Where to start? Michelle and Jeff, met 9 years ago by pure coincidence, little did they know they would be falling in love and getting married. Jeff and Michelle met at Tillery Tradition in Mt Gilead, NC while at a Christmas party 2013. Michelle introduced herself to Jeff, told him she was a hairdresser, and he happened to be in need of a good haircut. He was determined to get his haircut, and she was really happy to see him again! And so, all the great that comes together ha
We enjoyed sometime with this sweet couple the last week. It started on the prior weekend creating their proposal/engagement pictures. They planned that on this Friday they would officially tie the knot with only 1 witness, an officiant and both of them! Wanting something simple and very intimate is a beautiful way to honor love and commitment to one another with no further stress - Chris and Michelle are busy and they have a full schedule, still wanted only something for bo
Cameron and Stephen are probably married by the time this blog is being read - Bridals are such a great gift, but the suspense of not liberating images until after the I Dos is quite the job - The struggle is so real y'all! Cameron is an alumni of Saint Mary's - She graduated many years ago, but she wanted her bridals to have the legacy and have them captured at the school campus...
A little Story - Why it is all so important... "History tells that 13 girls, The Original 13,
Next fall, Shelby and Pierce will be saying I Do - And yes! their puppy 'Lambeau' will be part of all the celebrations! [for my 'puppy in weddings' lovers ] Fur babies make everything, somehow: better! They are avid Packer fans [ Go Green Bay 🧀] - And how do I know - Well - For beginners their puppy name - and we schedule the session without interfering with a game... I met them in Beaufort and we ended at her parents home in PKS for sunset pictures :) Cannot wait for my W
My job is pretty amazing, as a photographer going beyond booking the day and taking the beautiful pictures is key - And when a date is open in the calendar, we make the best efforts to accommodate the schedules of my clients. Sometimes, it involves providing solutions and answers, especially when dad is the one person planning the special day for his sweet girl who is getting married - Here is the magical day Mark, Abby's dad created for them. When this inquiry came in - Mark
When months of planning are summed up by a "let's elope..." because the health of my bride's father is far more important than to take a chance with Covid and the traveling from WV - It was a tough decision - not only all the planning was not completed but also emotionally and financially, can create small setbacks.
But, like a good couple of extraordinary people, their love kept them strong through making such decision - and still eloped... and came to The Crystal Coast s
When my couples become engaged and life has it to be a little crazy, because of a pandemic.
When my couple is made up of two essential healthcare workers, who work so hard in their health careers, there are no set schedules... Because these are the times we live in. Monica and Michael had planned for a bigger wedding, and plans changed - They opted to just have a beautiful wedding - Intimate with only parents and closest family members - Still honored all the beautiful det
Last year Covid pushed many dates for weddings and events to be postponed or to have reunions and celebration with a lesser mandated group count. Lizzie and Henry were not scathed, their April 2020 wedding was postponed with many restrictions for August 14th 2020 - Still, they celebrated with their parents, their wedding parties and closest family members, they did decide to celebrate grand in 2021 on their one year anniversary date in 08.14.21 - They were able to have their
I know first hand when an inquiry comes, my couples may have a faint idea of what is involved while they are planning the day. However, when it comes to your photography, one may ask: 'how many hours would I need for for the day?' OK!! Do not fret, I was there [ a bride to be with zero experience ] about 13yrs ago and while we plan our days, we read the zillion wedding magazines and blogs. We also speak to the friends who have gotten married and who have planned and gone
Where to start... Oh, yes! By mentioning that this love story is one for the books... I mean, the universe truly conspired for this to happen and took its time... The timing was perfect. Diane and Robert met in Long Island while they were 7th graders attending the same school. As years passed by - they shared many of same friends and hung around in the same spaces and places.
After graduation, naturally life happened - Diane and Robert continued to to careers, forming famil
Can a real wedding happen before the real date? Yes! at so many levels! Due to Covid back in 2020 this lovely pair had to postpone their nuptials due to all social restrictions.
We had the opportunity with planner and florist Annie with Modern Chic and Events, and The Universal Studios Double Tree Hotel to provide an experience to prepare them, as well as to deliver something they felt to celebrate their special day that never happened last year. They celebrated with o'dour
In the real words of my bride, Julia:
"When people say if you find the right one it’s worth it, they aren’t lying.
Being in love with a man who travels isn’t easy but I thank God I have this one to get me through it because I surely wouldn’t want it to be anybody else ❤️" The sweetest of words always chosen and their gratitude for the grand life and the love that surrounds them... This is how I would describe Julia and Andrew! Cannot wait to celebrate them this fall, alon
This wonderful day was brought by the love of two people: Bronsyn and Catherine, who have been together for a bit over 5 years - their families and friends were reunited to celebrate. at the beautiful Crystal Coast Country Club in Pine Knoll Shores, NC
Unfortunately due to Covid rules, only a few guests were able to make it from the original guest count - to be part of the day, but we are glad to have captured every detail so that it can be share for others to relive this S
We are so happy to be able to share the details of this wonderful intimate wedding that we captured - However, per our client's request there will be no images of our couple/family/loved ones - in order to provide privacy. Here is a blog - a little different showing the sweet details that made their day so special -
For instance, their GSD puppy [ a.k.a "The-ringbearer'] and also the little mementos captured that represented one special person who was missed the day of. H
In the words of Annie:
"That one. "That one who you thought you would never find. That one who you love. That one who gets you. That one who makes coffee with love. That one who makes you feel at home and is home. That one who thinks she is still 4ft twelve. That one who is the most genuine. That one and the last one. That one." Need I say more????
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The year 2020 - Where to start? Yes has been different, icky, strange, challenging and disheartening to see so many of our couples reschedule, postpone, split, cancel, change guest count and events dramatically - all for the bigger good and health, but still very sad and truly uncomfortable for families and friends as well - This was the year of ZOOM weddings - Virtual Celebrations - even outfits to outdo the normal standards and accomodate sans esthetics or coordinations. Th
In the soon-to-be-bride's own words...
"... Mother’s Day weekend I should have been in a tropical country celebrating with my mom. He should have been working in Virginia for the entire month. But as a result of COVID-19 and the stay at home orders in place, things ended up a little different and I have never been happier and am officially off of the market! Our relationship from the very first date has been different than anything I have had in the past. I knew early on t