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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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Old Edwards Inn Wedding | Highlands Wedding Photographer

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Weddings

During their vows, the officiant, Ben’s father, told the story of when Ben met Jordan.  It was in high school and Jordan won a math award.  Ben noticed that not only was she beautiful…but she was smart too.  Everyone laughed with the couple, but the best part was these two are both extremely driven and […]

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North Carolina Sunflower Field Engagement Session | Destination wedding photographer

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BriAnna and Jason traveled from San Diego and we were able to spend two beautiful days exploring all that North Carolina has to offer.  The first part of their engagement session was spent on Lake Norman, and for the second evening we drove a bit further out to a gorgeous sunflower field in full bloom.  […]

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BriAnna & Jason’s Waterfront Lake Norman Engagement Session | Destination Wedding Photographer

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I’m going to tell a story of a day when I almost failed my clients.  Maybe you think I shouldn’t tell this story, hell, perhaps I think I shouldn’t tell this story.  What is important to note is SPOILER ALERT: I did not fail anyone on this day.  Jason and BriAnna came all the way […]

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Chris & Becky’s South Carolina Beach Engagement Session | South Carolina Wedding Photographer

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It is always a pleasant surprise when someone that I grew up with goes out of their way to hire me to be their wedding photographer. I have known Becky since middle school, and when she contacted me about being her photographer I was over the moon! A tale of two cities Rebecca grew up […]

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The best bridal party pictures | How to plan for your best shot

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A photographer’s guidelines for your best bridal party pictures Every wedding is different and every different wedding has a unique bridal party vibe.  Not bragging, but I’ve been to a FEW weddings in my day, and so I’m here today to give you some practical tips on how to get the most out of your […]

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Romantic Anne Springs Close Greenway Engagement Session

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When Maria and I first met, we talked about everything from family to life, kids and weddings (of course).  We started planning her engagement session almost immediately because we were running out of green here in Charlotte as it was already into November.  I remember it was the one thing Maria asked for.  Lots of […]

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Kara’s Surprise Wedding Proposal | North Carolina Wedding Photographers

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Kara and Nathan share a love for animals that brought them together. This helped them seal the deal! Nathan and I planned an outdoor surprise proposal with dogs to capture this bonding moment. The Surprise   When Nathan contacted me about photographing his surprise proposal to Kara, we started with a completely blank slate. That is […]

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North Carolina Mountain Engagement Session

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Caroline & Will are having a North Carolina mountain wedding next year and so when we started planning their engagement session, we knew that gorgeous scenery had to play a part! I pride myself on finding a location that fits the couple and not just falling back on something or somewhere that I’ve shot before. […]

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Kelly & Corey’s Carolina Ale House Wedding

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They had their first date and first kiss there, where else could Kelly and Corey have shared their vows? The Carolina Ale House was also the place that made them feel at home when they moved to the Charlotte area. When they started looking for wedding venues they just couldn’t look any further! They took […]

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A very fashionable Birthday

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I don’t spend every minute of every day shooting weddings, I mean that isn’t even possible!  But sometimes the people we meet from our “normal” job leads us to such amazing places and today I’m going to share some of my favorite images from a recent collaboration. I met Brittny (mother of Maya “Bean”) several […]

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