seeing and capturing the special moments

Weddings

Matt and Jenn’s Wedding

First of all I would like to say that I’m so happy to finally be getting the chance to post about this fabulous couple that I had last fall! Their chemistry was amazing and one that is visible to everyone they are around. I just love them together! When I met with them for the first time at the “get to know you and find out if we would be a good match” meeting, their personalty and story caught me. I was in my heart begging them to pick me as their photographer…and they did! :)

Their engagement session was also blast which you can see again here. So much creativity, personality and love between these two.

Their wedding day was no exception. I don’t know if I have seen a bride so happy or in love like Jenn the day of her wedding. She captured everyone’s attention because of her sweetness and carefree personality. It allowed her to show everyone that she was marrying the man, that is to her, the most wonderful. Matt was so attentive and caring to Jenn and you can see the love he has for her in the photos of them together. It’s undeniable…they were meant to be!

Hope you enjoy these from their special day.

A big thanks to Lisa for assisting me at this wedding :)!

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Chris and Bethany’s Wedding! :)

It’s here!…the LONG awaited post. I know that this family is so excited to see these photos and I am beyond excited to share them. I don’t think I have ever experienced the roller coaster of emotions at a wedding that I did for this one. Bethany’s mom, Debby, wrote a beautiful description of the day and I will be quoting her through this post because her words paint such a beautiful picture. Bethany’s dad went to be with the Lord five years ago so you will see there are some very touching moments that at times had us all teary eyed. It’s not the easiest task to photograph with giant tears in your eyes, and sniffing behind the camera but I was so honored to be apart of this day. These two were high school sweethearts so this day was long awaited by many. They truly do love each other so much and as you will see in the photos below…it shows :)

Bethany and Chris, you are both so blessed to have such a wonderful family and I know that you will continue this legacy. I hope you enjoy your wedding photos. :)

I also want to say a BIG thank you to my second shooter, Lisa. I am including some of her photos from the day…because they are amazing! :)

NOTE: You may want some tissues handy before you scroll down…just a WARNING :)

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photo below: sometimes “test shots” are keepers :)

One of Lisa's photos

SIsters… :)

“Bethany & Chris were united in holy matrimony under a wide multi-pillared pergula on the outside grove of a southern home, overlooking Laurel Lake in NC.  The cobblestone path was lined with tall Shepherd’s hooks that held candle-lit lanterns.  The hues of autumn-colored rose petals lined the pathway and the duet sounds of violin and guitar w/accompanying keyboard welcomed our guests. Bethany was escorted by her  two brothers, married by her Uncle Brian and prayed for at both the ceremony and reception by her two grandfathers.  These have been the men who have stood watch over her life since the day her Daddy went to Heaven.  She was then given to the man, Chris,  who would now take the baton and lead them both through all the days of their lives together.”

“We worshipped the Lord in beautiful songs in  the outside air with a panoramic  backdrop of  trees and lake.  Mike, her new “Dad”  sealed the ceremony with the a sanction of Scripture”

Lisa's photos

Lisa's Photo

“After the exchange of vows and ring, and the pronouncement of ” Mr. and Mrs” it was an erruption of joy and blessing.”

“Chris so lovingly danced with his new bride on their first dance together!  Chris and Ellen were a precious mother/son pair after that.”

“And then, Mike came and took the hand of my little girl and led her on the floor of the father/daughter song while pictures were shown of Paul in the background.  Diana, my sister, turned to me and said “every grown man in this room is crying right now”.  It was a bitter-sweet evening, but we know the God who does all things well.   And  this, well, this was one of those multitudes of times that we have experienced our God who never leaves us or forsakes us.”


Harry and Stephanie’s Wedding

It was a warm afternoon that turned into a beautiful evening wedding. I loved the location of this wedding “The Southerland” in Wake Forest. This wedding party was so fun to work with as well. Everyone was so excited and happy for these two as they exchanged vows. There were so many great moments and I’m excited to show you these photos from their wedding.

Harry and Stephanie, I hope you enjoy your sneak peek! :)

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Matt & Halie’s Wedding

I loved Halie and Matt from the first moment I met with them at Starbucks to talk about their wedding photos. Their relationship is so personable and they are both just as sweet as can be. I appreciate so much the wonderful people God has blessed me to work with. Their wedding was on a gorgeous day and my assistant, Lisa, and I had a great time driving down to SC. There were some great moments to this day like the “forever kiss” :), photo session with kitty and lots more. Guys, thanks for choosing me to photograph your day! Hope you enjoy your sneak peek!

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Ben and Caroline’s Wedding

Ben and Caroline are married!!!  Caroline is super creative and had lots of ideas to incorporate into the photos of her and Ben. The quilt was such a GREAT prop! Just a warning there are LOTS of photos in this post…so sit back, grab a snack and enjoy the sneak peek!

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Jason and Holly’s Wedding

Holly and Jason are just the sweetest couple! I was thrilled to photograph their wedding and get to be a part of their special day.  It was absolutely gorgeous! I’m so blessed to have the opportunity to photograph such awesome people. Holly and Jason, I hope you enjoy your sneak peek!

A big thank you to Jen Arthur for assisting me!

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Andrew and Sarah

Had fun photographing these two again. Definitely the earliest session I’ve ever done :).

So happy God brought them together. I love getting to photograph in new and random locations…this time it was a corn field! Sarah and I kept our eye our for snakes but I just love the shots we got in there. Hope you guys enjoy your sneak peek!

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