Vintage Styled Session at McGill Rose Garden | Walter + Kimberly!

A few months ago, Brian and I were talking with my mom and she mentioned a cute young-married couple who’d been coming to her church community group. She was told us an abbreviated story of their wedding day, which made us immediately want to meet them and take their picture;)Walt and Kimberly’s wedding in May of 2013 took place in Oklahoma on the day devastating tornados touched down, ravaging the area and destroying homes and lives. Many of their friends and family were quite simply unable to get to the wedding due to the chaos ensuing around them, and their wedding photographer was forced to cancel on them the morning of the wedding due to the dangerous storms. Walt and Kimberly decided not to let this ruin their big day- they waited until their pastor was able to come, after the tornadoes had done their worst, and they were married at 10:30pm that night. The were unable to have the lovely vintage-inspired reception they had planned, unable share the moment with many of the family and friends they’d hoped to share their special day with, and unable to walk away from their day with any professional photos.

We just knew that we had to meet them and do what we could to give them some beautiful images that captured the vision they had held for their wedding day! The ceremony was supposed to have taken place in a beautiful garden, so we arranged a session at McGill Rose Garden. We reached out to our wonderful former-bride, Molly, of River Kiss Weddings who provided us with an adorable vintage table-scape from her extensive collection of vintage rentals! We also asked hair and makeup extraordinaire Rebekah McCann (Hair and Makeup by Rebekah) to give Kimberly the wedding-day look she had dreamed of for her big day! Brian and I finagled a bouquet, boutonniere and centerpiece inspired by Kimberly’s original wedding-day designs (so give the florals some grace, okay? lol… the shoot was the week of Mother’s Day, so we knew all of our florist-friends would be insanely busy)! Everything came together so sweetly, and we are so honored to have had the opportunity to get to know these two better as we captured these images of them! Enjoy a bunch of our favorites of Walt and Kimberly!



Gown | David’s Bridal

Bow-tie & Suspenders | H&M

Hair & Makeup | Rebekah McCann

Venue | McGill Rose Garden

Vintage Rentals | River Kiss Weddings


Ballantyne Country Club Wedding | Matt + Stefany!

Matt and Stefany’s wedding was such a true joy to capture! When we first met Stefany, her sweet disposition made us fall in love with her instantly. But we wondered: if opposites attract, would Matt be just as kind and easy to get along with? When Stefany brought him to our studio opening, we finally got the chance to meet him and found that “opposites attract” simply did not apply to this couple in that respect! Matt was just as awesome as his fiancée. During their engagement session and pre-wedding meetings, we only continued to fall in love with the both of them. We were so honored to be a part of the beautiful wedding and love story… their big day was full of the genuine affection that Matt and Stefany share! Enjoy a bunch of our favorite images from Matt and Stefany’s lovely Ballantyne Country Club wedding, and see a complete vendor list at the bottom of this post!

AUGUST 3, 2013


Stationary | Little House Shoppe & Invitations by Lee

Gown | purchased at Hayden Olivia Bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses | purchased at New York Bride & Groom

Bride’s Jewelry | purchased at Hayden Olivia Bridal

Engagement & Wedding Bands | Diamonds Direct

Hair & Makeup | Who’s the Fairest – Kymm McLean

Florist | The Petal Shoppe

Ceremony Venue | St. Mary’s Chapel

Ceremony Coordinator/ Director | Dottie Maloy

Officiant | Fr. Michael Flynn

Ceremony Music | Canon in D, The Prayer – Celine Dion

Reception Venue | Ballantyne Country Club

Reception Director | Emily Burgholzer

DJ | Split Second Sound – Jonny Piscitelli

Saxaphone | Steve Daley

Rentals & Set-Up | OZ Event Rentals

First Dance | Wanted - Hunter Hayes

Father-Daughter Dance | Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Elton John

Caterer | Ballantyne Country Club

Cake | WOW Factor Cakes

Transportation | Rose Chauffeured Transportation

Accommodations | Renaissance Charlotte (SouthPark) Hotel