Category Archives: weddings

Arin and Bob were married on a beautiful spring day by Lake Anna. I’ve had the privilege of knowing them for around 10 years. They both have been through some difficult things over the years and yet they’ve both clung to the Lord with a quiet perseverance. I was so blessed to get to document the beginning of a new joyous occasion in their life last Friday: their marriage to each other!

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I have been waiting for this day for months now and, boy, was it beautiful!  Chris and Ashlee have been together for over 7 years now and they finally tied the knot two weekends ago!  They were married at the Historic Pole Green Church on a blustery Fall day.  The sun shone brilliantly, Chris’ smile was the happiest I’ve ever seen it, and Ashlee was as stunning as ever.  What a gift it was to capture their wedding through my camera and lenses!!

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My Uncle recently got remarried to Mrs. Tonya!  They had a small, private ceremony in Nags Head, NC with their family (including me!) surrounding them.  I took some photos for them and here are a few of my favorites. :)

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The two families about to be united. :)

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The pastor (who is also Mrs. Tonya’s dad :) was reading the Bible verse from Genesis 2:18 which says, “It is not good that man should be alone.”  Daddy said “Amen!” and I think Uncle Greg agreed. :)

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It got a bit crowded when all of them had to pour their sand in together. :)

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And they’re married!!!

After the ceremony, we went to the beach and grabbed some couple and family portraits.

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Then we went back to the house for dinner and fellowship!

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Tonya’s daughter, Jessica, made the wedding cake and it was delicious!!!

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Congrats you two!!

Kimber :)

I’ve known Jimbo ever since I was a little girl.  We went to the same church and I remember watching him in youth group (I’m 7 years younger :) and speaking with his parents every now and then.  Over the last two years I’ve gone with his parents on two mission trips and I love them both.  They are the sweetest couple. :)   But back to Jimbo!

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My best friend (who also happens to be my eldest sister :) was married April 19th.  Their wedding day was full of the Lord and surrounded by family and friends we all love.  It was definitely my favorite wedding to date!   The thing about Hannah and Dylan’s wedding that was so different from all I’ve been a part of/attended was this:  they didn’t touch until they were at the altar.   I was the Maid of Honor so I was privileged to be up close and personal for the ceremony.  I saw a tear escape down Dylan’s face as Hannah slowly walked towards him.  I saw the utter excitement and joy when Dylan touched Hannah’s hands for the first time (and whispered longingly “I really want to kiss you!”).  I watched as Dylan and Hannah pledged, before God and everyone there, to love and cherish each other til death do them part, all the while gazing at each other with the sweetest, purest affection.  I dropped one of the two curtains that closed the happy couple for a few minutes alone to share their first kiss…and then when the best man and I tried to open the curtains Dylan’s strong hand held those curtains together *really* tight, prolonging his few precious moments alone with his beloved.  When those curtains lifted I was so blessed to see my sister the happiest she’s ever been…I have never seen her more excited, cherished, or loved.

And when they kissed in front of everyone…no words can express it.  The best way I can attempt to describe it would be this:  pure, unbridled passion.  Passion for the one they’ve prayed for, prepared for, saved everything for, and waited their whole life for. What a beautiful thing God does when He draws two hearts together!!

As the maid of honor, I couldn’t take many photos myself so I only have a few ring shots and bride and groom pictures to share with you.  Nevertheless, I hope the photos I do have of their wedding day effectively capture the beauty that comes from a relationship founded on the solid rock of Jesus Christ…and of love that is bigger than just a feeling.

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Kimber :)

This past August, I was blessed with my first bridal shoot!  I had never done bridal portraits before, so I was initally nervous.  However, after I finished, I found out that bridals are one of my favorite things to shoot…I get to photograph a stunning, excited soon-to-be-bride non-stop for 1 hour, while talking all about her wedding and fiance.  What else could be better?

Samantha was married this past weekend in the OBX and it was such a joy to take her bridal portraits!  Samantha has such a beautiful smile and easy-going personality, which makes her extremely easy to photograph!  She’s gorgeous to boot, too! :)

Enjoy my favorites!!

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You’re probably wondering who that scary man is behind Samantha. That’s my Uncle! :) You see Mama’s brother, Sean (the man above), married Amanda, who is Samantha’s sister. Got it?
We took Samantha’s bridal portraits at my uncle’s house and at a park nearby. Uncle Sean is tons of fun, so I had to add him in at least one photo. :)

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I loved the simplicity and uniqueness of Samantha’s dress. But what I loved most about it was that it was the same dress Samantha’s mom wore for her wedding! I think it’s so neat when a daughter wears her Mama’s dress. :)

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This one’s a favorite! Samantha, you have such a beautiful smile!!

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Just one more favorite! :)

Just one more favorite! :)

Kimber :)

One of the biggest benefits of photographing weddings is that I get to capture those special, behind-the-scenes moments that no one else sees. Matt and Samantha’s wedding was a huge tear-jerker for me! I think I cried at least three times that day and that was because of the beautiful, intimate moments I was blessed to be a part of. Seeing tears pour down Matt’s face as he saw his bride walk down the aisle toward him, watching the dances…all of it was beautiful, emotional, and God-honoring.

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