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

  • Danielle

    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

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.

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  • Wow, that location is so beautiful! I love the framing of that first one. They look like they were having a lot of fun with these:)ReplyCancel

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!!!

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  • Whoah, that is such an awesome place for a bridal session! I love it:) She looks so happy to get the chance to wear her dress for more than just the wedding day! She looks beautiful. The dress really complements her shape:)ReplyCancel

  • What a stunning bride! I love that first one! What a pretty location. Well, I love them all honestly. Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • what a beautiful bride .. and location! love that last image!ReplyCancel

  • Oh my, these are so lovely! She is absolutely gorgeous and you did such an amazing job capturing her beauty.ReplyCancel

  • This is a beautiful bridal shoot. Her dressis so pretty and the location great. I adore the close up veil photos.ReplyCancel

  • She is stunning! Love your use of the venue and your perfect processing! The last image is absolutely perfect.ReplyCancel

  • What a stunning bride! These are completely amazing, she looks so beautiful and your images are perfection.ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous!! Amazing set and that last one…WOW!ReplyCancel

  • Hubba Hubba! Absolutely gorgeous. I am so glad that the two of you found each other! I cannot wait to see the photos from the wedding. It was so fun getting to see you work!ReplyCancel

  • Carol

    Absolutely stunning!! These should be in a magazine!ReplyCancel

  • Jason Rubenstein

    Beautiful shots of a beautiful bride Alexis! After seeing The Sutherland in person, I was blown away by its serenity and privacy. The absolute perfect spot for a wedding (and stellar after party). :)ReplyCancel

  • Gina

    Pippa Middleton has nothing on Tiffany! She is very photogenic,
    espcially liked the one of her holding the railing on porch.ReplyCancel

  • […] 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 […]ReplyCancel

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:)

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  • Okay, how cool is that?! Congrats on the feature! The photos look beautiful.ReplyCancel

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!!

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  • Beautiful work!!ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous Gorgeous maternity session! I absolutely love the location!ReplyCancel

  • What a beautiful place for maternity portraits! They are such a cute couple and they look so happy in these. I love all of the photos on the little footbridge.ReplyCancel

  • These are so sweet, looks like they were so giddy during their session too. You did a beautiful job capturing this special time!ReplyCancel

  • Such a happy and fun maternity session! I love that you can see the joy and excited for their new little in each image!ReplyCancel

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    What a beautiful maternity session! Lovely couple and light! Great work!ReplyCancel

  • How neat you photographed their engagement, wedding and now maternity. Beautiful couple and mom to be is just radiant and glowing! Loved every image!ReplyCancel

  • I just love the shots of the 2 of them together. They look so in love and happy!ReplyCancel

  • beautiful work as always!ReplyCancel

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