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Posted on Apr 11, 2019
Posted in Elopement, Weddings

Marinn & Dave had the most lovely, intimate spring wedding at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden last month!

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is located in Belmont, NC which is just about 20 minutes outside of Charlotte! It has the most Gorgeous Ceremony options, an open air outdoor reception space, beautiful, manicured gardens and even an orchid/succulent greenhouse!

I had been hoping to shoot at Daniel Stowe for quite some time & was absolutely thrilled when Marinn asked me to photograph their Wedding!

Posted on Apr 05, 2019

Danny & Lisa hosted the most Beautiful March 2019 Wedding at Hidden River Events in Swannanoa, NC!

I’ve known Lisa for several years and have photographed her & her family on a few different occasions during that time! I adore Lisa! She is the most beautiful soul, inside & out! I also really love shooting at Hidden River (which is located in Swannanoa, NC — just outside Asheville city limits, near Warren Wilson College!) So, when Lisa asked me to shoot her Wedding (over a year ago), the answer was a resounding YES! 🙂

I’ve really gotten to know Lisa fairly well over the years and even more so in this last year! We took a little road trip to Charleston in January to shoot her Bridal Portrait Session, you can see that HERE!

I wanted to write something about how genuinely HAPPY both Lisa & Danny were on this day! I’ve known Lisa for a while and I’ve never witnessed her this way, ever…. Something about their Joyful Ease on this day, both of them — it stuck with me. It was really special to witness! <3

Things I Loved about this Wedding:

Lisa (duh), her Gorgeous, Romantic, Flowy Wedding Gown, Sparkly Keds!, the Floral (provided by Hidden River), The Flower Girl & Ring Barer were SOOOOO stinking Cute! The way Lisa cried when she hugged her grandma before the ceremony, Their Bridal Party was awesome, they were all so friendly & relatable — I really enjoyed working with them! Their Families were SOOOOOO Sweet, they had a BYOC (bring your own CAKE) potluck situation at their reception (and I legit devoured the best chocolate cake I think I’ve ever had (thanks somebody’s nana, because I KNOW somebody nana made that cake! LOL), that weird cowboy line dance was fascinating! All those ECU girls at the Wedding (informing me that: “this was the fun table” before they even know that I’m a Pirate too! ;)) Those Sunset photos! <3


Posted on Jan 11, 2019

I judge a venue usually by their Bridal Suit and MANNNNNNN, oh Man, I think Inn at Tranquility Farm takes top prize in this category!

Not only does this venue boast Gorgeous Mountain Views, it also has the most beautiful interior of the main house/bridal suit! 🙂

I absolutely love shooting there and really hope to do it more often!

You know how there’s always that ONE weekend in October where it turns off frigid cold (after having been in the 60’s for the entire month)

That turned out to be Chelsea & Tyler’s weekend this year!

It poured rain for two days prior to their Wedding (which was the catalyst for our foliage peak — the following weekend) and it was frigid cold — like 30 degrees!

They were Married at Inn at Tranquility Farm on October 27. 2018!

Typically, the Inn would have the amazing Mountain Views and I know Chelsea & Tyler were hoping for those but the rain (which thankfully, stopped long enough for a Wedding) left us with overcast skies, heavy cloud cover and a fair amount of fog that day!

Also, the last weekend in October is usually a really good bet for brilliant fall color but our peak leaf weekend this year was late & it didn’t happen until the following weekend!

Never the less, Chelsea & Tyler had a Beautiful Wedding & a super fun party with all of their friends and family!

My favorite things about this Wedding:

Tyler was SO sweet & thoughtful! He gave Chelsea Wedding Gifts EVERY HOUR leading up to their Ceremony!

I loved how beautiful the Inn’s Bridal Suit is/the possibilities it provided for some really nice pre-wedding coverage of Chelsea’s activities!

I loved the catering! HOLY COW, was that dinner phenomenal!

I love how LIT their Reception was! They had SO MUCH FUN dancing with their guests!

I also really loved my 2nd shooter for the day, Stephanie! <3

Many Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Slaughter!


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groom portraits with groomsmen

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Father walks bride down isle

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Family Portraits on Wedding Day

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I tried to give her a little fall, since it hadn’t actually arrived yet!

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Posted on Jun 21, 2018


Megan & Nick were Married in Grand Cayman on May 4, 2018  & Celebrated Stateside {in Raleigh, NC} with their closest Friends & Family on June 9, 2018!

Megan asked me to come down to Raleigh to help them document the occasion and I was happy to oblige!

Even got to spend a little time with my family who live in the triangle, which was super nice! 🙂

I’m gonna let ya’ll guess how Megan & Nick met!

I’m telling you – it’s more than like 90{aca9d9f8ecb93c9d11524cd7a64081bba5ff39534e7fc9a318fc8f38227edefe} of my couples these days ya’ll!

Any who, Nick & Megan are so Sweet & Funny – it was truly an honor to help them to document their Celebration at 1705 Prime in Raleigh!

Here’s a little sample of what the evening was like!


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Venue: 1705 Prime

DJ: Marcus Ward of Morse Entertainment

Hair: Meghann Holland – Alter Ego

Makeup: Pamela Hung

Flowers: Susan Hill

Catering: Rocky Top Catering

Italian Ice Vendor: Sweet Water Ices



Posted on Jun 17, 2017

We shot Tyler & Kara’s Engagement Session at Biltmore Estate well over a year ago!

I never got the chance to blog this session because right after it,  I went on a trip & when I came home, we found out we were having a baby & life got really hectic!

That’s okay, because today is the perfect day to share their sweet session because today Tyler & Kara are GETTING MARRIED!!!!

They’ll say I Do this afternoon at Pole Creek Baptist Church with their Reception to follow at Roberson Ranch in Candler, NC which is just outside of Asheville proper!