The Elams got married in their favorite place with their favorite people – at HOME in Wilmington, North Carolina. They started with a ceremony at their boat dock (a quick golf cart ride across the street), then headed back to their backyard for the most LIVELY reception I have EVER shot! It truly felt like […]

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April 21, 2023

Elamchella: A Wilmington, NC Backyard Wedding

So it’s the week of your wedding! Hopefully you’re feeling like things are going TOO smoothly, you’ve been TOO productive, and you can’t possibly think of what else you have to do to prepare for the big day. I’m here to fix that. Below are my most useful final tips for your wedding day. These […]

April 18, 2023

What To Do the Week of Your Wedding

For part II of my new series – Wedding Photography Terms That You Wouldn’t Know If You’ve Never Been Professionally Photographed Before – (aka the longest title ever in existence), I’m answering the question – “What’s a second shooter?” The person that you book to shoot your wedding is the lead photographer. Typically they’ll bring […]

August 11, 2022

“What’s a second shooter?”

When I got married, I had the advantage of having been a wedding guest, a bridesmaid, and a wedding photographer. However, I realized the majority of couples planning their wedding don’t have that much experience (if any) and probably feel super confused by all the wedding jargon and photography terms that get thrown around on […]

August 2, 2022

“Shouldn’t we be facing the sun?”