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I wanted to keep this train rolling by adding another Fall session that incorporates wonderful color!  The first weekend in November seemed to be the peak of color in/around Charlotte and that was the case at Belmont Abbey.  I setup most of the shots for this session under a huge tree that had this almost neon yellow color.  I have had people telling me that the colors almost look unreal, but I am here to tell you that the colors you see on my website are real!  I retouch skin on some of my shots, but the color is true, I only add a little contrast to make sure the backgrounds pop some.  This family is great!  Last year we had a wash out, but managed some nice photography indoors.  I was glad that this year we had absolutely perfect weather!  Here are some from the session.

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Have you asked yourself or pondered how you might define love and happiness?  It is very hard to verbally define what those words actually mean.  I am not sure if I have ever heard or read a definition that truly expresses what those feelings are.  It is so hard to express what it really means to be in love and to be happy.  However, I am blessed in that I can see what love and happiness is through my camera all the time, even if I could not define it.  If you have ever really wondered what “love” is, or what “happiness” is, then look no further!  All you really need to do is take a look at the images of LeeAnna and Brian down below and you will know exactly what those two words mean.  I shoot many sessions and weddings per year and see these expressions often, but I could not help but feel a renewed sense of these feelings when shooting this wonderful couple!  What I mean is that their feelings for each other bubble over, are palpable, tangible, and very genuine.  It made the session all the more fun for me, since I was able to feed off of their energy and produce some stunning shots.  I look forward to LeeAnna and Brian’s wedding, as I anticipate that I will capture their love for one another all over again!  Congratulations guys, it was great spending part of the day with you!  

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It was a perfect Fall day for Laura and Mike’s recent wedding.  The leaves were colorful and the location of their wedding was simply sensational.  We began the day at First Presbyterian Church in Salisbury for the ceremony and finished off at the Salisbury Train Depot for the reception.  Both location are exceptional as you can see from the images below. I love the church for it’s classic design, including the huge columns and large steeple.  The Salisbury Depot is both historic and perfect for a wedding reception.  Laura and Mike were so great to be around for the day!  I loved Laura’s dress and colorful bouquet.  Mike loves to fish and Laura surprised him with a one-of-a-kind grooms cake that was fishing themed.  Mike totally surprised Laura by taking them both to the reception by horse-drawn carriage.  Her look of surprise was priceless!   I was so happy that they had a formal exit from the church with their guests blowing bubbles.  You just don’t see that very much anymore, but I love that they decided to do it at their wedding.  We had fun getting some of their photos on the front steps of the church and on the streets of Salisbury.  The reception was great and I was honored to have been apart of Laura and Mike’s big day.  Best wishes guys and congratulations again!

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Wow, look at some of the colors from a recent family session!  Nature has been helping me out lately by providing stunning backdrops.  These cute kids are draped in color and I love the bold saturated oranges, yellows and reds!  Their personality comes through and even though it was a bit cold outside these guys did a wonderful job.  I love this time of year!

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I have been dying to post some newer engagement sessions, it has been awhile since my last post on one.  My most recent engagement shoot took me right into my backyard – Belmont, NC.  I don’t get to shoot in my own town that much, but I always relish the opportunity to do so.  What I like about my town is how down home it feels and the variety of cool spots in/around downtown.  I met up with Laura and Keith for what would turnout to be a very colorful fall engagement session.  Between the train cars, fall foliage and setting sun, we were able to pull together a wonderful session rich with color pop!  This session represents my photographic style very well – strong color, lots of contrast, deep blacks, and plenty of intimacy/emotion.  Best wishes to Laura and Keith as they plan their wedding and begin their life together!

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