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kate’s get [glamorous] bridal’s!

She walks in beauty, like the night
   Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
   Meet in her aspect and her eyes;
– Lord Byron –

Oh, how I love Kate.  She has been a constant source of light in my world, and a beam of encouragement when I needed it most.  Her texts would begin with, “Hello, wonderful photographer!” and even before I looked at the number I knew it was Kate.

Kate is lively, funny, goofy and not afraid to laugh at herself.  She is one bride’s that out of all the images we took for her bridals, I had to post “outtakes” along with the others.

Her wedding day yesterday was nothing short of who her and James are, and with a little luck I’ll be able to post more of that soon.  Meanwhile, here are her gorgeous bridals from Winghaven Gardens.

The outtakes…

A Valentine’s Day Snowy Bridal Session

unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the Southeast has been hammered by the largest snowstorm in over a decade.  the last snowstorm that rocked North Carolina we had some visitors… my aunt and future uncle from Louisiana.  part of the reason I bonded so quickly with my uncle-to-be was because he proceeded to pelt me with snowballs and take a pretty good beard full of snow when I “cleared off my car” in his direction.  but I digress…

This snowstorm has been gorgeous, breathtaking and as always… a bit dangerous since the South is not prepared for weather like this.  being a yankee, and having married a yankee, all I could think about was getting out in the snow and photographing a bride. but who would be crazy enough to let me shoot them in this weather?  well… Tiffany… that’s who.  I photographed Tiffany’s boudoir’s a few years ago, and knew she would be the perfect model if we could just get to one another.

After trying for 20 minutes to get my front wheel drive SUV out of my inclined gravel driveway I let her know that we had to call it off… and lamented my woes on facebook.  because there’s nothing to do other than social media on days like this, my friend Natalie called and said, “hey, where’s this shoot? where do you need to go?” and by providence they were going my way in their 4WD heavy duty truck!

I was thrilled that we were able to catch the last of the snowfall, and take full advantage of the rare occasion of snow in our backyard.  enjoy! … and Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

Jenni: Woman in the Woods

I want you to meet Jenni, my beautiful intern from this last Spring.  She was so incredibly sweet and helpful during this crazy wedding season that I just had to do a shoot for her.  I’ve had this concept of doing a “woman in the woods/ethereal” shoot, and in the process of Jenni and I getting to know each other I knew she would be the perfect subject.

We had such a fantastic time traipsing through the woods battling the mosquitoes and hidden spider webs (haha).  I really loved working with her this last season and know that she’s going to go far in life!  Missing you already, lady.  Love you!

Hair & Makeup: Nikki Lowery & Heather Vasquez – Modern Salon & Spa
Dress: Wtoo from The Lily Rose
Hairpiece: Mignonne Handmade