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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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Tonya & Bryan {wedding | part 2)

Yay, thanks for coming back! I can’t wait any longer, so lets dive right into these details!

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Tonya & Bryan {wedding | part 1)

I am excited to share Tonya & Bryan’s big wedding day with you! And when I mean big, I mean BIG! This was one of the largest weddings we have ever shot and it was thrilling!

The best part wasn’t all the details and fun people, although it was really fun…the best part was knowing and working with Tonya & Bryan! Getting to know these two made my heart happy. Two of the most sincere and genuine people I have ever met. If Tonya knows I am having a hard day, she sends me positive words and Bible verses. I couldn’t think of a sweeter soul.

When they planned this wedding, there wasn’t one detail that was overlooked. I love that they hired the best vendors in Charlotte to handle their day! Bryan is a very well known guy in our industry with promotional stuff (Paschal Promotions) so we really felt flattered and honored to have been chosen to shoot their epic wedding!

We are going to break it up in two parts because there is SO much to share!

Here is the list of the amazing vendors we worked with!

planner + designer | Carla Eustache of Style Perfect Events
designer | Helen Apple with Sterling Events
flowers | From This Day Forward
hair & makeup | Lindsey Regan Thorne of Be Pretty
videographer | Alan of Crown Alley Films
caterer | La Tea Da’s
rentals | Party Reflections
lighting | Eye Dialogue
cake | Cake Makin’ Sisters
band | Sol Fusion
graphic design + invites + paper | Olive Paper

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