Monthly Archives: March 2012

ariana + juan

Amanda + Brent  |  Engagement  |  

Ariana and Juan an awesome duo who enjoy music, their little pup Elliot, and of course being together. Brent and I hit it off with Ariana and Juan from the very first meeting, and when we met up for their engagement session, it was great to see their smiling faces again. We decided to spend the afternoon near downtown Wilmington and finish with a little venture into a nearby park. Nothing beats a gorgeous afternoon with a lovely couple!















Ariana and Juan, three things that Brent and I will remember from your session is your sweetness towards one another, your willingness to try anything, and the tokens that you cherish.

3 Responses to ariana + juan

  • March 27, 2012 | 4:15 PM

    Chain link fence + shadows = awesomeness!

  • March 26, 2012 | 10:31 PM

    Beautiful shoot. I especially love 4, 5, 6, and 9.

  • March 26, 2012 | 6:26 PM

    The minute I saw our photos were online, I screamed and immediately called Juan repeatedly until he answered. I told him to get home as fast (and safely) as he could and I waited very patiently until he walked through the door to begin going through them. The wait was worth it! These photos are stunning and I can’t wait to share them with our families!! Thank you soooo much Amanda and Brent for capturing this amazing afternoon! We had such a wonderful time with both of you and can’t wait for the wedding!

he makes me laugh

One Fine Day  |  

It’s funny how as photographers, our own work is usually the last to get edited.  I found these images today. I took almost a year ago on May 27, 2011. My little nephew is just the sweetest little guy full of so much energy and expression!


This year MHP is going into wedding season all caught up. It is a wonderful feeling! So… right now I’m also making myself a promise. My personal and family photographs will be edited faster this year and they will be posted to the blog and facebook much sooner. This way I’ll be able to enjoy them more often, because photos are meant to be shared and enjoyed. Here is hoping that your day was full of smiles and laughter. If you need another chuckle, click here, to see the other images I posted on my personal facebook page.

3 Responses to he makes me laugh

  • millie
    April 4, 2012 | 11:19 AM

    Luke – you are too funny!

  • March 29, 2012 | 8:49 AM

    Umm, can we talk about my outfit that is similar to Gavin’s jean shorts one, but somehow I don’t look nearly as good.

  • March 26, 2012 | 2:56 PM

    SO cute! Being an aunt is the best thing ever 🙂

a bright idea

Bits & Pieces  |  Millie  |  Weddings  |  

On March 22, The Atrium will be hosting A Bright Idea: A showcase featuring rentals by Harborside Event Rentals and lighting by High Performance Lighting.

Harborside Event Rentals is the sister company of Salt Harbor Designs and was created to rent event decor and furniture that customers cannot find from local rental companies. Much of what Salt Harbor Designs purchases for individual events becomes rental inventory for Harborside. Now, they have organized the products into collections, so the DIY bride can duplicate some of the looks from Salt Harbor’s past events.

They have teamed up with High Performance Lighting who is bringing all of their lighting options out of storage so planners and brides can check out everything they have to offer as well! Steve from High Performance will be on site to answer all of your lighting and power questions.

Whether you are a bride, a vendor, a wedding planner, or a local resident who might need some party ideas, do not miss this event! It will be full of great event ideas and so much more!

March 22nd in The Atrium | 15 S. 2nd Street | Downtown Wilmington, NC | 6-9pm

sigrid + bart

Rachel  |  Weddings  |  

It was a gorgeous day in Coral Spring, Florida.  Sigrid and Bart tied the knot in their Aunt’s back yard surrounded by their friends and family.  Details like antique china, vintage furniture strewn about the lawn, a chandelier hung from a tree, and a dance floor with Italian string lights above made this one of a kind event even more memorable.  It was my pleasure to photograph every moment!






















































A few things I will never forget about Sigrid and Bart’s beautiful back yard wedding:

1.  The happy couple leading their guests into the reception area with balloons and “Love Train” playing in the background.

2.  Sigrid’s father coming to the altar to sneak one more kiss on the cheek to his daughter during the ceremony.  Sweet moment!

3.  The night sky, filled with stars and romance.

6 Responses to sigrid + bart

  • March 22, 2012 | 3:10 PM

    Beautiful couple! Looked like a fun wedding to shoot!

  • March 18, 2012 | 12:15 PM

    Oh my gawwd, but seriously Siggy you are so beautiful!!! Bart looking good on the dance floor. I cant say enough I am so happy this looks 100% perfect…but you are missing a pinata 🙂

  • March 15, 2012 | 9:38 AM

    Rachel! I love these pics! This wedding is gorgeous and looks like all the guests had so much fun. Great job!

  • March 14, 2012 | 10:43 PM

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures. I feel like I was at your wedding!

  • March 14, 2012 | 8:11 PM

    such a beauiful bride, groom and wedding….the pictures capture the happiness and love of the couple.

  • March 13, 2012 | 8:41 PM

    Rachel & Claire, what a beautiful job! You really captured the essence of the night and were so wonderful to work with. I wish we could do it all over again!

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