Category archives: Weddings

Karin and Paul Wedding

Karin and Paul Wedding
I'll never forget the moment when Karin and Paul held hands around the door, just moments before the ceremony. Those photographs are always so beautiful, but it's because of the words, tears, and memories they represent. This was by far one of the sweetest of those moments that I've ever witnessed. They read letters to one another, expressing how incredibly grateful and happy they were to have found one another. They talked of the family they will one day have together, and they painted pictures with words of their future lives, full of joy and love. I never want to take for granted that I have the privilege of witnessing and capturing those precious moments. For Karin and Paul, that was just one of countless moments from their sweet wedding day. I loved their intimate wedding at Haywood Hall, their amazing families and their loyal friends. Thank you for allowing me to capture such beautiful moments throughout your day! Wedding Coordinator: Orangerie Events Venue: Haywood Hall Cake Artist: Once in a Bl[...]

Lindsey and Anthony Wedding

Lindsey and Anthony Wedding
"...Something I can believe in a best friend love a heaven sent love to lean on..." Jason Aldean Lindsey and Anthony's wedding was the perfect way to begin my 2015 wedding season. What I love most about this is couple is that they are truly best friends. It was such a joy to get to know their closest friends and family; their role models, confidants, and biggest supporters. They were married at the church that Lindsey grew up in and then celebrated downtown Raleigh at The Stockroom at 230. With the bold pops of red and purple, twinkle lights and sweet personal touches, this little space was bursting with love, laughter, and a lot of dancing! From the time that we have spent together, I have learned that Lindsey and Anthony are adventurous, passionate and persistent. All of those qualities and more were confirmed when I heard the toasts at their wedding. "Best friends, selfless, kind, passionate, dreamer, persistent and hilarious" were just some of the words that were spoken about them and their love for ea[...]

Morgan & Jonathan Wedding

Morgan & Jonathan Wedding
Grace upon grace. These precious words that Morgan and Jonathan have prayed to live their marriage by were the words that were beautifully painted down their ceremony aisle. This couple is not only special to me because I know them personally, but because I know what an incredible example and legacy they are going to create with their marriage. The Lofts at Union Square was the perfect location for Morgan and Jonathan’s lovely winter “Narnia” themed wedding. From the bridesmaid bouquets, to the beautiful hanging flower baskets above the head table in their reception, the subtle pops of mint and poppy transformed this space to feel romantic and inviting. My favorite detail were the adjectives on the chair of each bridesmaids and groomsmen. It is so evident that Morgan and Jonathan dearly love their friends and family. They wanted the rest of their guests to feel as if they knew their bridal party as well, even if it was from just word. Congratulations Morgan and Jonathan! I could not be more happy for t[...]

Michelle & Matthew Wedding

Michelle & Matthew Wedding
I have been waiting so long to share these images and today is finally the day! Michelle is my second cousin and it was the biggest honor to have been able to capture her unforgettable wedding day. Michelle and Matthew moved to California after they graduated from the University of Virginia and believe it or not, I met Matthew for the first time at their rehearsal dinner. He was everything that I hoped he would be - kind, confident, funny, and within a matter of minutes, I felt as if I had known him my whole life. But most importantly, I know he loves Michelle with his whole heart. For as long as I can remember, Michelle has always loved farms, horses and barns. Verulam Farm was the perfect venue for their wedding. The autumn leaves, green grass and white picket fences lead to the most beautiful decorated barn where their guests enjoyed playing corn hole, sipping on their signature cocktail and dancing the night away. Their wedding was a perfect representation of their relationship. With the farm to tab[...]

Ally & Bobby Wedding

Ally & Bobby Wedding
Ally and Bobby's wedding day was one that I will never forget. I am so thankful to have been given the opportunity to capture so many dear friends' weddings in 2014, with Ally and Bobby's being one of those. Some of you might recognize Ally and Bobby, as they are great friends with Will and Nancy. Ally is a wedding photographer and we have gotten to know each other during many long late night drives, as she works alongside me quite often as my second shooter. She has the sweetest, most gentle heart. She is kind, compassionate, and so tender towards others. The more I learned about Bobby, the more I began to realize that is her perfect compliment: a strong leader, confident, and firmly rooted in the Lord. While they compliment one another so well, what I love most about this couple is that they know that they don't complete each other. They know that they will let each other down, and instead of getting wrapped up in the imperfections of their relationship, they firmly push each other towards the One wh[...]

