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Susan + Andrew | Haw River Ballroom Wedding

I had the honor of capturing Susan and Andrew’s wedding this summer at the beautiful Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw! I met Susan and Andrew through the BSF Raleigh Young Adult’s Class, and they have grown to be sweet friends to my husband and me. They are truly a sweet and joyful couple, and have a great sense of fun (as you’ll see in the photos below!).

I remember the forecast kept going back and forth between rain and sunshine till the day of the wedding. Fortunately, most of the rain stayed away once we started capturing photos! One of the most touching moments that day was when Susan and Andrew prayed together before the ceremony. Y’all, it was seriously SO beautiful, tender, and touching that I started to get tears in my eyes when they were praying!

Another fun and special aspect of the wedding was the reception. The wedding party surprised all the guests by doing the YMCA on the stage, and it was super AWESOME, so well coordinated, and the crowd went wild! Also, they had the coolest and most unique alternative to a bouquet toss and garter toss; they did a BEAR TOSS. Yes, you hear that right! A bear toss! Susan tossed a UNC teddy bear and Andrew tossed a NC State teddy bear (those were their alma maters), and the crowd absolutely LOVED it!

There were SO many more beautiful and awesome moments, and I wish I could share them all with you! Below are just some of my favorites that capture the joy and excitement of the day! Congrats again, Susan and Andrew, and may God bless your marriage!

Venue: Haw River Ballroom

Florist: Vivi’s Blooms by Vivian Nunn

Hair: The Mane Attraction

Makeup Artist: Beauty by Ashley Prins

Videographer: Sonic River Productions by Sam Newby

 
 

Are you in need of Durham Wedding Photographer or Engagement Photographer? I'd love to work with you and capture this special season of life! You can get in touch with me by sending me an inquiry here. I'm proud to serve the greater Triangle area including Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and beyond.

Charlotte + John-Michael | Wedding at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral

I had the wonderful honor of capturing Charlotte and John-Michael’s wedding last month! They are a cheerful and laid-back couple, and met at NC State University. They will be moving to Seattle (my hometown!) soon after the wedding because Charlotte will begin her Bioengineering graduate program at the University of Washington (my alma mater!).

There were so many sweet and tender moments throughout the day, and one of my favorites was documenting Charlotte and John-Michael praying together before the ceremony instead of doing a first look. The chapel they prayed in was absolutely beautiful, quiet, and peaceful, and was truly the perfect place to have a moment together! Another favorite moment of mine was taking group photos after the ceremony. We did an impromptu photo with all of their friends from NC State and doing the Wolfpack sign! It was such a fun photo to do!

We then headed to The Royal Banquet and Conference Center for the reception, and it was a lovely venue! The toasts from the wedding party were hilarious, and the dancing was incredible! For the sendoff, they decided to use bubbles. One of my favorite photos is one showing a bubble hovering right above Charlotte’s hand, and her expression is priceless!

Enjoy some of my favorite photos below, and BIG congrats to Charlotte and John-Michael!!!

Ceremony: Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral, Raleigh

Reception: The Royal Banquet & Conference Center, Raleigh

 
 

Are you in need of Durham Wedding Photographer or Engagement Photographer? I'd love to work with you and capture this special season of life! You can get in touch with me by sending me an inquiry here. I'm proud to serve the greater Triangle area including Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and beyond.

Romantic Wedding at The Cotton Room | Durham Wedding Photographer

I’m SO excited to share Roy and Tiffany’s wedding with you all! They had a beautiful winter wedding at The Cotton Room in December, and I was so impressed this couple built their own wedding arch for the ceremony! I honestly thought it was part of the rental at the venue, but I learned they built and designed everything themselves. My jaw literally dropped in awe when I saw it! You have to take a look for yourself below! In addition, the DETAILS and decor were so romantic, chic, and elegant. From the ring box, to the programs, to the signs, to the wedding cake and donuts, to the chocolate wedding favors, to SO much more—it was all so thoughtfully done!

Second, I remember the weather was rainy and chilly, so we didn’t have a chance to get shots outside. However, the venue was so beautifully decorated (and the big windows gave us a lot of natural light!), it didn’t stop us from getting gorgeous photos of the First Looks and portraits inside! When I captured the First Looks, I won’t forget how sweet and tender the moment was between Roy and Tiffany. When they were reading their letters to each other, let’s just say by the end I had tears in my eyes, too! I had to keep blinking back the tears so I could see through the camera and not miss the shot!

Lastly, it was truly their love for one another that was so moving. They have such a deep, genuine love for each other and for the Lord, and it was beautiful to see how God brought them together (read their story here!). I loved how they gave praise and glory to the Lord as they sang, “In Christ Alone,” for worship during the ceremony! After an amazing ceremony, reception, and dancing, we had an epic sendoff! When they came out, flower petals were thrown in the air and there was SO much energy, excitement, and cheering! There was a ton of joy and love in the air, and I absolutely loved how happy they both looked. Enjoy scrolling through some highlights below!

Venue: The Cotton Room, Durham, NC

 
 

Are you in need of Durham Wedding Photographer or Engagement Photographer? I'd love to work with you and capture this special season of life! You can get in touch with me by sending me an inquiry here. I'm proud to serve the greater Triangle area including Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and beyond.