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amanda & cory {wedding | charlotte,nc}

Hello again friends. Blogging two days in a row, I feel like I should immediately drive myself to Starbucks and be rewarded with a Pumpkin Spice Latte….can I get an AMEN?!

We are on the tail end of our super busy season, FALL! Everyone thinks May is the busiest month for weddings but honestly, September and October are the two months that book the fastest for us. They are also two of my favorite months to photograph in because it is so pretty outside with the leaves changing and the cooler weather….and you can wear boots…boots are always good!

With that being said, we have SO many amazing weddings to catch you up on! So today, lets start with Amanda & Cory’s fantastic shindig several weeks ago in uptown Charlotte at the Ritz.

I love the timeline that Amanda made, she even out our picture on there:)so awesome!

Cory’s wedding presentfirst look time.Amanda’s sorority sisters did a traditional song and dance for the bride:)LeVar from Split Second Soundwhat about the bullet booth….woot woot….

um, SO MUCH FUN!!!! We had the best time with you two and Katrina you were amazing once again planning all the fab details!

{vendor love}
event planner | katrina hutchins of come together events
hair & makeup | lindsey regan thorne of be pretty
brides gown | hayden olivia
flowers | lily’s greenthumb
linens & rentals | party reflections
venue | the urban garden at the ritz carlton
paper, programs, signs | debra hall of olive paper
dj | levar of split second sound


Laura - These are gorgeous!!! And hilarious…particularly the ones toward the end, anyway. :) Love them! Beautiful wedding, beautiful photos!

Jeff Masters - yassss weddingz pretty bride I do

Jeffrey Masters - omg Mandy

Katrina Hutchins (Come+Together Events) - well done you two :) love this sweet couple xoxo

Amanda - OMG!!! The pics are amazing! You guys rock!

amanda {bridals | the duke mansion}

One of our favorite little spots in charlotte to take portraits is the historic Duke Mansion. After hearing about Amanda’s fabulous dress from Hayden Olivia, we knew this was the perfect place! Amanda is beautiful and elegant but hysterical and so much fun!!! And tomorrow, we get to share Amanda & Cory’s amazing wedding!! YAY…so enjoy her gorgeous bridals today….
{hair & makeup by the ever so fab, Lindsey Regan Thorne of Be Pretty}

only a smitten & hooked bride would be so cool to mimic and act out all the statues we saw along the way yep, another:)happy tuesday friends! hope your day is ridiculously amazing!!


Amanda - Is it bad that my favs are with the Duke Mansion statues! Haha…just them all! Hope Cory is ready to see pictures of me all over the house! That’s not vain is it?

But seriously, you guys are amazing! Thanks for taking such amazing pics!

Kerri Reel Crutchfield - that dress. that bride. your pics. stop it right now. :)

IDoWeDo - Gorgeous photos. Very editorial. Loved them. <3

christine + eli {backyard wedding | gastonia, nc}

Hello friends. I have missed you! Life has been so busy that I put blogging on the back burner. But, I am back:)

Today we get to blog an outdoor wedding! This yard was so amazing and made me want large open spaces to run around. It was such a perfect place for Christine & Eli’s wedding!  This home belongs to Christine’s aunt & uncle and they were so awesome to let them use it for their special day. It ended up raining cats & dogs but that didn’t stop the party, that’s for sure:)

cutest little flower girls!behind the scenes/in your face picture:)thanks Hayley for working with us crazy fools and being so awesome!!

Cheers to an amazing and fun time, rain or shine!!!

{fabulous vendors}
invitations and all things pretty | Debra Hall of Olive Paper
bride’s dress | Hayden Olivia
dj | jd of split second sound
cake | Nancy Lemke
catering | Melodie McAbee of One Catering
officiant | Pastor Matthew Kuiken
ceremony musicians | Turner & Courtney Vaughn
flowers | Sunflowers by Susan
lighting design | Creative Solutions
hair & makeup |  Danielle Maxwell & Nicole Palarino of Rynnse Hair Design
venue | private home in Gastonia, NC
second shooter/assistant | Hayley Watson of Hayley Juliet Photography



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sneak peek from this weekend

Lots of awesome things happened this past weekend!! We will be blogging everything soon but guess what, here is your official sneak peek!!

lifestyle session with a sweet little nugget, marlo {p.s. our new assistant..haha}

a super sweet engagement session with Katrina & Steven, one of our 2014 couples

amanda’s gorgeous bridals at the duke mansiontotally one of our rockstar brides when we can all do goofy stuff and have an awesome time!!

christine & eli’s gorgeous rainy day backyard wedding

amanda & cory’s gorgeous ritz carlton wedding!

and to top it all off, mary & andrew’s beautiful lake lure wedding!

how about that awesomeness? yea, its been a busy and fun fall so far….bring it on, we LOVE it!!! More blog posts to come on each of these sessions!

Do you know what day it is????? HUMP DAY!!!

Sorry couldn’t resist. Best marketing ever Geico, well played.


Terri Herman - Oh! These are just lovely!

jenn - oh, that sweet sweet marlo!!!

published on every last detail blog

happy monday friends! i loved waking up this morning to see Caroline & Chris’ wedding published on Every Last Detail Blog! Their wedding a couple months ago was amazing and we loved everything about it! Not to mention we were working with a handful of our favorite vendors! Click on the link below to head on over to their blog to check it out and leave some sweet lovin’!

hope your Monday is fab, ours just got a lot better:)Thanks Lauren for the publication!



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