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Tiffany + Chris

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Tiffany and Chris planned their New Years Eve wedding at beautiful Fearrington Village in Pittsboro, NC.  When I asked Tiffany about the chosen date, she told me that they wanted to throw a huge New Years Eve party for family and friends.  A party certainly happened with family and friends laughing and dancing for hours waiting for the new year to roll in.    There were practically unlimited areas for photography, the staff was excellent to work with and the food was amazing!  It was a wonderful way to spend New Years Eve.    Happy New Year to the happy couple!

 

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Fearrington Village

Mailing Address
Fitch Creations, Inc.
2000 Fearrington Village Center
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Weddings and Special Events (919) 542-2121
Call or submit an inquiry via our weddings webform or email us

Mandy + Josh

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Lots of planning and effort made this Christmas themed wedding and reception one of the most wonderful events I have photographed.

 

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Amandas Bridal Session

Amandas Bridal session was arranged at Leak Wall House in Rockingham, NC.  Planning began early for Amanda and things fell into place as was meant to be.    One interesting comment to me was that she knew what type of dress she wanted and located it at first attempt.  I was also impressed that Amanda did her own makeup.  It was perfect and I enjoyed shooting tons of bridal photos for her.   Below are just a few.

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Gretchen + Matt

Gretchen and Matt’s wedding was a wonderful celebration of family and friends in Richmond Virginia.  The officiator had a great sense of humor and performed a perfect ceremony for Gretchen and Matt.    The ceremony included receiving Communion by Intinction by dipping bread in wine/grape juice.   Following the ceremony we relocated to The Jefferson Hotel for a fantastic dinner.

 

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The Jefferson Hotel
101 West Franklin Street
Richmond, Virginia 23220

(804) 649-4750

Halie + Jake

Halie and Jakes wedding took us to Lancaster SC.  It was interesting to me to witness the lacing of Halies wedding dress.   The time spent was worth it and several people pitched in to make this happen.

 

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Congratulations to Tammy and Gene

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This was a great wedding ceremony and reception.  I was impressed with the boys excitement about wearing tuxedos  They expressed their happiness for being dressed up and “looking good.”    Best wishing to Gene and Tammy!

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Congratulations to Amanda & Garrett

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Preston Woodall House in Benson N.C. was the location for this fabulous wedding day.  When we arrived decorations were being placed, the DJ was setting up, groomsmen were coming in and the bride and bridemaids were putting on the final layers of makeup.  The house was buzzing and their were photo opportunities everywhere.   This may have been the hottest day of the year, but it didn’t prevent friends and family from enjoying a nice outdoor ceremony before rushing back inside.  I am thankful that the Ac system was sufficient and the bride and groom chose to remain indoors for the formals.    The bride and groom did request to go outdoors for a few couples shots and I was happy for this decision.  They look very good together and required minimal posing.  I remember from their engagement session that their natural positioning looked great.  Preston Woodall staff were on top of things throughout the day.  I enjoyed working with this group of people.  Prior to cake cutting the bride sang a lovely song to her new husband.  Again, they looked very good together and their love for each other was evident.  Besides the couple cutting their cake together, the groom also had a special cake that he cut and happily shared it to the face of his best man/brother.   More dancing continued prior to the newlyweds saying goodbye making their way upstairs.  Congratulations!!!

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Congratulations to Kaitlin & Ryan

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After photographing Kaitlin and Ryan’s engagement photos I could not wait to until their wedding day.   Fun was going to be had by all.  the first item on my agenda was to meet Ryan and his family for a group session by the lake at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter SC.   Other than a few gusts of wind, the conditions were great for some outdoor photography.   Upon completing Ryan’s family photos, I traveled to Kaitlin’s house to hang out with her family and capture some candid moments of the bride during her preparations.  The whole family, including the cats were entertaining and I had a great time observing the “getting ready” process.  After dressing the bride, attaching flowers to family members, one pricked finger, we were ready to head to the Chapel.  Kaitlin’s family surprised her with a limo to carry her and her bridal party.  I relocated Ryans waiting room and witnessed a relaxed groom just hanging out with his guys.  The service was a nice event with a few spoken words and brief exchange of vows.  As expected, the formals were entertaining, but flowed as planned.   It was obvious that everyone was ready to get to the reception for more fun.

The reception hall was decorated by the bride and her family.   Everything was beautiful and I captured lots of photos while waiting for the newlyweds to arrive.  The food and D.J. were excellent as the dinner transformed into a party.  I do not think that there were many people who didnt dance.   The song selection was well planned.   As expected fun was had by all and as I wrapped up the final photos, the bridal party were planning to continue the night bowling with the bride and groom.  thank you to Kaitlin and Ryan for letting me be a part of your special day.

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Spring Bridal Show at the Fair Barn in Pinehurst

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This was a fantastic event planned and the turnout was great!  I was a bit worried that the cold, rainy weather would keep attendance low, but this worry was for nothing.  The attendance was steady for the first two hours and several brides trickled in during the final hour of the event.   I enjoyed speaking with dozens of potential new clients as they viewed my photo samples.   I have photographed several events at the Fair Barn, but have never seen it setup in this format.  The venue is very spacious and with all of the vendors, mingling brides and their guests it never seemed crowded.  I am thankful for the invite to exhibit and look forward to next years bridal show.

