Sarah+Adam Wedding

I am so excited to share all of the details from Sarah and Adam's wedding day this past October in Raleigh, North Carolina. Sarah and Adam sealed the deal on a perfect NC fall afternoon at the Merrimon Wynne House under a cloudless blue sky. This day was welcomed by family, friends, champagne and few happy tears. Everything about Sarah and Adam's day was beautiful, filled with love, faith, intentional details and a lot of fun surprises along the way. 

I've had the honor of knowing Sarah and Adam for a very long time, so I was over the moon when they asked me to photograph their special day. In fact, this is the second Gray wedding that I have had the privilege to photograph! Sarah and Adam radiate joy and kindness effortlessly. Everything about their day made me smile because it was a true representation of who they are as individuals and as a couple. I especially loved the jade and blush bridesmaid dresses, Sarah's stunning lace wedding gown, the cutest four-legged ring bearer and the heartfelt vows that they exchanged before saying "I Do". 

Throughout the day, I loved hearing stories about Sarah and Adam, words of encouragement and the love shared between family and friends for this couple. The Bride, Groom and guests celebrated the night away alongside their favorite college mascot and we all witnessed an amazing (surprise) choreographed dance from the bridesmaids. 

Sarah and Adam, it was an honor to be a part of your beautiful wedding day and I wish you all the love & happiness in the world as you start your lives together as a married couple!

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

  • Wedding Planner and Day of Coordination- Get Christine Events, Raleigh NC
  • Ceremony and Reception Venue- Merrimon Wynne House, Raleigh NC
  • DJ- Complete Wedding and Events, Raleigh NC
  • Catering- Rocky Top Catering, Raleigh NC
  • Hair Stylist- Kristen Ferrell, Raleigh NC
  • Make up Artist- Elle Beaute Events, Raleigh NC
  • Florals- Fallon's Flowers, Raleigh NC
  • Invitation Calligraphy- Hillary Cork
  • Calligraphy Signs and Labels- Kaitlin Painter
  • Wedding Gown- Majesty Bridal
  • Bridesmaids Dresses- Azazie
  • Bridal Shoes- Badgley Mischka
  • Groom and Groomsmen Suit- Jos A Banks

Liz+Kevin Wedding

I am so excited to share all of the details from Liz and Kevin's wedding day this past September in Raleigh, North Carolina. Liz and Kevin tied the knot on Saturday, September 30th at the Pavilion at Carriage Farms. It was a lovely fall day accompanied by the perfect couple, friends, family and a dream team of vendors there to support the Bride and Groom on their special day. 

Liz and Kevin did an outstanding job planning their wedding day from start to finish. Liz and Kevin included intentional details through out their wedding day design, creating a timeless and super chic wedding day style. When Liz told me she was incorporating copious amounts of eucalyptus and rose gold accents, I was beyond thrilled! Because, we know how much I love eucalyptus. These two design elements complimented each other perfectly. In addition, Liz was absolutely radiant in her full-lace sweetheart wedding gown and Kevin's handsome grey suit was sharp and timeless. I also loved Liz's bridesmaids dress selection: a classic jade green gown paired with white bouquets and the most beautiful silk ribbons. 

The Bride, Groom and guests enjoyed a tasty buffet of southern food and danced the night away alongside their closest family and friends. These two have the sweetest laughs and most radiant smiles. Working with Liz and Kevin over the past year has been an absolute blessing and I felt so honored to be apart of their day. Liz and Kevin, I am so happy for you both and I wish you the best! I hope to see you, and your fur babies again soon! 

A big thanks to all these wonderful vendors for creating the perfect day! I hope you enjoy this collection from the day. 

  • Wedding Planner and Day of Coordination- Happily Ever After, Raleigh, NC
  • Ceremony and Reception Venue- Pavilion at Carriage Farm, Raleigh, NC
  • DJ- Top Notch DJ Service, Raleigh, NC
  • Catering- Beau Catering, Raleigh, NC
  • Hair and Makeup- Perfection by Patricia, Raleigh, NC
  • Officiant- Paul Boxley, First Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC
  • Paper goods and Calligraphy- Oak and Ink Design, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Donuts- Duck Donuts, Raleigh, NC
  • Florals- Serendipity Designs, Raleigh, NC
  • Vintage Rentals- Greenhouse Picker Sisters, Raleigh, NC
  • Rentals- CE Rental, Raleigh, NC
  • Wedding Gown- European Bridal, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Bridesmaids Dresses- Weddington Way
  • Bridesmaids PJs- Plum Pretty Sugar
  • Bridal Shoes- Free People
  • Groom and Groomsmen Suit- Menguin

Faith+Bobby Engagement

I am so excited to share this adorable (and super fun) fall engagement session with Faith and Bobby! Faith and Bobby went the extra mile and styled an incredibly cozy engagement session in Fuquay-Varina, NC this past October. These two were simply wonderful to work with and a joy to photograph, total naturals behind the lens! Faith and Bobby are tying the knot next fall at Highgrove Estate and I am so honored to be apart of their big day! Congrats Faith and Bobby, I can't wait to see you again soon! Please enjoy this small collection from our day! 

Jen+Jamie Engagement

It was such a pleasure spending the afternoon with this beautiful couple and their amazing fur-baby, Finn. Jamie and Jen are getting married next April at my favorite venue, the Carolina Inn! These two are truly beautiful in the inside as they are on the outside. In the short time I spent with Jamie and Jen, it's obvious that their personalities and love for one another bring out the best in each other. They both radiate warmth, kindness and fun! I look forward to seeing Jamie and Jen tie the knot next spring! Please enjoy this collection from our day.

