She averted her eyes as she walked into the room, trying not to catch a glimpse of herself in the circular mirrors at Mims House. Callie was a bride and it was the first time she would see herself with her ‘everything’ prior to her wedding day. When she looked in the mirror, her reaction was like seeing a long lost friend at the airport, awestruck and overwhelmed with joy. I loved photographing her. Not just because of her stunning features and gorgeous custom gown, but because Callie shines brightly. Callie is just the sweetest and by the time we made it to her bridals, I felt like I was photographing my little sister preparing to marry her best friend. Photographing Callie as she danced, played, and sharing how much she wanted to stay in her dress was the reaction that gives this photographer life. My desire is for you to feel the life in these images and the joy Callie displayed throughout her time at the beautiful Mim’s House.


Photographer: Christen Smith Photography

Venue: Leslie-Alford Mims House, Holly Springs NC

Florals: Plume Events

Gown: TreBella Bridal | Hailey Paige | Wtoo by Watters

Hair & Makeup: The Makeup Culture