Archive for November, 2014
I shot Brittany and Zach’s engagement session in Raleigh at the beautiful Historic Yates Mill Park. This location had so much to offer and fit their western-chic style perfectly. These two are completely adorable and they were so easy to photograph. B+Z- I can’t wait for your wedding next September!
Enjoy a few of my favorites of these love birds. <3
Samantha and Brian’s wedding day was wonderful. Set at Samantha’s parent’s gorgeous Lake Norman front home and catered and planned by the one and only Trump National Golf Club, this day went off without a hitch. Samantha and Brian are so in love and it shows in each of these images. They are also expecting their sweet girl, Ellie Marie is just a month or so, which might be why Samantha has such a beautiful glow. I just love so many things about this elegant backyard wedding, it was our first really fall day of the season and the decor fit perfectly.
Enjoy some of my favorites from the adorable Bryant family. I have been photographing Logan since he was in his mama’s belly and he gets cuter every time I see him!
Goodness, you guys… I LOVE Shannon and Jamey’s engagement session. They gave me complete creative freedom in choosing their location and totally went with the flow throughout their shoot. I always feel that my best work comes out when this happens and that is definitely the case with these two. We ran around uptown finding gorgeous location nooks, we went atop parking decks, and had an all out good time. Shannon and Jamey, you two are the best and I can’t wait for your May wedding!
The McClung family. Honestly, I have felt overwhelmed at the thought of starting this post for days. There is so much I could say and yet, it seems like there are not adequate words to describe what this family means to us and what they have been through in the past year. So I will start by saying the same thing that I told Suni and Steve when we wrapped their session. Matt and I want to be you guys when we grow up. I know, I know… we’ve grown up… But, we truly admire this family more than words could say. Steve is our Pastor, together Suni and Steve are precious friends, and their kids are babysitters for my kids and very loved by us all.
8 months ago, the McClung family lost their precious son and brother, Ezekiel, tragically and unexpectedly at age 13. This was the same week our Knox Ezekiel came into the world, which is why you may recognize the name. I know there are still really low days and then some better days for the McClung’s, but they will tell you that God has been gracious to see them through every day. They have approached Ezekiel’s loss in the best way, by remembering and honoring him always. Not avoiding bringing him up because it might be awkward. Their motto now is, “Always6” to be sure that people know they will forever be a family of 6. This is the way we wanted to approach this shoot. There are some classic family shots and there are some that are more focused on honoring Ezekiel’s memory, but in every shot they would tell you that they are Always6.
Please continue to pray for the McClungs and enjoy their sweet session.