A DESTINATION WEDDING IN PARADISE: John & Samantha’s Dominican Republic Wedding Sneak Peek – PART 1

Let me just start by saying, I feel like the world’s luckiest photographer.  I do, I really do!  I mean, the chance to shoot a wedding in PARADISE with a gorgeous bride and groom who are amazing individuals both inside and out doesn’t come around every day!  And after our fabulous engagement session (here), I knew this was a wedding I wanted to be a part of!

I am so thrilled everything worked out, and some days (when things are extra crazy and busy) it feels like it was a dream.  White sandy beaches, palm trees for miles, the most incredible blue ocean, room service, fruitty drinks, floating in an infiniti pool, sunshine and the most perfect beach front wedding and wedding party.  Yep, a total dream.  Like I said, world’s luckiest photographer!!!

John & Samantha… I can’t even tell you how awesome it was being in Punta Cana with you, your friends and your families.  Such a pleasure and soooo much fun!!  This was definitely one for the record books.  SUCH. AN. AMAZING. DAY.  Enjoy a sneak peek of my favorites… soooo hard to narrow it down!!  LOVE YOU BOTH. XOXO

Molly & Wade’s Engagement Session Favorites {Charlotte Area Engagement Photography}

My engagement session with Molly and Wade was one for the books.  SIX different locations!  And we had a blast.  From Queens street to the French Quarter and a few more fun spots in between.  I loved how comfortable, natural and fun these two were in front of the camera.  Makes me so excited for the their big day in September!!  Molly & Wade, you two rock, XOXO!!

Gorgeous Hair & Make-up by Katie O’Neil: Make-up Your Face

Barker Family Newborn Session {Charlotte Area Newborn Photography}

Before another month slips away, today I’m sharing a few of my favorites from my newborn family session with the Beautiful Barker Family.  This sweet Mama is not only gorgeous from the inside out, but she is a social media/life-style expert (genius!) and writes for smartypants.com, a fun, local Charlotte Mommy resource guide and blog.

We had such a pleasant serene shoot… I can not believe how amazing Karly looks for JUST having had baby #2.  Her adorable 2 year-old did fabulous and Jimmy… well he was just a perfect angel.  I love the life-style feel of our session and hope you can feel the love radiating from these four.  Enjoy the images, xoxo!!

HOW TO BUILD A MIXED MEDIA ACCENT GALLERY WALL – Charlotte Today Show, NBC

I had such a great time in the studio with the Charlotte Today Show crew yesterday!!  For this month’s segment I had the idea to design and create a mixed media accent gallery wall and then walk through the process, step by step on air… which would require an actual free standing gallery wall!  Eeeeekkk. Easier said than done! Today I’m sharing a bit of the behind the scenes…

After a few hours at the home depot gathering supplies, Blake and I got to work creating the wall…

We had to have every nail in place the night before so I could easily hang all the artwork/accents once we got to the studio… Sunday night’s dry run…

The segment was a lot of fun as we had some FABULOUS contributing vendors!!  Artwork ℅ Minted, Gold LOVE foil print by MadebyGirl, Mats ℅ Indie Mats, Canvas Print, Canvas By Blossom, Canvas Photographer, Beth Wade Photography.  All other projects inspired by Pinterest!!

To check out the full segment, click here

 

To get you started with your own mixed media gallery wall (or maybe just to add to the one you’ve already got going on!!) Enjoy a FREE 8×10 Printable!! (tip, to change the colors, open in Photoshop>Image>Adjustments>Hue & Saturation, then slide the “hue” slider to your desired color!

And finally, a few more shots of our shenanigans!!  I love that Eugene Robinson is back co-hosting, and Colleen is as fabulous as ever!  A huge thank you to my gorgeous friend Sara for coming with… transporting a 6 foot wall takes some muscle and this girl has got it!!  XOXO

 

 

Not too Shabby!! Kylee + Shabby Apple

This past weekend I had the chance to shoot my beautiful new friend Kylee, who runs a rockin’ hair and fashion instagram account.  Her job was to style this cute dress from  Shabby Apple’s Spring 2015 collection.  My job was to shoot it!

I love how she paired the light blue hue, with a black leather Top Shop cropped jacked and black leather peep toe booties by Vince (all from Nordstrom).  We decided to shoot in “my field” with pops of tulips and purple flowers peeping through.

How about those glasses?!!  Fun or what!!

And that hair….. SWOON!!!

I don’t know about you, but I AM READY FOR SPRING!!!! XOXO