So here’s the thing.. I don’t do family photography right now..  But I do for Katie…  Kinda like how I don’t do birth photography.. But I did for Katie

And honestly? I’d pretty much do anything in the world for this woman. She’s done more for me in the around-4ish years we’ve been friends than I can count.  Her support and love through the worst downs and the highest ups of my life have been comforting beyond measure.  And her encouragement in the growth and changes in my business have given me a confidence to approach change with excitement rather than fear.

This girl? She takes on change like a BOSS.  Starting her photography business from the ground up about 3 years ago, taking on the world by storm as the incredible Katie Myrick Photography, and before she could even catch her breath in her growing following, added on her third child into their family only 18 months after her second.  And you know what? She still made it happen in her crazy beautiful photography brand and wears motherhood + businesshood proudly.

Just search the hashtag #thedocumentedphotographer to get a glimpse into one aspect of how, with the help of a tripod and self-timer, she was able to mesh the two loves of her life – her photography business and her Mommyhood – to spark a fire under so many other photographer Moms out there to stop neglecting making photos of you with your own family…  Which I know from experience, HAPPENS.

Through her affiliation with The Snap Society and the workshop she co-hosts, Make it Click, she has had the opportunity to inspire and encourage and has helped push so many woman to new heights in their businesses.

Watching Katie grow from a hobbyist photographer when we first met (when I photographed now 3 year old Stella in her belly!) to the knockout, crazy talented, inspiration of a professional photographer that she is now has been incredible! And I’ve been so honored to call this woman my best friend and to share in all the excitements and amazing features she’s been honored with along the way.

And speaking of how this woman takes on change like a Boss?  In the last 4ish months she and her husband Robbie put their home up for sale, without knowing where in the world the wind would take them, selling the house much sooner than expected (and still not knowing where the wind was going to take them!), finding their perfect dream home about a month ago, and closing on the sale of their home last week and closing on the purchase of their new home THIS WEEK.

Most people would be scared silly to take on such a huge life change like selling a house without knowing where your next house would be or when they would find it… but she’s Super Katie.  And she took it on all while keeping up with her growing business.

So yes, I will take Katie’s family photos a million times over even though I don’t photograph families because I love her.  But let’s be real… What photographer, exclusively specializing in weddings or not, wouldn’t photograph a family that looked this stunning!?  

I don’t care what kind of photographer you are, you’d be silly not to take the chance at photographing this beautiful woman and her family … best friends or not!

I have photographed at this location a hundred times over, but I swear, the light has never been this perfect.  I’ve never experienced being able to photograph in literally any direction in this area.  The light was so even and perfect and Katie…. oh Katie…. in that Badgley Mischka gown she rented from Rent the Runway, and her killer red hair all done up by Alex James at True Images Salon, her makeup by the amazing Crystal Colson at Merle Norman in Elizabeth City, the girl’s dresses from Dollcake and the perfect flower crowns and hair adornment from Yeopim Flowers… it was a combination resulting in one of the most perfect sessions I’ve ever had the honor of photographing.

And to top it all off?  Today is Katie’s 29th birthday!  I hope you can understand my admiration for this woman, and my joy in being able to take a part in her life.  Join with me in celebrating some amazing accomplishments and beautiful changes in her life right now… and a birthday :-)

… and please… Don’t hesitate to drool all over your phone or keyboard as you scroll through.. this family is in the purest form, drool worthy…

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It’s time!!!

Jerry and I have been brainstorming and praying over this name change since we got engaged (ok, since we started dating!) and it’s so amazing to finally see it come to fruition!

We knew that at some point my last name would no longer be ‘Stallings’ and would become Mimlitsch.  And we also knew that no one was going to be able to remember, or much less spell “Mimlitsch” to find our work.  So changing the business name to something that incorporated “Mimlitsch” was out of the question.

So what else could we changed it to?

Happily, Jerry and I have been photographing weddings together for almost 2 years and we both agree that there is no going back.  Now that we have been spoiled by experiencing the joys of weddings together, and relying on each other, and reading each other’s expressions to know what we need without even using words is SO much fun.  Photographing weddings doesn’t feel like work for us!  We treat each wedding day as a new adventure and a fun way to share quality time together and to take on new challenges as a team.

I’ll be honest in saying that I’d rather hang up the business all together if it came to a point in our lives that we couldn’t shoot together.

