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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!

Laken and Tucker’s Wedding
Grand Velas | Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

I cannot imagine a more amazing job.

When I (Julie, owner) left Corporate America 10 years ago, I could never have dreamed that my hobby of photography would take me around the world.  The idea that clients would fly us to a foreign country to do what we LOVE doing seemed unattainable in those early years.  I have a science degree.  I’ve never taken one formal business class or photography class…but I had a passion to capture moments and I went full speed in that direction. From 2014-today, we have captured jaw-dropping weddings in St. Marteen, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Puerto Rico.  In my wildest dreams, I never could have imagined where this company would lead.

I started Old South in my dining room with 2 busy toddlers underfoot….and today….Old South has grown to 8 photographers in a commercial studio in Charlotte, NC capturing weddings all over the world. The dream I whispered to the Lord in my prayers, HE brought to life in good time.  Shooting this wedding in Mexico was truly one of the highlights of my career.

I have grown to adore Laken, Tucker and their families.  From that first meeting in the studio over a year ago, to the engagement session (Separk Mansion), bridal session (Biltmore Estate-Asheville, NC) and spending 4 days together in Puerto Vallarta, these people will be a part of my life forever.  Alyssa and I witnessed such overwhelming, all-encompassing love at their wedding in Puerto Vallerta. Mexico.  What we do for a living is nothing short of a gift.

Enjoy a walk through their spectacular October 8, 2016 wedding day.  No detail was missed.  No moment unwitnessed.  We would do it all again tomorrow.  A decade from now, I will look back on this trip, this couple, this wedding as one of the defining moments of my life.  GOD made it ALL come true. I will forever praise “him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us” Ephesians 3:20

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Special thanks to our vendor partners: Venue: Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit | Hair and Makeup Artist: Be Pretty | Event Coordinator: Aisha Thomas Events | Gown Boutique: Hayden Olivia Bridal | Gown Designer: Hayley Paige | Videography: Whitewash Films | Stationers: Nico and Lala |