Monthly Archives: October 2014

Fall mini-sessions!


You all asked for it! I’m so excited to introduce Fall mini-sessions with Alexa’s Photography!
Sessions are Saturday, November 15th, and include…
– 20 minutes of shooting time with Alexa
– an online viewing gallery of all final, edited images accessible for two weeks
– your choice of 10 edited hi-resolution images with a print license, downloaded straight to your computer!
– additional images and products available for purchase through the online gallery.

CLICK HERE for pricing, details, and to reserve your session!

The details…
– Once your time slot is purchased, a contract will be emailed to you to finish registration and finalize your session. Once your session is confirmed, you will receive details on location and what to expect!
– Mini-sessions are non-refundable.
– In case of rain, sessions will be rescheduled for Sunday, November 16th.

Who is this for? Anybody and everybody! Couples, families, newlyweds, high school seniors…. I’d love for you to have a beautiful portrait for your Christmas card, or just help you update your family photos (you know you’ve been meaning to!). Feel free to shoot an email to hello{at} with any questions!




Alaina + Dustin. Pt 2.

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Here it is! Part 2 of Alaina + Dustin’s gorgeous wedding [click here for part 1!]

Y’all… This reception is to die for. From the trellis dripping with strands of light and reclaimed barn wood banquet tables, to the wedding cakes, signage, menus, and centerpieces … Every detail was lovingly crafted by the bride and groom or some family member or friend. Sometimes DIY weddings can turn out pretty amazing…

Some of my favorite things from this day – Watching both Dustin and Alaina as she walked down the aisle to the sound of our sisters singing “Intimacy” by Jonathan David Helser. (It was seriously hard to hold it together! Sniffles could be heard throughout the rest of the ceremony.)
Spending time with the newlyweds after the ceremony – Mabyn and I couldn’t stop photographing these two! Every frame was so romantic and magical in this little clearing in the woods.
I love our family’s tradition of dancing with our dad and each of our three brothers during the father/daughter dance. It’s such a special time and one of my favorite memories from our wedding. I know Alaina feels the same way!
And finally, the grand exit down the front steps of the house Alaina grew up in. . . Now, stop reading and start scrolling through this eye candy!

[P.S. If you’re interested in renting this venue for your wedding, email me at!]

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Alaina + Dustin. Part 1.

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I don’t even know how to start to describe such a perfectly beautiful, crazy, laughter-and-tear-filled day. There’s something extra special about a family wedding and this one was just perfect. This gorgeous day came together in just a couple of months with the help of Alaina + Dustin’s family and friends. The weekend of the wedding was spent with sisters, brothers, parents, cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends unloading chairs, arranging flowers from the farmer’s market, making seating charts and putting out place cards. I can’t wait for you to see the reception – it was incredible! All the prep leading up to the moment when my sweet little sister walked barefooted through the woods to meet her man under a beautiful canopy of trees, surrounded by a circle of their closest friends and family. They promised themselves to each other and kissed in a shower of rice and applause. It was a dream.

But I also have to tell you what was going on behind the scenes… When Alaina first got engaged, we talked about me photographing the wedding as much as possible. I thought, this won’t be too hard! I’ll just shoot the parts of the wedding that I’m not in and the second photographer can handle the rest.
It turns out that it’s hard to shoot a wedding at 8.5 months pregnant while also being the matron of honor and mother of a 1.5 year old ringbearer. And did I mention I wore heels? I had asked Mabyn, of Mabyn Ludke Photography, to shoot with me and she ended up being a serious gift from the Lord. In between getting ready for the wedding, transporting all my equipment and my sleeping toddler, and handling other small details of the wedding, I didn’t get to shoot as much as I had originally planned. In fact, it was much, much less. Normally when I make a blog post of the wedding, I try to use as few photos from the second photographer as possible – just to make sure I accurately represent my work to all of you. But this time is different – Though my photos are mixed in as well, much of the credit goes to Mabyn. She was so kind and gracious and picked up the role of lead photographer when she saw I was in over my head. Mabyn, we can’t thank you enough! You all need to do yourselves a favor and check out her blog when you can!

Dustin + Alaina, you know how much I love you guys and how absolutely thrilled I am for both of you. You are a perfect match and it’s so good to see you so freely and completely in love. . .

The details : Venue – Private Residence | Bride’s dress – Free People

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Part 2 of this gorgeous wedding will be posted in a couple of days! You don’t want to miss this incredible reception!

Alaina’s Bridal Session.

I couldn’t be more excited to share Alaina’s bridal session with you today. . . Guys, this is my gorgeous little sister. Isn’t she stunning? We had so much fun trying multiple looks for her session… two different flower crowns from Amy Lynne Originals, two hairstyles, and a super cool feather headdress that Alaina made. I couldn’t help but reminisce about our days as children, playing dress up in our attic bedroom. Alaina would stand on a chair and I’d pin a white blanket around her as a wedding dress. We took photos with a Polaroid camera and still have them stashed in a photo box at mom’s house. It is hard to wrap my mind around the fact that Alaina was an actual bride during our session and is now a MARRIED woman!! And not only that, but pretty much the most beautiful bride ever, am I right?

Dress – Free People
Hair + makeup – Carla White Hair & Makeup
Florals – Amy Lynne Originals












Lisa + Greg. O.Henry Hotel Wedding.

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Sweet, sweet Lisa and Greg were an unexpected addition to my 2014 wedding lineup. They decided on a wedding just six short weeks before pulling it off! We met at Maxie B’s for a cup of coffee and a “quick chat” that turned into almost an hour of connecting and talking details about the wedding. It seemed, at the end of our coffee date, that we were meant to work together :)
I loved all of the emotion and excitement at this wedding. There was so much laughter, and so many “don’t make me cry!” moments. The gardens at the O.Henry were perfect for this intimate little gathering. . . Lisa & Greg (and sweet little Emma!), I loved being part of your perfect day!

The details : Venue – O.Henry Hotel. Greensboro, NC | Bridesmaids dresses – Nordstrom |Officiant – Virginia Wood | Florist & Catering – O.Henry Hotel | String Trio – Elegant Ensembles |Cake – Maxie B’s Bakery |  DJ – A&A DJ