Sarah Bridal Portrait

This pretty lady is officially married! I was honored to photograph Sarah's bridal portraits this past August at the lovely Merrimon-Wynne house in downtown Raleigh! I've said it once, and I'll say it again, the Merrimon-Wynne house doesn't disappoint- the fresh colors, large windows and bright light creates a perfect setting for bridal portraits! Not to mention, Sarah was an absolutely stunning bride and such a joy to work with. I hope you enjoy this small collection from our day!

  • Venue- Merrimon Wynne House, Raleigh, NC
  • Wedding Dress- Majesty Bridal, Danbury, CT
  • Wedding Shoes- Badgley Mischka
  • Bridal Jewelry- Diamonds Direct, Raleigh, NC
  • Bouquet- Fallon's Flowers, Raleigh, NC
  • Hair- Kristen Ferrell, Raleigh, NC
  • Makeup- Gabrielle DuVall of Elle Beaute Events, Raleigh NC

Samantha+Joe Wedding

I am so excited to share all of the details from Samantha and Joe's wedding day this past May in Raleigh, North Carolina. Samantha and Joe tied the knot on Saturday, May 20th at the Scared Heart Cathedral then celebrated their nuptials inside the Virginia Dare Ballroom on Fayetteville Street. When I met Samantha and Joe a year ago, I knew this journey was going to be special! And without a doubt, it was! 

Their day started with a champagne toast, heartfelt love letters and a few happy tears along the way. During the ceremony, Samantha and Joe shared communion with their closest family and friends, read their vows and exchanged rings. After Mr. and Mrs. Richey officially sealed the deal, we took bridal party photos at the North Carolina State Capitol Building, and it worked famously! Additionally, Samantha's Galina Signature gown was absolutely breathtaking and Joe's classic black and white tux was sharp and timeless. I also loved Samantha's bridesmaids dress selection: a classic champagne chiffon gown paired with white and blush bouquets. This neutral color pallet looked stunning and totally chic. 

The Bride, Groom and guests enjoyed a tasty buffet of southern food and danced the night away alongside Bunn DJ Company. These two have the kindest souls and most radiant smiles. Working with Samantha and Joe over the past year has been an absolute blessing and I felt so honored to be apart of their day. Samantha and Joe, I am so happy for you both and I wish you the best!

  • Wedding Planner and Day of Coordination- Sarah Parsons, Raleigh, NC
  • Ceremony Venue- Sacred Heart Cathedral, Raleigh, NC
  • Reception Venue- The Virginia Dare Ballroom at Sir Walter Apartments, Raleigh, NC
  • DJ- Bunn DJ Company, Raleigh, NC
  • Catering- Southern Harvest Catering, Raleigh, NC
  • Hair- Ashely McCauley Hair, Salon Veritas, Raleigh, NC
  • Makeup- Emily Oxendine, Raleigh, NC
  • Cake- Brenna Keenan, Whole Foods, Raleigh, NC
  • Florals- Sharon McDaniel, Whole Foods, Raleigh, NC
  • Second Shooter- Lindsey Cash, Raleigh, NC
  • Wedding Gown- Galina Signature
  • Bridesmaids Dresses- White, by Vera Wang
  • Bridal Shoes- Betsy Johnson
  • Tuxedos- The Black Tux

Erin+Bret Wedding

I am so thrilled and honored to share all of the details from Erin and Bret's wedding day this past April in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Erin and Bret tied the knot on Saturday, April 22nd at the 1870 Farm on a sunny and ever-so-perfect North Carolina spring day- in fact, it just so happened to be Earth Day! But before I continue, I have to be honest and say, that this wedding holds a VERY special place in my heart. I've had the honor of knowing Erin and Bret since high school! I remember when they first started dating when I was a Senior in AP English with Bret and Ceramics with Erin. I have loved seeing their relationship grow and evolve into the force that it is today.

All of the details that Erin and Bret chose to include were meaningful and intentional, and it certainly showed! Throughout the day, I kept saying to myself, "This day fits Erin and Bret so perfectly!" Every detail that they included, encompassed their story, personalities and love perfectly. After an emotional first look and a quick rain shower, Erin and Bret were married in front of an intimate group under an old deeply rooted tree. It was one of the most beautiful and loving ceremonies that I have witnessed as a wedding photographer. Tears fell as Erin walked down the aisle, and again when the two read their personally crafted vows in front of their closest family and friends. 

After the Erin and Bret officially sealed the deal, they were greeted by additional guests to enjoy a delicious meal from the popular food truck, the Wandering Moose! The newlyweds danced the night away under the stars in Chapel Hill and were sent off by a sparkler exit at the end of the night. 

I am so grateful that I was given the opportunity to work with Erin and Bret through out this journey. Erin and Bret, 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! 

  • Wedding Planner and Day of Coordination- Get Christine Events, Raleigh, NC
  • Venue- 1870 farm, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Vintage Rentals- Farm and Filigree, Hurdle Mills, NC
  • Makeup- Michelle Clark, Raleigh, NC
  • Florals- North Raleigh Florist, Raleigh, NC
  • DJ- Stylus Events, Apex, NC
  • Hair- Kristen Ferrell, NC
  • Food Truck- Wandering Moose, Raleigh and Durham, NC
  • Bar Services and Catering- Beau Catering, Hillsborough, NC
  • Baker- Clarkes Cakes, NC
  • Donuts- Rise Biscuits and Donuts, Carrboro
  • Second Shooter- Kelsey Nelson, Cary, NC

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