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When Megan told me she wanted last-minute bridal portraits, I was so so excited! Bridals are some of the most fun (and easy!) portraits to do! I always try and get a few on the wedding day, but having an entire session dedicated to them always makes it more fun! We were able to walk […]

Megan – Bridal Portraits at The Poe House – Fayetteville NC Wedding Photography

I love love love this wedding! It had everything, beautiful light, amazing views, and the most friendly couple! Shooting destination weddings has become something I continue to love every year (and if you’d like to inquire just click here to get started). Twickenham House is stunning and was the perfect backdrop to this beautiful day! […]

Madeline and Jonathan – Mountain Wedding at Twickenham House- NC Wedding Photographer

Flashy reception photos have become somewhat of a trend, but it’s a trend I love for these 3 reasons. They look like party pics While I definitely will get as many natural light reception decor photos as possible, as a reception goes on the vibes tend to get more hype and party-like! Flashy photos really […]

3 Reasons you want direct flash for your reception photos

About a month ago Lauren reached out to me and told me she wanted backyard wedding portraits after she eloped on the Appalachian Trail. I was 100% on board right away! After a bit of planning, she decided she wanted to take photos in the field behind their home in Charlotte NC. Lauren told me […]

Lauren and Gordon | Backyard Wedding Portraits |Charlotte NC Photographer

Takira and Tajai’s intimate wedding was an absolute dream. And what made it so much sweeter was how much it took to get to this point. Most 2020 brides can relate to having to change most (if not all) of their wedding plans.  Backstory For Takira and Tajai they changed their plans several times! The […]

Joyful Intimate Wedding in Durham NC | Takira + Tajai

The Merrimon-Wynne House is one of my favorite historic wedding venue homes in NC. It’s located near downtown Raleigh and is absolutely gorgeous! I’m sharing some highlights of Nancy and James’s 2019 Winter wedding so that you can get a clearer picture of what it would be like to get married here! This venue is […]

The Merrimon-Wynne House Wedding Photos in Raleigh, NC

Wedding receptions can be so insanely fun! From the dancing to tossing bouquets to sparkler exits! But what a lot of people don’t realize is that in order to keep the party moving along (and get all the shots you want) you need to create a timeline of events and stick to it! I’m going […]

How to Plan Your Wedding Reception

Who would have thought that rain on a wedding day would actually make a wedding feel more cozy and wonderful than not? Rebecca and Tony’s wedding at The Parlour at Manns Chapel was a wonderful way to end my wedding season. It was beautiful, cozy, and just completely full of their personalities.  You might remember […]

Rebecca + Tony Cozy Fall Wedding

Salena and Mike’s lovely fall farm wedding was an absolute dream! Salena told me during their engagement session (which you can find here) that she wanted beautiful clean colors and a cozy fall feel. And I really think that’s what she got! Their wedding was at The Catlett Farm and it was amazing to see […]

Salena + Mike | Fall Farm Wedding

The background Ok, so this is a session I’ve been looking forward to posting basically since we finished it! I want to go into a little background for how it came to be!  So a few months ago I got an Instagram message from Meg introducing herself and her fiance Suyong. She explained that they […]

Meg + Suyong | Raleigh Rose Garden Elopement


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