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Sarah + Madden's October Wedding at The Parlour at Mann's Chapel in Chapel Hill, NC

Sarah + Madden's October Wedding at The Parlour at Mann's Chapel in Chapel Hill, NC

Their wedding day was lovely, full of friends and family in a beautiful setting with delicious food and music supplemented by their own vinyl collection.

Margaret + Oliver's November Wedding at Bridge Club in Raleigh, NC

Margaret + Oliver's November Wedding at Bridge Club in Raleigh, NC

Margaret and Oliver’s wedding was nestled right in the middle of downtown Raleigh. I was delighted we were able to take advantage of Bridge Club’s rooftop and thrilled that Margaret and Oliver were game to climb that latter…

Making Her Dress

Making Her Dress

Margaret is my first bride to make her own wedding dress from scratch! She bought the fabric, found a vintage design, and scheduled the time for her mother to come down from Canada for a week to work on the project together in her new studio space. Delighted to witness and capture some of the process.

Bonnie + Brandon's Engagement Session on Elodie Farms

Bonnie + Brandon's Engagement Session on Elodie Farms

When Bonnie said she wanted photos with goats, I knew just who to ask: Elodie Farms. Besides their beautiful barns, pastures, and woods of goats, they also have a lake! We took full advantage of our visit and had a blast.

Welcome to the world, Linus!

Welcome to the world, Linus!

Such a treat to meet a family just weeks before their bambino's arrival. And then: to see him at 2-and-a-half weeks. Looking forward to seeing him grow.

Studio Visit with Torey Wahlstrom

Studio Visit with Torey Wahlstrom

Torey is known for her delicate botanical watercolors. And her studio! The space alone reflects her fresh creative energy: light streaming in, inspirational books and collections, paint, ink, pens, brushes, framed art - all tastefully and naturally placed. It was a treat to see her in action.