Loray Mill in Gastonia, NC is the location for this weeks featured family session. Loray Mill is an historical textile plant that was in operation for something like 100+ years. Like so many mills in our area, it has undergone a transformation and has been revitalized. Now Loray Mill is home to many people and also sports many businesses. From a photography standpoint, textile mills can be one of the most interesting places for indoor shoots, as most have exposed brick and huge windows that spill luscious sunlight everywhere. On this particular day, I would be meeting up for a yearly holiday session with two of my favorite families, the Echevarria and Logan Families! In fact, Jonathan and his family run a business there called Loray Athletic Club. I love the backdrop that Loray provides and the lighting I used was a mix of natural and fill-flash from an umbrella lighting setup. Here are some from the session:

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When Sameer contacted me about the details of his proposal to Monica, I was super excited to be apart of such an important moment! Sameer went the extra mile to setup a uptown rooftop proposal, complete with Christmas Trees that were adorned with ornaments that commemorated his time together with Monica. He also had an awesome light up display that said “Marry Me” on it! With all the details and times in place, I waited eagerly for the couple to enter onto the rooftop so that I could capture what would unfold! Congrats Sameer and Monica and thank you for having me there to record that one HUGE moment in time! Now..here are some of the shots from that night, as well as our mini-engagement session that followed!

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I am beyond humbled to receive the Couples’ Choice Award from Wedding Wire! The best part of my job is meeting so many great couples and having the opportunity to work with them over the course of an entire year sometimes. The fact that so many would leave 5-star reviews leaves me feeling so happy and overjoyed. 2015 was an amazing year for me and my business, but none of it would have happened had it not been for the people I had the please of working with. What a great way to being 2016! Thank you, thank you, thank you for making me your choice for wedding photography and allowing me to receive this wonderful award! 

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I loaded up the Explorer and headed west recently to photograph Randi-Morgan and Peter’s wedding at the Homewood Event and Conference Center in Asheville, NC. Homewood is a beautiful venue that resembles a castle on the outside. The grounds are exceptional as is the interior reception/ceremony hall. We were met with rain throughout the day, but undeterred we fought against the conditions to create some really wonderful imagery! Randi-Morgan and Peter had such a nice ceremony and reception and I am truly happy to have been apart of their day! Maybe my favorite shot of them is with the archway in the background. I placed a small flash on a lightstand (as well as an umbrella light in front) behind them to make them pop. I really love the way the light shines around them and illuminates the archway. Congrats guys, you were the best! I wish you many years of happiness!

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