Nov 19 2017

Eric + Kensi : The Crossing at Hollar Mill Wedding

Kensi looked down and smiled as the last buttons were fastened on her dress. All afternoon she was full of calm and smiles. The rain came and went outside, but it was really the perfect fall day. The colors had started to pop on the trees and the tiny bit of cold came with the wind.

Eric + Kensi were married in an old renovated mill in the heart of Hickory, NC. Surrounded by friends and family the dance floor stayed full all night long. This group knew how to have FUN! A room full of happy people…what a blessing to be part of it!

A few of my favorite moments:

  • Eric and Kensi wanted to do a first look, but also wanted to do one with their furbaby Goose! Goose came to hangout with Kensi has she got dressed and take a few pictures with mom and dad.
  • Kensi and her dad have a love of ice cream together. Their wedding planner surprised them with frozen yogurt during a break in between photos.
  • Kensi’s grandmother joined her, her sister and mother on the dance floor to “Bossy” by Kelis. A hoot!!

Ceremony / Reception: The Crossing at Hollar Mill
Planner / Florist: Tara Bland, Eventful Planning & Floral Boutique
Caterer: The Crossing Catering & The Highland Avenue Restaurant
Cake: Karen’s Cakes & Cafe Pharr
Hair / Make-up: Adrienne Viera
Dress: Lis Simon
Dress Shop: Ladies of Lineage
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Videographer: Brandon Pope, BPope Productions
DJ: Jerry Laney, Music and Dance To-Go

Special thanks to my second photographer: Jason with Simple Times Photography

Nov 08 2017

Courtney : Charlotte Maternity Photography

Hugo and Courtney are expecting their first little one later this month (or anytime before!).

They were such troopers when we arrived at the park to a HUGE cross country meet. We are talking thousands of people. But we found a few quiet(er) spots and grab some great sunlight.

Hugo and Courtney: I wish you two a million wonderful adventures in your next chapter as a family!


Nov 01 2017

Zach + Hannah : Fall Wedding

When Hannah first emailed me about her and Zach’s wedding, she mentioned Lord of the Rings and I may have whispered a “yessss” under my breath (with a fist pump).

Zach + Hannah married at Virginia Mountain Vineyard on a warm, fall October day. Out in the open vineyard, the outline of the Blue Ridge Mountains could be spotted in the distance. The perfect backdrop for these two to exchange the vows they wrote for each other.

Right after they were announced as Mr. & Mrs. and they walked down the aisle, tucked beside one of the grapevines, they talked and smiled. Just the two of them. A few quiet moments to just breathe.

A few awesome things that happened at the reception:

  • A round of D&D was played. I fully believe Hannah was owning the game.
  • Freshly-made brick oven pizza and cupcakes were the main food source and it was glorious.
  • Zach and Hannah cut their cake with a warrior sword and everyone survived.

It was a joy to be part of your wedding day, Zach and Hannah!

A special thanks to my dear friend Angela Alderman for photographing with me!

Oct 29 2017

Gray Turns One!

Turning one means having cake (all of yourself) two days in a row, getting cake all over mom and dad (but more on yourself) and taking a nap (if only you feel like it).

Check out Gray enjoying his birthday cake!

Oct 26 2017

Fralin Family : Fall Portraits

The Fralin family 💛

I’ve been photographing this sweet family for years and always look forward to their sessions. And dear Oliver melts my heart. He’s just too cute.

Oct 24 2017

Dan + Kelly : Engagement Portraits

Dan + Kelly are getting married in a just a few days at the beach! We were able to explore a river among the Blue Ridge Mountains just as the fall leaves started making an appearance for their engagement session.

Also, their new puppy, Lulu, is a heart stealer!!