Just yesterday I published a post about Elizabeth & Ken’s beautiful May Wedding at the Brier Creek Country Club – and I mentioned that I was actually going to post this wedding TWICE – with a little twist.  Yesterday’s post was all in color – and today’s is all in black & white.

I’d love to hear in the comments what you think!

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Before I tell you all about how awesome Elizabeth & Ken’s wedding was – I’ve done something a little different with this blog post.   Usually there’s ONE blog post per event and I combine color & black / white images to tell the story – except with this one, I felt that I could create TWO posts, one in color and one in black & white – just for fun 😉   This one is all in color -bright, fun and colorful.  Tomorrow I’ll post the yang to this yin, and I’ll be curious to see which one you like better!

I recently had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Elizabeth and Ken at the Brier Creek Country Club on a gorgeous sunny day in May.

One of the first things that I love about this couple is that they’ve been together for over 10 years – so they are truly partners, very much in love and both families are already very comfortable with each other so it made for a very relaxed, open and emotional day.   There was a lot of humor during the ceremony about them ‘finally’ getting married 😉

Another really cool thing about Elizabeth is that she’s of Czechloslovakian heritage, (as in, her parents are actually from there!) so she made a point to bring that into play as well….  and there will be more on that later!

Elizabeth had a fantastic wedding team to help make her day perfect…. love the look?  Here’s who she worked with:

Catering & Venue:  Brier Creek Country Club

Florist: Dogwood Tree Floral Designs

Lighting & PA:  Island Sounds

Band: Sirsy

Planner: Sally Oakley Weddings & Events

2nd Photographer: Nieto Photography

 

Raleigh Wedding Photographer - Brier Creek CC color_0715Raleigh Wedding Photographer - Brier Creek CC color_0716Elizabeth & Ken opted for a “first look” (which was AWESOME) and I loved the shots of her heading out to meet him!Raleigh Wedding Photographer - Brier Creek CC color_0717Raleigh Wedding Photographer - Brier Creek CC color_0718Raleigh Wedding Photographer - Brier Creek CC color_0719Raleigh Wedding Photographer - Brier Creek CC color_0720Raleigh Wedding Photographer - Brier Creek CC color_0721Raleigh Wedding Photographer - Brier Creek CC color_0722Raleigh Wedding Photographer - Brier Creek CC color_0723Raleigh Wedding Photographer - Brier Creek CC color_0724Raleigh Wedding Photographer - Brier Creek CC color_0725Then this happened. Elizabeth put on a traditional Chezch outfit to dance with her dad.  It was priceless!   And, the Best man’s toast ‘assisted’ by his daughter – too cute!Raleigh Wedding Photographer - Brier Creek CC color_0726Raleigh Wedding Photographer - Brier Creek CC color_0727Raleigh Wedding Photographer - Brier Creek CC color_0728For real?!?  So, this band has been a favorite of Elizabeth and Ken’s for years. They are from NY but came down for the wedding – and as the night was winding down – Ken gets UP ON STAGE and plays guitar and sings to his bride.  I died.Raleigh Wedding Photographer - Brier Creek CC color_0729Then SHE JOINS HIM. It just gets better and better!Raleigh Wedding Photographer - Brier Creek CC color_0730

Elizabeth & Ken – I wish you all the very best life has to offer – glad you are ‘finally’ married!!!

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It happens all too quickly, the little kid turns into a big kid, and then one day, you’re sending them off into the world hoping that you’ve done your job well and taught them enough.  I’m not there yet, but it’s only 7 short years away for me – and I already feel the weight of it coming.

Eamon’s dad is pretty cool – he’s in tech and plays drums in a band – but I could tell he was watching the session and thinking, ‘where is my little boy?  and who is this almost grown-up in front of me?’   His one instruction for the session was that it be outside, in nature, but not ‘Eamon against a tree”.  Check.  Got it.  No cheesy ‘lean on a tree’ poses.  Like I would do that anyway 😉

We headed to the NC Museum of Art, which has a great mix is modern structure and natural elements – lots of texture and beautiful light – one of my favorite places to shoot!  It’s hard to tell with 17 year old boys, but I think he actually might have even enjoyed it 😉

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I have been photographing this adorable family since before baby girl was here…. and now she’s almost FIVE.  For real! And, she is such a beauty – her smile will totally melt you.  The coolest thing about her though is that she absolutely ADORES her big brother.  Like, I had a hard time of getting any photos of the two of them *individually* because wherever he went, she wanted to be right by his side.  Which, I must admit was totally fine by me.  So many siblings squabble that it’s so nice to see a pair that really love on each other.

Mom and Dad are pretty cool too – I especially love to see the way they snuggle their kiddos, it’s like they are truly in their ‘happy place’ when they are holding them…. and you just can’t help but smile when you see it.

Enjoy this beautiful family!

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I love doing bridal sessions – it’s an amazing chance for the bride to try out her hair and make up, spend some time in her dress, and feeling amazing in it.  Elizabeth said she wanted something more rustic and earthy, not a formal garden – so my first thought was the West Point on the Eno park in North Durham. There are big fields, beautiful trees, a fabulous old mill and the softest, butteriest light anywhere.

We had a blast, and I’m super thrilled to be able to share her bridal session now that she’s married!

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