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CHRISTMAS ROMANCE STYLED SHOOT | NATIONALLY PUBLISHED!

This shoot was quite a feat of accomplishment! I began planning this styled shoot in January of 2016, and planned to shoot it in February of 2016. I lined up models (former wedding clients, Joel + Kayla Bowen), and vendors and began collecting details for a late Feb. shoot at Fenland Christmas Tree Farm when our daughter, Avonlea, had to be rushed to Levine Children’s Hospital the week before we planned to shoot! She ended up staying at Levine for over a week, so we postponed the shoot and it was a good thing too, because I ended up going into labor 4 weeks early with our little Violet just 3 days after Avonlea came home from Levine! Finding an alternative date proved difficult, and the shoot kept getting pushed back and back until September! By the time the date was finalized, a couple of the vendors who had been willing to participate originally were unavailable. New Creations Flowers stepped in at the very last minute the week of the final shoot-date with gorgeous flowers! Velo Creative overnighted stationary, and final pieces of wardrobe and decor were pieced together just days before the shoot. But it all came together beautifully! We couldn’t have asked for a better outcome and we were absolutely thrilled when the shoot was published on Borrowed & Blue, a national wedding style blog, as well as Bustl’d, a wedding blog local to the Charlotte area! projectlifephoto_christmasstyledshoot0001projectlifephoto_christmasstyledshoot0002projectlifephoto_christmasstyledshoot0003projectlifephoto_christmasstyledshoot0004projectlifephoto_christmasstyledshoot0005projectlifephoto_christmasstyledshoot0006projectlifephoto_christmasstyledshoot0007projectlifephoto_christmasstyledshoot0008projectlifephoto_christmasstyledshoot0009projectlifephoto_christmasstyledshoot0010projectlifephoto_christmasstyledshoot0011projectlifephoto_christmasstyledshoot0012projectlifephoto_christmasstyledshoot0013projectlifephoto_christmasstyledshoot0014projectlifephoto_christmasstyledshoot0015projectlifephoto_christmasstyledshoot0016projectlifephoto_christmasstyledshoot0017projectlifephoto_christmasstyledshoot0018projectlifephoto_christmasstyledshoot0019projectlifephoto_christmasstyledshoot0020projectlifephoto_christmasstyledshoot0021projectlifephoto_christmasstyledshoot0022projectlifephoto_christmasstyledshoot0023projectlifephoto_christmasstyledshoot0024projectlifephoto_christmasstyledshoot0025projectlifephoto_christmasstyledshoot0026projectlifephoto_christmasstyledshoot0027projectlifephoto_christmasstyledshoot0028projectlifephoto_christmasstyledshoot0029projectlifephoto_christmasstyledshoot0030projectlifephoto_christmasstyledshoot0031projectlifephoto_christmasstyledshoot0032projectlifephoto_christmasstyledshoot0033projectlifephoto_christmasstyledshoot0034projectlifephoto_christmasstyledshoot0035

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published | cover of charlotte wedding magazine

We are so incredibly honored to have been published on the cover of Charlotte Wedding Magazine‘s April-June 2014 issue! CWM’s art director arranged for our lovely cover-bride, Caitlin, to come out from California and dawn her grandmother’s wedding dress again at the Ballantyne Country Club for a special cover-shoot! They had mock-ups of possible cover lay-outs and specific parameters for the shoot, so it was very different from the typical bridal session where variety is important to keep in mind. We spent a lot of time trying to capture Caitlin dappled in glowy sunset light, but at the end of the shoot we grabbed a shot in front of some beautiful greenery that set of the vintage details of her gown so beautifully. Also, I was 8 1/2 months pregnant with Avonlea the day we photographed this session! It was a little unnerving for everyone involved, scheduling this very important shoot just 10 days prior to my due-date 😉 The lovely Diane Personett of as well as Kisha Whitney were both on stand-by, just in case my water broke before or during the shoot. We’re so thankful for sweet friends who would be willing to do that! It was still super-fun, and wonderful to see Caitlin, her family, and the ever-so-talented Erin of Erin Ashley Makeup again!

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published | bridal fashion shoot for charlotte wedding magazine

These photos are a series we did at the request of Charlotte Wedding Magazine back in November for their January/March 2013 issue! Now that the issue is off the shelf we can finally share them- so excited! The CWM did an 8-page spread of 8 of the photos from this shoot, so most of the images here are extras that were not selected for the feature. Brian just had a total blast in the studio- he was totally in his element!

The images look fantastic and ever better in print ; ) Special thanks to our gorgeous model, Lindsay Worsham, and to Hayden Olivia Bridal, The Lily Rose, Mecklenburg Bridal Gallery, and New York Bride & Groom for supplying the fabulous gowns for this shoot! (See captions for jewelry vendors. See the spread in Charlotte Wedding Magazine Jan/Mar 2013 for all designer and price info)

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Gown | Mecklenburg Bridal Gallery

Hair Piece | The Lily Rose

Earrings | Coplon’s

Engagement Ring | David’s Ltd.

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Gown | New York Bride & Groom

Earrings & Necklace | chezElle

Engagement Ring | David’s Ltd.

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Gown | New York Bride & Groom

Earrings | Coplon’s

Engagement Ring | David’s Ltd.

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Gown & Veil | Hayden Olivia Bridal

Earrings | Coplon’s

Necklace | Sloan

Engagement Ring | David’s Ltd.

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Gown & Veil | The Lily Rose

Earrings | Coplon’s

Engagement Ring | David’s Ltd.

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Gown & Veil | Hayden Olivia Bridal

Earrings | chezElle

Necklace | Sloan

Engagement Ring | David’s Ltd.

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Gown, Veil & Jeweled Belt | The Lily Rose

Earrings | Sloan

Engagement Ring | David’s Ltd.