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The Ward Wedding

Susannah + Stephen are married, and oh man were all the sweat and tears getting here worth it! Belle Vue was such a beautiful ceremony space, The Terraces at Sir Tyler provided the perfect last-second reception venue, and every. little. piece. of the wedding was stunning.

With only 50 guests, the Wards had their closest family and friends with them, and the love was felt in every part of the wedding. From getting ready to the last dance at the reception, the emotion was overwhelming.

I’m so excited to share these photos with you, and I can’t wait to finish this entire gallery! Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Ward!


Mr. + Mrs. Thomas: A Biltmore Wedding

Another day, another stunning wedding. Seriously…how on earth did I get so lucky to have all these amazing, creative clients?! I traveled all the way to Asheville, North Carolina to photograph Kaylie + Kevin at the incredible, unbeatable Biltmore Estate. We had a jam-packed weekend, complete with a rehearsal, welcome party, and the actual wedding which lasted until 2 a.m.! 

Every detail was meticulous, every piece curated and arranged to perfection. You'll see hand-painted pieces (including the Thomas's pups popping champagne), rustic decor and elegant light fixtures. Kaylie + Kevin truly incorporated their lives and personalities into this wedding and they shone through!

Your wedding was truly one for the books; thanks, Mr. + Mrs. Thomas, for inviting me along on this adventure. Congratulations, y'all!

vendors

Venue: The Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC

Coordinator: Tara Jordan

Florals: The Bloom Room

Videography: Life Stage Films

Hair: Amy Elizabeth

MakeupBlush Asheville

DJ: Mitch Fortune, Remix Weddings

Officiant: Tim Lolley, Blue Mountain Weddings


The Lucroy Wedding

Sunday marked not only the start of a brand-new year, but the start of a lifetime of love for Annie and David!

It was 20 degrees outside (it felt even colder with that river wind!), but these two stuck it out all night. Some highlights of the wedding were the amazing personal details, a sparkler exit to remember, and of course…Heckler, Annie and David's dog, starring as a groomsman!

This wedding was amazing, and the perfect way to end 2017. Happy New Year, everyone…cheers!

vendors

Venue: The River Room, Wilmington, NC

Cake: The bride's sister, Tamara (and she KILLED it)

DJ: Coastal DJ & Video

Officiant: Reverend David James

 

 

Mel + Jeremy | Elopement

When Melanie contacted me to shoot an elopement session for her new little family, I couldn't say yes fast enough! Mel, Jeremy and Trinity are such a sweet trio, and they made this entire session so easy and fun. 

Everything came together flawlessly (and how stinking darling is that "pop the champagne" sign?!) I had a blast hanging with y'all, I can't wait to see where life takes you three!

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Arthur!

Kaylie + Kevin

First off, I just have to say…every single one of my couples are AMAZING. I am so lucky to be able to capture these love-filled moments and working with Kaylie and Kevin was no exception. We met at their home and I was able to shoot them in their natural habitat with their pups and gorgeous red barn! 

From there we moved to a ranch where we hung out with their handsome boy Hang On Sloopy (or Sloopy for short). I've never had a session with a horse before so this was such a fun, unique experience. 

Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming wedding…next spring can not come soon enough! I can't wait to capture your big day! 

Side note to all my clients…I will always encourage having your sweet animals along for your session!! I absolutely love creatures of all shapes and sizes and could never say no :)

 

 

 

 

Shelby + Hristo

After a super busy weekend in L.A., it was so refreshing to get back to the slower pace of coastal North Carolina. My first session back was with Shelby + Hristo and GOODNESS they blew me away with their love and beauty!

Beach sessions are some of my favorites, and this was no exception. We kicked it off in some greenery, where me and Shelby bonded over our Harry Potter tattoos (those three little stars have so much meaning!) and then hit the beach to run around in some waves!

I don't think I've ever had a couple that laughed quite as much as these two…especially when they got down and dirty in the water! This couple was up for anything I threw their way, whether it was trekking through the sound or lying down in the surf.

It was a blast to hang out with y'all, Shelby + Hristo, and I can't wait for your April wedding!! I know it'll be every bit as beautiful as you guys.  

The Vaynter Wedding | Los Angeles

I may be a Texas girl…but a couple weeks ago I think California stole my heart.

July 1, I had the amazing opportunity to join Dan + Alisa for their huge, gorgeous Los Angeles wedding! Two families of two religions came together to celebrate, and the result was two ceremonies so that all of their traditions could be honored!

Between the Catholic and Jewish ceremonies, the newlyweds and I broke off for an intimate couples session in some of the most stunning gardens I've ever seen. Dan + Alisa's love for each other shines so, SO bright and getting to capture it was a dream.

Every part of this day was so unique, and didn't end at the ceremonies…the reception had nonstop food, drink (and especially partying). The band was a blast, the MC was bombastic, and the dance floor wasn't empty for a second. 

I could talk about this wedding for hours (I'm pretty sure I did when describing it to my mom) because of how incredible it was! I have been working hard on these previews, and I'm so pumped to be able to share them now—congrats, Dan + Alisa!! 

Arianna + Paul

It's been a whirlwind of a month, and I love saying that I've been busier than ever (really though, it doesn't feel like work when you love what you do so much!) 

Arianna and Paul are one of my gorgeous 2018 couples, and our early morning was spent at The Arboretum in Wilmington. I'd never shot there before, and I have to say I am OBSESSED! 

These two are seriously so much fun, and their laid-back style made this session such a breeze. It was so easy to capture their smiles because they were laughing and having fun the entire time! 

I can not waaaaait for your wedding, y'all! Why can't next summer be here already?!

Jennifer + Dylan

Jennifer and Dylan were my last engagement session while I was home in Dallas a few weeks ago...and goodness were they showstoppers! We met at White Rock Lake and explored the area with their two Aussies, Riley and Cali. If you know me you know I am OBSESSED with dogs, so these sweethearts had me on cloud 9!

It was an overcast day, but the sun peeked through at the PERFECT time, and we were able to get incredible photos with sunbeams streaming through the trees. 

This stunning couple was nothing but smiles and laughs, and their love for each other (and their entire little family) was radiating our entire session. I'm so pumped to finally be sharing these (it was so hard picking just a few to post!)

Congratulations on your engagement, Jennifer and Dylan...I can't WAIT for your wedding next year! 

Annie + David

If y'all are Jurassic Park fans (or even Jeff Goldblum fans) you know the classic line "Life finds a way."

When Annie and David decided to book me for their Wilmington, NC wedding, they told me they lived in the Dallas, TX area...aka the place I grew up and call home! The stars aligned (and so did our schedules), so this gorgeous couple and I were able to schedule this session when I was in town a couple weeks ago!

Life found a way, and despite living across the country from each other, we were able to shoot together on a perfect morning. Congrats on your engagement, y'all...I can't WAIT for your NYE wedding!!