After all of the crazy rain cleared, we had a gorgeous(albeit humid!) day for Kelly and David's engagement photos! I am so excited for these two! Be on the lookout for what is sure to be their beautiful wedding this fall! Kelly and David- wishing you all the best as you prepare for your new life together...And lots of luck on making it through the house building process:) Love to you both!
Ya'll, summer is coming! You know what that means, SENIOR PORTRAITS! I wanted to make this year the best year yet for seniors so I did something a little different...A GROUP rep shoot for all of my Cabarrus County reps. To say we had fun is the UNDERSTATEMENT of the year! We set out together with inspiration boards, beautiful hair and makeup, and fun props.....even in my mind I don't think what I envisioned was perfect as what took place. Hannah, Eryn, Lauren and Cassidy are my local reps at the surrounding high schools and let's just talk for 5 seconds at how amazingly darling they are! Get ready for a super long post. Too many favorites from our session to even try to narrow it down any further. At the end, there is a video of more of the photos from our session. Have a look!! And if you are a senior anywhere in North or South Carolina, I am now booking for this summer and fall so snag your spot before they run out. Give me a ring today to set up your appointment: 704-791-4839. Can't wait for a summer full of lovely seniors! Welcome class of 2014!
After all of this rain we have had, it was so refreshing to work through Whitney and Mike's BEAUTIFUL Duke Mansion Wedding. It was all sun and smiles and I could not be happier for these two! Whitney put SO much time and effort into all of the fun details of this wedding and it really paid off! Their color theme was so fluid and I just pretty much love everything about it;) These two did decide to do a first look, which I always appreciate and it really gave us plenty of time to utilize all of the beauty we were given at the Mansion. Soak up the love in these photos and don't forget to check out the slideshow at the end for more photos:) Congrats you two! Thanks for trusting us with your most perfect day!
Oh goodness! I have been so excited about this wedding for so long! I have been DYING to get out to Adaumont Farm to shoot on this amazing property and it surely did not disappoint! Jennifer and JP had all fingers and toes crossed for beautiful weather in early April and the day could not have been more perfect. It's been so fun getting to work with them and finally seeing everything come together so wonderfully was the icing on the cake. Outdoor venues are our absolute favorite to shoot, so creative juices were flowing and I love the images we captured! So many fun and beautiful details will make this wedding one I will never forget. A big thanks to Shelley for her great planning and vision and for helping to get the venue picture perfect! Enjoy some of our favorites and don't forget to watch the slideshow at the end for more photos. Jenn and JP- nothing but the best for you! Thanks for trusting us with your most perfect day! Happy Monday!
For those of you that follow me on Instagram or Facebook you know that I just got back from a week of learning all new sorts of stuff at a phenomenal photography workshop. It is the second time that I have been to this workshop and the experience is just CRAZY! It is called AFTER DARK, and the reason they call it this is no joke:) No early morning classes because the creating goes LATE into the night (I'm talking 3 and 4 am here!) Creatives from all over the world unite to learn from each other and mentor each other. It is very hands on, there are no stupid questions, all the mentors are open books and no "Trade" secrets exist here. They say you get addicted to this learning environment, and I'm proof! I can't wait to go to the next one, too! There is something new to learn every time! I can't wait to show some of the shots I took during the creating times and I can't wait to implement a lot of things I learned int he business pods. I'm throwing it out into the universe that I want to teach a class one day at AD;) I did find one mentor to be someone who I want to be like when I grow up- Bob Davis. Master of Light and Flash- he has photographed many celebrity weddings(including the Bachelorette Ashley and JP's wedding- Whoa! My two passions unite! ha!). I spent a lot of time at his seminars and learned so much about light and skin tones that I didn't even know I didn't know! I can't wait to take my camera skills to the next level thanks to him. Be sure to check back when I post some of the photos I took. Many were something I would never do on my own or techniques I would never try in everyday life, so I am so thankful for such a creative place to learn and grow!
Speaking of being out of town, there is lots to catch up on! Two weddings to blog, bridals to post and wedding season marches on! Up next is Elizabeth and Ben. I can't wait to shoot their wedding this fall! We had such a beautiful day for portraits before they headed back up the road to Raleigh where they live. I just love the old Bronco!(wait, I think it's a bronco? Yea, I know a lot about cars;)) Such a fun car that has been in Ben's family. Everyone have a great Friday! Enjoy!