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Lindsey and I first met during our time studying Early Childhood Education at the University of South Carolina. I was so excited when she asked me about photographing her wedding. I had the pleasure of photographing Lindsey’s senior pictures our last year of college, so I loved the idea of capturing another big milestone for […]

Mr. and Mrs. Katiyar | Stone River

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About an hour drive outside of Charlotte, you’ll find Il Bella Gardens. This venue is nestled between agricultural land in Albemarle, NC. After converting the property into a wedding venue for their daughter, the owners decided to open up the space to others who are engaged to keep the celebrations going. The gardens and wooded […]

Mr. and Mrs. Reed | Il Bella Gardens

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I often hear stories of people feeling defeated after months and/or years of using dating apps. While they often prove successful, most people’s testimonies are of painful first dates and discouragement before they finally cross the finish line. When talking about how she met Sean, Allison described getting closer and closer to giving up on […]

Mr. and Mrs. Brady | Byron’s South End

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After meeting Matt for the first time as a client, Jana quickly felt a connection to him and his warm personality. About six months into their working partnership, she realized she had really begun to develop feelings for him. After the conclusion of their companies working together, Jana reached out to Matt on LinkedIn, and […]

Jana and Matt | Charlotte, NC

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I could write a thirteen page long essay and still not have had enough space to talk about the incredible humans that are Whitney and Danny. Whitney and several of my good friends were in a sorority together at Clemson University, so we first met in passing several years ago. Flash forward to her engagement […]

Mr. and Mrs. Jaklin | Belfair

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When I had my first phone call with Katy and Ruan, I remember being struck by how much they considered each other’s thoughts throughout our conversation. Katy was constantly asking Ruan to weigh in, and Ruan was asking if Katy had any other questions or comments to bring to my attention. When I met them […]

Mr. and Mrs. Botelho | The Collector’s Room by Beau Monde

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Last fall, Kyle, Emily, and I put a date on the calendar to talk through where we should do their engagement session. It was really important that their photos felt true to them and reflected each of their personalities. Originally, we had brainstormed spending part of our time in downtown Asheville, then heading to the […]

Emily and Kyle | Craggy Gardens, NC

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You know those moments in life when you’re experiencing something so powerful it feels surreal? This session spent with styled shoot leader and member of the Choctaw Nation, Manda Weaver, felt just like that. On my last morning in Utah at The Hybrid Collective, I ventured out one last time to River Bottoms Ranch for […]

Honoring the Choctaw Nation

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As artists, we all have fellow creatives in the field who inspire us both with their work, but also their drive and mission. For me, that artist is Perry Vaile. I have followed Perry on Instagram for years and to say her work is breathtaking is an understatement. Perry celebrates all things color and vibrant; […]

Kaleidoscope of Kodak | A Perry Vaile Styled Shoot

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When choosing styled shoots, I think about various elements from design, the leaders, and what I’ll be able to take away from it. When looking over the roster for styled shoots being hosted at The Hybrid Collective, I knew Sophie Kaye’s was one I had to attend. I’ve followed Sophie on social media for years […]

Feminine Opulence Styled Shoot

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