From the first time I chatted with Jayme & Andy over the phone about their wedding day I knew they were going to be a fun couple to photograph. They are full of energy and I could hear them smiling when we would talk. I was right! We spent an hour walking around downtown Wilmington and getting to know one another a little better. I learned a lot of fun facts about their love story and the two of them. They met through close friends with a quick hello then one year later they had their first date. They even attended the same high school but didn’t meet until 7 years after graduation, crazy! These two live near Chicago, but for their wedding in May I get to travel to the Outer Banks and I can’t wait!
Jayme & Andy, My favorite thing about you two is the joy you bring. I can’t help but smile when I’m around you both! See you in May!
In less than a month I’ll be celebrating with these two as they tie the knot! For their engagement session they chose a location close to their heart and their home. We enjoyed the most beautiful sunset in the greatest of company and my most favorite part, almost all of these images are film!
Erin and Joe, what I love most about your session was the amazing sunrise, the soft colors, Erin’s piercing eyes, Joe’s signature hat, and ending with your sweet little paddle boat ride around your backyard using the boat Joe built with his Father!
Graham and Samantha are photographers in Chapel Hill, just a stones throw from us in Wilmington. However, we never had the pleasure of meeting until their session. Graham and I emailed back and forth as he told me of their plans to celebrate an upcoming one year wedding anniversary at a place that was close to their hearts, Bald Head Island. He wanted to set up a session for him and Samantha. The first day we had planned didn’t work out as scheduled because of the weather, we opted to hold out a couple of days and wound up with what I am sure was the prettiest day Bald Head Island had seen in quite some time. It could not have been more perfect!
It’s always a pleasure to shoot for and get to know other photographers. I feel like this might be the beginning of a beautiful friendship but one thing I know for sure, this is one beautiful couple!
Samantha and Graham, it really was a pleasure getting to know you both. I hope your one year anniversary was perfect! Until next year keep spinning on the beach at sunset, holding one another close, and squeezing in all the kisses you can. Hugs!
Sometimes amidst all of the nerves, excitement and hustle and bustle of life you have to take a second to stop, breathe deep, take in the moment, capture a memory, and remember what it feels like in this moment. This is the moment before their lives changed forever. The moment before they found a love they never knew. This is the moment before 2 became 3.
I know these are a little late, since I’ve already posted the birth and day 2 & 3. I’m just getting my film scans in, so there are many more on the way, including Genevieve’s first studio session at one week old.
Ashley’s one request was to get some images of Gabe in his uniform so that is exactly where we started. My challenge for this session was to shoot mostly film so that is exactly what I did. There are only 6 digital images in this post, can you spot them?
Ashley & Gabe, it was so fun getting to know the two of you and chatting about life for hours. You both have the sweetest spirit, perhaps this is why we were granted such gorgeous light and the perfect closing shot of the Henrietta taking an evening cruise on the river to close out the last roll!