Oh what a wonderful way to spend a chilly, January Saturday – Shannon and Brent’s beautiful wedding! Brent and Shannon are one of those couples who have this quiet, comfortable love that is easy-going and oh-so-sweet. They have a confidence in who they are as a couple and it’s easy to see they make a great team. Both their ceremony and reception were held at All Saints Chapel, which is one of our favorite Raleigh venues. Their colors and details were so gorgeous and well thought out – wintery yet warm and inviting. You have to check out the florals for this event – really a little bit of floral and then a lot of other awesome natural textures, provided by Teacup Floral. Their wedding party kept them laughing in the super cold air (you know I was going to mention the incident where the groomsman that shall not be named fell into the fountain during the first look) and you can’t even tell it was below freezing the entire day. Gretchen from RedBird Events helped keep everything running smoothly and Donovan’s Dish provided delicious food like they always do. Enjoy!
Hello, Are you planning your wedding?
We know the beginning of the year is when recently engaged couples kick their wedding planning into high gear. If you are here to look at our wedding photography, you can easily see just those posts by going to “Story Types” over there on the right side of the blog and selecting “Weddings”. From there you can see tons of weddings that we have photographed. Then go to “Tell Your Story” to send us an email- can’t wait to hear more about your wedding day!
I have now photographed this family giving birth to their babies three times now (you can see their first baby here and their second baby here) and every time it takes my breath away at how amazing it is to give birth to a baby. Women’s bodies are amazing. Babies are amazing. The support system that can build up around a woman giving birth is amazing. This is a long post but stick with it – I promise you will be glad you did. I started out capturing the labor and delivery process for this family, and then came back the next day to photograph the big kids meeting their new little brother. Some of the cutest stuff I’ve ever seen, people. Baby J’s older brother and sister were just so smitten with him – they kept fighting over who got to hold him. So stinking cute. What you don’t see in this post, however, is that about 24 hours after I took the pictures of their whole family, Baby J was emergency transferred via helicopter to UNC-CH’s NICU and was diagnosed with Hirschprung’s Disease. He went through a surgery almost immediately, and will go through a second in a few months. Baby J’s Mommy has told me how surreal it is to look at these pictures before their life was quickly turned upside down… this calm before the storm. Baby J did very well in surgery and recovered quicker than expected afterwards – he got to go home early!
You’ve seen this awesome family on our blog before, here and here, and I hope you will get to see them again and again after this. This family is so much fun and now they are even more fun with one more family member! Big brother is still figuring out life with this little ladybug in it, but he’s getting there. It was very sweet to see him be so curious about those little toes and fingers… though he wasn’t feeling like giving little sister any smooches. I’m the first born in my family, I get it Enjoy these sweet baby faces!