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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 Wedding Venue Tour: Grand Bohemian Hotel Charlotte

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Weddings

Finding the perfect wedding venue can be tricky. Every couple’s preferences and needs are different. One type of location that I love to recommend to my clients is a hotel venue. A hotel that is equipped to host weddings, will offer a large variety of options from ceremony or reception locations to accommodations. For those […]

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Uptown Charlotte Wedding at The Mint Museum in North Carolina

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We are thinking out of the box today when it comes to weddings! This is the post for the engaged couples looking for a truly unique venue in the city. I cannot wait to share this uptown Charlotte wedding at the Mint Museum in North Carolina with you! Keep reading for all of the details […]

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White and Gold Wedding at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina

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If an adventurous, outdoor wedding isn’t quite your style, you might consider a hotel wedding! I’m sharing some inspiration for you today. If you are recently engaged, you are probably looking for your venue and determining your preferences during the planning process. Today’s wedding offers a luxurious, opulent aesthetic without compromising the excitement of such […]

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Dream Fall Engagement Session at Biltmore Estate

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Engagements

It’s officially wedding season! I’m having so much fun celebrating the amazing couples I work with. One of my favorite aspects of being a wedding photographer is that I often photograph the couple and get to know them beyond their big day. Sometimes this includes a bridal session or post-wedding photoshoot. Most of the time, […]

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

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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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Weddings

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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Weddings

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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Weddings

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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