We had originally planned to do this session earlier and at a different location and sometimes things magically work out! Kristen asked to postpone the session a few weeks which was perfect for me because I was swamped with sessions at the time! And then she came up with a new location that was perfect and meaningful to them! We actually had THREE locations! And they were each beautiful and different! This is a long post, but I had a hard time picking favorites! :)
thank you guys for an awesome session! I am so excited about your wedding next year!
I had the pleasure of photographing little Sawyer recently! After having such a good session with his older brother, Hayden, I was nervous of rocking out a second time for their family! But Sawyer didn't disappoint! He rocked out his session and we even met back up at the creek later. Check out this 9lb little guy!
Thank you guys for a wonderful session!
I have stayed on top of blogging a bit better lately! I am aiming for new posts on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and the occasional post on a saturdays when I have a wedding to share the bridal portraits! So many good things to share with everyone! I have been blessed to stay super busy lately and I am loving it! I have another busy few weeks ahead and I am looking forward to it! Here are a few sneek peeks of what I have been working on lately!
Bridgette and Brandon's Wedding...
Jordan and Michael's Wedding...
The Greene Family....
Dusty and Alisha...
And Little Lucy...
And this is a full week shooting again! Back with some full blog posts next week!
The first time I met with Tatum and Elijah, I knew I would love capturing their wedding. We sat across from each other at a table and discussed their vintage themed wedding. I watched as their young faces made eyes at each other in between the chatting. I saw the way they looked at each other and it reminded me so much of when Travis and I got married. I respect young love as I too got married at the young age of 19. Marriage is so much more than love. It is about committing to each other and Tatum and Elijah did just that.
Their wedding day was filled with SO much good stuff. It was truly a photographer's dream. Tatum collected so many treasures from yard sales, antique stores and other places to make her wedding dreams come true. From the vintage china place settings to the old banner flags she added to the front of the house. She left no detail behind. Every part of her decor was done with intention from the table settings to the bridesmaid shoes. And it made for an amazing day.
Their ceremony was equally as detailed with thought and celebration of their union. They made certain that their marriage was starting out with not only a commitment to each other but also to God. It was truly inspiring. And watching Tatum and Elijah both bust into tears as she walked down the isle only to see them turn into smiles that lit up the world once they were face to face made the moment even more special.
There is so much I could say about these two. But I will just let the photos do the talking from here. You may want to grab and drink or snack because this is going to be a LONG post! So many good details to share!
They decided to share a first look before the wedding and it allowed us to do all their portraits (except a few sunset ones) before the wedding so they could relax and enjoy the reception!
now for the ceremony!
If you think a "first look" takes away from the emotion of the moment the bride walks down the isle, they proved you wrong. I think it is all about the emotion of the moment-realizing that you are about to become husband and wife.
some quick sunset portraits...
and just LOOK at these reception details!!
Congrats you guys and thank you so much for letting us capture your wedding day! Back with more sweet weddings soon! We have had a busy spring!
Do you remember my "bucket list" for the year? One of the TOP things I wanted to shoot this year was newborn twins! And I can proudly say I checked it off that list!! :) I was so excited to be photographing them! Even though I had never attempted twins before, I was giddy with excitement, and the fact that it was twin girls, well that just made it even more fun! I had so many girly things picked out! I fell in love with twins! They just slept like champs during the entire shoot! Here are a few peeks..
Thank you guys for sharing your sweet girls with me! I enjoyed the challenge of twins! I am up for another set if anyone else is expecting twins in the future! :)
Another beautiful bridal session! That means one thing...a beautiful wedding is being captured right now!! I have looked forward to Jordan and Michael's wedding since I first spoke with her back in October of last year! After meeting them for their engagement session, I knew they would be a fun couple to work with!
After getting to see Jordan all dressed up in her gown, I knew that her wedding day would be fabulous! Jordan is wearing her mother's wedding veil which adds such a special touch too! I love vintage pieces! Here are a few favorites of her from her bridal session!
I will be back sharing their wedding soon!
It is wedding season for sure! I have had so many engagement and bridal sessions and of course WEDDINGS the last few weeks! Makes my heart happy! Emily and Brandon's wedding is coming up fast, so I better get there engagement session blogged! I met them on a HOT evening in early June at Fearrington Village. I just love the landscaping there! So beautiful! And I loved getting to know these two as well! Here are a few favorites...
It was a pleasure getting to know you guys! I can't wait for your wedding this August!
