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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!

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!!**


Caroline is such a classic,timeless, red-haired beauty…she could truly live in any era! She wanted to get married at (and have her portraits taken) the historic Stowe Manor in Belmont, NC.  It was the perfect spot for the look/feel she wanted on her big day.  It is traditionally southern with a hint of old world European style.  We had the most fun on this chilly day in March capturing her bridal portrait images.

There really is never another day quite like this.  It is just you, your Mom and/or maid of honor and your photographer.  We take time to capture every tiny detail of your beautiful gown, lovely hair/makeup and that FEELING of being a bride.  Nothing is more beautiful on a woman than JOY and Caroline was radiant with it.

Enjoy the images.  Their wedding day was equally magical!

So…no matter WHAT you did on St. Patty’s Day….I am 100% sure ours was more fun! I mean, just scroll through the dance floor images and you will WISH you had been right here on 3.17.18 celebrating the new Mr. and Mrs. Kelly! All the green goggles, hats, necklaces and swag on top of one rocking band truly made this one of THE. MOST. FUN weddings we have ever captured.

I LOVE that Whitney’s Mom pulled off a fabulous, surprise fireworks exit.  Whitney and BJ were already on top of the world running through the sparklers (and how fab was her green fur coat??) but the cherry on top was the golf cart driving off through a sea of fireworks.  The crowd went wild, y’all!

So, enjoy a recap of the best night of Whitney and BJ’s lives.  Every St. Patty’s Day, we promise to send you a “Happy Anniversary” shout out and fondly remember the shamrock craziness that made your wedding so much fun to capture.

Thanks again for choosing us to tell your story!

The vast majority of our Old South couples are referred to us from previous Old South couples.  In the world of business, there is NO recommendation that is more valuable than word-of-mouth, friend-to-friend referrals.  Capturing Emily and Patrick’s New Year’s Eve 2017 wedding led us to Whitney and BJ’s St. Patty’s Day 2018 wedding.  Heck, Mr. and Mrs. Hogan were even guests at the new Mr. and Mrs. Kelly’s wedding so it was one big, shamrock-inspired love fest!

Whitney is a designer and has such a keen eye for detail and color.  As you can see, from the florals to the invitation suite, everything was so seamlessly beautiful.  BJ’s grand touch to the design plan was that one gigantic GREEN leprechaun hat:)And that pretty much sums up their relationship! Together, they are a phenomenal, powerful and FUN couple!

Part 1 of their wedding day includes all the festivities and formal photos up to and including the ceremony.  (I will save the dance floor antics for tomorrow’s Part 2 post!)  I can assure you that her first look with her sweet Dad had ALL of us in tears.  There is something so very tender about a grown man being brought to tears by the beauty of his best girl dressed all in white.  What a moment.

My personal favorites are the images of the couple alone in front of the beautiful Myers Park Methodist Church.  There is so much love and anticipation passing between them in the moments leading up to the ceremony.  As I was capturing these particular images, I knew they would be the ones Whitney and BJ put in silver frames in their home for future generations to see.

Writing their story has been a pleasure.  Enjoy the images below and visit again tomorrow for about as much fun as any one St. Patty’s Day can hold!

Special thanks to our vendor partners- Venue: Myers Park Country Club | Church: Myers Park Methodist | Wedding Planning: Details Wedding Planning | Videography: Ian Dunne Films | Cake: Kathy Allen Fine Cakes | Rentals: CLux | Band: Straight Fire | Florals: The Bloom Room | Hair/makeup: Be Pretty | Transportation: Connections Transportation | Photo Booth: Shutterbooth | Lighting: Wink Lighting | Entertainment: Amy Arpan’s Illusions and Confusions | Bride’s Gown: Leann Belther-Ladies of Lineage | Calligraphy: Calligraphy by Kim | Invitations: Arzberger Stationers | Rentals: Party Reflections and CLux