SOUTHPORT, NC ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY| PRESTON AND KALEIGH

Last weekend, Christopher and I got to venture to the Southport, NC area for Kaleigh and Preston’s engagement session. We had so much fun hanging out with them and their cute doggy— Mollie Petunia. I’ve never heard such a Southern name for a dog, but I absolutely adore it!

These two went on their first date 2 weeks after we met, Kaleigh came home from college on winter break and Preston didn’t want to wait a single day. So he took her out that night! They went a local Mexican restaurant and watched a new Christmas movie that had just came out. Preston met her mom and dad that night before they went out and her brother met him on the stairs outside before he even came in the house, needless to say Braxton liked Preston because he let him enter the Ragan residence!

Preston proposed at Fort Fisher NC, he completely surprised Kaleigh! They were going to Kure beach to spend the weekend with Preston’s granny and step grandfather (two of their favorite people in the world). They were driving them down in Granny’s 55 bel air. They spent our Saturday at a car show showing off the beautiful vintage car, and they came home to get ready for dinner. Everyone was getting in the car to go to dinner, and Preston mentioned that his granny wanted to go take some pictures at Forth Fisher. Preston drove them over to Fort Fisher and he took special care of where he parked which Kaleigh thought was interesting. Everyone climbed out of the car and started taking pictures ,and Preston was telling his granny what angle was best for the picture. Then he headed Kaleigh a note on notebook paper and said you will need this to start planning our wedding (it was of list of people he wanted to invite) and then he got down on one knee and asked Kaleigh to marry him!

These two both love the beach so we wanted to make sure to include that in their engagement session! Enjoy some of my favorites from the shoot below!

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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
An oval engagement ring on a bride's finger
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
A floral place setting in North Carolina
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
A gold halo oval engagement ring.
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Pink and gold bridal earrings
Pink and Blue Wedding Cake Table
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Turquoise and pink wedding cake.
Naked wedding cake with rose details.
Blue wedding cake with pink roses.
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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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DOWNTOWN RALEIGH ANNIVERSARY SESSION| STEVE AND JONNI

    In honor of their upcoming 12th anniversary, Steve and Jonni decided that an anniversary photoshoot would be the perfect way to celebrate! I couldn't agree more! After talking with them, they wanted the shoot to have a romantic vibe, so we brainstormed and thought downtown Raleigh would be the perfect location!

 

Romantic Raleigh, NC Anniversary Session
Romantic Raleigh, NC Anniversary Session
Romantic Raleigh, NC Anniversary Session
Romantic Raleigh, NC Anniversary Session
Romantic Raleigh, NC Anniversary Session
Romantic Raleigh, NC Anniversary Session
Romantic Raleigh, NC Anniversary Session
Romantic Raleigh, NC Anniversary Session
Romantic Raleigh, NC Anniversary Session
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Romantic Raleigh, NC Anniversary Session
Romantic Raleigh, NC Anniversary Session
Romantic Raleigh, NC Anniversary Session
Romantic Raleigh, NC Anniversary Session
Romantic Raleigh, NC Anniversary Session

DURHAM, NC WEDDING| RACHEL AND JUSTIN

       I have known Rachel for ages. Me and her sister, Bethany were very close friends growing up so when Rachel approached me about photographing her wedding I was naturally stoked!

    Their wedding day was absolutely perfect! In spite of the recent warm weather that North Carolina is known to have even in late September, it felt perfectly like fall. They were both a bundle of nerves that morning as most brides and grooms are. When it came time for their "First Look" those nerves just completely melted away ,and they soaked in the importance of the day. None of the details mattered in the moment, it was just the two of them and their sweet love.

   Rachel and Justin, thanks so much for allowing me to be apart of your special day. I'm so excited for you as you start this brand new chapter of life together. Congratulations!

 

 

Navy Wedding Details
Classic Lace Wedding Dress
Southern Bouquet
Halo Wedding Ring
Round Halo Wedding Ring
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