Hollis and Andrew found me online after initially hiring a different photographer, and having a wild mishap with them, which in the end I’m grateful for (except for all the craziness they had to go through) because it brought them to me!! After chatting with Hollis on the phone and adding each other on instagram and realizing just how much we had in common, I knew I was going to have a great time at their wedding. They had endless amounts of pampas grass, velvet decor, beautiful jewel tones, and of course, my favorite, their adorable sassy potato dog, Nyx. Hollis and Andrew got married in January *which means I played “January Wedding” by the Avett Brothers on repeat while editing* at the GORGEOUS venue just outside of Raleigh, North Carolina, called The Bradford. It was my first time at this venue, and let me tell you, it did NOT disappoint. Every single corner of this place was perfect, from the bridal suites to the beautiful southern charm of the entire property, to the sunset view in the back surrounded in tall trees and woods, I was over the moon with photo opportunities. Of course, we HAD to do a first look with their dog, and it turned out to be one of my favorite moments of the day and I totally ruined the audio for the videographers because I couldn’t help but squeal. DOG LOVE IS REAL LOVE, OKAY. Hahahaha – but seriously. I’m so lucky to work with people as amazing as this, who even after having a terrible original photography situation, they still trusted me endlessly. Thank you for being so much fun to work with, for planning one of the most beautiful weddings for me to capture, and for choosing all the best vendors to work with to make the day go so smoothly! Now check out all the highlights from their big day!

Venue: The Bradford 

Planner: The Gathering Co. 

Caterer + Bar: Rocky Top Catering 

Videography: Miles Film Co. 

Rentals: CE Rentals 

Specialty Rentals: Greenhouse Picker Sisters

Florals: Mood Fleuriste 

DJ: Island Sounds 

Transportation: EcoStyle 

Officiant: Kevin Holland 

Makeup: Chelsea Regan Makeup

Cake: Bestow