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Quiet Mornings

Our week at the beach is over, and I miss those quiet mornings. For some reason whenever I’m not at home, I wake up earlier in the morning .. and seeing the pink tinged sky peeking through our bedroom window each morning always felt fresh and new. Coming back to the familiarity of home has … Read More …


Young Love: A River Adventure

There are several words that embody this second part of Megan & Rob’s river shoot with us … young love, romance, and a spontaneous passion for adventure that lives and breathes in the summertime when the air is hot and sticky, and the water is cool and refreshing. I am so glad that they brought … Read More …

The Importance of Doing Things Together

Marriage is a unique bond between two individuals that is really unlike any other. It’s special and unlike any other relationship, and it requires a lot of work to make it successful. Adding to our section on marriage here on the blog, I wanted to write about the importance of doing things together as a couple … Read More …

Iron Horse Farm

We recently attended the Open House for Iron Horse Farm in Orange County. This is a gorgeous 16 acre farm set deep in the country, with beautiful towering oak trees. The overall feel really reminded us of being at a Carolina mountain venue .. with the still and cool summer nights, market lights for dancing in … Read More …

The Smell of Growing Things

“There’s naught as nice as th’ smell o’ good clean earth, except th’ smell o’ fresh growin’ things when th’ rain falls on ‘em.” – The Secret Garden What a beautiful day this was … when we first met with Rob & Megan along the river for their shoot, a thunderstorm rolled through and we … Read More …

Fine Art Friday: The Moment Before

That moment before … the next big thing, the first kiss of your life, love that takes your breath away, and emotion that has a life of it’s own. Today, take time to enjoy the moments before. Love them.

The White Room – An Intimate Bridal

A few months ago we had the privilege of collaborating with some talented vendors to create a styled bridal shoot at The White Room. It was recently featured on the lovely european wedding blog Wedding Sparrow … these are some of our favorite images.

A Touch of Tuscany

Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life – Anna Akhmatova While we were on our seventh wedding anniversary in the Yadkin Valley, we stopped for a tasting and to visit Raffaldini Vineyards. The Raffaldini family has been making wine since the 1300s, and we are in love with their gorgeous, … Read More …

The Kiss Lingers

A kiss, afterwards, lingers on like the rushing of the water … tickling the surface, bubbling with excitement, and evoking romantic passion.