I seriously feel like I could stop by just showing you this image, but I want to brag on these two a little. Ben and Catherine are extraordinary people who I had the privilege of meeting at this gorgeous shoot. Ben and Catherine are super intelligent…like seriously smart. They are both in the finance and accounting world, and actually moved to Columbus, Ohio soon after this shoot for a new job opportunity for Ben. Immediately after meeting these two, I felt sad that we hadn’t met them sooner. These are our kind of people; down to earth, hilarious, Christ loving humans who were so excited to have images to commemorate this next chapter of their life. Ben and Catherine got married last year, and this shoot came right before their 1 year anniversary (how’s that for perfect timing?!).

This shoot would not have been possible without several months of planning. Katie of Katie Elizabeth Photography is one of my good friends, and shared her vision of a shoot incorporating Cypress trees back in the winter time. After that, it was a whirlwind of partnering with vendors who caught our vision as well, having an active role to ensure this shoot was flawless. Each vendor exceeded our expectations and we were blown away by how flawlessly everything turned out! Ashley Mooney of Makeup by Ashley Mooney absolutely killed it with Catherine’s already stunning features, executing beachy waves and makeup that highlighted Catherine’s eyes in every single image. All of the stunning florals from this shoot were incorporated seamlessly by Jordan of Juniper and Rye Florals. Also, let me just brag a little about Jordan as she is one of the sweetest, down to earth humans I’ve ever encountered. Jordan was amazing from the first time I reached out to her on the phone to absolutely NAILING our vision for florals. Not only did Jordan have an amazing eye, but she traveled all of the way to Fayetteville to ensure that everything was perfect with all of the florals. How’s that for dedication?! Then there was Bella Bridesmaids in Cary, NC who gave us not one, but two incredible dresses for Catherine to model throughout the shoot, putting the final touches on an already amazing shoot.

Before I share more, I just have to brag on Ben. I have not met a kinder, more genuine human than in Ben. Not only did he match Catherine’s excitement for the shoot, but he took the whole day in stride, spending time watching the game while Catherine was getting her hair and makeup done and bringing endless combinations of outfit choices to make sure that he complimented his beautiful bride. These two are the real deal, and I am so glad that we got to finally meet and spend time with them. Now, without further ado, here are some of my favorites from an incredible shoot!

The light was getting extremely dreamy and we knew it was time for an outfit change. This last set of images are my favorites from the entire day!

This shoot was memorable for so many incredible reasons and I’m soooooo thankful that I got to partner with such incredible humans to make it possible! Ben and Catherine, I wish you nothing but the best as you venture to my home state for this next beautiful chapter of your life! Here’s to great things ahead, ya’ll!

Location | Carver’s Creek, Fayetteville NC

Hair and makeup | Makeup by Ashley Mooney

Florals | Juniper and Rye Florals

Dresses | Bella Bridesmaids

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