Ya'll...I'm coming up for air!  Sorta!  Our sweet, new little baby is amazing and I will be making his post soon!  Scout Lee Hartsell was born on 8-1- 2017 and we had stolen our hearts!  But seriously, 3 kids is no joke!  Time has officially gotten away from me- and oh yeah, we are still re-doing our house! (you an follow it's insta at @downtownacres).  Life, without question, has been nuts, but we are slowly settling into our new normal.  Sharpe started Kindergarten ( a whole post in and of itself) and FINALLY pre-school started back this week, so there is SO MUCH LIGHT at the end of this long, and very pregnant summer that we had which ended in bringing our new guy home!   I can't wait to share more! Today, there is no time for crying and prepping posts about my children(which is why I would cry) so I'm just going to share some other loveliness instead!

Work-wise, I have been sitting on these images for months just dying to show you!  Wesley and Hayden are getting married in Blowing Rock and we headed to the hills for their engagement session.  We had such a magical time and I can't wait for this wedding next year!  My favorite part of hanging out with them was hearing about their love story- they met at a summer camp when they were SO YOUNG.  Have stuck together all this time, even though they were states apart!  So cute!  I think because Joe and I had somewhat of a whirlwind romance from first meeting to getting married, I have this special love for those who have been together since before they could drive and are making their dreams of marriage come true.  Love this session and these people!

 

The fog is finally lifting on our remodel!  I can sense that my brain is clearer from all the visual clutter that we have been living in these past 8+ months!  Between packing up the old house, living in my grandmaw's basement, living with no kitchen, putting the house back together, getting pregnant(hello first trimester)…so much blogging was left undone!  I have been so loyal to this blog these past 8 years, that this has KILLED me!  But there were only so many hours in the day.  My superwoman cape just got up and left, so blog, I am so sorry, but I hope to do better:)

Thankful that Mollie and Brock trusted me with their wedding day!  I love shooting at First Pres in Concord- their November wedding had amazing weather and we even managed to have enough light after their ceremony for more photos than we were expecting.  Their reception was rocking all night and we loved celebrating with them!  Enjoy some of my favorites from their special day! 

 

One day, my house is going to not be chaos, I won't be pregnant, and I promise my sweet, sweet blog will have lots of attention again!  The lack of posting is not for lack of amazing things to show, just a lack of physical hours in a day!  We are on the downhill of the major part of our renovation(feel free to follow along progress here: @downtownacres on instagram)- Ie: we got a kitchen! But there are lots of little details that have kept me busy on top of working on top of being preggo!  My focus has been on getting client work out the door, but man have I missed sharing so much of it!  I also need to do an update of my little men- they are getting so big!  Look for that soon!

I am so glad that I got Kristin and Matt's fusion done so I can share their amazing wedding!  As usual, The Farm at Brusharbor was the perfect backdrop and we loved every second of their beautiful day!  I have the best brides + their families! Thank you so much for trusting us with your forever memories!  Have a look at some favorites and their fusion at the end.  Happy Monday!

 

Kirstin and Matt had the most beautiful wedding a few weeks ago at The Farm at Brusharbor, one of our favorite local venues!  Love her bridal session images that we captured at The Laboratory Mill, another really cool spot!  Can't wait to share their wedding images soon!  I'm so thankful for such amazing clients...Happy Tuesday!

 
  1. Moore and Moore Photography:

    Wonderful! And the beauty of her dress is stunning.

Candice and Corey had such a beautiful wedding at the Vista at Walnut Hill!  It was a beautiful Carolina day and I loved getting to be there to capture such beautiful memories for this amazing couple! I will never forget how blue the sky was against the venues old red barns.  I can't wait to see what the future holds for these two- love you both!

 

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