LemonShine Photography began in 2007 in Columbia, SC as a way for me to keep up with my growing family, without breaking the bank. As we moved to homeschooling our children, it began to evolve into a means of providing for our family and also of serving the Greater Columbia, SC area.
Because God has blessed our family so much, and because of our humble beginnings, low income families hold a very special place in our hearts!
It is our aim to provide these families with beautiful quality and lasting images of their families. So a portion of our fees goes to ensure that these families have beautiful documentation of their families, just like you have of yours.
I would like to share with you how we got our name, LemonShine Photography. One day, early in our marriage, I was having a not-so-good day. My husband, possessing the sense of humor that he does, began asking me if I’d heard the latest news. Telling him that I had not, he proceeded to inform me that the nation was experiencing a shortage of lemons. I made a face of confused wonder, so he continued. “They” had been diligently researching this peculiarity only to be led to a small town in NC, in fact, our town. I narrowed my eyes. Indeed, not only had they traced the source of this shortage to our town, but to our road and more specifically, to our address! It wasn’t until these final details that I realized he was poking fun at me! I was forced to smile, from ear to ear.
These days, he need only say the word ‘lemon’ to make me smile. And that joy that forces me to smile at the word lemon, that comfort drinking a glass of cold, homemade lemonade, that sinful delight of eating lemon meringue pie… that’s where we got our name. And we hope we can make you smile, too!