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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!

Yesterday, we shared Part 1 of McKenzie and Cris’ 5.19.18 wedding day.  We made it through getting ready, family formals, their teary-eyed first look on the bridge and fun bridal party portraits and today we are on to the ceremony and reception!

These Chapel Hill lovebirds certainly know how to have a good time.  Scrolling through their dance floor pics will have YOU wishing you had been a guest at this fabulous Ballantyne Country Club wedding.  In her Dad’s speech he joked that “I gave McKenzie and her Mom an unlimited budget but somehow they still managed to spend more!” and then proceeded to put on the his famous money jacket.  Talk about funny! And that pom pom exit was the absolute perfect ending to their fun-filled day.  GO HEELS!

To the new Mr. and Mrs. Seippel, as you journey home from your 2 week honeymoon in Japan, we hope these images will remind you of all the love and joy you felt on 5.19.18.  And of course, thank you for trusting Old South to tell your beautiful story!

Special thanks to our vendor partners:  Venue: Ballantyne Country Club | Church: South Mecklenburg Presbyterian | Wedding Planner: Details Wedding Planning | Cake: The Wow Factor Cakes | Hair/Makeup: Be Pretty | Bride’s gown: Hayley Paige from Hayden Olivia Bridal | Florals: Lily Greenthumbs | Stationer: Olive Paper | Band: Fantasy Band  | Videography: Reel Weddings

May 19, 2018.  This was truly the happiest day of both Mckenzie and Cris’ lives.

Theirs was a picture perfect story in every way- a perfect Carolina blue sky (after major rain predictions), the best dressed wedding party, 2 very supportive families and a bride and groom with classic, old Hollywood good looks!  Alisha and Alyssa knocked this wedding out of the park!

I am breaking their blog post into 2 parts because there were just so many gorgeous images to share.  We love it when couples choose a first look pre-ceremony because we have so much more time to capture romantics, bridal party photos and family formals.  Especially on days where rain is the forecast, this smart choice gives us 2 options for photos.  IF the rain hit pre-ceremony and we could not achieve all we needed outdoors, there is always time post-ceremony to try again.  OR, if we captured 90% of all photos pre-ceremony and it was raining later in the day, no worries….we already completed our checklist for the day!

But seriously, how adorable is this couple that first laid eyes on each other in Chapel Hill? These 2 were set up for a college fraternity Valentine’s cocktail and the rest is truly history! College sweethearts became Mr. and Mrs. Seippel on 5.19.18 and we were the lucky ones who got to capture it all.  Enjoy Part 1 of their beautiful wedding day below.

All vendor credits will be included in Part 2…this one took a village, y’all:)

Dear Bridal Portrait Sessions,

You are my favorite.

Yours truly,


But seriously, these sessions are the antithesis of a wedding day.  Everything moves slowly.  Attention is paid to every tiny detail.  There is no rush.  There is no throng of well-wishers, aunts/uncles, college buddies jockeying for the bride’s time and attention.

Just me, my camera, her Mom (and sometimes maid of honor) and a bride just about to begin the best chapter of her life.

Kaitlyn is very busy with dental school so we captured these images back when she was on break in DECEMBER!!! Keeping these beauties behind closed doors for 6 months was a challenge but I am thrilled to release them now.  This girl is lovely in every way imaginable.  She is tender, kind, loving, humble, intelligent, thoughtful and oh yes…..beautiful. SO beautiful (with a hint of Carrie Underwood in that smile!).

Go see for yourself.  This session was special.  Just like Kaitlyn.  Congratulations to the new Mrs. Vollmer!

Hair and makeup by Be Pretty.