Showing posts from September, 2019

Family Photo Sessions on Lake Norman, NC

Your family photo session should be a reflection of you and your family. Finding the perfect location is as important as planning the session. Sometimes it's your own backyard, or a place that is sentimental to your family. One of our favorite places is on Lake Norman, NC. We love Jetton Park in Cornelius. It's a lakeside park with wonderful views of the lake and a small lakefront beach. It's pet-friendly with nature trails and picnic areas.

If you live on Lake Norman, your own backyard is a perfect location.

This family from Ohio, stayed in an Airbnb on Lake Norman for a family reunion. We took a pontoon to a sandy island and got some great shots. One of our favorites is with Murphy, the family pet, and photobomber.

Five Tips for Planning a Barn Wedding

Barns are full of history and stories which gives them unique charm. And there's no better place to have a barn wedding than in the south. They offer so many possibilities. Barns are versatile; you can dress them up, or keep them natural with country, rustic or vintage decor. Surrounding fields, flowers and meadows offer breathtaking backdrops for photographs.

Keep in mind though, there is more to planning a barn wedding than meets the eye. There are considerations like barn extras, pesky insects and weather. Here are 5 tips to get you started.

1. Set aside a Budget for Barn Extras

Many barn venues are not full service. You may be responsible for tables, chairs, tableware, linens, and a caterer. Most venues have a preferred vendor list for the things you'll need. Also, consider the cost of additional lighting like candles, string lights, and paper lanterns. Plus, you'll want to add your own unique spin with decor like metal lanterns, mason jars and wooden ceremony signs. The …

A Surprise Marriage Proposal At Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens

The story of your marriage proposal will be told to family, friends and strangers for the rest of your lives. Some of the words may fade, but you'll never forget how excited and happy you felt on that day. 

Kristy and Jacob met at a popular sushi bar in Charlotte, NC. It was a Friday night and the only seats left were at the bar. They sat next each other. Jacob was taken by Kristy's beauty and proceeded to tell her his repertoire of "dad jokes". Kristy thought he was kind of cute, aside from the jokes. After eating, he asked if she wanted to go next door for a drink. She took him up on the invitation. Today Kristy says, "it turned out to be the best decision of my life". She and Jacob's relationship evolved over time and eventually they knew they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together. They talked about getting married and Jacob hinted it was coming.

The month leading up to the engagement, Jacob tried, and succeeded in throwing her off in variou…