I met Jake in either elementary or middle School school in upstate NY , meaning we've known each other for yearsssss. And he's one of the very few I stayed in touch with after graduating. As one of my best guy friends it's been amazing to watch each other's lifes unfold and still be a part of them. When Jake met Maya I knew something was up. I was visiting home and we were going out to dinner and he couldn't stop talking about her. Jake is the biggest toughy on the outside but legit has one of the biggest hearts. Luckily Maya was the one to steal it because she is literally perfection for him. Their cute awkwardness and ridiculous love for the country and outdoors amazes me so when Jake called me and asked me if I'd be visiting NY June 19th sadly I said no. I was going to be in Canada from the 9-15 there was just no way I could get up there to see him. Then he dropped the ball. "I'm going to propose and I was hoping you would pphotograph it for me." Gah. Fuck Jake. Woe me. So I said yes of course and we got a plane ticket lined up for me to leave the 17th at night . 2 hours before my flight American airlines canceled it with no new flight for 2 days. I was livid and stressed and worried. But I jumped in the car loaded phoenix in and we drive to NY overnight. Hitting all the traffic a 10 hour drive took 16 hours. But the morning of the 19th I woke up as giddy as could be and drove to where he'd pop the question. At Maya's aunt's beautiful horse stables. Hiding in a building across form the stables I sat on cinder blocks and waited then with a "were coming " text I laid down in the dirt behind a horse jumps thingy and proceeded to wait 40 minutes while Maya and Jake prepped the horses for a ride. Finally they walked with the horses side by side out of the stables and Jake stopped Maya. She thought something was wrong with the horses but when she looked back at Jake after looking at her horse he was already down on one knee. Being able to not only watch this moment but capture it for them forever was one of the greatest feelings. The surprise and utter happiness on Maya's face was beyond worth all the ridiculousness it took to get there and I would do it all over again for these two if I had to . I can't wait for them to tie the knot and to watch the rest of their lives together unfold .
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Harley & Greg wanted different, fun and to be truthful that is exactly what fit their personalities!
Coming up with the idea of shooting a rooftop session we decided to stick with Uptown in Greenville North Carolina and explore. Finding our way to a rooftop or a parking garage and then to the downtown area we had a blast exploring and shooting.
Harley & Greg were full of laughter and kisses the entire session.
They not only joked with each other but me & literally made the session such a blast to be a part of. I cannot wait until their wedding day in October I know it’s going to be just as much fun if not more and so enjoyable.
I have had an amazing time working with not only them but their family as well and being a part of another amazing wedding with them is why I do what I do. Because my clients aren’t just clients they are like family.
Lets show Harley & Greg some love and tell them how much they killed it!
Madisyn & Ryan tied the knot on July 6th in Elizabeth City right on a local waterway surrounded by their closest friends. This elopement wedding made the focus on what it is truly really about , their love. And boy do they have an abundance of it. These two stare at eachother so longingly and with so much love its beautiful to see. They are constantly smiling and laughing between eachother and getting them to be serious for even just a second took some work.
From a bouquet made for the bride by the groom himself, to a brooch from the bride's great grandmother, a wedding dress bought months into their relationship because she knew it was THE DRESS and saved it all these years just for this day. To their perfectly hand written vows that had them both in tears. This wedding was what all weddings should be about. There was no fluff around it, just pure LOVE.
With just 5 people and their pups these two made a vow to one another for a life time and I was so grateful to be able to be there to capture it.
To the Rejzer's , Congratulations I can't wait to watch you to luvah one another your whole lives !
If you know me, or my work. You know one thing, I absolutely love and strive for different!
My favorite clients are the ones that give me complete control or a small idea and let me run with it.
This hot summery day I looked at my clients and said I am thinking Ice cream and to the Icecream parlor we went. And it was SOOOOOOO worth it!
It was everything I envisioned and more actually. This little preview is just a snip bit of exactlky how freaking amazing Josh & Shelby are! So quirky cute and incredibly mindblowingly different and unique!
We are a perfect fit for one another and I cannot wait to shoot their theatre themed big day next year!
I met Brittany about a year ago when she booked her wedding day with me, and I immediately loved everything about her. She is beyond adorable . She's always smiling and laughing and beyond that she is just ridiculously gorgeous.
Everything about her makes photographing her an absolute blast, so her bridals were exactly that. Even in the hot sun we made our way around downtown Washington and captured beautiful portraits of a gorgeous woman!
I am so happy to finally be able to share some of them with you!
It's engagement session season!!!
And of course I am loving it , right now we are planning out all of the amazing sessions & cannot wait to shoot them!
The thing is I see a lot of engagement sessions, boring, typical, cute outfits but not memorable.. They look like others and they aren't unique to your relationship!
The thing about being engaged and getting married is that its all about your relationship and the unique love it holds so having typical engagement photographs shouldn't be an option!
I love providing unique themed and styled sessions for my couples from football to bonnie & clyde to anything you can dream up!
That's the best part engagement sessions are limitless and the worst thing to do is set a limit on how amazing these sessions can be.
THE THINGS THAT YOU NEED MAKE YOUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION A THING TO ALWAYS REMEMBER:
A badass photographer:
Your photographer should help you with this, your styles should match in a way the work you are about to create are beautifully mind blowing!
A Theme or Style:
Themes. outfit planning , styling and effort make for the best sessions. different fun things like this make you stand out among others and show off the uniqueness of you!
Take the time to plan out your session. each and every detail, location outfit time and of course photographer! Think each of these through and the right photographer will help you make these decisions!
Effort & Invest
Take the effort & money to chose a wardrobe that stands out, isn't your daily thing.
Yes you want to be YOU but this is a once in a life time thing, you should be a little bit more of YOU a little more umph !
If you need florals for your session buy them, love a location spend the extra $50 to shoot there! It will be worth it I promise!