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Today, I’m giving you 8 tips for designing the perfect wedding invitation, with the help of my favorite invitation company, Basic Invite. Your wedding invitation is the perfect little preview that your guests will see of your special day, so it’s important that your invitation reflect you as a couple and the vibe of your […]

When Lynn, the owner of the historic Royster House, reached out to me about collaborating on a styled shoot, I was ecstatic! She and her husband have been working nonstop to bring life back to this historic gem and it is stunning! When we started brainstorming ideas for a styled bridal session, a tea party […]

Cora’s bridal session, at The Barn at Blue Sky, was the dreamiest! I’ve been gushing over her portraits for awhile and I’m so excited that I can finally share her portraits! The soft whites of this stunning venue was so classic and elegant! Cora’s flowy dress, with cascading buttons, had us all speechless and I […]

Part of planning a wedding is the wedding day experience you want create for your guests.  Music, food, and beverages – just to name a few.  However, oftentimes the wedding favors get overlooked or cut out completely!  It’s time to reconsider how something as small as favors can contribute to the overall vibe of your […]

If you’re tossing around the idea of whether or not you need to send out save the date cards for your wedding, the answer is YES!  Not only do they create excitement for your upcoming wedding, but it also ensures that your guests mark their calendar for the big day.  Not to mention, they’re so […]

I’m struggling to find the right words for this post… Patty (Carolina Roses) and I have been working together for many years and we love collaborating on sessions and weddings together. So when Southern Bride reached out to us in April about publishing one of our styled shoots in their summer/fall issue, I thought it […]

This Forest View Manor bridal session has stolen my heart!  There were moments during the session that felt like a Charleston plantation, but this beautiful manor sits in our small Southern town! Miranda’s session took place in the middle of the pandemic and it’s a miracle that we made it happen!  She was able to […]

With trends changing so rapidly, I believe were going to see a rise in more nontraditional weddings. Who says you have to spend thousands on a fancy gown and a huge reception to have the wedding of your dreams? Brides are getting more creative with their styles and are merging traditions to create a more […]

If you follow my blog at all, I’m sure you’ve noticed a recent pattern by now. This post will be the last of the “quarantine edition” series. By combining various tips and how to’s into four blog posts, my goal was to take a little weight off of your shoulders and help you get through […]

The current pandemic might be changing life as we know it, but this doesn’t mean you can’t still get married to the love of your life. Thanks to technology and a little creativity, you can still celebrate your marriage with the people you love. A virtual wedding might not be the wedding you were hoping […]

I'm a small-town, North Carolina, photographer and full-time spaghetti enthusiast!  If I'm not behind my camera or computer, you'll be able to find me at the barn with my horses or in the garden - I'm pretty sure that I'm a wannabe plant lady at heart!

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