So when we began thinking of a new business name, it was a no brainer to me that I wanted to include him in it because from here on out this business won’t be running without him.

The first thing that came to mind was “Melissa & Jerry Wedding Photography”… but secretly, ever since I started my business in 2009 I’ve been regretting going with my formal name “Melissa”.  I reckon I was doing my best to be all grown up and professional and proper and I thought “Melissa” would say that better than the name that everyone close to me has called me since birth… Missy.

My parents actually tell me that my dad wanted to name me Melissa only to be able to call me “Missy”.  So Missy is what I’ve been called my whole life by my family and closest friends!  I have always wished, deep down, that I had built a brand on the name that fits most comfortably with me, Missy, rather than Melissa. 

So this was my chance to do it!  I had to change the name of the business anyway, I may as well go all out and make it what I want it…

Missy & Jerry Wedding Photography!

So we went to go purchase Missyandjerry.com and guess what… it wasn’t available.  What we were going to do!?  We started researching other ideas for a domain name that included our names and settled on the oh so sweet – www.missylovesjerry.com

It says so clearly what we are about!  Each other and how much I love having my husband Jerry on my team! We loved it so much that we decided that was it… our new name was going to be Missy loves Jerry Wedding Photography… and we added the “for joyful couples” to even further describe what we love to photograph – the joy between two people in love.

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(Our drool worthy logo was hand drawn by the fabulous Oh my Deer Handmades!)

Our motto for our lives and our business comes from a verse in Thessalonians that simply states “Always be Joyful” (1 Thes. 5:16).  We remember this verse and apply it to our lives when things get tough.  We do our best to remember that God is the creator of joy and happiness, and love, and his wish for us is to be joyful too, always

We want to spread that joy to everyone we encounter and document that joy between two people so that when times get tough in their lives they can look back and remember the joy they have for each other :)

So there it is! Our new business name!!  We are beyond thrilled to be announcing this change in our lives and we are SO excited that we want to share the love with a special couple!

To celebrate, we want to give away a couple’s photo session to two people that are joyfully in love with each other and who want that happiness documented.  We photograph cuddly, happy, flirty, lovey people and if that describes your love, then enter to win!

To enter, we ask that you:

1.  Like our page with our New Name!

2.  Share our facebook page on yours

3.  Leave a comment on our facebook announcement post with your name and the name of the one you love, and be sure to tell us in the comment that you liked and shared our page!  We will make a drawing on Sunday!

4.  If you want to be doubly entered, go like our Instagram @missylovesjerry, Repost our announcement post there with the Repost App and leave a comment on our announcement with your name!

Please note that the session will be held in Perquimans, Pasquotank or Chowan counties.. or within 30 miles from Hertford NC :-)

Thank you so much for your patience as we worked on making this change and thank you SO much for all the love and support you’ve given me, Melissa Stallings Photography over the years!  We are honored to be able to continue this work as a husband and wife team!

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It’s not very often that I get to photograph a vow renewal, especially one that is planned out as if it were a full wedding day!  But lucky for us we did get the honor of photographing such an event for such a sweet reason!

Jessica moved to the United States from Chile 15 years ago to teach.  She met her true love here and happily, Jessica + Gil got married 1 year ago to the day of their Lake Gaston NC Wedding (vow renewal, actually!). But they didn’t have a wedding on their real wedding day because Jessica’s mom couldn’t travel here from Chile to be here when they originally said their vows.  So, they started planning a  real wedding on the date of their one year anniversary, when Jessica’s mom could be here to celebrate!

The other really special part of this event is that Jessica’s mom had 4 daughters and didn’t get to celebrate a wedding event with any of them.  So Jessica and Gil’s wedding this past summer was just as much special to them, as it was to her mom to finally be able to be a Mother of the Bride on one of her daughter’s wedding day!

My favorite detail of their wedding was her hand painted watercolor invitations.. she painted by hand, each invitation that went out to her guests!!  So unique!

Such a sweet couple and such a relaxed, fun, day!  They ended the night with fireworks over the lake :-)

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Cutchin!

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Ok guys, I’m getting real on the blog today.. I’m telling a story about a really big goof that happened at a really inopportune time..

I’m talking about a bride who’s veil got stepped on as she was walking down the isle…. BY ME….  No joke people!!!  

