Monthly Archives: May 2015

Featured on Urban Style

Denise & Brandon’s wedding was featured on Urban Style, just in time for their one year anniversary!

I have to say this wedding is making the wedding publication rounds!!  And you will be seeing more of these two on up coming publications.

Thank you to all the amazing vendors, this gorgeous couple & to Urban Style for publishing their wedding!

View the feature HERE

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Rolling Hill Farms Wedding

Brittany “Britt” & Andrew’s Rolling Hill Farms Wedding  5-16-2015!

After a 4 year love affair, this true “country couple” celebrated their Rolling Hill Farms wedding in Monroe, NC.  With it’s blend of rustic & elegant, it was the perfect venue to reflect their personalities.

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Featured on Brown Sparrow Wedding!

Ceasarine & Anthony’s wedding at the Victorian Crow’s Nest Featured on Brown Sparrow Wedding!

If you haven’t had a chance to see these photos yet, you need to see this vibrant culture rich wedding featured again today, this time on Brown Sparrow Wedding! I get excited EVERY TIME I see a new feature published! This wedding had so much color, beautiful Afrian clothing & unique cultural details. And of course, an over-the-top happy couple.

Their love for each other as well as their beautiful wedding inspired me and I loved capturing their amazing day.

View the feature HERE or view their wedding blog post HERE

 

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Wedding Tips from Past Brides

Wedding tips from past brides can be so helpful in planning your own wedding.

Today’s wedding tips comes from my past bride Ceasarine, who created a gorgeous wedding! In fact, so gorgeous that her wedding has been chosen by four publications so far!

CEASARINE – The wedding day goes by very fast and is over before you know it- so make sure to slow down, take it all in and enjoy because you have all your loved ones celebrating this day with you. Also steal as many private moments as you can with your new husband .. we did this while dancing, during dinner and a few times between the ceremony and reception.

TESS – So true! I hear this from brides all the time. Sometimes they feel like the day was a “BLUR”. This is another reason photographs are so important. Capturing every detail, even the ones you may not remember. A “first look” is a wonderful way to have a private moment with your future spouse. The feedback from couples that choose this option has been very positive.

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Featured on Borrowed & Blue

Ceasarine & Anthony’s Wedding Featured on Borrowed & Blue!

What a truly sweet and amazingly gracious couple. I couldn’t be more happy that their colorful wedding is featured on Borrowed & Blue today!

I loved their bright colors and the way they brought their African heritage details to their beautifully designed wedding! I’ve never seen such a happy bride. She glowed and smiled the entire day! And why not, she married an amazing guy!

Congratulations Ceasarine & Anthony to your first feature, with more coming.

View their featured wedding at the Victorian Crow’s Nest  HERE or to see their full blog post click HERE

Inspiration & Design photography featured on Borrowed & Blue

Motherhood, the greatest gift!

Motherhood is the greatest gift & my ultimate joy!

Growing up my mom didn’t seem to enjoy motherhood very much. She viewed children as a burden. Hugs & I love you’s were so rare, I barely remember a one. Home was not a “safe” place of unconditional love & acceptance.  It’s been 22 years since my mother and I have spoken.

When I found out I was pregnant many years ago, understandably, I feared motherhood. What if I am not a loving mother? What if I see children as a burden? After all, my Grandmother (my mom’s mom) didn’t seemed to like children either. What if it’s hereditary to not like motherhood?

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Featured on East Carolina Bride

Sandra & Garret’s Elizabethan garden wedding featured on East Carolina Bride

What Can I say, this wedding was one of my favorites from last year.  It was a fabulous road trip to the outer banks for the week-end! AND this amazing couple in a gorgeous dream wedding location!! Have I mentioned that I LOVE MY JOB!! I was so excited that East Carolina Bride chose to also feature this gorgeous couple’s wedding in the Elizabethan Gardens, Manteo, North Carolina (near the outer banks).

Everything was PERFECT about this wedding. I am so thrilled for Sandra & Garret, that they get to share their love, their story and their wedding with brides from anywhere! To see the feature HERE to see their full blog post click HERE.

Sandra & Garret, thank you for the memories of that beautiful day! And thank you for picking “ME” to be the fortunate one to capture it all!!

So many hugs!!

Tess

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Featured on The Knot

Sandra & Garret’s wedding featured on The Knot

This wedding at the Elizabethan Gardens near the outer banks NC, was a dream to shoot! The bride & groom were so sweet and the bridal party was so much fun! And the location was FABULOUS!!

See their full wedding post HERE to see their feature on The Knot HERE.

I was super excited to once again have the privilege of another wedding being published on THE KNOT! YAY! and congratulations to Sandra & Garret!!!

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