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!
As a tried-and-true Carolina Tar Heel it pains me to admit this, but the Duke campus is truly stunning, even in winter. Which is why I was thrilled to shoot this adorable couple there a few weeks ago. Monte attends medical school at Duke, so we took full advantage of the beautiful gothic chapel and blooming camellias and juniper to do their engagement photos. It was such a joy to photograph them in such a beautiful place! Monte and Bryce are such a sweet, loving couple and their dog Saul (named after Breaking Bad, of course!) is the cutest. Congratulations, guys!
I could be biased, but in my opinion there’s nowhere more beautiful than the mountains of the Carolinas. Andy and Katherine got married at Camp Yonahnoka at Eseeola lodge in Linville, NC, and it was a wonderful day. The two met in Washington D.C., and the minute they got engaged Katherine knew her dream wedding would be where her parents have a mountain home. The All Saints Chapel in Linville is incredibly small, so guests gathered both inside and around the windows to peek in on the short, thoughtful ceremony. Then the dancing started! Everyone danced the night away at the camp until the brass band led a New Orleans-style parade down to the boat dock where everyone had sparklers and sent the couple off in a canoe. Sweet, fun, and full of flavor and laughter, Andy and Katherine had a wedding that was both elegant and a ton of fun for all the guests. And that magnolia cake topper? So much yes.
Also, huge thanks to my friend Michelle Lyerly for helping me shoot this one. You are a gem, and I so appreciate you sharing your talents with me!
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.