Samantha Bridal Portrait

This gorgeous lady is officially married to the man of her dreams! I was honored to photograph Samantha's bridal portraits this past spring at the Leslie-Alford Mims House in Holly Springs, NC. This venue is perfect for a modern and stylish Southern bride- the white walls, hard wood floors and stunning vintage furniture creates the perfect backdrop! Not to mention, Samantha's dress was breathtaking and her smile was flawless! Enjoy this small collection from our day! 

  • Venue- Leslie-Alford Mims House
  • Wedding Gown Designer- Galina Signature
  • Hair Stylist- by Ashley McCauley, Salon Veritas
  • Makeup Artist- Nicolette Mihaela, Salon Veritas

Melissa+Daniel Engagement

I had the absolute best time roaming around Doretha Dix park with Melissa, Daniel and their adorable pups this past month! We spent the warm North Carolina afternoon, laughing, getting to know each other and chatting about Melissa and Daniel's big day next year! I love when I meet a couple for the first time, and it instantly feels like we've been friends for years. Melissa and Daniel were total naturals behind the camera and I am so excited to photograph their wedding day at the Merrimon-Wynne house next spring!

Congrats loves, I can't wait to see you both again soon!

Julia+Luke Wedding

I am so excited to share all of the lovely details from the Tompkins-George wedding day this past March in Wilmington, NC. Mr. and Mrs. Tompkins tied the knot on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at the Brooklyn Arts Center in downtown Wilmington. I fell in love with the Julia's full-lace Costal Knot gown, romantic chiffon bridesmaids dresses, timeless reception decor and a lively band that knocked our socks off! 

Julia and Luke were a dream to work with throughout their engagement and wedding day! These two are truly one of the kindest couples that I have had the honor to photograph. Their wedding day was filled with love and support from everyone that walked in the door. My favorite moment from this day, was seeing Luke's face when Julia walked down the aisle. It was a moment that every bride dreams of- completely breathtaking! 

I am so grateful that I was given the opportunity to work with Julia and Luke this past year. Julia and Luke, thank you so much for trusting me to capture your special day! I can't wait to see you two again very soon!

A special thank you to all of the wonderful vendors below, for creating a seamless and unforgettable day! 

  • Ceremony and Reception Venue- Brooklyn Arts Center, Wilmington, NC
  • Wedding Planner- Design A Dream Events, Wilmington, NC
  • Wedding Gown- Costal Knot Bridal, Wilmington, NC
  • Bridesmaids Dresses- Bella Bridesmaids, Cary, NC
  • Catering- Middle of the Island, Wilmington, NC
  • Band- Bull City Syndicate, Durham, NC
  • Florist- Verzaal's Florist, Wilmington, NC
  • Rentals- Party Suppliers and Rentals, Wilmington, NC
  • Wedding Cake- One Belle Bakery, Wilmington, NC
  • Champagne Glasses- Naturally Chic Gifts, Raleigh, NC
  • Hair and Make Up Stylists- Mercy's Hair Designs, Wilmington, NC 
  • Lighting- Illuminating Events, Wilmington, NC
  • Second Shooter- Anna Holcombe Photography, Wilmington, NC

Julia Bridal Portrait

This pretty lady is officially married! I was honored to photograph Julia's bridal portraits this past January at the Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews in Wilmington, NC! Julia is one of the sweetest and most genuine brides I have ever had the opportunity to work with. Her gown was flawless and her smile was radiant! I hope you enjoy this small collection from our day!

  • Venue- Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews, NC
  • Wedding Dress- Coastal Knot, Wilmingotn, NC
  • Bouquet- Verzaals, Wilmington, NC

Catherine+Seth Wedding

I am so thrilled to share all of the lovely details from Catherine and Seth's wedding day this past December at the Merrimon-Wynne house in Raleigh, NC. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson sealed the deal on Saturday, December 10th, 2016. This wedding was timeless, classic and full of love! The weather was perfect and the atmosphere was buzzing with excitement and love for this sweet couple. Everything about this day made me smile! I especially loved the bold maroon-colored bridesmaid dresses, Catherine's lace wedding gown, bedazzled Kate Spade reception sneakers and a special mistletoe ceremony surprise! 

The Bride, Groom and guests celebrated the night away alongside tasty southern food and one of North Carolina's finest bands, the Al Williams Band. I am so incredibly lucky that I was given the opportunity to work with Catherine and Seth this past year. Catherine and Seth, thank you so much for trusting me to capture your special day! I am so happy for you both and I wish you the best!

