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I’ve loved getting to know Allison + Ben throughout their engagement. We had the opportunity to connect for two different engagement sessions (one of them was snowed out!), and it was even more fun to celebrate their marriage at The Atrium in downtown Wilmington, NC. A few of my favorite memories:

// After they kissed during the ceremony, Ben had Allison’s lipstick all over him! Allison and Ben couldn’t stop laughing until they were announced and recessed up the aisle.

// During their second round of portraits, Ben pulled out a list of the things he loves about Allison and read them to her. It was a super sweet moment.

// They had a donut bar. Do I need to say more? :)

// After they ran through the sparklers twice, their guests started singing the Star Spangled Banner and waving the sparklers around like flags as they slowly burned out. It was one of those moments that sticks with you because it seemed random and comical. But, it also seemed intentional to honor the fact that Ben serves in the Air Force, and their wedding was the weekend before the election.

A huge thanks to Rivkah for helping me out. A few of her images are scattered in this post :)

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Our dear and talent friend, Alicia White, drove all the way to Asheville from Charlotte, six months pregnant to capture our joy in the first week of Kitt’s life. Alicia, we will forever be grateful for these photos of our sweet family of four.

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Summer and Steve travelled from Florida to elope in the Appalachian Mountains. When I met them at Craggy Gardens, they surprised me by telling me that they had serendipitously decided to make it official the day before. I loved their spontaneity.

We spent a beautiful fall afternoon hiking with their adorable daughter, Magnolia, and celebrating their wedding weekend.

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Keaton and Dylan hosted an incredibly beautiful wedding at Claxton Farm this past October. These two have mad style. I adored her bohemian look with the vintage veil that she purchased from Wildflower Bridal. The Bloom Room killed it with the florals and everything came together perfectly with Nicole from Two Sweet Sparrows. A few of my favorite moments:

// After Keaton put her dress on, her mother told her the three golden rules for a healthy marriage. I only remember two of them, but one was to travel as much as you can before you have children. Wise woman ;)

// Chocolate Chip the llama! He’s always on my favorites list when photographing at Claxton Farm.

// Howard is one of my favorite officiants, and I think he was the perfect fit for Keaton + Dylan. I love that he always takes a shot with the groom before the ceremony as part of an Irish blessing.

// Their reception was an incredible party! The Free kept everyone dancing all night. And, I mean everyone. I’ve never seen a dance floor so packed!

Super special thanks to Amelia for helping me out! A few of her images are sprinkled in here.

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I just adore my couples, and Alicia + Colin are one of my favorites. The first time I met Alicia, we talked for at least two hours about life, love, and hope. We spent their engagement session at Craggy Gardens laughing the entire time on one of the last warm fall days in Asheville. Cannot wait to celebrate with these two in April!

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