If you missed Courtney’s Bridal Photos that were featured on my blog recently, you probably noticed her beautiful, long, veil.. Long veil’s are SO much fun to photograph and I was tickled when I found out that she was wearing one!  But let’s jump forward to their wedding day, June 20th, as the ceremony was beginning.  See, the way Courtney and TJ had their ceremony entrance set up was not like the typical entrance where everyone walks down the middle isle.. so when Courtney started coming up the isle on the side where I was standing to photograph, it took me by  surprise!  So with my camera glued to my face and trained on TJ as he’s watching his gorgeous bride walk to him, I stepped forward to let her pass by and as soon as she passed, as I’m still clicking away at TJ, I stepped back into place… right onto her long train of veil following behind her!!  I didn’t even realize I was standing on it until her head started going backwards!!  

You guys… you can’t possibly imagine how mortified I was and how profusely apologetic I was after the ceremony!!  But as I approached her hugging and shouting apologies as fast as I could, do you know what this amazing woman said to me? “I’m honestly glad it happened because all I wanted to do as I was walking down the isle was cry and after that happened I was SO thankful to be able to laugh instead!”  

Oh I could have kissed her!!  She made my heart melt into a thousand pieces and it was yet another reason why I love Courtney and TJ so much.  Not just because she still loves me after I stepped on her veil during her wedding ceremony, but because this couple doesn’t let anything come between them and smiling!  Even on our overcast engagement session day that ended with rain, and Courtney’s (yet again!) overcast bridal portrait day, you can see the joy in their hearts.  

I know that this couple has a strong foundation of Joy and Love and they know that their priorities lie in preserving that joy, no matter the circumstances surrounding them.

The rest of their wedding day was of course wonderful, with the coolest highlight of the night being TJ and the guys hiding really bright suspenders under their vests and surprising Courtney with them on the dancefloor!  It was hilarious!!

Such a happy wedding day and of course we’re so thankful to be a part of it.

…and now I know to be on the alert next time I’m near a long veil!

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Venue: The Onley Place, Belvidere NC

DJ: Taz 2 Productions

Hair: Alex James with True Images

Makeup: Crystal Colson with Merle Norman

Brides Dress: David’s Bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses: All the Rage

Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

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If you have been following my blog and facebook this year you’ve probably noticed a lot less family sessions.. It’s true.. I’ve decided to take a break from family sessions and all non-wedding related photography for a while.  Not because I don’t love photographing families!  I do!!   I adore capturing those genuine giggles and snuggles between Mommy and Daddy and Kiddos!  But the unfortunate truth about portrait photography is that the perfect time of day to photograph portraits is during the evening hours, when the light is low, and soft, and warm in the sky… which also happens to be dinner and family time for 99% of normal households.  And see, I already give up around 15 weekends a year to photograph weddings, so giving up 5 to 10 evenings out of a month to photograph beautiful families on top of the engagement and bridal sessions I have committed to for my brides and grooms was simply taking too much time away from my own family.

So I made the incredibly tough decision earlier this year to step away from all non-wedding related photography for a while to regain some time with my husband and my daughter, have some much needed nothing-on-the-calendar days, and to spend some focused time improving and changing some things in the wedding side of my business.

The honest truth is that I feel so relieved.  I feel like I have a family life now and that we can actually schedule to do other things outside of work.. it’s such a freeing feeling!  I may return to photographing family sessions one day but until then I hope you can understand why I’ve stepped away.  There is nothing more valuable than time with my family and I wouldn’t trade these extra evenings I’ve had with them for all the portrait session revenue in the world.  Thank you for understanding!

But I did get a fun chance to do a little family shoot with Tracy + James and their son Damian!  I am photographing their wedding next year and they asked if they could exchange their engagement session with a family session to include their son.. It was so rejuvenating for me to get a chance to photograph some snuggles and tickles and laughs again!  I think it’s perfect that they wanted to include him in their shoot.

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Today is our Leila’s 8th birthday :-)  And although today is full of bittersweet emotions as we celebrate our first birthday without her since she and her brother Hudson went to heaven last year,  we still want to celebrate her life and her sweet, vibrant spirit!  We are sending balloons to her this afternoon… purple balloons, of course…  and just like we would on any birthday of hers, we want to make the day all about Leila.

