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amanda & cory {e-session}

Hello friends! Happy hump day! Today we get to share Amanda & Cory’s engagement session! So fun! We are super excited about their wedding in September at the Ritz with Katrina from Come Together Events.
hair & makeup fabulousness by Lindsey Regan Thorne of Be Pretty

Hope your day is amazing friends! Stay tuned, we have lots more to be blogging, even our trip to the dude ranch in Montana from last week!


Tanja - This is an awesome series! :)

Dry Ink Designs - Love this shot around Charlotte.

Cheyenne Schultz - these are super fun, guys. :)

Katrina Hutchins (Come+Together Events) - So adorable–can not wait! xo

maria & chris {engaged}

We hand picked Maria & Chris to be our models for an inspiration shoot we did a little while back that was featured in Rock and Roll Bride. These two are pretty amazing people. Maria owns Knipt Salon in Charlotte and is super talented. She does Steven’s hair:)and Chris is an amazing tattoo artist at Ace Tattoo’s in Charlotte. We can’t wait to get some new ink from him soon…

Chris & Maria are not just models, but engaged and totally dig each other. We did a little engagement session with them before we started shooting the wedding part of the inspiration shoot…
hair & makeup | Lindsay Regan Thorne of Be Pretty


caroline {bridal portraits | charlotte}

Caroline’s beautiful bridal portraits we captured right before her wedding at Van Landingham.
hair & makeup | Kymm McLean
flowers | Lily’s Greenthumba favorite…I am so in love with this bouquet from Lily Greenthumb’sShe wanted to do something a little less formal and let her hair down to have some fun
Caroline has some of the most beautiful eyes I have ever seen!We cannot wait to share Caroline & Chris’ beautiful wedding day…coming soon!


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 :)

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