Laura & Brian: Wedding | Duke Chapel and The Rickhouse. Durham, North Carolina

Thank you to the amazing vendors for being awesome.
especially to Beth Mann,. Early Bird Photography, for second shooting.

Wedding Venue: Duke Chapel   //   Wedding Gown: Gilded Bridal   //   Hair and Makeup: Make up by Ashley Mooney   //   Florals: Tre Bella   //   Reception Venue: The Rickhouse   //   Chalkboard Calligraphy: MW Caliigraphy   //   8 piece band: Irresistable Groove   //   Caterer: Catering Works (they even made me this awesome vegan dinner, which totally rocked)

Jen & Muns: A New Years Eve Wedding at The Cookery | Durham, North Carolina

You can see all of the images and order prints here.

A special thank you to Beth Mann, of Early Bird Photography, for second shooting.

All the amazing vendors:
Venue: The Cookery    //   Hair and Makeup: Wink Hair & Makeup    //   Officiant: NC Secular Weddings    //    Florist: Tre Bella    //    Cake: Simply Cakes    //    Caterer: Donovan's Dish    //    Transportation: Carolina Livery


Keely & Jason: Wedding | 305 Trackside. Southern Pines, North Carolina

Ceremony Venue: Community Congregational Church of Southern Pines      
Reception Venue:   305 Trackside
Event Planner: Vision Events, NC
Music: Eryn Fuson Music
Rentals: Greenhouse Picker Sisters
Florals: Specalties Events and Florist
Transportation: Kirk Tours and Limosine
Catering: Ashten's A'Field
Cake: Louy's Layers
Hair: Lauren N Kevin Williams
Makeup: Brittani Rae


Kerry & Abram: Wedding | The Barn of Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill, NC

You can see all of the images and order prints here.

Ceremony Venue: The Newman Center   //   Reception Venue: The Barn of Chapel Hill   //   Event Planner: Laura Fortner, Eastbrook Weddings   //   Catering: Rocky Top Catering   //   Cake: Simply Cakes   //   Florist: Jennifer Wood, Wild Flora Farm at The Barn of Chapel Hill

Harry Potter: Personal | at home & Orlando, Florida.

So, my girls love Harry Potter. Well, Chloe and Emily do. They've read the books seven and five times, respectively. Omi is, but not as much. She hasn't finished the books yet.
We've been asking them what they want for Christmas for quite some time now and they didn't want anything. Nothing. I had no ideas either. We have always liked experiential gifts over actual gifts. So, we decided to take them to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando for their (early) Christmas present. I couldn't just give them a box with the tickets, couldn't just write one letter each. I got a little obsessive and over the top. It took some time (sorry clients who are waiting on images, but, my kids needed magic).  I found the parchment, wax seals with the Hogwarts crest, and everything online. I made 46 letters, with the help of my friend Heather, who is a fantastic graphic designer. I also only burned three fingers.


If you read the books or saw the movie, you know Harry had a hard time getting his letters. After a few attempts, they came falling from the ceiling and there were hundreds. I tried to recreate that. Here is the video of the girls getting their letters.

I think they are a bit excited.