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Any photographer that has the honor of photographing one of their closest friend’s wedding knows the emotional side of the coin. While your working hard and doing what you do as an artist, you’re also emotionally driven to not burst out in tears every five minutes. I think I lost it like three times during their ceremony. Seeing your friend be loved so deeply, so intensely, so fully is extremely impacting and glorious. I was in awe, watching the beauty and the faithfulness of the Lord to take two people from different continents and bring them together.
Ashley and I have been friends probably since Ashley was four. I grew up with her, her family and some of her friends. We did crazy things as kids, and we still do crazy things as adults. And Scott I’ve known only for a year. (I wrote more about their story here, on their engagement session post) I love, love, love the way Scott loves Ashley. His gentleness reminds me of the way my husband loves me.
When Scott saw Ashley coming down the aisle, it was freaking amazing watching the little boy come out of him. Exuberance and heart-felt joy painted his face and took over his body. Both of them were so giddy. Ashley looked completely stunning in a champagne Justin Alexander. Her Hawaiian sun-kissed skin and black hair caused her deep brown eyes to sparkle.
Scott and Ashley got married on a friend’s beautiful property on June 1st. They offered hay rides down through the woods to an open field where the ceremony took place. The reception took place in a large garage which they decorated with a travel/international theme.
As I was editing the portrait photos this week, I announced to my husband that I wish I could document their lives and photograph them every day because they are so gorgeous to photograph and are so in love. They are eye candy.
They ended the evening with heart-shaped Chinese lanterns, sparklers and a send off in a gorgeous mint green car. These two are some of my favorite people, and I’m honored to have stood alongside them on their day.
Special thanks to my second shooter, Kori Hoffman, and my third shooter, my husband. (Yes, I had so many images to go through…it was rough to pick the best.)
Congrats Scott and Ashley! I love you guys so, so, so much! Thank you for everything!
Laura is stunning…. all I know is I felt like I was in the movie “Brave.” This was my little bit of Ireland for that day.
Laura and Andrew’s wedding happen today! <3 Enjoy Lady Laura.
My husband and I started attending Renovatus back in summer of 2011. We had been out of church for a long period of time, and when we attended Renovatus off and on, I would cry through the services. Our Pastor, Jonathan Martin is a brilliant, anointed speaker and preacher. I love hearing the man talk about his walk with the Lord. Our family has finally started going more consistently and even started attending a home group through the church. I recently volunteered to help photograph baptism Sunday a few weeks ago. It was a beautiful time of worship and extremely emotional watching and hearing people’s testimonies. Here are a few favorites from that time. If you are ever in the Charlotte area, please stop in and experience a Renovatus service. Also my pastor’s book just came out, check out the promo for it here.
This is a 365 day photo project I am doing called “Many A Moon”. This is the whole month of April. See them all at rebekahfancher.tumblr.com
Rebecca and Jesse were our neighbors for years and years. We had the best snowball fights in the winter, pumpkin carving in the fall, fireworks in the summer and hiking in the spring. Late nights spent doing pranks on our other neighbors, taking long walks around our neighborhood and laughing for hours. We love the Graston’s. Last year they moved a little ways away, to a beautiful farm. They had their first baby and we still miss them living a few doors down. Every now and then we go out to “Grastonia”… shoot guns, go four wheeling, badminton, bbq, and swing on the hammock listening to the peacefulness of farm life.
Their beautiful boy, David turned one this month. I took some photos of this fabulous day! Enjoy! ;D
Happy Birthday David!
This past weekend was an incredibly crazy time for Brandon and me. On Saturday, I (with two second shooters help) shot a beautiful wedding (which I can’t wait to blog!) at just about 34 weeks pregnant. (Shy one day) My husband snapped this photo of me below. For a brief moment I had to flip off the shoes…
Back in October I had the amazing honor to shoot Jami’s sister’s incredible barn wedding. Here I was super excited when Lauren approached me about shooting her sister’s small intimate December wedding ten days before Christmas. If you saw Lauren’s wedding, you saw her mom’s amazing handy work in making the reception amazing. Well… she did it again!
They chose to get married at the small St Mary’s church in uptown Charlotte. Where pink flowers were blooming all over the bushes. (Crazy for December!) The reception was in the back yard of Jami’s home. Lights decorated all the bushes and trees and shrubs, three or four chandeliers hung from trees, and a tent was pitched in the back yard. Inside the tent was the most beautiful table seating for 50ish people with china, and silver. Every plate was different. It was so incredibly beautiful. Fabulous planning.
I’ve had the best time getting to know Jami and her family the last year or so through shooting her sister’s wedding and having dinners and coffee dates with their family. I’m so glad I got to be apart of their day. I sure love all of them.
So Laura is a best friend of one of my dearest friends, Ashley Fragas who I’ve known since I was like 7 (maybe?)
Ashley approached me about shooting Dustin and Laura’s December wedding. It was going to be held at the Post Chapel on the Fort Bragg base in Fayetteville, NC. I agreed to it, and was excited to find out that my parents and brother has actually spent some time getting to know Laura in Israel a few years back on a trip. I’m sad to say that I haven’t gotten to know Laura and Dustin hardly at all, but in my brief coffee date with her I found her spirit so charming. She is full of so much beauty and hope. I’m sad they don’t live in the area. Her and Dustin have now relocated up north.
I would like to give a HUGE shout out to my amazing second shooter and assistant- (aka, my husband) He does such an amazing job.
Congrats Dustin & Laura! Thank you for everything!