september, 2017 - engagement sessions
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I've gotten to photograph some amazing (and madly in love) couples over the past month, and am beyond excited to be photographing the weddings of two of these couples next year! I couldn't help but share a few of my favorite snaps from these sessions with you guys. 

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september, 2017 - newborn sessions
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I've been getting to photograph some ridiculously adorable little ones over the past couple weeks, and I couldn't help but share a few of my favorite snaps of these little cuties and their sweet parents. 

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Matt + Randall, August 2017
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being a part of Randall and Matt's wedding was such a dream - the entire day was executed with perfect attention to detail, and more importantly, everyone there was clearly having so much fun.. myself included! Matt and Randall are both such refreshingly authentic people, and I felt so lucky to get to spend the day with them. here are just a few of my favorites...

 
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Tommy and Ashley, 2017
 

it was such an honor to get to witness (and photograph) this beautiful little family on Tommy and Ashley's wedding day. here are a few of my favorite snaps from the day! 

 
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Matt and Rachel, Boone 2017

after almost a year of living next to these two (incredibly sweet) humans, I was beyond thrilled when they asked me to photograph their wedding, and even more thrilled when they told me that they wanted a small, simple wedding, but wanted to wander through the woods before and after to snap a few cool photos. my kinda friends, for sure. and woods wander we did - hiking up mountains and through waterfalls carrying camera gear and a wedding dress, it was a wonderfully unforgettable day for sure. I couldn't be more happy for these two, and loved every minute of being there to capture their special day.

 
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Emily and Will's Boone Wedding, 2017
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Emily and Will's gorgeous mountain wedding ceremony was an absolute dream to shoot - every last detail of the day was perfectly styled, the bride was radiant, and the intimate celebration was an event packed full of love. what an incredible day, check out a few of my favorite photos below.

 

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Stephanie's Waterside Wedding, 2017

when two people whose love for the water is second only to their love for each other come together to celebrate their recent marriage with their closest friends and family, the resulting party is bound to be beautifully themed and thoughtfully organized - Stephanie and Alan's wedding party was absolutely no exception. We were honored to be present for their special day celebrating love with their loved ones.

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beldi country club, morocco 2016
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after a night in the desert, Beldi Country Club was a dreamy Moroccan oasis, with palm trees, reflective pools, and one of the best spas I've ever been to. 

the grounds of Beldi were beautifully curated with roses, olives, herbs, and all manner of beautiful cacti, I felt like the two days there weren't nearly enough to take it all in... especially since I ended up spending a large portion of my time just sitting and reading beside the stunning pool.

 

 

 

 

I think one of my favorite things about this space was that there was absolutely no reason to leave - the two days I spent there, I never had any desire to leave the hotel grounds, even though I hadn't been into the old city of  Marrakech yet. the food was delicious, and was constantly available, the grounds were big and beautiful enough to wander through all day and not see the same thing twice, and the spa was dreamy enough that I really could have spent the entire stay there without a single complaint...

 

 

 
 
 
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desert camp, morocco 2016
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finally, three months late to the game, I'm putting together a blog from my amazing time in morocco, which started at the dreamy Scarabeo Camp in the stone desert outside of Marrakech.

 

getting through the craziness of the Marrakech airport (after drone confiscations and the perils of currency exchange), the ride to and subsequent arrival at the desert camp felt like floating on a heavenly cloud. once I got there, I never wanted to leave. no internet, no plugs, just tents and desert and great food and delicious wine.

 

an afternoon and evening full of camel rides, fellowship with wonderful people, lots of moroccan tea (and some whiskey) quickly melted into a candlelit dinner with moroccan music echoing through the desert, hot and spicy tangines, and a stunning night full of stars. 

 

 

 

 

after getting probably the best night's sleep of my life under the beautiful desert stars, I woke up to a sunrise over the stone dunes, a strong cup of coffee, and a full and delicious breakfast. it was so hard to leave the stone desert, but easier knowing that I will definitely be back soon.

