Monthly Archives: July 2012

Lauren + Zach. NC Mountain Wedding.

Ok, guys. This whole “owning a house” thing is kind of crazy! I’m still not totally used to our new neighborhood, having so much room, and our own backyard. It’s awesome but it’s also a lot of work. Like, a lot. We’re trying to take it slow and only work on one thing at a time but it’s hard to not want everything done now! Anybody out there in the same situation? Anyway, even though things are crazy around here it’s been great! A couple of weeks ago Jonathan and I got to take a little road trip to the North Carolina mountains for Lauren and Zach’s beautifully rustic wedding…

The details. . .

Venues : Brevard Community Church and Everett Farms

Bride’s dress : Eden Bridals

Bride’s shoes : Jessica Simpson

Bridesmaids dresses :  Nordstrom

Florist : Hardin’s Gardens

DJ : Marcus Lester

Cake : Whimsical Edibles

Lauren’s dress was stunning and my super awesome husband scaled this tree to hang it up for this photo :)

These sweet flower girls were so interested in the getting ready process.

Lauren, you looked so incredible!

Look at all these blondes! Precious. . .

Lauren and Zach exchanged gifts and letters before the ceremony. . .

. . . it made Zach’s mom a little emotional ;)

After reading their letters, both Zach and Lauren realized they had signed off the same way! They both ended their letters with the quote “As long as I’m alive, I’ll fancy you”. It was so precious and brought them both close to tears!

What a good looking groom!

I was so happy to see Zach and Lauren’s engagement photos all over the ceremony location. . .

The flower girls followed Lauren and Zach down the hall saying “We saw you kissing!”… it was hilarious.

After traveling to the reception, we took a few minutes for photos while the guests got settled. . .

Seriously, what a perfect couple!

The barn was decorated with burlap, twine, and lace details. So rustic!

The barn doors were open during the first dance, allowing me to get this sweet silhouette of the Mr. and Mrs. :)

Right before the grand exit, I stole the couple away for another few minutes of portraits in the evening light. . .

Check out this awesome little patch of sunflowers!

And of course we had to take photos in front of the classic red barn. . .

An outfit change and a birdseed exit. . .

. . . and they’re off! Congratulations you two :)

Jewell. Winston Salem Senior Session.

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Meet beautiful Jewell. . . She is fun, sweet, and oh-so-stylish. When I received Jewell’s senior questionnaire (helps me get to know my seniors before the shoot) I smiled when I read her answer to “what are you looking forward to about your senior session?”. . . she wrote “Finally being *in* Alexa’s Photography instead of just looking at them online!”. Well, here you go Jewell! Your Alexa’s Photography debut :) I had so much fun with you!

I love Jewell’s pop-of-pink shirt for the first part of the session!

I think downtown Winston Salem was the perfect choice for Jewell’s session. It’s so colorful and fun!

She’s a natural in front of the camera. . .

. . . and pretty without even trying!

I love this dress. . . so classy.

It takes a special girl to make sitting on a fire hydrant look good ;)

 

I’m still booking senior sessions for the last few weeks of this summer and this fall! Email hello{at}alexasphotography{dot}com for more information!

Casey. Old Salem Senior Session

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It’s the season for one of my favorite things to photograph! I love all of my high school seniors and have so much fun watching them move through their last year of school, graduation, and start their lives outside of high school!

Casey is such a sweetheart. We photographed her session in Old Salem in some pretty hot weather but Casey handled it like a pro!

She has a beautiful laugh. . .

This girl’s got some nice eyelashes. . .

I love this second outfit! Casey is a classic southern girl. . . cute, sassy, and stylish.

Gorgeous!

Beth + Tim. Hodgin Valley Farm Wedding.

Beth and Tim. . .  what can I say? I love this couple so much. They are so fun, sweet, and obviously in love. As soon as I stepped into the church on their wedding day, I could feel the excitement. I love being around these two on a weekly basis when we serve together at our church and this day was no different! They are both hilarious, sarcastic, and I think they would both be proud to be called a little nerdy. At least, I know Tim would :)

The details . . .

Venue: Daystar Church and Hodgin Valley Farm

Bride’s dress : David’s Bridal

Brides hair & makeup artist : Angel Hair Salon

Bridesmaids dresses :David’s bridal

Florist : The Farmer’s Wife

I met up with the girls at the church as Beth was getting ready. . .

Beth, you are so gorgeous!

The boys were all dressed up and ready to go so they spent a little time bonding over a game of pool. . .

I love a group of funny groomsmen. . .

The ceremony program was perfectly matched to Tim and Beth’s personalities. . .

The sand ceremony made a little more noise than anyone was expecting. I love funny little moments like this in the ceremony.

The party moved over to the gorgeous Hodgin Valley Farm for the reception!

Beth and Tim are such troopers. . . It was one of the hottest days of the year and late in the afternoon when we stepped out to do some portraits. They look amazing, right?

Favorite.

Hodgin Valley has the most beautiful grounds. . .

I love a good pile of hay bales. . .

These are some seriously happy newlyweds. . .

Taylor + Patrick. Randleman NC Wedding

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First of all, how are you all holding up in this heat? I get cold way too easily so I welcome the warm days but standing out in that sun for a little while will suck the energy right out of you! Unfortunately, we picked one of the hottest days of the year (this past Saturday) to move into our new home! I think the temperature reached up to 103 degrees in the afternoon! I am so thankful for all the friends and family that came over to help us pack, load/unload, and set up our new place :) You all are lifesavers and we appreciate you so much!

I am so in love with where Jonathan and I are in life right now. Though it’s a little overwhelming, we are having a blast. We’ve got a ton of housework, unpacking, and decorating to do but it’s fun… I’m hoping to make my new office into a studio space to meet clients and display work in the near future! I’ll keep you all updated on that as we progress :)

Now, on to Taylor + Patrick’s wedding! As I’ve mentioned before, these two are dear friends of ours. They have been together since middle school and I’m so honored that we were present when they finally became man + wife!

The details . . .

Venues : First United Methodist Church of Randleman and AVS Banquet Centre, Asheboro NC

Bride’s dress : Bridal Mart

Bridesmaids dresses : eShakti.com

Florist : Farmer’s Market

Catering : AVS Catering

I love a pair of fun shoes for the bride!

Taylor was all smiles while getting ready. . .

I found the boys getting ready in another room at the church. . .

Recognize that guy on the left? Yeah, my hubby was one of the groomsmen. Extra eye candy for me! ;)

I love this color palette. . .

I caught the grandparents reminiscing about their wedding day while waiting for the ceremony to begin. . .

There were definitely lots of tears as Taylor walked down the aisle. . .

. . . but that cleared up pretty quickly once she made it to the altar :)

This couple gave Taylor a copy of Patrick’s soccer photo from years ago. So cute!

I love the pockets on these bridesmaids dresses!

We stepped out of the reception for just at sunset to grab a few more portraits. . .

. . . and back to the reception for more dancing!

Taylor + Patrick, we love you guys so much! Hope you are having a blast in California and we can’t wait to do dinner when you get back!