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kim {bridals | charlotte, nc}

we can hardly wait to share Kim & Nimesh’s gorgeous uptown wedding however in the mean time we wanted to share her gorgeous bridals. we also shot her bridals uptown which is totally her vibe. i love shooting in our city and always finding something new and exciting. every time we shoot uptown we discover new architecture we love. kim is beautiful and i swear she could be amy adams double!

There was a Checkers game uptown and we just happened to run into Chubby and some of his friends:)

so, this is one of my new favorites….

Stay tuned so we can share their gorgeous wedding later this week friends!

xo
Lucy & Steven

best day ever…..

Today is one of the best days ever. Our new website & blog is making its debut and we were published on my very favorite wedding blog…BAM.

We teamed up with designer Meg Long to create a website that eat, breathed and slept our brand. I love it so much, she hit the nail on the head with this design! I am so proud you get to all see it today!! So go NOW to the site and check it out LIVE! www.smittenandhooked.com

Later tomorrow we will blog and tell you all about the styled shoot we did that got published by out very favorite wedding blog, Rock N Roll Bride! To see the post, click on the pic below! We couldn’t be happier!!!

xoxo,

amanda & jimmy {e-session | charlotte}

I don’t even have words to tell you how awesome this couple is! Last year when Amanda, Jimmy & I chatted on the phone about their wedding I knew we couldn’t wait to work with them and hang out! Amanda is hilarious, tall and beautiful, you can’t help but notice when she walks in a room. Jimmy is an insanely talented drummer for SOS Stereo (an awesome band) that we got to hear one night out at Amos’.

While shooting their engagement session everything was going great! We decided to go to the Visualite theatre since Jimmy and his band has played there before. While inside some dummy broke in our car and stole our wallets and phones. boo. We came back outside to go to another location to find our new car window smashed on the ground in pieces and our stuff gone. I felt terrible because we were right in the middle of this rad shoot. They were more concerned about the car. On top of that, 2 days later in the mail, they sent us the sweetest card and gift card. Who does that?!? They are the most considerate and sincere people.

A couple weeks later we headed back out to wrap up their engagement shoot without the drama:)It was great because we got even more looks and got to spend more time with this amazing couple! Their wedding is in a couple weeks and we couldn’t be more excited!xoxo,

Lucy & Steven

 

maggie & tom {i do | charlotte, nc}

Maggie & Tom tied the knot a couple weeks ago in a intimate and romantic wedding uptown Charlotte. They met at Dean & Deluca when Maggie went to grab something and her mother saw Tom eating alone she chatted him up. When Maggie came back to the table, to her surprise she was sitting with Tom and they were eating Maggie’s chocolate covered nuts she just purchased. I can only imagine what Maggie’s face looked like to see a stranger with his hands in her food. ha. This story is hilarious because if you have ever met Maggie’s mom, you will understand that she has never met a stranger and she says EXACTLY what she is thinking.

I love Maggie and Tom together, they balance each other out and are completely content and happy as long as they are together hand in hand. You just couldn’t ask for a sweeter more genuine couple.

Here is their story,

the moment Maggie’s brother walked in the room and Maggie’s mother tried to hook Kymm the makeup artist up to ride on his Harley…hahaSo I might be a little obsessed with these Valentino beauties….Maggie did a first look with her dad.Maggie and her beautiful niece’sMaggie and Tom opted to chat but not see each other that day prior to the ceremonyTom’s beautiful daughter….As soon as they headed out they saw Nancy, their fabulous wedding planner and couldn’t wait to give her a big hug!!Some details from The Charlotte City Club…the detail on this cake was incredible!The sunset was gorgeous that night and the City Club has the perfect view over Charlotte to see it all!

Cheers to you Maggie & Tom! We couldn’t have felt more honored to document your amazing day! Not only were you two amazing but your vendors were all awesome and had everything come together perfectly!

{vendor love}

planner | Nancy & Salim of I do Wedding Consulting
hair & makeup | Kymm & Jessica of Who’s the Fairest
church | St Peter’s Episcopal
string quartet | Queen City Ensemble
reception | Charlotte City Club
flowers | Elizabeth House of Flowers
cake | Kathy Allen Cakes
band | Skate Rink Juke Box

xo,
Lucy & Steven

Keith Gardner - Beautiful Wedding and even a better Lawyer and Friend..

Jeff and Bunnie Todd - The most beautiful wedding and couple ever! Thanks for letting us share in your bliss!

Darice K Pacak - I am soooooo happy for you! The pictures are amazing!

Brittney Shankle - I love these pictures! So many special moments captured. This is what life should be about… An undeniable love that is celebrated with those who are the most special in your lives. These pictures say a thousand words, but pure love and happiness are clearly portrayed.

sneak peek….

I feel like I haven’t blogged that much. I feel that way I guess because I haven’t.

The past two weeks we have had 2-3 shoots a day and a wedding on the weekends. It’s wedding season. Welcome. haha.

We have been shooting some pretty amazing stuff lately. Some I can show and some that will be published in May so I can’t quite show yet. The stuff we can show we thought we would give a little sneak peek into.

We have also been working with an AMAZING web designer out of LA for our new website and blog design. We are so excited about launching that sometime next week. Our site is EXACTLY what we have been looking for and we couldn’t be happier with how it all came out. We cannot wait to share its fabulousness with you!

In the mean time….we will be shooting but we will share what our past 2 weeks have looked like….

these twins are 98…cutest old ladies ever. we will tell you more about their story when Callie & Justin’s e-session hit the blog

Callie & Justin | e-session | Chapel Hill, NCHannah & Dalton | e-session | NoDa

Kim | bridals | uptown Charlotte

Maria & Chris | e-session | Lincolnton, NC

Marice & Robbie | e-session | Charlotte, NC

Baby Trenton | newborn

Baby Haven | newborn

Kim & Nimesh | wedding | Mint Museum Uptown

Maggie & Tom | wedding | City Club

The Kasuganti’s | family

So much more to share soon! Hope you are having a fabulous week friends!!

xo,

Priscilla Kylee Erwin - Best “First Look” picture ever! I can’t wait to see all of them!

Lucy Parker Randall - Dana I just finished editing them all and we LOVE them :) Cannot wait to share them all!!! xoxoxo

Dana A Rhyne - I can not wait to see all of the pictures of Hannah and Dalton. So, so excited. (Dalton’s Mom)

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