 

 

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uganda, 2015

for incredible trips like this one, sometimes words are entirely inadequate. so, here are some photographs instead.

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8.29.2015/mackenzie and thomas

for well over a year, every time I've posted wedding pictures I've dreamed about posting pictures  from the wedding that I finally got to shoot two weeks ago... my best friend got married, and the whole weekend was every bit the beautiful celebration that I knew it was going to be. Two beautiful hearts, a massive collection of people from literally all over the world who couldn't wait to celebrate them, and a gorgeous mountain scenery - it was even better than I could have imagined. So what to say about the person who has read all of the things that I've written about all of the weddings since I first started? Only that she's the kindest, gentlest, most beautiful soul I have ever known, and that she has found a man who loves in the same fierce, tender way that she does, and that they are going to have the most beautiful life together, and I feel blessed to know them through it.

 

 

"today's the new

that's ageless boon.

in answer to

the preacher dude's

'do you? do you?'

just sigh and swoon

'I do! I do!' 

then do. then do."

- conor o'callaghan

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8.2015/canada

in one week, we hiked the rockies, paddled the rivers and rapids, and ran 13 miles around Vancouver. it was the most refreshing and also exciting trip I've taken in a long while, and it was the perfect punctuation to an otherwise jam-packed work season. I couldn't be more grateful.

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8.1.2015/samantha and dustin

a few of my favorites from the most sweet and beautiful mountain wedding that I've ever had the pleasure of shooting. Samantha and Dustin are clearly so in love with each other, and it was amazing to watch their family and friends get together for the weekend at the beautiful Hawkesdene House in Andrews, NC to celebrate their marriage. 

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11.30.2014/Monica

A few weekends ago, I was lucky enough to get to snap some yoga photos of the beautiful Monica. It was such a pleasure hanging out with this lovely lady and getting to soak in some of her radiant joy and beautifully unique personality. 

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11.25.2014/tennessee waterfalls

certain elements of tennessee culture hold such a serious fascination for me - whiskey, woods, and of course, music. Last weekend, I was lucky enough to soak up a few days of this beautiful state with some super rad dudes - and here a few shots from our walk in the woods. 

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11.18.2014/the Kadlecek Family

It's the most beautiful time of the year... and it's so exciting to get to shoot family portraits with these Carolina leaves! I was so honored when Kris asked me to take photos of him and his beautiful girls, and the five of us had a ton of fun traipsing around the parking, jumping on slides and see-saws and tossing leaves. Here are a few of the photos from our shoot!

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11.1.2014/Ashley and Brandon

Every wedding that I get to shoot feels truly special to me, just because it's nearly impossible to spend that much time with a couple on one of the happiest days of their lives and not feel so engaged in and excited about their lives together... but Ashley and Brandon's wedding was extra incredibly special to me, because I went to freaking middle school sleepovers with this beautiful lady and now had the privilege of snapping the shutter as she said "I do." Even if I had not been lucky enough to grow up with this radiant bride, it still would have been one of the sweetest and most special weddings I've ever gotten to attend. The love that everyone present that evening had for each other was tremendous, from grandmother to granddaughter, from cousin to cousin, from friend to friend, it was truly an evening absolutely filled with love. And, although this was the first time in my life I'd ever gotten to meet Brandon, it was clear that he is the absolute perfect match for Ashley, and that their love for each other was just a touch above the rest... seeing them together was something incredibly special. So, cheers to the happy couple, and here are a few of my favorites from their big day.

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11.2.2014/Anna Fitzgerald

It's always such an incredible blessing to get to reconnect with old friends through photography, and last weekend was quite a weekend for that - getting to do Anna's senior portraits in Reynolda Gardens was absolutely wonderful. The weather was perfect, Anna is clearly gorgeous, and I was absolutely honored to be asked to shoot the senior portraits of a girl that I can't believe grew up so quickly! 

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