I felt like today would also be a perfect day to follow up with a story that I told yesterday about the special way that Jerry and I met through a girl named Daphne who listened to her heart and allowed God to use her in an incredible way.  If you missed that post of Daphne and her Husband Jacob, please click back to see it!

But I’m going to tell that story again today, this time with photographs of the day I met Jerry, Hudson, and Leila, and I chose to use the same words from my post yesterday because I just didn’t think a summarization would tell our story as clearly.

I have smiled and laughed and cried all morning over the flood of sweet memories of this special day and reliving the joy and happiness and silliness that resonated so loudly from Leila’s heart!

From yesterday’s post:

“You may know this part of our story by now, that last year we lost Jerry’s two children to their battle with Batten’s Disease.  It goes without saying that our hearts were devastated.  And as much as we wish that this wasn’t God’s plan, we know it was… and we know that his plan and his timing is perfect.  

I remember getting a facebook message from my friend Daphne – She knew someone in our community who had a child diagnosed with Batten’s Disease … and that person’s second child had been diagnosed as well.  I didn’t know Jerry at this time, nor had I even heard of him or his kids. But Daphne had, and her heart was telling her that she needed to reach out to Jerry during this difficult time, somehow.. and the way her heart led her to reach out was to donate a family photo session to him to document some memories with he and his kids… and I’m the one that she messaged to do it.

I remember I sat at my desk and cried after reading about what this family was going through and after reading about the effects and fatality of the disease, my heart broke.   And of course I felt as strongly as Daphne did that this man absolutely needed photos, a ton of photos, with he and his kids.  So without hesitation I agreed to donate a family session to them.. and she put me in contact with Jerry to plan a shoot :)

We met on the day of our shoot in a field nearby, a place that I often go for photo shoots.. it’s my favorite place.. and now, we also remember it as the place that Jerry and I said our vows to each other on our wedding day this past April – right there in the spot that we met and made lasting memories we’ll always cherish with Hudson and Leila!

So that’s our story – that’s how we met :-)  And it’s because this beautiful woman, Daphne followed through with a plan that God was using her to help unfold.  Jerry and I are eternally grateful that she listened to her heart and reached out to him to pour love on his family in such a specific way that led me to him.

We know without a doubt that God doesn’t make bad things happen, but he uses those things to make something else beautiful.

Even though it was almost 9 months after the day we met that Jerry and I started dating, I was still blessed with a whole year of getting to know Hudson and Leila and building a strong foundation in our relationship together that would get us through saying good-bye to them late last year.”

So that is the story of how we met :-)  And in honor of a Happy Leila Birthday today, here are some incredibly  h a p p y  photographs of she and her brother and her Dad, on a special day that changed all of our lives.. Smile big for us today, Leila!  We love you!

 

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I’m so excited that this feature of Daphne + Jacob gives me a reason to gush on the incredibly special story of how Jerry and I met… and it’s all because of this girl right here and God’s incredible, and mysterious plan..

You may know this part of our story by now, that last year we lost Jerry’s two children to their battle with Batten’s Disease.  It goes without saying that our hearts were devastated.  And as much as we wish that this wasn’t God’s plan, we know it was… and we know that his plan and his timing is perfect.  

I remember getting a facebook message from Daphne – She knew someone in our community who had a child diagnosed with Batten’s … and that person’s second child had been diagnosed as well.  I didn’t know Jerry at this time, nor had I even heard of him or his kids. But Daphne had, and her heart was telling her that she needed to reach out to Jerry during this difficult time, somehow.. and the way her heart led her to reach out was to donate a family photo session to him to document some memories with he and his kids… and I’m the one that she messaged to do it.

I remember I sat at my desk and cried after reading about what this family was going through and after reading about the effects and fatality of the disease, my heart broke.   And of course I felt as strongly as Daphne did that this man absolutely needed photos, a ton of photos, with he and his kids.  So without hesitation I agreed to donate a family session to them.. and she put me in contact with Jerry to plan a shoot :)

We met on the day of our shoot in a field nearby, a place that I often go for photo shoots.. it’s my favorite place.. and now, we also remember it as the place that Jerry and I said our vows to each other on our wedding day this past April – right there in the spot that we met and made lasting memories we’ll always cherish with Hudson and Leila!

So that’s our story – that’s how we met :-)  And it’s because this beautiful woman, Daphne followed through with a plan that God was using her to help unfold.  Jerry and I are eternally grateful that she listened to her heart and reached out to him to pour love on his family in such a specific way that led me to him.

