I am so thankful to have been able to go to Portland, Oregon this summer for this classic engagement shoot with Alexis and Mike. These two are so relaxed and happy together, it really shines through in all the shots we took in Mount Tabor Park and on and around the Hawthorne Bridge. Mike works in Portland and after Alexis finishes grad school their plan is to put down roots here, so they wanted to showcase this city they love so dearly. And who can blame them? This city is incredible. Alexis and Mike are so joyful to be getting married — and that red dress? Swoon. I’m so glad I got to know this sweet pair in the town they hold so dear before they tie the knot in Greece in June.
Maybe I’m biased, but is there anything better than a Carolina wedding? Both my husband and I went to UNC and met in Chapel Hill, so it holds an incredibly special place in my heart. Today’s couple had a gorgeous fairytale affair in Raleigh with classic details, gold accents, and of course a lot of Carolina blue. Alex and Devyn met at UNC and when they got engaged Devyn knew that the North Ridge Country Club would be the place to have the wedding of their dreams. In fact, since Devyn’s aunt is a member of the club she remembers as a child thinking, “When I grow up and get married, I want it to be here in this ballroom.” With beautiful southern charm and classic details, it’s easy to see why it was a dream location for them. Alex and Devyn were such a pleasure to work with: their love for each other really shined through on this happy day. Everyone was overjoyed on this gorgeous summer day. Alex started medical school this year and the wedding was a great opportunity to celebrate with friends before embarking with Devyn on their new journey. The ceremony was held in All Saints Chapel at St. David’s School and had classic southern charm. It was such a beautiful day filled with love, and is Devyn’s sweet junior bridesmaid not irresistible? Seriously, she stole the show. Alex and Devyn are such a loving couple, and their wedding was classic and timeless, from the hydrangea bouquets to the simple strand of pearls Devyn wore – a family heirloom. Congrats, you two! I’m glad to have been part of such a joyful celebration!
Lastly, a big thanks to my friend Caroline Lima for helping me shoot this one. Always good to have you with me! Thank you for your beautiful work.
Whew, it’s been a minute since I’ve got anything up on this blog of mine! I’ve been dying to share this amazing wedding from June for awhile now. Nat and Melissa got married in a stunning ceremony overlooking the Albemarle mountain range at Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville, VA. Charlottesville is one of my favorite places to shoot for so many reasons – the town itself is so fun (tons of great shopping and restaurants), but it’s mostly because it’s home to so many amazing venues, including this one. Nat and Melissa’s ceremony was one of the sweetest, and with a bride as stunning as Melissa, Nat’s eyes (and his smile) were trained on her all evening. Her gown with it’s sheer back and stunning lace was for sure one of the most beautiful I’ve ever had the pleasure of photographing. After their sweet ceremony, Nat and Melissa partied it up with their guests and literally danced the night away. I’m so glad to have been a part of your beautiful weekend, Nat and Melissa! Congratulations again!
Huge props to my dear friend Emily March Payne for helping me shoot this one and being so fantastic! Thank you, friend!
Emily and Josh are two of the most wonderful people I know – full of so much joy and love for each other and for their friends and family. Their spring wedding, on the most beautiful day, was such a joy to be a part of. Emily’s mom is a very talented event planner and florist, and the evening she put together was just perfect. The pops of color, the amazing details, the delicious food – it all screamed of Emily and Josh’s colorful personalities and it came together just perfectly. Here are some of my favorite images from this beautiful day. Congratulations, Josh and Emily! Thank you for having me!
Coordination: La Fete | Floral Design: Purple Puddle | Cake:Art Of Cake | Bride’s Shoes: Michael Kors | Catering: Fig And Honey | Make Up: Skye Marra | Hair: DB Sutton | Lighting: Get Lit | DJ: DJ Spin | Transportation: Harrison Global | Bridal Gown: JCrew | Bridesmaids Necklaces: Stella And Dot | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Rock Quarry Farm | Cocktail Hour Music: Mipso | Custom Invitation Artwork: Yellow House Calligraphy | Event Design & Planning:Kathy Buck, Purple Puddle | Film Scanning: Photo Vision | Hand Painted Bar And Road Signs: Sweet Pease | Invitiations: Purple Puddle | Rentals: American Party Rentals
Erin and Zach are two of the most wonderful people I’ve had the pleasure of photographing. Not only are they just so easy going, but they love each other and their friends and family so immensely. The joy on their faces throughout the day was so evident and so amazing. They were so excited to join their lives and their families and it showed. Erin and Zach chose the historic Scottish Rite Temple in Downtown Dallas (where they live) to tie the knot. The setting could not have been more perfect – the regal front porch, the stunning ballroom and all the details were just on point. Erin and Zach had a beautiful time celebrating with their friends and family, and it was such an honor for me to be able to capture their bond.
Floral Design: Stems Of Dallas | Cakes: Frosted Art Bakery | Ceremony Venue: Scottish Rite Cathedral – Dallas | Reception Venue: Scottish Rite Cathedral – Dallas | Hair And Makeup: Shannon Gobin Of Erin Blair Make Up & Hair Design | Event Planning And Coordination: Significant Events Of Texas | Getaway Car: Blue Diamond Limousines | Reception Band:Professor D