laura + chad // wedding . charlotte nc

Remember Laura & Chad from their [ Charlotte engagement session ] last fall? This sweet couple tied the knot this New Year's Eve & we were so excited to be there to photograph the festivities!

Before I go any further, I need to give some props to the wonderful team of people that came together to make this day happen. First & foremost, Jennifer Wouters of [ Soiree Charlotte ] did an amazingly fantastic job coordinating this day! I can't even put into words how great this woman is to work with - from both a bride's & photographer's perspective. If anybody out there is having a wedding in the Charlotte area, we would definitely recommend looking her up!

Second, we couldn't have done it without help from the lovely Lucy of [ Lucy Clement Photography ] who was second shooter for the day. We are so lucky to have such a great network of local photographers to call up on those rare times when you need backup (a.k.a. when one of you comes down with a terrible, awful case of that dreadful flu that was going around this winter)!

Without further ado, here are some of our favorite images from Laura & Chad's wedding day:

Laura & Chad got married at a cute little church in downtown Charlotte called [ St. Mary's Chapel ].

The new Mr. & Mrs.!

The reception was at [ Roof With a View ] downtown, so we took advantage of the view from the rooftop for a few shots & then headed to the street for the rest of the photos of the newlyweds. Considering these shots were taken in the middle of the night in the dead of winter, it was a bit chilly, but Laura & Chad were great sports about taking their photographs in the cold, misty weather!

The first dance:

Laura & Chad's gorgeous cake was by [ Cake Lady Jill ] & was oh-so-yummy & rich with its amazing raspberry filling - the perfect touch!

And the countdown begins...

Happy New Year!!!

I wish every couple could get married on New Year's - there is so much excitement & celebration in the air. Everyone had such a great time & it was so much fun to shoot!

And last but not least, that brings us to our costume photobooth, which was perfectly suited for a New Year's Eve wedding. The guests all had a blast getting dressed up in the costumes & party hats & even brought some of the costume action to the dance floor. In a perfect world, all of our couples would hire us to do a photobooth at their receptions - they are so much fun! :)

preparations . [ Residence Inn - Charlotte Uptown ]
ceremony . [ St. Mary's Chapel ]
reception . [ Roof With A View ]

wedding planner . Jennifer Wouters with [ Soiree Charlotte ]
hair/makeup . [ Carmen!Carmen! ]
florist . [ The Place for Flowers ]
band . [ Peace and Love ]
caterer . [ ONE Catering ] of Harper's Restaurant Group
cake . [ Cake Lady Jill ]
videographer . [ Carolina Video Productions ]

sale // canvas gallery wraps

Time for our annual gallery wrap sale!

In our opinion, there is no better way to display your wedding, engagement, or senior session photos than by purchasing a great big gallery wrap - or even displaying several smaller ones in a grouping. There is no need for framing, they come ready to hang on your wall, & they look great! They make awesome gifts for the recent bride & groom decorating their first home or as a special treat to yourself.

If you would like to take advantage of our 20% off special, act fast so we have plenty of time to work with you on getting your custom order just right. Email us for more information about canvas gallery wraps, including pricing, sizes, & order options.

jennifer + robert // day after . new bern nc

Jennifer & Robert got married recently & we had the honor of doing a day after shoot with the two of them not long after they tied the knot. We photographed this session in historic New Bern where Robert acted as our awesome tour guide for the afternoon. He knows this town like the back of his hand, so took us to all kinds of great places downtown & told us a bit about the history of the town.

Our first stop was this great church, which we LOVED - we seriously could have shot here all day!

Jennifer & Robert have this sweet, playful kind of love that is so much fun to watch (& makes photographing them a breeze!). Between the laughs, tickles, & tackles, I think this next handful of shots say it all. :)

We shot Jennifer & Robert's session right before we headed out for Christmas, so downtown was all dressed up for the holidays in bows & lights.

We finished up the last part of our shoot in the area surrounding [ Tryon Palace ]. Loved all the historic buildings & gardens there!

Jennifer & Robert - thank you again for such an enjoyable day & for being your wonderful selves! You really made our job a lot of fun. :)