Monthly Archives: November 2011

Stella + Jon. Boonville Wedding.

Stella & Jon’s wedding was the last of my 2011 weddings and it couldn’t have been better! It was a fantastic way to end the year. The wedding was held on the front porch of Jon’s mother’s house on a completely stunning fall day. The intimacy of the location, the small wedding party, and the incredible details were so perfectly Stella and Jon. . . I love their relationship! They are so comfortable with each other but still seem like they’re just now falling in love. You’ll be able to see into that part of their relationship in the first look photos. Adorable!

The details . . .

Venue : Family home, Ceremony. Twenty-One and Main, Reception.
Coordinator : Leigh Pearce Weddings
Bride’s Dress : Lazaro. J Major’s Bridal Charlotte, NC.
Hair/Makeup Artist : Carla White
Officiant : Susan Dana Kennedy
Florist : Amy Lynne Originals
DJ/Videography : K2 Productions
Catering : Twenty-One and Main
Cake : Maxie B’s

Jon’s mom had this comic book from the 1950’s sitting in Stella’s room. It was one of my favorite details!

Amy Lynne Originals always does incredible work! That bouquet smelled heavenly! Jonathan and I stepped outside for a few minutes to photograph some of the amazing details. . .

Pretty much my favorite ring shot ever. . .

Jonathan got some great shots of Jon while I was with the girls . . .

Do you love Jon’s undershirt, or what?

A few finishing touches . . .

. . . and we’re ready for the first look!

I just love this series of photos!

Jon and Stella were so wrapped up in each other, I’m not sure they noticed anything else! I think this image captures them perfectly.

A little chest-bump with the maid of honor before moving on to more portraits. . .

Um, cute!

I don’t think I could’ve asked for better light to work with!

This couple could be on a magazine cover. You two are seriously stunning!

I love their invitation suite!

Jon proposed at Starbucks so there were hot drinks and coffee details everywhere. . .

Everyone threw lavender on the newlyweds after the ceremony. It smelled wonderful!

I was floored when we stepped inside Twenty-One and Main! It smelled amazing and looked perfect! Leigh is great at putting together all the little details. . .

This was some of the best food I’ve ever tasted. Jonathan and I are looking for an excuse to get back to Elkin so we can eat there again!

Stella and I did a post-wedding bridal session that will be hitting the blog in the next couple of weeks. Get ready to see more of this gorgeous bride!

Andi + Keith. Reidsville Engagement.

Andi and Keith are adorable together and I love their love story :) They started out as co-workers and are now planning their wedding for next fall!

We started their engagement session at the Chinqua Penn Plantation in Reidsville, NC. This place is gorgeous!

Don’t you love Andi’s outfit? It’s fall-ish without being all bundled up!

There are so many different locations to shoot at the plantation… love it.

This is one of my favorite engagement photos ever. Would make a great huge print!

After the plantation, we headed to downtown Reidsville for a change of outfits and scenery.

I am in LOVE with this image. Andi and Keith were totally cracking up . . .

I’m so happy for you guys!

Amanda + John. Walnut Lane Wedding.

I personally know about 30 people that are waiting for this blog post. A few weeks ago my very own brother was married and I am so excited to share these photos with you now! The wedding was held at Walnut Lane Bed & Breakfast in Pleasant Garden, NC amidst a backdrop of fall leaves, tons of family, and lots of love.

In the weeks leading up to the wedding I can’t tell you how many times I was asked if I would be photographing the wedding! Of course I wanted to be in the moment with my family during the ceremony, and break some moves on the dance floor later, but I couldn’t help doing some shooting too :) I had the always lovely Megan Finger there to cover the wedding so I could relax when I wanted to!

Walnut Lane has tons of great spaces to shoot in. . .

Carla White did Amanda’s hair and makeup. . . beautiful, as always!

I love that you can see Megan and I in the mirror. . . we had to make an appearance in at least one photo!

I loved the bridesmaids dresses on Amanda’s sisters. . . gorgeous!

The boys got ready downstairs . . .

John and Joe did some wedding coverage, too :)

Aren’t they handsome?

John had quite an audience while reading his letter from Amanda. . .

I usually don’t post family photos on my blog but this is a little different because it’s my family and they’re all so good looking!

Megan caught this photo of Amanda’s dad seeing her for the first time. So precious!

Isn’t the altar gorgeous?

Megan grabbed this photo right after the ceremony. I know they were excited to finally be married!

The girl from this big family . . .

. . . married the boy from this big family. That’s a lot of in-laws!

We all spent months gathering this vintage mismatched china and rolling paper flowers. . . it turned out so beautifully!

After dinner we took Amanda + John for a few portraits around the property . . .

I love this old tobacco barn!

Then it was back to the reception tent for dancing, cake, toasts, and more dancing!

I love John and Amanda’s reaction to the toasts. . .

Seriously, there was a lot of dancing going on that night . . .

A beautiful sparkler exit, and they’re off!

Amanda + John, I love you guys so much! We’re all so excited for you!

Check back later this week for images from the photobooth at the wedding!