2015: Thank You!

2015 was incredible..

Thank you to every couple that trusted me with these moments!

I had an amazing time!! <3 

And man, aren't you guys BEAUTIFUL!!! :) 

Coker Arboretum : University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Bridal Portraits

Amanda was the most beautiful bride on her wedding day.  Relaxed and Giddy.  As I'm working through their images I wanted to share her bridal portraits from a few months ago.  

We met at Coker Arboretum, one of my favorite places to shoot.  There's so many hidden spots throughout the park and the light was pretty awesome.  I love when a bride thinks they "are awkward at posing" and then pull images like this out! 

The most memorable moment for me on their wedding day, was the moment when Amanda stopped me as she was heading out to run through her sparkler exit and asked me for a hug.. well, it just made my heart incredibly full.  Amanda, you're one of a kind.  

Chapel Hill Carriage House Fiesta Wedding | Mike and Valerie

Val and Mike.. What pops in my head first is how well these two fit.  If you're lucky enough to know them personally you totally GET this.  Mike and I worked together at Apple for a couple of years before we both were able to jump off out of retail! I was super flattered and excited when he inquired about wedding photography and really couldn't wait to meet Val.  

We had such a great time shooting their save the dates and engagements earlier in the spring! 

These two were married back in early October and had the most gorgeous, colorful Fiesta Wedding at the Chapel Hill Carriage House on the outskirts of Chapel Hill.  I couldn't believe I didn't know about this place! It's just beautiful and everyone out there was amazing to work with!

Below you'll see such an emotional First Look that had us all in tears, an awesome alternative to the traditional cake cutting, these two did a cookie dunk! There's hula hooping, the cutest niece, and goats.. let me warn you.. Warning: there's an insane amount of farm animal photos.. I mean, Goats. I Die. 

So many wonderful vendors came together for their big day! 

Venue: Chapel Hill Carriage House // Floral Design : Dan Vogel // DJ : DJ A.D.D.ict // Event Coordination : Kirstin Hose // Officiant: Robin Renteria // Catering : The Pig Restaurant // Assistant Photographer : Rachel Simpson



JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh, NC Save the Date Photographer | Amy+Tony

Amy and I met up in a Starbucks on a super cold and rainy day in  December to chat all about her wedding!  I love it when I meet with a bride or couple and during the meet up at some point all of the people around us fall away.. We were laughing, slapping the table, comparing cuteness of our fur kids on our iPhones, just enjoying the time together like old friends catching up. 

I asked her to describe Tony to me.. "he's my balance" I think is what she said.. or something like that.. See, Amy is VIBRANT!! She's loud, she's expressive, her mind is going a million times a minute.. Tony is the calm one, the relaxed one, the problem solver.. I KNEW Tony and I would get along.. I was like "Tony's just like me!" HAHAHAHAAH.. 

I could not be happier to be chosen as their wedding photographer for their wedding in October!

We decided JC Raulston would be a great place to meet up for their Save the Dates.. just looking at how these turned out I am ECSTATIC to see how their Engagements and Wedding Day images are going to be!!! <3 

More to come from these two......