It was June 2016.
A newly engaged Lauren reached out to the studio after touring a few venues. She had her eye on Trump National near Lake Norman with its beautiful ballroom and of course, that lake view! I invited Zac and Lauren into the studio 2 weeks later to get to know them better.
Earlier in my career, I met with couples in busy (and loud) coffee shops or at my own home studio. Moving into our current commercial studio in Ballantyne in 2014 was such a game changer. Now, we have a quiet space to meet with clients (free from my loud kids and dog who sheds like a mad man!) where we can show newly engaged couples everything from wedding galleries, to wall collections and wedding albums. Couples who walk through our studio doors know immediately that weddings are 100% our focus. From the images on the walls, decor, sample cakes, fellow vendor info on hand, etc. We love chatting about so much more than just photographing their day. We want to help them create the wedding they dream of and we love recommending everything from the best ceremony time to our favorite baker/florist/DJ, etc.
Zac and Lauren told me they were actually neighbors in Mooresville. He was watching his brother’s dog, Lola, for the weekend and taking her for a walk when she was attacked by another neighbor’s dog. Lauren ran out to help and ended up taking them to the emergency vet. A few days later, Zac left her a sweet note in her mailbox…and the rest is history. Isn’t it crazy how one single afternoon (and random dog fight-ha!) can change your life forever?
Dana and Allison did a beautiful job capturing their 4.22.17 wedding day. The sun was shining, guests were cheering them on and the party lasted all night long.
We have loved getting to know the new Mr. and Mrs. Bowen and can’t wait to see what crazy life events will take them onto their next adventures. Thank you both for trusting us to tell your story.
Special thanks to our vendor partners: Venue/Caterer: Trump National Golf Club | Hair and Makeup Artist: Beauty Asylum | Florist: Carolyn Shepard | Musician/DJ: Split Second Sound | Gown Boutique: Lily Rose Bridal | Wedding Cake Artist: Wow Factor Cakes | Groom’s Cake Artist: Karen’s Cakes | Stationer: Invitation’s by Dawn | Officiant: Patrick Maloy |