Thursday, December 30, 2010

White Christmas

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and is gearing up for a festive New Year!  We had a lovely time in the NC mountains with Grandma and Grandpa.  The Christmas snow was just beautiful in the glow of the lights in their backyard.  We are back in Charlotte now, enjoying a leisurely week of breakfasts out, playing with new toys, and one successful trip to Ikea.  We've decided on homemade Chicken and Dumplings for our New Year's Eve dinner and maybe a red box movie.  Sounds like a crazy night, but that's how we roll.  :-)

We've had a fantastic 2010 and welcome 2011 with excitement.  Happy New Year everyone! 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

November Wedding

Last month I posted a photo from a wedding I had the opportunity to photograph along with my good friend Ouida.  The bride and groom first met 20 years ago as teenage lifeguards at this very lake in Hanging Rock State Park.  The setting was exquisite.  The light was breathtaking.  The trees were radiant, and so was the bride.  This lovely couple traveled a long road to find each other again.  The love between them was written all over their faces.  I was so happy I could be there to capture these moments for them.  Here are a few of my favorites.

Yes that's a PBR bottle cap tucked away in the bouquet.  And yes there's a story behind it.  But I'll leave that secret for the bride and groom to share!

The bride with her pretty daughter.
New sisters!

With Dad.

One Happy Couple.

What a beautiful location to get married.

Checking out the ring.  The girls were impressed.

Heading down to the dock.  I could not get enough of this gorgeous light.

The emotion in this moment just makes my stomach flip-flop.  Love.
Thank you Antoinette and Jeff for allowing me to share in your day.  I wish you love, happiness, health, and many years of beautiful sunsets.