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heidie & jacob {e-session | mooresville, nc}

This past weekend we got to shoot the first wedding of our 2013 season! Not only was it our first wedding of the season but there were two MAJOR bonus points for it…. 1. It was in Savannah, GA (gorgeous) and 2. This couple rocks our socks off!!!

This past fall we headed out to the rock quarry and got some gorgeous pictures at their engagement session….

Enjoy these until we can share some of their amazing wedding pictures! We can hardly wait to share….

yep, this is Heidie….I love it and her awesome personality!!this sky was just a little bit gorgeous, right?!?

xo,

Erin Mancha - Gorgeous!!! Love these! Makes me so happy for you both!

Heidie Gorgas - And we love you!

Heidie Gorgas - Hee hee! Thank you, Leah!

Leah Schneider-Geerts - These are all gorgeous! You guys are like “that” picture perfect couple that is in frame when you buy it!!! Your love shines through on every photo!! Congratulations Mr and Mrs Canter!!

Jamie Howard Pursley - That rock is very special! :) gorgeous, love them!!!!

Heidie Gorgas - Thanks Lucy! (and Steven) We love you guys!

Brandi Crandall Gayle - Gorgeous pics….gorgeous couple. I love the Canter’s! ;)

heather & ken {baby bump}

I am so excited to share Heather’s maternity portraits. Heather and I not only work together on a regular basis through their wedding planning company, Carolina Wedding Design but she has also become a really close friend. We feel so blessed to be friends with Heather and her husband Ken.

Knowing their journey to pregnancy is not only inspirational but a true sign that if you don’t give up it will happen and you must always have faith! They had struggled with becoming pregnant since Ken had his first battle with cancer. 4 years later with lots of prayers….here she is..one of the most beautiful and radiant pregnant woman I have ever seen! 6 months into their pregnancy, Ken faced yet another battle with a completely different cancer. The amount of obstacles they had to face is unreal. It was so hard to see your friends go through that much pain but in the end, he came out victorious and a survivor!

Kiser (their amazing little nugget) has already made his appearance in the world and is too cute for words! We will be sharing Heather’s birth and newborn pictures of Kiser soon….in the meantime, enjoy this beautiful couple!

Thanks to Lindsay Regan Thorne for Heather’s hair & makeup!

i love this picture so much, Heather is beyond gorgeous!

The entire shoot Ken had me (and Heather) laughing hysterically with his OCD antics:)

xo,

Bill Green - Awesome.

Callie - Love, love, love this shoot. The light coming through the fall leaves creates gorgeous photos!

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!!

xo

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

xo,

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 :)

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