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  • WELCOME!

    We are a team of professional wedding photographers solely devoted to "happily ever afters". Our commercial studio is based in Charlotte, NC and we capture weddings in the Carolinas and beyond. We believe in family, love and the power of storytelling through our photography. The ladies of Old South would love to capture your big day!

I have never been more proud to post a video on my blog.

This story is one I have not shared publicly but felt it was time.  It is so real, so raw and so personal, I hesitated making this video for a few years.

The reason I became a wedding photographer is probably NOT what you might think.  Watch this video about how a devastating house fire in my teens would later shape my entire life.

To GOD be the glory. ALWAYS.

Amazing film by Whitewash Films (seriously, if they give out Academy Awards for promo videos…they deserve one!)

**warning: your mascara WILL run!!**

 

Y’all.  This shoot was SO worth driving 3.5 hours east to the NC coast.

Southport and Oak Island,NC were so very good to us last Sunday night.  Our hearts go out to these beautiful areas as Hurricane Florence continues to threaten landfall there.  All of us are hoping none of the beauty you see below will be lost and all lives will be safe along our gorgeous coast over the next few days.

Helen Ann is such a sweetheart.  She is the friend of several former Old South brides so we worked hard to create a session that would be far different than the ones we created for her friends.  We brainstormed for a while and agreed that the beach was the best location.  It’s where Joseph popped the question a few months ago and is definitely a big part of their love story.

We worked on wardrobe, looks, etc. for a few weeks and I could not be more thrilled with these images.  They are unlike any I have ever shot and everything about them was a THRILL for me too!

I cannot wait for this couple’s March 2019 wedding day.  We are certainly off to a great start! Thanks for the road trip Joseph and Helen Ann…and of course, fur baby Buddy! 

Oh….what….a….party!!! I have shot well over 200 weddings in my career and this may have been the craziest dance party our cameras have ever captured! The energy in this room was truly unreal.  Theresa is Somoan and her entire family brought their culture to the reception in the most beautiful way.  They performed several traditional dances and then the bride herself took the floor…and the crowd went wild! Literally! Take a look at the images of her with her foot on her Dad’s back, money flying in the background and all her loved ones cheering her on.  I will truly never forget how amazing this moment was.  So much love, so much happiness, so much JOY! Take a peek at the fun we all had on 8.18.18.  The Mint Museum was ON FIRE this night!

Theresa and Brendan, thank you again for trusting our cameras to capture this epic milestone in your lives.  We wish you a lifetime of wonderful memories ahead.

As always, special thanks to our vendor partners:

Venue: The Mint Museum Uptown |Wedding Design/Planning: Chancey Charm Wedding Planning & Design | Videography: Crown Alley Films | Cake: The Wow Factor Cakes | Florals and Rentals: CLux Inc. | DJ: The Versatile Dj3Sixty  | Hair/Makeup: Gwendolyn Laumatia | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Groom’s Tux/Shoes: Elevee Lifestyle | Bride’s Gown: by Berta from Anjolique Bridal | Photo booth: Shutterbooth | Catering: Something Classic | Bridesmaids’ Gowns: Bella Bridesmaids

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It’s not too often when a former NBA star strolls through the front door of the studio…and has to duck on the way in.

There is no doubt, Brendan has a commanding presence but do not be fooled by his wingman, Theresa.  She packs a POWERFUL 5’2″ punch and can clearly hold her own.  Together, they make each other better, stronger, more animated and full of life.  Getting to know them both over the past year has been a great experience and capturing their wedding day was truly epic.  (Just wait for Part 2!)

Scroll through the beginning of their wedding day below from those getting-ready-jitters to strutting down the aisle as the newly married couple.  Alyssa and I enjoyed every second of this wonderful day. From the Jimmy Choo heels with feathers (to die for!), her ultra glam Old Hollywood style, his custom blue tux and all the joy in between….this day was magic!

Part 2 focuses on all the gorgeous reception details and quite possibly the WILDEST party our cameras have ever seen (coming next week).  We wish the newlyweds all the same measure of love and fun they felt on 8.18.18.

Special thanks to our vendor partners:

Wedding Design/Planning: Chancey Charm | Videography: Crown Alley Films | Cake: The Wow Factor Cakes | Florals and Rentals: CLux Inc. | DJ: The Versatile Dj3Sixty  | Hair/Makeup: Gwendolyn Laumatia | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Groom’s Tux/Shoes: Elevee Lifestyle | Bride’s Gown: by Berta from Anjolique Bridal | Photo booth: Shutterbooth | Catering: Something Classic | Bridesmaids’ Gowns: Bella Bridesmaids

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