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Mooresville old barn engagement session | creative Charlotte wedding photographer


August 17, 2014

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I love exploring new places and photographing different locations, it makes it more fun when you find an unexpected pocket of light or a hidden gem of an abandoned barn in an otherwise crowded business park.  When I was talking to Stephanie about where she and Jason were going to do their engagement session, she brought up this barn that she saw just behind an auto parts store in the middle of Mooresville.  It was pretty hard for me to believe, that there would be such a beautiful place literally right behind a business parking lot.    The other location we decided to visit was Main Street in the heart of old Mooresville, where they will also be married next August.
Stephanie warned me that she would need extensive posing help…like most brides say prior to their engagement session.  I assured her that I would do what it takes, but I know that when two people are happy and in love there is very little for me to do besides move a hand or an arm every now and then.  It was clear how much these two loved each other and how much fun they have together.  Lots of giggles and silly faces were had.  Even a run in with some poison ivy (on my end).

Being a wedding photographer can sometimes be stressful, and I love the wedding day hustle and all of the little moments that unfold.  But the engagement session has to be one of my favorite things that I get to do.  I love getting to spend a few hours with just the couple and get to know them better, I really think it helps me to plan for their wedding, to know what to expect, and for them to become comfortable with me and my giant camera 😉

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  1. Jessica Thomason says:

    These are gorgeous!! Love the variety of light you were able to find and use – and so many natural interactions! Love!!!

  2. Patti Heins Wadsworth says:

    Absolutely beautiful!! Love them!!

  3. Angela says:

    Amy, these are amazing!!! great job, and I love all the great backdrops.

  4. Megan says:

    Gorgeous engagement session! I love the light in these images – its almost magical!

  5. Janelle says:

    Love the peachy prettiness of this shoot. Gorgeous shots!

  6. Shanna says:

    Love these shots! Very pretty!

  7. Heather says:

    I love this location – great job!

  8. Erica says:

    I love the colors and lighting in these. You have some great locations!

  9. heather says:

    I am in love with this engagement session! Love the location!

  10. Anna says:

    Adorable couple. The images are stunning.

  11. Haley says:

    Gorgeous couple! They look very happy, and the location is beautiful!

  12. dominique says:

    I love the old building and the shots you got with it!!! And abandoned mine … Awesome!

  13. Robin says:

    Beautiful images and great location, I love the lighting and intimate moments captured!

  14. Rachel says:

    The ones with the arrow are stunning!

  15. Christal Houghtelling Photography says:

    These are beautiful!

  16. Susy says:

    Such beautiful images! Love the light you captured and the variety in locations you got!

  17. Sarah Culley Clayton says:

    beautiful! what a cute couple

  18. Such a fabulous variety of creative shots! Love!

  19. Alexis Page Rubenstein says:

    These are really lovely and creative:)

  20. Emily M. says:

    Oh, wow, love the black and white image towards the bottom where he’s leaning against a fence. The conversion to B&W and the framing of the couple is outstanding!

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