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I'm a hopeless romantic who finds great joy in creating and capturing connection and beauty wherever I go.

I'm Amy and I'm so happy you're here. This is a journal about my life as a photographer, mom, wife and friend. Stay a while and say hello!

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Modern Tropical Inspired Elopement at the Collector’s Room

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Weddings

  I am so. excited. to share this modern-styled shoot with you today! With a team of fellow wedding professionals, this beautiful peach and gold elopement inspiration was brought together. I love the unique tropical flare for an indoor venue like the Collector’s Room in Charlotte, North Carolina. The venue transformed to capture the feeling […]

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5 Spring Wedding Attire Ideas for Guests

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As a wedding guest, you also want to feel special for the newlywed’s event! Finding the right outfit is an exciting part of being invited to any wedding. If you recently received an invitation in the mail for a spring wedding, you might already be thinking about what to wear. Consider the location first. Is […]

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Colorful Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina Wedding

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Today we are looking back at a classic North Carolina wedding. I absolutely love the local city and it was perfect for Leigh Ann and Raj to celebrate their wedding day. After an intimate ceremony, they took the party to 220 North Tryon in uptown Charlotte. The creative, bright colors at their venue in the […]

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How to Prepare for Your Mountain Engagement Session

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Engagements

Congratulations, you’re engaged! Now it is time to capture photos for your save the dates and invitations. Also, the memories from this time in your life are so sweet to look back at even after the wedding. The natural scenery offered at national parks and local hikes make the most breathtaking photo moments. If you […]

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North Carolina Venue: Asheville Biltmore Estate

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Looking for a venue with elegance and historic charm? The Asheville Biltmore Estate is filled with a rich history and unique 16th-century details. This venue is a stunning photography location with various indoor and outdoor locations. From the botanical gardens to the winery, there are so many opportunities to explore. You can even view the […]

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Spring Backyard Wedding in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Intimate weddings have gained more popularity this past year and I have to say, I am happy to see them stick around! There are so many ways to get creative with a smaller celebration without sacrificing the design elements of a traditional wedding. This bright and airy spring backyard wedding was truly a dream. Hannah […]

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Romantic Valentines Day Engagement Session Outfits

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Engagements

As a wedding photographer, I always recommend choosing engagement session outfits that not only reflect your personality as a couple but, outfits that you feel the most confident in. To narrow down your outfit choices it is important to factor in the time of year and location that your engagement photos will take place. Valentine’s […]

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Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than you are to your comfort zone. –Billy Cox

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My true values have only highlighted what I want for myself, my family, and my business. Sunshower will always be where my story began. It’s the place that I brought my babies home to, the place where I found my voice, and now it is time to turn the page. I emerge from Sunshower to claim my own name, to tell my own story, and to continue to tell your stories!

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Planning the Perfect Bridal Portrait Session

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Planning the Perfect Bridal Portrait Session Duke Mansion Bridal Portrait Session Something wonderful I discovered when my business moved down south, the bridal portrait session!  They aren’t just for your mom anymore, either.  These sessions can be an experience like no other if you do it just right, so here are my tips: Do you […]

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White Winter wonderland wedding in Raleigh NC

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As seen in Southern Bride Winter Wedding perfection in Raleigh NC Madison and Tim both graduated from N.C. State University, so it was natural to have their first look at the bell tower, right before being married. At the reception, wolf mascots danced with the couple and their guests, and an N.C. State ice sculpture […]

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