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Second shooting: Jason Loudermilk | Fearrington Village. Pittsboro, NC

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Last August, I went to Michigan, to photograph Marisa and Michael's wedding. When I landed in Detroit, I turned on my phone and checked my email. In my inbox, I found an email from Jason who is the owner/photographer for Collective Image Photography based in Detroit who was looking for a second shooter here in the Triangle. What an amazing coincidence, right! Amazing!

A week before the wedding, Jason and I met at Guglhupf to talk weddings and he brought his super sweet wife, Emma. They are fantastic. It was so great to work with them both. This wedding was gorgeous and perfect and I have wanted to shoot at The Fearrington since we moved here. And, her dress. I love her dress.

Jason is awesome. Super cool guy and fantastic photographer. You can check out his work here. Seriously, go take a look.

Colorado: sessions of all kinds | Denver and Aspen, CO.

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This photo was NOT taken by me. I lifted it off of the Visit Aspen website. They told me to go hike here. I want to photograph here, which means I will hike.

This photo was NOT taken by me. I lifted it off of the Visit Aspen website. They told me to go hike here. I want to photograph here, which means I will hike.

COLORADO!!!! My flight is booked and I'm on my way with my camera and a very short, very silly assistant in tow. I will be in Denver and Aspen, hoping to photograph wonderful people, giggling and in love with real mountains in the background. REAL mountains! Not that the mountains of North Carolina aren't awesome, they just aren't 14'ers. Could I be more excited?!? NO! I have two slots available in between May 28th and June 1st (not counting May 30th because Lizzy and Dan are getting married!!!!)
Shoot me an email or give me a ring, to get your session in my calendar and share this with any local friends you think should be in front of my camera!!

Michael: headshots | Durham, NC

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Michael recently wrote a book and needed a photo for the author bio. I was thrilled to help out, especially since it's about a photographer set during World War I in Colorado. It sounds right up my alley. It's called The Trench Angel, by Michael Guttierrez. It'll be out in September, so you will have to wait a little while to give it a read but it'll be fall and chilly outside and the perfect time to curl up inside with a good read.

Amanda & Max: Wedding | Mateo. Durham, NC

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Amanda was one of the very first people I met here in North Carolina. She is the wedding planner and owner of A Swanky Affair. I had emailed her before I even moved here because I loved her website. We met for coffee at Parker & Otis and I liked her right away. We have worked together several times now and became such good friends along the way. She has made every single wedding day fantastic and has become my favorite planner in the Triangle. Anyways, so fast forward three and a half years and I go out to lunch with Amanda again and she had this sparkly ring on her finger. Beautiful. I almost offered to shoot it, but I didn't. Amanda knows every photographer in the Triangle and there is so much talent here. So much talent. Then one night, I'm getting ready for bed and there's a text on my phone from Amanda. She was asking me to shoot her wedding!!! This is where you need to imagine me jumping up and down. Not only that but she hadn't picked her wedding date yet, so I wasn't her fifth choice. I way giddy and I said YES!, of course. Then the panic set in, because I was going to be shooting her wedding. Their wedding also gave me a chance to really get to know Max and I am so glad. He is such a great guy and it makes me so very happy for the both of them.

Their wedding day was absolutely amazing!!! The day was so emotional. I cried my eyes out watching my friends tie the knot. Such joy. I even got choked up a little seeing her get into her dress. It was totally funny watching her be a bride and try not to be a wedding planner. You can see the detail oriented planner in her, trying to burst out.

When the ceremony started, Amanda and Max walked upstairs followed by Robin (my favorite officiant), the musicians, family and friends to find an intimate ceremony place with their homemade chuppah and ketubah waiting to be signed. After all the vows were said, kisses had been kissed, we went downstairs to eat some really fantastic food, some seriously amazing cake (there were five and yes, I tried all of them. I like cake.), a hysterical cake cutting, and such a heartwarming first dance. After the party was over, we all walked to Alley 26 for some post wedding celebrations. All in all, it was a fantastic day.

Also, it was the style I had always hoped for (My sweet hubby even says that I dress like a Spanish peasant from the early 1900's). The colors are fantastic, that deep red, and Mateo completed the feel perfectly.

Enough writing. Here are the photographs.

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

Thank you to all the amazing vendors, who made this wedding incredible. Special thank you to Caroline Lima, of Caroline Lima Photography, for second shooting.

Planner: Lora Brooker, Soigne Events  //  Officiant: Robin Renteria  //  Venue: Mateo  //  Wedding Gown: Tre Bella  //  Flowers: Tre Bella, Rachel Price  //  Cake: Yellow Bird Baking  //  DJ: McSound Productions  //  Hair: Meredith Powell  //  Make-up:  Seema Aziz, Blushed Artistry  //  Men's Formal Wear: Bernard's  //  Live Music: Andrew Gorodesky  //  Stationery: Indigo Envelope