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CLARE + HAMILTON - Claxton Farm Wedding

Ohhhh these two. THESE TWO. I think these two people are SO selfless and SO wonderful. Their wedding day is one of my all-time favorites! No exaggeration. Washington-DC-wedding-photographer_0001

Clare and Hamilton's wedding was so, SO wonderful. Everyone was so chill yet so ON TIME. This makes for a super happy photographer. : ) Everything about the day was dreamy. Some favorite things that come to mind...

-The weather. It was a PRISTINE day, and the temperature was perfect. -The emotion. During the ceremony, Clare's hilarious uncle officiated and had all the guests laughing. I love it when an officiant throws in personal anecdotes about the couple's relationship; it makes the ceremony so much more special. Also, the couple's sweet vows to each other choked up quite a few (including me). -The rustic, beautiful tablescapes. Along with the gorgeous florals from Sweet Earth Flower Farm (love their sustainable methods!), Clare's mom and sister worked hard on the decor and it was SO lovely. -The attire. I LOVED Clare's dress and the fact that all the ladies in the wedding party (including the bride!) wore boots making it easy to walk around for photos. : ) And the guys looked pretty handsome too. ; ) -The band was excellent, which made for a rockin' dance floor full of guests! -The venue. This is my fourth time photographing a wedding at Claxton Farm, and I LOVE taking in the gorgeous scenery and the serene atmosphere each and every time.

Bride's dress: Allure Bride's shoes: Frye Bridesmaids' dresses: Anthropologie Groom's attire: Charles Tyrwhitt Groomsmen attire: own clothing Bow ties: Tangled Ties shop on Etsy Hair and makeup: Ananda Salon Florals: Sweet Earth Flower Farm Coordinator: M7 Event Solutions Ceremony music: Alec Gross Dessert: S'mores by the bride and groom Band: Risse Caterer: M7 Event Solutions Invitations: Minted.com Rings: Eternity Wedding Bands

Clare and Hamilton, it was an absolute pleasure to be with you on your special day. Your wedding will forever be in my memory as a true testament of the love you share for each other and for your family and friends. Thank you for trusting me with such a beautiful day! xoxo.

And thanks to Jennifer Callahan Photography for shooting with me!

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Of course we had to take a photo in front of "Carolina." : ) Clare and I met in college (yay UNC!).

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What studs!Washington-DC-wedding-photographer_0028Washington-DC-wedding-photographer_0029Washington-DC-wedding-photographer_0030Washington-DC-wedding-photographer_0031

Loved the groomsmen gifts. Each flask had a personal nickname!Washington-DC-wedding-photographer_0032Washington-DC-wedding-photographer_0033Washington-DC-wedding-photographer_0034Washington-DC-wedding-photographer_0035Washington-DC-wedding-photographer_0036Washington-DC-wedding-photographer_0037Washington-DC-wedding-photographer_0038Washington-DC-wedding-photographer_0039Washington-DC-wedding-photographer_0040

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Clare, you're stunning even when you get emotional. Such a beautiful moment...Washington-DC-wedding-photographer_0042Washington-DC-wedding-photographer_0043Washington-DC-wedding-photographer_0044Washington-DC-wedding-photographer_0045Washington-DC-wedding-photographer_0046Washington-DC-wedding-photographer_0047Washington-DC-wedding-photographer_0048

I don't think this gorgeous smile left her face the entire ceremony. Love it!Washington-DC-wedding-photographer_0049Washington-DC-wedding-photographer_0050Washington-DC-wedding-photographer_0051Washington-DC-wedding-photographer_0052Washington-DC-wedding-photographer_0053Washington-DC-wedding-photographer_0054Washington-DC-wedding-photographer_0055Washington-DC-wedding-photographer_0056Washington-DC-wedding-photographer_0057Washington-DC-wedding-photographer_0058Washington-DC-wedding-photographer_0059

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Washington-DC-wedding-photographer_0085I should probably explain this one: the couple's shared last name is McNutt. These signs were cleverly made for the women's and men's bathrooms. : )

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KAT + MATT - Claxton Farm Wedding

In late July, I had the honor of joining Kat & Matt and their families in Asheville, North Carolina to photograph this lovely couple's wedding day. Aren't they beautiful?

I know Kat from my college days at UNC. When we met, she was the editor of the Blue & White, and I was a photographer for the magazine. I remember meeting with her after an assignment to get feedback on my photos. She was really helpful and one of the sweetest editors I'd met. : ) I'm so proud to have been chosen to photograph her and Matt's wedding. It's truly the biggest compliment EVER to photograph a visually talented person.

Bride's dress: Justin Alexander Bride's shoes: LightInTheBox.com Bridesmaids' dresses: LightInTheBox.com Groom and groomsmen attire: Macy's Makeup: Blush Asheville Hair: Lola Salon and Gallery Florals: Blossoms at Biltmore Park Coordinator: Cortney Jackson of Asheville Event Company Cake and cupcakes: Patty Cakes Bake Shop Pies: Just Simply Delicious Invitations & programs: DIY by the bride Rings: Kirk Kara, bride; Macy's, groom

Kat and Matt were married at St. Eugene's Catholic Church in Asheville, and the reception was held at Claxton Farm, where I never tire of shooting. : )  When I think back about this wedding, two words come to mind: casual elegance. Everything was gorgeous and everyone was having a ball! No fuss, only fun. I LOVED the florals (a little too much, if that's possible) and the atmosphere. I also LOVE that Kat and Matt both come from big families (Kat is the youngest of seven sisters!). Photographing the kiddos at this wedding was a treat.

I wish all the happiness in the world for these newlyweds -- they definitely deserve the best! Enjoy some of my favorites, y'all.

SO PRETTY. I DIE.

Kat, you're so gorgeous!

ADORE this series of Kat's mom and dad and all the grandchildren.

Nephews - love!

Kat and her sisters - double love!

FAVORITE. Hands down.

Their photo booth prop and guestbook table was amazingggg.

I love how they laugh with each other. I saw them sneaking looks at each other like this all day long!

Each sister gave a toast that was so touching (and funny at times!).

These ribbon wands were meant for the exit, but I love how everyone used them to dance. : )