When you’re in Santorini with two of your closest friends, who also happen to be AMAZING photographers, you obviously hike up a mountain(ish) and do a photo swap at sunset. Have you ever seen anything more beautiful then these two lovebirds (and baby Terhune #2!) against the Aegean Sea? Being able to spend time with these two in Santorini was a highlight of our summer, and the memories we created are some that will stay with us forever. Graham and I not only got to capture one of the most stunning weddings while in Santorini, but we also got to celebrate our five year anniversaries together. We were literally married on the same day and year. Being able to share this milestone anniversary with these two who we love so much, and whose relationship we admire so much, was so very special to us. Now we just have to figure out where we’re going to go for our tenth anniversary together, yes? G and S, we love you both so much and cherish our relationship with you so dearly. Here’s to many more years of friendship, and many more travels together.
Karina and John’s laid back Wilmington wedding was one of my favorites from this spring. It was a beautiful, sunny day at the beach, and Karina and John’s ceremony, set under an ancient tree on private property right on the sound, was one for the books. I loved spending the day with these two who were so calm, collected and genuinely stoked to get married. The girls gathered before the wedding on the beach to snap some photos and soak up the sun, while the guys relaxed at home before heading over to help John seal the deal. Karina and John exchanged vows in a tear-filled, grin worthy ceremony. Just a few steps from the benches under the Spanish moss of the old tree, their guests headed to the most amazing tent to party to play yard games, take in the sun setting over the sound and dance the night away. I loved every moment of this day, and I’m so very honored to have been able to capture it. Congratulations, Karina and John! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your day!
Thanks also to Southern Weddings for featuring this sweet wedding recently. Check it out here.
Planner: Ashley Huffman Sanders of LFF Designs | Venue: Private residence | Florist: Fiore Fine Flowers | Wedding Cake: One Belle Bakery | Caterer: Gibbs Catering | Rentals: L&L Tent and Party Rentals | Lighting: High Performance Lighting and Power | Band: Mr. Potato Head Band | Ukulele:Kent Knorr of North Carolina Ukulele Academy | Paper Products: Reeves Engraving | Bride’s Gown: “MJ101” by Madison James | Bridal Salon and Veil: Coastal Knot Bridal | Hair Stylist: Kelli Kuperus and Megan Gregory from Sea Grass Salon and Day Spa | Makeup Artist: Amy Kennison | Bride’s Shoes: “Danya” by Naturalizer | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Joanna August | Menswear: Jos. A. Bank | Trolley: Azalea Limo
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