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Julia + Erik

Julia + Erik got married at Freedom Park in Charlotte, October 24, 2010. I was only a wedding photography year in, so I couldn’t fully enjoy the best thing about this wedding, because I didn’t realize it was the best thing yet! Hindsight is 20/20, right?

Julia and Erik were out in the crowd before they got married, they were saying hello and hugging everyone, yes.. two and half years later, it still brings tears to my eyes. It was really magical, the love in the air was electric. No other bride has done this, it was amazing to witness. And some people might poo poo the idea but walking down the aisle to get married is magical no matter, if you live together, you are already married, you just saw each other ten minutes ago.. it’s still butterflies and nerves!!

Here’s Julia’s Yelp review of her wedding…. awwww. Thanks Julia!!!

“Ready for girly omg-my-wedding-photographer-was-so-awesome gushiness? Yeah? Good, cos here we go.

First let me just say, I like Tonya. A lot. She’s hilarious, confident, cute, and extremely personable. Southern Belle-ish with a healthy dose of punkrawk. I also like Tonya’s photography a lot – it, too, is hilarious, colorful, poppy. She loves crooked angles, peeling sign paint, pirates, graffiti and bright colors, so her taste and mine align.

But it’s the Loooove and zeal she has for shooting that really makes her special. She gets into a zone and just goes and goes, gets the most cantakerous gramps to smile for el camara, cuts a lame joke to get a real smile (and it works! time after time!), all while showing up at every damn moment of your entire weekend, cute outfit on, camera in hand, smiling and hugging and buying you cocktails and telling you you’re gorgeous.

All for a reasonable price. Effing awesome.”


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Wedding Bouquet St Marys Chapel Charlotte NC

corbin 680James + Jessica got married last week, they had a small ceremony in a tiny chapel in NC, it was a lovely, intimate affair. They had 49 of their closest friends and family.

There were many things that I loved about their wedding, but what really caught my eye was the bouquet, since they didn’t have attendants, Jessica put her flowers on the alter, not only does it give the bridesmaid a break by holding two bouquets in most weddings, it puts a little color in the background.

Jessica’s bouquet Lilly Greenthumb’s
Hair TEASE of Charlotte NC
Makeup Scott Arnold MAC at Southpark Mall

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Bridal Portrait Charlotte

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I’m sure the stereo type Bridezilla exisit because well, we’ve seen them on TV, but I have been very lucky to only have lovely brides and Miss Brittany was sheer delight.  She is super smart with a giggly, girlfriend exterior with a wicked sense of humor.  Yes, doesn’t she sound awesome?  We traipsed all over Charlotte shooting everywhere from the Common Market, parking decks and churches in her beautiful mermaid dress.  I had to get her before she ran off to Mexico with her hot Russian for the real thing.  Thanks Brittany, can’t wait for the big day.

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Little Church on the Lane Charlotte New Year’s Eve Wedding

I wait tables once a week in a make shift restaurant in the middle of a proper wine shop.  We get lots of neighborhood woman.  My boss always tells me if someone is crazy at the bar, that’s who I like.  I was instantly attracted to Cameron, she is blonde, boisterous and in your face, in a good way.  She tells it like it is.  She has had a lot of drama in her life, but she lets it roll off her back.  I could tell all this in my first hours of vino with her.

We make instant friends and I give her my photography card, now two months later, I am shooting her wedding.  I love how you cross paths with people, you never know what will turn up.  She married a confirmed bacherlor, yes, this is how charming Cameron is.  I met Jay last night, he is funny, strong and tried to resist my camera.  He gave in. 

Cameron got her hair did at TEASE Salon on Central Ave and her make up by Scott Weaver.  She looked gorgeous.

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