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By now, we all know weddings are back in a BIG way following the COVID shutdown. After massively scaling things back the past couple of years, we’ve been seeing couples make things feel as grandiose as possible. Here are the top 10 wedding trends for 2023! 1. Pearl Details This is a classic trend that […]

THE TOP 10 WEDDING TRENDS FOR 2023

Wedding Planning

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Matthew and Haley celebrated their nuptials with an elaborate spring wedding at the McAlister-Leftwich in Greensboro, NC. The entire fete had a classic garden vibe complete with peonies, roses, and hasta greens from Haley’s grandfather’s garden! Isn’t that such a sweet touch? Even though Matthew and Haley had to utilize their rain plan, the ceremony […]

MCALISTER-LEFTWICH WEDDING GREENSBORO, NC| MATTHEW AND HALEY

Featured, Winston-Salem Wedding Photography

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Dylan and Jessica are just the cutest couple! They complement each other so well, and I had a blast taking their spring engagement photos at The Sutherland last week! The weater was gorgeous, their outfits were on point, and overall it was just everything a photographer could want in a shoot! Jessica and Dylan happened […]

SPRING ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS AT THE SUTHERLAND| JESSICA AND DYLAN

Raleigh Engagement Photos, The Sutherland

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We got to be a part of the sweetest Oaks at Salem Wedding in Apex, NC last weekend! When we met TJ and Jennifer last year on Zoom, we knew we would get along instantly, and our time together during their engagement session proved that to be true too! HOW THEY MET Jennifer and TJ […]

OAKS AT SALEM WEDDING IN APEX, NC

Raleigh, NC Wedding

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When Christopher and I initially met with Matt and Jordan to discuss photography for their South Carolina wedding, we knew instantly we would click! From shooting Matt and Jordan’s engagement photos, to Jordan’s bridal portrait session, and of course now their wedding, it has been a delight getting to know these two! We’re SO thankful […]

SOUTH CAROLINA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Charleston, SC Wedding

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Springtime Engagement Photos We had the best time meeting Evan and Tori for their springtime engagement photos at Historic Oak View in Raleigh, NC! The weather was perfect, and the hydrangeas and azaleas were really showing off for us which made for some radiant engagement photos! How They Met Evan and Tori met through mutual […]

SPRINGTIME ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS AT HISTORIC OAK VIEW IN RALEIGH, NC| EVAN AND TORI

Raleigh Engagement Photos

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Words literally cannot express how EXCITED I am to share Jordan’s South Carolina bridal portraits that took place at Catawba Falls Events Center in Lancaster, South Carolina. I have been holding onto these since last OCTOBER, and I have been DYING to share them! Jordan has been such a delightful bride to work with, and […]

SOUTH CAROLINA BRIDAL PORTRAITS

Bridal Portraits

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Brittany and Hunter hosted a jubilant celebration with their family and friends for their spring wedding at the Sutherland in Wake Forest, NC- the same town in which Hunter grew up in. The Proposal Brittany and Hunter met in college, and were friends for years before they dated. Hunter was always interested in Brittany and […]

SPRING WEDDING AT THE SUTHERLAND IN WAKE FOREST, NC

Raleigh, NC Wedding, The Sutherland

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A couple posing for their engagement session at Dix Park in Raleigh, NC

How they met in Raleigh Christopher and I had so much fun shooting Marissa and Storm’s engagement photos in Raleigh, NC! We decided to hang out around the NC State Capitol and the Daffodil Fields at Dorothea Dix Park. Downtown Raleigh is super sentimental to Marissa and Storm because they met while working together at […]

DAFFODIL FIELDS ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS IN RALEIGH, NC

Dorothea Dix Park, Raleigh Engagement Photos

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In early February, I had the opportunity to meet Danielle at her mother for Danielle’s bridal portraits at Highgrove Estate in Fuquay-Varina, NC. Surprisingly, the weather was mild for February, especially considering the cold and snowy weather we had recently. Danielle’s dress was from David’s Bridal, and she opted to add some modifications to it […]

BRIDAL PORTRAITS AT HIGHGROVE ESTATE IN FUQUAY-VARINA, NC

Bridal Portraits, Highgrove Estate Wedding

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When I first started my wedding photography business, I was a hot mess express! I was sending paper contracts in the mail, clients would mail me checks, and I had so much paper to keep up with. It was a nightmare! Then I discovered the beauty of workflows for my wedding photography business, and my […]

