I’ve known Sydney for a long time and always drool over photos of her gorgeous family when they filter through my newsfeed, so when she asked me to document her family this summer I was giddy!!  I knew right away the shoot would be stunning but when she added that she’d like to shoot on Jockey’s Ridge it was the icing on the cake! So last week that’s what we did – we hiked up Jockey’s ridge together with her family – and my 8 months pregnant belly (whew!) – and created the most stunning memories for them!!   We adore this sweet family and are so happy to have the opportunity to share their beauty and happiness on our blog!

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We love meeting new families as they vacation down at the Outer Banks each summer and documenting some memories for them!  But when one of those family members is a long distance cousin of our best friend!?  Well that just makes it even more awesome! The Knapp family was so relaxed and delightful and enjoyed every minute of cuddling with their family in front of the camera. And we enjoyed every minute of having them in front of our camera!  We look forward to seeing them again in the future!

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Last week we met the Miller’s at the Bodie Island Lighthouse as they vacationed on the Outer Banks together as a family!  They have such much to celebrate this year as one of their children just recently got married, the other is getting married this year and another is expecting a baby in a few months as well!  We enjoyed meeting their happy faces and can’t wait to run into them again the future!

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Adam and Hillary are proof that patience and prayer work.  They have waited on God for 5 years to allow them the chance to grow their family and finally earlier this year he answered – WITH TWINS!!  Two sweet girls! I was elated to hear their news because I knew the long journey they had been on these past 5 years and also because this means my little girl will have two sweet friends to grow up with :)  Our little lady will be born within a month or two of theirs.

We have waited a long time to schedule this shoot with Adam and Hillary and I am joining them in praising our Jesus that we finally get to present their STUNNING maternity photos!!  I mean seriously… is this Momma not the most gorgeous thing you’ve ever seen!?  Those are some lucky ladies to have such a beautiful Mom and Dad, inside and out.

Can’t wait to show off the little gals when they arrive, too!

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Shannon and KC were gifted the coolest July day in history for their intimate Edenton NC wedding earlier this month!  The breeze coming off of the Edenton Bay was so calming and perfectly accompanied their relaxed, love filled day.  Shannon and KC first met way back in 8th grade.  Shannon had an immediate crush on him and secretly called him ‘KC Masterpiece’ because of his gorgeous eyes and thick blonde hair! She had her eyes on him all through high school but life wouldn’t bring these two together until 20 years later when Facebook reconnected them.  It didn’t take long before they were messaging and meeting, and they never looked back!

Flash forward another 7 years and here we are celebrating the beginning of the rest of their lives together as one!  They live in St. Louis Missouri right now but wanted to return to Edenton where Shannon grew up visiting her family.  Shannon told me she envisioned their wedding day being a ‘family reunion with a wedding thrown in!’ Her vision came to life on July 7th as their families gathered around them while they said their vows at the alter of the Historic Edenton Courthouse and shared a meal together in the banquet hall upstairs.

Their wedding day was filled with everything perfect! Fabulous flowers, joyful family and friends, and most of all an unbreakable love between Shannon and KC.  We’re so happy we were there to witness the beginning of their happily ever after!

// Venue: Edenton Courthouse // Getting Ready Venue: Edenton Baptist Church // Floral Design: Yeopim Flowers // Catering: Montero’s // Cake Artist: Patti Cakes // Hair Artist: Dennis Ziemann // Dress Shop: Robin’s Bridal // Men’s Attire: Suits 4 Men // Rental Company: Party and Equipment Rentals //

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It’s hard to get the whole family together when everyone is spread apart and living their separate lives – especially when part of your family is living all the way in Belgium!  Beckie began planning her family’s 4th of July vacation together a year ago so that her son’s family, living in Europe would have time to plan a trip home.  Since obviously an occasion like this doesn’t happen at every holiday, she felt it was smart to have this moment documented.  I’m so glad she did!  We had a fun morning with the entire Clough family as they laughed together and enjoyed a rare occasion with them all under one roof at their homestead in Bethel, NC.  Thanks for inviting us to enjoy this time with your beautiful family, Beckie & David!

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…. And THIS even happened!  Apparently this has been a brotherly tradition since they were kids. I’m SO glad they didn’t let this tradition die, lol!!!

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4th of July week came with a a lot of family gatherings this year!  We got to document some awesome moments for some really awesome families as they came together for some summer fun in the water, fireworks and fish fry’s down on the river.  One of those families is the Hobbs Family.  Ben and Jackie Hobbs of Bethel, NC are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary later this year and I was so glad I was able to get together with their entire family branch to capture some fun moments with them to celebrate this special year!

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Our Summer Mini Sessions at Yeopim Flowers Farm were a fabulous success!! The blooms were gorgeous, the 50’s model orange F150 filled with flowers was a perfect accent, and our families were incredible.  We shared so many smiles and laughs, and yes, wiped a bunch of sweat from our brows on that HOT late June afternoon.  But everyone rocked their shoot to the fullest and I’m so happy to share some sneak peaks into our afternoon with each of these families.

Since I am extremely pregnant at this point of the summer, I won’t be offering any other afternoons of Mini Sessions at the farm but if you love what you see, please let me know and I’ll be sure to schedule another round next year!

HUGEST thanks to Sybil and John Skinner, owners of Yeopim Flowers who graciously let us photograph in their field and to Jimmy Skinner (John’s brother!) for bringing his truck to be in our shoot as well.  Scroll all the way to the bottom to see their happy faces, too :)  Can’t wait for the next time!

 

Shanna & Alayna | Mom & Daughter

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And the biggest Thank You to Jimmy Skinner and his sweet old truck and Sybil & John Skinner for sharing their hospitality and gorgeous property!

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I spent a summer morning recently with brother and sister, Jett & Lilly and we had a blast! Well, at least did.. I hope they they did too ;-)  The pictures sure look like they did!  Not only are these kids beautiful to photograph but they love to laugh together, too! Which makes my camera really, really happy.  I enjoyed getting to know them and look forward to the next time!

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I met Kerri yearsssss ago when we were both at Randolph Community college in Asheboro studying photography (14 years ago but we’re not counting!).  We stayed in touch via the Facebook in the years since we left school and I remember 10 years ago I started seeing this cute guy floating through Kerri’s feed kind of a lot.  

Kerri had met Nick as she was photographing his band performing one night and it was all downhill from there. They were adventuring together all the time in the years since and I kept thinking – these two just need to make this thing official!  That day finally arrived earlier this year when Kerri and Nick decided to plan their intimate elopement style wedding at Holden Beach, NC and asked us to document it!  I was delighted to hear their news and even more so that we were going to be a part of it!

They had only their immediate families join them for a morning ceremony on the sand, resulting in 10 people total for their moment.. including them!  It was relaxed and personal, and perfect. Just like they had planned.

We are so happy we got to share in this special moment with an old friend of mine, and making a new friend in her hubs, Nick! We can’t wait for our paths to cross again in the future!

// Beach House: “Up on the Roof” VRBO// Hair Artist: Ariana Bartash // Hair Designer: Kandi Browder, Ambiance Hair Studio// Floral Designer: Hawks Florist // Cake Designer: Mrs. Pumpkin’s  // Officiant: Chris Hamby, St. James Parish // Dress Shop: David’s Bridal

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