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Olivia and Andrew Raleigh, NC Film Wedding Part 2

Olivia and Andrew Raleigh, NC Film Wedding Part 2
Click here to read part 1! Here are a few of my very favorite moments from Olivia and Andrew’s wedding day : - When Olivia and Andrew accidentally almost saw each other before the ceremony - The epic dance floor where the whole NRP Team got down with their bad selves -  Sharing a table with the Ligon Family at the reception - Olivia's reaction to George Bush's [...]

Olivia and Andrew Raleigh, NC Film Wedding Part 1

Olivia and Andrew Raleigh, NC Film Wedding Part 1
Whenever I photograph the wedding of a dear friend, I get extra excited. Whenever I photograph the wedding of another amazing photographer, I get extra nervous. Whenever I photograph the wedding of someone on the NRP Team, I get crazy nervous-excited. I had the joy and honor of photographing Olivia and Andrew's incredible wedding this past October. It was lovely [...]

Jamie Hopkins Merrimon Wynne Film Bridal Session

Jamie Hopkins Merrimon Wynne Film Bridal Session
I was fully expecting to cry when I saw Jamie for the first time. She was one of our first interns, and she has become so close to our team over the years. (You can’t help but become close to someone who will drive 10 hours in the car with you in one day to shoot a bridal session in Charleston!) When she called me about shooting her wedding, I was so thrilled. When[...]

Tidwell Family Raleigh, NC Film Session

Tidwell Family Raleigh, NC Film Session
Stephanie, the beautiful mama in these photographs, has been the brilliant designer behind my home’s refresh. Not only that, but she is a lifelong friend of mine - we grew up going on vacations together since our parents were in business together. I have been so inspired by this woman and her family. She’s the kind of person you are just drawn to because of her joy, h[...]

Patrone Family Film Session

Patrone Family Film Session
I have some serious love for the Patrone family! Their wedding was one of the most unique weddings I've ever photographed, and to see them now with their sweet baby girl just lights up my heart. Could you think of a cuter name than Poppy? It is truly the perfect fit for her vibrant little personality! Just like us, the Patrones' firstborn was a little girl who look[...]

Stevie Fitzpatrick Film Newborn Session

Stevie Fitzpatrick Film Newborn Session
Right after I arrived to the Fitzpatrick's home, we spent some time remembering and laughing about Stevie's grand entrance into the world. Goodness, I'll never forget it! It was so sweet to have some time with Ford, Jenn and baby Stevie, and it took me back to so many memories of her big sister Evelyn's newborn session. Yet at the same time, there's something sweet an[...]

Marie and Wade Chapel Hill Film Engagement Session

Marie and Wade Chapel Hill Film Engagement Session
You guys... this couple! I can't even tell you how much I already love them. Is it okay for me to have a crush on a couple? Because I totally do. Marie and Wade are pure fun, they are beautiful people, they are incredibly gracious and polite, and they really, really love each other. I honestly was a little sad when their engagement session was over, because I wanted t[...]

Kathryn and Ryan Film Engagement Session

Kathryn and Ryan Film Engagement Session
Every time I went running on the greenway behind my house, I dreamt about doing an engagement session back there, because the light and setting is so stunning. When I asked Kathryn if she and Ryan had any special places in mind for their engagement session, she simply said she wanted something natural and wooded to go along with the rustic feel of their wedding. She t[...]

Love Preserved Behind the Scenes

Love Preserved Behind the Scenes
There are few things more beautiful than the North Carolina countryside. Fields full of growing crops, spring trees all in bloom, and not to mention the sweetest old couple who took "southern hospitality" to a whole new level. It was a day filled with lots of hustle and bustle from each of the amazing vendors along with some good front porch conversations. And we can'[...]