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allison and colby engaged | march 25. 2015

i’ve been in raleigh for five years now and i am Still finding places i never knew existed!  last night we met allison and colby for the first time and also the wral gardens for the first time!  such a pretty pretty place!  and allison and colby are just Our kinda people!  so chill and sweet and easy to photograph.  and they were so patient with all this weather and rescheduling!  we def look forward to their september wedding at the oaks at salem!

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13 months ago i got to photograph this sweet boy as a newborn! now he’s one and on the loose! i enjoyed my time with this family of three at fearrington yesterday for their mini session!

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emily and preston engaged
march 16. 2015 | ncsu beef unit

2015-03-24_0001.jpga  warm evening,  a super sweet couple, some pretty light, two cute puppies, and some cows make for one awesome e-session…  these two spent lots of time here at the ncsu beef unit so where they wanted to do their session was Easy!  and we were happy to pull up to this place!  here are some of my favorites from their evening in front of our camera!
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2015-03-24_0003.jpghow cute are these cow tags with their wedding date on them!?!
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2015-03-24_0016.jpglast time i was in a field of cows they started coming after me!  but these cows weren’t too interested in us out there.
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2015-03-24_0018.jpgBONUS!  i learned what a hereford is!  #hownowbrowncow
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today is five years…. five years since i became a staggs. five years that i’ve been married to my Best friend. we may not have chosen the Easiest road, but its been the ride of my Life.

our wedding day was Perfect.  we were married at 10am in front of 30 people, in the middle of the cotton room (which is the size of about a football field).  richie met me half way down the aisle (we all walked in to “dream” by priscilla ahn) and we hugged a hug of a lifetime, and shed some super happy tears (that part of our video is impossible to watch without crying!).  reverend barbara lodge married us and made our ceremony SO special for us!  richie and i shared our first dance right after being announced husband and wife and then we had a dance we did with all the kids!  then we had some cake and went to have brunch at the piedmont in durham.  then we spent the rest of the day at my moms with all our family and friends!  it was simple.  it was Perfect.  in every way possible!  hands down the best day of my life!

thankful for these pictures brittany took of us this week. happy first day of spring! i think thats THE best wedding date ever. i love you richie staggs…. thank you for giving me your life. <3

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elizabeth and phillip married
march 7. 2015

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venue and food:  mcgregor downs country club, cary, nc  |  hair and makeup:  ashley mooney  |  cake:  jeanie vetter

flowers:  flowers by larry  |  dj:  unlimited DJ, brian darocha  |  videographer:  preserved memories, chris zirkle
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2015-03-19_0015.jpghello handsome!!
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2015-03-19_0023.jpgelizabeth, you looked Beautiful!
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2015-03-19_0038.jpgthe groomsmen all gave phillip a golf ball with a message on it as they walked up to him!  lol
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2015-03-19_0060.jpgcheck out their (carolina blue) (haha, they are state people!) get-away car!!  how awesome is that?!
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bye you guys!!!!  hope you had an awesome time in jamaica!