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Momma is 60 and fabulous

Ya’ll I am not a great secret keeper especially when it comes to being ridiculously excited about an awesome surprise! My mom turned 60 TODAY and we planned the most amazing surprise birthday party you could imagine for her! Jim, my stepdad and I planned this super special and swanky party with planner and friend extraordinaire, Ivy Robinson. It was so fun to be on the other side of the table and plan the party and enjoy it and not work! We got to hire a lot of my industry friends for the party and I have some really amazing and talented friends to say the least! Check out the pictures below as a sneak peek. We hired our friends Candice and Dan to shoot the party and I am so happy with how it all turned out and so excited to share more which you can find on their blog at the link on the bottom of this post!! I created a fun video for my mom with lots of video messages and pictures that I’m sharing later too..

This seriously was one of the best nights of my life! We had so much fun dancing the night away! My mom’s face was priceless when she walked in and saw us all there for her! 7 months in the making and it paid off!

The moment she saw us, I was completely a nervous wreck all day and weepy!

her reaction…the details were incredible, i mean absolutely incredible. it couldn’t have possibly been more beautiful!

All the food (including the cake) was gluten free. My mom is a big gluten free advocate and so we had the most amazing meal! The night was flawless and we had the time of our lives. To check out more from our awesome friends Candice and Daniel at The Beautiful Mess hit up their blog today!

http://thebeautifulmess.com/2014/04/angie-johnston-60th-mint-museum-uptown-photographers/

xo,

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Robin Goodson - love the pictures with you and your brothers…and Angie too :)

Elizabeth Russell - OMG that is ridiculously beautiful!

spring mini session announcement

We couldn’t be more excited to officially announce our SPRING MINI SESSIONS and the reason behind it! Registration for spots will open up Friday morning (4/11) at 8am! First come first serve!

2014 spring mini sessions

Don’t miss out on this awesome chance to get spring{y} pictures with the ones you love and help sweet Libby fight cancer!!

{PLEASE NOTE}
If you are unable to make the sessions this time but still want to help sweet Libby, we will happily take any donation you would want to give:)

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megan and ryan {engagement session}

So basically this week our blog is full of really cool people. Yes, we are excited to show you a super fab engagement session we shot with Megan and Ryan who are getting married later this year!

Hanging out with Megan and Ryan is like hanging out with friends you haven’t seen in a while. It was hard to shoot a lot because I felt like we couldn’t stop talking and catching up:)It’s great when you have clients who you want to hang out with and be friends with…its a win win right!?!

Megan has an awesome blog called Passports and Pancakes and she blogs about food. Seriously, we follow her on Instagram and you need to do yourself a favor and follow her too! Even though we try to stick to a paleo lifestyle, she has me drooling over her amazing food! She also takes some super rad pictures of her food too, I am really impressed with her photography!

Ok, check out their super fun session….I really love this and want her red dress ASAP:)

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I just love this session so much and them….we cannot wait to shoot their wedding its going to be incredible and I can hardly wait to see what kind of food they will have there too:)

Hope your week has been fabulous. I am ready for spring and completely OVER this cold weather by the way! Who’s with me?

xo,

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Marice Snodgrass - These pictures are so fabulous and I cannot wait for the wedding either. :) Love all around – xoxoxo!

britt and andrew {irish wedding part 2 | charlotte, nc}

WOOOHOOOOO! Today is part 2! Welcome back to the blog friends!

Okay, we promised lots of fun, Irish antics and ridiculous details…. I promise, this won’t disappoint!

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time for a sassy outfit change!

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Can you tell how much we loved this wedding and these people? Yea, if you guessed a whole whole lot you would be right! What a great way to start off the year and get us pumped up for wedding season! Hats off to all the amazing vendors who made this magic happen!
{vendor love}
planner\designer | Katrina of Come Together Events
location | The Ritz Carlton in Charlotte, NC
dj | Split Second Sound
rentals | Party Reflections and AFR Rentals
string quartet | Carolina Chamber Players
flowers | The Bloom Room
officiant | Patrick Malloy
hair & makeup | Kymm with Who’s The Fairest
invitations & paper | The Summerhouse
Bride’s wedding dress | Amsale from Nitsa’s
Tux | NY Bride & Groom
Jewelry | Kristin Hayes Jewelry
videography | Alan of Crown Alley Films
photography assistant/3rd shooter | Katie Mobley

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Ashley Beck Bigham - What a wedding! Pics are amazing as always! I love you two!

Party Reflections, Inc Charlotte - Absolutely Stunning! We were thrilled to be a part of this world class team!

Britt Curry - Love love love!!!!!

Crown Alley - Haha! Love it! Gorgeous work! You guys rock! What a fun wedding!

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