When Sherry and Adam contacted me about photographing their nuptials at Westglow Resort & Spa I was super excited! The two of them planned their marriage as more of an elopement, with their parents in attendance. They would say their “I do’s” in a very private way in front of their family in one of the most picturesque environments imaginable. I was honored to be among the select few people to witness their marriage and capture their love for one another on this very beautiful day, atop a mountain in Blowing Rock, NC. Their ceremony was very special and you can see the emotion of the moment in their faces, especially when they said their vows and tears began to well in Sherry’s eyes. I could not help but to be personally overcome by the majesty of the surroundings as I documented this momentous occasion in their lives. After the ceremony, I had the rare treat of having as much time as I wanted to lead them around the property at Westglow and take their pictures. I am not sure what I liked the most, the wide-angle mountains as the backdrop, or the facade of the Greek Revival mansion built atop a mountain! Maybe I like using the huge columns the most, or perhaps it was the shots in the Adirondack chairs that were the most fun! As a photographer, this couple and location proved to be a wonderland for sure. After I finished my time there, I looked back and thought about how lucky I was to have met Sherry and Adam and spend the afternoon with them in Blowing Rock. They are a very special couple who chose a magical place to forever chisel their love for one another in matrimony and I was happy to be included in that wonderful day! Here are some of my favorite shots…

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I first met Ellen and Gavin when we shot their engagement session over this past summer. We met very near where they would have their wedding and I knew it would be a great! Ellen and Gavin decided to tie the knot at Gavin’s Grandparents farm in Oakboro and it was one of the highlights of my 2016 wedding season. The rustic feel of the property along with all the elegance of the wedding blended seamlessly together and I had such a great time doing my thing! Ellen and Gavin were blessed with wonderful fall weather and a nice breeze as well. The property gave me a wonderful canvas with which to shoot Ellen and Gavin, along with their wedding party and family/friends. The rows of pine trees, the pond, the corn field and the barn were just some of the features that made this wedding-day and property fantastic! Ellen and Gavin did such a wonderful job planning this wedding. The attention to detail was second to none and the amount of detail put into the wedding was exceptional. I love all the unique items they put together to make this wedding their own! It truly was a happy day and Ellen and Gavin’s love for each other is very much visible from their expressions on their face. The wedding party was a blast to work with. Congrats you guys, I was so happy to be apart of your special day!

 

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Recently I had the opportunity to shoot at a venue that I had not worked at before. The Red Fez Shrine Club sits on the shores of Lake Wylie, within eye-shot of the Buster Boyd Bride that links North and South Carolina. It has picturesque views all around the property and a wonderful spot right on the lake for wedding ceremonies. Best of all, it sports some spectacular sunsets as you will see below. Sherrelyn and Richard would chose this spot as the site of their wedding and I was honored to be there to capture their nuptials. Sherrelyn was stunning in her wedding dress and I love her pre-ceremony pictures lit from a single window. After the ceremony we used the lake as our backdrop for a few romantic shots of the Sherrelyn and Richard, before finishing up later in the evening with some silhouettes at sunset. What a wonderful day it turned out to be! Here are some of my favorites from the day.

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Today I am featuring Kendyl and Trevor’s wedding at Firethorne Country Club in Marvin, NC. I really love Firethorne, especially since is has one of the best outdoor spots for a wedding ceremony in the Charlotte Metro area. Nothing can beat their grand staircase and it is the perfect entrance for the bride-to-be! I could go on and on about the place, but I will let the images prove this point! I was really looking forward to this wedding, definitely a highlight for 2016. Ever since I was given the honor of documenting Kendyl and Trevor’s wedding, I looked forward to this day at one of my favorite venues during my favorite month of the year. Earlier in the year, I had the pleasure of shooting Kendyl and Trevor’s engagement session. You can see highlights of that session here. I knew when I shot their session that they were very special people! In both the engagement and wedding photos I can see from their smiles how much they care for each other. It is written all over their faces! Kendyl and Trevor were blessed with perfect weather on this fall day, blue skies and great temps. I particularly loved their wedding ceremony and the heartfelt kiss the two of them shared as they exited the ceremony and made their way down the isle, stopping for just a second to preserve the moment one last time. It is that moment that I think of the most, as it encapsulated so much of what wedding are all about, but at the same time cemented what I recognized from them so early on – their unbounded love for each other. Their wedding reception was a blast and their friends and family danced the night away! I shoot so many weddings, but their reception was without doubt one for the most vibrant and exciting! Congrats Kendyl and Trevor, you two were simply amazing! Special thanks to DeLayna Kenney McCallum for always being the best colleague to work with – helping me out and getting so many awesome images!

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