Jul 29, 2009

Chris + Casey

I don't have a lot of time to blog right now. As many of you know, my family and I are in the process of adopting a girl. We are THRILLED + BLESSED beyond belief that this wonderful young girl may soon be ours. As our steps toward adoption increase, I have been wanting to spend more + more time with our new hopefully-soon-to-be-daughter + our 4 other wonderful boys. But with that said, I did want to post a few more photos from last weekend's wedding. With all that is going on right now, this wedding post may be 'several small posts' instead.

Here are a few photos from Chris + Casey's wedding last weekend at the Fair Barn in Pinehurst... It was a BEAUTIFUL ceremony!

Casey + the girls...


Chris + the guys...








And here is my FABULOUS Company Photographer in action! She is photographing Chris + Casey's rings on the top of the lime + lemon. Oh, I LOVE this shot! Jodi Baker, you are WONDERFULLY AMAZING!

More photos coming in later posts.

Jul 26, 2009

Sneak Peek

Here is a quick little sneak peek of some wedding rings from a wedding I photographed yesterday. More photos of these rings (+ the two fabulous people that they now belong to) coming soon.

Jul 16, 2009

Brooke + Jason

There was nothing traditional about Brooke + Jason's wedding. Rather, it was filled with only what was truly important + meaningful to them, which I LOVED, because in everything that they did, they showed such great passion.

The ceremony took place at 8am, simply because Brooke's favorite time of day is morning. It was important to them that they wear what they loved... + I have to say, they have AMAZING taste! Their outfits were refreshingly FABULOUS! Her BEAUTIFUL blue shoes...

His hat + those FABULOUS pops of orange...

Brooke + Jason chose to see each other prior to the ceremony (which is FABULOUS for photos, by the way!). They wanted to start off their morning with just the two of them (along with their favorite photographer). Their meeting was SO INCREDIBLY SWEET + ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!



They then exchanged gifts that they had brought for one another. Brooke gave Jason a leather band for his wrist + Jason gave Brooke a leather bound journal, in which he had written the most sweetest love letter to her in the first several pages.

Their gifts, along with their rings...

Their alone time prior to the ceremony...







Jason + Brooke have been together for 9 years + have two wonderful children.

During the ceremony, I cried three times. Jason's love letter to Brooke was simply AMAZING! If I can, I'll get a copy of it to share with you on the BLOG.


Brooke + her mom...

The guests at the ceremony...






The guests headed over to Rhett's, in Southern Pines, for a big breakfast celebration. But before Brooke + Jason headed over, we took a few more more photos of the newly married couple.





Brooke + Jason, THANK YOU for sharing your morning with me! It was a very meaningful experience + I hope your photos will bring back some of those emotions + feelings as you look back on them through the years. And THANK YOU for letting me be a part of it!

Jul 15, 2009

Another Sneak Peek

Our family is in the process of adopting an 11 year old girl. She's WONDERFUL + we feel BLESSED beyond belief! With all that is going on right now, I am getting WAY behind in blogging.

Remember that FABULOUS wedding I photographed last Saturday morning? Oh, I wish I could show you all of their photos right now! They are SUCH A CUTE COUPLE!!! Well, I don't have time to post them all, so here's another sneak peek...

Jul 12, 2009

Eric + Shaneitha

This past Friday evening, I had the pleasure of photographing a BEAUTIFUL ceremony between Shaneitha + Eric.

Usually I meet my brides well in advance + we spend many hours planning + preparing for the big event. But not this time. This time was different. Shaneitha contacted me over the phone, wanting me to photograph her very small, Friday evening ceremony, with only 12 people in attendance (including the bride + groom). Since it was so small, we never actually met in person to talk about the plans for the day, + I also decided to photograph it all by myself (without the help of my AMAZING Wedding Assistant, Jodi Caddell, + my other Company Photographers). It was MUCH harder photographing the ceremony without them there (they are ALL INCREDIBLE to work with!!!), but hopefully I was still able to capture some images that show the WONDERFUL love between Shaneitha + Eric.

Here are a FEW of their images...


Shaneitha's cousin applying her make-up...


Shaneitha is GORGEOUS!!! And I loved the flower in her hair! BEAUTIFUL!

Her shoes were SO CUTE! What a GREAT touch of orange!





Shaneitha, you are ADORABLE!


Her brother walked her down the isle...










One of my favorite images from the day... I LOVE the look in Shaneitha's eyes as she looks up at Eric. It is so incredibly sweet!

And since I come from a family of cyclists, I was THRILLED to find out that they were riding away on bicycles! It was SO CUTE!!!








Shaneitha + Eric, you have something very special + I was BLESSED to be a part of your VERY special day! You put such great thought into all of the AMAZING details + made it a WONDERFUL celebration of love + commitment + unity in Christ. THANK YOU for letting me be a part of your celebration!