JC RAULSTON ARBORETUM BRIDAL PORTRAITS| COURTNEY

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of meeting Courtney and her mother at the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, NC for her bridal portraits session! Courtney's lace wedding dress and seersucker print Jack Roger sandals were perfect for her session. Her monogrammed wedding veil also complemented her ensemble! She also wanted to include her grandmother's and mother's wedding rings in the shoot. I love it when my TR Brides want to include family heirlooms into their wedding!

  We had some cloudy weather for Courtney's bridal session and we even got caught in an unexpected summer shower, but this sweet bride didn't let that damper her session at all! Enjoy some of my favorites from her shoot!

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THE DUKE MANSION, CHARLOTTE, NC| SERENITY AND ROSE WEDDING

    Earlier in January, my husband and I traveled to The Duke Mansion in Charlotte, North Carolina for this gorgeous Serenity and Rose Styled Shoot planned by Sarah Elizabeth Miller.  If you're in the Charlotte area, I would highly recommend checking this venue out. It is stunning! The building has gorgeous black and white checkered flooring, the most beautiful crystal chandeliers you have ever seen, and lovely columns.

     From the florals to the tableware, the blue and pink wedding details were stunning! Not to mention how fabulous do the brides look in their gorgeous wedding dresses?

Planning: Sarah Miller 

Florist: Kelilabee Flower Company 

Baker: Wow Factor Cakes 

Hair and Makeup: Paige Pope 

Bride and Groom: Yarah and Shiraz Aslam 

High Fashion Bride: Jessica Shadden 

Tableware: The Prissy Plate Company 

Dresses: The Savvy Bride Boutique

A bride on a checkerboard floor with crystal chandeliers.
A bride on a checkerboard floor at the Duke Mansion in Charlotte, NC
A black and white bridal portrait session at the Duke Mansion.
A lace cathedral length wedding veil.
A classic bridal portrait at the Duke Mansion in Charlotte, NC
An elegant bride at the Duke Mansion in Charlotte, NC
A classic bridal portrait.
A joyful bride on her wedding day
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A bridal bouquet of roses at the Duke Mansion in Charlotte, NC
An elegant wedding at the Duke Mansion in Charlotte, NC
A floral centerpiece of roses.
A blue and pink wedding tables cape at the Duke Mansion in North Carolina.
Blue glassware at the Duke Mansion in Charlotte, NC
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A blue and pink wedding tables cape at the Duke Mansion in North Carolina.
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Rose gold wedding shoes and engagement rings by Tierney Riggs Photography
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Pink and gold bridal earrings
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Turquoise and pink wedding cake.
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A happy couple from a wedding at the Duke Mansion.
A bride and groom at the Duke Mansion in Charlotte, North Carolina
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A bride wearing a blue wedding dress at the Duke Mansion in Charlotte, NC.
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APEX, NC LIFESTYLE NEWBORN SESSION| FELICITY

     Carrie and Nate met while they were both living in Washington DC through an online dating site. They went to trivia night for their first date ,and later got engaged while they were hiking in Virginia. Nate proposed with his nanny's wedding ring ( Yay for family heirlooms!). They were married in April 2015, and now they're embarking on the sweet journey of parenthood. Felicity's name is so special too as she is named for Carrie and Nate's grandparents. I love the sentiment of that!

      I met Carrie and Nate through a past client of mine, so when they reached out about a lifestyle newborn session I was so stoked! Baby Felicity did an AMAZING job on her newborn session! She slept almost the entire time and was just way too cute!

   

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DURHAM, NC ADOPTION ANNOUNCEMENT| AJ AND BRANDY

     We met AJ and Brandy when we first started attending a class for newlyweds at our church. I think the have the neatest story! They met in Georgia while Brandy was getting her Master's degree. At the time, things didn't really go anywhere between them. She later moved to New Orleans. As it turned out, AJ had also relocated to New Orleans to play baseball. During this time, they reconnected and began dating and eventually they got married!

     I was so happy when they approached me for their pictures. What made it even more exciting was that they had a big announcement to share---they're adopting!! I'm so excited for them as they embark on this new adventure

Family photography in Durham, NC
Family photography in Durham, NC
Family photography in Durham, NC
Family photography in Durham, NC
Family photography in Durham, NC
Family photography in Durham, NC
Family photography in Durham, NC
Family photography in Durham, NC