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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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Matching Your Wedding Attire to Your Aesthetic: What You Need to Know

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Weddings

When designing your wedding, you understand how important a cohesive aesthetic is. Your design has probably been influenced by your venue. You are following a color palette and are sticking to a certain style for your decor. Down to the stationery, every detail matters. Perhaps you have even outlined a dress code for your guests! […]

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What You Need to Know About Your Wedding Photography Timeline

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Planning out the exact times for your day of wedding photos? Keep reading this post to find out exactly what you need to know about your wedding photography timeline! Plan more time than you think you need. Always add more time for wedding photos than you think you need. This means, when booking your photographer, […]

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10 Important Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer (before booking!)

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I am sharing 10 important questions to ask your wedding photographer before booking in this blog! Do you have experience capturing weddings like the event I am planning? It is essential that your photographer not only has experience capturing weddings but, has experience with YOUR type of wedding. For example, if you are planning a […]

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Fun and Loving Indian Fusion Wedding

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Being a wedding photographer often means I am spending more time with the couple than just the day of the wedding! Whether I am photographing their engagement session or bridal session, there are many other moments to capture. I love the art of photography but the couples are really what makes my job so special! […]

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A Guide to Indian Weddings: Traditions and Culture

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Indian and Hindu weddings are some of my most favorite events to capture. These multi-day wedding celebrations are so special. Today, I am sharing a guide to Indian weddings including the traditions and culture you need to know! Mehndi Party Before the wedding day, the bride traditionally gets beautiful henna designs placed on her hands […]

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The Top 5 Charlotte, North Carolina Wedding Venues

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Check out the top 5 Charlotte, North Carolina wedding venues in this post! 1. Duke Mansion Guest capacity: 150 guests I had to begin this post with the Duke Mansion! This historic venue was built in 1915 and the luxurious space is now available to book for your wedding. As a local photographer, I often […]

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How to Plan a Great Engagement Party (a wedding photographer’s guide)

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Engagements

When working with my wonderful couples, I often capture more than just the wedding. After all, there are so many pre-wedding events and to-dos! Once you get engaged, you probably want to take a moment to celebrate before planning your big day. An engagement party is the perfect opportunity to do so. There are still […]

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Romantic and Elegant Wedding at The Duke Mansion in North Carolina

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On this blog, I can’t wait to share this romantic and elegant wedding at The Duke Mansion in North Carolina with you!   Details First, let’s take a look at some of the details. When the couple is getting ready, I like to grab photos of items like the invitations and outfits. As a wedding […]

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Playful City Engagement Session in Charlotte

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Engagements

Today, you are joining me in my local city, Charlotte, North Carolina for an engagement session. This beautiful couple, Stacy and Taylor knew they wanted photos that truly captured their relationship. They wanted their engagement session to feel authentic to their personalities and not overly posed. Hearing this, of course, made my photographer heart sing! […]

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Creative and Modern Summer Bridal Session

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I cannot wait to share this bridal session with you! I met the bride, Julia, at her wedding venue for some pre-wedding photos. This is a great way to save time on your wedding day by capturing photos of your look earlier. Also, it offers more time for you to get creative during your shoot. […]

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