lindsey + doug | engaged! | raleigh engagement photographer


I love everything about this shoot. It didn’t even feel like work, just a fun afternoon wandering around downtown Raleigh with a couple so comfortable in front of the camera and so in love. Lindsey and Doug are getting married next year at the Barn at Valhalla so when we were brainstorming about their engagement shoot they decided that since their wedding was going to have a more rustic feel they’d like to go for something a little more urban. This was super exciting for me because while I’ve shot tons of weddings in downtown Raleigh this was my first entirely downtown-Raleigh engagement shoot. If you’re a UNC alum or have lived in the Chapel Hill area for awhile I think you’ll understand what I mean when I say that even though Raleigh is relatively close it feels like a whole other foreign world. In fact, I’m a little ashamed to admit that I don’t think I actually went to Raleigh for the first time until my senior year at UNC. Needless to say a beautiful evening in downtown Raleigh is a playground for a photographer and I couldn’t have asked for a better couple to shoot. Lindsey and Doug have an intense connection that pours through these images and makes me even more excited about their wedding next year. Thanks for having complete trust in me when I talk excitedly about tree shadows and ask you to run out and stand or sit in the middle of a busy road a million times. =)

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andrea + bobby | married! | wild dunes resort wedding photographer

Get ready for a sweet one folks! This is the best I could do to narrow these down so settle in for a long blog post. =) If you know Andrea and Bobby you know that a) you adored them the moment you met them and b) that they have a rare type of kind, patient love that anyone would be lucky to find in this world. They are always smiling, always laughing, and always thinking about each other. That makes my job super fun and super easy. While they live in the Triangle area they decided to get married at Wild Dunes Resort in Isle of Palms, South Carolina, surrounded by their closest friends and family. There’s so much to love about this wedding: we had a mix of sunshine, clouds, and rain which allowed us to get some sweet umbrella shots (rain on your wedding day doesn’t have to be a bad thing!) We got to steal a resort golf cart and get out to the beach after the rain let up to snap a few photos just before sunset. Andrea and Bobby have a LOT of nieces and nephews and anyone who is familiar with my work knows I LOVE kids at weddings so this was a dream for me. Oh and Andrea and Bobby and their guests know how to have a GOOD TIME. This wedding was overall just a joy to shoot. Congratulations Andrea and Bobby!

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Get ready for a super sweet first look!


While their guests finished eating we headed out to grab a few more portraits since the sun was finally shining a bit just before sunset! This ivy wall was in a parking lot behind a building. AMAZING!


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roxanne + kevin | married! | dover NC wedding photographer

I knew Roxanne and Kevin when we were all UNC before they were “Roxanne and Kevin”, so to get the privilege to shoot their wedding a few years later was exciting to say the least! These two bring out the best in each other and I think that’s what love is about at its core. They were married this spring close to Roxanne’s hometown in Dover, North Carolina. Their ceremony at Dover United Methodist Church was followed by a short and sweet afternoon reception at the church. Emotions were high on this day – Kevin and Roxanne had been living a whole country apart for quite some time, with Roxanne working in South Carolina and Kevin in California. So while their wedding marked the day they’d finally be together in the same state again, it was also a bittersweet day for Roxanne’s family as they said goodbye. I’m so happy for these two as they start their new life together in sunny California! Enjoy these highlights from their wedding day.
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