I have been waiting months to share these images that I love so much, and the time is finally here! Lindsey married her best friend, Geoff, in the Florida Keys this weekend (woo hoo!). Back in the spring we met in a private backyard in Wilmington, NC to capture some images of Lindsey in her AMAZING dress. Lindsey has always had the best style, and her bridal look is a perfect reflection of her impeccable taste. Everything from this unique dress, that beautiful red hair swept to the side, and the whole look accessorized with the most elegant Manolo Blahnik’s and earrings was just perfection. Congratulations, Lindsey and Geoff! So happy for you both!
Well, I just love these two and that’s that. Emily is an amazing photographer and Brendan is now a Family Medicine resident. Sound familiar? We’re pretty much living parallel lives. And aside from that, they’re just really amazing people. We tried for a long time to set up a photo swap with these two, but when they found out they were moving to California (!!!) for Brendan’s residency, we knew we had to get serious and get this thing on the calendar. We met in Merritt’s Pasture which is a favorite spot of mine, and a special place for these two. It was the perfect farewell and celebration for Emily and Brendan (two days before they left NC!), and it was such an honor to photograph them. Thanks for being such great friends, you two! See you in Cali, soon?
I’m excited to finally share some images from this romantic styled shoot I collaborated on a couple months ago. Lauren Kelley of Kelley Event Design is a dear friend of mine. When she moved here from DC last Fall and went full time with her event planning business, we knew we wanted to collaborate on a styled shoot. Lauren poured into planning this and brought a very ethereal, Boho-inspired, pink wedding inspiration shoot to life. We worked together to bring an amazing team of vendors on board, and the result is stunning execution of Lauren’s vision. Blue Eye Brown Eye delivered an absolutely amazing invitation suite, as always. The cake from Sugar Euphoria was the perfect naked cake with the loveliest touches of pink florals. Lauren put a lot of work into picking a perfect dress for this shoot, and we ended up settling on not one but two from Hayden Olivia and Fabulous Frocks that were just perfect in the lovely sunroom at Separk Mansion in Charlotte. Blushing Hair and Make Up rounded out our beautiful model, Anne Hodges’, look to create a stunning boho bride. Our florals from Carey Roberts Design were dripping with pinks and jewel tones, and they paired beautifully with accessories and rentals from Furbish Studio, Vintage Charlotte, Connie Duglin Linens and Party Reflections. The whicker chairs from Furbish Studio were one of my favorite pieces of this shoot, and I think they really set the scene. It was such a pleasure to photograph everyone’s amazing work. Below are a few of my favorite frames from the shoot!
EVENT PLANNING AND DESIGN: KELLEY EVENT DESIGN / STATIONERY & CALLIGRAPHY : BLUE EYE BROWN EYE / FLORAL DESIGN: CAREY ROBERTS DESIGN CO. / VENUE: SEPARK MANSION / WEDDING DRESSES: HAYDEN OLIVIA, FABULOUS FROCKS CHARLOTTE / HAIR AND MAKEUP: BLUSHING HAIR & MAKEUP / WEDDING CAKE: SUGAR EUPHORIA / RENTALS: PARTY REFLECTIONS / ACCESSORIES AND CHAIRS: FURBISH STUDIO / CHINA: VTG CLT / LINENS: CONNIE DUGLIN LINENS / FILM PROCESSING & SCANNING: RICHARD PHOTO LAB
As a photographer, I love it when the couples I shoot aren’t afraid of color. Such was the case with Rex and his wonderful pink socks (and sweater)! I took Nikki and Rex’s engagement shots at the height of azalea season, and this pro golfer and his fiancé took advantage of all the spring colors at Fred Fletcher Park. Nikki and Rex are a great couple and had so much fun laughing through their session. Congrats on your engagement, you guys!
There are few things in the world as romantic as a white clapboard chapel. Add in colorful florals and a KILLER party and you have the fabulous wedding I shot last September. Leila and Sterling wanted a small, private wedding ceremony for just their families, and Wee Kirk Chapel in the North Carolina mountains fit the bill. And after that, it was time to get our party on. Leila and Sterling are such a fun couple, their reception at Camp Yonahnoka at Eseeola Lodge turned into a fantastic dance party. The highlight — Leila and Sterling sitting on top of their friends’ shoulders and dancing together above the crowd. Congrats, you two, and thanks for a fun day!
Big thanks to my friend, Robyn Van Dyke, for helping me shoot this one! You are the best!
Lastly, huge thanks to Southern Weddings for featuring this wedding on their lovely blog. Thank you, ladies!