  • Ceremony and Reception Venue- Merrimon-Wynne House, Raleigh, NC
  • Wedding Planner- Kristen Shaffer, Raleigh, NC
  • Catering- McCall's Bar-B-Que and Seafood, Clayton, NC
  • Band- Al Williams Band, Raleigh, NC
  • Florist- Teacup Floral, Garner, NC
  • Wedding Cake- Nantucket Grill and Bakery, Raleigh, NC
  • Hair and Make Up Stylists- Hair and Makeup by Mattie Jordan, Raleigh, NC
  • Second Shooter- Radian Photography, Durham, NC

Williams New Born Portrait

This sweet family of three is so special to me! I've known Meredith and Vance for a very long time (almost 10 years, wow!) and it has been such an honor to be apart of their lives. In college, Meredith and I were sorority sisters AND study abroad buddies in Italy. A few years later I watched her marry the man of her dreams at the Carolina Inn. And today, I'm blessed with the opportunity to share a small collection from their new born session! I feel so lucky to have watched this family grow! Baby Hayes, I can't wait to see you again! 

Liz+Kevin Engagement

My last engagement session of 2016 is here! YAY! I am so blessed to have an opportunity to work with such wonderful couples, and Liz and Kevin are no exception! We had the best time chasing the sun at Fred Fletcher park in Raleigh, NC this past fall. And not to mention, we found this incredible lilac colored plant that created some amazing pictures! These two are incredibly sweet and joyful and I am beyond thrilled to capture their big day next September! Congrats on your engagement and I look forward to seeing you again very soon! 

A speical thanks (and big hugs) to all of my wonderful blog followers, your love and support means the world to me! Happy Holidays friends! 

Erin+Bret Engagement

I sincerely love all the couples that I have the opportunity to meet and work with- but I go way back with these two! Bret and Erin are Durham School of the Arts high school sweethearts! In fact, I remember AP English class with Bret and Ceramics with Erin during my junior year- I can even remember when they started dating! I am so honored to capture Erin and Bret's love story and I cannot wait to photograph their big day next spring! Please enjoy this small collection from our day! 

Dakota+Jacob Wedding

I am thrilled to share all the lovely details from Dakota and Jacob's wedding day this past fall in Beaufort, NC. Dakota and Jacob tied the knot on September 17th at an intimate chapel next to the Beaufort waterfront. Over the course of the day, I had a blast taking photos at the family beach house, on the beach (with my toes in the sand) and under the old majestic cypress trees. The setting and weather was absolutely perfect! 

I am so incredibly lucky that I was given the opportunity to work with Dakota and Jacob this past year. From the moment I met Dakota and Jacob, I knew they had found something special. The joy on their faces was so evident and and so amazing! Dakota and Jacob, Thank you so much for allowing me to capture your special day! I am so happy for you both and I wish you the best! 

  • Ceremony Venue- St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Beaufort, NC
  • Reception Venue- Double Tree, Atlantic Beach, NC
  • Wedding Cake- Hales Bakery, Newport, NC
  • DJ- CK Entertainment, Trent Woods, NC
  • Florist- Tildy Designs, Morehead, NC
  • Hair Stylists- Jen Smith
  • Make Up Stylists- Taylor Paker
  • Second Shooter- Lauren Kerns of Megan Kerns Photography, Raleigh, NC

Keely+Chris Wedding

I am so delighted to share all the fabulous details from Keely and Chris's wedding day! Keely and Chris tied the knot at the Cookery in downtown Durham alongside their closest friends and family. My day started with the bride, her parents and best friends at the downtown Marriott and oh-so-swanky Durham Hotel. I especially loved taking pictures at The Durham Hotel because it provided an array of mid-century interior design elements and an amazing roof top bar with a stellar view of the Bull City.

Keely and Chris recited their handwritten vows, indulged in a delicious cake baked by Sugar Euphoria and danced the night away to their favorite tunes. The atmosphere was perfect, buzzing with excitement and love for this sweet couple. Their wedding and reception was full of unique details that spoke to their interests and passions. As a wedding photographer, I always seem to have a 'wedding day moment' that really shakes me. Hits me in the gut, with passion and love for my couple. Without a doubt, that moment hit me when Keely sang to her husband in front of her guests. I loved seeing Keely showcase her talents and open her heart, it truly was a special moment! 

Keely and Chris, Thank you so much for allowing me to capture your special day! I am so happy for you both and I wish you the best! 

