"You were SO on point in your first email when you said that we'll become friends, not just photographer & bride!"-LC May 19, 2011 Almost a year to the date I have the pleasure of sharing with you Leah Catherine and Patrick's beautiful wedding at Edenton Street United Methodist Church and reception at Second Empire both in downtown Raleigh! We did become friends, almost like family...I think I met with and photographed Leah Catherine and her family seven months out of the eleven we worked on for this day to come!
I can't say enough about how they have supported me throughout the year and to get a comment on my page from her mom "Not sure what our family will do without our "Libby Fixes". Don't be a stranger!" the day after the wedding..well, that just sums it up! Not sure if people understand the relationship the photographer has with their bride and family, overtime it builds..there's a trust and dependability you gain from working with someone. Trust is something I never take for granted. Trusting that I will capture their wedding day to the best of my ability and then some. Trust that I will be where I need to be to capture that moment that might have been missed. I love when a bride or groom tells me, "I'm so glad you're here.." I've heard that a couple of times and it means the world to me..There's so much meaning behind it...not just in "oh I'm glad I have a photographer!" It's more like, "whew! Thank God, you're here! "
Leah Catherine, I have loved documenting your year of wedding preparation, your family and your love for Patrick! I wish you both much love and happiness in the future and I promise, I won't be a stranger! :)
Below are some highlights from their beautiful wedding in our state's capitol!
Special shout out to my awesome second shooter, Jess Short! You made the day run so much smoother for me! Thank you!
Ceremony Venue: Edenton Street United Methodist Church, Raleigh, NC
Hair: Nicole Murphy
Make-Up: Pam Hung| Onloktion Makeup
Reception Venue: Second Empire Tavern| Raleigh, NC
Band: Larry Marynak Trio
Florist: Fresh Affairs
Cake: Second Empire Tavern|Raleigh, NC
Catering: Second Empire Tavern|Raleigh, NC
Trolley: Olde South Trolley Co.
Videography: Nathan James
All Photos are copyright of ©2012 Libby McGowan Photography
Raleigh, North Carolina Wedding Photographer