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these are like the cutest, sweetest people ever. yeah i know i probably say that too much! but seriously, they are! mckenzie is also a photographer in raleigh (which i didn’t even know until the day of the session)!  (you can check out her blog here)she and blake are getting married in october in wilmington and already had a wedding photographer, but asked us to shoot their engagement session! we met them and their adorable puppy, paisley, at historical oak park (which i never even knew existed) last sunday! here are some of my (and their) favs from their evening with us!  gosh i have a lot of parentheses in this… #butnohashtags

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while we don’t normally shoot maternity/baby sessions, when it comes to our couples we marry, we def make exceptions!  meet lea and brad.  we married them four years ago and now look forward to documenting their upcoming baby girl who is due in october! i did a maternity session for them a couple days ago at the same spot we did their engagement session!  love these two and they are going to make some Awesome parents!  thats one lucky baby girl in that belly!!
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lauren and corey married
july 18. 2014 | the stockroom

this post is longer than most cause i have a personal attachment to lauren.  she was a babysitter to my kidos (yes i still have her in my phone as “lauren babysitter”) and when she couldn’t babysit them any longer she intro’ed me to CHLOE who is my Very best friend in the whole world.  so i have lauren to thank for her.  and lauren pretty much is amazing on all levels and she picked a great guy, corey, to marry, so all that means this post is long.  oh and because i Loved her details, so there’s a bunch of those shots too.  AND because reverend barbara lodge was their officiant and she married richie and i so yeah… #loveherlovelauren&corey

2014-08-20_0001.jpgvenue:  the stockroom at 230   |   hair and makeup:  christian and danielle at le salon  |   flowers:  north raleigh florist

food:  rocky top catering  |  cake:  sweet cheeks bakery  |  DJ:  fat boy productions- chubs, burlington, nc

planner:  colleen kenney  |  officiant:  reverend barbara lodge
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2014-08-20_0018.jpgtotal knockoff.  still totally awesome.  #bridesmaids
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2014-08-20_0025.jpgloved ALL the details lauren did!  everything looked Gorgeous!
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2014-08-20_0059.jpgok.  shout-out to rocky top catering.  they ROCKED OUT the food.  seriously top three wedding meals i’ve ever eaten.
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2014-08-20_0067.jpgwe all knew this would happen.  what a good sport the fella is.
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2014-08-20_0078.jpgdancing, dancing and more dancing…. fabulous reception!!
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2014-08-20_0083.jpglauren and corey, love yall.  love love.  congrats mr and mrs o’shea!  <3

as i was posting amanda and jami’s wedding blog i thought “oh yay! i can post some from her bridal session!” location: nc art museum. love that place and all the different looks of areas there! and it has the prettiest light right at the end of the day! amanda looked soooo pretty! here are some of her and my favs from her session!

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amanda and jami married
july 12. 2014 | raleigh. nc

amanda and jami’s wedding was Such a fun one!  everyone there was so open and nice to us even though only amanda had met me a couple weeks before.  unfortunately this was a wedding that austin and ashley green were going to photograph, but with his passing only weeks before their wedding date, we stepped in to shoot this wedding for them.  we were glad we weren’t already booked for their date cause we had a great time with them!  i won’t ever forget jami tossing his hand in the air during their intro into the reception and flinging his ring off in the process!  after a quick, frantic search it WAS found!  whew!  and its crazy how we are raleigh wedding photogs but even still we find out venues we never knew existed!  we hadn’t ever heard of “delightful inspirations” but its a great place for an outside ceremony and has a great room inside for the reception!  who knew!  amanda and jami, we are thankful to have gotten to be a part of your day!  yall did a fabulous job with all your details!  loved it all!!

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venue and food:  delightful inspirations  |  planner:  lindsay hester  |   hair and makeup:  tiffany mentrak

flowers:  flowers by design   |  cake:  edible art  |  DJ:  taylor pittman   |   video:  mariah czap
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