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tyra & craig {wedding | hickory, nc}

Tyra and Craig tied the knot. It was a perfect summer day and believe it or not, it didn’t rain and it wasn’t blazing hot! Tyra has a beautiful daughter who was a huge part of their wedding day! I loved watching them become an official family. Here is their story.

i always love the groom portraits that Steven captures….this is Tyra’s gorgeous daughter…they look so much alike one of Craig’s sister’s couldn’t make it the wedding from Michigan because she was getting ready to have a baby any minute! However, she saw the whole ceremony via facetime….aw for the love of technology!i love their custom isle runner.i LOVED their reaction to seeing the ballroom for the first time!!the fab band for the evening,now this is a cake cutting….
it was time to sneak them out of the reception for some romantic shots using some fun lighting tricks

time to boogie.bustling the dress is always a lot harder than it appears:)some bullet{booth} crazies!! to check out the rest of the fun bullet{booth} images, click HERE

tyra and craig (and Gia) we wish you the very best and it was so fun documenting such an awesome day!!

{vendor love}
hair & makeup | tricia west
venue & catering | Rock Barn Golf and Spa
band | the extraordinaires
cake | WOW factor cakes
flowers | a place for flowers
second shooter | chris kale










Jeni - Wow! Love the sweet moments and gorgeous couples shots!! Looks like it was a lot of fun at the reception too! Great job Lucy! Congrats Tyra and Craig!

Critsey Rowe - What a fun wedding! Love the romantics at night. Beautiful!

April Warren - What an awesome wedding! I wish Tyra, Craig and Gia the happiest life ever as they deserve it! And they couldn’t have chosen a more awesome set of photographer’s than Smitten & Hooked, aka Lucy and Steven! They have beautiful pictures for memories which will last a lifetime! You guys are the best!!! Love to all!

Sarah Bolynn - Aww! I took dance lessons with Tyra (and Fallon) for years and I didn’t know she was getting married. The pictures are perfect! What a fun day! Congrats Tyra and Craig and awesome job Smitten & Hooked!!

lilly & ellie yearly portraits {personal}

This is one of my favorite sessions that I have ever photographed. Yes, I may be biased because these are our little nuggets but still I love everything about the session. Photographing our own children can be really challenging, so it isn’t something we do all the time. Every year around Lilly’s birthday we try to do a special shoot with them just documenting their personality and changes they hade made year to year. These pictures are priceless, watching them grow up and having these pictures to document it all along the way.

This year, I wanted to use film. I wanted a very simple organic and nature-esque look. I wanted simple white dresses that didn’t match and head pieces made out of flowers with bare feet. Deedie of Springvine Design and I collaborated to make the flower crowns and they turned out so beautiful, she is so amazing and talented! I took Lilly to my friend Kerri’s farm. Kerri is an awesome photographer, friend and has this amazing venue that we love to utilize. Steven brought Ellie about an hour later so we could just initially focus on her. He also brought along another photog friend of ours, Hayley Watson. She is awesome and even got some great shots of our girls too! When our girls get together things just get crazy:)haha. How my mom managed 5 kids all within 10 years apart I have NO idea…that thought is pretty overwhelming! haha

Here are our two little amazing girls, now 8 & 5.5


she has the brightest blue eyes ever!here are some awesome images our friend Hayley got that day too.. thanks for sharing Hayley xoxo,

Shelly LaBroad Snipes - Beautiful pics! Beautiful girls! Gorgeous eyes 😉

Monica Reid - Love you and these little ladies, beautiful work

Joy Davis - Beautiful beautiful!!! Oh how precious these images are….

Holeigh Vincent - wow!! beautiful work & loved SO many of these!

Jennifer Lane - Words can’t express how precious these are and how much I love them!

Beth Clark Parker - Such wonderful pics!!!

Kelly Bailey Klaiber - Not sure who you are but these are the most beautiful pictures. such innocents. Reminds me of a simpler time. Great work.

Julie Phillips Staley - These are Mama’s treasures 😉

Lindsy Wagner - Love!

Donna Kale Vrla - Amazing! Beautiful sweet girls – great combinations of their parents!

Julia James Laible - So beautiful – the photography and especially the girls!

Bonnie Bradley - wow- those are gorgeous.

Deedie Springer - Gorgeous!!!!!!!

Amanda - Wow! Lucy these are GORGEOUS!

Candice Lanning - These are so beautiful Lucy & Stephen! Not only will you be glad for these… But your girls will cherish these as well… I’ll have to do this for my girls one day :-)

Hayley - I love you guys. Seriously, I do. Your girls are so special. I still have the Popsicle sticks that Lilly gave me in my purse :)

Megan Gielow - These are beautiful, Lucy! Love them :)

abby & trent | e-session nashville, tn

We have known Trent since we moved into our studio almost 2.5 years ago. Trent was 1/2 the duo that created our awesome branding, working with Kelly of K2Forma. We instantly became friends. Trent is just our kind of people. We met Abby shortly there after and not only is she amazing but she is uber patient…considering her and Trent have dated 10 years. ha. I used to joke with Trent all the time about getting married….then it happened, he popped the question! We couldn’t be more excited for these two and even more so because we get to document their awesome wedding in Nashville come October. {Even though we are sad they moved from Charlotte….}

We went to Nashville to shoot their engagement session several weeks back. We got the grand tour friends, it was great! We love Nashville, we actually celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary there and got our anchor tats there.

So…check out their engagement pics. It truly was the perfect day.

this is printer’s ally..where they very first met



callie & justin {engaged | chapel hill, nc}

when we met callie and justin it was like we had known them our entire life. callie has the most infectious smile and personality, she almost instantaneously makes you smile! we had such a great time in chapel hill shooting their engagement session! they showed us all around to the places they were engaged and hung out around Carolina’s campus. We can’t wait to head back to the beautiful city of Chapel Hill in October for their wedding!

this little house is adorable. famous for their garden, ran by twin sisters who are 98 years old! we stopped by to take pictures when we heard people singing happy birthday from the backyard….it was the twins 98th birthday!their flowers are INCREDIBLE!! Here are the super adorable twins. I really want to be just like them when I grow up…or even right now! They were so cool!!this is the exact park bench where they got engaged!Happy Thursday friends!!


Adele Sitaras Berchem - Love, love, love the pictures!

abby & greg {i do | huntersville, nc}

YAY, time to share another wedding! Abby and Greg got married just a couple weeks ago in Huntersville at Northstone Country Club. This couple is so fun and adorable….. here is their story

The jewelry that Abby wore that day belonged to Greg’s mom who passed away several years ago. It was so specialI absolutely love this moment between Abby & her dad. This was the moment he saw his baby in her wedding dress for the first time.Abby’s dad was keeping us all informed of the weather. The rain was rolling in but he kept a close eye on it for us 
I love seeing our bride’s faces when they see their reception all set up for the first time!

During group pictures it was raining and they had an awesome friend who held umbrella’s for them the whole time, cheers to good friends!

this is one of our personal favorites…one of our favorite things to do with our couples is right before sunset to take them out for some images with some awesome lighting!

time for the party friends!

It was so much fun photographing your awesome day Abby & Greg!!!

{fabulous vendors}

hair | Mark Little with MARK ALLEN Studio
makeup | Deanna Christine
flowers |  Boonville Flower & Decor
printing, invites, paper | Celebrate Like You
ceremony musicians | Charlotte Strings for Events
officiant | Robin Vann
ceremony, reception, caterer | Northstone Country Club
cake | D&F Catering
bride’s gown | Classic Bride & Formals
dj |  Neil with Split Second Sound
photobooth | Shutterbooth



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