Rockingham, North Carolina Backyard Lakeside Wedding | Sarah+Justin

This is going to be a REALLY long post.. So many images, it was really hard to narrow it down.  I always want to be completely authentic and capture the day so as if someone who couldn't be there could view the images and feel not only present but that they participated! 

I feel like these completely do that.. Sarah, Justin and I didn't have the normal photographer/couple relationship.  They had an awesome photographer photograph their engagements before finding me, so we didn't get a lot of camera time up to the big day but you wouldn't know it.  There's nothing more calming, relaxing, reassuring as to when you walk into meet a bride on their wedding day and the first thing they say is "Oh, I'm so glad you're here.." Not like I'm glad you're here to "capture" this.. I'm so glad YOU'RE here.. Love, Love, Love times a thousand. 

I knew we were going to have a blast because I got a little preview at the rehearsal dinner the night before.  There were dance offs, lip syncs and lots of karaoke! and sure enough.. there were no fewer than THREE dance offs, an epic Def Leppard/Pour Some Sugar On Me Karaoke version and at least one Kesha lip sync/dance routine.  

So much beauty and love was everywhere you looked.  You'll see below!

I hope you two had an unforgettable experience on your awesome honeymoon through Italy, France and Spain!! Congrats on the win in Monaco! 

I worked with so many fantastic vendors on this wedding!! 

Second Photographer: Rachel Simpson // Videographer: Perry Davis of Davis Video Productions // Wedding Coordination: Cynthia Adams // Hair Artist : Megan Robins // Make up Artist: Stephanie Lee May // Bride’s Details-Dress: Maya Couture // Shoes: Seychelle // Bridesmaids Dresses: The Wedding Shoppe - Bill Levkoff  // Groom’s Details:-Suit: Belk : Cam Newton Gray Shark Suit // Floral Design: Winnie Matthews // Cake Artist: Leslie Lawrence // Cupcake Artist: Born to Cook Catering // Officiant: Daniel Glaze // Soloist: Anita Thompson // Rentals : The Tent Guys // DJ: The Starving DJs - DJ Barry B