Wow! What an amazing wedding! Jackie planned this wedding all the way from the NorthEast. Planning an out of town wedding even when you are familiar with the area can be really tough. After a few phone calls, various emails and text messages we had the day planned. And when I got there my jaw just dropped. First the Seapark Mansion which she described as gorgeous was all that and more and the pictures on the web just didn’t do it justice. The lighting in there was amazing. I then traveled upstairs to meet my bride, or I should say Brent’s bride. And my jaw dropped again. Jackie was absolutely stunning! She was absolutely radiant. From there is was a blur of laughs, tears, sweet moments and goofy moments. Everyone was awesome from the bridal party to the awesome vendors with which we worked.
Jackie & Brent, I am so excited for you guys. It’s clear you were meant to be… Enjoy your little sneak peek here and the rest are soon to come!
As usual my shoot with the foster kids was so much fun. These kids are always so great. For those of you who do not know these kids are looking for their forever homes. We showcase kids that may be having a harder time being placed so the more you can share their stories the closer they will come to finding that perfect match. In this case we have a few that are siblings that want to stay together which does make placement a little tougher. But I can say, unlike my own kids who sometimes can’t stand to be in the same room with each other, these kids being separated through the foster system due to homes with availability has definitely made them appreciate that together time. You could see the joy on their faces when they first saw each other and they stuck side by side the whole day. I know each of these kids will be an amazing addition to some family. Check out their stories. Videos will be following through Forever Family here is the link to subscribe. As the videos are released on these amazing kids I will post through my Facebook page so please like our page and sent it up to follow us.
And thank you to all the amazing social worker who work hard everyday to not only find temporary placements but that forever home. And to Eric Thomas with Charlotte’s WBTV and Jasmine Spencer with Greensboro’s Fox 8 for spreading the word and showcasing these kids on their TV stations! This exposure is immeasurable in it’s contribution to getting these stories out. And also thank you to Forever Family and Seven Homes for striving every day to make these kids dreams of finding their forever home possible. And of course thank you to Heather Still with UpDo Studio who makes everyone look amazing!
Jamario 12 Years Old-brother to Talieek
Jamario and Talieek Brothers 12 & 15
Talieek 15 Years old – brother to Jamario
Tianza 8 Years Old
Tzaddi 10 Years Old – brother to Yedaiah & Sunniyah
Siblings: Tzaddi 10 Years Old, Yedaiah 16 & Sunniyah almost 15
How I LOVE a destination wedding. In this case the beautiful and historic Charleston. Zach and Alexa couldn’t be any cuter. Zach who is currently serving in the Air Force and Alexa a bright and engagement business professional live here in historic Charleston. It’s such a beautiful place to get married. We did this shoot in late January but with all the old historic buildings that we used for a backdrop you could not tell it was the dead of winter! Here are a few samples from their engagement photos.
<3 you guys!
Found this while backing up and moving data to make room for all my shoots lately killing my hard drive! Eeeek! LOL! But this just made me chuckle! Thanks my oh so fabulous photography partner in crime Allison!
We love our job and our biggest reward comes from happy clients and just enjoying seeing our art come to life but when we do get awards especially from unexpected places that we don’t do advertising it really means a lot. So we are excited to announce that we have won the award for best family photographers in raleigh for the 2nd year in a row. They looked at 112 photographer in the area and picked the top 17 photographers. Thank you very much Expertise for the award! It is wonderful to be recognized. And mostly thank you to all my amazing families. You above all know what goes into a family portrait and it’s not easy getting 4-5 to 10 people to all look amazing at one time and we even know an occasional head swap is in the works with those little ones under age five but between you and me we get it done. It’s definitely a team effort so half of this award goes to you guys ESPECIALLY my Moms who we know carry most of the load! Love you guys! You know who you are! <3
What an amazing wedding. Shot in the historic downtown Charleston it couldn’t have been a more beautiful setting for these two to say I DO. I loved the brides choice of petal pink and gold to offset her handsome groom’s air force blue and gold. Every detail was stunning and you can tell they were made for each other. Even Zoe their dog joined in for the wedding ceremony.
Congrats Alexa & Zach! You guys were awesome!
So this little guy is the sweetest thing. I just love seeing what Mommy dresses him in each year. I have to say it was a little traumatic this year as being the big boy he’s growing into he fell TWICE just before his photo shoot so a touch of photoshop was needed. LOL. He’s ALL boy like his Daddy!
I feel so blessed to be a part of this families life. It’s so strange but I shot Mommy’s bridal portrait YEARS ago… not saying how many, that when they finally decided to start a family she contacted me about newborn portraits. I love Facebook for this reason. It’s so nice to reconnect with clients that I shot back before Facebook even existed. -Wait. That made me sound REALLY old and I swear I am not. At least not in my mind. LOL. Anyway, I will remember that first shoot as long as I live. It one of those sweet sad stories all in one. Gray was actually a twin and they lost little violet before she was born. So I went to the hospital on the night they were born so we could at least get some pictures of little Violet. And as sad and happy as that time was this little boy has brought so much joy. This little guy smiles ALL the time. And what a blessing to Mom and Dad.
Thanks for bringing me into your joy again this year!!!