Luke and Laura Hagberg -- Nashville, TN

What a treat to get to photograph such a fun and nerdy wedding (in all of the best ways)! It's not every day that you get to witness a wedding with Star Wars lego characters, Harry Potter bridal gifts, Parks and Recreation references and oh yeah - the bride walked down the aisle to a classy version of the Jurassic Park theme!

Luk and Laur - we have so enjoyed getting to know you both! Your wedding was a blast from start to finish, and it was an honor to be a part of it! Congrats on a beautiful start to your lives together. Can't wait to see what further nerdiness the future will hold for you both :)

Jared and Olivia -- Asheville, NC

What a beautiful wedding! Jared and Olivia, you set the bar for other engaged couples pretty darn high when you decided to get married literally at the top of a mountain!

The love between these two was so tangible and it was so obvious to see that everyone present at the wedding played a big role in both Jared and Olivia's lives. 


Ashley and Chris - New Jersey

Ashley and Chris are former Wilmingtonians that have returned to the beautiful garden state (seriously, New Jersey has some majorly beautiful scenery!) and I was lucky enough to get to travel up to Bradley Beach, New Jersey to capture it all!

When I first met Ashley and Chris, Ashley told me to prepare for some of the most fun dancefloor shots of a groom that I had ever captured. While I came in hopeful, I was still completely blown away by how true her assessment turned out to be.

 Chris Mccans is a complete animal on the dancefloor...

 maybe the most dance-proficient groom that I've ever  had the pleasure of photographing!

Ashley and Chris, I hope these photos serve as a bright and frequent reminder to just how special and fun-filled your day truly was. I'm honored to have gotten the opportunity to be a part of it all!



Mark and Melissa Blackwell! - Charlotte, NC

I know Mr. Mark Blackwell quite well. When you kayak the majority of North Carolina's rivers with a guy, you tend to get to know his mind and heart a lot better. And I can clearly say that in my time spent getting to know Mark, it was clear what a huge capacity for love and justice this man has.

 That's probably why I wasn't too terribly surprised when Mark decided to start his very own nonprofit after college,  Justice Ministries . Mark has devoted his life's work to rescuing those that cannot rescue themselves from horrible oppressive situations (no, not in some crazy far off place... in our own backyard!) I knew it would take a very special lady in Mark's life to come on board with such a bold, adventurous and frankly, dangerous endeavor. 

Enter from stage right, Melissa: This gal instantly answered the question of what kind of woman Mark would need, because it is definitely her!  It's so easy to see the care and respect that these two have for one another, and frankly gets me pretty excited to watch their adventure unfold! 

Mark and Melissa, it was such an honor to get the capture the day that brought you two together forever. It's a responsibility that I never take lightly, but always relish. Your wedding day was a blast, and as I mentioned before, I cannot wait  to see the direction that God takes you guys in for both your ministry to the world and also to one another.

You heard it first here folks: Big things are ahead for the Blackwells!

Now, without further ado, enjoy some photos from a wonderful wedding!! 





Amanda and Dallas - Fayetteville, NC

What a wonderful wedding to be the first feature on my new blog! I have known Dallas and Amanda for years and I've got to say, I was thrilled to be the lucky guy that was able to capture the day. These two complement each other so well, and just the simple fact that Dallas' love for Amanda inspires him to actually pose for photos really speaks measures in itself. Back in our high school days, he was too cool for such nonsense!