May 17, 2016

Wedding | The Mayton Inn

mayton inn cary wedding   Back in the fall, I learned about The Mayton Inn, opening in downtown Cary this spring. I was delighted to find out about their event space and knew I wanted to photograph a styled shoot there! With the help of lots of other vendors, we were able to successfully showcase this beautiful, new space! Thanks to everyone who made this possible!   Venue: The Mayton Inn  Photography: JJ Horton Photography  Wedding Gown: J Majors Watters Azriel  Bridesmaids: Camilyn Beth, Go Go Dress  Suits: Bernards Formalwear  Rental: CE Rentals  Flowers & Planning: Lady Bird Events  Cake: Maxie B's  Branding & Paper: Ribbon & Ink  Hair: Erin Spain, Lars Oliver Salon  Makeup: The Makeup Addict outdoor wedding portraits navy dresses grey suits camilyn beth navy bridesmaids dresses ruffle cary nc wedding navy pink invitation suite kate spaderuffle white wedding cake       master-1071cary nc outdoor wedding venue raleighnavy pink wedding receptionMayton JJ Horton Photography-1234pink cherry blossom weddingnavy place setting wedding reception cary ncmaster-1051mayton inn wedding cary nc venuemaster-1053
May 10, 2016
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3 Months | Jameson Duke

huntersville nc baby photographer We had not seen Jameson since our newborn session with him back in February, and he's changed so much! We spent Mother's Day afternoon hanging out with him and doing our best to make him smile :-)  We used the same spot as his newborn photos, with different quilts and sheets under him. I love the simplicity of it! To see the entire session, click here for the gallery. Jameson's grandmother supplied some of his dad's vintage outfits for the session... I loved them all! 3 month baby photos vintage outfitvintage baby boy outfit baby boy photographer huntersville nc Gotta love a Papa with his first grandson. grandfather and babyjanie jack puppy overalls 3 month baby boy photos grandfather and baby feetsleeping baby boy overalls hunteresville charlotte nc
May 3, 2016
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Venues | Intimate Wedding Series

I love small, intimate weddings... there's something cozy about them! I love them so much, I've created special pricing for those of you who want quality coverage and service, even though your wedding will be petite.... check that out here! In an effort to reach more couples celebrating small, I've decided to do a series on  just that... celebrating small. Today, I'm starting just how you would start your planning... with venues! First, let me say that just because you're celebrating with an intimate crowd that doesn't mean these spots won't accommodate larger groups, but they will be easy on your budget either way. house-1001-3 City parks are a great place to start! Other options:
  • McGill Rose Garden : A sweet little garden on the north side of town. They do offer typical weddings here, but also offer 2 hour blocks for a smaller fee.  You  could have a shorter ceremony, toast some champagne and share hugs in a beautiful garden during those 2 hours! (and get some beautiful portraits!)
  • The Bottle Factory : A little bit chic, a little bit rustic. Located in Monroe.
  • Winthrop University : Just shot an engagement session on campus, and my couple told me about the weddings they host there too... so pretty! Lots of light filled spaces for cheap!
  • The Loft at 14th : An adorable little space in downtown Concord! Get married in nearby McGee Park and walk over for an intimate dinner.
  • An Inn on York Street : Just across the SC boarder... this B&B offers a stunning back yard and pool. You can rent the entire home for the night for $450, which will sleep 10 people!
Desire a getaway?  How about the south end of Wrightsville Beach, Bald Head Island's East Beach or Keepers Landing. Rent a home for the weekend, and tie the knot on the sand. trolly barn salisbury nc-53 A little tip when looking at places...  if you want to book a traditional wedding venue, make it known that this will be an intimate wedding. Also, if you plan to get married on an off day or off time, make that known too. It may open up doors for you that wouldn't otherwise be there. I imagine lots of restaurants would allow you in to tie the knot before their dinner service opens, and then you and your guests could just stay and celebrate there! I would love to photograph a celebration like that at a place like Fahrenheit! Catherine-Brooks-1042 *last image shot for Julia Wade   Interested in having me photograph your intimate wedding? I offer special packages for just such events! You don't need full day coverage, but value the importance of quality service and images? I'm your gal! Click here to learn more about what I offer for smaller weddings.