Blog - Amy Kolo

Charlotte fine art
wedding photography


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

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Bride walking towards ocean in vintage style beach wedding dress

3 Dreamy Beach Wedding Dress Ideas



One of my favorite parts of living in North Carolina is the ability to easily adventure to the beach. Today we are taking a trip to the Outer Banks for some beach wedding dress inspiration. If you are planning to say your “I dos” by the ocean with your feet in the sand, I’ve got […]

The Duke Mansion in Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte Event Venue Feature: The Duke Mansion



Today I am sharing another one of my favorite Charlotte, North Carolina event venues! The Duke Mansion is perfect for those that want an elegant wedding that still includes that southern charm from the local area. With breathtaking outdoor locations, your wedding photography here will not disappoint. While it can be fun to adventure offsite […]

Bride and groom at outdoor ceremony site in North Carolina

Tropical Chic Wedding at River Run Country Club



Today we are celebrating Emily and Jarrod’s wedding at River Run Country Club in Davidson, North Carolina! If you are planning a summer wedding, you won’t one to miss this one. The couple decorated their wedding with modern tropical foliage and boho details. Combined with their wedding venue location, this tropical chic wedding is so […]

bride and bridesmaids smiling at summer bridal brunch

Summer Bridal Brunch at Separk Mansion



All of the festivities leading up to the wedding day are incredibly exciting! From engagement photos to spending time with your bridal party, there is so much to enjoy before your wedding day arrives. As a wedding photographer, I often work with each couple throughout these special moments. Today, we are taking a virtual trip […]

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Romantic Summer Wedding at Lake Norman



Nothing says summer quite like an outdoor wedding! Brianna and Jason invited their friends and family to Lake Norman in North Carolina to celebrate their special day. The day was focused on quality times with loved ones, good drinks, and fun! From the getting ready photos to sunset, the wedding group was such a joy […]

Flat lay photography for wedding invitation design

5 Stationery Flat Lay Photography Styling Tips



One of my favorite details to capture as a photographer is stationery. I love how an invitation suite can provide insight into the day. Plus, it’s always such an exciting moment to receive a save the date in the mail for a future event! Creating the perfect flat lay takes time, but is so worth […]

Bride and groom smiling in front of ceremony backdrop

Modern Tropical Inspired Elopement at the Collector’s Room



  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 […]

Couple holding hands with woman in bright pink dress surrounded by sunflowers

5 Spring Wedding Attire Ideas for Guests



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 […]

Bride and groom smiling with floral bouquet

Colorful Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina Wedding



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 […]

Couple looking over mountain

How to Prepare for Your Mountain Engagement Session



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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