Last week I did something I hope I’ll never have to do again. I attended the funeral of one of my wedding clients. Lee Hinton passed away on December 18th, far too young and only 18 months after his wedding to beautiful bride, Dana Jackson. I’ll never forget photographing Lee and Dana’s wedding in May of 2010 at The Lace House on the Governor’s Grounds in Columbia. It was so hot and humid that day, but despite that Lee had the biggest smile of any groom I’ve ever seen. And I remember how sweet Lee and his parents were to me that day… it made such a lasting impression on me. I am still so sad about Lee’s passing and hope that my gift of a framed 16×20 canvas portrait of Lee that I brought to his memorial service will help Dana and the Hinton family remember how amazing Lee’s smile was each and every day. God bless you, Lee. You are missed by so many and I will always remember your smile.