing outside – shorts and a tank top might not be ideal.
  • If you have some super-awesome heels you want to wear, but you’ll be walking in sand…. try bringing flip-flops and just wearing the shoes for the actual shot.

Color is beautiful.

  • I love rich colors, and dark colors are always slimming.
  • Something with a little pop always photographs well, but if you’re most “in-love with” shirt is white or off white – don’t be afraid to wear it.
  • It’s about you!

Complement Each Other.

  • Yes, compliment, too – but really, wear clothes that are complementary.
  • If you both want to wear red, or orange, or green, try wearing varying hues or shades.
  • Avoid the “we have to match!” mentality, unless you’re just married to the same outfit. In which case – embrace and smile!

Splurge for Sass. (I’ll turn this one over to Lora).

  • There’s nothing quite like a brand new dress to bring out the fun for a photograph. I love the idea of having a “never been seen” outfit just for those special pictures.
  • And, if you’re all dolled up… it’s a perfect excuse for a post-session date night.


  • Yes, like smile and laugh and flirt. You’re getting married! It’s joyous.
  • Show your colors. My job is to capture you both totally in love and totally excited for the big day.


I hope that helped you guys out some and if you have anything to add leave a comment and I'll add it to the blog.

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Valerie + Ryan Engagement at Clemson

We had such a great time with Valerie + Ryan on their engagement shoot at Clemson University. Here are a few of their images from the day.