Intimate North Carolina Wedding

I'm not one of those people who grew up planning my wedding day (I almost eloped before deciding to plan my own wedding!), but I love the little moments that happen on those special days. The promises being made, the loved ones gathered around, the quirks and beauty and teary eyes. I think those days are growing on me. I don't photograph weddings very often but recently my lovely sister in law asked me to photograph her intimate wedding near Highlands, North Carolina. The day turned out absolutely beautiful; perfect leaves, clear blue skies, and only the immediate family gathered around. 

Getting the opportunity to photograph two people (and even the guests in this situation) so close to my heart was an incredible experience. I might have had to wipe more than a few tears off of my viewfinder. And seeing Josh and Katherine interact and love on each other was pure joy. Below you can see a few of my favorites from that day. 

Abaco Bahamas, boat day 1.

We recently spent three weeks in the Bahamas with my family, and it was such a refreshing time. My parents have a home in Treasure Cay, on the island of Abaco, so going back is always like reaching out to a bit of my childhood. It's nostalgic, and calming, freeing. I took some photos of our first day out on the water and wanted to share a few here.