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    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!

High school sweethearts.

Biology class for Carol and Sean was where their love story began so many years ago.

Now, Carol is on her way to becoming a Pediatrician and Sean is also pursuing an advanced medical degree.  They have high expectations for their career paths and serve as the other’s biggest cheerleader along the journey.

Getting to know these two (and their sweet families) over the past year has been wonderful.  Legacy, traditional, commitment, love…these are the overriding themes in the lives of both Carol and Sean.  I have no doubt they will thrive as a couple because of the wonderful role models who have proven to them that love never fails.

Carol’s dress will forever be my favorite “something old” to photograph. Click HERE to see her Bridal Portrait Session.  Her grandmother (and namesake, Carol)  first saw this gorgeous bridal gown in a catalog and just had to have it.  In fact, she wanted the gown so desperately that she sold off a piece of inherited land to afford purchasing it from Europe.  It first walked the aisle in 1957.  Then, in the 80s, Carol’s mother, Suzanne, also wore the gown down the aisle giving it a second generation of life.  Then, in 2017, Carol wed Sean in the very same gown giving it a third generation of life.  How amazing is that???  Talk about an excellent investment and a true legacy in their family.

I cannot praise Dina with DBB Events and Jay with In Bloom enough for their outstanding collaboration and design of the reception.  This party was a show stopper and every guest had the time of their lives on 2.4.17 at Charlotte Country Club.

We wish the new Dr. and Dr. Jones (well….within a few months anyway!) an amazing journey ahead.  Thank you for trusting us to tell your story.  May your children look at these images one day and truly FEEL how overjoyed you were on this day in February back in 2017.  Who knows, maybe the gown will walk again….2045??? We would love to tell the fourth generation’s story too!

Special thanks to our vendor partners: Reception Venue: Charlotte Country Club | Hair and Makeup Artist: Jami Svay | Florist: In Bloom LTD. | Event Coordinator: Dina Berg-Blazek Events | Musician: The Maxx | Stationer: Arzberger Stationary |

Relationships.  They are ALL that matter in this crazy world.  Those daily connections, a sweet smile, a kind hug, that phone call that brightens your day….people are what truly matter.  Not the cars we drive, the neighborhood we live in, the schools our kids attend or the football team we root for.  Those things will all pass away but the strong relationships we build will withstand the test of time.

Julie and Chris will be married on April 8 this year at Separk Mansion.  They are that fairytale love story of a blind date gone RIGHT! Both work in the school system and were set up by Julie’s Mom (of all people).  They both timidly arrived at a Starbucks for a cup of coffee with a stranger and somehow, they found so much more.  When your heart connects with “the one”, you never want the date to end and something inside feels like it found “home” in the other person’s story.  He proposed last July in Hilton Head and they are so excited to begin a new life together very soon.

How they came to us is also a testament to the power of relationships.  Julie is a family friend of none other than the Scruggs (remember that sunflower field farmer who let me use his land so graciously for 5 summers??), Julie also occasionally babysits for two friends of mine who happen to be wedding planners AND Chris’ family knows one of our 2015 Old South couples, Hallie and Sal.  All of those special people in my life over the years pointed this sweet couple our way when it was time to choose a wedding photography company.

Not an ad in a magazine. Not a random Google search. Not a booth at a generic bridal show.


It is ALWAYS about relationships.  And theirs is a great one.

Enjoy a peek at the beautiful work Autumn created for Julie and Chris on a cold day this winter.  We can’t wait for their wedding day in just a couple of weeks!

I knew Jamie was an Old South bride from that first e-mail.  She was referred to us from a 2014 OSS bride, Amanda, which already told me a lot about her.  Any friend of Amanda’s is likely to be just as vivacious, fun-loving, confident, driven and upbeat as she is.  Jamie is definitely my kind of girl.  As a Pure Barre instructor, she inspires and motivates hundreds of other women and we love that.  She had OSS written aaaallllllll over her!

Jake told me the story of how they met and I can’t help but think his own Mom would be proud hearing him tell it.  It all started with golf.  When he was age 11/12, his Mom worked during the summer and needed a place to keep Jake occupied during the day.  So, she joined a local club/golf course and Jake was able to play as many rounds of golf each day as his little legs would carry him.  This instilled a love for golf in him that carried into adulthood too.

Fast forward a few years, Jake joined a men’s group at his golf course that included Jamie’s Dad.  Jake and Jamie were actually set up by her parents and the rest is history.  I love how small choices- even those dating back to childhood- set us on a certain course to meet our future spouse.  Who knew middle school, golf-loving Jake would one day marry a fellow golfer’s pretty daughter?

Dana did a BEAUTIFUL job capturing their engagement session at Lake Norman.  THAT HAT!!! Jamie killed that look!! Their chemistry is so natural and joyful. We are so thrilled to capture their wedding later this year.  For now, enjoy some of our favorites from their nautical e-session.  Well done, Dana!