Mar
25
2014

{BRIDALS} SIMPLE AND SWEET…

a little something different today and sharing a simple but sweet bridal from

AMBER LYNN PHOTOGRAPHY

check out more beautiful work from Amber on HER BLOG. hurry go now!

Feb
19
2014

{BRIDAL} SPARKLES AND A NORTH CAROLINA SUNSET…

“Lindsay wanted something different for her bridal portraits (always music to my ears!) We shot these in the city they were having their wedding, Burlington, North Carolina. She trusted me to just find some randomness around the small town and her only request was that we do something unique to show off the sparkles of her dress! I think we accomplished it, especially as the sun was going down and we were able to get some fun backlit shots, specifically aimed at showing off the detail in the dress.”

and of course,

ARIEL RENAE PHOTO

killing it again with her photography talent.

Ariel never ceases to amaze me with what she captures and comes up with absolute magic as evident above.

there’s more from this session HERE, but you’ll definitely want to stick around HER BLOG for more of her work.

thanks always to Ariel for sending this one over to share.

Jan
30
2014

{BRIDAL SHOWER} POLKA DOTS, BOWS, AND A FEW OF HER FAVORITE THINGS…

showcased a little something different today.

“This bridal shower was inspired by the brides love for polka dots, bows, and a few of her favorite things. This girlie kate spade inspired fete was pulled together using gorgeous polka dot linens, a dreamy vanity vignette, and the perfect invitation suite in shades of blush, mint, and gold! Including a few of her favorite things was a must – so a dessert spread filled with nutella hazelnut cupcakes, chocolate espresso cupcakes, chocolate milanos, chocolate chip cookies… and a cake with a glittery bow was the perfect way to satisfy this brides sweet tooth. On top of it all it wouldn’t be a spread of her favorite things if a coffee bar with humorous coffee inspired quotes were not included! Guests wrote wishes and provided recipes for a happy marriage for the bride to be, and were sent off with favors filled with her favorite chocolates. All in all, the lush flowers sprinkled on each table in a mix of vintage milk glass and clear bottles plus the draping of white fabric under the pergola with a beautiful chandelier hung in center all added to the beautiful day where we all gathered to celebrate a dear friend.”

many many thanks to dear friend,

CAROLINE TRAN

for sending this one over share.

have always loved her work from day one of this blog.  it’s been amazing to see where this journey has taken her.

head on over HERE for more of Caroline’s work.  trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

also excited to showcase the work of another dear friend, Wilmarose Orleans, of LOVELY JUBILEE.

other vendors involved included:

Equipment Rentals: Found Vintage Rental//Linens and Coverings: La Tavola Linen//Other: Luna Party REntals//Floral Designer:LV Floral//Cake Designer: Sweet & Saucy//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Jan
07
2014

{BEST OF 2013} JUST THE GIRLS…PART TWO

ABBEY MOORE

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ARIEL RENAE

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ASH IMAGERY

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ASHLEIGH TAYLOR

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ATHENA PELTON

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BRIAN FURBUSH

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CARLY BISH

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DANIELLE CAPITO

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GOLDEN HOUR STUDIOS

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JILL DEVRIES

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JILL DEVRIES

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LOGAN COLE

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THE MULLERS

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NICK RADFORD

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how about them girls, yeah?

flawless.

*throws confetti*

Jan
07
2014

{BEST OF 2013} JUST THE GIRLS…PART ONE

so today’s “best of 2013″ posts are dedicated to just the girls…

ISAIAH BEISER

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KAREN OBRIST

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KALLIMA PHOTOGRAPHY

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KALLIMA PHOTOGRAPHY

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Q AVENUE PHOTO

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REDFIELD PHOTOGRAPHY

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RYAN FLYNN

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RYAN FLYNN

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SEAN FLANIGAN

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TYLER BRANCH

stay tuned for round two of just the girls…

Jan
05
2014

{OVERTURE} BEST OF 2013…

Nordica Photography

literally my most favorite week ever is about to start on the blog.

THE “BEST OF 2013″ 

HIGHLIGHTING WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS ONLY

every other wedding blog does an amazing recollection of features they have had on their blog and categorized each usually by favorite gowns, favorite details, favorite bouquests, etc.  i’ve been having fun going through and checking out the gorgeous weddings and engagements out there through them.  it’s amazing what talent we have in this wedding industry alone.  seriously.

nevertheless, this blog has always emphasized not only the important of wedding photography but always always shined the light on wedding photographers.  so last year, i decided to start doing a “best of” showcase a little differently from others.  instead of looking back through the posts on my blog, i reached out and had wedding photographers send me their favorites.  a little idiotically, i asked for 15 to 20 images from each and ended up with 700+ images to pick from.  so while it was an impossible task picking the best of from those, i really enjoyed it and it was by far my favorite week on the blog.

this year, i wised up a bit and asked for only 3 to 5 images from each photographer.  however, this still resulted in over 400+ images.  hah.  but guys, seriously, i’ll never take that overload back because i’m in awe of what these wedding photographers have accomplished this year.  it just keeps getting better and better and i keep discovering more and more talent which totally warms my heart.  with every submission i got, there was a major squeal and absolute delight.

Yaro Photography

it was hard to pick only one from each so you guys are getting two posts a day, but a full week of absolute, pure, solid talent categorized by engagements/anniversaries, just the girls, wedding ceremonies and moments, and last but not least, wedding portraits.  as you go through each post, please remember to click through on the links of these wedding photographers.  you won’t be disappointed with the work you see.  your eyeballs will be on talent overload like mine were.  it’s just so good.

again guys, i’ve said it so many times before, but the importance of wedding photography is vital.  these guys are the only ones who will truly be able to capture your wedding day forever.  they are one of, if not the most, valuable wedding vendor of your big day.  please remember that.

Chaz Cruz

so sit back and relax this week ahead that is packed full of so much fantastical frames and images from the best of the best of the best wedding photographers out there.  the first post starts tomorrow morning and i’m so excited to share!

and finally…

to the wedding photographers that submitted,

thank you guys.  i am truly honored and humbled that you sent images over for this.  thank you for thinking of my blog as a place to be proud to share them not just for this “best of 2013″ week but for all those other days too.  my wedding blog is not a big name and doesn’t ever guarantee a mass load of inquiries or bookings whenever you’re featured on here so i truly appreciate having your work on here.  will always love what you guys capture and do and will always continue to cheer you on and throw confetti for you all.  thank you again.

come back tomorrow for the “best of 2013″!

*THROWS CONFETTI*

Apr
19
2013

{CONFETTI THROW FRIDAYS} NO. 3…

 since google reader is shutting down soon, i’ve been trying to get use to feedly.  i’m starting to really like it and it’s helping me keep track of who has posted during the week and making it easier for me to pick images for {confetti throw fridays}.  i’m really loving this new series.  hope you are too.

STUDIO 222 PHOTOGRAPHY

ADRIENNE GUNDE PHOTOGRAPHY

 RYAN FLYNN PHOTOGRAPHY

 EP LOVE

LOGAN COLE PHOTOGRAPHY