Patrick and I count ourselves so blessed that we continue to photograph couples who we could absolutely spend time with outside of the shoot. I met Kelli as Patrick and I planned our own wedding as she runs Homemade Bride, a successful wedding and event rental company in the surrounding Raleigh area.  Patrick and I rented some gorgeous pieces from Homemade Bride and you can see some of our wedding details here. Not long afterward, I reconnected with Kelli at Cross + Main where we collaborated on a styled shoot showcasing some gorgeous lounge decor from Homemade Bride. I’ve gotten to photograph the beauty within her business, and it was such a privilege of photographing one of the sweetest months in her and Dan’s life.

Dan and Kelli got married last year, and are expecting Roland, their first baby, in just a few short weeks. I always feel honored when I get to document maternity, because 1) it’s a time in their life that continues to change and progress and 2) there is an energy and connection between expectant parents that is both gravitational and sincere. Dan and Kelli are both northerners and grew up super close to Patrick! Such a small world! They moved to North Carolina with the goal to thrive as a couple; and with their successful business and sweet personalities, this power couple has done just that. Getting to photograph their love was like hanging out with old friends and I love how naturally they interacted in front of the camera.

Patrick and I give our couples a style guide prior to having our sessions and Kelli and Dan looked absolutely stunning! I could not get over all of the small details, and I died a little when I saw her flower crown. Um yes! I hope you enjoy seeing exactly what we saw the entire time these two were in front of our cameras. I love getting to share this with you all!

The way Dan holds her is perfection. Love these two!

I loved the images we captured in front of the barn!!! Her floral crown though!

And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Kelli and Dan changed into their second outfit, and the light just kept getting more and more glowy! Love these!

Now get ready for the last portion of our shoot where the light was showing off, and where Kelli and Dan had our jaws dropping behind our cameras! I mean, just look at how incredible they are!

Are you kidding me?! Kelli, you’re absolutely stunning!!

Kelli and Dan, we are beyond honored that you chose Patrick and I to capture such a beautiful time in your lives. We cannot wait to meet baby Roland and know that you are going to be nothing but amazing parents! Here’s to nothing but amazing things ahead, you two!!

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