Erin and Jeffrey’s River Landing wedding is approaching and so I thought I would post a few favorites from their engagement session at the historic Yates Mill just west of Raleigh With the chill of autumn in the air, I can’t believe that just a few weeks ago it was so hot and humid my lenses were fogging up! I guess now it’s time to break out the boots and embrace the coming fall season:) I have SO many weddings and sessions to post after this crazy summer of jetting back and forth between Raleigh and Florida, and in the meantime I’ll have to think about what to do with all of those frequent flyer miles!
I love it when I get a chance to hop on a plane in Raleigh and fly to photograph a wedding somewhere beachy and full of sunshine:) Andrico, a professional football player, and Joan were married on a beautiful hot summer day in Navarre, Florida. They incorporated many colors and fun traditions into their ceremony, and the day was full of laughter and love. They finished the night with a reception at Tiger Point Golf Club. My favorite image from the whole day was Andrico watching Joan come down the aisle with tears streaming down his face.
I also shot their engagement photos days before the wedding, since we were all coming in from out of town!
As a photographer, it’s hard to wait until after the wedding to share bridal portraits! Now that Lindsay and Luis have finally tied the knot at a super fun wedding at the Hilton Doubletree last week, here are a few favorites from Lindsay’s session in Raleigh I just loved the stormy skies we got that evening…so dramatic!
Such a gorgeous evening for a wedding at Duke Gardens (adjacent to the Duke University campus just west of Raleigh) I absolutely love the color red and was excited to see it incorporated throughout Duke and MaLi’s stylish wedding. So many personal and unique touches made this day particularly special..MaLi’s birdcage veil and tea length dress, The readings for their ceremony (a wonderful Bob Marley quote and a children’s book about penguins), the maid of honor’s speech, a Princess Bride homage ~ “Mawwaige is what bwings us all hew today….”
Rebecca and Jeff were married in Hilton Head, SC on a beautiful balmy summer day that was scheduled for an enormous thunderstorm. Luckily, they made the call to keep the ceremony outside and the storm passed the other way, allowing for a perfect evening at the pristinely maintained garden at Belfair Plantation overlooking acres of untouched marshland. I loved all of the elegant touches and the inclusion of enthusiastic children (2 ring bearers, a flower girl, and flower boy!). For favors, guests took home tiny potted succulents. And my favorite part was getting to photograph the couple and their wedding party under the Belfair Plantation’s iconic oaks, which form a breathtaking tunnel at the entrance to the grounds.
With Luis and Lindsay’s wedding fast approaching, I thought I would post a few favorites from their Duke Gardens engagement session last month:) I love the beautiful pockets of light there and how amazingly planned the grounds are…each time I go back it looks totally different.
Now that Scott and Tiffany have said their vows and are officially a married couple, I can post some images from Tiffany’s lovely bridal session at The Sutherland in Wake Forest. Can’t way to share some images from their gorgeous wedding!!!
LOVE this spread in Southern Bride Magazine featuring Bradley and Sarah Beth’s gorgeous Alabama wedding!! Flipping through the pages brings me back to that amazing sunlit day at the antebellum home by the lake:)
It is such a treat to be able to photograph some of the defining moments and times in people’s lives. Witnessing the joy of the newly engaged couple, then the look in their eyes as they say their vows on their wedding day, and as time continues on, the sweetness of expectation as they await their first child together. And then on and on as their family continues to grow… I photographed Lael and Peyton’s beautiful wedding at Eden Gardens last year, and was so excited to meet up with them once again to capture their maternity photos:) Can’t wait to see their sweet little girl the next time I’m in town!!