  • Ceremony and Reception Venue- The Cookery, Durham, NC
  • Wedding Planner and Coordinator- Casey Harris of La Fete, Raleigh, NC
  • Wedding Cake- Sugar Euphoria, Morrisville, NC
  • DJ- Across the Pond, Raleigh, NC
  • Florist- Electric Sage, Raleigh, NC
  • Catering- Donovan's Dish, Apex, NC
  • Hair and Make Up Stylists- Salon Blu, Raleigh, NC
  • Wedding Dress- Uniquely Yours, Tifton, GA
  • Grooms Suits- Savvy Formal Wear, Durham, NC
  • Guest Gifts- Picture Perfect Papier, Etsy
  • Accompanist- Jon Latane
  • Chalkboard Artist- MK Calligraphy, Durham, NC
  • Second Shooter- Radhika McDiarmid of Radian Photography, Durham, NC

Beth Bridal Portrait

This pretty lady is officially married! I was honored to photograph Beth's bridal portrait's at the Leslie-Alfred-Mims house in Holly Springs, NC this past September! I was so excited when Beth suggest the Mims house because its definitely been on my "list of places" to visit. I admit that I am history-buff at heart and renovated historic sites, like the Mims house,  are some of my favorite spots in the Triangle. The old hardwood floors, giant open windows and vintage furniture is music to my hears! 

I hope you enjoy this small collection of our day and I hope to visit the Mims house again soon! 

  • Venue- Leslie-Alfred-Mims house, Holly Springs, NC
  • Hair and Make Up- The Junction Salon and Bar, Raleigh, NC
  • Wedding Dress- Casablanca
  • Wedding Shoes- Kate Spade

Catherine+Seth Engagement

My first official 2016 fall engagement session blog post is here! I had the best time exploring NC State's campus and JC Raulston Arboretum with Catherine and Seth this past October. These two were simply wonderful to work with and a joy to photograph. Total naturals behind the lens! Catherine and Seth are tying the knot this December at the Merrimon-Wynne house and I am so honored to be apart of their big day! Congrats Catherine and Seth, I can't wait to see you in December! 

Please enjoy this small collection from our day! 

Shelby's Sweet Bridesmaids Brunch

I am BEYOND excited to share a few of my favorite images from Shelby's sweet bridesmaids brunch this past summer at the Merrimon-Wynee house in Raleigh, NC. This morning blew me away from the minute I walked through the door. Shelby's berry inspired brunch included: a beautiful farm table styled by Stephanie Scholl, a tasty southern brunch made by Belle's catering, an exquisite cake baked by The Cupcake Shoppe and hand painted signage, paper goods and invitation set designed by Sage Paper Co. Serendipity Designs' deconstructed flowers on the table, cake and mimosa bar consisted of a combination of blackberries, blush garden roses, ranunculus, cascading greenery and so much more!

Needless to say, this day was absolutely stunning. Shelby truly hosted the SWEETEST surprise for the SWEETEST ladies in her life! Seeing these images featured on the front page of Style Me Pretty is a day that I will never forget. I was completely overjoyed, honored and so proud that I was able to share all of the hard work put into this special day.

I couldn't be happier for my friend and Eta Kappa DG sister, Shelby and her future hubby TJ! Congrats to you two and thank you for inviting me to be apart of such a joyful day!

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  • Planning, design, styling- Stephanie Scholl Events
  • Venue- Merrimon-Wynne
  • Florist- Serendipity Designs
  • Catering- Belles Catering
  • Cake and dessert bar- The Cupcake Shoppe
  • Rentals- Cottage Luxe
  • Invitation, paper goods and signage- Sage Paper Co
  • Bridesmaid gift baskets- Sage Paper Co, Speak Wines, Moon & Lola, Pinch Provisions, Capri Blue Candles, Oak City Cookies, Paper Source

Erin+Mike Wedding

I am so excited to share all the details from Erin and Mike's fabulous wedding this past summer in Raleigh, NC! Mr. and Mrs. Warnick sealed the deal on August 6th, 2016 at Vintage Church then celebrated the night away at Lonnie Pool Golf Course. The weather was perfect and the atmosphere was buzzing with excitement and love for this sweet couple. Everything about this day made me smile! The Bride, Groom and guests celebrated the night away alongside good food and a special surprise from Mr. Wuf! Go pack!

I loved seeing Erin and Mike's wedding day dreams unfold into a perfect reality. I especially loved Erin's lace wedding gown, colorful bridesmaids dresses and daisy bouquet. Their wedding was full of intimate details that really spoke to their style.

Erin and Mike, I am so thankful for our friendship and I am so honored that I was able to be apart of your unforgettable wedding day! I am so happy for you both and I wish you the best! 

  • Ceremony Venue- Vintage Church, Raleigh NC
  • Reception Venue- Lonnie Pool Golf Course, Raleigh NC
  • DJ- DJ Cozart, Raleigh NC
  • Florist- Harris Teeter, Cameron Village, Raleigh NC
  • Catering- Rave Catering, Raleigh NC
  • Hair Stylists- Kim Lee, Studio Hair, Raleigh NC
  • Make Up Stylists- Brooke Tilley, Raleigh NC
  • Wedding Planner and Coordinator- Lynn Scott, Happily Ever After, Raleigh NC
  • Second Shooter- Philip Herndon