Monthly Archives: June 2012

Natalie + Brandon. Linville NC Wedding.

| Posted in: weddings

Guess what? I have another beautiful North Carolina wedding to share with you today! Natalie + Brandon are so sweet, fun, and kind. I remember meeting them last year at Starbucks… Our consultation was full of laughs and lasted the afternoon. We all got along so well! I was so honored to be a part of this wedding in the gorgeous mountains of NC. Surrounded by family and friends, they said their vows on a sunny (and chilly!) afternoon overlooking the lake and partied into the night before making their getaway on a golf cart!


The details . . .

Venue : Eseeola Lodge and Camp Yonahnoka – Linville, NC

Bride’s dress  : Did Someone Say Party? in Boone, NC

Bride’s shoes : Monkee’s in Blowing Rock, NC

Brides hair & makeup artist : Lorri Cole of Shear Shakti

Bridesmaids dresses : David’s Bridal

Florist : Janna Avery at Eseeola Lodge

Catering : Eseeola Lodge

DJ : Scott Haynes of Haynes Productions

Cake : Stick Boy Bread Co.

I do love a simple white bouquet . . .

Natalie’s mom looked so happy and proud while watching her daughter get ready. Precious!

We were able to do a quick but meaningful first look before heading to the ceremony! I love Brandon’s face in this photo.

Time for the ceremony!

This flowergirl was so precious!

Newlyweds :)

Seriously, you two… cute!

We got to walk around the camp for a while shooting portraits. One of my favorite times of the day!

This venue is so gorgeous and rustic!

I love a dancing crowd!

Sparkler exits are the best!

Taylor’s Bridal Session.

Since the gorgeous miss Taylor was married this Saturday, I thought I’d share just a few of her bridal portraits to brighten up your Monday! Make sure to check back in the next couple of weeks for Taylor + Patrick’s wedding photos!

Taylor just finished her first year of teaching elementary school so we shot a few portraits in front of a school bus!

Love this cathedral veil!


Luke’s First Birthday. NC Family Photographer.

| Posted in: babies, family

I am so glad I get to share this sweet family with you this morning! I photographed Joe + Jennifer’s wedding just a couple of weeks before my own wedding two and a half years ago and now they’ve added this handsome little boy to their family! I’m so glad that I got to spend the afternoon with these three. Luke just turned one and is the perfect curious little toddler. Just about every other frame from this shoot Luke was picking up something off the ground to try and eat. It was so funny!

These two definitely adore their little boy. . .

I think he was a little concerned that I was going to try and take his ball . . .

I love baby overalls! Seriously, what a cutie.

Rachel + Kit. Asheville NC Wedding.

| Posted in: weddings

Every time I photograph a wedding so full of love, and beauty, and laughter I remember again why I love this job so much! I had the honor of photographing yet another Roberts family wedding in May… I know you’ve all heard it before but this family is so near and dear to my heart! I feel more and more like I’m photographing part of my family every time I get to see them! Rachel + Kit’s wedding took place in the heart of the amazing North Carolina mountains. Downtown Asheville brought back such sweet memories of one of the first trips Jonathan and I took together after we were married and the area fit Kit and Rachel so perfectly… It’s colorful, artsy, and such a relaxed atmosphere! They were so excited and carefree the whole day. I dare you not to smile  with them while looking through this post!

The details . . .

Bride’s dress  : Nordstrom
Bride’s shoes : J.Crew
Bride’s Veil: Etsy Vendor: Migonne Handmade
Hair & makeup artist : Meredith Dixon
Officiant : Todd Boling
Catering : Posana Café
Band : Nathan Angelo
Kit’s Ring: Bario Neal
Rachel’s Ring: Catbird, NYC


Rachel customized her gorgeous Nordstrom dress with a burlap waistband.

She was so excited about her wedding day gift from Kit. . . The painting is loosely based on her engagement ring!

The boys were getting ready just a few doors down. . .

Of course Kit had to break out the Lego cufflinks ;)

I love Rachel’s face when she looked in the mirror after getting dressed. . .

These are a couple of proud parents. . .

Right before leaving for the ceremony, Rachel got one last visit from the two boys that she nannies. They were so sweet and adorable!

We walked down the street for the couple’s first look. I love the clouds in the background!

This is a man in love. . .

Seriously, these two were just made for each other!

The ceremony was so intimate and emotional.

I’m pretty sure everyone shed at least a couple tears. . .

Kit and Rachel were so giddy after the ceremony!

This rhinoceros jungle gym was a big part of the ceremony ;)

I love all these little moments after the ceremony is over. . .

The reception was just down the street so we stopped for some portraits on the walk over. . .

This grand entrance cracks me up!

These wedding bands are so unique!

All the guests rang bells as they left the reception. It was so cute!

Rachel + Kit left the next day on a cross-country trip to Seattle, where they’re settling in to their new home. What a fun honeymoon! Thank you guys for allowing me to be part of your day. Hope to see you near the holidays!