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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!

Kelley and Chad’s Wedding
The Terrace at Cedar Hill- Charlotte, NC

Here in Charlotte, NC, we are 3-4 hours inland from the SC and NC coastline.  No one could have predicted that a huge Hurricane would slam into our shores on the exact weekend Kelley and Chad were to say “I do”.  Hurricane Florence was the hottest topic of conversation in the Carolinas for the week leading up to their big day, but just like show business says…..the show must go on! And in the end, Mr. and Mrs. Mathena tied the knot at the Terrace at Cedar Hill on 9.15.18 and it was absolutely beautiful!

Early in the week when the rain looked inevitable, we made the decision to move her “getting ready” spot from her home (and a different hotel for Chad) to the beautiful Westin Hotel in Charlotte.  They were so accommodating and kind amidst a stressful day and we appreciated using their beautiful indoor spaces for bridal party, first look and couple portraits.  The light was beautiful, spirits were high and the lobby was full of first-responders just in case the *%#!  hit the fan in the Hurricane department:)

This was our first wedding captured at the newly renovated Terrace at Cedar Hill.  Under new management, it has such a pretty, upscale look now and the party was nonstop.  And that skyline view is pretty tough to beat!

We wish the newlyweds a lifetime of love ahead.  And you know what the old sailors say…”you can’t untie a wet knot!”

Enjoy a peek a their wedding day below.

Special thanks to our vendor partners: Venue- Terrace at Cedar Hill | Catering- Best Impressions | DJ- Split Second Sound | Bride’s Hair: Lia Watson | Bride’s Makeup: Julie Metzger | Florals: New Creations