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Katie was a beautiful bride…

…but that’s no surprise. Hell, look at her gorgeous engagement photos (if you missed the THREE-PART blog post about them earlier this spring, here’s the quick links: one, two, three)

 

And now that they are MARRIED

Wedding at Kenan Chapel

 

We can show you her bridal session. YAY. These were sooo hard to keep under wraps all this time!

Bridal Portrait at Landfall, Wilmington NC, Wrightsville Beach

This is one really special lady. I’ve known Katie for quite a few years now; watched her go through nursing school, watched as she and Matt became the best of friends and each others’ constant companion, and then I got to photograph their engagement, Katie’s bridal session, AND their wedding… and now I get to watch as Katie moves on to graduate school in nursing at UNC-Chapel Hill. Beyond all of those accomplishments and statistics, Katie is just… well, she’s Katie! She’s incredibly warm, completely accepting, she’s self-deprecating, witty, a lot goofy, and the definition of laid-back. She’s statuesque and insanely beautiful, but she doesn’t seem to know it. And she’s chosen the perfect man to be her best friend, confidante, and life partner. Matt looks at Katie like she’s the only woman on earth… the way Mike looks at me, the way it should be. You know? I love Matt and Katie’s story, I love being able to witness these big moments in their lives, and I love the fact that we are lucky enough to know people like this. People who make you feel like family all the time. I know I say it a lot, and it’s probably getting a little old by now, but I really freaking love this job.
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Bridal Portrait at Landfall, Wilmington NC, Wrightsville Beach
Bridal Portrait at Landfall, Wilmington NC, Wrightsville Beach

Bridal Portrait at Landfall, Wilmington NC, Wrightsville Beach

Bridal Portrait at Landfall, Wilmington NC, Wrightsville Beach

Bridal Portrait at Landfall, Wilmington NC, Wrightsville Beach