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brakefield at riverwalk wedding | casey + emily

Casey and Emily’s intimate wedding was certainly one to remember! Their event took place at one of the Charlotte area’s newest upscale venues, Brakefield at Riverwalk. One thing we were really impressed with on Casey and Emily’s wedding-day was their talented list of vendors! They hired a set of pro’s, none of whom we’d worked with before that day… and we were completely blown away by every last detail! Casey and Emily kept their guest-list small which made for an evening full of truly genuine celebration from their closest friends and family. It was obvious how adored the newlyweds were by all in attendance, and we couldn’t have been more honored to capture their big day! Enjoy a bunch of our favorites from Casey and Emily’s wedding, and see a complete list of their vendors at the bottom of the post!

OCTOBER 27, 2012

Stationary | Etsy & Target

Gown | Galina Signature Organza

Bridesmaids Dresses | David’s Bridal

Bridal Shoes | Jessica Simpson purchased at Dillard’s

Bride’s Jewelry | purchased at Diamonds Direct

Engagement & Wedding Bands | Donald Haack Diamonds & Diamonds Direct Southpark

Guy’s Attire | Vera Wang purchased at Men’s Warehouse

Hair & Makeup | Pamela Zwick

Ceremony & Reception Venue | Brakefield at Riverwalk

Officiant | Rev. Jimmy Wade

Ceremony Music | Can’t Help Falling In Love With You – piano instrumental

Reception Coordinator | Jessica Alexander

First Dance | I Wanna Love You Forever – Jessica Simpson

Caterer | Family Catering Services

DJ | Spintastic Sounds

Cake/ Bakery | Cakes by Whit

Videographer | Hayes Media Group

Hotel/ Accommodations | Hilton Garden Inn of Rock Hill

tega cay golf club wedding | dustin + lisa

From the moment we met Lisa, we knew we were going to enjoy working with this couple! Lisa met us for a consultation, already knowing that she wanted to book us and after talking with her and her mom, we were right there with her! We met Dustin for the first time at their engagement session, which was an absolute dream. It was obvious during that session how much these two adore each other and enjoy one another’s company. Dustin and Lisa met on a golf-course so it was only fitting that they hold their wedding and reception at a venue to match. Their fall event was lovely and we thoroughly enjoyed capturing Dustin and Lisa’s big day! Enjoy a bunch of our favorites from Dustin and Lisa’s wedding, and see a complete list of their vendors at the bottom of the post!

 OCTOBER 20, 2012

Stationary | Red Stone Press

Gown | Jasmine Couture purchased at Treasures Formals & Bridal (Roswell, GA)

Bridesmaids Dresses | Allure purchased at Treasures Formals & Bridals (Roswell, GA)

Bride’s Jewelry | her Something Old

Engagement & Wedding Bands | Reed’s & Jared

Guys’ Attire | Men’s Wearhouse

Hair & Makeup | Salon Naman (Rock Hill, SC)

Florist | Lily Greenthumb’s Floral Artistry

Ceremony & Reception Venue | Tega Cay Golf Club

Officiant | Pastor Kenny Ashley

Processional | Wonderful Tonight – Vitamin String Quartet, Canon in D – Pachelbel

Song She Walked Down the Aisle to | Here Comes the Bride

Recessional | Wedding March – Mendelssohn

Rentals | Tamara Hundley Events – Chair Covers

First Dance | Lucky – Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat

Father-Daughter Dance | Unforgettable by Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole

Caterer | Casual Water

Cake | Icing on the Edge

DJ |  AAA Entertainment – Chris Ernest

Accommodations | Hampton Inn (Rock Hill, SC)

the powell family | kevin, beth, olivia & isabella

Wow… Looking back on this and our last several blog-posts, it blows our minds how bad we were about blogging this past fall! Sorrry, everyone, for depriving you all from this ADORABLE family/lifestyle session of Brian’s brother, Kevin, and Kevin’s sweet little family!

We met Kevin, our sister-in-law, Beth, and our two incredibly cute nieces, Olivia (4) and Isabella (2, 1/5) in a field the day before Thanksgiving at sunset to try to accomplish that which, until that day, had not been accomplished before: capture some really amazing images of the four of them as a family! Ever since Bella was born, Kevin and Beth’s lives have been pretty jam-packed! Shortly after Bella was born 16 weeks early at 15.5 oz and was kept in the hospital for the first 4 months of her life, Olivia was diagnosed with high-functioning autism. So… they’ve been a little busy : )

Isabella, who goes by “Bella,” is just a little natural in front of the camera. Girl knows how to “work it,” and pose and smile! She has a big heart, which is just so full that very often she needs to let out a good squeal. So precious and adorable in photographs!

Before Olivia’s autism was confirmed, we’d tried a few times to take more formal portraits of her and didn’t do so hot. Not to say, at all, that Olivia didn’t do well in front of the camera- Brian and I just had no idea that taking photos of Olivia would need to be approached in a slightly different way than would photographing a child without autism. Because of her brilliant scientific mind and her passionate love for her family, she likes to be the one taking photos and telling people to “say cheese” if ever she lays eyes on a camera. She loves to experiment, figure out what all of the buttons do and see the immediate fruition of creating a photograph ; ) We did a little research beforehand this time, and discovered that there are actually photographers out there who’s sole subjects are children with special needs, because it is such a specialized demand. We read up and found out more about how to capture Olivia’s strengths and her sweet spirit on-camera in a more autism-compatible way, and the session went beautifully!

These images are a series we’re totally proud of, celebrating these girls’ curiosity and enthusiasm for life and the love within their family. They were a blast to capture! Check out a few of our favorites from Kevin, Beth, Olivia and Isabella’s family/lifestyle session!