Claudia's Bridal Portraits

Jordan and Claudia tied the knot! Ah!

Claudia made such a stunning, classy bride. I mean, woah. I was happy to meet up with this stunning bride for bridal portraits a couple months back on a rainy, cold day at Sidney Free Will Baptist Church in Belhaven. I loved all the vintage details that she incorporated into her bridal session, and the awesome wooden pew that the church kindly lent us for the afternoon. I still cannot believe that her mom, Megan, handmade her veil and all of the gorgeous invitations (Scrappy Seahorse)! Everything was absolutely perfect! Claudia was such a natural in front of the camera, too. She made my job so easy! I loved working with this gorgeous lady! 

I cannot tell you how excited I am for Jordan and Claudia as they begin this new journey together! They are absolutely perfect for each other and I can't wait to see what amazing things are in store for them.

Invitations and acessories by Megan: 

Check out a few of my favorites from Claudia's bridal session:

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Laura and Hunter | Engaged!

I want to share something my buddy, Hunter, said in honor of Memorial Day:

"Take a moment today to remember why we have Memorial Day as a holiday. Take a moment to pray, thank God for all of the men and women who didn't get to come home. Thank Him for those who were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. Take time to pray for the families that are left in the wake of their great loss. Thank you brave men and women who have gone above and beyond the call of duty that we here may remain free. Rest easy."

Hunter is currently serving as an infantryman in the U.S. Army. Before he left in March he asked his sweetheart, Laura, to be his one and only for the rest of their lives.

I was so thrilled when they asked me to capture such a special time. We quickly planned a date, since Hunter was leaving the next month and would be away for a whole year after, and met up downtown Washington for an adorable, chilly, and truly touching session. It is, without a doubt, one of my favorites to date. 

I feel honored and blessed to know these two wonderful, hilarious, strong, and brave people. They are such an inspiration, and I am beyond overjoyed for them as they start a new journey together! 

Please continue to pray for the safety of our troops, and for their loved ones at home. I know Hunter, Laura, and both their families would truly appreciate it. 

A big thanks to The Jeanie B crew for letting us climb aboard and snap pictures! Find out more about The Schooner Jeanie B., their cruises, sailing classes, and more on their website:  or head over to their Facebook fan page!

Check out a few of my favorites from Laura and Hunter's engagement session, and feel free to leave the two of them some love:

Caitlyn + Corey | Engaged!

I absolutely love working with these two! I took "white coat" pictures with them in Chapel Hill, NC about a year ago after they earned their white coats during their 3rd year of pharmacy school at UNC. We had an absolute blast then, so you can imagine how excited I was when they asked me to capture such a special time for them just a year later! 

We met up in New Bern for a few sweet engagement photos in a quaint little garden. I mean, it was so precious. Caitlyn and Corey are just head over heels for each other - which makes my job super easy. They were never opposed to snuggling, and were way ahead of me when it came to posing. They are just naturals in front of the camera. And can we talk about their style for a second? Absolutely adorable. Floral prints and bowties are cool. ;) 

I am so thrilled for these two. For their accomplishments, goals, and dreams - graduating pharmacy school at UNC, going off to their individual residencies, and planning their big day. I can't wait to see what amazing things are in store for the two of them!

Congratulations Caitlyn and Corey! I know your life together will be absolutely lovely.

Take a gander at some of my favorites from our session together: