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Christine & Eli {e-session}

Christine and Eli are getting married this coming September and we couldn’t be more excited to be working with these two!! We had so much fun at their engagement session heading all around our studio and then uptown to finish off the shoot!

We loved this super fun and bright colored e-session and we can’t wait to celebrate their fab wedding later this year!!


ghana {video}

Just a 5 minute video I put together about Ghana and Community Water Solutions with images from my recent trip. I will be posting more images from my trip soon…


Kirk Matthews - Wow! This brings back memories (I ran two companies in the 90s that did this same kind of work). It is tough, demanding work, LOTS of travel … coordinating efforts with the UN Development Programme, the US AID office, the UN High Commission for Refugees,the World Bank, investors, etc … with the many communities that deal with the problems of poor water and sanitation every day of their lives. I commend and applaud your sister-in-law for her hard work, determination and her ability to make a significant change in the lives of so many people. They will NEVER forget her selflessness … and she will hold those memories in her heart for the rest of her life.

Most people in the US have NO idea what life is like for nearly half of the rest of the world. Many folks want us to cut off all funding to developing countries. I’m glad your sister thinks differently and I’m glad that you are sharing her work with your FB friends. Thank you.

Kelley Ireland Parker - Amazing pictures from my sister in law’s trip to Ghana with Clean Water Solutions. Really puts things back into perspective….feeling unfortunate? Watch this!

Colleen Clopeck - Love this! Such beautiful pictures!

Denise M Beaty - What an awesome endeavor!! Thank you to all involved in CWS!!! Very moving…beautiful photography done with a “heart” for people!!!!

Angela Van Every Johnston - So touching. Love how you captured the emotion with each image.

Patty Iafolla - FANTASTIC! Your video is inspirational as is the work that CWS does!

Anne Derrick - Dear Lucy, Oh my gosh – this is so beautiful, it made me verklempt! Being able to memorialize the great work that these young people are doing on the other side of the world, making life a little bit better for all of those beautiful faces. Thank you for sharing!

jordan {bridals}

We shared Jordan & Michael’s gorgeous wedding on the blog yesterday and now we get to share her beautiful bridal portraits! We headed to the Duke Mansion to capture her portraits!

Hair & Makeup by the fabulous, Lindsey Regan Thorne of Be Pretty


Pamela Craig - These pictures are beautiful, every detail on Jordan was perfect. Pretties bride I have seen in a long time. pictures should and could be in a magazine!
Photo taker done a wonderful job!

Katrina Lynn Hutchins - pretty :)

happy birthday hottie…

today is hottie hubby’s birthday.

I am so thankful for the hunk of a man that is my husband and baby daddy!

I thought I would share some pictures we did a bit ago with one of our favorite fab photogs, Cheyenne of The Schultz. When I look at these pictures I get all giddy inside just thinking about how much I love this man…

Happy birthday to my soul mate, life wouldn’t be complete without you!

Thanks Cheyenne for the beautiful pictures:)


Angela Van Every Johnston - I never get tired of seeing those looks you give each other, so much love going on between you guys!

Cheyenne Schultz - As mentioned on instagram, this was one of my favorite sessions to shoot…ever. Happy birthday!!! Hope you all are doing great. :)

jordan & michael {i do | charlotte, nc wedding}

Jordan and Michael had a beautiful wintery wedding at the end of December at the Westin hotel uptown Charlotte. It was gorgeous. She kept it simple and elegant with black bridesmaids dresses and simple decor. We couldn’t wait to share their gorgeous day!!

I loved the handmade bouquet Jordan carried; it seriously probably weighed 25 pounds:)shoes, shoes and more shoes. Jordan had 3 fabulous pair so I had to take pictures of them all and enjoyed every second of it!

Jordan’s dress was one of a kind. So totally unique only she could have pulled something off so fabulous!Her mom has an identical twin sister, they are so awesome. I kept mistaking them for one another the whole night!Izzy, her yorkie was the flowergirla sweet first look with her daddyJordan and Michael opted not to do a first look however they wanted to meet, not see each other to pray before their ceremony began.Jordan’s sweet little nephew.How fabulous is this wedding cake? So different and fun!We got to sneak away after the first dance to do some romantic shots just with Jordan & Michael.Jordan & Michael broke out in The Wobble and invited everyone to the dance floor!This is Michael’s baby, his green Mustang all ready for the exitokay, so the car didn’t cooperate however when you have a whole Nascar team there, what else is there to do other than try to fix it?! It is so funny to see all the guys grabbing wrenches jumping under the car to fix it and Jordan just stood by and laughed!

Your wedding day was amazing and we were so happy to share it with you guys!!! We can’t wait to hear all about your honeymoon in St. Lucia!

{vendor love}
Bridal Gown | Anjolique Bridal in Huntersville, NC
Gown Designer | Ian Stuart
Cake | WOW Factor Cakes
Caterer & Location of wedding | The Westin
Officiant | Bob Dyer
DJ | Split Second Sound
Invitations | Red Stone Press
Flowers | The Place for Flowers
Hair & Makeup | A Salon on 8
Groom’s wardrobe | Jos A Banks
Linens & Decorations | The Linen Loft out of Concord, NC


M Cierra Greeney - Beautiful pictures and congrats again to the loving couple.

Donna Kent - Donna, that is one aweson dress,cake and puppy! Im sure you had a ball!!!!!!!

Donna Dallaire Richeson - Beautiful Pictures! Had such a wonderful time! xoxo

Diane Dallaire Bodine - What a wonderful evening, such a beautiful wedding! xoxo

Pamela Craig - Still a very Blessed and Lucky Man!

Angela Van Every Johnston - amazing images! what a fun wedding and couple! Good job my dear!

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