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Charlotte wedding photographers {Meredith bridal portraits with horse)

Meredith has been around horses her entire life. Her parents raised Friesan horses on their farm in Lake Wylie, SC, up until the past year.  We did a quick bridal portrait session at their farm with Meredith’s prized stallion, Quixote, before they sold the farm.

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Charlotte engagement portrait session {Angie and Chris}

Angie and Chris had an elegant, rainy day wedding at Ritz Carlton, uptown Charlotte, NC.  A few weeks before, we got together for a quick engagement session near their home in Fourth Ward.

I love how engagement portrait sessions let you get to know a little bit more about a couple and how they behave in front of the camera-Chris was a tiny bit camera shy at first, but he was a pro by the wedding day. ;)

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Bride fashion editorial at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens is one of my very favorite local wedding venues. I adore photographing on the grounds there, and recently did a little wedding gown fashion editorial for my studio magazine.

Big thanks to Sissy Duncan (Simply Beautiful Artistry by Sissy Duncan) for the wonderful hair and makeup, and Poffie Girls and Ladies of Lineage allowing us to use their gorgeous wedding dresses!

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Destination wedding photographer {Point Reyes, California engagement session}

Last October, I headed out of town with my photographer friend Julia to take a photography workshop (Every Wedding is an Adventure). Julia had been in contact with a lovely couple from around San Francisco, and set up an engagement session with them at one of the coolest places I’ve seen-Point Reyes National Park.  The fog there added great atmosphere to the images.  I can’t wait to go back!

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Charlotte engagement portrait session {Meredith and William}

Meredith and William-I love these guys. Several years ago, I also photographed Meredith sisters’ wedding. It was a gorgeous, lakeside affair in her family’s backyard-casual and fun.  I know this family knows how to throw a party! ;)

Meredith loves horses, and has her own beautiful stallion (Quixote).  It was only natural for her to have her engagement portraits with William at another family property, a horse farm near Chester, SC.

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I love the mountains of NC, so of course I was thrilled to photograph Lindsey and Jacob’s military wedding at Chetola Resort, in Blowing Rock, NC.

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One of the highlights of the night was a total surprise to everyone at the wedding-  Jacob’s brother worked with the bride Lindsey to hand off her bouquet instead of throwing it-and proposed to his girlfriend there in front of everyone!

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Vanlandingham wedding inspiration (peach and mint)

A while back, Marsha from The Event Host asked for help putting together a quick vintage inspiration shoot at Vanlandingham Estate in Charlotte.  In just a very short period of time, Marsha transformed the venue with a beautiful ceremony and reception setup.

Lighting: Scott Brown Media Group

Rentals: Party ReflectionsFloral Design: P. A. Reavis DesignsCake: WOW Factor Cakes – Amy Craparo

Props: The Event Host

Dresses: Kim Pixton Design: Kim Pixton

Formal Wear: The Tux Shop Lasiandras Murphy

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Duke Mansion and Queen’s College wedding / Lila and Jesse

Every once in a while, you meet that couple that just blows you away with awesomeness.  Lila and Jesse were like that. Super laid back, but knew how to throw a heck of a party. Just super amazing friends and family, who made you feel like one of them. Lila was one of the nicest, most chill brides- she didn’t let anything, event the rain that threatened her outdoor ceremony moments beforehand, get to her. Jesse is an instantly likable guy, with a big family full of fun and laughter. Together, they make a super amazing couple I consider myself lucky to have been able to work with.

Their wedding day began in the circular garden outside Avondale Presbyterian Church.

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