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Kenya and Andrew were married at the beautiful River Hills Country Club in Lake Wylie, South Carolina.  River Hills has this incredible view of Lake Wylie and the combination of the lake and the tree-lined course makes for an excellent wedding location.  I loved Kenya & Andrew’s wedding ceremony overlooking the lake!  Andrew did something unique, in that he turned toward the lake and waited for Kenya to come all the way down the isle before he turned to look at her for the first time.  I thought that was really cool!  It was hard not to get emotional as I photographed the ceremony, because many of the family and friends were tearing up and trying to hold back the floodgates!  The twilight shots are among my favorites of Kenya and Andrew and I really like the warn tones that we captured on the course right before the sunlight had nearly faded away.  The reception was great and again it was hard to hold back the tears during some of the first dances.  Kenya and her dad brought down the house when they preformed a dance medley to some popular music!  The couple had a gorgeous Fall wedding cake with photos of their own parents cake cutting on the cake table.  I had a great time at the wedding and could not be happier with the photos.  Best wishes to Kenya and Andrew!

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Here are images from another great Fall session at Freedom Park in Charlotte.  I enjoyed working with this family again this year and little Natalie is the cutest! Her smile is infectious and I love her little boots!  My favs are some of the sun-washed images that capture the glow of the sun and the punch of the leaves.  Enjoy!

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The Fall is upon us and this is the best time of year for family portraits.  The glow of the leaves as they change colors adds to the flair of an outdoor session.  Cramerton, NC was the location for this fun family shoot.  Although the leaves were only just beginning to change, the back-light of the sun provided enough of a “punch” to the leaves that it created a warm feel to the session.  This session is very representative of the type of photography that I provide.  It shows a mix of both candids and traditional poses, but all with a more modern flair.  I like crisp flowing portraits that are TACK sharp!  I love painterly backgrounds that glow!  These images were shot with this in mind, as well as the intention of using the images for this family’s holiday card.  The colors are coordinated together in such a way as to blend with the season and show the uniqueness of the family.  I love this time of year!

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The Fall is my favorite season of the year!  I look forward to the cool, crisp, clean air.  The Fall brings an explosion of color as a sign that Summer is over, but also that a new season of fun begins – one of family gatherings and many other joyous occasions.  For me, the Fall is also wonderful because it is arguably the best time of year for photography. Warm and rich colors, stylish clothing, outdoor weddings, and many other things come to mind when I think of Fall photography.  Add a wonderful setting and you can have the makings of a magical wedding!  Kate and Matt had such a wedding recently at the historic 1927 Lake Lure Inn.  I can’t say enough about the Lake Lure Inn!  It is fabulous for photography, as was the ceremony location right down the road and across the lake.  The ceremony site is surrounded by mountains and we were lucky enough to have pristine Fall weather for the wedding.  Kate and Matt are such an amazing couple and they were surrounded by many very cool family and friends that came from near and far.  Their love for one another is very apparent just by the way that they look at each other.  I was so happy to be able to work with them on their wedding day!  Combine that with such a scenic backdrop and I was in wedding photographer heaven!  I just wish I could shoot the whole thing again.  The wedding and the location had the feel of something vintage.  So in keeping with that feeling, some of the imagery has been cultivated to showcase the wedding with a nostalgic feel.  I simply love the way it all came out and I am super excited to reveal these images today.  Congratulation Kate and Matt!  It was a pleasure and honor to spend time with two great people on the biggest day of their lives!

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Wow, I love going out to Saratoga Springs.  I am fortunate that I get to work with so many great clients, but I am also so happy that I am able to go to so many great venues.  Saratoga Springs is another one of those great places that has the right combination or indoor and outdoor charm.  Anna and Erick were so great to work with and I enjoyed shooting their “first look” prior to the wedding.  Anna’s dress was stunning and I love the shots of her dress and those of her and Erick along the fence line.  We had tons of fun shooting their wedding and seeing their family once again.  I love, love, love, the colors that they chose, as it really accentuated the feel of the wedding and added to the amazing “pop” I was able to capture in so many of their images.  Anna and Erick also added a local flair to their wedding by giving their guests something to remember them by. For those coming from far away, Anna gave her guests two wonderful local favorites – Sundrop & Cheerwine!  Erick added to this gift by including an Ohio favorite – Ballreichs Potato Chips!  All the added details – flowers, centerpieces, etc., made this day one to remember!  Congratulations to Anna & Erick, I was so happy to be there for your big day!  Some of my favs follow…

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