Bit of Hope Ranch in Gastonia, NC provides equine therapy to at-risk children in the Gaston county area. They have a great facility with a beautiful pond and sweet horses. They have recently opened up their facility to events and weddings, and asked me to come out and do some photographs of a possible wedding set up, and Tracy from Aisle Do Events and Deedie from Springvine Design did a wonderful job putting together a soft pink and gray modern set up in the reception area at the ranch. Queen Bee Bakery created the fun chevron cake for the shoot.
My newest little guy was born December 3, 2013! Little Harrison was 21.5 inches, and 8 pounds, 13.3 ounces (so I guess not so little!). I have taken the past 7 weeks to spend lots of quality time with him and his brother, so I took a work/blog hiatus. Now that I’m back to blogging, I just realized I haven’t shared any photos of him!
Haley and Josh we married at a new wedding venue – Separk Mansion in Gastonia, NC-in fact, they were the first couple to be married there ever! They had a gorgeous rustic wedding theme with burlap, wildflowers, tree rings and touches of cotton.
If you follow my blog, you may remember Ashleigh and Shane. I’ve photographed quite a few important moments in their life, and I couldn’t feel more honored to have been there for one of the biggest-the birth of their first son, Harrison.
This past summer, I got to work with a super fun, extremely talented wedding vendors for a colorful, fun, carnival themed wedding inspiration shoot. From the colorful yellow dress to the cupcake truck, this carnival inspiration was nothing but a good time!
Though I’m still on maternity leave myself, something popped up in my facebook newsfeed today that inspired me to pick up my laptop and write a quick blog post– a super sweet, ridiculously adorable couple was headed to the hospital to welcome their son into the world! It made me realize I hadn’t posted their maternity session yet, so I’m posting it today!
I adored getting to meet and photograph sweet newborn baby A! She was such a sweet little snuggler, and her parents were amazing! I also loved her adorable nautical themed nursery-sooo ridiculously cute!
I’m so excited to finally be able to share Haley’s beautiful bridal portraits taken in downtown Belmont, NC! Her wedding at Separk Mansion in Gastonia, NC was gorgeous and I can’t wait to be able to post those, too…
Ivey and Randy had a gorgeous wedding at the Hammond-Preston House in Anderson, SC this weekend, so I can finally share her beautiful bridal portraits! Ivey was a ridiculously lovely bride. Congratulations to the newlyweds!
I was beyond thrilled when I heard from Charlotte Wedding magazine, asking if I’d like to shoot their fall fashion spread. Me? Photograph gorgeous wedding gowns and jewelry in the super cool McColl Center for Visual Art??? Hmmm…lemme think…YES!
Our day began around 6 am with beautification of our already gorgeous bridal model, and me oohing and ahhing over the rack of gorgeous bridal gowns collected from the fantastic bridal salons in and around Charlotte. (there may have been a little planning to talk my husband into marrying me again so I could get a new wedding gown going on too…)
Oh, my goodness, what a little sweetheart little Miss Henderson was to snuggle! She was 8 days old when I got to visit her for her very first portrait session! She really wanted to stay awake and see what was going on, but we finally got her sleepy and took some oh-so-sweet photos of her.
Congratulations to the proud parents!
Katrina and Taaq came from New York City to celebrate their wedding day at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont, NC. Raleigh natives, Katrina and Taaq met while attending UNC Chapel Hill before moving to NYC. They came back south to celebrate with the many friends and family that still live in this area, but drew a crowd to their wedding from all over the Eastern seaboard.
Katrina and Taaq came all the way from New York City to have their wedding day at the gorgeous Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens in Belmont, NC. Raleigh, NC natives, Katrina and Taaq met while attending UNC Chapel Hill. Katrina moved to NYC, and Taaq followed to be close to the love of his life! They came back to NC to celebrate their wedding with their friends and family who still live locally in the Charlotte and Raleigh areas, but drew guests from all up and down the Eastern seaboard.
Jessica from All Made Up and I worked with a great after school group of ladies at a local high school to give them a mini makeover and senior portrait photo session. All these girls were so sweet and fun to work with!
Baby D was only 7 days new when I got to meet him for his very first portrait session with CFP intern English. He was a sweet, snuggly little newborn baby boy and such a great little snuggler!
Verna from Delicacies by Verna treated me and my husband to something special– a date night! She came over to our house and created a lovely dinner for us to sit back, relax and enjoy…something that is sometimes tough to do while pregnant and with a two year old rambunctious little boy! Thanks so much Verna!
My babysitter is going to be a senior this year! She does so much for us; and Jackson loves her so very much, of course I had to do her senior portraits before she started back to school next week. She is so smart, and loves to read, so I thought the library would be a great place to start her portrait session.
Emily is one of my babysitter’s best friends. Though I don’t typically do senior portraits (I mostly photograph weddings and newborns), of course I had to do a session for Lexia, and invited Emily to come along as well. They both start their senior year this week!
Brandalyn and Charles were married at an old family home, Connors Twelve Oaks, with a gorgeous peacock theme in all details of the wedding day. (I especially love her rhinestone shoes!)
Mercedes and Curtis wanted to do their engagement session uptown Charlotte with a little skyline view. They’re getting married in May 2014!
Nikki and Ben were married in the beautiful new Brakefield at Riverwalk wedding venue in Rock Hill, SC. It was another rainy day (it rained for Nikki’s bridal portraits as well), but neither of them ever stopped smiling all day-they were soooo much fun to be around! Oh, and I love the bridesmaid’s patterned dresses-so fun!
Shannon from Queen City Catering asked me to come out and take some detail shots for a super cool dairy farm wedding Queen City was catering near Clover, SC. This wedding was so full of sweet little details and wildflowers, including a huge deck specially built for the wedding reception by the bride’s family.
I recently spoke with Julie Haack of Donald Haack Diamonds in Charlotte about engagement rings. An engagement ring is a purchase you’ll treasure forever, so of course you want to get as much information as possible before making that very important decision. While visiting, I snapped a few photographs of some of my favorite diamond engagement rings in their inventory…I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
Erica and Jesse met in Atlanta in their junior year of college, and have been inseparable ever since. They celebrated their love for each other with a beautiful beach wedding in lovely Wilmington, NC.