Friday, November 25, 2011

Kristen & Justin's Wedding Day

As McCall and I began shooting at the Hilton Wilmington-Riverside around 7:30 in the morning, I could tell very quickly that we were going to have an exciting day ahead of us! From the bride and groom, to their friends and family, and others working to make their big day come together - it was so obvious how elated they all were that this day was finally upon them! All the preparations and organizing and patiently waiting had taken place to create a beautiful day.

With the ceremony beginning at 11 o'clock, we had an enjoyable morning together capturing images filled with laughter and love and many more emotions. And that love carried us through a day of memories - a meaningful ceremony, the first announcement of "Mr. and Mrs. Justin Evans," sweet toasts given by the matron of honor and best man, lots of dancing, and of course, food! It was truly a joyous time.

Kristen & Justin: Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for choosing me and trusting me to photograph your big day. My hope is that you'll be able to feel, all over again, exactly what you felt that day. October 22nd will never be the same!

Monday, November 21, 2011

sarah & ellis: part 2

after doing some engagement pictures at five points a couple of months ago, sarah & ellis wanted to grab a few in the cooler weather as well. so we headed over to nc state's campus for a little while and then on downtown to fayetteville street to add the christmas feel to a few. thank you, raleigh, for putting up your christmas decorations before thanksgiving! :)

for those of you who attended state, i'm sure you're wildly familiar with the "free expression tunnel" after walking through it on your way to class everyday. for those of you who did not, it's a place where anyone can come and spray paint on the walls anything they want to. some artists are impressive...and others...not so much! but it may have been one of my top 5 favorite places to shoot. so eclectic!

this session made me even more excited about ellis & sarah's big day coming up in july 2012!

we couldn't help but go along with some of the art! :)

LOVE the colors. AND the models!

the wachtel family!

it seems like just yesterday that jill was pregnant with a little girl of whom we had no clue what her name would be! (that didn't keep us from guessing!) sweet airlie has already debuted on the blog for her 3 month pictures, and today i have the joy of sharing with you some images of air-bear at 6 months. she just keeps getting more and more beautiful. i love every minute that i get to spend with her, and her parents!

sometimes i just can't handle how happy she is!!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

the nelms family!

olson has grown quite a bit since his debut on the blog a few months back! and believe me, he's just getting cuter and cuter! his parents' love for him is so obvious and i'm so thankful that i got to capture this stage of life that they are experiencing as a family. precious, precious, precious.

the saxenmeyer boys keep growing up!!!

well, about 5 months ago, you saw the saxenmeyer's up on the blog again here. 

and you'll probably notice that through all of those images, the youngest of the 3 boys was pretty stationary! let's just say we had the opposite as we met up again a few weeks ago. sam is all over the place and i love it! such a fun stage of life as they learn to explore and see the world in their own way. what else are you supposed to do when you have 2 older brothers to keep up with!?

without further ado, here they are again...with a bit more commotion mixed in!