One of the biggest perks of being a Wedding Photographer is the possibility of being invited to follow the couple as their family grows. When Candace told me they would like to do a session with their newest addition, I was excited. When she suggested we meet under the Oak Tree that has been in the family for generations, my goosebumps got goosebumps! Each time I get to follow them with a camera the fun increases and Jacob was so full of local and personal history stories I did not want it to end! This is a family that honors tradition, respects the importance of family as a team and because they parent with humor and truckloads of gratitude, it's an easy, shiny shoot for the photographer. I'm crossing my fingers that the next time they're ready for photos they'll still count me in.
Eight years. Eight years of sharing, growing, encouraging, comforting, laughter. Imagine the joy of celebrating that union with friends and family with a ceremony that says "Yes, this IS forever." On a delicious October day, Morgan and Chris shared the next step of life in Wilmington NC at Brooklyn Arts Center. The sweetest exchange of vows, a day full of genuine happiness. With Brittany Koontz of Orchid Island Events at the helm for coordinating, it was pure perfection. A fresh mix of succulents, peaches and pinks and hints of gold set the color scheme and in my opinion Beautiful Flowers by June hit a home run. Look at that flower crown! Artists with flowers that show restraint are magical! The perfect little cake by One Belle Bakery fit right in. I kinda sorta liked this day. Like, really...a lot. Forever wishing this perfect couple buckets of joy and the ability to hold their gift of gratitude.