I think every girl dreams of what their wedding day will be like. And the majority of that "dreaming" is about your wedding dress. I know when I was dress shopping (forever ago), I had this vision in my head of what it would look like, how I would feel in it. And when I found the dress, I loved stepping into it! I think Bridal portraits are such a fun southern tradition because every girl deserves to wear that dress and capture themselves in the one thing that makes them feel special. And it is good practice for the wedding day too! You get to try out your hair and makeup and make sure it fits the vision you have! Bridals just happen to be something I love shooting because I always know I will have a beautiful bride in a beautiful dress and not much else matters after that! Here is a peek at Bridgette's Bridal session. We traveled all over to capture her portrait! From a farm to a landmark, we had so much fun! And of course she looked stunning as well!
I will be back sharing Bridgette and Brandon's wedding day soon!
Kelly is expecting her second sweet baby! We met up a few weeks ago to capture her baby bump and her last time as a family of 3! Ava had to warm up to me a bit, but at the end, she was a total ham! See for yourself...
Kelly, I can't want to meet your newest addition!
Karissa and I chatted for the first time a few weeks before her wedding day. She told me about the intimate ceremony they had planned on Pawley's Island and I couldn't wait to photograph it! I love weddings of all kinds- big and fancy and small and meaningful...they are all about the same thing-capturing love. When I arrived to Karissa's house in Murrels Inlet, the sun had not even risen yet. Their morning ceremony didn't leave me with much daylight to photograph their detail shots, but I made it work using her porch lights to help pull more light. After the sun started rising, we headed to Pawley's Island for their beautiful ceremony. It was the perfect celebration among family and friends and a beautiful beach scenary. Afterwards, we headed to a local spot for some more portraits of the new husband and wife. Here are some peeks at their day.
And Gary is a complete goofball! He insisted on some fun portraits and Karissa indulged him. I love the mixture of his silly face with her beautiful expression.
Thank you guys for allowing me to be a part of your beautiful day! I wish you many years of happiness!
To all my dad's out there, hope your day is awesome! :) I don't have as many dad's behind my camera as I do moms, but here is a few from the last year. :)
I will be back tomorrow with a WEEK of blogging! Last week, typepad had some major issues, so I wasn't able to load my post, but they are all loaded and ready for this week! SO much good stuff coming! Check back!
It's time for another round of sneek peeks! :) I have so much to finish up and share! :) Don't worry, I have lots of blogs planned this week already, so check back to see full sessions! :)
Tatum and Elijah's Wedding-
Emily and Brandon-
Kristen and Leonel-
and I have two sweet babies being born this week to photograph soon too! :)
I went to high school with Bridgette and we also share a birthday! I remember her announcing her engagement on facebook and being so excited for her. I was even more excited when she asked me to photograph her wedding. I love capturing weddings for friends! It makes the day even more special. She chose to do their engagements at their church where they have spent a lot of time together as a couple. The grounds has a BEAUTIFUL pond and creek! It looks like something you would find in the mountains! I would have never have guessed it was nestled back behind that beautiful church! Here are a few peeks at their session!
Be back sharing her Bridal portraits and their wedding in late June! :)
I think Megan was one of the most excited Brides-to-be I have ever worked with. We shared a TON of messages and texts before their engagement session and all of them ended with "I'm so excited!" We had the perfect spot on her family's land to shoot them and I fell in love with the place. There is nothing like the country for a beautiful backdrop. Creeks, Bonfires, fields of weeds, barns, and buildings. All of them make my heart go pitter-patter. See for yourself just how stunning these two are!
So excited for your wedding this fall! :)
Krystal was estatic on her wedding day. Even a few times when things got a little sappy, she would smile and say "No tears! Today is a happy day!" And indeed it was. Everyone seems so excited to share in their wedding day. And it was a beautiful day too! Krystal had picked out stunning purple details to make their wedding day complete. Here are a few peeks!
It was an honor capturing the beginning of your life as husband and wife. Wishing you many years of happiness ahead!
Today is wedding day for Tatum and Elijiah! I am so excited that I can FINALLY share her bridal portraits. I was in love with so many of them it was hard to keep them a secret! Her dress was big and flowy and so very vintage! I loved it! It had a "Gone with the Wind" type feel to it. The Harvest House fit her dress and wedding theme quite well so naturally we used it for her portraits too! Here are some favorites!
I will be sharing their wedding soon! Stay tuned!
