Morgan and I had a little getaway to North Carolina for Meghan and Ryan's engagement session and even though we had to shift our plans to accommodate the weather, it was SO FUN! I loved getting to see Meghan and Ryan's home in Charlotte and meet their sweet pup, Ivy. Morgan was the perfect bag holder and Ivy-wrangler. We ventured out to one of Meghan and Ryan's favorite parks before heading to a parking deck for the perfect view of the Charlotte skyline. Watching these two just be silly together was such a joy and they were total troopers for being brave on the parking deck ledge... kidding! Although as someone that's afraid of heights even the cement wall 50 feet from the edge was too close for comfort! I cannot wait to celebrate another Gentry wedding and see these two tie the knot next summer! Meghan and Ryan - thank you guys for having us and letting us love on and totally tire out your sweet pup.
The Montags have added a new little girl into the world and it was such a bright spot in my day (let's be real, month) to get to meet her. I have loved getting to watch this family grow and it is such an honor that they let me be a part of these moments. Photographing two kiddos is always a little harder and more daunting for parents, but it was so incredibly sweet to see Cooper loving on his little sister. He was so excited to hold her and eager to give her all the kisses I asked him to. Now I'm not saying there weren't gummy bears given in exchange for a few poses but I would say it was worth it! Lindsay and Chris - thank you so much for having me and letting me love on your little ones. I can't wait to watch Charlie grow!
I had the honor of photographing Sarah and Ian's beautiful wedding day at Montaluce Winery in Dahlonega. As a pregnant person, being surrounded by wine was tough but it was SO great to be back behind the camera again. Sarah and Ian had just about the perfect weather for a September wedding and the large oak tree overlooking the vineyard was the most amazing backdrop for them to say, "I do!". A vineyard was also the perfect place for Ian to show off his champagne-sabering skills. Can you think of a better way to celebrate finally getting married than with popping bottles with a custom saber?
I had the pleasure of meeting Amira and Mahmoud for their maternity session a few weeks ago and couldn't wait to meet sweet Neda when I heard she made her arrival two weeks early! I love in-home newborn sessions because they not only allow mom and dad to feel comfortable in their own environment, but I get to capture the first place your little one calls home... besides mom's belly. Plus I love seeing how parents decorate the nursery! Neda has the nursery every girl dreams of and I told Amira I would totally move into her room if I could! This sweet family is doing such a great job to juggle all of the new parent twists and turns and doing it with a sense of humor which is all you can do in those first few weeks honestly! Neda you are pretty darn lucky to have so many people that love you and to have Amira and Mahmoud as your parents! Amira and Mahmoud - thank you for letting me in on this sweet time in your lives!!
Photographing a sweet little baby in their first few days or weeks into this world is such an honor. I am always humbled when couples trust me with some of their most cherished moments whether it's their wedding day or capturing their newest family member. For Feagan and John, I have had the pleasure of doing both! Seeing them as a couple and now as parents, you can easily see why they make such a good team - they are a TEAM! Little Luke is such a lucky little boy to have Feagan and John as his mama and daddy and I cannot wait to see him grow up! For now I hope they enjoy all those baby cuddles and having time together as a family of three. Feagan and John - thank you for letting me be a part of this chapter in your life. You have a super cute new distraction from the chaos outside and I couldn't be happier for you guys!!!