Carol Anne has to be one of the sweetest and most down to earth people I have come in contact with. I was over the moon when she decided to have bridal portraits taken as that meant that I could see her again right before the wedding.
Carol decided to do her session at her wedding venue located in Dobson, NC. The restaurant is called Cody Creek and it has this serene look to it, bountiful in greens with the cutest little chapel and gazebo. This was the perfect place for her portraits! Just the right amount of southern!
My favorite images are the black and white ones found later in this post, but the ones of her and her pup are just adorable! It was so hard to pick favorites with this session! I am in love with the veil images, as well. Carol wanted to incorporate her mother's veil for her wedding day look and I think that is the sweetest gesture of all.
I can not express to you how lucky I am to have the clients that I have! Not only were Justin and Sarah willing to hike around all of Blowing Rock, they were willing to start before the sun even rose! Seriously?! Like, pinch me! If you've ever done a portrait session with me then you know how much I adore that morning light! Sarah and Justin never obliged and were the best to collaborate with!
We started out the day at the beautiful Manor at Moses Cone. Being a photographer from out of town I had to do ALOT of searching and asking friends of where the perfect places would be. All of them said the Manor was absolutely gorgeous, and I could not agree more! After that we visited a few state parks, and found our way to the Viaduct--one of Justin's favorite places!
At the end we even got some beautiful and sweet images with them and their dog Winchester. When I say that I have never met a more well-behaved dog, I mean that! He was all so grown up from the last time I met him [which was when he was a puppy], and it made my heart sing when he became the best little pup in our session.
Please enjoy some of my favorite portraits from an all around great couple. Congratulations Sarah and Justin!
Oh my sweet goodness! I am so so happy to have Courtney and Danuels wedding images ready for you guys to view! I met Courtney a few years ago at our Alma Mater, NC State. We became instant friends from the beginning, and I have been so thrilled to share with her many memories on her wedding day.
The day started out at Courtney's sisters house near Bear Grass, NC. If you have never been to northeastern North Carolina, it is a part of the country that has one of the best steakhouses in America--Deadwood. Seriously, it's amazing and you should definitely check it out if you are in the area! Afterwards, Courtney met her parents for their very own first look. Courtney and Danuel wanted to keep with the tradition of only seeing one another at the altar, however her parents were another story! I loved this little detail. It gave the parents that first look of their baby girl in her wedding dress--it was precious to watch.
The venue set upon the Roanoke river in Williamston, NC and had the best views imaginable. The venue, Moratoc Park, was a sacred place to Courtney as her grandfather use to take her there to go fishing. Danuel wanted her to have there wedding day at this very special venue to incorporate her Grandfather since his passing. He was definitely there in spirit!
All in all, the wedding was beautiful and in every way Courtney and Danuel! This couple has grown so much to my heart--its been a dream collaborating with this sweet couple from beginning to end. I, sincerely, wish the two of you a lifetime of love and happiness.