The day of our session, it was supposed to rain. We had already postponed once, so we decided to wait and see. The clouds teased us with the thought of rain, but never produce it. So we went forth. The rippling water of the creek with the just bloomed trees made a gorgeous backdrop. Ashley was an awesome sport. We both braved the chilly waters for a few feet to capture some portraits of her baby bump. To me, there is nothing more beautiful than nature and pregnancy. They are two of life's greatest miracles. And together, they are even more beautiful! Thank you Ashely for being so awesome! I can't wait to capture your little guy soon!
I am still working on a BIG wedding post, but tomorrow evening I will be back sharing one of my favorite bridal sessions ever! Make sure you check it out!
I totally forgot how busy May was! The last two weeks have been constant insanity at our household. Between having a preschool graduation, a kindergarten graduation, a dare graduation, regular end of school awards and parties times 3 and our soccer and baseball practices and games, we have been rushing here there and everywhere. And during this chaotic time, my car decided to die. So I have been carless for almost 3 weeks. We have yet to find a new one, partially for lack of time to car shop and partially because we don't want to rush into a decision! Crazy times my friends!
So my personal life is a touch crazy (and my baby decided he didn't need to sleep that great the last few weeks either, leaving an exhausted mama too!). And my work schedule is following suite as well. I have been so behind with editing. I have been spending every night from 8pm-2am working like crazy and barely putting a dent in the list of things to edit, but slowly I am getting them crossed off. :) Here's to June and a little more breathing room in the schedule! Until then, enjoy some more sneek peeks!
Karissa and Gary...
Kelly's Maternity Session...
Kaylee and Lindsey!! (was so excited about this session!)
and of course I have a few bridals that I can't share until their wedding day! :) Wedding season is full force around here! :) Back with a real blog post ASAP!
we had a big milestone this past weekend! My Ashton graduated preschool! It was a bittersweet day! He is beyond ready to start school in the fall! I can't wait to watch him grow and learn through the years! Congrats my little guy! We are proud of you!
I will be sharing some of his preschool friends soon! Stay tuned!
Embarrassed to say that I typed this blog and put the photos on there back in OCTOBER and never posted it! So since today is their anniversary, I feel like it was the perfect time to finally get it on the blog! :)
Brittiany and Jared's wedding was a long time coming! We had shot portraits of them back in Fall of 2009 at the Fair. It is still a favorite session of mine! When they got engaged, I was THRILLED to be asked to shoot their wedding! They were awesome to work with and I knew their wedding day would be awesome. Brittiany and Jared's Fair video was the first video we ever shot. Their wedding video is the last one we shot which made it even more bittersweet. We will miss the videos, they are a LOT of fun!
The week before their wedding, it rained NON STOP. Brittiany had planned her wedding outdoors, but decided to use her back-up indoor option. The morning of their day, it was pouring outside! I nervously headed to their venue hoping for a break in rain just to do portraits. When I arrived, the rain magically stopped and it stayed gone until well into the reception! It was PERFECT! We were able to use the beautiful outdoors for most of their photos and it was awesome! Here is a little peek at their day...
And their wedding video...
Thank you guys so much for making us a part of your day! It was a pleasure!
Wedding season is in full force here! We just wrapped up our 3rd wedding this past weekend and we have several more in the coming weeks! I am finally getting around to sharing the first 2014 wedding we shot!
We traveled to Charlotte as spring started to bloom to capture their day. Their simple wedding was the perfect way to begin their journey as husband and wife. It was focused on sharing their love with their closest friends and family. And I loved it because it allowed us to focus on capturing THEM! The ceremony was held at the gorgeous Francis Beatty Park. It was the perfect backdrop for their mid day wedding.
Megan puts most DIY brides to shame. From invitations to wedding favors, she pulled it all together. This girl even made her own WEDDING CAKE! And it was beautiful and delicious!
Thank you guys for allowing us to capture your wedding day! We wish you many years of happiness!
Happy Mother's day everyone! One of my favorite parts about my job is chatting with mommas about their little one. We usually chat about birth stories, sometimes I share my mama tips, but the moment when these new moms talk about their sweet little baby, I see a glitter in their eye. Documenting new moms isn't an easy task. I have been in your shoes many times, and I KNOW how hard it is to get in front of that camera when you feel so swollen and sleep deprived! But these shots always end up being some of my favorites. So happy Mother's day to each of you! Here is a collection of mommy shots from the past year! I hope I didn't forget anyone! :)