It was so fun to open up the fall issue of Occasions magazine and see this gorgeous 2 page spread featuring Brian and Savannah’s beautiful autumn elopement from last year!!  Love all of their warm colors and personal details:)  You can also find an online feature at Occasions Online with more photos and their story:)

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One of the side effects of a super busy fall season is getting so behind on blog posts that I’ll probably need to devote a week to putting them all together.  Here is one of my favorite weddings from this past summer:)  Ashley and Cody were married on a bright sunny day at Carillon Beach.  Coral and silver details and a fun joyful spirit dominated the day.  Sitting here on a freezing fall morning it is a delight to sort through the sunshiny color-saturated images from a few months ago and feel a little warmer:)

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  • Alexis, you are so talented! These are all so gorgeous. Perfection…ReplyCancel

Happy 1st birthday little Averie!  I am happy to call you my neighbor and watch you grow:)

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What a wonderful collaboration this wedding was!  Alison’s family all worked together with the backdrop of the beautiful Carriage House Farm and Garden to create a wonderland of butterflies, burlap, and gorgeous green and white flower arrangements.  Alison and Alex’s love shined through as they welcomed friends and family to their warm and festive celebration.

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  • I love all of the little details! What a beautiful wedding…you captured it PERFECTLY!ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous wedding images, I love how earthy the details are in their wedding. You did an amazing job!ReplyCancel

  • gorgeous wedding and photography! I especially like the emotional one of the bride’s dad during the procession.ReplyCancel

  • Each and every one of these images is stunning. You did an amazing job capturing this special day!ReplyCancel

  • lovely…and the ones of the bride and father, love how you captured that emotion. fantastic imagery :)ReplyCancel

  • Oh my goodness – these are beyond gorgeous! What a gorgeous venue, and gorgeous couple! I love every single one of these – fantastic job on capturing their big day!ReplyCancel

  • This images are stunning! The bride looks so beautiful and I love all the details of their wedding. Thanks for sharing :)ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous wedding! The ice cream man is pure genius!ReplyCancel

Loving this bridesmaid shot from Bethany and Steve’s Emerald Grande Wedding this past week in Destin!!!

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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!

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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.

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I also shot their engagement photos days before the wedding, since we were all coming in from out of town!

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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!

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  • These are beautiful, I love the shot of her in front of the old barn!ReplyCancel

  • What beautiful bridal portraits and what a beautiful Raleigh location! Congratulations to the gorgeous bride :)ReplyCancel

  • Very pretty. I think my fav is the last one.ReplyCancel

  • Love these! I love the drama that the stormy skies bring to these – just beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • These are gorgeous! I love them all but see the last one on a huge canvas for her parents. Beautiful piece of art!!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful bridal portraits!ReplyCancel

  • Such a gorgeous bride. Love the barn shot:)ReplyCancel

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….”

 

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  • What gorgeous wedding pictures!!! You did a great job! And I totally love the wedding dress. The bride looks so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • These are beautiful, I love the red incorporated too! My favorite is the shot of them on the bridge!ReplyCancel

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    These are so beautiful. Great job. (beautiful photography)ReplyCancel

  • These are fantastic! I REALLY love that red bridge. So charming!! <3 Sending you CM love.ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous!!!! Absolutely love that first one, that red bridge is amazing!ReplyCancel

  • All gorgeous, but girl that second one is award winning quality!ReplyCancel

  • These are beautiful! I love her shoes!ReplyCancel

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.

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  • love the first image so much!ReplyCancel

  • What a beautiful couple and a great location. Got to love Hilton Head.ReplyCancel

  • These are beautiful wedding images, what a great location too! My favorite is the kiss under the arched trees!ReplyCancel

  • What a beautiful wedding! Love that first image :)ReplyCancel

  • I love all of these! Such a beautiful wedding. The first and last one completely wow me. They are amazing!ReplyCancel

  • These are just gorgeous! Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • What a beautiful wedding. Those pictures with the spanish moss are so cool. I wish we had trees like that here.ReplyCancel

  • Alexis your work is so beautiful! I lOVE the one of the little girl on the dance floor.ReplyCancel

  • What a beautiful couple and wedding! The photo with her veil floating is just gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • This wedding is beautiful! I love the bride’s dress and the gorgeous venue.ReplyCancel

  • I love the gorgeous colors and the location is just perfect! Such a great wedding :)ReplyCancel

  • What a gorgeous wedding – and venue! I hope your clients will love these…because they are just beautiful!ReplyCancel

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