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THE JOURNAL

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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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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Biltmore Engagement Photos in Asheville NC

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Engagements

Biltmore Engagement Photos A dreamy engagement photo session at The Biltmore Estate When Brian, Ashley and I met to discuss their wedding and engagement photos we ended up spending 3 hours chatting about everything in between as well.  I learned about Ashley’s insane green thumb and gardening skills as well as their joint love of […]

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Emotional Blush and Gray Cloth Mill Wedding in Raleigh

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Sarah and Richard’s Glamorous Blush and Gray Cloth Mill Wedding This was my first Cloth Mill wedding and I must say, I fell in love with the wedding venue right away!  I knew that Sarah was hoping to compliment the industrial venue with her glamorous style and the combination of the two was done perfectly.  […]

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Blue Ridge Mountains Engagement Photo Session

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Engagements

Kelly & Matt chose the Blue Ridge Mountains because they have always been one of their go to adventure spots.  In her own words, Kelly said “the peaceful feeling that we have when we are in the mountains reminds us of the ease and peace we feel in our relationship and therefore we just knew we […]

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