Veronica and Chip were married in Charlotte at Christ Lutheran Church and held their reception at the Mint Museum in uptown Charlotte. They had an amazing day that included the love and support of some very fun people. Ashley Cash of The Graceful Host provided the event planning and design. Flowers by Melanie Edwards of New Creations Flower Company. My main man Levar from Split Second Sound was the DJ (great as always). Makeup by Be Pretty’s Lindsey Regan Thorne. What a great time! Here are just a few of my favorite photos from the day. Just a quick note to future brides: If you are getting married at the Mint Museum, make sure you have a photographer that is experienced using off camera flash! It is a big place and this is mandatory for shooting there at night.
Josh and Emily were married at Temple Israel in Charlotte. The day started with an extremely lively tish and didn’t slow down from there. Their reception took place at the home of Emily’s parents which added a nice personal touch to the day. Emily, Josh and many of the guests are visiting from the UK. They were an energetic and sincere group of friends and family, an excellent source of support for the couple for years to come.
Here are just a few of my favorites from the day…Emily and I discussed her appreciation for high contrast black and white images so I am including a fair amount of those in this blog post.
Erin and Ben were married at the Duke Mansion in Charlotte, NC and held their reception there as well. This is a great venue if you are a traditional bride and want a timeless backdrop for your wedding. The couple was blessed with perfect wedding weather and took advantage by having their first dance outdoors. The wedding was planned by the always amazing Heather Bryson of Carolina Wedding Design. Entertainment was provided by Vinny from Split Second Sound. Here are just a few of my favorite images of the day… That last shot is a good representation of the typical guy reaction to a garter being thrown his way.
Lauren and Michael were married at St Gabriel Catholic church and held their reception at Myers Park Country Club in Charlotte, NC. They are a fantastic couple with a rowdy group of friends who came ready to have a great time. Once the reception started, the dancing was non stop well into the night. What a great day!
(Youtube bow tie instructions are becoming a common thing on wedding days)
Stephanie and John were married at the Ballantyne Hotel and held their reception there as well. They had an amazing outdoor reception complete with cigar and coffee stations which were a huge hit. The dancing went late into the evening as everyone enjoyed the perfect atmosphere provided. Entertainment provided by Split Second Sound, book those fellas, you can’t go wrong.
FYI… the four legged friend in the photos below is Duncan, the Best Dog.
Hailey and Connie were married and held their reception at River Hills Country Club. These Clemson fans had a great wedding and party including one of the liveliest exits I have ever witnessed. The bar shot was a request of the bride, something I am becoming well known for, unorthodox portraits. Whenever I shoot a venue, I want to shoot something that none of the other hundreds of photographers have shot before. When that happens, I am happy.
Note the glow stick exit. This blog receives visitors every day from all over the world who google “glow stick wedding exit”. Apparently I am the number one search result. It is difficult to shoot, but can be done with a little know how!
Vanessa and Chad were married at the Ballantyne Hotel and held their reception there as well. This was a very vibrant wedding with more flowers than you can conceive. The day featured elements from American, Chinese, and British cultures which was great to witness. The wedding was coordinated by the always amazing Heather Bryson of Carolina Wedding Design. Videography provided by Keith Furr who is great to work with. Vinny from Split Second Sound provided the audio and entertainment.inflatable snowman
As always, I am most interested in documenting wedding days as they are, with little involvement from myself. Weddings are vibrant and exciting enough on their own without a photographer’s staging. It is my job to document the day in an interesting story telling fashion.
Here are a few of my favorites of the day. Until next time….
Lauren and Taylor were married at the Providence United Methodist Church and held their wedding reception at the Duke Mansion in Charlotte, NC. The happy couple had many unique things planned throughout the day including a Tarheels tattoo (much to the Duke Fan Groom’s chagrin) and a heart felt song performed by Taylor at the reception. The reception ended with a glow stick exit, something becoming more and more popular.
Here are a few images from the day….
And here is Lauren’s Bridal Portrait also taken at the Duke Mansion…
Melissa and Casey were married at the First United Methodist Church in uptown Charlotte and held their reception at the Charlotte City Club. This was a fun group of folks who had an amazing time. The wedding was coordinated by Cortenay Munn Matters of Carolina Wedding Design. If you are needing help with your wedding, definitely give her a call. Entertainment was provided by Levar with Split Second Sound. Levar was fairly impressed with my subtle dance moves I believe. Hair and Makeup by Kymm McLean of Whos the Fairest. I have worked with Kymm hundreds of times and she has always delivered, if you need hair and makeup for anything just book her, don’t ask questions, just book her. Videography provided by Crown Alley Films who are always fun to work with.
Here are just some of my favorites of the day…
Larissa and Joe were married in Charlotte at their family home. The day started off with a scare in the form of a torrential downpour, but luckily the ladies of The Charmed Event were there to save the day. These rock star wedding planners coordinated all of the tables and place settings to be brought in, chair cushions to be removed, food to be salvaged, etc. It was like watching a military exercise. After about an hour the rain had passed, the back yard was decorated once again, and it turned out to be a perfect evening.
Here are some of my favorite shots of the day….