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Mika & Eric's Wedding {Southern Class}

October 01, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

I know when most brides start planning their wedding day, it's just a given, they imagine blue skies and sunny.  You don't think of a rainy day, however, sometimes it happens.  Over the course of shooting weddings, I've learned that while yes, rain makes it a bit more challenging, it also makes for some beautiful pictures as you'll see below.  This past Saturday, Mika & Eric were married in a beautiful church in Monroe, NC. This wedding had all the southern touches that reminded me of years gone by. Not a detail was untouched.  To me, even the rain added a bit of character to their day.  Here is their story, in pictures!  Enjoy!

Mean while, this handsome groom is preparing also!

The garter!

Finally stepping into the dress!

Seeing his little girl for the first time in her dress.

Mika's as she's meeting her dad...

Just as he saw her...

Best reaction ever!

She had a special gift for her mom and dad...

One last picture with mom & dad before the ceremony...

Here comes the bride...

Eric seeing her for the first time...

Mr. & Mrs. Callahan!

Reception time...

First dance...

Love this next shot my second shooter, (Alicia) got.  Her focus, the bride's parents!  Love!

Daddy/daughter dance...

Alicia and I must have had a similar thought...During their dance, I caught the bride's mom video-ing her hubby and their daughter dancing.

Mother/son dance

Well, well, well, look who caught the garter and bouquet....

Thank you, Mika & Eric for letting me capture this day for you!  I wish you many, many happy years together!



Elizabeth & Tyler Become One! ~ {Wedding}

September 21, 2015  •  7 Comments

The setting was at Rolling Hill Farms in Monroe, NC, for Elizabeth & Tyler's beautiful September wedding.  Weddings are special days that many brides dream of their whole life...September 20th, 2015, couldn't have been a prettier day for these two to join their lives together!  Long ago when these two were children, before marriage or even dating was ever thought of, this couple went to the same vocational class together...they even rode the same carpool together!  Over the years, they went their separate ways but still maintained a mutual friendship, but it wasn't until 2012 that they started dating. These pictures tells us the rest is history...Meet Mr. & Mrs. McGee!

The handsome groom!

One last shot of momma and her boy before he's a married man.

Signing the dotted line...

These next two are almost just alike...I love them both so I'm including both of them!  That is the prettiest cross I've seen!

Oh, that light!  And a beautiful couple...

So elegant and classy!

Clint & Stephanie, you have a beautiful venue!  (Side note: Could that moon have been in any better place?  Love!)

Look at this cute lil' fella...


A dad and all his boys...

Congratulations Elizabeth & Tyler, I've enjoyed being a part of your engagement and wedding day.  I wish you many years of happiness together!


Casie & Andrew Are Married!

September 18, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Saturday, Sept. 12th, 2015, Casie and Andrew were married!  They celebrated their day with friends, family and DANCING!  These two are a fin filled day as they began their lives together at a familiar place...Her grandpa's home.  Here are several pictures to recap their day! 

All her life, she's been waiting for this moment and the time is now.


And now one of my favorite moments of a wedding.  Not every bride chooses a "first look" with her dad but when they do...


This beautiful handkerchief is a gift from Casie to her mom.

First dance as husband and wife...

As grandma watched

Now the party begins...

Casie and her grandfather

One more shot of Casie with her grandpa... That light!

Bouquet toss...

See that little dot at the top of your screen...We caught that quick little passing flower in the air!  ;)

The night is winding down, last dance on their wedding day...

Sparkler exit..



Congratulations Casie & Andrew on your wedding!  I wish the two of you a wonderful married life through good times and bad!  Thank you for letting me and my second shooter, Linden Claire Photography, capture these for you!



Amanda & Lee Say "I Do"

September 01, 2015  •  2 Comments

August 29th, this past Saturday, Amanda & Lee committed their lives to one another before their God & their closest family and friends.  It was what I call a "quiet" ceremony beneath the shade trees of the home in which she grew up.  In the south, August is usually hot and muggy but on their day, the weather was perfectly comfortable...temps were low with a comfortable humidity.  It was a beautiful start to what I hope will be many years of happiness for them both!  Here are some of my favorites pictures to recap their wedding.

Love this next one of you, Amanda!

Her mom & dad

Beautiul bride!

These next few of Lee as he sees his bride for the first time!

Wishing you two a wonderful time away and many years of happiness as you start your new life together!


Brian & Jessica's Countryside Wedding

July 09, 2015  •  3 Comments

A warm summer afternoon in Union County, NC, Brian & Jessica married in the yard of their best friend's home.  The rain was threatening to make it's debut during their ceremony but decided to hold off until after their nuptials allowing this couple to have a beautiful ceremony in the presence of just their closest family members. Here are a few of my favorites to recap their day.

Jessica, you were a beautiful bride!

I love this next series, here's why.  Today, in photography, a big trend that I often encourage brides to do is have a "first look" with their dad.  You capture the dad's expression as he sees his daughter for the first time in her wedding dress.  The emotions are always priceless as he sees his "little girl" just before he gives her away to another man. Well, this is basically the same thing except for this was not a planned moment...It was all candid and I didn't expect to capture this going into their wedding day but here, Jessica's mother-in-law is seeing her son's soon-to-be-wife prior to the ceremony for the first time.  Their reaction is raw and priceless...what a "welcome into the family" this would be! 

Love how happy they both are in this next shot!

Brian taking care of his last minute touches while getting ready...

A little wedding loves from his niece!

You did mighty well on that ring, Brian!  ;)

Just before her dad gives her away...

Brian's reaction to seeing her for the first time...

Jessica & her dad!

Love a silhouette shot!

Thank you Brian & Jessica for letting me be a part of your day.  I wish you many years of happiness together!




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