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. 

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Love Story: An Evening with Katch Silva Photography


This love is near, and wild, and subdued and passionate. And, as T.S. Eliot said, this love is silent. It's a beautiful aspect of familiarity, but I've found that sometimes, though not often, it's an excuse to fail to mark the memories of a life simply lived together. Dirk and I are terrible at being photographed together. We take pictures of each other, and of Jane, and of those around us, but we rarely make sure that there is a visual marker of our lives together. In fact, our wedding day was the last time we had any set of photos dedicated just to us, so when we got an opportunity to hang out with photographer Katch Silva and her husband Cory and have some photos taken a few weeks ago, I was super excited. Seeing these images has been a beautiful experience for both of us. Katch is amazing and so good at what she does, her ability to capture a moment is incredible. Make sure you check out her site and set aside some time to browse, your time will be well spent. You can also see a few more photos of us HERE.

We went to Sunset rock, on Lookout Mountain, and it was just so incredibly beautiful. Although I absolutely hate heights, I love the wildness and freedom in those moments when you feel that you might possibly just be on top of the world. 

I'm wearing all Free People, from several seasons ago.