Category Archives: weddings

“We’d throw stones into the sea There were no others there Just you and me” ~Colin Hay This is the kind of wedding most of us want, after all.  A perfectly curated guest list, 20-some people.  As many as could fit in your home, or in your favorite bar.  The setting you dreamed of from […]

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“Then put your little hand in mine There ain’t no hill or mountain we can’t climb Babe I got you babe” ~Sonny and Cher Déjà vu warning: a lot of the guests in these photos will look suspiciously familiar to regular readers of the blog.  Only six days earlier, most of us were together at […]

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“An aerial display by the firefly brigade Dancing to tunes no one knew In twilight time, dream with me awhile” -The Moody Blues I think when we plan our weddings, most of us imagine something like this.  Quietly romantic, breezy, elegant, sophisticated, surrounded by the nature that comforts us, and the friends and family we […]

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“And all along I believed I would find you Time has brought your heart to me I have loved you for a thousand years I’ll love you for a thousand more” -Christina Perry This wedding was pure energy.  From the bride and groom to the last vendor standing, everyone and everything was electric.  When we […]

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“And where was I before the day that I first saw your lovely face? Now I see it every day. And I know that I am I am, I am the luckiest.” -Ben Folds We photograph weddings now and then for Elise Beall, a wonderful friend and colleague of ours based in Jacksonville.  See, she […]

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“I just wanted to say thank you for perfectly capturing our wedding day! We love the pictures and are so thankful to have such wonderful images to remember the best day ever!” ~Julie It isn’t often that we get to photograph a true winter wedding.  Mike and I chose the winter season for our own […]

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And while taking the last seventh step, they promise to be truthful and trustworthy to each other and pledge to be united always in friendship and harmony. Day Two of Genevieve and Shravan’s wedding weekend (you can see Day One here).  This time, we celebrated at The Matthews House in Cary.  I do realize that […]

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“Only once in every life Someone just like you appears Is there any greater thrill No never in a million years” On a crisp November day in North Carolina, a local Indian boy married a girl from Wisconsin.  They danced to bluegrass, ate barbecue and Krispy Kreme, and served local craft beer in mason jars.  […]

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“Oh my gosh!  Amazing!  Soooo many favorites… I am very happy.  Thank you, thank you!! so very exciting to RELIVE the wedding through these gorgeous photos!” ~Jessica On a late September day, Jessica and Dave combined two families into one, in one of the most heartwarming ceremonies we’ve ever witnessed.

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Mike and I just love downtown Wilmington weddings.   Well, we’re a little biased anyway.  We met downtown.  All of our first dates were downtown.  We even got married downtown :).  If Mike hadn’t been so impatient, we would have gotten engaged downtown, but the reservations we had for dinner at Aubriana’s were like two […]

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Back when I was trying – in vain – to make myself a home on Twitter, I found a retweet that was so insanely hilarious, I had to follow the original tweeter.  Tweetist.  Whatever.  That guy’s name was Doug.  Over the several years that followed, Doug and I kept in infrequent contact, by Facebook and […]

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There’s a certain type of couple, and these are rare, whose personalities combine to create this quiet, warm, and peaceful calm… and everything they do, everyone they touch, is affected by it. Even when there’s chaos (the threat of rain at an outdoor ceremony, forcing the barely-even-considered “Plan B” into place, for instance), that pervasive […]

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I might have mentioned this before, in the post about their engagement session, or maybe the one about Jenny’s bridal portrait session… but Jenny and Kevin live in Hawaii.  They’re from North Carolina originally, and may even be moving back out here in the next year or two, but for the last few years they’ve […]

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Jenny is beautiful.  She has those enviable doe eyes, hair that I would die for, a gorgeous body… and she lives in Hawaii. Yeah, it’s okay to hate her. Jenny’s portraits were made in her parents’ neighborhood, not far from Airlie Gardens (where Jenny and Kevin had their ceremony) and Wrightsville Beach (where we shot […]

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Sometimes you get lucky. Sometimes one of your best friends in the world meets her soulmate, falls in love, and gets engaged.  And sometimes, if you’re really really lucky, you are the people she turns to for her wedding photography. Sometimes, your friend decides she wants a rockabilly wedding on a decommissioned Battleship on the […]

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It may be a statistical improbability that EVERY SINGLE COUPLE we work with is amazing, and I’m sure our readers get sick of the adjectives that I can’t stop using in these blog posts (amazing, incredible, fabulous, phenomenal, crazy, fantastic, unbelievable… my internal thesaurus doesn’t go far beyond those), but I have to do it […]

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