February 13, 2018

Wedding | Amherst

I cannot believe I've been sitting on these images almost an entire YEAR!? Getting to photograph these two lovebirds in the Shenendoah Valley of Virginia was such a treat. Those rolling hills behind them just make my heart sing... doesn't it yours?! Like... "The hills are alive with the sound of music...." no, just me? oknevermindbye ;-) Her Claire Pettibone dress from Gilded Bridal in Raleigh is a dream! That lace is just stunning, I need a bride in a CP dress, asap! And can we talk about that bouquet Keisha made... hot damn. Also... I just realized this cake was from my old stomping ground, Maxie B's in Greensboro. I worked there all through college, they made my own wedding cake... and I may or may not stop in as much as possible for a slice of cake.... errr a cupcake..... ok, maybe both. All images are Portra 400.amherst wedding-1035 Event: The Film Gathering Organization: Live View Studios Design & Styling: Michelle Wright Events  Flowers: Cotton Social Hair & Makeup: Michelle Clark  Dress: Claire Pettibone  Dress Boutique: Gilded Bridal  Bride Shoes: Vince Camuto / Nordstrom Calligraphy / Paper Goods: Calligraphy by Carole  Ring: Trumpet & Horn  Cake Cutting Set, Trays, Candle Holders, Napkins: Michelle Wright Personal Collection Candles: Yummi Candles Linen: Nuage Designs  Glassware + Furniture: Greenhouse Picker Sisters  China + Silverware: Schiffmans  Cake: Maxie B’s  classy nc vintage wedding venuemountain wedding nc virginiamountain wedding nc calligraphy by carolsimple elegant wedding cakevictorian home wedding ncbright poppy floral centerpiece tulips cotton social amherst wedding-1039
January 3, 2018

I’m baaaaaaack!!!

Hello!!!!! Remember when I was sooooo good at blogging every.single.Tuesday. ?? Yep. Me too. Well, since I'm officially back at the day job today, we'll just dive right back into blogging each Tuesday (yes, I know it's Wednesday... but Monday was a holiday, so....) . And yes, Kate is now in daycare... OMG! Where did the last 4.5 months GO?! I miss her like crazy, but am excited to get back to productivity and for her to have more social interaction time. It's a little like the last 4.5 months were a dream, even though I did work quite a bit... just a measly FOURTEEN portrait sessions and a wedding since October! So yeah... I have lots to blog about! But today, let's just do a little recap of all my wonderful clients in 2017! *photos of us and some of Kate, by Lauren Jolly Photography favs-1002         charlotte nc baby photographerBeach-100612 13 month baby girl first birthday photoscharlotte family photographerkate hospital-1001christmas card photographer charlotte nc17-05 Johson Family-1008fisher farm family session davidson ncAmherst BTS-2charlotte nc family photographer lake norman17-05 Jordan Alyx-80family photographer affordableKateHortonFresh48_LaurenJollyPhotography-39maternity photographer nc charlotteLexi Maternity (JJ Horton)-1045 elon nc proposal photographer greensboro burlingtonBabymoon-1008babymoon mt mitchell sierra nevada brewing17-05 Jordan Alyx-28baby girl growing upBeaufort-1001-2beaufort nc wedding photographer17-05 Jake Christin P-73cake cutting pine knoll shores weddingblack mountain nc vacation rental17-11 Aspire Party - JJ Horton Photography-1027 emerald isle wedding photographer aquarium reception pine knoll shores four 4 month old baby girlwilmington beach wedding ft. fisher photographer lake norman mooresville denver elopement long maternity dress gown asos mountain cows morning glory farm wedding000020940035-2 mountain maternity session asheville high country oak island nc family photographer2017 YT-14 pine knoll shores aquarium atlantic beach nc wedding  purple maternity dress 4 month old baby girl shenandoah valley wedding virginia nc mountainspuggle dog blue hydrangeasfavs-1001-2
November 26, 2017

Black Friday Photography Sale!

Hi!!!!! Long time, no see... err... read?! We've been super busy over here with baby Kate, and loving every minute of it. I also got back to shooting mid October, and it's been a little whirlwind! I'm so thankful for my family, friends and patient clients during this time. I am hopeful 2018 will bring lots more great clients, so I've decided to offer a little treat for this holiday season.... Just fill out my contact form (for weddings!) and email me at info@jjhortonphotography.com for all other sessions! I'm SO excited to hear from you!! holiday sale holiday sale3   I mean... $300 off wedding coverage?!!?! That's HUGE! And BOGO sessions?!? Think... maternity/newborn.... engagement/bridal! OR... be a doll, and gift one or both this holiday season! I'll even mail you a little something already wrapped for under the tree :-) Sessions must be used in Charlotte, or per-arranged travel destinations. If you'd like to book a session outside those areas, a travel fee may apply.
July 13, 2017

Couple | Marc & Megan

farmgirl flowers wedding bouquet     Sometimes you just need to dress a cute couple up in a bright, non-traditional outfit for a beach session! Pastel's have taken over the wedding industry, and while I don't hate it, sometimes I just crave more color! This Ft. Fisher session is one of my favorites to date... the happy colors and infectious smiles are my favorite! We started with her vintage dress and then found a coordinating shirt for him to wear. Marc and Megan have been married nearly 2 years... so we'll just call this an anniversary session :-) Flowers: Farmgirl Flowers (a wonderful alternative to a traditional florist in a pinch!) Dress: Mayberry Market in Mt. Airy (vintage) Ribbon: Hanah Silk Shirt & Pants: J Crew Film: Portra 400 The FIND Labcolorful beach sessionbright colored beach sessionberry pink silk ribbon bouquetfarmgirl flowers bouquet weddingbright green dress engagement session plaid shirt beach photo insporationft fisher wilmington beach photographer green plaid beach photo insporation outfit insporation engagement session bright colored dress