For my first international destination wedding, I think it went off pretty smoothly! The venue changed, accommodations shifted, and clothes got lost in the world of Delta, but we all made it and in the end Elise & Evan's wedding day was perfect!
was wonderful! We spent a half day shooting beautiful bridal pictures all over the mountains near Murphy, NC.... this was one of my favorites.
We wrapped their Charleston, SC engagement session with some amazing barbecue and generally great times!
I spent part of a Sunday afternoon walking around the farm with Natasha and Matt; we had such a good time, and they were willing to trust me in moments like this one- where I said okay, hang out there and pointed my camera across an icy muddy pool of water... I saw the sky and their silhouettes against the melting ice that looked like they were floating, suspended in the moment...
This detail shot is one of my favorites- hands, cuffs, cufflinks... you put SO much thought into every detail of your day, it becomes a visual feast for me, and I love it! I took this at my first wedding in San Miguel de Allende, in Mexico (I hope to photograph many more weddings there).
I just adore this engagement shot from a December session in Brasstown, NC! Click here to see more of this session!
got married at McGuire's Millrace farm in Murphy, NC. Since I'm familiar with the venue I get to take my couples to spots where I know we can get gorgeous scenery to make beautiful wedding photos!
After their wedding in November 2017, Katie & Jack took a victory lap around the property at McGuire's Millrace Farm! I caught them at the beginning of that wander (it's a great way for a newlywed couple to get a few minutes away from the crowd).
were willing to really let their personalities shine during their engagement session in Spartanburg, SC
The end of the evening is the beginning of everything else. This sparkler departure at the end of their wedding day was at the gorgeous McGuire's Millrace Farm in Murphy, NC...
We got so lucky- we dodged the rain, jumped out of the car and grabbed some shots in front of the Biltmore (in Asheville, NC) before the rain came back...
The "woo-hoo" feeling at the end of the ceremony is always well deserved. This shot is from the Birches wedding site at McGuire's Millrace Farm in Murphy, NC.
The Barn at High Point Farms in Flintstone, GA is a gorgeous venue as well as a working farm. The attention to detail is extra special because the environment is so genuine...
Bridal party shots are not always intimate, but when I saw this tunnel of trees I just knew we had a special spot. Taken at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC.
truly matter. Here it's the sapphire earrings and the antique pocket watch that this wonderful couple exchanged as wedding gifts- I relish the little things because sometimes they seem like they're the most important of all. Wedding in Atlanta, GA.
dancing it out in Chattanooga, TN! This beautiful reception hall and the spunky character of the bride and groom enlivened everyone...
Brent is pretending to need consolation on his best day yet... as we were taking photos of the groom with his groomsmen (dad included here) we came up with a series of images that had a fun narrative element to them.
Caroline & David's engagement session ended with the best fireworks we could've hoped for... on the farm at McGuire's in Murphy, NC
as a photographer, I meet a LOT of people. Luckily for me, this bride and her bridesmaids decided that a few names was enough to spread around the group! ;)
This shot was taken at 1 a.m. while I was standing in the rain... but it was SO worth it. Chattanooga, TN.
I photographed this couple on their wedding day (their first kiss as a married couple) and they were my first underwater kiss on their 5th anniversary! San Miguel de Allende (Los Senderos).
I try to snag a couple shots like this for each wedding- the moment immediately before the ceremony starts, when almost all the guests have found their seats and the processional is about to begin... from a Murphy, NC at McGuire's Millrace Farm!
this bride & groom share a quick kiss before her father drives them off to the hotel. This wedding was at Kenmure in Flat Rock, NC (near Asheville).
Rebecca made the floral elements of her wedding herself! Her flowers (and indeed, everything about her wedding) were gorgeous! Lake Logan Episcopal Center, Canton. NC
Even the remnants of a hurricane and a flooded (by 18") wedding site couldn't dampen Rebecca and Drew. Their wedding at Lake Logan Episcopal Center was gorgeous!