The Campbells | Lifestyle Session

As I'm sure you've noticed, weddings are my thing. They're my whisper. They're the little thing that is always there in the background of my creative mind, begging for attention. Don't get me wrong, I will cheerfully photograph just about anything, but given the choice I will don one of my twirly dresses and click away at heart felt vows every single time.

Rewind just a bit.  7 years ago photography found me, and I found Kortney. I was just starting out and admittedly didn't know anything about anything, with one exception:  I KNEW that I was NOT going to photograph weddings. The thought of botching someones wedding gave me palpitations. No really. I'm talking day drinking 2 bottles of wine type anxiety. Weddings were for people who knew camera stuff, and wedding stuff, and all the stuff. Not me.

And then Kortney got engaged. I had taken some photos of her and her boyfriend John as a kind of experiment. Ya know, to see if I could take decent engagement (ish) photos. I must have done a fair job because Kortney decided that I was shooting her wedding, whether I liked it or not.

For every one of my no's she said yes, for every "but what if I screw it up!?" she said "You won't", and for every "No really, I AM GOING TO SCREW THIS UP!" she said "I believe in you, you will be fine." 

And she was right. 

And now, thanks to her, weddings are TOTALLY my thing. (Although, I am kinda digging in home lifestyle sessions too. Who knew?) 

So 7 years, babies, business ventures and multiple photo sessions later:  I still love photographing her (and her boys, and their super cozy and adorable house), and she still believes in me. 

Jessica & Chris | Lake Mirror & The Poor Porker

If you've been following me for a while, you probably recognize Jessica. She has been my trusty camera wielding side kick for forever. You may also remember her ah-maze-ing mountain elopement that I shot a couple of years ago in North Carolina. Ya know, the one with the adventurous couple that rappelled into a ravine so that I could shoot them at the base of a waterfall. Uh...surprise! We faked it.

I know, I know. Shame on us. It's just that sometimes as artists, you get these ideas in your head and they won't leave you alone until you see them through. Mountains and waterfalls were calling, so we made it happen. And can you blame us? Those photos ended up being so flippin' magical that I had to share them. No, really. I HAD TO. 

Well... this time she really did get married, (I swear!!) and I am frankly honored that she asked me to photograph her little wedding (Again -ish). Jessica is a phenomenal photographer, and an equally spectacular friend. I couldn't be happier for her and Chris (who happens to be pretty great too).

Venue | The Poor Porker    Florist | Belle Fleur