Friday, August 18, 2017

Kelly + Bobby - Salem College & Old Salem Garden - Engagement Session

A couple of weeks ago we got together with Kelly & Bobby for their engagement session in Winston-Salem. I'd met with Kelly earlier this summer and just knew she was going to be fabulous & a real sweetheart to work with. Turns out, Bobby is too!  These two are perfect together. They know how to have fun and to show love and affection to one another!  They were so relaxed in front of the camera & really enjoyed themselves. 

Winston-Salem is a special place for both Kelly & Bobby. They met through mutual friends at a party, fell in love with one another, and are getting married in this beautiful southern city.  Bobby is in medical school at Wake Forest University and Kelly teaches language arts, history, & science at The Redeemer School + Presbyterian Church, where they'll have their ceremony this fall.  Salem College is Kelly's alma mater and this is why they chose to do part of their engagement session there. We finished their evening session in the gardens at Old Salem.  

We sure had a fun time and I can't wait for their wedding this coming November. I'm also excited to be working with Erin Finnegan, who moved from Winston-Salem back to Minnesota several years ago. I've known Erin for about 12 years and Erin used to work with Kelly's mother. Erin is helping plan the wedding & will be day-of coordinator. And I'm so very grateful for the referral! 

All images © elizabeth larson photography 2017
thanks to Terry, my partner, for assisting!

Monday, August 07, 2017

Samantha + Corey - Burke Manor Inn Wedding

When I first met Samantha and Corey last December,  I knew they were going to be so much fun to work with!  Fast forward to April 8th, when their wedding day finally arrived. What a gorgeous day it was with a light breeze and plenty of sunshine.

Arriving at Burke Manor Inn, I joined Samantha and her gals while they prepared for the big day in the bridal cottage. Sarah, my second photographer, met the guys outside in the garden for some pre-wedding photos. Rather than doing a first look, Samantha & Corey decided to do a first touch before the ceremony. What a sweet moment it was!

The ceremony was held outdoors in the beautiful garden under an arbor. When Corey saw Samantha for the first time as she came up the aisle with her dad, the look on Corey's face was priceless. And I loved the sand ceremony - Samantha is originally from Texas so they mixed sand from Texas with sand from Florida, where Corey is from. I've only seen this incorporated several times at weddings and I just love this idea!

Immediately following the ceremony a reception was held in the tented pavilion on the grounds of the inn. A fabulous meal was served buffet style. Dancing, cake cutting, & toasts followed, ending the evening with the bouquet and garter tosses.  Everyone truly had a wonderful time at Samantha & Corey's wedding! They were definitely a fun couple & Sarah and I truly enjoyed working with them.

venue - ceremony + reception - Burke Manor Inn & Pavilion
music - John Haskins for Triad DJ + Events
wedding cake + grooms cake - Publix Bakery
floral design - Lyn Moser Florals
officiant - Rev. Elizabeth Edmonds 
wedding gown - Elegant Bridal
bridesmaid's gowns - David's Bridal
men's attire/tuxedos - Vera Wang 
wedding colors - navy, pale blue, pale pink, cream
honeymoon - New York City
special thanks to Sarah Kehl, my 2nd/assistant photographer

all images © elizabeth larson photography 2017