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Molly + Derek mountain top wedding

It has been too long since I have been consistent with blogging here. I am sorry friends. Life has been busy! We have been shooting so much, it has been awesome.

We shot Molly + Derek’s wedding early this year in the mountains of Tennessee. They had a very small and intimate wedding at the top of a mountain with a view that was picturesque. I love small weddings. But I will say, their best man was my favorite of all time! Their sweet and enormous Saint Bernard, Bubba. We spent a lot of time doing portraits and having a really low key day.

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Doesn’t Bubba have the cutest face you have ever seen???

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From one Lululemon lover to another.

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xo,

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joy + jamie {belmont, nc wedding}

We couldn’t have been more excited to celebrate and document Joy + Jamie’s fun wedding reception in Belmont! Belmont is just a hop and a skip from where we live. But not only is it convenient, it is one of the cutest little towns. It was an old mill town and has a lot of history. The place where Joy + Jamie had their reception is a renovated mill building called 10 Catawba. I loved the exposed brick and tall ceilings.

Once we arrived we started taking some portraits of Joy + Jamie just around town.

{Vendor Love}
planner | Erica Stawick of Ashley Baber Events
venue | 10 Catawba
caterer + cake | String Bean
dj | DJ Floww – Ty Oliver
floral/decor | The Bloom Room
rentals | party reflections

 

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Congrats to Jamie + Joy! We loved everything about being there documenting your day!

xo,

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Danielle + Chris {NYE wedding | Point Plesant, NJ}

Behind on blogging. Check! However, we have a lot of amazing weddings to catch you up on and this was the last wedding for us in 2014 and the first for 2015! I never know how to categorize NYE weddings. Is it the last one of the year or the first one of the new year? Either way, it was a real real good one to have as the first and the last!

We met Danielle + Chris here in Charlotte but they moved shortly after we met. They booked their wedding in their hometown of NJ and wanted us there to document it all. I couldn’t wait. We haven’t spent much time in New Jersey so it was a nice get away!

NYE weddings are always so hype! Everyone is excited and ready to have a good time!

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Good times, even greater people!!!

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christine + chris {wedding | lake norman, nc}

We love small intimate weddings. Let me repeat, WE LOVE SMALL INTIMATE WEDDINGS! Seriously, it is like a breath of fresh air. The weekend before Chris and Christine’s wedding, we had two really large weddings. Lots of people and lots of things to do. Not that there is anything wrong with big weddings but there is just something special about a small intimate wedding in my opinion. Chris and Christine got married in the backyard of a friends’ lake house. Nothing but their immediate family was there to witness. When Christine and I chatted, she emphasized just how important having great portraits of them together are. That is music to our ears! A couple who wants to spend an hour just hanging out and taking amazing pictures on the lake in the fall light. Yes please, all day everyday!family photographyfamily photographyfamily photographyfamily photographyfamily photographyfamily photographyfamily photographyfamily photographyfamily photographyfamily photographyfamily photography
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Thanks Christine + Chris for opening up and sharing the most intimate day with us.

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mini sessions

I haven’t even shared all the awesome things that happened at our fall mini sessions! Every year we do mini sessions. 30 minute long photo sessions at a specific location we choose. This year we chose The Reel Barn. It is one of my favorite places to shoot. We set up a couple different looks for variety and have families come in over the course of 3 days. This past fall, the sessions sold out within an hour and we had over 35 sessions in those three days! It was busy but we had a BLAST! We love doing family sessions in the mix of all the wedding craziness!

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