Marshall Park Elopement


Alex and Vanessa decided to elope the old fashion way, at the courthouse. However, the idea that a couple runs away and elopes against their families wishes is a thing of the past. It was so wonderful to have this couple surrounded by their family on such an important day.

After these two eloped at the Mecklenburg Courthouse, which unfortunately does not allow cameras inside, we made our way to Marshall Park in Charlotte. Here we laughed and made some memorable photographs. The park was occupied with visitors, as most public spaces are but we found a wonderful tower stairwell that had panoramic skyline views and some much-needed shade from the September heat. Regardless of the heat and humidity the love this couple has for each other and the love their family has for their relationship shone through. It was a gorgeous Friday evening in the park with wonderful people.

Lake Lure Inn Wedding


Jennifer and Tyler Tefft have just graduated from PA school, got married and returned from their breathtaking honeymoon in Greece. Having the flexibility of time this summer I was able to quickly return the images to their via online gallery before they were jetset, however, I didn’t get around to blogging about their unforgettable mountain wedding. Their venue was the Lake Lure Inn located near Asheville NC and if you were unaware, it was the exact place where the summer romance Dirty Dancing took place.

This classic, and vintage inn was a stunning backdrop next to the Carolina blue ridge mountains. Before the wedding Jenn and Tyler wanted to pray together, this sliver of time these two shared back to back with a door in between them as the spent a few moments together before their wedding was one of the most sincere things I have had a chance to witness. This was parallel by the first look she had with her dad.

Their ceremony was under the pergola overlooking the lake and it was a sight to witness. The love of these two and their families was clear. After the ceremony I was able to steal these two away for 45 minuets for some one on one portraits. The reception was a grand party that went late on into the night and even included some dirty dancing lifts. There wedding was truly such a wonderful event to have been a part of.