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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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Fall Wedding at Old Edwards Inn in North Carolina

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Weddings

Old Edwards Inn is by far one of  my very favorite venues in North Carolina. It has everything from indoor and outdoor event spaces to jawdropping photography locations. For this fall wedding, the couple got to capture photos surrounded by the seasonal leaves! After you read this blog, go check out the gallery on my […]

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Art Gallery Wedding at The Collector’s Room in Charlotte

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Today we are heading back to The Collector’s Room for a romantic art gallery wedding. With a venue that encourages creative design, this bride and groom hosted such a unique event. If you are searching for your out-of-the-box wedding inspiration, look no further! The classic details of a wedding were seamlessly paired with modern decor […]

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Fall Engagement Session Inspiration in North Carolina

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Engagements

Can you believe we are getting closer to the fall season? Hello crisp air, sweaters, changing leaves, and apple cider! Most of all, I am excited to start capturing seasonal engagement sessions in my local city of Charlotte and the mountains of North Carolina. If your engagement photos are coming up, I’m here with some […]

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How to Feel Your Best for Your Engagement Session

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Engagements

While I adore weddings, engagement sessions are some of my favorite moments as a photographer. I get to know my clients more before their big day and this is often one of the first boxes they are checking off for wedding planning. Your engagement photo session is really a time to celebrate being a future […]

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3 Dreamy Beach Wedding Dress Ideas

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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 […]

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Charlotte Event Venue Feature: The Duke Mansion

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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 […]

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Tropical Chic Wedding at River Run Country Club

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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 […]

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Summer Bridal Brunch at Separk Mansion

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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

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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 […]

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5 Stationery Flat Lay Photography Styling Tips

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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 […]

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