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Description

Built in 1917 for use at the Sandhills Fair, The Fair Barn is the oldest surviving early twentieth-century fair exhibition hall in North Carolina.

This beautifully restored barn is equipped with a state-of-the art kitchen, dressing rooms, and beautifully tiled restrooms. From receptions, concerts, exhibitions and seminars, The Fair Barn provides the perfect setting for any event.

For further information or to reserve The Fair Barn, please contact our Events Coordinator at:

(910) 295-0166

ahunt@vopnc.org
www.thefairbarn.org

A division of the Pinehurst Parks and Recreation department.

Great advice from other wedding professionals.

wedding day photographyI do not usually link to other blogs here, but the following links are a must read for engaged couples planning their wedding day.

-The first has been a favorite of mine for years as I have seen “Uncle Joe” in action during several weddings that I have been hired to photograph.

“Why Hiring Uncle Joe to Photograph Your Wedding Isn’t Worth the Savings”

-The next link is very special since it does not come from another photographer.   A wedding venue owner notes her reasons for hiring a professional photographer based on her experience with wedding events.

“Why You Never Skimp On Wedding Photography!”

-This article has some great advice on cost and what to expect regardless of the size of your wedding.

“There Is No Substitute For a Professional Wedding Photographer”

-This next link is a horror story from a couple who thought that they had hired a pro.  This is a great reason why you should ask to see a recent complete wedding collection and printed samples from your photographer.  BTW – I have a collection of my most recent work available for viewing HERE.

“My Wedding Photography Nightmare”

Here are the top 5 reasons for hiring an experienced wedding photographer: (From an article at Today’s Bride)

  • A professional wedding photographer knows how to capture every single moment of your wedding in all its glory. They can give your photographs a polished look.
  • An experience photographer should suggest some unique ways to photograph your wedding. For example they will assess the location and suggest good areas in which to take the photographs so that the scenery will enhance the images.
  • If you are also employing a videographer then the photographer can take photographs that work well with the narrative and editing techniques chosen by the videographer.
  • Your photographer will have different ideas on how your final images can be presented. It is your special day so let everyone know how beautiful you looked and fun the day was.
  • Depending on your requirements then an experienced wedding photographer can usually bring along a second photographer so you can capture multiple angles, or at least recommend a photographer who they can work in tandem with to produce a great result.

Make sure you book your photographer well in advance. Just know that the best wedding photographers are being booked months in advance. Their reputation often precedes them and couples are clamoring to book their services. So get your date in early.

-This final link is my own two-cents about hiring a professional.

“Experience is important when hiring a wedding photographer.”

Congratulations to Cheanna and Brandon

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I remember the spring evening when I received the first call from Cheanna concerning her wedding photography needs.  I could tell in her tone that she was excited about getting married in November.   The fact the her wedding venue recommended me, my website appeared first in her online search and I was planning to be visiting near her Wedding location during the wedding date was all of the confirmation that Cheanna needed to select me as her photographer.  I enjoyed the meeting with Cheanna during the following eight months and my excitement grew as the big day grew near.  As expected the wedding ceremony was great.  I have to compliment the musician and vocalist who performed during the ceremony.   They were both very good.  After a great session of formals we traveled to Pinehurst to the Fair Barn to proceed with the reception.  The decorations and food were very good as was expected.  I was impressed with the many toasts and wonderful words that family and friends had to say about the newlyweds.  The planning was very successful and I wish Cheanna and Brandon a very happy future together.

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Yuriana & Angelis Wedding day

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I’ve never had a wedding request on thanksgiving day, but could not resist the opportunity to photograph Yuriana & Angelis’ traditional catholic wedding ceremony.

 

Congratulations to Amanda and Robert

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After meeting with Amanda and Robert a few times, exchanging emails and several phone calls, I was looking forward to being part of their big day.  Amanda and Robert chose a wonderful location or their wedding ceremony.   The Hayloft in McLeansville, N.C. is a working farm that also hosts weddings and receptions.  Although Hurricane Sandy had passed by the area a day prior, the conditions were near perfect for photography.  Besides a few gusts of wind and a bit cooler than wanted temps, the day appeared to proceed as planned.  Everyone was on time, the guests were very pleasant and there was a wedding coordinator handling the schedule. I enjoyed watching the family and friends hangout and enjoy the celebration.  My favorite part of the day may have been the toasts.   I enjoy the stories that people tell about the bride and groom during the receptions.  i wish the best for Amanda and Robert.

Congratulations to Keith and Holly

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You could not have asked for a better day for a wedding.  The weather was nice, the ceremony was wonderful and the reception was lots of fun.

 

Congratulations to Marcella and James

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Congratulations to Michael and Kara

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Rock n roll Bride

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Congratulations to Mike and Blair

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I have enjoyed working with Mike and Blair during the previous few months as they planned their wedding day.   Our first session was at Atalaya Castle new Murrells Inlet, SC for their engagement photos.  Next was Blairs bridal session at Leak Wall home and gardens in Rockingham, N.C.  The big day brought us together again at Wedgefield Plantation in Georgetown, SC.  The ceremony was held outside underneath moss covered trees with the reception taking place inside the plantation home.  best wishes to Mike and Blair.

 

 

 

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