I was tickled to receive a text from a recent bride and groom that were married in August that said “guess what!” I knew Heather was pregnant as soon as she sent that text. This is their birth announcement.
Randy and Kathy were married in Grand Cayman Islands at The London House. Their story will follow in a few days of how they met but I wanted to get the images posted. Here are some of my favorites from the week I spent with them.
Explanation for the above photo on the left, Randy is doing the Blue Steel pose from Zoolander
Pettis & Christina were married in Rock Hill, SC at the beautiful Brakfield at Riverwalk. Pettis & Christina’s story started back in high school when they met through mutual friends. They dated for 8 years before Pettis proposed to Christina at Concord Mills. They had gone to the mall to get an iPad. Christina said they were near a jewelry store and she suggested that they look at rings. To her surprise, Pettis said “sure” which shocked Christina. They looked and she saw one she really liked but Christina said she was not expecting anything beyond that. They left that store and as they started walking around, they approached Reeds and Pettis suggested they look there. Christina said she found a ring she did not want to take off of her finger. She loved it so much! Christina had a friend shopping with them and they left the store to go to Best Buy so that the salesperson named Tip could convince Pettis to get the ring. Christina said when she reached Best Buy, she felt so nauseous thinking that Pettis may actually get the ring. She said her stomach was in knots. Pettis showed up at Best Buy with a Reeds bag and stated that the salesman gave him his card and some jewelry cleaner. Pettis told Christina he had to stop back in the store before they left the mall. They got to Reeds and Christina said she was looking for the ring in the case. She turned around to find Pettis was on one knee and stated “Will you marry me Boogah”!
Pettis and Christina were engaged for 1 1/2 years. Christina decided on the colors Pink and Green because it was her Sorority colors. They decided to get married at The Brakefield at Riverwalk because they loved the vision that Carol, the owner of the venue had and it resembled a castle which was the look Christina was wanting.
A special thanks and shout out to all the wonderful vendors that made Pettis and Christina’s wedding a beautiful even and smooth running day. Carol Goodwin at the Brakefield at Riverwalk, Aprils Floral Expressions, Catering by Sandra Lee at Heaven Sent Catering, Ice Sculpture from Ice by PreMo, Toby Kirkwood of DJ Krazy T, Day of planner Ria Palmer with Golden Affairs, Cake Designer Takesha Silver at Silver Sweets, Videographer Laurin Wilson with Images of Power, Hair by Joni Tyson of Styles by Joni, Make up by Jennie Brown of Face by J makeup Artistry, and Tuxedo Rentals from A Lasting Impression.
Stephen & Nicole were married last year at the Victorian Villa on Lake Wylie. They decided it would be fun to Rock the Dress and Tux at one of their favorite places – Reedy Creek Park in Charlotte NC. Here are some fun images from that session. Don’t let your dress sit in a box for years without doing this type of session first!
Luke and Myranda were married in May of 2007, they are the couple that my studio logo is designed around.
Ann and Terrass were married November 6th in Huntersville, NC. at United House of Prayer. They held their reception at the Statesville Civic Center. They met in College at UNC while in marching band. Their wedding cake reflects their passion for music. Anne’s garter belt reflects their passion for the University they graduated from. I wish them all the best on a happy new adventure together!
“Meet the Brown’s” I had the pleasure of photographing Andrew and Brandy’s very unique movie release themed reception at The Hilton in the University area. The wedding took place at the lovely Parkwood Institutional CME church in Charlotte NC. The first picture is from their engagement session where we created a movie poster for the reception. I also want to give a shout out to my wonderful Assistant, Terri Smith who did a fantastic job helping me capture some great detail shots Enjoy!
I had the Pleasure and honor of working with Roquel and Nathan to capture their maternity session. We did some very intimate but tasteful pictures which will not be posted here but if you are interested in this type of session, I come to your home to do it so that you are comfortable and it is more of a private feel. Thank you so much Roquel and Nathan for allowing me to capture some of the most beautiful images I have ever done from a maternity session!