3 THINGS YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY WORKFLOW NEEDS!

For Photographers

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Starting a wedding photography business wasn’t something that I had always set out to do. I wasn’t that little girl who always had a camera in hand, and I wasn’t on my schools yearbook team. The most experience I had with a camera was taking duck-face selfies with my friends on our small digital cameras […]

HOW I GREW MY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS WHEN STARTING OUT

For Photographers

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Oakland Farm Wedding Day Brad and Madison had the most beautiful Oakland Farm, Raleigh, NC wedding last week! It was the perfect fall with the most beautiful of details! The sweetest parts of the day were by far the first looks! Brad and Madison chose to have one with each other, and it was so […]

OAKLAND FARM, RALEIGH WEDDING| BRAD AND MADISON

Featured, Oakland Farm, Raleigh, NC Wedding

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Over the years, one of the most common questions Christopher and I have received is how to prepare for your engagement photos. There’s a lot of careful thought and planning that goes into your engagement session, and we want to help simplify that process for you! When you book Christopher and I for your wedding, […]

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS

Raleigh Engagement Photos, Wedding Planning

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A COUPLE CELEBRATING THEIR ENGAGEMENT AT THE MERRIMON-WYNNE HOUSE IN RALEIGH, NC

MERRIMON-WYNNE HOUSE, RALEIGH, NC PHOTOGRAPHY| PRESTON AND FARRA

Merrimon-Wynne House, Raleigh, NC Wedding

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I absolutely love shooting Raleigh bridal portraits! Not only do you get the opportunity to get more practice in front of the camera before your big day, but you also get to put on your pretty wedding dress! Your Raleigh bridal portrait session is also an excellent time to schedule your hair and makeup trial […]

RALEIGH BRIDAL PORTRAITS| CHANDLER

Highgrove Estate Wedding, Raleigh, NC Wedding, Uncategorized

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Here in the Raleigh-Durham, NC area we are so very fortunate to have an abundance of beautiful locations for pictures. Today, I’m going to share with you some of the top engagement session locations in Raleigh and Durham! 1. STATE CAPITOL BUILDING The Capitol Building is GORGEOUS no matter the time of year! The columns, […]

TOP ENGAGEMENT SESSION SPOTS IN RALEIGH-DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA

Raleigh Engagement Photos, Wedding Planning

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Their Wedding Day If there was one word I could use to describe Michael and Hannah’s wedding in Sanford, NC it would be gospel-centered. They brought Christ into every aspect of the day, and it was beautiful. From the hand-painted heirloom Bible, they read during their first look to the charge from their pastor at […]

A WEDDING IN SANFORD, NC| HANNAH AND MICHAEL

North Carolina Wedding

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Andrew and Jennifer’s Haywood Hall wedding in Raleigh, NC was a stunning late springs outdoor celebration. Haywood Hall is known for its lush landscaping and gardens, and Jennifer and Andrew really leaned into that as they planned the details of their wedding. These two love to spend time together outdoors in nature so this really […]

HAYWOOD HALL WEDDING RALEIGH, NC| ANDREW AND JENNIFER

Raleigh, NC Wedding

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Stormy weather didn’t stop this barn wedding in Charleston, South Carolina from being amazing! In fact, I think it made us a little lucky with some of the photo ops that we were able to have! Being able to take a beautiful couple and play in the rain is a photographer’s dream anyways 😉 Catherine […]

BARN WEDDING IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

Charleston, SC Wedding

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One thing that I love about Charleston wedding photography is the beautiful backdrops that the lowcountry has to offer. There are very few sights as pretty to me as seeing hundred year old oak trees draped in low-hanging Spanish moss that almost seems to dance as the wind blows. When you add a stunning bride […]

CHARLESTON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Charleston, SC Wedding

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People are sometimes surprised to find out that I am also a Raleigh maternity photographer! I love capturing the glow of motherhood and the continuation of your legacy! So when Austin and Landria reached out about needing a Raleigh maternity photographer I was so excited! These two are expecting a little girl in just a […]

RALEIGH MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHER

Raleigh Family Photography

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I love this location for photos any time of the year, but these North Carolina Museum of Art engagement photos with Matt, Morgan, and their fur baby Waylon are just magical! The way Matt and Morgan came to find out about our business is a fun story! I was at their venue taking photos of […]

NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM OF ART ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS| MATT AND MORGAN

Raleigh Engagement Photos, The Sutherland