Congrats to Paton and Ben, they are getting married this weekend! Here is a little look back at their engagement session that we photographed on Figure Eight Island. From the good times we remember having with these two, I can only imagine what this weekend will bring. Cheers to the happy couple!
Bev is a dear friend of mine. I remember when Bev first told me she had met Josh online and I remember the first time I met him. I knew right away that Josh was an incredibly sweet guy and just the kind of guy Bev needed. Someone who could handle a strong willed independent woman but someone who was also full of fun and laughter. That’s these two! It was such an honor to be there for them to photograph their big day and watch another chapter in their story begin. Bev and Josh, I can’t to see what life holds for the two of you!
Coordination and Event Design: A Pop of Pretty Events
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Brooklyn Arts Center
Videography: Lifestage Films
DJ: Charles with Active Entertainment
Photo Booth: The Soapbox
Cake and Desserts: One Belle Bakery
Rentals: CE Rental, Eventful Furniture, Pomp Event Furnishings, C Britain Rentals
Caterer: Milner’s Cafe & Catering
Lighting: High Performance Lighting
Officiant: Kevin Martin
Hair and Makeup: Adrianne Lugo
Florals: Eco Chic Blossoms
What better way to celebrate an anniversary than to capture moments with your whole family? I met up with the Patrinicola family at Topsail Island where these lovely grandparents were celebrating their 50th anniversary. Their daughters, Anne and Beth, decided to give their parents this session as a gift. This sweet family session contained lots of laughter, racing in the sand, and cuddling. The silhouette in the last photo rings true, this family is full of love!
Brent and I met up with Lindsay and Drake in Raleigh at the North Carolina Museum of Art for their engagement session. This sweet couple is getting married next June. One of our favorite things we learned about them is how they met. Lindsay and Drake met through mutual friends, and one evening, Lindsay decided to give Drake a call and offered to share a bottle of Makers. And how could Drake say no to a lovely lady, drinks, and good conversation? They have been together ever since that first date and we are so excited to be joining them on this journey towards their wedding.
When we initially spoke with Jenny and Lomax they expressed their ideas for something different for their engagement session. Lomax, a film producer and creative, really connected with the work of Rodney Smith whose work reflects unique, out-of-the-box ways to feature his subjects.
In all honesty, we were pumped about the session and also a little anxious to execute our ideas in a way that was still representative of our style and who we are as photographers. The session was a success and we all had a great time working together! Thanks to Jenny and Lomax, not only were you open and willing, but your desire for something different, forced me and Brent to push our own ideas of what we can do. We can’t wait for your wedding in a few short weeks!