We know without a doubt that God doesn’t make bad things happen, but he uses those things to make something else beautiful.

Even though it was almost 9 months after the day we met that Jerry and I started dating, I was still blessed with a whole year of getting to know Hudson and Leila and building a strong foundation in our relationship together that would get us through saying good-bye to them late last year.

So this is Daphne – and this is her newlywed husband Jacob!  They had a destination wedding earlier this year and Jerry and I were of course, completely honored to be able to give back to them when they returned… with some photos :-)

~ Beautiful Hair and Makeup by Mollie at Glimmer Hair and Makeup and the sweet wedding cake was made by Talia Krites ~

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Hair and Makeup by Mollie with Glimmer Hair and Makeup

Sweet Cake created by Talia Krites out of Elizabeth City NC

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A few days ago I shared Ashley’s Tryon Palace Bridal Photos with you and I talked about how much I seriously love photographing at Tryon Palace!  The venue is just full of nooks and crannies of perfect light and beautiful backdrops and Ashley + Michael could not have picked a more perfect venue for their wedding day.

Ashley incorporated the sweetest hue of baby blue in her decor..  From her bridesmaids dresses to wearing her grandmother’s blue stone ring she had her color palate planned right and paired that sweet blue with gold anywhere she could – From her shoes (oh let’s talk about those shoes, yall..) to the gold on her cake!  Ashley’s details were a dream to photograph!  …And I’ll be honest.. I haven’t been able to stop staring at that shoe+ring shot below since we photographed it.  I love that photo!

Every inch of Ashley + Michael’s day was perfect – even down to the storm that very narrowly skirted around us just as the ceremony was beginning! The weather had been perfect all day and 5 minutes before the ceremony was going to begin, the clouds rolled in and the wind whipped up and we all pulled out our radars on our phones to check the weather!  It was so super close but it went right on around us without a drop of rain.

Ashley + Michael and their family and friends danced the night away and and Jerry and I were so tickled to be there to witness it all!  Such a great experience working with the team at Tryon and we can’t wait to go back!

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Venue – Tryon Palace – Latham Gardens and NC History Center

Wedding Coordinator – Mike Guzzo with Southern Hospitality Concierge Services

Floral Designer – Donna Schulter with Fabulous Florals

DJ – Frankie with BTA Entertainment

Hair – Rinnova Spa

Makeup – Melissa at Rinnova Spa

Dress shop – Caryn’s Bridals, Farmville, VA

Dress Designer – Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner

Tux Shop – Michael Kors purchased at Belk

Rentals: Island Essentials – Graceful Tables

Cake: Ali Smith Cake Designs

Caterer: The Chelsea, New Bern NC

Rings: Diamonds Direct, Raleigh NC

Nails: Lashonda Baker with Style Seat, Suffolk VA

Shoes: Kate Spade

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I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I was when Ashley confirmed that she wanted me to photograph her wedding and that it was going to be at Tryon Palace in New Bern!  Oh what a dream venue to photograph!  The grounds at the palace are simply stunning and there are so many beautiful nooks and crannies of light to play in!  Here are some of my favorites from our Tryon Palace bridal photos but you will see a whole lot more when I feature their wedding day there soon!

Here is the beautiful Mrs. Hinton!

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Tryon Palace Bridal Photos

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Yesterday I posted some Outer Banks bridal photos of Mrs. Gilbird to kickstart my return from a summertime blogging hiatus! I am excited about getting caught back up on sharing some of the beautifulness that has happened over the last few months from Engagements to Weddings, and kicking it off first, Bridal Sessions :-)  Today I’m featuring someone who’s bright smile is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of her name – Mrs. Courtney Smith.  We had a couple snafus on the day of her Edenton NC bridal session – the first being that the cupola house gardens were locking up early as we pulled into the parking lot!  So our brilliant idea of trying to utilize some spring flowers was out the window.. And the second was that the sky ended up being really super overcast :-(   But, Courtney is the kind of girl that doesn’t let some clouds and a change of plans take away her joy!  It even rained just as we were wrapping up our fall engagement shoot last year with she and TJ and these two didn’t skip a beat!!  I love how happy she is, no matter what, and that rolling with the punches is what she does best…  Check out her beautiful bridals and be prepared for a post of their sweet wedding soon!

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