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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!!**

 

Oh these two are smitten!!

Nathan and Kara had their very first date in downtown Mooresville so we had to incorporate the town they love into their session.  This southern town is dripping with Americana charm but the chemistry between these two totally stole the show!

I cannot wait to capture their April 2018 wedding at Trump National Golf Club.  If wedding day is anything like our time together this night, the images are going to be spectacular.

Hey you love birds, give little Ella a squeeze for me too for looking at the camera AND tolerating that adorable bow in her hair:)You two (I mean THREE!) were a pleasure to capture!

Special thanks to the always fabulous Adrian D. Howe Beauty for being Kara’s glam squad!! She looked and felt like a million bucks!

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I was working in the studio one year ago today, July 27, 2016 to be exact, when a phone call came in.  It was the dearest British woman on the other end with lots of questions for me about shooting her daughter’s wedding.  She had been referred to us by our neighbor, The Ballantyne Country Club, and wanted to chat.  I could just hear the excitement in her voice and how much she wanted to protect/care for Rebecca along the wedding planning journey.

Rebecca and Zac came to meet with me in the studio one week later and I knew we were a great match.  They are SO in love and just so happen to be living proof that a blind date really can work out! What began over yogurt at Pinkberry years ago, had turned into the BEST kind of relationship.  They were gushing about the wedding they were planning and life they were starting together.

Alisha was the perfect photographer for this couple.  She too is so kind, caring and all-around positive.  That connection they had shows in the images below and helped keep the mood of the wedding day fun and happy (which is how everyone would describe Rebecca and Zac!).

6.17.17 was the BEST day of their lives and we were thrilled to capture every second.  To the new Mr. and Mrs. Johnston, thank you for trusting us to tell your beautiful story.  The opening chapter is perfection!

Full vendor list at bottom of post.

Special thanks to our vendor partners: Venue: Ballantyne Country Club | Hair/Makeup: The Lala Girl | Florals: Lily Greenthumbs | DJ: Split Second Sound | Cake: Cheesecake Etc. | Bride’s Gown: Poffie Girls | Videography: Ladybug Productions | Stationery: Minted

When I was new in the wedding photography world, I purchased ad space in bridal magazines.  I spent thousands and thousands of dollars for 4 years on a tiny square of real estate in a fancy bridal magazine.  It brought me a few new clients but NOTHING (and I mean NOTHING!) can compare to word-of-mouth referrals. I stopped all paid advertising about 3 years ago when I realized how much more valuable bride-to-bride referrals really are.

Sara is a mutual friend of mine from former 2015 OSS bride, Amanda, and Ashley (bridesmaid for an OSS bride in 2013).  I cannot thank these ladies enough for telling Sara about our company as soon as they heard she was engaged.  They had worked with us for a solid year leading up to the big day, seen us in action ON the wedding day and seen the speed/efficiency of our process post-wedding.  Their word-of-mouth referral means so much more to Old South than any ad space ever could!

Sara and Logan had such a gorgeous June wedding at Trump National.  First, is she a dead-ringer for Faith Hill or what??? Talk about gorgeous! I also love how they incorporated her children (flower girl and ring bearer) into the big day and even used their wedding cake as a…..wait for it…..GENDER REVEAL cake for guests!! Yes, the newlyweds are also expecting a baby boy!   These two weren’t wasting any time getting their HAPPILY EVER AFTER started!

Beautiful work by Dana’s team as always and we loved being a part of it all. To the new Mr. and Mrs. Bell, we wish you and your growing family all the happiness in the world.  Thank you for taking Amanda and Ashley’s words to heart so many months ago and trusting Old South to tell your story.  It has been an absolute pleasure working with you both!

Special thanks to our vendor partners: Venue: Trump National Golf Club | Hair/makeup: Be Pretty | Flowers: Carolyn Shepard | Music: Carolina Chamber Players | Gown Boutique: NY Bride and Groom | Videographer: Brian Bingham | Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas | Bridesmaids’ Gowns: Bella Bridesmaids