Mason and Sarah's Engagement Session: Greenville, NC

Oh my goodness, we just love our couples!! The giant mosquitos right now are no joke, and Sarah and Mason were serious troopers for powering through their session with smiles while getting ambushed by them! They are such a sweet couple - Sarah is a nurse and Mason is a police officer, and we love that they both have hearts of service for their community. These two met back in high school, just like us! While they didn’t go to the same high school, they were both involved in Young Life and met at a huge worship session in their hometown, Wilmington. Mason proposed under the moonlight at their favorite spot on the river, and they’re preparing for marriage and so excited to be spending the rest of their lives together! Congratulations, Sarah and Mason! We cannot wait to celebrate with you in April!! Here are some of our favorite pictures from their session!

Diamonds and Couture Event in Greenville, NC

Thomas and I were grateful for the opportunity to capture the luxurious Diamonds and Couture Event on Saturday and the chance to network with so many incredible vendors and guests! Naturally, my favorite part of the day was seeing the gorgeous wedding gowns! Thomas, on the other hand, absolutely loved checking out all of the exotic cars haha! We really enjoyed getting to catch up with one of our favorite hair and makeup artists again, seeing models that we worked with and the past, and chatting with some of the sweetest ladies from Bailey’s, Jefferson’s, and ASAP! It was also amazing to see the community pull together to give so many donations to the surrounding counties who have been impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Flo! It was an all-around incredibly successful and beautiful event!!

VENDORS:
Venue and Food: Nino’s
Dresses: Unveiled Couture
Jewelry: Bailey’s Fine Jewelry
Hair and Makeup: Katy Lynn Beauty
Men’s Attire: Coffman’s
Flowers: Jefferson’s
Table and Chairs: ASAP Tent Rentals
DJ: Cutty Styles
Invitation: Kerry from Longest Time Design

Rachel's Bridal Portaits at Forest Hall at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro, NC

I'm really excited to share some of my favorites from Rachel's bridal portrait session since she got married on Saturday!! I've had a few opportunities to shoot at Forest Hall at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro, and it's such an awesome location! They have a bridal suite for the bride to get ready, they have a really unique industrial space inside with brick and bulb lights hanging from the ceiling, and they have countless backdrops outside around the mills. I just love the magnolia tree and the beautiful flowers and landscaping! 

Rachel is an absolutely gorgeous bride!! I love, love, love lace, so naturally, I was a big fan of her lace dress with the intricate beading, the sweetheart top, and the beaded belt. Also, she picked out her veil when she didn't have her dress with her, and I can't get over how perfectly the beaded design goes with the lace/beaded design on her dress - so pretty!

Anyways, here are a few that I loved! I'm trying to make my blog posts a little more brief because I have a lot from the past few months to start sharing, including Rachel and Sam's stunning wedding! :) 

Chris and Heather's Engagement Session: Wilmington, NC

Chris and Heather's engagement session in Wilmington may be another new favorite session! We haven't been to Wilmington since we were looking at colleges many years ago, and neither of us really remembered much about it. What a perfectly charming waterfront town and a gorgeous location for a session!!  It was a wonderful choice for their session too, as it was the town where they had their very first date at the restaurant The Pilot House! We actually ended their session at The Pilot House, and we thought it was so sweet that they stayed to have dinner there afterwards! We had some iffy weather, and it was completely overcast for the whole session, but we were extremely grateful for the perfect timing of the rain holding off until right after we took the last picture as we walked back to the car!! 

Chris and Heather make such a great pair, and we really enjoyed our time getting to know them! Chris loves Heather's thoughtfulness, selflessness, and the way constantly thinks of ways to bring joy to others and to show her love for them.  Heather loves his positive attitude, sense of humor, and hard work ethic. They both clearly have hearts of gold, as Heather is a nurse and Chris works for Habitat for Humanity. We love that they're living out their lives in service to others, and we can't wait to celebrate their love in Wilmington in December!!  

Here are some of our favorite pictures from their sessions! I absolutely love cute waterfront towns and adorable couples, so of course I was loving these photos! Also, their outfits and colors were on point, Heather had her hair and makeup done for the session, and she looked incredible!

Heather's Hair: Set Blowout Bar in Wilmington, NC
Heather's Makeup: Blush Hause of Beaute in Wilmington, NC