Tanya + Erick. L’Abri at Linwood Wedding.

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Man, I have a special one to share with you today! I have been looking forward to Tanya + Erick’s wedding since their New Jersey/NYC engagement session in November. They are so fun and laid-back and that always makes for a great wedding day! We started the afternoon in the bridal suite where Erick had delivered some special gifts to his bride, his mother, and his (soon-to-be) mother-in-law. It was such a sweet surprise! And that’s just how Tanya + Erick both are – so thoughtful and kind! Their friends and family were included in everything and I’m sure they felt so special.

After getting ready, Tanya + Erick had the sweetest first look (attended by their family and close friends). The
ceremony began with the officiant (Tanya’s sister) asking for everyone to put away their phones, cameras, and other devices and get to know the people around them! It allowed for a distraction-free ceremony and so many great
moments. The guests burst into a spontaneous round of applause and then friendly waves when Tanya made it to the end of the aisle. It was so sweet! Their gorgeous ceremony was sealed with a picture perfect kiss and a joyful
recession down the aisle. It started to sprinkle right after family portraits so we grabbed a handful of newlywed
portraits and headed to the reception where it turned into a complete downpour right after cocktail hour! Tanya + Erick’s first dance was followed by a surprise vocal performance by Erick, and a round of emotional toasts from their families. The sun popped out during the rain shower and, soon after, a double rainbow was spotted. We stepped outside for a few more photos before kicking off the dance party inside. Then, the sun set. Guys. THE most gorgeous pinkish-purple-cotton-candy sunset was the perfect end to the crazy weather! We stepped into a nearby field and allowed Tanya + Erick to enjoy their first sunset as husband and wife. Then it was party time. These
people seriously know how to party!

Tanya + Erick – I know you enjoyed your honeymoon (judging by your amazing Instagram photos!)… and I hope that you’re settling back into your sweet Hoboken apartment and enjoying newly-married life! I’ll check in next time I’m in New York!! ;)

Many thanks to my second photographer, Anna Paschal, for shooting this one with me! You are the best!

Venue – L’Abri at Linwood. Linwood, NC | Planner – Jamie Mostofian | Bride’s dress – Modern Trousseau — Astor | Bride’s shoes – Laura Porto for BHDLN | Bride’s hair + makeup artist – Jami Svay | Bridesmaids dress – Adrianna Papell for BHLDN | Officiant – Liz Freirich | Florist – Pam Morris | Catering – Fresh. Local. Good. | DJ – K2 Productions | Lighting – Themeworks creative rentals | Cake – Fresh. Local. Good. | Videographer – A Thousand Cranes

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Alexia + Grant. Mountain Magnolia Inn Wedding. Hot Springs, NC.

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Alexia + Grant’s low-key mountain ceremony was the perfect way to start my double-wedding Memorial Day weekend! There were not dozens of vendors helping with every detail. There was no 15-person bridal party. But, instead, Alexia + Grant got ready and were attended to by their closest friends and family. Alexia’s mom and best friend lovingly put up her hair, just the way Alexia had pictured. Grant’s dad helped fix his tie and cuff links. Their daughter, Scarlett, couldn’t wait to get dressed up and walk down the aisle. They were both so calm while getting ready but, at the same time, SO excited and emotional!

I loved the thought that these two put into every detail to make sure their guests had a great time. The s’mores bar and ice cream were the perfect treats for such an evening! The night ended with several heartfelt toasts, a few happy tears, and a tunnel of sparklers. Perfection!

The details : Venue – Mountain Magnolia Inn | Bride’s dress – David’s Bridal | Catering – Mountain Magnolia Inn | Ice cream – The Hop Ice Cream Cafe | Videographer – Stuck In Love Films

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The Johnson Family. Greensboro Family Session.

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The sweet little Johnson family stole my heart with their adorable home and precious baby Theodore. We squeezed in a little newborn session right before Mother’s day and I had the joy of photographing Anna + Brandon settling in to the parenting life and soaking in the newborn snuggles. Little Theo hung out with us for just a few minutes before drifting off and resisting all attempts to awaken him! Of course, his sleepy face and smushy lips were pretty irresistible too!

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The Georges Family. Summerfield Family Session.

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I have been loving all these baby sessions lately! My littlest one, Benjamin, is basically a year old already (July 6th!) and he just seems so big already! I’m getting my newborn fix with all these sweeties, which I’m sure my husband appreciates ;)

Sweet Katie got in touch with me to photograph their newest addition of only a couple of weeks! We shot the session at her parents’ home in Summerfield and it was so beautiful. I love seeing new parents step into this brand new season – the smiles, kisses, big hands on tiny toes, it’s all so perfect.  We even got the puppies and Katie’s donkey in a few shots!

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2017 Spring Mini Sessions. Greensboro family photographer.

Another season of mini sessions has come and gone. . . I’m so grateful for all of these lovely families and their trust in me as a photographer. Catching little moments of joy and intimacy is my favorite thing and you all gave me the honor of seeing those things in you in just twenty minutes! Thank you for the laughs and for being yourselves with me. I so appreciate you!

This might have been one of my favorite mini session events ever. SO MANY BABIES. And a bulldog! What more could you want from an event like this? Saturday’s sessions were photographed at a private property and Sunday’s sessions were held at Summerfield Farms. What a perfect weekend!

Like what you see? Don’t miss out on fall mini sessions later this year!

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Sunday’s sessions…

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