First Mini Session scheduled for October 4, 2017. Clients requests (sometimes) become the little nudge to get us to expand in a new direction. We are hoping the mini sessions fill a few needs. If you do family portraits every couple of year, this might be the perfect something in between. If you have fessed up that you have hundreds of photographs of child #1 and 20 photographs of child #2 ( or 2 picture of child #3), this might be a good fit. If your kiddo is in the phase where everyday they seem to be changing before your eyes, go for it. Or if your budget is feeling tight, we still want you to have milestones and keepsakes. Follow the link for more details.
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If the images make your grin, the bride's words will make your smile burst.
"Someone once told me that your wedding day is the only day of your life that most everyone that is important to each of you will be in one room. It just won't happen again. We tried to keep that in mind when planning and on our big day. I can honestly say I rarely got stressed with the planning process, and was not stressed at all the day of. Our goal was to just have as big of a party as we could and enjoy the day.
One of the things that made our wedding so special was the photos and videos. Tim's brother passed away in March, and this was the last professional photos he had or they had as a family. Seeing him in the video give a toast is definitely hard, but I'm so glad we have it to show his kids later.
We wanted our wedding to be personal. MCG did a great job with that by meeting with us and really figuring out what vibe we were going for with pictures. We tried to incorporate parts of ourselves in the wedding with the golf cart exit (Tim is an avid golfer), the food (all very southern for me), and the little touches like having our favorite cookie in the welcome bags.
Tim would say that his favorite part of the day was seeing me walk down the aisle (I think the guy is required to say that), but my favorite would have to be taking pictures after the ceremony. Tim and I did the traditional, groom and bride don't see each other before the ceremony thing. Because of that, it was really nice to leave the church in a car by ourselves, head to the park, and spend about 30 minutes with just the photographers and videographer. We even got to practice our first dance out there and those ended up being some of the best pictures. It gave us a chance to realize that we were actually married!" ~ Whitney, bride
Watching the weather. Crossing our fingers and hoping for sunshine.
We are in place. Discreetly holding the spot that will be optimum viewing.
The couple arrives by water taxi, groom strolls to THE spot and they are looking out at the water.
A sail boat glides by and the sail drops with large letters, Liz Marry Me?
He drops to one knee, proposes and she says YES!
And we get to be a part of the happy:)
There are countless reasons why we love to retreat a night or two at Middleton Inn. Seeing all the horses as we drive in, wine and cheese hour, hammocks, being riverside and walking by tiki torches to Middleton Place for a meal are just a few. Our top reason is having the trails to ourselves early morning and late evening. It is pure peacefulness with an alligator sighting or two.
Thank you for importing us to Winston-Salem for the this fairy tale wedding weekend. We had the best time exploring so many stunning spaces for each leg of the celebration. Cheers to Borrowed and Blue for a lovely presentation that matches the sparkle and elegance of Ashley and Brian.
Tickle your creativity and remember the last time you built a fort or spent time in a treehouse. The Gibbes brought in Patrick Dougherty to create an installation over the course of 3 weeks. His medium of stick sculptures are like playhouses for adults. I enjoyed so many elements of his process and completed creation. Check it out!