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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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North Carolina Venue: Asheville Biltmore Estate

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Weddings

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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Weddings

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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Modern Uptown Charlotte Engagement Pictures

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Engagements

What do you do when you crave the comfort of classic but want a little bit of an edge?  A modern uptown Charlotte engagement session for you then! I loved how Hannah and Sidney wanted classic with a twist to match their amazing personalities.  Obviously, being a Charlotte wedding photographer, I have the pleasure of […]

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Classic Uptown Charlotte Wedding at The Big Chill

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Kirby & Brian’s Classic Uptown Charlotte Wedding With touches of navy and burgundy wine, this classic Uptown Charlotte wedding was a dream to photograph.  Kirby and Brian began their wedding day by getting ready at The Hilton in beautiful suites with large windows and abundant natural light.  We were hoping for a day full of […]

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