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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

 

 

Crystal + David

When I first met Crystal and David, they told me stories about how they met on a boat and got engaged on a boat, so of course, we had to incorporate a marina into their engagement session! We walked around this beautiful location, and although we were getting devoured by mosquitos, they could not keep smiles off their faces. They love living life together, and it shows in everything they do!

There's a reason I love weddings so much—meeting awesome couples, getting to know them and recording the most important moments of their lives is such a privilege. Every one of my couples is so different from the last, and these two are no exception.

They're truly a one-of-a-kind, as their union won't be limited to just the two of them. Crystal and David already have a beautiful family with two sweet girls, and it was amazing getting to capture them all together at the tail end of our session.

I'm so glad to finally be able to blog all these photos and share this little fam with the world—congrats to all of you! I can't wait for your wedding next year!

 

 

 

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 :)

 

 

 

 

Lucie + Jon

I seriously LOVE exploring new places, especially with a couple as fun and adventurous as Lucie + Jon!! We hiked all over Fort Fisher; climbing into little dens, crawling over rocks, and getting slammed by waves. 

These two were absolutely unphased walking through the wilderness in their bare feet, jumping right into whatever idea popped into my head.

Spending the evening with this couple was a blast. From start to finish, Lucie + Jon were laughing and you could see their love so so clearly. Thanks so much for an awesome session, you two—and congrats on your engagement!!

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!! 

Marta + Adam

From the revolutionary-era mansions to the Cape Fear boardwalks, downtown Wilmington has my heart. Exploring this beautiful place is always better when I get to hang with even more beautiful couples like Marta and Adam!

These two came all the way from Charlotte for our engagement session, and they were so fun! They laughed, joked, and absolutely could not take their eyes (and hands 😉) off each other the entire time. Thanks so much for hanging out with me, y'all—I can't wait to see your incredible wedding!

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!!