Monthly archives: November 2011

Laura + Chris | Annapolis, MD | Anniversary

I was so thrilled I had the opportunity to visit a couple of my dear friends in Annapolis, MD last month to do a little Just Because shoot with them. What better day is there to post a few favorites from their session than their Anniversary! It is such a special day to see one of your best friends find and marry their perfect other half. Chris fit in perfectly with Laura friends and family, we all love him for Laura. Thank you Chris for being so awesome for Laura, for understanding her, for keeping her centered and for loving her always…oh and for loving her friends like me ;)

The two lovely people I’m talking about…please meet Laura and Chris…and their super awesome boxer pup, Tucker.

Tucker looking mighty dapper in this bow tie.
Happy 2 year anniversary, no doubt there will be many more to come! Lots of love!

Marla + John | Charlotte, NC | Married

Marla and John had a beautiful uptown wedding ceremony and reception. Many of you have already seen how gorgeous Marla looked in her bridals here – seriously how beautiful is she? Marla and John were so relaxed and were all smiles while they were getting ready. These two probably had one of the best First Looks ever. Some are filled with tears, some are filled with big laughs and hugs. Their first look entailed huge smiles and a high-five. AWESOME. This wedding truly had it all – such loving and supportive family and friends, laughter, a beautiful ceremony, heartfelt toasts and prayers and of course lots of dancing with an amazing band that played all night long!

Want to get Marla’s look or see something you love? Maybe this will help ::

Make-up/Hair Stylist :: Lindsey Regan Thorne 
Wedding Dress ::  Galina Signature Lace Over Charmeuse Gown with Soutache Detail
Wedding Shoes :: Satin Peep Toe Platform High Heel with BowStyle Maribelle
Church :: St. Ann Catholic Church
Reception Venue:: Center Stage at NoDa
Florist :: Lily Greenthumb’s Foral Artistry
Wedding Band :: Orange Krush


Congratulation John + Marla!! May your lives be filled with lots of love and happiness!

Lauren + Steven | Raleigh, NC | Styled Shoot

I decided to brighten up this gloomy day with this romantic, warm engagement session  blog post filled with lots of gorgeous light! I collaborated with a few other talented ladies to create this simple styled shoot for Lauren and Steven. Lauren and Steven first met and fell in love in high-school so it was only appropriate that Steven take her back to Davidson and propose in the neighborhood she grew up in. I am so excited for these two to get married in May! I can only imagine how lovely it will be! 

Lauren and Steven, I am so excited for May!! And a huge thank you to the talented ladies who made this shoot so gorgeous!

Venue:: The Pavilions at Angus Barn
Event Planner + styling :: Erin with Erin McLean Events
Hair/Make-up ::  Lindsay and Tonya with Made-Up Special Events Make-up by Lindsay Morse
Flowers :: Cydney with The English Garden 


Sands Family | Raleigh, NC | Lifestyle

This adorable family has been on the blog before when Carla Jo was about 8 months pregnant with Jackson and then again just after Jackson was born. There is lots of love in this post as Carla Jo and Jon just celebrated their 2 year anniversary earlier this month and little man Jackson will be turning 1 in December. For those that don’t know, Carla Jo was my pot-luck college roommate (all 4 years!) and is one of my very best friends. My how the time flies! Carla Jo and Jon are one of those couples that are always smiling and laughing…and as you can see below, Jackson has taken after his mommy and daddy.

During this photo shoot the entire NC State cheerleading team walked by and “ooohhhhed and awwwed” over Jackson….and he didn’t mind one bit. Watch out ladies, he is going to be a little heartbreaker, just look at those GORGEOUS eyes!

Of course I had to get a few shots of just Carla Jo and Jon…
I can’t wait for Jackson to celebrate his 1st birthday, so exciting! Love you all!

Anna Grey + Spencer | Raleigh, NC | Engaged

Spencer and Anna Grey were technically already photographed for their engagement…Anna Grey just didn’t know it was going on initially. I had the honor of capturing Anna Grey say “YES” as Spencer surprised her with a proposal in front of their congregation at church. And lucky for me, they decided to book me for their wedding too! Now onto their official engagement session…

Remember those days where we used to “go out” with someone. Well Anna Grey and Spencer did just that in the 8th grade…she was so smitten she made a clay heart in art with his initials in it…and after all those years they’re engaged to be married! (I know we’re all thinking it…”awww” :) When I heard this little story and the fact that she still had it I of course asked her to bring it :)

 Now I am sure you have noticed the crack in it. Well…these two broke-up  so it makes total sense an 8th grade girl would break this clay heart and throw it away. The remarkable part of this story – Anna Grey’s mom took it out of the trash and saved it…all because she had a feeling and knew that Anna Grey would want it back if they ever decided to “go out” again. How perfect is that?
 This last set are two of my favorite photos from their session. CONGRATULTIONS Anna Grey and Spencer…I can’t wait for your July wedding!!

Welcome, November!

Happy  November friends! I get so excited for November 1st. Not only is it one of my very best friend’s birthday (Happy Birthday Carla Jo!) but also because the holidays are right around the corner now which means fun times ahead with family and friends, lots of yummy food, Christmas trees start to go up and I get to watch ELF (but I will try to resist until December 1st).  This fall has been a whirlwind of fun for me as I have had the opportunity to photograph such wonderful couples and families all around the East Coast. Here are sneak peeks of what I’m currently working so be on the look out as they hit the blog over the next couple of months :)

Marla + John
Lindsay + Dave
Little Man Jackson
Spencer + Anna Grey
Kristen + Josh
Sweet baby Ivy
Lyndsey + Sam
Laura + Chris
Allie + Steven

The Briscoe Brothers
Eleanor + Drew
Oh my, I am seriously so thankful for my clients! So what do you love most about this time of year?