I met Caitlin and Lacey this past winter over coffee and the more they talked about their wedding, the more I knew I HAD to photograph it. It was taking place at a gorgeous inn that was filled with character, and it was right next to Old Salem, where they wanted their couple photos taken. It was very clear that their families were the most important part about the day, which I love so, so much. You know it’s going to be a fun wedding when the people attending are a big focus. Both families welcomed me with open arms the night of the rehearsal dinner, and I felt like I was simply a guest because of it. Being able to watch their parents, specifically their dads, take part in and enjoy their wedding weekend was by far my favorite part, but being able to photograph twice the amount of details; dresses, bouquets, and jewelry, was a close second 🙂
Thanks so much for letting me be a part of your day, Caitlin and Lacey!
A huge shoutout to Melissa Butler Photography for helping me out with this wedding! Check her out here.
Venue: The Historic Brookstown Inn
Hair and Make Up: Amy Smith
Flowers: Imagine Flowers
DJ: First Call DJ and Karaoke
Cake: Delish Cakery
Event Planner: Jessica Hall
Decoration Rentals: Twice Loved Vintage
Videographer: Artistique Imagery
PS! – You HAVE to check out their short film by Artistique Imagery. It is so lovely. And so them.
GO HERE to see video!
Kristine and Jon met with me back in the Spring to plan for their 2016 wedding, but called me in August with the exciting news that they were pregnant. They decided to still have a reception in 2016, but to have an intimate ceremony with just family before September. I was so so happy that I was able to join them for it, so far, it’s one of my favorite weddings of the year! Following the ceremony, they did their gender reveal with balloons, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate a baby boy than with wedding cake and toasts. I had never been to 1812 Hitching Post before, but I instantly fell in love with it’s character. Every room was beautifully decorated, and the property outside is a photographer’s dream. Kristine and Jon are pretty much my dream couple, as well. They paid no attention to the camera while goofing around, making each other laugh and feel deeply loved. I can’t wait to document their reception in 2016, and meet their little boy!
I met the lovely Alicia during my senior year in college. We took digital photography together, then our last semester, took BA Seminar, the final push out of the door as an art major. I was ecstatic to hear that she was engaged, and even more excited when I got to meet the lucky guy, Ryan. I lovely spending time in Asheville with them, and got to see how they interact together, and how they laugh together, a lot. And that’s seriously the best. We got coffee and wandered downtown Asheville, then drove up to Craggy Pinnacle and hiked the trail to the incredible view of the mountains. We were able to watch a storm pass at sunset, and it gave us incredible light. I’m so in love with these images. And these people. Their wedding in April is going to be a fun one.
This wedding has a special place in my heart. I pulled up to Twickenham House on a foggy, cool morning, making the top of the mountain look magical. And the magic stayed for the entire day. Brenda, Zack, and their family stayed at this beautiful house for a week, preparing for the wedding with their own special details. They made the cake, the bouquets, even the bridesmaids dresses. Even the morning of their wedding day, Brenda gave her groom a haircut. It was such a personal day, and I loved capturing the love and excitement of everyone around. I honestly cannot tell you my favorite part of the day, but it may be a tie between the bride and groom shots at the cliffs, and the crazy hour of partying at the reception. Here are a few of the moments I loved the most out of the day! And a huge thank you to the amazing Amelia Fletcher for helping me capture the day. She is a rockstar.
I’m very excited to share these images of very lovely friends. Tyler and Brian are creators. Tyler is an incredible painter and interior designer, and Brian owns the beloved Summit Coffee in Davidson with his brother and father (which, if you know me, you know I’m there every. single. day.). In every part of their lives, this family creates with intention, whether it’s roasting coffee, working with the Davidson community, making a house into a home, and raising some pretty awesome kids…which is why I’m so happy with how this at-home session came out. It was an honor to help welcome 13 day old Silas into the world, to document the family as a whole, and to see little Bay take on her new role as big sister. I’m eager to see what adventures are in store for this family of four (Five including Huck! You can’t forget their sweet dog with a heart of gold).