Well, I should say that Kat & Matt's little one is actually already here! I took these maternity photos in Washington, DC a little over a week ago, and THREE DAYS LATER Kat gave birth early to Margot (what an adorable name!). Everyone is happy and healthy, and I'm so glad we got these photos done when we did! I love having these two (three!) in front of my lens. I photographed Kat & Matt's wedding two summers ago, and it was an absolute pleasure to do their maternity session. Kat is a rockstar model and Matt is seriously the nicest, most sincere guy ever. When I would take solo shots of Kat, he'd be off to my side saying things of encouragement like, "Oh Kat, you are so beautiful." Made me tear up! I loved the places the couple picked out for their session: a quaint little street near where they live and the sculpture garden outside the National Gallery of Art. The rink was so beautiful with the twinkle lights -- made for awesome winter photos! And we finished with a few shots inside their apartment. Congrats to the happy parents. Newborn photos to come in a couple weeks...! : )


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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.


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. : )