A little snapshot from our first “No Turkey” Day… Can you tell we’re animal lovers? ; ) Hoping everybody had a lovely one!
The completely veggie spread! It was delicious…
On one of my recent shoots in Athens, I shot this frame and have been meaning to share it. I thought this was the perfect day. : ) I am so thankful for everything in my life… including my fiance, my family, my friends, my pups… and quiet, serene mornings like this. Little moments like this help me to remember to slow down and take in the beauty and awe of the universe. Yesterday I did yoga for the first time in months, and my teacher shared this meditation about cultivating gratitude. I wanted to pass it along and quote the last phrase of the text by Eckhart: “If the only prayer you said in your whole life was ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.”
Sarah + Brett were married on a crisp day in mid-November. The colors outside were phenomenal; I couldn’t get enough of the bright red, yellow and orange leaves! I had been wanting to shoot in the mountains for awhile, and although this wedding didn’t occur in the mountains, it DID satiate my urge to capture all the splendor and beauty of fall. I am thankful for finally having the opportunity to do so. : )
Sarah & Brett trusted me completely on their big day. As a photographer (and person), this makes me feel so great and gives me extra confidence to make pictures that capture the genuine love they share. They were married at the beautiful Cathedral of St. Patrick in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the celebration afterward was held at the Gaston Country Club in Gastonia.
Congratulations you guys! It was so great working with you two and your families. Your wedding was my last of 2010 and holds a special place in my heart!
So handsome. So gorgeous.
When Sarah’s parents met, her father was a captain in the army and her mother was an army nurse. When they got married, he received a sword from his crew with their names and wedding date engraved. Sarah is the youngest of three girls, and now the same sword has all three sisters and spouses with their wedding dates engraved. Special, eh?
One of the cool favors from the wedding. Love it!
Sarah’s dad sang their first dance song to Sarah’s mom at the reception. It was adorable.
If ya liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it… [the music video never gets old]
Just look at that love! When I met Laura & Matt, I could tell their wedding was going to be an emotional day. They are so personable and so thankful for everything that has come their way. They were married at the beginning of November at the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Atlanta, Georgia and their reception was held at the Thalia N. Carlos Center. It was a lovely, albeit chilly, day; Laura & Matt and the wedding party were all super troopers. : ) I had a great time documenting it all. Congratulations you two!
Also, since I always get tons of inquiries about other vendors, I’m going to start including some additional information for each wedding on the blog as a resource for others:
Bridal gown – Casablanca
Bridesmaids – Belsoie by Jasmine Bridal
Groom & groomsmen – Men’s Wearhouse
Makeup & hair – Siggers Hairdressers
Florals – Firefly Studios
Wedding cake – Special Touch Cakes, Susie Glover; Groom’s cake – Sweet N’ Sinful
Music – D.J. Bobby T
Caterer – Proof of the Pudding
And thanks so much to Jenny Tenney for coming down from North Carolina to shoot! You can see her beautiful photos on her blog. I grabbed this quick frame of the guys before heading over to hang with the girls…
Meet Maddux – the couple’s CUTE pup. You’ll see him later in the post… : )
Since Laura’s grandmother could not attend, she pinned one of her beautiful vintage brooches on her bouquet. So pretty!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… There’s nothing more special than a grinning groom at the end of the aisle!
The flower girl (Laura’s sister’s daughter) was super excited for the couple! : )
Another one of my favorites from the day:
Insert Maddux – the groom’s cake! Absolutely love it.
Insert kids ready to demolish Maddux. Don’t you love how kids are always the most attentive during the cake cutting? I do. : )
The children at this wedding were SO precious…
Laura was super excited that this friend caught the bouquet. ; )
I’m so ecstatic this morning to find out that I have been featured on Love Olio’s blog! I love perusing this site that “showcases wedding and engagement photography from the most creative and groundbreaking wedding photographers in the world.” WOW! I’m so lucky and so humbled to have been handpicked and featured alongside such talented photographers such as Jasmine Star, Elizabeth Messina, Simply Bloom & Our Labor of Love. Thank you for the honor!