Oh man. What an adventure! Brian and Karine’s destination wedding in NJ was 1 weekend, 24 combined driving hours (several of those in DC traffic lol), 1 flat tire, 1 second-shooter (my wonderful friend Julia of Amore Vita Photography), and ultimately 3 crazy but fun days of working with one of the sweetest couples on earth! Brian has been a friend of our family for many years. He moved to Louisville, KY to attend Southern Seminary, and met Karine when they were neighbors and both working in ministry. They spent many months getting to know each other as friends, unable to discuss the possibility of dating due to the obligations of Karine’s internship. But the minute her internship was over (literally, the minute), they had a relationship-defining talk and soon after, Brian proposed! We met Karine for the first time here in South Carolina, when Brian brought her to town after their engagement. A few months later, we got to take their rainy-day engagement photos while we were in Louisville 3 weeks before their wedding for Michael and Melissa’s wedding! And in July, I got to capture their sweet, backyard wedding in Karine’s hometown in New Jersey. It was blazing hot, but such a wonderful day regardless. It was beautiful to see how perfectly each of them fit in with the other’s friends and family. It was encouraging to see so many friendly faces in a brand new place. And it was an absolute blast to watch the Charleston Southern crew breaking it down HARD on the dance floor (as they do). We’re so thrilled for these two, and know they’re meant for great things. Enjoy some of our favorites from Brian and Karine’s wedding!
A location can make or break a portrait session sometimes. This rule of thumb is why we were thrilled when Brittany picked Wing Haven Garden in Charlotte for her bridal session! This venue has absolutely endless possibilities for gorgeous shots, especially when you have a subject this stunning. Not only is Brittany beautiful (inside and out), but her dress (Casablanca from Mecklenburg Bridal), her veil, her hair and makeup (Salon Naman), and even her gorgeous flowers (Willow Floral Boutique) were perfectly tailored factors for a lovely set of images. Enjoy a few of our faves from Brittany’s bridal session at Wing Haven!
We were so honored to capture Sydney’s bridal portraits. We have had a blast getting to know Sydney and her now-husband Brent in our church community group! Their story is so unique: Brent and Sydney met early on in their freshman year of college and became best friends. They did not date, but avoided dating other people because they did not want to spend less time with each other! During Sydney’s senior year of college, they had a heart-to-heart and decided to get married. They went from friends to fiance’s in an instant! So sweet…
Sydney is one of the most contagiously kind people we know. Her smile is beautiful, genuine and constant! She made an absolutely stunning bride and we’re thrilled to finally be able to share her bridal portraits with the world now that she and Brent have said “I do.” Enjoy a few of our favorites from Sydney’s Glencarin Garden bridal portrait session.