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Andres + Jessica’s Wedding

Andres and Jessica. Perfect.
I am soooo pleased to have been invited as a guest and as the photographer of Andres and Jessica’s wedding. I became friends with Andres and Jessica when I first met them for their engagement session (Quick reminder: Engagement Photos!) almost a year ago. SOMEHOW I managed to not know this sweet couple although they know EVERYONE I know, including my boyfriend. What the heck. I feel like I missed out on a great friendship all these years! But since we know all of the same peeps, it made this wedding one of the most fun to shoot. What a blast!!!

Well, lets get started! This is the story of Andres and Jessica’s wedding day… Here we go!


The venue was the Doubletree in Charlotte, NC. All of the folks here were so accommodating and helpful.  Big ups to the wedding planner (someone please remind me of her name?) for this wedding.. She killed it! I know that wedding planning is no easy task, and I totally respect those who can handle the job!

The wedding is getting close!


HOW FREAKING AMAZING IS THIS DRESS??
I want one just like it for my wedding! Hey Jess, let me get that! Haha!


While Jess and I were waiting for the ceremony, we knocked out some quick bridal shots. Doesn’t she look gorgeous? Thanks Genna Poletti Makeup Artistry for the insanely stunning makeup. I know you made Jessica and the girls extremely happy.
Now it’s time to go! It’s time for the wedding!


I love these shots from the ceremony! My two favorites, although it’s hard to choose!


Awesome group shot! Photogenic bunch makes my job easy!



Awww… 🙂


After the wedding was the cocktail hour where everyone got to know each other and of course, get some cocktails!

Jessica and Andres got their own little private quiet time during the cocktail hour to be alone and spend a few minutes together as newlyweds! I love these!

And the fun begins!! Reception time! Try not to be overwhelmed by the amount of reception photos I am posting… I know it is excessive but I just loved this wedding so much and had a blast! I just want to share the fun with photo memories!
This is Jessica and Andres’ first dance as newlyweds… Too cute!

She got him!


Time to throw the bouquet and garter! That kid was so stoked… He cracked me up! I’m so glad he caught it haha!


This is my absolute favorite dance sequence I have ever shot. Isn’t it the most adorable thing you have ever ever ever seen? Oh my gosh. Can’t get over it. Hahaha… awww..

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Finally a few more favorites from the rest of the night.
I had such a blast with Andres and Jessica on their wedding night. Thanks again to Mr. & Mrs. L for allowing me to be a part of it!!!
Goodnight everyone!

Wedding Photography
Charlotte, NC


Josh + Dede’s Wedding


Hey guys!! Last weekend I traveled to Wilmington, NC to shoot Josh and Dede’s beautiful wedding at Bluewater! I loved this wedding… Tattoos and metalheads! I love it! Haha! Of course I love that alternative wedding style and I think all the girls looked GORGEOUS in their dresses with their tattoos. I only hope that one day I look that pretty at my own tattooed wedding.

I stopped by the rehearsal on Saturday to check out the venue and snap some photos of Dede’s 2 yr old niece, London. What a goofball this kid is… She was bouncing off the walls! Check out those baby blues!

Wedding Day!!
Sunday, June 05, 2011.

You get that alternative style right from the beginning with this wedding. As soon as I walked in the doors of Bluewater, I ran straight into a CANDY BAR. A candy bar?? Like for real!? Probably the coolest thing I’ve ever seen. Obsessed with this.. One of my favorite things at this wedding was the tattoo-style mailbox for receiving wedding cards. This was so creative and personal. Digging it!

There was also a traditional touch to the wedding, which was also nice. I love the fact that their cake toppers were modeled after their dog. Talk about the cutest thing ever ever ever?
Time to the let the pictures tell the story of Josh and Dede’s special day…

The fellas kickin’ it pre-wedding at the bar.

The ladies getting ready at Bluewater.

Here comes the bride…

The ceremony was performed by Dede’s father. It was a sweet and silly wedding! Kiss the bride?! NOW?!

After the wedding we headed outside onto the dock to do some photos.

These are some of my favorite group shots! The claw!! Love the lighting in these!

Sweet wedding portraits. Dede has such a great smile! Feeling the love! 🙂

Dede’s first dance with her new husband and her dad! I always love these… sweetest part of weddings in my opinion!!

Haha!! Bridesmaids out of control!

As the wedding came to a close, I hopped in my car and started to drive off. In my mirror, I saw the moon rising over Bluewater… I swerved my little Mini Cooper S into the nearest parking spot, whipped my camera back out, and knocked off a few more shots of the venue and the moon.


Congrats you two!! I wish you guys the best of luck in your new life together!

Wedding Photography
Wilmington, NC
Wrightsville Beach, NC