Charlotte, NC Wedding Photographers: Leslie Alford Mim's House Wedding (Holly Springs, NC)

Kelsey and Zack

We didn't get to meet Kelsey and Zack until their wedding day, but I felt like I had already known them. Kelsey and I had several conversations prior, and something that always stood out to me was how excited she was about her wedding day and the vision of the day coming together. We seriously have such similar taste, that I knew it would be easy for me to capture the day the way that Kelsey had envisioned. 

The day started out sunny and bright, but of course in true Carolina fashion, lots of humidity. I am always one to keep an eye on the forecast, so I was checking the weather pretty often to make sure we were getting what we needed before the rain came. While we were taking bride and groom photos after the ceremony, I saw a large dark cloud coming quickly and knew that our time was short. We went as fast as we could to get as many portraits in before the rain came, and sure enough it started to come down.

We went inside to escape the rain and decided to shoot some moody portraits, since there are so many good locations inside! I would say that the rain came at a perfect time. We had finished all the other pictures we needed, and were able to have some quiet time of portraits with the couple, away from all of their guests. We even had a rainbow show up during the reception, and the evening ended beautifully! 

Enjoy just a few of our favorites from Zack and Kelsey's wedding day! 

Anniversary Session at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Ever think about doing an Anniversary session? Well this session might leave you wanting to get dressed back up in your wedding attire for an anniversary session. Emi contacted me a few months ago, asking if we would be able to do an anniversary session with her and Hunter, and of course we said yes! Their style and connection is something fierce, and we loved getting to take these portraits of them. 

We love anniversary sessions, but this one is great because they got dressed back up again, and it was such a fun time talking about their wedding day with them as we walked around Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens. 

Enjoy a few of our favorites, and if you ever have any questions about booking an anniversary session. please feel free to shoot me an email at sarah@clickawayphoto.com. 

Friday Introductions: Blushing Hair and Makeup, Charlotte, NC Hair and Makeup Artist

Meet Megan, OWNER OF Blushing Hair and Makeup- A CHARLOTTE BASED Hair and makeup team 

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A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of taking a few photos for Megan- both headshots and some shots of her amazingggg home office/studio. I will be sharing a few of those throughout this post, and you'll quickly see how great this space really is! Megan is a full time mom, wife, and business owner, and honestly I have no clue how she juggles it all.

I always love getting the chance to work with Blushing, whether it's  a styled shoot, wedding, or for personal shoots- her family is so much fun to photograph! Megan truly is talented and passionate about what she does. 

Enjoy learning a few fun facts about Megan below! 

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When did Blushing begin? 

2012

Did you grow up in NC?

Yes!

Why Hair and makeup? 

I’m a hairstylist by trade, and after I stopped working at the salon it was the natural transition to start Blushing with my sister who were also hairstylists and makeup artists. Why wouldn’t we work together?

Go to hair/makeup product?

Oribe dry texture spray, Anastasia brow kit

What has been your favorite thing about being a business owner? 

The excitement of the next chapter. Every new season with a business is scary and exciting all at the same time. Being a business you started grow is like watching lots of hard work and love and time grow into something beautiful.

Married? Kids? Pets?

Yes, 4 kids one on the way, one dog

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Favorite meal to cook?

Scallops and risotto, while sipping on some white wine ️

Favorite movie/tv show?

Anything Nancy Meyers

Coffee or tea? 

Coffee

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What is your advice to those who want to own their own business?

Ask lots of questions, learn from anyone and everyone around you, don’t ever stop learning or growing or changing. Be kind, work hard, and jump. 

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If you haven't already, check out Blushing's work HERE!

If you are a vendor in the Charlotte area, and are interested in being featured on our Friday Introductions, feel free to send us an email at moreinfo@clickawayphoto.com

Charlotte Wedding Photographers: A Neutral Springtime WinMock Wedding

Kailey and Tyler

Kailey and Tyler's wedding day could not have been more perfect. With the beautiful setting WinMock at Kinderton has to offer, and the love these two share, it was definitely a picture perfect day. Those who know me, know that I love neutrals, so when Kailey told me her wedding was going to be neutral tones, I was pretty excited! There are some clients that you work with that feel meant to be, and you have more commonality with each other. Kailey was definitely an ideal client for me, and I loved getting the chance to work with her over this past year. She is the type of person that knows exactly what she wants and goes for it, and I thought she couldn't have done a better job planning her day! 

Both families, wedding party, (and Kailey and Tyler of course!) were such a joy to be around and so much fun to capture. Enjoy looking through some of our favorites from Kailey and Tyler's wedding day at WinMock at Kinderton- and don't forget to watch their film at the end!

Venue: WinMock at Kinderton

Hair and Makeup: Jennifer Abercrombie Beauty

Dress: Classic Bride

Florals: Taylored Blooms

Cake: Tart Sweets

Donuts: OMG Donut Bakery

DJ: Triad DJ and Events

* Video by Ashley and Jake Mecimore 

Charlotte Wedding photographers: Daniel Stowe Botanical Brunch Garden Wedding

Justine and Brandon's brunch wedding at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden was such a special one! These two kept their wedding fairly intimate with just their closest friends and family, and decided to have their ceremony at 11am. This was our first brunch wedding, and can I just say we LOVED it! I felt so energized the whole day- mainly because my best working time is 10-2, so this fit right in that time! 

They celebrated with an outdoor ceremony in the beautiful gardens, and the weather was perfect!  The spring weather here in NC can be crazy sometimes, and actually has been lately, but thankfully the day was perfect for our sweet couple! They had a traditional reception with dancing, cake cutting, and toasts, and then had a small Chinese Tea Ceremony with Justine's family.

I so appreciate how trusting and appreciative Justine and Brandon were. They greeted us with a gift right when we got there, and through this whole process truly trusted us to guide them and choose the best locations for pictures. 

Also, a huge shoutout to Kayla and her team from Clockwork Events and Design on executing such a stunning wedding for Justine and Brandon. Kayla works so hard to bring her clients' vision to life, and I so appreciate her and her willingness to serve her clients well! 

Enjoy a few of our favorite moments from this springtime brunch wedding at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden!

Hair: MirrorBomb

Makeup: LaLa Girl

Planning and Coordinating: Clockwork Events and Design

Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Venue: Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden 

Florals: Weddings with Barbara

DJ: Split Second Sound

Photobooth: Shutterbooth 

Rentals/Caterer: Best Impressions 

Film Lab: Photovision