We photographed Joanna and Eddie’s wedding in 2014 and immediately fell in love with them. Their wedding day was picture perfect and they both looked like supermodels for our camera! Earlier this year, around the same time we announced that we were expecting, guess who else hit the internet with their news – Joanna and Eddie were expecting a boy! They are 2 1/2 weeks apart in pregnancy from us!  We were so thrilled for them and even more excited that we’d have a chance to get together with them to celebrate another milestone in their life and for our bumps to meet!

We had a beautiful afternoon in the trails behind Jockey’s ridge and finished up with a sunset ride in the same boat we photographed in on their wedding day!

Next time we see them it will be with our babes in arms :-)  We can’t wait!

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OBX Maternity Photos

 

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Last week we met up with our newest friends, Mary Catherine and John at the beautiful Eno River State Park in Durham. I had never been but I have to go back.  The scenery was amazing!  We had already been rained out once for our shoot and were facing another possible reschedule that afternoon due to an iffy forecast.  We chose to just go for it and opt for a mid-day shoot just in case the afternoon brought rain so that we wouldn’t have to try and realign our calendars again.  Normally mid-day shooting would make me nervous because of the bright, overhead light but there was so much coverage at the Eno River with the trees and landscape and we had no problems finding delicious pockets of light everywhere!   I can’t wait to shoot there again!

Mary Catherine and John have such a relaxed love!  They are just easy together. Their admiration for each other shows in so many ways and their humor is contagious! Jerry and I loved getting to know them and we can’t wait for their September wedding day!!

Oh, and thanks guys for getting us hooked on Stranger Things on Netflix!

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Eno River Engagement Photos

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Last week I met with the adorable Miller family for some morning photos in Hertford.  We pass by these sweet folks at church all the time but having some one on one time with them to get to know them and their adorable girls was wonderful.  Mattox is the coolest big sis to Henley and watching them interact together got me so excited about seeing our two girls sistering later this year after our babe is born!

Morning Mini Sessions are a thing! But only until August so message me ASAP to get yours on the books!

And say hello to this beautiful family!

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Hertford Morning Mini Session

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Whenever I hear anyone say ‘Mom of boys’ from here on out, Jaclyn’s face will be what comes to mind! This gorgeous wonder woman just gave birth to her fourth boy!  This means they now have 5 year old, 3 year old, 2 year old and now newborn, sons! What a beautifully busy home they have!  Jaclyn invited me to come spend some time with them in the days after welcoming baby Ezra into the world to document some moments as they snuggle with the final piece of their family puzzle.

Experiencing the boys sweet little personalities (and willingness to work for M&M’s!) as they soak in this new life with their little brother was so much fun! The oldest definitely had some of this new baby stuff down pat but the other two littles were still getting used to this idea of there being a new baby in the fam.  It was so fun to watch!

And I can’t sing enough praises about Mom and Dad at how well they were holding up with all the exhaustion that not only comes with a newborn but with 3 other children under 5!  I hope I’m half as graceful in the weeks after delivering our upcoming baby.  #MomGoals. 

Thanks so much for sharing this special moment in your lives with me Sharratt family! I look forward to watching all your handsome boys grow!

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Jessica and Wes stole my heart with their classy love from the minute I met them at their Raleigh Engagement Session.  They are so easy together and their joy just radiates!  They pretty much knew from the minute they laid eyes on each other at a party in 2012 that there was something between them and by the end of that night they exchanged numbers and never looked back! Here we are 6 years later and this time they were exchanging vows at the beautiful Oaks of Salem in Apex, NC.  It was rainy that day but not enough to cloud the sunshine beaming from them!  There was nothing that was going to dampen the happiness they had for promising themselves to each other that day.  We were even lucky enough to sneak out between drizzles  and grab some first look portraits  under the fabulous tree by the pond!  Gosh I love photographing at this venue.. there are so many perfect angles for my camera to drool over! Even in the rain :)

Their wedding day was as classy as they are, dressed in blush and navy and I think I could have photographed Jessica’s bridal details all day if I didn’t have a whole wedding to photograph!  We loved being a part of this incredible time in Jes & Wes’s life and celebrating with their sweet, sweet families.  We look so forward to following their future journey as Mr. & Mrs. Jackson!

A special thanks to the incredible team that made their day perfect!:

Venue // The Oaks at Salem   | Floral Designer // Daniel’s Florist | Cake Artist // Duck Donuts | Caterer // Rocky Top Catering | DJ // Damien Mass | Makeup & Hair  Artist // Tiffany Weaver | Dress Shop // New York Bride and Groom of Raleigh | Dress Designer // Watters // Bridesmaids Dresses // Show me your Mumu | Men’s Attire // Men’s Wearhouse | Rental Company // CE Rental |

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It’s always so rewarding getting to photograph our friend’s families.  Especially when there is a brand new face to photograph since the last time they were in front of the camera!  The Hughes have added their son Malachai to the fun since the last time we photographed 3 years ago.  Can you believe how much Maci has grown??  We adore these people right here and I loved hanging with them for one of our Hertford Mini Shoots!

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This spring has already been so full of some amazing couples and amazing brides!  Jessica was one of those and this girl seriously has my heart.  She is about as sweet as they come and I am honestly sad that our time working with she and Cameron has come to a close after their April wedding. Their wedding day was nothing less than perfect as I knew it would be! Be sure to check out that blog post if you haven’t!  Their joy together just melts my heart.  I feel like I have been catching up on blogging my brides this week and am happy to share Mrs. Chaney as one of those lovely ladies!  Enjoy!

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Crystal has had a place in my heart for a very long time.  I have been photographing her daughter Gracie for 9 years and have watched that sweet girl grow!  For the last year, Crystal has held an extra special place in my heart and in my prayers as she has been battling Cancer.  I knew that she has had a strong, loving man by her side through this fight and I was so grateful to finally meet him for their engagement session last week!  Derrick is the perfect compliment to Crystal and their love, joy and support for each other is vividly strong.

I’m so thankful to document this amazing couple and to follow their beautiful journey together!

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That dress!! 

It’s all I could say when I met Amanda at Tryon in New Bern for her bridal photos.  It was probably the most gorgeous dress I’ve ever seen and the elegant presence of the Tryon house and gardens was the perfect echo to her palace worthy gown.  We photographed Amanda and Drew’s wedding this past Saturday at Neuse Breeze in Havelock, NC and my obsession with her blush gown was completely justified when I heard everyone else that day (and on instagram after showing off their sneak peak!) uttering the same words… That Dress though!!

I am willing to bet her bridal photos will take your breathe away as much as they do to me!  I’ll be sharing more from their wedding day next week!

 

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Tryon Palace Bridal Photos

Florals by Mary Gierie-Merrell, Floral Manager, Harris Teeter

Makeup by Makeup by Kacyn

Hair by Krystina Johner, Salon Indigo

 

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