January 1, 2016
 

Best of 2015!

 
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Wow! What a year 2015 was! We were blessed(again!) with amazing clients and families who invited us in to the most intimate moments of their entire lives. I usually recap our year with just one photo of each wedding, but this year I wanted to pull a lot of the favorites that caught my eye.  Many of these weddings have yet to even hit the blog- I can't wait to post their full wedding!!

Some photos I fell in love with the art of the photo, others it's just a beautiful little detail worth savoring…for more, I was proud of our posing and guidance to make a beautiful photo happen in a not so perfect spot…or with LOTS of people:)  For many, it's the emotion that was IN the moment we were able to capture. Those ones are special. It's a bride holding her breathe, it's a dads adoring look, it's a quiet moment, it's a LOUD moment;) it's a smile that CAN'T be contained, it's lifelong friends at a brides side, and it's most definitely the pure JOY two people in love feel on their wedding day.  These are the photos that make my heart skip and beat and make me fall in love with this job more and more with each wedding we shoot!  I'll still be doing a more wordy recap, but for now, enjoy THE BEST OF 2015! Happy New Year!



 

Ya'll, I directly fell off the blogging map there for a minute!  We managed our schedule this fall much better than usual, but I have been very much in a "keep my head down and focus" mode for the last 6 weeks!  I truly wanted to enjoy my holidays so blogging was the thing that I just had to let go of in an effort to get all my work done.  I have to say, though, success(with still room to grow) was achieved! I met all of my deadlines and still managed to get to do some fun things with the kids this holidays season vs. the usual crying in a ball at 1am at the studio because I am so overwhelmed fall/Thanksgivings/Christmases of yesteryear.  If you remember my year in review from last year, you can give me a high 5 when you see me for sticking to what I set out to do this fall, which started with schedule management a whole year ago:) My family has been happy to see me more during what is usually a very tortuous time around here.  I am thankful for all of the memories we have gotten to make and for a much happier household!

All that to say, there is SO MUCH BEAUTIFUL STUFF that needs to get on my blog!  The slow season is going to be filled with people in love for many weeks to come!  Please check back often as I will be back on a regular schedule sharing all of my beautiful, talented and thoughtful clients on the happiest days of their lives!

First up in this long run of happy and romantic days are Tabby and Josh! Their wedding was at The Arbors, which is one of our top preferred venues in all of western North Carolina. The property is unmatched we have been fortunate enough to shoot there a few times.  Tabby and Josh did do a first look which made for such a smooth and stress free day!  We love when our couples choose this option and can get straight to the reception after only a few post ceremony photos.  We loved working with Lisa Pleasant, who kept the day running on schedule and made sure everything was in its place.

Here are a few of our favorites, and don't forget to check out their photo fusion video at the end:) As always, shooting video alongside our photography makes our heart happy.  Enjoy!

 

Erica and Kevin had such an amazing wedding at Old Edwards Inn up in Highlands, NC.  It rained and thunder stormed the day we shot her bridals there, so I was so happy to have a beautiful fall rayon the actual wedding day- it sorta made it feel like it was worth it to have the rain drama the other day to get the day we had on the wedding day!  Let me talk for a few seconds about the beauty of Old Edwards Inn- it is truly amazing.  The Farm, which is the venue Erica and Kevin used, a part of the Old Edwards Property, is one of the most beautiful venue spaces we have ever worked with.  If you are considering more of a destination wedding, we absolutely love this space!  Ok, back to Erica and Kevin, the most important part of this story.  I have known this sweet friend since middle school, and I love that no matter how much time passes, whenever we see each other, we jump right back into the old familiar way that we have had since we were 12 years old and jumping on the trampoline in her backyard while wearing our white Kaepa tennis shoes:)  oh, and don't forget the limited 2. I  think we spent a lot of our time trying to harass her older and much cooler sister Ashley, stealing her CD's and talking about boys! So many memories flood back when I think about Erica.  I first met Kevin at Ashley's wedding and it was obvious right away that these two were such a special pair.  Erica was truly herself, which is one part ADD and one part EXTREME focus and Kevin rolled with the flow with all of it:)  I am so happy for them and so thankful they chose us to capture their special day.  We truly feel like family, I mean her parents did know me with braces and weird curled bangs + acne, so I love being with them and witnessing such a special day.  Don't forget to watch the slideshow at the bottom for a few more favorites:)  Happy Monday!

Dream team: Maura with Honey Darling Events and Kirk with Oak Leaf, for florals and event design. Old Edward Inn Spa Staff for hair and makeup.

 

Working with Katie and Jeff over the last year has been such a pleasure.  I love this couple!  Katie used to teach with Joe and I was more than honored when she asked us to photograph her intimate Linville Ridge Country Club wedding.  Set on the side of a mountain, everything Katie planned was just beautiful.  Their family came from near and far and Katie and Jeff rolled out the red carpet for them with a weekend full of amazing events.  The thing with intimate weddings is that the bride and groom can truly be present with their guests, and that was definitely the case here.  Katie set aside time for her whole family to have group portraits and everyone danced the night away.  We were so happy to capture it all, but mostly, to see Katie just so incredibly happy!  They both "caught" each other and I will never forget this day! Enjoy just some of my favorites and don't forget to watch their fusion at the end, it is now one of my top favorites we have ever done. Happy Thursday! 

 
October 20, 2015
 

Lindsey Lee Bride: Leslie

 
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So excited to share just a few of my favorites from Leslie's bridal session!  It's no secret that any time I can get out to The Ivy Place for bridal portaits I am in complete heaven.  Their gardens are unmatched with their perfect amount of messy and polished.  Such a beautiful spot for such a beautiful bride!  Happy Tuesday everyone!

 

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