I’m super excited about today’s featured engagement session! Just a couple of weeks back I met with Sara and Kyle at Bodie Island Lighthouse to shoot their engagement session. I don’t live close to the Outer Banks, but I jumped at the opportunity to shoot there. What’s not to love about lighthouses, beaches, sand dunes, and piers? A “beachy” theme plus a GREAT couple equals an awesome session! I had met Sara and Kyle earlier in the year at a wedding I shot and I knew they would be great to photograph. Kyle had proposed to Sara with the help of his dogs! He had made two plaques that read “will you marry our dad” for each of his dogs to carry when he proposed. What a great idea! Sara and Kyle brought their dogs and I loved getting a family shot of all of them! We began at Bodie Island Lighthouse and it was really stunning there. I think Bodie is the most photogenic of all the lighthouses on the OBX. It is surrounded by marsh and has this wonderful wooden walkway that is enveloped by the marsh. Sara and Kyle looked so awesome with the lighthouse in the background. We moved from the lighthouse to some really beautiful shots by the ocean with sand dunes in the background. Here you can really see the intimacy and love between these two and these shots were among my favorite of the day. I think they are really beautiful shots that are very classic and remind me so much of what summer is all about. We finished up the session at sunset under a pier in Nags Head. The lines of the pier and the golden glow of the sun on the pylons make these images really pop! I think these locations really fit Sara and Kyle personalities and I couldn’t be more happy with the way the session turned out. Congrats to Sara and Kyle, you guys are the best!

 

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So the summer wedding season is in full swing, but along with it comes more engagements sessions. I recently met with Anna and Fred for a session in Midtown Park and NoDa. It was a blast getting to know these two and shooting in both new and familiar places. Since Midtown Park opened a couple of years back, I have wanted to shoot there. For one reason or another it had not happened until this session. NoDa on the other hand is a place I have shot at many times over the past 10+ years, but it had been a while since I had shot there. Midtown Park was awesome and I love how Anna and Fred fit within the landscape. I thought their clothing choice here was perfect, both of them looked really good under the structure that stands at the front of the park. NoDa always has the best walls – colorful and bold, always eye-catching. In NoDa Anna and Fred wore more casual attire, really fitting for the shots on the railroad tracks in particular. Those shots are perfectly summer in so many ways! Anna and Fred were awesome to work with, laid-back with a good sense of humor and all-around fun personalities. I look forward to their October wedding! Here is a selection from their engagement session:

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Back last summer I shot an incredible wedding at Saratoga Springs for Caitlin and Jack. I knew it was going to be a good one, so much so that I even decided to use the wedding to shoot my promotional wedding video. You can see some of the highlights of Caitlin and Jack’s wedding here. You can see the video from the wedding that I had shot here! From time to time I submit weddings to various publications and Caitlin and Jack’s wedding was featured on Elegant Weddings! I am excited to have this wedding published on their website. To see more of Caitlin and Jack’s wedding, check out the article they recent ran! http://www.elegantwedding.com/when-rural-becomes-magical/

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Stacy and Frank are an amazing couple who were married just last month in front of their closest friends and family. People came from as far as Maine to celebrate their wedding and the union of this great couple! Stacy and Frank worked hard to plan and prepare their wedding and made their home and backyard the perfect place for their ceremony and reception. Their backyard has a picturesque look and feel to it and they said their vows and “id-o’s” perched atop this wonderful hilltop that they have. We were fortunate to have a perfect summer day – plenty of sun and blue skies everywhere! You can tell by the images that these two love birds care deeply for each other and the smiles that they had that day were infectious. I had a blast taking their photos after the ceremony, they were laughing and have a great time. We tried to choreograph the scene from Dirty Dancing when Patrick Swayze lifts Jennifer Gray above his head and that was so much fun! They were laughing the whole time and I find these images to be both candid and revealing, as it they show how affectionate and in-love they are with one another, as well as show that these guys know how to have fun. That is what it is all about for me – documenting and revealing the connections/love that people have with one another for all-time! Stacy and Frank, thank you so much for making me apart of your wedding day. It was an honor to spend the evening with you and get to document this momentous occasion!

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  • July 22, 2016 - 1:19 am

    krristy griffin - Beautiful pictures of Stacy and frank on thier wedding day