Katie + Colin | Married

Katie + Colin were married on the beach in my most favorite OBX town of Corolla. ❤  I met these two over coffee in a Starbucks last winter (thanks to a wonderful friend for the referral!!).  Our first meeting actually had to be rescheduled due to being snowed in.  I knew as soon as I met them that were going to be the perfect couple for me. 🙂

When we got together for their engagement session in the Spring (Which I still have to blog but you can find some of that HERE!  Im terrible y’all!) I was able to see just how incredibly in love they were.  I hardly have to pose these two!  They are just so flirty and sweet with each other it was as if I wasn’t even there!  A true photographers dream!

Their wedding was so beautiful and so much fun.  I mean they had an ice cream bar for goodness sakes!  If you know me you know that’s one way to my heart. 🙂  Tons of hard work went into making this day perfect by their friends and families.  Katie’s father catered all the food and this food was AMAZING!!  Her Uncle was their officiant and her Aunt did a tremendous job coordinating everything.  The crowd was a party and the energy was awesome!  These two are so lucky to be surrounded by so many great friends and family and even luckier to have each other!!

Of course I could not have done this all without my partner in crime Danielle Cote Photography for second shooting with me.  She takes the stress of being “in more than one place at one time” away!  This day went seamless and I could not have done it without her! ❤

Dress: Blush Bridal 

Hair & MUA – Christiano Cole

DJ: Barryoke Karaoke Entertainment

Beach Chairs: I Do OBX Chairs

Lighting: Blue Steel Lighting

Invitations: Summer Raine

Florals: Harris Teeter

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Cat + Kevin | Married!

I cannot say enough about these two….or should I say three! 🙂  

Cat + Kevin are so sweet and in love.  They made my “job” so easy!  I was over the moon when Cat asked me to photograph their small intimate wedding.  After chatting with her over email back and forth and eventually meeting her, Kevin and Gracyn for their family session last month, I knew they were the perfect couple for me and for each other.  I mean, look at them!  Both lovers of coffee (which you can see for yourself). Cat is a photographer (a girl after my own heart) and Kevin is a Graphic Designer who is ridiculously talented.  In fact, as I walked into their home the day of the wedding, I immediately took notice to all the adorable DIY details put into this day, and as I was telling Cat what an amazing job she did, she looked at me and said “Oh girl, I didn’t do any of this, Kevin did everything” and laughed.  What a guy!!  

And lets not forget Gracyn.  She is the center of their world and they made sure she knew that as they came together in marriage, it was not only Cat + Kevin coming together, its was the three of them coming together as a family.  Gracyn got her own cake to cut (Yum!) and was gifted a beautiful bracelet by both of them.  It was so sweet!

I hope you enjoy their photos as much as I enjoyed being a part of their day!

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Bri + Ben | Married!

To say we had our share of challenges on Bri + Ben’s wedding day would be an understatement.  Their beautifully fall styled wedding was to take place on the grounds of the Cypress Point Country Club.  Unfortunately the weather had a different plan.  The sky just fell out and dumped rain throughout the region for a full week to include their wedding day causing the ceremony to be held indoors.

They had planned for their beloved Bulldogs Meast and Linus to introduce them down the aisle, however since the ceremony had to be indoors, the pooches were not allowed.  😦

With all the shifting in plans and getting ready, the ceremony began and hour later than planned causing us to completely lose light on an already dark gray day which meant no beautiful outdoor portraits. 😦 😦 😦

I have never seen a couple take so many challenges in such stride.  Bri + Ben didn’t skip a beat and went on to enjoy their wedding day with all of their guests.

But dont think it ends there!  I just cant allow a Bride and Groom walk away without great portraits of their wedding.  I am so thankful Bri + Be allowed me to arrange a “do over”.  🙂  On a beautiful and unusually warm day in November, we met back at the same location they were married and rocked out some gorgeous portraits of these two newlyweds.  We could not have asked for a better day!  Not to mention we were able to incorporate the pups!! ❤

I could not have pulled this off without the amazing talent and kind hearts behind C&J Floral Design (https://www.facebook.com/CJFloralDesign) for recreating the bridal bouquet and boutonniere.  They were not the floral vendor for Bri + Ben’s actual wedding (which was Palette of Petals), but they did an amazing job at recreating these for us and way to be there for a girl when she’s calls in a favor!!  Seriously these two stop at nothing to go above and beyond for ALL their brides and vendors.  Love them!!!

I also could not have pulled off the actual wedding day without my right hand (wo)man…my partner in crime, Danielle Cote Photography.  Seriously love this lady! ❤

Congrats to Bri + Ben!!  These two are such a match made in heaven.

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And here a few photos from our Reshoot!  I know Ive said it already but we could not have asked for a better day!!

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Venue – Cypress Point Country Club

Dress – Pure English

Wedding Day Florals (Bouquet, Boutonniere, flower girl headpeice, and Centerpieces) – Palette of Petals

Reshoot florals (Bouquet and Boutonniere) – C&J Floral Designs

Makridakis-Howlin | Family

I was SO happy the rain held off for this family session a few weeks ago on the beach!! I photographed little Christopher when he was just weeks old and my how he has grown! What a cutie!

I love how much love shines through these images.  Whether it be with little Christopher, amongst siblings, parents, and spouses.  I hope John and I look as in love years down the road as Marina’s parents do here. ❤ <3.  This family was just so sweet and playful (which I adore!). I seriously loved every minute of this session and Im so thankful they chose me to document their family.

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Pierce | Family

I recently had the pleasure of photographing the Pierce Family! You cant tell by how great they all looked, but it was a HOT day! Probably one of the hottest Ive photographed in. They were such troopers and such a sweet family and I hope to get the opportunity to photograph them again someday. ♥

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Zafra | Family

I met Kristy through one of my loyalest clients/friends as she was the hair stylist for her wedding I was shooting.  She was so sweet and a pleasure to work with.  I was so honored when she asked me to photograph her family (pooch Roxie included) at the beach this past summer.

Their family was so sweet !  Just look how adorable their children are!  And lets not forget sweet Roxie!  She was such a well behaved pup.  Have I mentioned how much I love when families incorporate their fur babies in their family photos!?! 🙂

Thanks so much guys for allowing me to photograph your beautiful family!

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Miles-Hancock | Family

I got to run around in the forrest with this fun family on a dark, cloudy, misty evening in July. Thankfully, I had a couple of superhero’s on my side to ward off any bad guys. 🙂

Im so glad I got the chance to get to know this family.  These two boys are cousins who spent the summer together with their grandmother from out West.  They had a blast together jumping around in capes and flying airplanes at the park.   I just know they cant wait too all see each other again and I hope I get to see them again too! 🙂

 

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