LAURA + WILLIAM - Edenton, North Carolina Wedding

Washington-DC-wedding-photographer-Stakes_0001 Laura & William's wedding was my first wedding back after giving birth to Brooklyn. And I'm not gonna lie... I was a mixed bag of emotions! I had a lot of anxiety going back to shooting as I hadn't shot a wedding in over 7 months (!!!). But as all of my working (photographer) mom friends had told me -- it was bizarre only for about the first five minutes and then it felt completely natural to me again. I was so happy to get back in it and do what I love (even if I did miss my child the entire time; but I knew she was in good hands with her Daddy!).

I'm so happy that Laura & William asked me to shoot their wedding -- it was such a beautiful day! I shot Laura's sister's wedding in 2011, so I knew the whole day was going to be a blast and a half. They got married at Edenton United Methodist Church and the reception was held at the historic, waterfront Mulberry Hill Inn. A fun fact about their wedding date is that William's grandparents AND parents also got married on June 21. How awesome is that?! Enjoy my favorites from this lovely day.

Special thanks to Jenny Tenney for helping me shoot and giving me lots of great "working mom" advice. Thanks, Jenny. : )

Bride's dress: Monique Lhuillier, purchased from Alexi's Bridal Bride's shoes: Kate Spade Bridesmaids' dresses: J. Crew Groom and groomsmen attire: JoS. A Bank (suits) & Coffman's (bow ties) Bride's hair: Sunshine Nelmida of JDM Salon Bridesmaids' hair: Brooke Harris of Jus Teezn Florals: Wholesale Flower Market Band: The Reality Show Band Caterer: Kelly's Transportation: Britannia Coach & Edenton Trolley Invitations: Downtown Diva

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