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Heather + Adam’s Wedding!

Hey guys!! It’s been a while since I’ve put up a wedding post, so here ya go! While I was in Wilmington last week, my old buddy and photography sensei Chris Van Atta asked me if I’d like to be second shooter on a wedding he had coming up. OF COURSE, I said I’d love to! It was so so so great to be reunited with my buddy after almost a year of not shooting together. Isn’t that insane?! UGH. So that led me to meet Heather and Adam, a wonderfully spunky couple that goes by “Heat” and “Addy” —  Love it!

So sweet! While Heather was getting ready at the Hilton Riverside, Adam was holding down the fort at the beautiful St. Thomas Preservation Hall. It was a cool time of day for lighting in the hall!

Here are some shots of the green/blue peacock theme!

Here we go!!!

Presenting the couple! Yay!

Awww what an awesome ceremony. So during the switch from wedding chapel to reception party room, we hit the streets of downtown Wilmington, NC for some fun family photos.

Vintage style kissin’ in the street. That’s where it’s at!

On our way back to the reception, we made a pit stop outside of Yosake, where Heather and Adam shared their first date. Awww. 🙂

The reception was a lot of fun too! I spent most of the night assisting Chris with lighting but here are a few quick shots of Heather and Adam’s first dance!

Well guys, that’s it! I hope you enjoyed Heather and Adam’s Wilmington wedding!
Until next time! xo

Wedding Photography
Wilmington, NC

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Katy + Andrew’s Vintage Engagement

Meet Katy + Andrew.
Perfect couple, huh?

We had a killer vintage outdoors engagement session the other weekend when I was in Wilmington for Dede + Josh’s wedding. A weekend full of loooove. 😉 Seriously, could they be any more perfect?


We began in Wilmington, NC where we started by doing the downtown photo circle and then went to play in the sunflower fields. I love how these sunflower photos turned out.. Just like I imagined when we were planning this shoot!
Then we headed out to Ft. Fisher, NC! This beautiful location cannot be matched by anywhere in Eastern NC, in my opinion.


Katy + Andrew played off of each other so well. I love when couples interact naturally! They had so much fun and it just shines in their photos.. Look how cute!!!


Hehehe… arm wrestling.. Katy almost had him beat!


They were having too much fun! Whoa!
Tug-of-war on the spine. He’s a chiropractor. Just for some backstory on that one haha.. Definitely the most interesting item I have ever had a couple bring to their session!!! How creative!

Then we headed over to the beach to knock out a vintage beach date. Love these, too! I just love this whole session basically. Wrapped up the day with a sweet silhouette….


I enjoyed working with Katy + Andrew so much.. I hope to work with them again soon and of course, I wish them the best of luck!!

Wilmington, NC
Ft. Fisher, NC
Engagement Photography


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


Jackie the Fallen Angel

Hey guys! Busy girl over here.. This last weekend I went out to Wilmington, NC to see some friends and shoot the wonderful Jackie Tew.

The theme for her photoshoot was “Fallen Angel.” She knew this gnarly old warehouse in downtown Wilmington.. completely abandoned and destroyed. So she had a piano delivered there, hired body paint artist Erica Taylor of The Bright Side, and stripped down for this shoot. If you’re gonna commit, COMMIT! I love the dedication!

“Fallen Angel”
Model: Jacqueline Tew
MUA: Erica Taylor
Photo: Alexa Poletti Photography

Body Paint Photography
Wilmington, NC


Ms. Melissa Knight!

You guys may have remembered my last traditional Korean photoshoot of Kim Knight.. well today, I got her sister, Melissa! I’m glad we were able to make our schedules match up.. She lives in Kansas! & I am moving tomorrow, so…. Anyway, so much fun to go out shooting with this pair. I am an Asian freak, so you know I love to do these shoots. 😉

And then we went to the beach and had a little fun! There are definitely no beaches in Kansas…

Well, I am moving in the morning so you can expect a break from photos for a little bit until I get settled in. But the next thing to look forward to are photos from my upcoming vacation to Niagara Falls! Yesss! Should be a blast! I’ll keep you updated, and of course, will post photos!

Traditional Asian Photography
Beach Photography
Wilmington, NC


New Headshotsss

Hello, hello! I told you it was a busy week… Today’s post features two lovely actresses, Rebecca Orsak and Stephanie Willets. They are best friends and now they both have awesome new headshots by yours truly. Hahaaaa, ok, no but really… They killed it!

Headshots
Wilmington, NC


Ibiza Wilmington!

Hey!! Did some pics for Ibiza Wilmington last night, only the best bar/club in downtown Wilmington!! ❤ I love it.
If you were there and are looking for the pics I took of you little party animals, there’s a link at the bottom of this post to more images.. they will be in there. Enjoy!!

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