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Ryan & Cassie | Downtown Proposal | Charlotte, NC

Ryan & Cassie | Downtown Proposal | Charlotte, NC

Ryan was recently a groomsman in a wedding we photographed (shoutout to Tyler and McKinney) and he reached out to ask us to help him pull off the perfect proposal for his girlfriend!  Of course I was excited to help.

Ryan had already set the perfect location, the fountain where they had shared their first kiss.  Of course having a photographer involved can give things away a little too fast, so we came up with a plan, Ryan would ask me to take a photo of them by the fountain, at which point I would offer to take it on my camera instead.  Of course there is nothing more awkward than a girl trying to pose for a photo while the guy is trying to propose, so of course I HAD to take that photo of them together (see below) at which point I would tell them to hold on for a minute and I would be back to get their email because I thought I saw the person I was meeting.

Of course this was just to allow Ryan some time to start talking to her without the awkwardness of a camera in her face, I slipped back over to them and began photographing as Ryan got down on one knee to a very surprised and happy Cassie.

Congratulations to both of you and I am so glad you allowed me to be a part of this special moment.

Lillian’s 1st Birthday | Cake Smash Session | Mooresville, NC

Lillian’s 1st Birthday | Cake Smash Session | Mooresville, NC

Baby cake smash sessions are probably one of my absolute FAV things to photograph, because who doesn’t love little babies stuffing their faces with cake in pretty dresses?  like really?

This session was no different.  Lilly was a natural with the cake eating, making my job super easy, and making it so hard to pick!  so without further adieu …. here they are!

 


Tyler & Brittany | Dixie Dreams | Monroe, NC

Tyler & Brittany | Dixie Dreams | Monroe, NC

For the first time in the history of my business I had a Friday|Saturday back to back wedding, and it may have been the most fun I have had at work in a LONG time.  (and how crazy that both grooms names were Tyler)  So I am calling it the TYLER weekend!  Well no more talk about Friday’s wedding, its time to talk about Saturday’s wedding.

 

Brittany and Tyler are such a fun couple, full of life and laughter, crazy dancing, bridal party antics and more!  The love these two have for each other was so evident in their beautiful ceremony at Dixie Dreams.

 

Thank you both for allowing us to be a part of your special day, and we hope you LOVE your images.

 

Check out their Vendors Below

 

Venue and Decor: Dixie Dreams 

Photography:  Glitter Lens Photo & Design

Videography: Anna Koon Films

Flowers: Petal Shoppe of Monroe

DJ: Nathan Wilkins

Catering: Stegalls Smoked Turkey

Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Wedding Dress: DarLynns

Bridesmaid Dresses: Davids Bridal

Rings:  Zales

 

 

 

Tyler & McKinney Bullard | Villa Franca Estate | China Grove, NC

Tyler & McKinney Bullard | Villa Franca Estate | China Grove, NC

I cannot believe Tyler & McKinney’s day has already past, it seemed like just yesterday we were photographing engagement photos!  These two lovebirds had a GORGEOUS ceremony at Landis Baptist Church followed by a sweet (and large) reception at The Villa Franca Estate in China Grove.

The rain decided to make its presence known early on in the day, pushing most of our photography indoors… UNTIL, it COMPLETELY cleared up after the ceremony allowing us to capture some AMAZING images!

Check out this sneak peek!

VENDORS:

Ceremony : Landis Baptist Church

Reception: The Villa Franca Estate

Photographer: Glitter Lens Photo & Design

Videographer:  Amanda & Wesley Videography

Bridesmaid Dresses: Hopes Bridal

Bridal Dress: Poffie Girls

Catering: Flyin Buffalo

Cake: Abigails

Centerpieces/Flowers: Sweet T Flowers

Rings: Diamonds Direct

DJ: Freddie Craver

Tyler & Jessica | Pine Island Country Club | Charlotte, NC

Tyler & Jessica | Pine Island Country Club | Charlotte, NC

April 14, 2018 was a magical day for Tyler & Jessica and their sweet daughter Adalynn, it was filled with beautiful weather, love, and magic!

This spunky bride spiced things up with her gorgeous mint converse shoes and beautiful dress!

I was so happy and excited to be a part of their special day!

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Ashley & Ron Malec Wedding | Charles Mack Citizen Center | Mooresville, NC

Ashley & Ron Malec Wedding | Charles Mack Citizen Center | Mooresville, NC

 

Growing up as a race car driver, moving into the NASCAR photography realm, I always love the chance to photograph fellow racing enthusiasts.  However, this couple just takes it up a notch.  Not only is Ashley one of the sweetest girls I have ever met, she is also a mechanic in NASCAR, Ron too is involved in NASCAR as the long running car chief for 7 time champion Jimmie Johnson.  Talk about a power couple!  These two were so sweet and easy going and you could just feel their love radiating from the second they saw each other.

Ashley spent her time physically building many of items at her wedding, she laid out the entire design, tables and EVERY little detail was enacted and comisioned by her.  It was easily one of the most beautifully decorated weddings I have ever seen!

 

Congratulations and I wish you YEARS of luck in the future!

VENDORS:

Venue: Charles Mack Citizens Center

Catering: On the Nines Bistro

Rentals: Party Time Rentals

Rentals: Rusted Roots Rentals

Flowers: Willow Florals

DJ: Carolina DJ Professionals

Photography: Glitter Lens Photo & Design

 


The Hamilton Family | Conestee Park | Greenville, SC

The Hamilton Family | Conestee Park | Greenville, SC

This session is super special to me.  Not only is Sarah one of my BEST friends, I have been photographing her family since before her first son was born.  Sarah has been DYING to have good family photos (typically we are relegated to right outside their house)  Her husband is typically not the biggest fan of photos, but he put his annoyance aside and was a trooper during our park session.  These are some of my favorite pictures of them EVER!

 

 

Tyler & McKinney | Gem Theatre | Kannapolis, NC

Tyler & McKinney | Gem Theatre | Kannapolis, NC

The Gem Theatre has been a popular photo spot these last few weeks!  It was an absolute blast to photograph Tyler & McKinney’s Engagement Session there on Tuesday.  Another Car loving couple, Tyler is an over the wall crew member for Stewart Haas Racing, and McKinney is along for the car loving ride!

Take a look below to see a sneak peek of their amazing pictures!

 

James & Kara Engagement | Gem Theatre | Kannapolis, NC

James & Kara Engagement | Gem Theatre | Kannapolis, NC

When I first met with Kara and James and they told me that they had a bit of a car thing…. I knew right then we would be an amazing match to photograph their wedding.  My two favorite things in the world are racing and weddings (well photographing weddings, I actually hate attending)

It is so amazing to see two people whose passions line up in a way that let them truly play out their hobbies/passions/business to the fullest extent.

Here are a few of my favorite captures from their Downtown Kannapolis engagement session.  They were troopers even though the weather did not want to cooperate, bringing early rains and cold weather.