Angel & Brad Wedding

Angel & Brad Wedding
Although Angel and Brad were married in December, you never would have known it! To be completely honest, I was really hoping for snow, but with this crazy North Carolina weather, the day turned out to be one of the most perfect days with a dreamy and beautiful sunset. Angel and Brad were married in the church that Angel grew up in and then celebrated with their closest friends and family at The Sutherland. With deep purple tones, mini hot chocolate favors, and sweet memories of their loved ones who have passed, Angel and Brad's wedding day was filled with deep love and joy. I especially won't forget Angel's sister's singing toast (she changed the lyrics to "Don't Stop Believing"), the sweet Father Daughter dances that Angel shared with Brad's dad and her uncle, and the Christmas themed picture box. From beginning to end, it was a lovely day celebrating the beginning of a beautiful marriage! Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Homer! I am so happy for you both! Venue: Harris Chapel Baptist Church [...]

Molly and Patrick Wedding

Molly and Patrick Wedding
Molly and Patrick's Winston-Salem wedding was lovely in every sense of the word. This celebration lasted the entire weekend, and it was filled with friends that love and support them, Molly's feminine touches, Patrick's classy style, family that adores them, and the most thoughtful details that made everyone feel so special. Not to mention - their sweet dog Lucy made an appearance on their wedding day and almost stole the show! The custom wedding map, the fresh rosemary sprigs on every program that smelled so sweet, the blush florals, the veil Molly's mom wore on her wedding day, the beautiful ceremony in a historic Moravian church, Patrick's tailored suit, the custom coozies, Lucy's custom floral leash, the emotional first look, and to end the evening: Molly's Dad singing God Bless America with a group of his friends at the reception! My favorite wedding celebrations are the ones that represent the couple, that are meaningful, that are unique, that are well thought through. Molly and Patrick did just t[...]

Molly and Patrick Rehearsal

Molly and Patrick Rehearsal
Molly and Patrick kicked off their wedding weekend with the most beautiful rehearsal dinner! A lovely outdoor patio welcomed each guest as they arrived. Custom cocktails, lovely florals, hues of blush and gold, and of course twinkle lights as the sun set created the perfect atmosphere. You really can't beat the Graylyn - it's a lovely venue that makes every person feel like you are attending a ball at Downton Abbey. Most of all, it was full of laughter, friends, and family that loved Molly and Patrick dearly. Check back tomorrow for their beautiful wedding celebration! Event Designer : Rebecca Rose Events Florals : Amy Lynne Originals Venue : The Graylyn Film Processing : Indie Film Lab

Callie & Jamie Wedding Part II

Callie & Jamie Wedding Part II
Here are a few of my very favorite moments from Callie and Jamie's wedding day : - Praying for Callie just after she put on her dress - Photographing details while my friend Becca styled them - Stopping to pet a sweet old dog while walking over to the neighbor's yard for a better view. Thanks to us, we accidentally left the gate open and the dog surprised everyone and ran around during the dinner! It was quite funny. - The mother-son dance. Amazing. - Stopping to eat! - Wearing a beautiful gown while shooting. It was the prettiest I've ever felt shooting a wedding! - Watching Callie give her parents and brothers their gifts - Watching Jamie open his gift from Callie. His face was priceless! - Being in the bridesmaids photos - Photographing Jamie and Callie as they prayed around the door before the ceremony - The ceremony. Tear filled. Jesus filled. Beautiful. - Taking the newlyweds out to the dock for some lovely portraits at sunset - Laughing hysterically at everyone on the dance floor - D[...]

Callie & Jamie Wedding Part I

Callie & Jamie Wedding Part I
I truly feel like I am sharing a treasure with you today. I have waited to long to share these images with you, and the day has final come! I cannot look at these images without getting teary, without feeling the same emotions I felt that day. Yes, it's true: I was the photographer and one of Callie's bridesmaids! Yes, it was the craziest day for me, and I dove so deep into the heart of my work because I wanted it to be perfect for Callie and Jamie. But I also stopped and prayed with Callie, I cried when she put on her dress, I stood beside her as she said her vows and gave her life to Jamie, and you better believe I danced with Will at the reception! I would have this day no other way than exactly how it was. It was perfect. Yes, Callie works with me here in the studio. But what started out as a position as a studio assistant a few years has grown into one of my closest, most treasured friendships. I love this girl. She is like a sister to me, and we spend so much time together. She's younger than I am[...]