Kelly + Trey | Chapel Hill, NC

Kelly and Trey are getting married in April and I am so excited for it!

These two are incredibly fun to take pictures of and their wedding sounds like it is going to be unlike any other I’ve ever photographed before. Thanks Kelly and Trey for being so fun and for braving the cold with me.

“I want to see you.

Know your voice.

Recognize you when you
first come ’round the corner.

Sense your scent when I come
into a room you’ve just left.

Know the lift of your heel,
the glide of your foot.

Become familiar with the way
you purse your lips
then let them part,
just the slightest bit,
when I lean in to your space
and kiss you.

I want to know the joy
of how you whisper
– Rumi

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A memory and moment

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”- Guatama Buddha

Some days are just more memorable than others.

Practicing being present and living in the moment helps me remember.

Kathi + Lisa | Charlotte, NC

Kathi and Lisa were married on their 13th anniversary.

Their wedding was held at Holy Covenant church in Charlotte and an elegant reception at Byron’s South End followed. Music, good food, and a celebration of love was most important to them on their special day and it was filled with all of those things! Their wedding was held on a Friday night and it was entirely them.

Kathi and Lisa’s day was  particularly special because of the love that they share as well as the love that exists between them and their family and friends. They are incredibly loved and supported by their friends, their families, and their church community and it is evident in the way in which they live their lives.

It was an honor to be a part of this wedding.

Congratulations and blessings for years to come Kathi and Lisa!

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The Road West

IMG_2033 IMG_2042 IMG_2043Just now settling back to life in NC after a wild week-long journey West.

From Monday – Monday, I was in Colorado and Utah. I took time off my normal life and routine here, packed my backpack and went with the full intention of some self-care. I left my computer and work at home, and traveled to a new state (Utah) for love and exploration and time in the wilderness.

I hiked,  snapped a few photos, and even chipped a tooth!

Enjoy this pink sky from a drive across I-70. More to come someday.

“It should not be denied… that being footloose has always exhilarated us. It is associated in our minds with escape from history and oppression and law and irksome obligations, with absolute freedom, and the road has always led West.” – Wallace Stegner


Vera + Gordon | Hillsborough, NC

I feel the need to thank Vera and Gordon for getting married.

Their gorgeous farm wedding was at Woodcrest farm in Hillsoborough in late September and I really cannot think of a more amazing wedding day! The weather could not have been any better and I  loved every minute of this farm wedding.

Vera and Gordon truly are the Jay-Z and Beyonce of the food and farm world. They are passionate, they are caring, and most of all, they know how to love. They are entirely  devoted to each other and it shows through everything they do.

It was a true honor to be a part of their special day and everything was so lovely I was overwhelmed and could not put my camera down!

Here’s to you Vera and Gordon and all the love!

“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together . . . there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart . . . I’ll always be with you.” – A. A. Milne

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Lindsey + Jesse | Durham, NC

Lindsey and Jesse were married in their backyard in Durham one beautiful Saturday afternoon in late August.

Lindsey told me they were getting married in their backyard, and I honestly did not know what to expect. When I pulled up to their home, I was entirely blown away. From the chickens, to the gardens, and the perfect late summer light, Lindsey and Jesse’s backyard was a magical and perfect place to have a wedding!

I felt honored to be present on their special day. These two love fully and it is evident in everything they do.

I’m so happy these two found each other and share a love like this.

Location: Lindsey and Jesse’s backyard in Durham, NC.
Video: Grace Farson
Photography: Bridget McEnaney
Music: Macklemore and James Morrison