How could we NOT enjoy an engagement session where we got to play with 2 cute dogs? Jeremy and Courtney brought along Lexi and Axle to include in their engagement photos! Their wedding will be at the Dairy Barn next fall, so we shot at the Greenway and around the Dairy Barn premises. The natural sunlight was beautiful, the trees had just turned gorgeous autumn colors, and Jeremy and Courtney looked great- loved their wardrobe : ) They did great in front of the camera, and of course so did the dogs!
Two things stand out to us from Jason and Bethany’s engagement session! One: this couple was well-prepared for the shoot. When discussing specifics for Jason and Bethany’s engagements, they had a few specific preferences: Bethany did NOT want to be hot during the session (check! It was chilly and windy hahaha) and Jason wanted to incorporate some Gamecocks-duds. Also, they both wanted a very fall-themed setting for their engagements. Jason even pre-scouted specific locations before-hand : ) Very thorough! Two: at first they were pretty nervous about posing in front of the camera as we began the shoot, but their perception quickly changed and really they got it. By the end, they told us that the shoot was so much easier and a lot more fun than they had anticipated : ) Always nice to hear!
Prom and Mackenzie’s wedding was a true testament to the fact that brides and grooms should not feel pressured or bound by restraints of tradition to plan their wedding according to what everyone else does. When Mackenzie, who’s been a sweet friend of mine for a many years now, asked me to photograph her wedding, not only was I honored of course, but I was also surprised. Since their engagement, Mackenzie had always said she wanted something small and family-oriented, so we were very excited to be asked to be a part of their intimate wedding day. Prom and Mackenzie had their ceremony at a luxurious private residence overlooking Lake Wylie. There was no aisle, no chairs and no wedding party. Family stood near the alter as witnesses while guests (less than 30 people comprised of family and close friends) watched from a short distance, sipping mimosas and enjoying a fruit brunch! After a short photo session with family, their adorable daughter Addy, and each other, Prom and Mackenzie hosted a lavish private lunch for their guests at the delicious Melting Pot restaurant in Charlotte! They were both so glad that they chose not to go down the traditional route, and instead kept their wedding day intimate by surrounding themselves with family and their closest friends. They got to relax and enjoy and laid-back day of celebration, and everything was honestly beautiful! We came away with beautiful images from their wedding day, and best of all, Prom and Mackenzie spent that day focused on their commitment to each other and the Lord.
NOVEMBER 14, 2011