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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!

Emily and Nick’s Wedding
The Duke Mansion | Charlotte, NC

Always, always, always take chances in life…like making the first move to meet the cute neighbor boys in your apartment complex!  It just might turn out to be the best move of your life, right Emily?

Emily and Nick lived in the same apartment complex and that’s where their love story began.  I have had the amazing pleasure of getting to know them both over the last year and they are genuinely kind….to one another, to others and to me.  When we first met in the studio, they both very sheepishly told me they didn’t feel very comfortable in front of a camera.  The irony in this is pretty rich given the fact that they are both tall, lean and good-looking.  I had no doubt they would be a very photogenic pair and after setting their minds at ease during our fun uptown engagement session a few months ago, they were poised and camera-ready by wedding day.

I cannot say enough nice words about these families.  I met Nick’s Mom on the front porch of the Duke Mansion when we first arrived and she greeted us with a hug.  All day long she kept patting us on the back and saying, “doing a great job, Team Black!” (We are always dressed in all black on wedding days!) And Emily’s mom, Carol, has been incredibly wonderful to work with.  With tears in her eyes all day at the bridal portrait session, she was the first to fluff the dress or straighten Emily’s veil.  She is the kind of Mom all little girls deserve- the one who will forever be your biggest cheerleader.  And Emily’s sweet Dad held back tears when he first saw her in white on the porch and during his heartfelt speech (turned  Twas the Night Before Christmas poem!).

These two know love because it has been lavished upon them both from a very young age.  My money is on the new Mr. and Mrs. Hurd.  They will cheer on, love and support one another in the most beautiful ways because l-o-v-e was taught to them first hand.

Enjoy all the wonderful moments from their 9.29.18 wedding.  Under the very careful direction of Nathan Hoffman, a true A Team of vendors was assembled.  No detail was missed and the day was absolutely picture perfect.  Emily and Nick deserved it all! And the long, heartfelt text you sent me all the way from Tahiti when you saw your images is something I’ll always cherish.  Clients like you make this a dream job for sure.


Special thanks to our fabulous vendor partners: Venue: The Duke Mansion | Wedding Coordination: Nathan Hoffman | Florals: The Bloom Room | Cake Artist:  Kathy Allen Fine Cakes | DJ: Vinny, Split Second Sound | Bride’s Gown: Ladies of Lineage | Bride’s Hair/Makeup: Cali Stott Artistry | Bridesmaids’ Gowns: Bella Bridesmaids | Stationery: Three Little Birds | Artwork: Kristin Dills, Honeycomb Design