Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Jessie and Ryan in Hickory, NC

It was a great day in Hickory, NC this past Saturday, Oct. 23 at the wedding of Jessie Moore and Ryan Varley. Jessie and Ryan met at NC State and are both currently working on hog farms in Eastern North Carolina. Needless to say, they didn't mind laying down on the ground for the above photo (in fact, it was Jessie's idea!) Also, the bride's mother is the owner of 1859 Cafe, who catered Saturday's events and the food was delicious! 

I met Jessie and Ryan last year at the wedding of Julie and Wes Cameron. Ryan proposed to Jessie on Valentines day in 2009 in Blowing Rock. They are currently honeymooning in Valle Crucis. 

I had so much fun with Jessie and Ryan and their friends and family! Here are some highlights from their wedding day: 

We started the day at Scruples Salon.  

The dress by Amsale (below). and I loved the "I do" shoes and gorgeous custom jewelry (below).  

Ryan helps his father get ready (above).  

Jessie with her mother and brother moments before walking down the aisle. 

Ceremony took place at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Hickory, NC 


Carolina Productions and Entertainment did a great job as both DJs and Videographers for the event.  

Congratulations Jessie and Ryan!! Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your special day! 

Another big thanks to my assistant, Brittany, who did a great job! Thanks Brittany! 

Monday, October 25, 2010

Sarah and Tommy: Engaged!

 A couple of weeks ago when I was in Raleigh visiting my new nephew, Marshall, I met with an old friend, Sarah, and her fiancee, Tommy for an engagement session. 

It is really exciting to see Sarah so happy and glowing and in love! 

I'll be shooting their wedding in Raleigh this coming March and I'm so excited! One of my very favorite things about my job is that I get to reunite and reconnect with old friends during such a special time in their lives. I can't wait to see Sarah in her wedding gown walking down the aisle! 

Below are a few highlights from our engagement shoot at the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh.