I was so excited to head back to Duke Gardens for Eric and Alice’s beautiful dusk waterside wedding. Duke University is special to them because they met here while in post graduate programs at the same time. Alice wowed everyone with FOUR gorgeous dresses and they incorporated many traditional Chinese customs into their emotional vows, including the ceremony of the three bows, and a tea ceremony. Guests came from as far away as Australia and China to celebrate with them, and after the festivities were over, they exited through a tunnel of sparklers in traditional clothing to their getaway car.
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:)
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:)
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. Check out DIY Magazine’s awesome feature on this beautiful day:)
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!