Elope | Zara

The thought of eloping or just having a small, intimate wedding just really appeals to me. We had a decent size wedding, but I strongly considered having a tiny ceremony at my dads farm. There are so many spots in NC that I would absolutely love to photography an intimate ceremony (a mountain top- maybe Hanging Rock State Park, the OBX, ect.). While I think a grand gown can be perfectly stunning for any size wedding, I also love the thought of something incredibly simple.

I love to peruse the Zara website, and this morning I spotted 3 simple (re-wear-able!) options for a small ceremony or even a courthouse wedding. Yes, I believe even if you tie the knot at the justice of the peace you should wear something beautiful and there should be great photographs.

I do offer hourly coverage for small events like this :-)

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LEFT / MIDDLE / RIGHT   ALL these are on sale for $35.99!!!

Maybe splurge on a beautiful statement necklace, designer heels & organic bouquet


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I got my film back from our mini vacation at Carolina Beach for the 4th of July and my mini road trip down the Outer Banks a week later. At the begining of the year I vowed that I would one and for all see Cape Hatteras this summer… to be honest, I’m embarrassed I’ve never been. So.. I spent the 2nd-6th at Carolina Beach, ventured to my day job summer camp in Columbia, NC (north-east, NC) and then decided I would drive back down via the Outer Banks to Carolina Beach again for the weekend. I knew it would be a long haul (9 hours instead of 3.5), but worth it.

I will say driving Hwy 12 was surreal, beautiful, and nerve wracking. To be alone, on an island, hours from anyone you know was a little unsettling. I’m very glad I did it, but don’t think I’ll ever do it again, alone!

These images are a mix of different locations along these 2 weeks, from Ocean Isle, up through Nags Head, I would LOVE to go back and shoot weddings in these places!!

Prints of these images may be ordered here. *Special pricing!

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Couple | Melanie & Kyle

Sometimes a great sunset (following a hurricane) is all you need.

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** We’ll be back at Carolina Beach next weekend if anyone is interested in a session!

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