When my best gal pal said she was getting married my first thought was, "oh man, I have to be the photographer". In my mind there was no way I could attend the wedding and NOT be the photographer. Even if the photographer she hired was amazing, in my eyes they would never be doing her wedding justice. I had to convince her that hiring (first) a friend and (second) a professional wedding photographer was the way to go. I mean, how could I attend a wedding and not be the photographer. That isn't natural.. haha. Not only did I go the final dress fitting, go with her to get the rings cleaned, drank way too much coffee with her, went with her to check out locations for the portrait session, ran every errand imaginable together and was up with her till 2 am making the final centerpieces.. yea, right? So, not only did I help her with that because she was my best gal pal getting married, but I also was with her every step of the day capturing moments that would make the best day of her life.
additional photography: simply portraiture
makeup: autumn rose wood at attitudes salon
dress: belle amour bridal
hair: adrea burnett at skin laser and day spa
rings: michael tadsen's jewelry
flowers: mary's blossom shoppe
cakes: stephanie burnett of rockstar cakes and catering
boat: marinemax, inc.
ceremony site: catawba island state park
reception venue: doc's beach house