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KALA + GEORGE - Naylor Hall Wedding

Kala and George were married on a HOT day in early August at historic Naylor Hall in Roswell, Georgia. You certainly can't tell from this photo that they were sweating their tushies off. ; ) So lovely.

Shooting Kala & George's wedding was a delightful experience. They were so gracious and just so NICE throughout the day. I loved that the wedding party liked to do the "laughing" photos; and they were so good at it, especially the guys. Best expressions ever! One of my absolute favorite moments of the day was the cake cutting -- I'm talkin' full extension, palm of cake to the face -- it was hilarious! I love it when couples surprise me like this. : )

Bride's dress: David's Bridal Bridesmaids' dresses: David's Bridal Groom and groomsmen attire: Men's Wearhouse Hair: Heads Up Hair Design Florals: Magnolia Street Florals Cake: Sweet Caroline's Cakes DJ: Mike Applewhite Caterer: Three Sister's Catering

Kala & George, thanks a million for being amazingly kind people. I hope for gobs of happiness in your lives together!

Kala's mama and George's mama share a moment. : )

I love when couples opt for the first look -- I had plenty of time that day to do portraits. Plenty of time = happy photographer. : )

What did I tell you?! So fun.

Adore this shot of Kala and her grandpa.

Beautiful lady!

HOORAY!

How awesome is the groom's cake?!

Roomie pic! Hysterical. I'm happy to have met Claire of Claire Diana Photography at this wedding -- she's so sweet!

YES. YESYESYES.

This couple danced all night together. They are SUPER adorable.

JANELLE + TIM - Charlotte City Club Wedding - Part I of II

If I post ALL of my favorites from this wedding, my blog server/host might just explode. I've narrowed them down as best as I can, and I still think it's necessary to split Janelle + Tim's wedding day into two parts. : ) Weather-wise, the day started out iffy. But don't they say a little rain on your wedding day equals a lot of luck?

I've got a unique anecdote for this wedding that I must share. The bride's mother, Sandy, told me this story on Janelle & Tim's wedding day morning. When Sandy and her husband were visiting Janelle in 2010 in Charlotte (they live in Ohio), she actually saw me shooting a wedding uptown (this one to be exact). Two years later, when Janelle got engaged and interested in my work, she sent her mom my website, and Sandy totally recognized me from two years prior. Now if that isn't a sign that we were meant to meet -- what is?!

From our very first consult, I really clicked with Janelle and Tim. They were so kind and caring, and just SO excited to be marrying each other. As time ticked by, Janelle would periodically update me on her wedding details, but even more importantly, I really got to know her and see how generous and lovely she is. (And super talented as well -- she started a blog called simply love., full of home/cooking/wedding inspirations -- go follow her ideas!)

Bride's dress: Poinsett Bride Bride's shoes: Tory Burch Bridesmaids' dresses: Leona, purchased at Bella Bridesmaid Groom and groomsmen attire: New York Bride & Groom Makeup and hair: Makeup Your Face Florals: Carey Roberts Design Co. Coordinator: Moxie Studios Cake: Cheesecake Etc. DJ: LA Productions Videographer: Isabel's Corner Caterer: Charlotte City Club Invitations: Three Little Birds Programs: SweetPeaSunday Rings: Diamonds Direct Photobooth: Shoebox Photo BoothRentals: Old South Vintage Rentals

Janelle and Tim got married at St. Peter's Catholic Church, and the reception was held at the ever-fabulous Charlotte City Club. All the details were STUNNING. Seriously, my jaw kept dropping to the floor the entire day. From the florals to the table settings to the custom-made CD favors, I was mesmerized by the beauty of it all. I heard everyone saying (about the details): "It's just so JANELLE." And I think what everyone meant, on top of everything being ultra stylish/vintage/chic, was that you could tell everything was created with 100% love and gratitude.

Without gushing too much more, here is part I of Janelle & Tim's wedding day. Thanks to Rachel Browne for shooting 14.5 hours (!!!!) with me. : )

How cute is the flower girl?! And how awesome are those robes?! Janelle gave them to her bridesmaids as part of their gifts...

Tim got a close shave at a salon in uptown. Too neat!

HOW AMAZING are the bouquets?!

Dad sees daughter for the first time... so sweet...

I love this shot of everyone crammed into the narthex right before the ceremony started...!

Stay tuned for part II -- portraits and reception -- tomorrow!

CAMERON + BRANDON ENGAGED!

I haven't shot that many engagement sessions this year, and it's a shame, because I LOVE shooting engagement sessions. This one almost got rained out, too (for a second time -- crazy weather)! But I'm so glad it didn't, because Cameron and Brandon are awesome. During their e-shoot, we talked about alligators and how Brandon dabbles in photography, and we discovered new parts of Freedom Park with beautiful flowers. : ) This couple is so sweet, and I really enjoyed myself. Can't wait for their October wedding!

One of my absolute faves. : )

KYLIE + MATT - Lake Lanier Islands Resort Wedding

You may remember Kylie & Matt from their engagement shoot last fall -- it was one of my favorites to date. Their wedding day ranks highly as well. : ) They are SUCH sweet people individually and even SWEETER together.

Kylie and Matt got married on a perfect June day at Lake Lanier Islands Resort. Everything unfolded flawlessly, and the blue skies helped make everything pretty magical. I really enjoyed the outside ceremony by the lake and Kylie & Matt's personal vows to each other. They also had an incredible band at their reception -- a personal favorite was their rendition of "Walking on Sunshine" -- I was totally rocking out during that song (while snapping photos, of course). : )

Bride’s dress: Winnie Couture Bride’s shoes: Caparros Bridesmaids’ dresses: Bill Levkoff, purchased from I Do, I Do Bridal Boutique Groom and groomsmen attire: JoS. A. Bank Makeup and hair: Tambrin Craig Florals: Design House of Flowers Coordinator: Laura Birney Events Cake: The Baking Grounds Band: The Moxie Band Invitations & programs: Plain Jane Designs Rings: R & R Jewelers DIY signs: Bride's sister and brother-in-law, bride's mother

Enjoy this special couple's wedding day. And thanks to Cristina Guerrero, who came along and captured bits of video (loved having you!). : )

Kylie's something old & blue on the right -- her great-grandmother's handkerchief that her mom gave her.

Shout out to a past MTP groom (second from the left): Heyyyy Robby!

LOVE the bow ties!

Beautiful Kylie. : )

I love how Kylie's dad was taking photos throughout the day; you could tell he is so proud of her.

Love this shot of Kylie and her sister.I love the freedom of shooting outside ceremonies! Such great moments like these below can be captured with no photographer restrictions. : )

Beautiful tables at the reception!

I got about five different photos of Kylie's parents like this -- LOVE their enthusiasm!!!

The Moxie Band was AMAZING. And I get to see them at another wedding coming up this fall -- totally psyched to jam again!

JANELLE BRIDAL: UNVEILED!

Janelle is such a beautiful lady and her style is right up my alley! But above all, she is a delightful and FUN person to be around, which makes my job more pleasurable, and in turn, helps me create better work. I'm absolutely thrilled with this session and so happy to have met and worked with Janelle. She married the love of her life, Tim, last weekend in Charlotte (it was MAGICAL), so here are my favorites from her bridal session at The Duke Mansion -- complete with giant balloons and vintage props. The rain couldn't hold us down! : )

Y'all, she MADE her bouquet from peonies she bought at the local farmer's market. LOVE!

Love the pop of color in her Tory Burch shoes!