If I were to have a muse, then it would definitely have to be Lisa. This shoot was my third with Lisa and by far the best because it was her wedding day! She and Heath couldn’t have picked a more rockin’ weekend to have been hitched – it was the same weekend as the Heavy Rebel Weekender aka rockabilly fest. We had so much fun walking around the old cars taking photos! The whole day was truly amazing. You heard me gushing about Winston-Salem in my last post, but look at the photos, and realize why I love my hometown and the characters that reside there. Congratulations Lisa and Heath!!!!
This was a special shoot for me because I have known Jami (a fantastic massage therapist, I might add) for years and had listened to Jeff’s band Codeseven for just as many (since I was at least 15, and I’m pushing 30). I remember randomly coming across their CD at Other Music in NYC, and feeling so proud. NC’ers love when other NC’ers go big time – especially Winstoners! Flash forward to the present day and we reconnected at one of my favorite pastimes: yard sales – at their yard sale no less!
The day we shot the engagement portrait also happened to be their dating anniversary and also the 4th of July, so we were all stoked about trying to find some fireworks for some photos. I don’t know if it was the anticipation of seeing the fireworks, or the fact that it was their anniversary, or what, but these two were so sweet and passionate towards each other! And it made for some amazing photo ops!
Isn’t Shelley an unbelievably beautiful mother-to-be?!? She had the most pretty glowing skin and they both had nothing but smiles the whole session. She’s an NYC native and Marcus is an NC native – something so close to my heart! Can’t wait to photograph the wedding later this summer where I’m sure she’ll be even MORE beautiful. Enjoy these photos of this gorgeous duo and zee babeh!
Once again, I’ve been blessed in being able to photograph some of the coolest and nicest couples. Amy and Reid certainly fell into this category as well. Although not exactly cool in the temperature sense – none of us were – it was a sweltering 95 degrees here and even though we’re not in the deep south, the air was still thicker than buttermilk. Why do I feel like I’ve taken a weird (and bad) noir-ish spin with that last sentence…? Except I suppose, then it would be a cold and rainy day in November with a mystery in the air…but I digress.
Okay okay…what I’m trying to say is that Amy and Reid had a fantastic attitude even though the temperatures were out of control uncomfortable. They are ridiculously cute and I cannot wait to photograph their rehearsal dinner and wedding in September!
I had the pleasure of photographing the talented Kareem Beaver aka King of Beasts the other day. Check out his music here.
I love a couple that doesn’t take themselves too seriously. From the ‘That’s what she said jokes’ to the impromptu workout in full bridal attire to the groom taking some time to smell the flowers, this couple kept everyone laughing. But with all the hilarity, there was also a beautiful and intimate ceremony with perfect details. See for yourself!
Location: Echota Boone, NC
My husband has an incredibly nerdy tradition where he and his friends make an annual trip down to Charlotte to attend the HeroesCon which is a comic book convention. I’ve never gone with him before because I am usually photographing a wedding on the same weekend, but I had no such excuse this time! So down I went because how I love my husband and his nerdy penchants.
Also, is it weird that when I think of the word nerd in it’s most uber-nerdiest form, I want to spell it as n3rd? Is it nerdy for me to even say ‘uber-nerdiest’? Sigh…at any rate, I present to you Bullseye and Silver Sable.
On the one hand, I thought Matthew looked like he could be a superhero with Jennifer as his smokin’ hot damsel (but Jennifer would totally hate that because she is definitely NOT the damsel in distress kind of gal, more of a kicking butt and taking names kind of gal) but on the other hand don’t you think that these two looked like they stepped out of the pages of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel? I looove Jennifer’s non-white, non-traditional, ultra slinky wedding gown.
What do you guys think? Golden Age Jazz or Golden Age Comics?
Enjoy the pics.
Location: NC Museum of Art
Katy & Matthew – long time sweethearts – are about as giggly as they come. They were so cute making each other crack up, and the location at Lake Eden in Black Mountain, NC was to die for with the Blue Ridge as the backdrop and the rustic settings of the barn and properties.
Marley Carroll dj’d the reception and it was a BLAST! I even got to show off some of my moves on the dance floor when everyone called me into the dance circle! It was ridiculously fun!
Flower Arrangements: Sweet Earth Flowers
Kick off your shoes and throw ’em in a pile because this wedding was about the dancing, and man-oh-man, was it F-U-N! Seriously, that’s how good it was.
Location: Charlotte City Club
DJ: Split Second