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Caroline and Chad – Adaumont Farms wedding

“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” -Emily Bronte
When you meet Caroline and Chad you can see just how smitten they are for one another. They are that couple that finish each others sentences, can tell one another they have fun together regardless of what they are doing. Being around these two make you happy. Nothing makes us more excited as a husband and wife as well as photographers than to see couples who truly get eachother. Yes, we want to photograph your crazy beautiful wedding and all the tiny details but truly we want your marriage to be WAY better (and more important) than your wedding day. Nothing else truly matters on your wedding day than marrying your best friend. And so, April 2, that is what they did.
Caroline and Chad got married in Trinity, NC at Adaumont Farms. This barn/venue (it’s too pretty to be labeled a barn) has rolling hills and horses. Its the perfect hidden gem.
What an honor to document such an important day. Because Steven and I have been shooting weddings for 7 years, it is easy to let this become work and forget the importance of this day. It is so easy to get burnt out and become numb to the emotions of it all. We took a long break over winter and have prayed so much about our business I feel like God completely renewed our vivacious approach and emotion for weddings. When we think about how incredibly important it is to the couple to document the most important day of their life we become almost overwhelmed with gratitude. So, thank you for allowing us to be such a special part of your life.
Here is a glimpse into Caroline and Chad’s incredible day.
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What an INCREDIBLE day to relive! We can’t wait to hang out with you two as married friends!

vendor love

event coordinator – Beverly Shepherd
officiant – Dr. Peter Barnes
venue – Adaumont Farms
caterer – Sweet Basil’s Catering
f
lowers- Beverly’s of Midway
hair + makeup – UpDo’s
cake – Ketchie Creek Bakery
band – The Band Punch
ceremony musicians – Elegant Ensemble’s
videographer – Phil Beebe

 

xo,

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Morgan + Matt wedding {The Peninsula Club – Lake Norman, NC}

I can’t wait to share this beauty with you! When Steven and I went to do their engagement shoot, we went to Matt’s dad’s farm. We rode four wheeler’s and played in the woods. I knew these were my people.

Their wedding day arrived and it was nothing short of perfect. There were so many times I had to just put my camera down and dance!

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To say this crowd had ridiculous personality would be an understatement.

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A pretty epic cake cutting! P.S. payback….

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Some of my favorite S+H Brides!

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It was a good time! We loved every minute of it!

xo.

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Alena Arden Barnett - You captured the event so perfectly. You are awesome. Mother of the bride.

Shawn Jones - Gorgeous couple! Gorgeous wedding! Amazing pictures! Thank you so very much! Y’all were wonderful! 💖💖 Mother of the groom

mandie + drew {maternity session}

Last week, I showed you my best friend, Mandie’s baby shower. Several weeks before the shower took place, I photographed Mandie in all her pregnancy essence. Mandie looked stunning pregnant, she carried it so well.

We decided to take the pictures at her old condo complex. This was incredibly special because, I photographed her and Drew’s engagement pictures there 6 years ago as my VERY FIRST engagement session! They were totally willing to be my test dummies and if it weren’t for them, I douby very seriously I would be a photographer today. They not only trusted me but believed in me and encouraged me. I am forever grateful.

I think a lot of people forget or don’t think we capture lifestyle images…families, seniors, etc. P.S. we do, all the time and we LOVE it.

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xo,

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Nicole Van Every Bobb - BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Heather Goodall Bryson - Stunning.

my best friends baby shower {personal}

This past summer my mom and I threw my best friend a sweet baby shower. It was so much fun playing planner. I got to take all my pinterest ideas and turn them into life 🙂 I thought I would share a sweet sneak peek into this special day. I totally am in awe of wedding planners and all they do. I couldn’t do it!! I enjoy planning for little events and I have a great attention to detail but it takes so much more to be a planner! Kudos to you people for sure 🙂

mandieOne of my best friends Bonnie, took on the task of making this gorgeous cake! I was so impressed! I showed her the shower invitation and told her my vision. She hesitantly said yes. I don’t think it could have turned out any better…not to mention it was incredibly delicious!
mandiemandieI rented the linens and the beautiful place settings from Party Reflections. Deddie from Springvine Design did all the florals. I wanted something very soft and organic and she brought my vision to life!mandiemandieI got crazy crafty and made all the little banners and place settings….mandieEarlier that month, I did a maternity session for Mandie and I framed a lot of the pictures to display on the tables.mandiemandieThis is my sweet momma and I.mandieInstead of a traditional corsage, I had Deedie make one of her famous flower crowns. mandiemandiemandiemandiemandiemandieI made baby Gracie a quilt and a basket full of burp cloths and bibs.mandiemandiemandiemandieWe had so much fun celebrating my best friend and that sweet baby Gracie.

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Michelle Corcoran - The most gorgeous shower I have ever attended! It was stunning!

Laura {maternity}

Nothing is as sweet as expecting your first baby! Those moments still are so vivid in my mind and I miss those days. Documenting this special time is so special. Especially when it is a former bride.

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