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Last night, my neighbors, Josiah and Nicole, agreed to get wet for me… <3
Ashley is one of the greatest joys in my life. (I’ve known her since we were both super, super young) Whenever I see this girl (which is like once every two months-ish) I am immediately safe in my own skin, and free to be myself around her. A year ago yesterday, she met a strapping young man at a Krispy Kreme race (run 5 miles, eat a dozen donuts, and then run 5 more- or something like that.) He was a kind, English man who stole her heart, and transformed her current situations. He won her over time and time again. I loved being kept in the loop of their first dates (with the “What should I wear?” texts, and pictures of different outfits.) He took her on “glow in the dark” golfing at night, in the pouring rain as their first date. He planned out special trips to the zoo, and the finale of taking her on a crazy, amazing trip around NYC a week before Christmas. He gave her 6 or 7 clues which took them to the top of the Empire State building, ice skating in Central Park, an amazing restaurant overlooking all of NYC, worlds best cup of coffee (From the movie “Elf”) and then he proposed to her with a bright green emerald ring in front of the Rockefeller Christmas tree. Scott is an absolute joy to be around. They are madly in love, and I cry thinking about it. The Lord has proven his faithfulness to Ashley by bringing Scott into her life. Photographing them is like eating my favorite candy. I’m not kidding. Its easy, its gorgeous, its perfect, and I could seriously photograph them for hours and hours and it wouldn’t be work.
I am shooting their magnificent June wedding. And I am going to cry like a baby the whole day. <3
So about this shoot… Saturday, I took them to a friends/family piece of property, which is like a photographer play ground. Old beautiful house, open fields, bird houses, porch swings, large boulders, wheat fields, woods, ivy, Lake Norman. I mean…. sigh. I was in heaven. It was super, super cold. (Thank God I wore my leggings under my jeans) and Scott and Ashley took it like heros. The sky was cloudy, then sunny, then golden, then blue, then dark. It was fun.
Thank you to my amazing husband who stood in 10-20 minute increments out in the cold to hold my lights and all my stuff. <3 (You are the best!)
I am in love with these photos of them. And I had a really really rough time picking what to share. I did a workshop recently with my friend Shelley Paulson, and Ashley and Scott were our models. So if you’ve seen them before, thats why.
Congrats Ashley and Scott! I love you both so, so much! Happy Engagement!
I’ve known Esther for forever. She was my brother and my best friend growing up. Our parents were extremely close. We spent four nights a week together hanging out at each others house. Its been amazing to watch each other grow up, get married, and now (I) have a kid. Esther is a brilliant person. And I love her deeply. She will always be one of the closest people to my heart. Here is her and her husband right before Christmas. read more
Brisk, lovely fall evening at Freedom Park about a month ago. Kim and Ryan are getting married next summer! He is in the army and plays in the armies band and she is a band teacher in a school. Kim and I used to go to church together about 10 years ago. Its crazy how time flies. I’m excited for these two!
Stephanie & Peter are getting married next Spring. I’m super excited to shoot their big day! We recently went to Heist Brewery in Noda of Charlotte to shoot some engagement photos. We then walked through some of the Noda area to hit up a skyline of the Queen City. They also wanted to share their love for books… so on to the Peddler’s Post. We then ended up at their home to shoot some photos with their sweet furry friends.
I have been dying to share this with the world!!! FINALLY!
Sharon is my closest friend. I feel like we have probably spent two or three years on the phone together if you add up our conversations. Living six hours away isn’t horrible, but she used to be my neighbor, seriously like seven doors down. (We actually weren’t really friend back then… long story) Sharon and her husband, Ferrill are youth pastors in Florida. They have always felt strongly about adopting and have finally come to the place where all the stones are falling into place.
They began and completed their paperwork (35 pages, background checks, doctors appointments and interviews). They were told that the next phase of adoption usually takes about four months. They were stunned when they received a phone call four days later from the agency. The agency had a few moms who were wanting to see their profile and they needed to get it in immediately. (Ferrill and Sharon are one of a few couples that put no limitations on race or gender) Their home study is complete and they are waiting to be matched. They are currently raising funds to bring home a baby. They are adopting out of Jacksonville, FL. The agency is certain that they can place a baby in their home by the end of the year. Ferrill and Sharon need $25,000 to get a beautiful baby. And half of it is due immediately when they are matched.
Yes, I guess I am going to throw this shout out… maybe to the wind but maybe not. If any of you read this and want to help out…. hey… its worth a shot. I am so excited for my friends! Being a parent is an incredible gift!
They stopped in for a few days at the beginning of August to spend some time with our new baby. I did a small photo shoot for them to help out with putting together their profile. I litterly took fifteen minutes behind my house and shot some photos of them. I love this couple so much. And I’m overjoyed at the beauty that they are taking on.
Drew & Elizabeth Anne are great friends of Matthew & Lauren (See wedding here). Elizabeth Anne wanted to do their engagement session at her childhood home in Gastonia. It’s being sold and the property holds dear memories for her. A big red barn, a sweet white home, her mother’s rose garden (her mom passed away a few years ago,) her horse, her twin labs, and a beautiful little pasture. I almost choked up when she told me how much it meant to her.
Their wedding is next June in uptown Charlotte at the Charlotte City Club. Exciting!! ;D
Congrats Drew & Elizabeth Anne!
Daphne & Andrew are getting married at Freedom Park in late August. On their engagement session we started in Noda area early Sunday morning and ended slurping milkshakes at Matties Diner in the Music Factory area around noon. I had a great time photographing these two!
Congrats Daphne & Andrew, I’m excited to shoot your wedding!!