Saturday, August 29, 2009
Every once in a while, my job gives me the opportunity to reunite with good friends. That was the case today when I met with my good friend, Blair Wicker from high school and her fiancee, Garrett at the Rose Garden in Raleigh, NC. Garrett and Blair have been dating for about 3 years now and are tying the knot April 17th of next year in the Outer Banks. I will be honored to be attending the festivities on the coast as the photographer and was so excited to see my old friend happy and in love! Here are a few highlights from our shoot:
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
One of the reasons that I love my job so much is because I get to meet some of the most fabulous people and be a part of one of the most important days of their lives. I spend this past Sunday, August 9th, with Lindsay Spear and Ashley Parker at their wedding at the gorgeous Hidden River Events site in Swannanoa, NC. Lindsay and Ashley met at the Asheville Mall, Ashley proposed to Lindsay at the Biltmore House on December 11th. They are currently honeymooning in Kiawah Island. Below are a few highlights of their wedding day
The day began with Lindsay and her bridesmaids at Marcon Salon in Asheville (below).
Lindsay's sister, Lauren, puts on her make up (below)
While, I was with the girls getting ready, my fabulous assistant, Giedre, was at Hidden River with Ashley and his groomsmen (below).
Giedre and I then staged a "first look" where Ashley and Lindsay saw each other for the first time before the wedding (below).
After the first look, we went on to take some portraits at the beautiful surroundings at Hidden River.
Is this a cute couple or what?
All his groomsmen give Ashley a sloppy kiss!! (below)
Lindsay and her sister, Gracie. (above)
The Wedding Party!
I thought that this guest below was TOO cute! I think he looks like a little man with his suspenders and tie! (below)
It was really hot on Sunday, so all the guests were taking advantage of the fans that Ashley and Lindsay provided (below)
Lindsay and her bridal party arrive via horse and buggy to the ceremony
Flower girls Gracie and Angel (above) walk down the aisle
We did it!
The couple get carried off to the reception (below)
The guests follow the pathway to the reception site (below).
To prepare for the wedding party's big entrance, the guests blow bubbles (below)
Flower girl, Angel is a little shy during the entrance while Gracie is waving at all the guests! (below)
Ashley and Lindsay make their grand entrance!
And then have their first dance as husband and wife (below)
Lindsay and her dad have a lot of fun with their dance (below)
Lindsay and Ashley made CDs for all their guests (above)
Lindsay's family made up a song about she and Ashley and perform it for the crowd! (below). It was a lot of fun and it was really a good song!
Sean from Premiere Sound and Light was there to get the party started!
Lindsay's little sister, Gracie, had fun with the bubbles all night. She went up to guests and asked the adorable question, "would you like to be surrounded by bubbles?" How can you say no? I was surrounded quite a few times! (below)
Guests take a break from the heat and dance by the fan (below)
The garter winner (below) puts on the garter with his eyes closed!
Gracie takes a break from the bubbles to boogie! (below)
A kiss during their final dance ends a fabulous day (below).
A special thanks for my wonderful assistant, Giedre (below). She's been working with Whitmeyer Photography for over a year now and is always wonderful! Thanks, G!